The NHL kicked off the new hockey season over the weekend, and you know what that means: bone jarring hits, end-to-end action and the perfect excuse to rewatch your favorite hockey movies of all time.

Okay, so maybe there aren't quite as many great hockey movies as there are, say, great movies about baseball. And we also admit that for some reason, Hollywood doesn't always seem to get hockey, often using the great sport as a platform for unfunny comedies ('The Tooth Fairy,' anyone?) or lame romcoms. (Remember 'The Cutting Edge'? Yeah, we wish we could forget it too.)

But for every misfire like 'The Love Guru' there's a great hockey film hiding in your Blu-ray bin, just waiting to be rediscovered. In order to help you celebrate the beginning of the new NHL season in style, then, we've put together our list of the top hockey films of all time. So drop your gloves and grab your popcorn, because it's time to face off with Hollywood's best puck potboilers.
The Mighty Ducks
In Theaters on October 2nd, 1992

To get out of trouble, a hotshot lawyer opts for community service coaching peewee hockey. Read More

Based on 36 critics

Coach Herb Brooks leads the U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the Soviet team in 1980. Read More

Slap Shot
In Theaters on February 25th, 1977

An old-time hockey player (Paul Newman) tells his minor-league team to play dirty, and fans love it. Read More

Sudden Death
In Theaters on December 22nd, 1995

The vice president (Raymond J. Barry) is held hostage at a hockey game. Read More

In Theaters on January 16th, 2005

New York farm boy (Rob Lowe) goes to Canada to play semipro hockey. Read More

Mystery, Alaska
Based on 29 critics

The New York Rangers play a legendary local team in an isolated Alaskan town. Read More