The 2018 Winter Olympics is upon us and whilst it might not be everyone’s idea of entertainment there are some fun movies that are worth watching that feature some of the sports that are are in the Olympics that fans of the winter games can enjoy as well as those that don’t really care for it.
Here’s the best winter sports movies that you can watch right now on streaming platforms in the UK to get you in the mood for the games ahead.
Eddy the Eagle (2016)
Most Brits of a certain age know about this national treasure. Eddy ‘The Eagle’ Edwards was a skier who had to learn how to do the long jump in typical British fashion as he was selected to be the Great Britain entry in the 1988 Winter Olympics. He came last but us Brits didn’t care and this feel good movie which stars Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken and Taron Egerton as the main man Eddy is a blast to watch.
Where can you watch Eddy the Eagle?
You can watch it on Netflix.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Emilo Estevez stars as the high powered attorney who gets in to trouble with the law and has to do community service which turns out to be coaching the worst little league hockey team around. This family friendly comedy takes you on a journey from being the worst team to being the best and is a brilliant movie overall that everyone will enjoy.
Where can you watch The Mighty Ducks?
You can watch The Mighty Ducks along with the sequels D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: the Mighty Ducks on Disney Life.
Ski School (1990)
Ski Patrol is a crass and funny take on the typical frat house/high school movies that are eternally popular but its set at a ski resort where the party animals take on the rich kids to be kings of the slope. It’s silly and funny and is a fun watch.
Where can you watch Ski Patrol?
You can watch it on Netflix.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)
Goon: Last of the Enforcers is the sequel to Goon which came out a few years ago and stars Sean William Scott (Stiffler from the American Pie movies) stars as Doug Glatt who’s a hard hitting Ice Hockey enforcer who suddenly finds himself taken out of the sport due to injury and then tries to adapt to working in the real world. However, he misses the action and decides that his time is not up and enlists the help of his old rival to get him back in the game again.
Where can you watch Goon: Last of the Enforcers?
You can watch it right now on Netflix.
Cool Runnings (1993)
Really this movie should need no introduction. Its quite possibly the best Winter Olympic’s movie ever made. Cool Runnings is based on a true story about how the Caribbean Island of Jamaica send a team to the 1988 Winter Olympics as their sole entry to the competition. The Sport? Bobsled. The problem? They’ve never even seen snow before.
Cool Runnings is another underdog story and stars the late, great John Candy as their coach who has to navigate the negativity and politics that the team fall foul to. Luckily its seriously funny throughout and will have you beaming by the end of it.
Where can you watch Cool Runnings?
You can watch Cool Runnings on Disney Life.
So there you have it, we will update it if anymore movies come out on the major streaming services.