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6 Movies to Get You Into the Winter Olympics Spirit

Published on February 9th, 2018 | Updated on February 19th, 2018 | By FanFest


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College coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is hired to lead the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team to victory. Despite a rocky start, Brooks strives to unite the team as they become a symbol for American patriotism on the heels of their game against the heavily-favored Soviet team.

🍅The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 80%.🍅

Cool Runnings

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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. The film was also the last film of John Candy’s to be released before he died.

🍅 Cool Runnings currently has a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes and is streaming on Netflix! 🍅

Blades of Glory

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Blades of Glory follows two rival Olympic skaters (Will Ferrell and Jon Heder) who were both stripped of their medals and banned from men’s singles competition for life after tying for Gold and breaking out into a disastrous fight. Years later the two find a loophole in the rules that allows them to qualify as a first-ever same-sex pairs team.

🍅 The film currently holds a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes.🍅

Eddie the Eagle

Taron Egerton  (The Kingsman) stars as Eddie Edwards, a British skier who became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping since 1929 in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The film also stars Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, and Iris Berben.

🍅The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 80%.🍅

I, Tonya

Margot Robbie stars in the Academy Award-nominated film based on Tonya Harding and her journey from childhood, to becoming the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition, followed by her association with the infamous attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

🍅I, Tonya is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 90%. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney are both nominated for Academy Awards for their roles.

The Cutting Edge

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Starring Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney, The Cutting Edge follows straight-laced figure skater Kate Moseley after she’s denied a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics. After she’s unable to keep a partner while training, her coach recruits the arrogant former Olympic hockey player Doug Dorsey to step in. The film also stars Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn and Roy Dotrice.

🍅The Cutting Edge currently holds a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.🍅 The original movie also featured 3 sequels including The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice and The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream. 

What movies are you going to be watching in between your 2018 Winter Olympic watch parties?


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