Top Figure Skating Movies
We are going to leave Sonje Henie out of this as she deserves her own list. Here they are in no particular order.
Blades of Glory (2007)
Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck
Figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) take their intense rivalry too far during the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City; both are banned from competition after a nasty brawl. After several years out of the public eye and hungry for glory, the men decide to set aside their feud and exploit a loophole that allows them to compete as a pair.
Ice Princess (1995)
Staring the lovely Katarina Witt, this is a revision of the Cinderella story. Witt plays Ella, a lass who is made a servant in her own home by her harpy stepmother and stepsisters. When the local prince throws an ice skating ball, our embattled heroine manages to skate away with his heart. Unfortunately, the prince's evil chancellor, who is abusing his power, tries to prevent the prince from finding his beloved. Will justice and true love prevail?
Ice Princess (2005)
Directed by Tim Fywell
Michelle Kwan and Brian Boitano make cameos here. This is a Disney movie about a teenage girl who is a physics genius. In order to win a scholarship to Harvard, she works on developing a special formula to make figure skating moves better. She learns how to skate in the process and becomes a figure skating champion.
The Cutting Edge (1988)
Directed by Paul Micheal Glaser
the original that spawned two sequels. During the 1988 Winter Olympics, a hockey player has his professional career cut short after an accident. He is then recruited by a Russian figure skating coach to skate pairs with a very spoiled and rich figure skater. At first, they don't get along, but eventually they become a very good pair team and make it to the 1992 Olympics and fall in love.
Ice Castles (1978)
Directed By Donald Wrye