Film and TV

Top 10 ski movies: The good, the bad, and Hot Dog ... The Movie

Every few years, Hollywood cranks out another fictional skiing movie. While the subgenre's never hatched a bona fide blockbuster, there have been a few good films sandwiched in between the myriad variations of "Animal House on the slopes." (Snowballing, anyone?)

As with most sports movie subgenres, the catalog is a bit thin: Some of the top ten are simply so bad they're actually good. Others are truly good. Others are somewhere in between: I know it's hard to believe, but Hot Dog...The Movie somehow enjoyed a middling review from Janet Maslin when it came out.

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Eric Peterson