Animal Kingdom - Horses

Equine Features. Horses as stars (or in supporting roles). Domestic or wild (with an occasional zebra, mule or unicorn), with human or other species costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (some sequels chronologically).

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1.
The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972 TV Series)
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon... (55 mins.)
 
2.
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
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Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter. (116 mins.)
 
3.
Amanda (1996)
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A small boy is hurt by a horse on his father's ranch and he refuses to even be near one ever again. When a storyteller called Seven arrives with his huge imposing horse Amanda, everything changes. (83 mins.)
Director: Bobby Roth
 
4.
American Black Beauty (2005 TV Movie)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Richard Gabai
 
5.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Seabiscuit (2003)
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He was boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten a short straggly tail and an ungainly gait; though he didn't look the part... (60 mins.)
 
6.
An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)
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When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner... (85 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
7.
And They're Off (2011)
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A comedy centered on a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner's circle. (90 mins.)
Director: Rob Schiller
 
8.
Archer (1985 TV Movie)
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During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race... (93 mins.)
Director: Denny Lawrence
 
9.
Big Spender (2003 TV Movie)
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Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will...
Director: Paul Schneider
 
10.
Black Beauty (1946)
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Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt... (74 mins.)
Director: Max Nosseck
 
11.
Black Beauty (1971)
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When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates... (106 mins.)
Director: James Hill
 
12.
Black Beauty (1978 TV Movie)
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Animated version of the book by Anna Sewell, which tells the story of a horse and the many hardships and tales of cruelty and kindness he encounters during his life. (50 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
13.
Black Beauty (1978 Mini-Series)
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(300 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
14.
Black Beauty (1987 TV Movie)
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(50 mins.)
 
15.
Black Beauty (1994)
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life. (88 mins.)
 
16.
Black Beauty (1995 Video)
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(49 mins.)
 
17.
The Black Stallion (1979)
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While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who... (118 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
 
18.
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
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A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Dalva
 
19.
Blue Fire Lady (1977)
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A girl's love of horses meets with her father's disapproval. (96 mins.)
Director: Ross Dimsey
 
20.
Born to Buck (1966 Documentary)
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Bronco riders travel through South Dakota and round up 400 wild horses in danger of extinction, then bring them to Fort Pierre where they are ridden by broncobusters in rodeo competition. (94 mins.)
Director: Casey Tibbs
 
21.
Born to the Saddle (1953)
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When a young man agrees to race a wonderful quarter horse, a crooked, wife abusing, gambler has plans to sabotage the contest. (77 mins.)
 
22.
Breaking Free (1995)
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When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility... (106 mins.)
Director: David Mackay
 
23.
Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1967)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
24.
Buck (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
 
25.
Casey's Shadow (1978)
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Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow"... (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
26.
Champions (1984)
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The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer... (106 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
27.
The Colt (2005 TV Movie)
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During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare... (80 mins.)
Director: Yelena Lanskaya
 
28.
The Cup (2011)
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The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
29.
Danny (1977)
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A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both. (90 mins.)
Director: Gene Feldman
 
30.
Dark Horse (1992)
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A troubled girl, sentenced to community service on a ranch, bonds with a horse there. Her folks suggest that she enters the championship, but both she and the horse get seriously injured in a car accident. (98 mins.)
Director: David Hemmings
 
31.
A Day at the Races (1937)
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A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse. (111 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
32.
The Derby Stallion (2005)
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An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it. (98 mins.)
Director: Craig Clyde
 
33.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
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Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg. (106 mins.)
Director: John Gatins
 
34.
The Electric Horseman (1979)
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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights... (121 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
35.
ESPN SportsCentury (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Seabiscuit (2003)
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Man does sports. Man speaks about sports.
 
36.
Flash (1997 TV Movie)
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A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash that's for sale. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse... (90 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
37.
Flicka (2006)
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Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
 
38.
Flicka 2 (2010 Video)
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Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father... (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Damian
 
39.
Francis (1950)
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A Mule Wiser Than Many of the Humans. (91 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
40.
Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
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The owner of a talking mule, now a horse-breeder, gets involved with gangsters. (88 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
41.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952)
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Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point. (81 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
42.
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)
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A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial. (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
43.
Francis Joins the WACS (1954)
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Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs! (95 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
44.
Francis in the Navy (1955)
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A story following Lt. Peter Stirling and his dream being in the navy. (80 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
45.
Fury (1955 TV Series)
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A horse and the boy who loved him. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Golden Stallion (1949)
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Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare... (67 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
47.
The Great Dan Patch (1949)
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Story of the legendary trotting horse Dan Patch. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Newman
 
48.
Gus (1976)
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The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member... (96 mins.)
 
49.
Gypsy Colt (1954)
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A beautiful spirited horse is so devoted to his young mistress that he undertakes an incredible 500-mile journey over treacherous terrain to be reunited with her. (72 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
 
50.
Harley's Hill (2011 Video)
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A racing horse chooses a new path.
Director: Don Most
 
51.
Heartland (2007 TV Series)
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A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. (45 mins.)
 
52.
Hidalgo (2004)
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In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
53.
The Horse Boy (2009 Documentary)
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A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son. (93 mins.)
 
54.
Horse Crazy (2001)
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Three kids, who hope to capture their own wild mustang, outsmart a ring of horse thieves and return a prize stallion to its owner. (84 mins.)
Director: Eric Hendershot
 
55.
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
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Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product... (113 mins.)
Director: Norman Tokar
 
56.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
57.
The Horse with the Flying Tail (1960 Documentary)
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A palimino cow pony, through a series of owners and adventures becomes a champion mount for one of the US equestrian team. (48 mins.)
Director: Larry Lansburgh
 
59.
Hot to Trot (1988)
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Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market... (83 mins.)
Director: Michael Dinner
 
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62.
The Hunchedback Horse (1947)
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Adventures of Ivan the Fool and humpbacked horse in the world of kind magical creatures and cruel people. (57 mins.)
 
63.
In Pursuit of Honor (1995 TV Movie)
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A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order... (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Olin
 
64.
Inside Information (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Ponies of Chincoteague (2009)
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A behind the scenes look and history of the annual pony swim and penning of the wild horses of Chincoteague Island.
 
65.
International Velvet (1978)
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Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie. (127 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
66.
Into the West (1992)
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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
67.
Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)
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The circumstances that lead to the origination of the first American Bred Horse, the Morgan Horse. (91 mins.)
 
68.
King of the Stallions (1942)
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Both Indians and cowboys are after a beautiful stallion, the leader of a pack of wild horses. (63 mins.)
Director: Edward Finney
 
69.
King of the Wild Horses (1947)
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Story of a young boy's relationship with a fierce, untamed stallion. (79 mins.)
 
70.
King of the Wild Stallions (1959)
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A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion. (76 mins.)
 
71.
King of the Wind (1990)
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In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good... (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Duffell
 
72.
Ladyhawke (1985)
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Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him... (121 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
73.
Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
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Rich gambler Barney Ingram's white prize stallion Cloverdale III is abducted by creditor Emmett Fallon... (95 mins.)
 
74.
The Littlest Outlaw (1955)
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Little Pablito is the ten year old son of a cruel horse trainer. The trainer is responsible for training... (73 mins.)
 
75.
The Long Shot (2004 TV Movie)
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A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition. (94 mins.)
 
76.
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
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In 1880s Australia when young Jim Craig's father dies Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch and he is forced to become a man. (102 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
77.
Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
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In 1945 the fate of Vienna's famous Lipizzaner stallions hangs into balance.American general Patton could save them but first he asks to see them perform. (93 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
78.
The Misfits (1961)
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A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada. (124 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
79.
Mister Ed (1958 TV Series)
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Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur... (30 mins.)
 
80.
Misty (1961)
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Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague. island, and then... (91 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
81.
Moondance Alexander (2007)
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The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Damian
 
82.
Mr. Ed (2004 TV Movie)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Michael Spiller
 
83.
My Friend Flicka (1943)
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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting... (89 mins.)
Director: Harold Schuster
 
84.
My Friend Flicka (1955 TV Series)
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Set in Montana about 1900, this was a story about young Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka. Ken lived on a ranch with his parents Rob and Nell and the ranch-hand Gus and had many an adventure. (30 mins.)
 
85.
National Velvet (1944)
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes. (123 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
86.
My Pal Trigger (1946)
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Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape... (79 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
87.
National Velvet (1960 TV Series)
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Velvet Brown lives on a dairy farm with her parents Martha and Herbert, an ex-jockey, Mi Taylor, her brother Donald and her sister Edwina... (30 mins.)
 
88.
National Velvet (2003 TV Movie)
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89.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 Short Film)
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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem. (24 mins.)
 
90.
The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990 TV Series)
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Inspired by the novels of Walter Farley. After being shipwrecked on a remote desert island, courageous... (30 mins.)
 
91.
The Painted Stallion (1937)
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The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power... (212 mins.)
 
92.
Phar Lap (1983)
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The true story of a Australian racehorse that becomes a champion with the help of a local stableboy. (107 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
93.
The Princess Stallion (1997 TV Movie)
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When her divorced mother dies, Sarah, a 15 year old Californian girl, is sent to live with her father on his farm in the Scottish highlands... (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Haber
 
94.
Racing Stripes (2005)
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An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds. (102 mins.)
 
95.
The Red Pony (1949)
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A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results. (89 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
96.
The Red Pony (1973 TV Movie)
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A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Totten
 
97.
Return to Snowy River (1988)
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Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life. (110 mins.)
Director: Geoff Burrowes
 
98.
The Rogue Stallion (1990 TV Movie)
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After her father's death, Anna Peterson and her family move from Australia to her father's ancestral home in New Zealand... (93 mins.)
Director: Henri Safran
 
99.
Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)
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Mary and her horse Holly Smoke participate in a wild horse race. (47 mins.)
Director: Larry Lansburgh
 
100.
Running Free (1999)
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The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy. (81 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov