Animal Kingdom - Horsesby peterdi315 | created - 01 Aug 2012 | updated - 25 Aug 2012 | Public
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 (1972–1974)
55 min | Adventure, Family
Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »
2. All the Pretty Horses (2000)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western
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.
Votes: 11,928 | Gross: $15.53M
3. Amanda (1996)
PG | 83 min | Drama, Family
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.
4. American Black Beauty (2005 TV Movie)
PG | 88 min | Family
Cheryl Birtwick is 16 years old, rich, and freshly orphaned. Having no home and no one left to care for her but a giant trust fund and a passel of attorneys, she is sent to live with Lane ... See full summary »
American Experience (1988– )
TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable ... See full summary »
6. An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family
When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »
8. Archer (1985 TV Movie)
93 min | Adventure
During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but ... See full summary »
9. Big Spender (2003 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min
Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When ... See full summary »
10. Black Beauty (1946)
Approved | 74 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining ... See full summary »
11. Black Beauty (1971)
G | 106 min | Family, Drama
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. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who ... See full summary »
12. Black Beauty (1978 TV Movie)
50 min | Adventure, Animation, Drama
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.
15. Black Beauty (1994)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Votes: 7,887 | Gross: $4.63M
17. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
20. Born to Buck (1966)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
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.
22. Breaking Free (1995)
PG | 106 min | Drama
When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility, he thinks he's found the easy way out. Instead, it's the way to a new ... See full summary »
23. Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966)
89 min | Drama, Family
The antics of a burro named Brighty is set among the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. The animal endures some perilous adventures before finding friendship with a prospector who finally strikes it rich.
24. Buck (2011)
PG | 88 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 2,959 | Gross: $4.02M
25. Casey's Shadow (1978)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.
26. Champions (1984)
PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous ... See full summary »
Votes: 507 | Gross: $0.17M
27. The Colt (2005 TV Movie)
80 min | Action, Drama, History
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. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, ... See full summary »
30. Dark Horse (1992)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Family
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.
31. A Day at the Races (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
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.
32. The Derby Stallion (2005)
PG | 99 min | Drama
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.
34. The Electric Horseman (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.
Votes: 6,242 | Gross: $61.80M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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, but he's forced to sell when the family falls upon hard times. This ... See full summary »
37. Flicka (2006)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 6,537 | Gross: $21.00M
38. Flicka 2 (2010 Video)
PG | 96 min | Family
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. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »
39. Francis (1950)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
During World War II, a junior American Army officer, Lt. Peter Stirling, gets sent to the psychiatric ward whenever he insists that an Army mule named Francis speaks to him.
46. The Golden Stallion (1949)
Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for ... See full summary »
48. Gus (1976)
G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »
49. Gypsy Colt (1954)
G | 72 min | Drama, Family, Western
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.
52. Hidalgo (2004)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.
Votes: 71,003 | Gross: $67.29M
53. The Horse Boy (2009)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary
A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.
Votes: 621 | Gross: $0.16M
55. The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
G | 113 min | Family, Comedy, Drama
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, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »
56. The Horse Whisperer (1998)
PG-13 | 170 min | Drama, Romance, Western
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
Votes: 34,524 | Gross: $75.38M
57. The Horse with the Flying Tail (1960)
G | 48 min | Family, Documentary
A palimino cow pony, through a series of owners and adventures becomes a champion mount for one of the US equestrian team.
59. Hot to Trot (1988)
PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,676 | Gross: $6.44M
61. Konyok-gorbunok (1975)
73 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Enthrallingly and fervently, colorfully and directly narration about the surprising adventures of little Ivanushka and his true friend - magic Horse, outwitting a foolish and greedy tsar.
62. Konyok-Gorbunok (1947)
57 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Adventures of Ivan the Fool and humpbacked horse in the world of kind magical creatures and cruel people.
63. In Pursuit of Honor (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Western
A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the ... See full summary »
66. Into the West (1992)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 2,343 | Gross: $4.79M
71. King of the Wind (1990)
PG | 103 min | Adventure
In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »
72. Ladyhawke (1985)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for ... See full summary »
Votes: 36,569 | Gross: $18.43M
73. Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Family
Gambler Barney Ingram's prize white stallion, Cloverdale III, is abducted by creditor Emmett Fallon, but his pick up breaks down on a school-bus route, and the horse runs off. Schoolkids ... See full summary »
74. The Littlest Outlaw (1955)
Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Family
Little Pablito is the ten year old son of a cruel horse trainer. The trainer is responsible for training a Mexican General's horse to jump for the grand race. The trainer's methods cause ... See full summary »
75. The Long Shot (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
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.
76. The Man from Snowy River (1982)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
Votes: 6,602 | Gross: $20.66M
77. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
93 min | Family, Drama, War
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.
80. Misty (1961)
Approved | 91 min | Family, Drama
Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague. island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, ... See full summary »
81. Moondance Alexander (2007)
G | 94 min | Drama, Family
The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,033 | Gross: $0.04M
82. Mr. Ed (2004 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A made for T.V. movie based on the black and white T.V. show about the talking horse. Sherman Hemsly ( George, from the Jeffersons) delivers the voice for Wilbur Post's exceptional equestrian, the talking Mr. Ed.
83. My Friend Flicka (1943)
Approved | 89 min | Family, Western
Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »
84. My Friend Flicka (1955–1960)
TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Western
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.
86. My Pal Trigger (1946)
Approved | 79 min | Western
Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, Skoville shoots the Sovereign by mistake but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year ... See full summary »
87. National Velvet (1960– )
30 min | Adventure, Drama
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. Teddy is Edwina's boyfriend. Velvet owns a ... See full summary »
89. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Short)
30 min | Animation, Short, Family
An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.
90. The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990–1993)
30 min | Adventure, Family
Inspired by the novels of Walter Farley. After being shipwrecked on a remote desert island, courageous, young Alec Ramsay and a wild Arabian stallion named the "Black," form an irrevocable ... See full summary »
91. The Painted Stallion (1937)
Approved | 212 min | Western
The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive ... See full summary »
93. The Princess Stallion (1997 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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. There she meets a hermit (Fergus) who looks ... See full summary »
94. Racing Stripes (2005)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 13,648 | Gross: $49.77M
97. Return to Snowy River (1988)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 1,959 | Gross: $13.69M
98. The Rogue Stallion (1990 TV Movie)
93 min | Adventure
After her father's death, Anna Peterson and her family move from Australia to her father's ancestral home in New Zealand. Horses have been an important part of Anna's life and she hopes to ... See full summary »
100. Running Free (1999)
G | 81 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 559 | Gross: $0.10M