Movies that Inspire, Entertain and Favorites - not in fave order

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1. An American in Paris (1951)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

Votes: 25,762 | Gross: $4.50M

2. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

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 »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 10,044

3. Phar Lap (1983)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb

Votes: 1,423

4. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 61,423 | Gross: $120.28M

6. A Good Year (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 79,114 | Gross: $7.46M

7. Bigger Than the Sky (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

21 Metascore

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no ... See full summary »

Director: Al Corley | Stars: Marcus Thomas, Amy Smart, John Corbett, Sean Astin

Votes: 1,351 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 95,564 | Gross: $64.43M

9. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 48,319 | Gross: $27.81M

10. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 183,444 | Gross: $8.82M

11. Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 28,943 | Gross: $54.83M

13. Finding Graceland (1998)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama

An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.

Director: David Winkler | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Johnathon Schaech, Bridget Fonda, Gretchen Mol

Votes: 1,747

14. The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 593

15. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

52 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 46,972 | Gross: $41.41M

16. Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

After being shot, a man loses his memory and must relearn speech and mobility, but he has a loving family to support him.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow

Votes: 26,012 | Gross: $43.00M

17. Seabiscuit (1939)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

Original Documentary of the horse Seabiscuit, made in 1939 by the horse's owner Charles Howard.

Director: Manny Nathan | Stars: Martin Mason, Doc Bond, Charles Howard, Mrs. Charles Howard

Votes: 39

18. Sabrina (1954)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 50,401

21. Run for the Roses (1977)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sport

Juanito, a boy from Puerto Rico, finds himself in Kentucky and drawn to a thoroughbred horse. He believes the horse can win the Derby and eventually others around him start to think it's possible.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman, Sam Groom, Panchito Gómez

Votes: 88

24. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 5,654

28. Stablemates (1938)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Sport

A washed up, alcoholic Vet and a dreamer stable boy help nurse a sick race horse back to health.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Wallace Beery, Mickey Rooney, Arthur Hohl, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 135

29. Jockeys (2009– )

30 min | Reality-TV

This show informs viewers about both the up's and down's of being a professional jockey. From eating habits to constant training, these athletes endure a lot more than just saddling up a horse.

Stars: Jon Court, Trevor Denman, Garrett Gomez, Aaron Gryder

Votes: 67

30. Secretariat (2010)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 23,036 | Gross: $59.71M

31. A Thoroughbred Is Born (1956)

10 min | Documentary, Short

This MOVIETONE CinemaScope production is set in the Bluegrass country of Kentucky, covers the Sport of Kings, horse breeding and racing, and shows statues erected to horses.

Director: Tom McMorrow | Star: Mel Allen

32. The Winner's Circle (1948)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Sport

The life story of a famous race horse, told primarily by a narrator in a semi-documentary fashion, with more than a little bit of revisionism. It begins with the colt's wobbly-legged days, ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Jean Willes, Morgan Farley, Johnny Longden, Robert S. Howard

33. Horses: The Story of Equus (2002)

40 min | Documentary, Short

This is the story of three horses born on the same night and charts their life stories. One horse is sent to a stud farm, but on the way it is involved in a car crash and escapes into the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caulfield | Star: Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 25

34. My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Peter Lawford, Beverly Tyler, Edward Arnold

Votes: 203

35. A Horse Called Nijinsky (1970)

55 min | Documentary

Documentary, narrated by Orson Welles, about the legendary race horse Nijinsky, one of the greatest and most successful race horses in history and after his retirement from the racetrack in 1970 an important sire of thoroughbred horses.

Director: Jo Durden-Smith | Stars: Nijinsky, Orson Welles

Votes: 10

36. John Henry: A Steel Driving Race Horse (2010)

Documentary

The new "John Henry" documentary will chronicle the life and legacy of this remarkable animal, and will include interviews with fans, celebrities, dignitaries and other notables that knew ... See full summary »

Directors: Cameron Duddy, Chris Koby

Votes: 8

37. Nova (1974– )
Episode: A Magic Way of Going: The Story of Thoroughbreds (1983)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

Nova takes a look at the science of thoroughbred horses, including breeding, genetics, and the evolution of the modern horse. The great Secretariat is highlighted here.

38. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Stormy, the Thoroughbred (1956)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Stormy, the Thoroughbred (1954) edited for television presentation.

Stars: Walt Disney, Winston Hibler

39. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

Votes: 13,717 | Gross: $34.00M

40. Year of the Comet (1992)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik

Votes: 1,306 | Gross: $2.79M

41. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 7,691 | Gross: $20.12M

42. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 121,965 | Gross: $37.02M

43. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 13,946 | Gross: $62.13M

44. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 46,498 | Gross: $65.00M

45. The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family

34 Metascore

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director: Robert Dalva | Stars: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode

Votes: 1,750 | Gross: $9.80M

46. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,059,895 | Gross: $322.74M

47. Author! Author! (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy

Votes: 4,524 | Gross: $13.11M

48. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 243,931 | Gross: $178.41M

49. French Kiss (1995)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton, Jean Reno

Votes: 42,144 | Gross: $38.90M

50. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3