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).
Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
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1. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)
Not Rated | 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: 12,057 | 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.
14. Black Beauty (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 50 min | Animation, Family
This heartwarming adaptation of the novel tells the story of the courageous stallion Black Beauty, a well-bred horse in 19th century England. Black Beauty is happy as a country carriage ... See full summary »
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: 8,048 | Gross: $4.63M
16. Black Beauty (II) (1995 Video)
Not Rated | 49 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An English horse is bought and sold by many different owners, some cruel, some kind, as he grows from a colt to adulthood. Black Beauty always does his best and helps humans and other horses.
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: 2,984 | 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: 518 | Gross: $0.17M
27. The Colt (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 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)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
A veterinarian posing as a doctor and 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: 6,388 | Gross: $61.80M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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: 6,665 | 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.
51. Heartland (II) (2007– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Family