Horse Movies

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1. 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

2. 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.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 6,806 | Gross: $20.66M

3. 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.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie

Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $13.69M

4. 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.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time, Alan Cumming

Votes: 8,107 | Gross: $4.63M

5. The New Adventures of Black Beauty (1990– )

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Family

Jenny Denning, the girl who experienced numerous adventures with the stallion Black Beauty in the first series, has grown up in the meantime. She has married Nigel, who boarded a ship bound... See full summary »

Stars: Stacy Dorning, William Lucas, Gedeon Burkhard, Amber McWilliams

Votes: 38

6. 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: 10,038

7. 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

8. The Red Fury (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama

The Red Fury is an inspiring story of three people, their unlikely friendship, and the wild stallion that changes their lives forever. Frankie, a lost Indian boy is rejected by the local ... See full summary »

Director: Lyman Dayton | Stars: Will Jordan, Katherine Cannon, Cal Bartlett, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 101

9. Wildfire (2005–2008)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A young woman finds excitement and romance at a horse ranch she works at as part of her parole from juvenile hall.

Stars: Genevieve Padalecki, Nicole Tubiola, Nana Visitor, Greg Serano

Votes: 2,877

10. 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.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Mimi Rogers, Ari Meyers, Donovan Leitch Jr.

Votes: 928

11. Primo Baby (1990)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A tomboyish juvenile delinquent, Paschal Draney, is sent to live in a foster home run by a well-known horse breeder where he befriends a Thoroughbred seemingly crippled by a congenital eye defect.

Director: Eda Lishman | Stars: Tim Battle, Jackson Cole, Janet-Laine Green, Daniel Libman

Votes: 43

12. 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: 5,651

13. International Velvet (1978)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman

Votes: 1,205

14. Sylvester (1985)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family

Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a rogue horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an eventing champion.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers

Votes: 328 | Gross: $0.39M

15. 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: 61,411 | Gross: $120.28M

16. 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 »

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Votes: 37,687 | Gross: $18.43M

17. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

This episode finds a teenage equestrienne enduring the rigid discipline at a British riding school.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Tony Britton

Votes: 22

18. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A 16-week course in horsemanship has a group of students learning the finer points of sportsmanship, jumping, horsecare, dressage and riding to hounds under stern and exacting teachers.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Tony Britton

Votes: 84

19. The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | 169 min | Drama, Romance, Western

65 Metascore

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 35,469 | Gross: $75.38M

20. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A rodeo star past his prime steals his company's horse and rides into the desert, with a feisty reporter accompanying him.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson

Votes: 6,460 | Gross: $61.80M

21. 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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 465

22. Hidalgo (2004)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

54 Metascore

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

Votes: 71,944 | Gross: $67.29M

23. 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 »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: John Hurt, Gregory Jones, Mick Dillon, Ann Bell

Votes: 518 | Gross: $0.17M

24. 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.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Votes: 11,607

25. Something to Talk About (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 11,419 | Gross: $50.89M

26. Shergar (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy.

Director: Dennis C. Lewiston | Stars: Alan Barker, Billy Boyle, Stephen Brennan, Gary Cady

Votes: 385

27. 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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens, Eddie Albert

Votes: 466

28. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

Votes: 2,404 | Gross: $4.79M

29. 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 »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Dean Jones, Diane Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Fred Clark

Votes: 722

30. Danny (1977)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Page Feldman, Rebecca Page, Janet Zarish, Barbara Jean Earhardt

Votes: 85

31. A Horse for Danny (1995 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, Family

Danny is a smart little girl. She lives at the track where her uncle is a horse trainer. She knows her uncle needs just one great horse to make his name.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Robert Urich, Ron Brice, Gary Basaraba

Votes: 135

32. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Family, Sport

59 Metascore

Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.

Director: John Gatins | Stars: Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Oded Fehr, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 10,951 | Gross: $32.70M

33. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, History, War

72 Metascore

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 130,271 | Gross: $79.88M

34. 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 »

Director: David Mackay | Stars: Jeremy London, Gina Philips, Megan Gallagher, Adam Wylie

Votes: 288

35. Touching Wild Horses (2002)

PG | 91 min | Drama

After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a boy is sent to live with his reclusive aunt on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.

Director: Eleanore Lindo | Stars: Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, Gloria Slade

Votes: 392

36. 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 »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Graham Greene, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Matthew Knight

Votes: 239