Cinema for the Equestrian

by Mike_Noga | created - 12 Jun 2012 | updated - 22 Nov 2013 | Public

Here's a list of films, in no particular order, in which there are cool looking horses or horses play a significant part.

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1. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.4
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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: 9,737

2. The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family

5.9
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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: 1,704 | Gross: $9.80M

3. Phar Lap (1983)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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55 Metascore

The true story of a Australian racehorse that becomes a champion with the help of a local stableboy.

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

Votes: 1,396

4. Hidalgo (2004)

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

6.7
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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: 71,226 | Gross: $67.29M

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

PG | 106 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.9
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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: 10,751 | Gross: $32.70M

6. The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | 170 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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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: 34,765 | Gross: $75.38M

7. A Day at the Races (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 11,426

8. The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

G | 113 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

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

Votes: 703

9. My Pal Trigger (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.6
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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 »

Directors: Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 389

10. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.8
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

Votes: 11,977 | Gross: $15.53M

11. The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.1
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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: 581

12. The True Story of Seabiscuit (2003 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.1
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Director: Craig Haffner | Stars: William H. Macy, Seabiscuit, Tobey Maguire, Babe Ruth

Votes: 72

13. Seabiscuit (2003)

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

7.3
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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: 60,527 | Gross: $120.28M

14. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)

93 min | Family, Drama, War

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 461

15. Casey's Shadow (1978)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.0
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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", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.

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

Votes: 460

16. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Western

6.6
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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 »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 715

17. Flicka (2006)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 6,572 | Gross: $21.00M

18. Danny (1977)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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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: 83

19. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 6,657 | Gross: $20.66M

20. Shergar (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.4
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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: 384

21. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.4
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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: 5,471

22. International Velvet (1978)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.8
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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: 1,183

23. Misty (1961)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith, Anne Seymour

Votes: 239

24. Sylvester (1985)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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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: 322 | Gross: $0.39M

25. Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Action

6.8
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33 Metascore

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 4,431 | Gross: $4.97M

26. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 2,365 | Gross: $4.79M

27. Mistri (2004)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Ice hockey is a Czech national obsession, and the country's victory over Russia in the 1969 World Championships, the year following the Soviet invasion, is a celebrated moment in its ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Najbrt | Stars: Klára Melísková, Will Spoor, Jirí Ornest, Jan Budar

Votes: 215

28. Black Beauty (1971)

G | 106 min | Family, Drama

5.4
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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. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Mark Lester, Walter Slezak, Peter Lee Lawrence, Uschi Glas

Votes: 825

29. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 7,953 | Gross: $4.63M

30. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.

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

Votes: 6,289 | Gross: $61.80M

31. The Cup (2011)

PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama

5.7
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33 Metascore

The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 605

32. The Silver Brumby (1993)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

5.9
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A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.

Director: John Tatoulis | Stars: Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen

Votes: 776

33. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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52 Metascore

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook | Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet

Votes: 51,585 | Gross: $73.28M

34. Breaking Free (1995)

PG | 106 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 282

35. Dark Horse (1992)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 919

36. Racing Stripes (2005)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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43 Metascore

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.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Frankie Muniz, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 13,731 | Gross: $49.77M

37. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 332,569 | Gross: $200.82M

38. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 6,634

39. Return to Snowy River (1988)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $13.69M

40. The Wild Stallion (2009)

G | 82 min | Drama, Family

5.2
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A story about two girls, CJ and Hanna. CJ lives on a ranch, Hanna comes to visit and decides to photograph wild horses for a school project. The girls become great friends and learn of a plot that might jeopardize the mustangs.

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Fred Ward, Miranda Cosgrove, Danielle C. Ryan

Votes: 444

41. The Rogue Stallion (1990 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure

7.5
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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. Horses have been an important part of Anna's life and she hopes to ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Beth Buchanan, Brian Rooney, Michele Fawdon, Andrew Shephard

Votes: 79

42. The Wild Stallion (1940)

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Star: George Cleveland

43. The Derby Stallion (2005)

PG | 99 min | Drama

5.7
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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.

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: Charles Black, Sarah Blackman, Preston Wigasi Brant, K.C. Clyde

Votes: 989

44. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,142 | Gross: $7.30M

45. The Long Shot (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Julie Benz, Marsha Mason, Paul Le Mat, Gage Golightly

Votes: 476

46. White Mane (1953)

Approved | 47 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Alain Emery, Laurent Roche, Clan-Clan, Pascal Lamorisse

Votes: 1,741

47. Moondance Alexander (2007)

G | 94 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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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 »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best

Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $0.04M

48. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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: 127,497 | Gross: $79.88M

49. Virginia's Run (2002)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Lindze Letherman, Rachel Skarsten, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 649

50. The Wild Horse Redemption (2007)

91 min | Documentary

7.6
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At a prison in the high desert foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, hard-core criminals are given 90 days to tame wild mustang horses. Most of the inmates who volunteer for the ... See full summary »

Director: John Zaritsky

Votes: 104

51. The Red Pony (1949)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.4
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A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 803

52. Francis (1950)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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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.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina, Zasu Pitts, Ray Collins

Votes: 871

53. Francis in the Navy (1955)

80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A story following Lt. Peter Stirling and his dream being in the navy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, Richard Erdman, Jim Backus

Votes: 479

54. The Colt (2005 TV Movie)

80 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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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. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, ... See full summary »

Director: Yelena Lanskaya | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Steve Bacic, William MacDonald, Darcy Belsher

Votes: 443

55. Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966)

89 min | Drama, Family

5.8
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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.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Jiggs the Donkey, Joseph Cotten, Pat Conway, Dick Foran

Votes: 100

56. Horses and Champions (1994)

Drama, Family

7.9
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Director: Jonathan Tydor | Stars: Edwin Avedissian, Timothy Bottoms, Christopher Boyer, Quincy Davis

Votes: 27

57. The Horse with the Flying Tail (1960)

G | 48 min | Family, Documentary

6.8
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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.

Director: Larry Lansburgh | Stars: George Fenneman, Nautical the Horse, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Dorian Williams

Votes: 107

58. Tonka (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The remarkable and ironical story of a wild colt that changes owners around the time of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Sal Mineo, Philip Carey, Jerome Courtland, H.M. Wynant

Votes: 286

59. Big Spender (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min

5.9
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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, 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: 238

60. American Black Beauty (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 88 min | Family

5.9
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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 »

Director: Richard Gabai | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Danielle Keaton, Mark Kelly, Chris Hunter

Votes: 41

61. Harley's Hill (2011 Video)

85 min | Family

5.1
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A racing horse chooses a new path.

Director: Don Most | Stars: Christopher Atkins, Kirstin Dorn, Rance Howard, Deborah Thompson Duda

Votes: 81

62. Running Free (1999)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.8
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22 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Chase Moore, Maria Geelbooi, Arie Verveen, Jan Decleir

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.10M

63. Three Warriors (1977)

G | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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Young troublemaker Michael learns about his native American roots from his grandfather, who lives on a reservation. The boy starts to bond with a horse his grandfather buys him, who he ... See full summary »

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Charles White-Eagle, McKee Redwing, Lois Red Elk, Randy Quaid

Votes: 54

64. Amanda (1996)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Family

5.6
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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.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Dennis Haysbert, Alice Krige, Chris Mulkey

Votes: 104

65. King of the Stallions (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Western

5.1
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Both Indians and cowboys are after a beautiful stallion, the leader of a pack of wild horses.

Director: Edward Finney | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Chief Thundercloud, Sally Cairns, Rick Vallin

Votes: 14

66. The Great Dan Patch (1949)

Passed | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.2
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Story of the legendary trotting horse Dan Patch.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Russell, Ruth Warrick, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 172

67. Born to the Saddle (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Western

5.6
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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.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leif Erickson, Donald Woods, Rand Brooks, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 50

68. Ladyhawke (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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. 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: 36,823 | Gross: $18.43M

69. Francis Joins the WACS (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs!

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 257

70. Horse Crazy (2001)

G | 84 min | Family

6.3
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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.

Director: Eric Hendershot | Stars: Michael Glauser, Brittany Armstrong, Jonathan Cronin, Scott Subiono

Votes: 201

71. Gus (1976)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.9
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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, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway

Votes: 1,249

72. King of the Wind (1990)

PG | 103 min | Adventure

6.5
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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. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 147

73. In Pursuit of Honor (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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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 »

Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Don Johnson, Craig Sheffer, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Gunton

Votes: 927

74. Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)

78 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 255

75. Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)

TV-G | 47 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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Mary and her horse Holly Smoke participate in a wild horse race.

Director: Larry Lansburgh | Stars: Rex Allen, Walter Cloud, Jerry Gatlin, Adele Palacios

Votes: 41

76. Born to Buck (1966)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.7
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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.

Director: Casey Tibbs | Stars: Casey Tibbs, Rex Allen, Bill Barnes, Ken Cooper

Votes: 7

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

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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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

78. Archer (1985 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure

5.6
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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 »

Director: Denny Lawrence | Stars: Brett Climo, Robert Coleby, Ned Lander, Doreen Warburton

Votes: 195

79. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.4
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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. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,685 | Gross: $6.44M

80. Touching Wild Horses (2002)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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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: Eleanor Lindo | Stars: Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, Gloria Slade

Votes: 389

81. Thicker Than Water (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.3
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After discovering her late father once married a rodeo queen, an attorney travels into horse country and finds more family.

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Brian Wimmer, Lindy Newton

Votes: 396

82. The Littlest Outlaw (1955)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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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 »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta, Andrés Velázquez

Votes: 134

83. Gypsy Colt (1954)

G | 72 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.2
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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.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Donna Corcoran, Ward Bond, Frances Dee, Larry Keating

Votes: 151

84. Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)

TV-G | 91 min | Family, Drama, Western

6.6
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The circumstances that lead to the origination of the first American Bred Horse, the Morgan Horse.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Don Murray, R.G. Armstrong, Whit Bissell, Gary Crosby

Votes: 100

85. Blue Fire Lady (1977)

96 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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A girl's love of horses meets with her father's disapproval.

Director: Ross Dimsey | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Mark Holden, Peter Cummins, Marion Edward

Votes: 62

86. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 1,377

87. Tommy and the Cool Mule (2009 Video)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

3.5
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Tommy Braxton's father goes to war and never returns, forcing Tommy to become the man of the house and support his mom and sister.

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Ice-T, Grant Barker, Siri Baruc, Celeste Genco

Votes: 326

88. Secretariat (2010)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.2
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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: 22,585 | Gross: $59.71M

89. Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family

4.9
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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 »

Director: William A. Levey | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Susan George, Isabel García Lorca, Billy Wesley

Votes: 111

90. Cowgirls 'n Angels (2012)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.

Director: Timothy Armstrong | Stars: Bailee Madison, Dusta Kimzey, Richard Levi, Drew Waters

Votes: 1,265 | Gross: $0.12M

91. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 332,569 | Gross: $200.82M