Awesome Horse Movies

You'll find tons of awesome horse movies here and even more on our huge horse movie list! These awesome horse movies are here to give you a few horse movies in a quick, easy to access format. If you see a movie you like on this page go ahead and read the reviews, decide if you want to watch the horse movie, and come back to share your comments! But, if you don't see anything you like on this page there are over 100 horse movies on our huge horse movie list

A Horse for summer

A picture of the movie A Horse For Summer.

A Horse For Summer is a touching story about redemption, faith, and finding yourself. Mandalynn Carlson plays Summer Dean, who is a troubled teenage girl that is sent to live with her Uncle Kent. Her Uncle, who is struggling financially to keep the farm going, takes her under his wing and teaches her hard work and perseverance. While living with her Uncle she also discovers her faith but also a bond with horses. Slowly these elements begin to give her a new life path which allows her the opportunity to turn her life around. Actors Dean Cain and Christopher Atkins star alongside Carlson in this faith filled horse movie.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 4.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 64% audience score

amazing racer

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In the horse movie Amazing Racer the sudden death of Shannon's dad leaves her an orphan facing anger and grief herself or so she thinks. That is until she finds out that her mom is actually alive. As her mom comes into her life to try and form a relationship with her daughter Shannon, Julianne Michelle, struggles with her own emotions that is until she discovers horses. With the help of a wise horse trainer and racing Saddlebreds her emotional wounds begin to heal. Working on the Saddlebred horseracing farm racing horses and caring for the horses gives her a new outlook on life and helps her to find her place in a new family. Darryl Hannah and Michael Madsen star alongside Julianne in this horse movie. This movie is called Shannon's rainbow on IMDb.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 5.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 53% audience score

Black Beauty

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Based on the famous novel by Anna Sewell, the Black Beauty film provides everything that the book does. Oftentimes it doesn't feel like movies live up to their book counterparts, but with Black Beauty it does. In case you are not familiar with the book or the film the story is about a horse's life and is told from his perspective. The fil follows the horse from when he was born through his retirement and all his friends and owners along the way. This movie explores not only horses and what they must think of humans but also human nature. This movie is not light hearted, in fact there are several scenes that make me cry, but it is a film worth watching. There are a ton of versions of this horse movie out there but I have only seen and only pulled ratings for the 1994 version. I would also like to note that while it says rated G I definitely think that it is more PG/PG-13 with the animal abuse.

Rated: G - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

blue fire lady

A picture of the movie Blue Fire Lady.

Join Cathryn Harrison as she plays Jenny Gray in the horse film Blue Fire Lady along side Mark Holden. Like other horse movies this one has the girl who loves horses and whose mother dies because of a riding accident leaving her alone with her father who doesn't want her to ride anymore. But in this film Jenny who wants to continue to ride though finds a racehorse trainer that will allow her to be around the horses and help out. While working with the horse trainer she begins to bond with a wild horse named Blue Fire Lady. As she and Blue Fire Lady bond she starts to rediscover herself, move past her grief, and put her life back together. Overall, this movie is a little predictable since it is so similar to other horse movies but it is still a great one to watch. 

IMDb: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 88% audience score

breaking free

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Breaking Free is a great horse movie in fact it appears to be the same movie as A Leap of Faith. The description here is the same one as the one for A Leap of Faith. This movie provides a sweet take on the old theme of love being able to heal people. The two main characters in the film are Rick and Lindsay, played by Jeremy London and Gina Philips. Rick is a troubled teenager who is working at a mobility training camp for the blind instead of serving time in a juvenile detention center. At the mobility training camp he ends up working at the barn with the horses who begin to show him a new perspective on his life. But when Lindsay, an ex-gymnast, comes to the mobility training camp for the blind things really begin to change. As he helps save a starving stallion and helps Lindsay find her competitive spirit again Rick finds new meaning in his life. It is also worth noting that while I love this movie I do not agree with the PG rating and would suggest that it is more PG-13 in my opinion. 

                            Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.5/10


A picture of the movie Champions.

Horse movies like Champions don't come around very often. This film is based on the true story of British jockey Bob Champion. Starring John Hurt, Gregory Jones, and Mick Dillon this movie follows the story of one of the best horse racing jockeys of all time, Bob Champion, and his battle with cancer. The movie takes you from when Bob Champion learns about his cancer, through the different radiations, to his remission, then his return to horse racing, and eventually his ride and win in the Grand National Steeplechase. His win in the 1981 Grand National Steeplechase on the horse Aldaniti, after everything he went through, is nothing short of incredible and even borders on miraculous. Overall, this film is a great comeback story.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 69% audience score

cowgirls 'N angels

A picture of the movie Cowgirls 'N Angels.

Cowgirls 'N Angels is a cute rodeo themed horse movie about a girl named Ida who is on a quest to find her rodeo father. While on her mission to find her dad Ida, played by Bailee Madison, meets lots of unique people along her journey including a group of female rodeo riders. As she gets further into the world of rodeo and lies along with truths are exposed this young horse lover will find out that some of the greatest treasures we find are the ones we are not searching for. Overall, this movie is up there with the cutest horse movies available. While it may make you cry it also has humorous parts to laugh at, therefore making it a good family movie option.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score


A picture of the movie Dreamer.

Starring Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, and Kris Kristofferson the horse movie Dreamer is inspired by a true story. This was one of the first horse movies I remember ever seeing and I still love it. The film is centered around a racehorse named Sonador who breaks her leg during a race. Ben who is the vet on hand, happens to have his daughter with him when the mare breaks her leg, so he decides to buy the horse instead of letting her be put down. The daughter quickly bonds to Sonador and the family grows closer with the addition of the thoroughbred mare. But the family is having financial problems and the father doesn't understand the horses worth, especially after she can't be used as a broodmare. Luckily the daughter sees something he doesn't and the mare eventually makes a successful return to horseracing. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 78% audience score


A picture of the movie Flicka.

Talk about a classic horse movie that is a must see for all horse lovers. Flicka is one of the best and most well known horse movies out there. The film has one of the oldest storylines of all time with a horse theme. A young girl who wants to prove to her father that she can take over the family ranch decides to tame a wild mustang she has named Flicka. Her father doesn't want her to try and tame the wild mustang, but Katy won't listen. Filled with a touching story about reconnecting with those we love, spirited horses, and beautiful scenery this film will be another one that you can add to your great horse movies list. 

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 82% audience score

flicka 3

A picture of the movie Flicka 3.

Flicka 3 also known as Flicka: Country Pride is a fine movie. It is one of the more predictable horse movies out there. In the film Toby, played by Clint Black, goes to a new horse stable that is struggling because of a horse trainer stealing clients. The horse farm that Taby and Flicka are at has more issues than just a horse trainer stealing clients though. Luckily, Flicka and Toby are there to help. The relationship between Kelly, played by Kacey Rohl, and her mother is strained. As Kelly's bond with Flicka deepens and she spends more time training and riding the horse her her relationship with her mother, played by Lisa Hartman,  becomes even more strained as she thinks the horse is dangerous. What will happen as the big competition gets closer and Kelly spends more time with Flicka?

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 57% audience score

horse crazy too

A picture of the movie Horse Crazy Too.

Horse Crazy Too is the sequel to Horse Crazy: An Adventure That Will Lasso Your Heart. In the film a prize foal is stolen, so a group of young people decide to work together to bring the foal back. Trying to bring a foal back is no easy undertaking though especially when the thieves don't want to give the foal up. Watch these young siblings and their teenage babysitter work to overcome various challenges to get the foal back and save the family ranch.

Horse Crazy 2: The Legend of Grizzly Mountain is the name of this movie on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

IMDb score: 5.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 67% audience score

kentucky 1938

A picture of the movie Kentucky 1938.

Kentucky 1938 is a horse movie with a Romeo and Juliet inspired story line featuring Loretta Young and Richard Greene. In the film two feuding families, the Goodwins and the Dillons, have a feud going back decades. When Jack Dillon doesn't want to take over the family business he instead goes to work as a horse trainer for Sally Goodwin, undercover of course. As the two spend more time together they begin to fall in love but, there are still difficulties that they must face. Jack still has to come clean about his real identity, Sally' farm is in trouble because of her father's debt, and then there is both of their families. This heart felt movie will be sure to tug at your heart strings and provide entertainment for the family.

IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 38% audience score

moondance Alexander

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Honestly, Moondance Alexander is one of my favorite horse movies. I don't know what it is about this movie that makes me like it so much but for whatever reason I just really like it. The movie, which is inspired by a true story, is about a teenage girl who is somewhat of an outcast and just wants to find where she fits in. Moondance is not sure how she is going to fit in until she comes across a paint horse. When she returns the horse to his owner, a semi-retired horse trainer, she makes an unlikely friend. The trainer agrees to become her trainer and helps her get to a big hunter show. This film featuring Kay Panabaker, Lori Loughlin, and Don Johnson is a true coming of age story that shows us all how to overcome adversity and beat the odds.  

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 66% audience score

National Velvet

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Another one of the great classic horse movies is National Velvet. In this great film Velvet Brown, played by Elizabeth Taylor, wins a spirited horse in the local town lottery. The horse is said to be 'unbreakable', but luckily for Velvet a jockey named Mi Taylor is in town. Mi, played by Mickey Rooney, has ventured to the town after reading his father's journal. While he did not come to town to train a horse when he meets Velvet and her horse Pie he is persuaded to help them train for the Grand National. If you are looking for a horse movie that features an underdog, comeback, redemption story along with unlikely friendship this could be the one for you. 

Rated: G - IMDb score: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 78% audience score

Return To Snowy River

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In this sequel, to the acclaimed movie The Man From Snowy River, Jim Craig returns to the Australian high country. Jim Craig, played by Tom Burlinson, has a lot to face with his return to the area. Not only are rich ranchers driving out smaller farmers but his girlfriend is being pursued by a rich rancher. Things do not get easier when the father of Jessica Harrison, played by Sigrid Thorton, advocates for the new suitor. Will Jim be able to help the ranchers and get his girlfriend back? You will have to watch Return to Snowy River to find out. If you want to keep movie night going you can grab both of these horse movies. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 83% audience score


A picture of the movie Seabiscuit.

If you like horse movies that are based on true stories Seabiscuit needs to be on your list. This film is based on the incredible true story of one of the most famous racehorses of all time and the team that supported him. Seabiscuit was an underdog in almost every way possible when it came to a racehorse. Not only was he small but he also had a losing streak, that is until a new owner, trainer, and jockey enter his life. All three of the men have their own demons and difficulties to overcome but this helping an underdog of a thoroughbred may be just what they need to heal. You won't want to miss this inspirational horse movie featuring top actors and actresses such as Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, and Chris Cooper.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb score: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score


A picture of the movie Secretariat.

If you love racehorses, the horse racing world, a true story, and excitement the film Secretariat may be the one for you. This heart warming story is about the rise of the famous thoroughbred Secretariat and the trainer, jockey, horse owner, and stable hand that played an integral part in Secretariat's fame. This film takes you through Penny Chenery picking out the sire and dam, to the horse's birth, and his triple crown win. The relationship between these people and Secretariat is truly a special one and was captured exceptionally well in the film. The actors and actresses in the film include Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, and Nelsan Ellis.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

Spirit: Stallion Of the cimarron 

A picture of the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

This animated horse movie from Dreamworks is one of my favorite horse movies of all time. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, has everything a good horse movie should have. There are heart warming moments, excitement, adventure, adversity, triumph, and more. The story is centered around a wild Mustang stallion who lives in the Old West of the late 19th century. During the 19th century the west is beginning to be settled and this mustang must deal with all the changes. From being captured by the army, to being taken into an Indian tribe, and trying to find his heard again there are many challenges this wild horse must face. The music in the movie is by Hans Zimmer and some of the voices in the movie are by Matt Damon, James Cromwell, and Daniel Studi.

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 77% audience score

stable days: The Road To jumping (documentary)

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Stable Days: The Road To Jumping is a documentary that follows a young girl named Araya through her equestrian life and experiences. The documentary shows everything that is involved in being an equestrian from the daily tasks of grooming, tack cleaning, schooling your horse, etc to the show ring. If you know a young girl or boy that is wanting to be an equestrian this documentary can help them understand what goes into the life. It is not all glamour and fun when you own and or ride horses there is a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears that go into horseback riding as well.

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storm rider

A picture of the movie Storm Rider.

Storm Rider follows a teenage girl named Dani who seems to have it all. She has money, looks, a nice horse, horseback riding skills, and more. That is until her family losses it all and she has to give up her life as she knows it to stay with her Uncle Sam. While living with her Uncle at his ranch and working with a special mule Dani begins to realize what perhaps she did not have it all. Luckily, it is never too late to change and with the help of her new friends and animals she may just be able to figure out what exactly it is she wants and what is important. The cast of the film include Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Danielle C. Ryan, and Jacob Buster. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 65% audience score

The Black Stallion

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The Black Stallion is another one of those classic horse movies. Based on the novel by Walter Farley the story is centered around a young boy, Alec, who becomes enchanted with an Arabian stallion that is on a ship with him. When Alec and the horse wash up on shore after a shipwreck they begin to form a close-knit bond. The bond continues once Alec and the horse return home, where it is decided to train the horse for races. In order to help ensure that the horse wins a big race Alec seeks out the help of the great horse trainer Henry Dailey. Follow this incredible story with a cast made up of Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, and Clarence Muse. While the premise of the movie remains the same across all the different The Black Stallion movies the ratings, reviews, cast members, etc are based on the 1979 version.

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 83% audience score

The Electric HorseMan

A picture of the movie The Electric Horseman.

The Electric Horseman is a super fun horse story that stars big name actresses and actors such as Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Valerie Perrine, and Willie Nelson. This fun horse film is all about remembering where you come from and returning to your roots. In the film a former rodeo star has a small crisis when he hears that the company he is doing a commercial for has sedated the once famous racehorse he is suppose to ride. In order to return to his rodeo roots and release the former racehorse into the wild he steals the horse and rides off into the desert. A TV reporter hears about the stolen racehorse and sets off to find the duo. Horse movies like this are not ones you want to miss, especially with such an incredible cast.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 57% audience score

the inheritance 

A picture of the movie The Inheritance.

The Inheritance is based on a manuscript by Louisa May Alcott. In typical Louisa May Alcott fashion the story is weaved with elements having to do with coming of age, true love, overcoming hardship, and friendship. Based in the 19th-century a young woman named Edith, who loves horses and is an accomplished rider, is enlisted to be the jockey in an upcoming horse race. No woman has even ridden in the race and not everyone likes the idea of a female jockey. To make matters worse the young woman has an admirer that is socially above her, a cousin has her eyes set on someone also interested in Edith, and her friend Amy is dealing with her own issues. The cast includes Cari Shayne, Tom Conti, and Meredith Baxter.

Rated: TV G - IMDb: 7.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

the silver brumby (TV SHow)

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The TV show The Silver Brumby follows a young colt in Australia who is destined to become the ruler of the wild horses. The path to becoming the ruler of the wild horses is anything but easy though, especially with the Mountain Men wanting to take the wild horses. Luckily, Thowra has bush animal friends and his two brothers to help him in his journey. The characters in this TV series are based on the characters from Elyn Mitchell's book. This animated horse TV series is all about family, friends, overcoming struggles, and finding your place in life. Voices of the animated characters are done by people such as Richard Aspel, Leah Campbell, Michael Carman, and Brett Climo.

IMDb: 7.8/10 

Thunderhead: Son Of flicka

A picture of the movie Thunderhead: Son Of Flicka.

Thunderhead: Son Of Flicka is the sequel to one of the best classic horse movies of all time. In this thrilling sequel Flicka gives birth to a beautiful white colt. Ken decides to train the white colt to become a racehorse but the horse gets injured ending his career. Meanwhile, a wild Albino stallion that has been stealing horses away from ranches has become more bold. Eventually the wild stallion steals the heard putting the family in a tough financial position. Will Thunderhead and Ken be able to save the family? What will happen to Thunderhead now that his racing career is over? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you watch the movie. The actresses and actors in this movie include Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, and Pati Hale.

IMDb: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

War Horse

A picture of the movie War Horse.

Legendary director Steven Spielberg directed this incredible movie War Horse, which was based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play. In the horse film a young boy's beloved horse is sold to the Cavalry during World War I by his father. After learning of his horse being sold Albert decides to enlist in the British Army in the hopes to find his horse. Horse movies as heartwarming and simultaneously heartbreaking are hard to find. You won't want to miss this story of friendship, love, and overcoming difficulties. Cast members of this horse movie include Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, and David Thewlis.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 74% audience score