Horse Movies

Looking for horse movies? Here are 10 horse movies that I consider to be classics so you should love them! After you watch the movie be sure to come back and leave a review so other horse crazy girls can hear your thoughts on the movie.

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Black beauty

A picture of the movie Black Beauty.

Black Beauty is an incredible horse movie based on the novel by Anna Sewell. You have probably read the book and seen the film, but if by some chance you haven't both are classics so you should definitely consider checking them out. The movie follows Black Beauty through his life from owner to owner, one job to another, he sees every side of life. Black Beauty is the narrator in the movie so you get to see everything from his perspective. Even though this movie is rated G there are some scenes that will bring tears to your eyes, so be prepared. This film has been done a few times, but I have only watched the 1994 version. 

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


A picture of the movie Flicka.

I actually put Flicka and My Friend Flicka both on this list, but honestly how could I not. This version of Flicka with Tim McGraw and Alison Lohman is so well know that it has become a classic in my opinion. The movie follows a young woman who is determined to show her father she is capable of being in charge of the family ranch. So when a mustang is brought to the ranch who is thought to be untamable Katy decides to prove to everyone that she can ride the mare. As she and Flicka grow closer and their bond deepens Katy begins to learn more about herself and her relationships with her family.

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

king of the wind

A picture of the movie King Of The Wind.

While the King of the Wind movie may not be one that everyone has seen I still consider it a classic because it is based off the award winning book. In the movie you get to follow one of the most important stallions of all time, the Godolphin Arabian. This horse not only belonged to a king but he would go on to influence today's thoroughbreds through his offspring. Take the journey through this horse's incredible life alongside his stable hand Agba. You will come away with a better understanding of the thoroughbred lineage along with this incredible horse's life story.

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


A picture of the movie Misty.

Based off the book Misty of Chincoteague comes the horse movie Misty. If you loved the book you will probably love the movie as it closely follows the story line. Of course there are the two kids who fall in love with a Chincoteague pony called Phantom. As the kids work to find a way to get the almost mythical pony they love a surprise pops up. The surprise is a foal by the very horse they love. What will happen to mare and her foal? Will the kids get the pony they have been dreaming about? 

IMDb score: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 63%

my friend flicka

A picture of the movie My Friend Flicka.

I know I put Flicka on this list, but I had to also put My Friend Flicka since it is really the movie that started all the others. This movie is actually based on the original book and instead of a female main character it is a young boy named Ken. Ken has been struggling lately, but when he gets the chance to pick a foal and train it things seem like they are starting to turn around. Together Ken and Flicka begin to build a bond that will help both of them through their lives. 

IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score

National velvet

A picture of the movie National Velvet.

National Velvet is one of those incredible horse movies that will inspire young horse lovers. Living out almost every horse crazy girls dream is Velvet Brown, played by Elizabeth Taylor, who gets a horse through the town lottery. The horse who has a reputation for being difficult is Velvet's dream and she won't give up on him easily. With the help of a successful jockey in town she may even be able to prove that her horse is a champion. 

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

the black stallion

A picture of the movie The Black Stallion.

Talk about a classic movie. The Black Stallion is a wonderful horse movie that is filled with adventure and excitement. It is no wonder why so many people love it and why there have been so many sequels and remakes. In the film Alec falls in love with a beautiful black Arabian stallion. So when the two end up washed op on shore together Alec jumps at the chance to bond with the horse. Eventually he decides to race the horse and with the help of the horse trainer Henry Dailey they may just win the big race. 

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

the horse in the gray flannel suit

A picture of the movie The Horse In The Gray Flannel Suit.

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit is an older horse movie, but you don't want to miss it. In this horse film a young girl dreams of owning a horse, but her family can't afford it. That is until her father comes up with a plan. When he is put in charge of a new ad campaign he decides to use a horse named after the medicine to showcase the product. Things with horses don't always go to plan though, but maybe that is okay.  This fun and lighthearted movie is sure to delight the whole family I mean it is a Disney movie after all.

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 70% audience score

the horse whisperer 

A picture of the movie The Horse Whisperer.

The Horse Whisperer tells the touching story of a young girl who overcomes tragedy. In the film a girl and her horse are injured in a riding accident leaving the girl's mother confused about as to help her daughter. So when she hears about a horse trainer that has a special connection to horses she enlists him to help her daughter and her horse. Through the trainer's method the girl and her horse begin to come to terms with the accident and move past it, but during the training the girl's mother becomes close to the trainer. Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford are both in this horse movie.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

the man from snowy river

A picture of the movie The man from Snowy River.

The Man From Snowy River is an exciting horse movie sure to thrill the whole family. The film features a young man who finds out he has been left a ranch. But he soon discovers that the ranch has been neglected for quite some time. The state of the ranch doesn't scare him off though, he decides he still wants to fix it up. As he works on the ranch he makes friends with the locals and meets a young woman who wants help with her colt. You won't want to miss this special story about perseverance, finding love, and building friendships.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 89% audience score