Best Horse Movies

  • Seabiscuit

    Seabiscuit (PG-13, 2003)

    Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Gary Stevens
    For his sophomore effort, director Gary Ross re-teams with Tobey Maguire and William H. Macy, stars ... read moreof his directorial debut Pleasantville, for this depression-era sports drama about the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. Unlike 1949's fictionalized The Story of Seabiscuit starring Shirley Temple, this version attempts to present a factual account of the story, which centers around the three men who saw the famed horse to victory. Jeff Bridges stars as Charles Howard, an entrepreneur who owns the unlikely racehorse. Howard teams with partially blind boxer-turned-jockey Red Pollard (Maguire in his first performance since annihilating the 2002 box-office in Spider-Man) and horse trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper fresh off his best-supporting actor Oscar for Adaptation). Together, the three work to help the famed horse to several symbolic victories that helped to inspire a downtrodden 1930s America. The supporting cast, headed by Macy, includes Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man) and real-life jockeys Gary Stevens and Chris McCarron. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
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      fb656167950: I never thought I'd care this much about a horse...
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb504876864: This one, was remarkible and breath taking, i loved it, kept me waiting for the horse to win, how he did that goes to prove in horse racing anything possible, i loved this movie, g
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • vossr
      vossr: I could really care less about horse racing, but a superb cast and taut directing make this an inspirational winner.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Hidalgo

    Hidalgo (PG-13, 2004)

    Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Said Taghmaoui, Peter Mensah
    Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--... read morewas a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. During the course of his career, Hopkins was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the U.S. cavalry--and had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders--some of whom are determined to prevent a foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.
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      fb512631295: Brilliant horse work in a adventure filled ride about the worlds oldest long distance horse race. Viggo Morten
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb760335129: This was a movie I remained in Awe with the whole time! Loved this horse!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100001092752191: . Viggo does well and the desert is immense, that horse magnificent.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
  • Flicka

    Flicka (PG, 2006)

    Tim McGraw, Alison Lohman, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten, Dallas Roberts
    Sixteen-year-old Katy McLaughlin dreams of fulfilling her family legacy by working on her father's r... read moreanch in modern-day Wyoming. But Katy's father wants more for her, insisting that Katy go to college. Katy finds a wild mustang, which she names Flicka, and sets out to make her a riding horse. But, Flicka and Katy are more alike than she could have imagined. Like Katy, Flicka has a disdain for authority and is not about to give up her freedom without a fight. But, Katy's rancher father, the equally-willful Rob, sees nothing but trouble coming from the untamed animal and discourages his daughter from keeping her. Nonetheless, conflicted by a need to harness her own wild ways yet stay true to a free spirit within, Katy sets out to break through to Flicka and transform her into a riding horse.
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      fb100001513380747: Like the other family horse film "Dreamer," it has a heartwarming father-daughter story that'll capture your heart. And al
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb753355311: this film is so under rated by people, the contact between the girl and horse is so strong you actually feel for them, the acting was good and story line is realistic and s
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • rozzrozz
      rozzrozz: this was great, loved Flicka the wild horse. It gives you great respect for what they do.
      good story about growing up too.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Secretariat

    Secretariat (PG, 2010)

    Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale
    Based on the Novel "Secretariat: The Making of a Champion" By William Nack, Secretariat chronicles t... read morehe spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery-with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)-manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.-- (C) Disney
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      fb100001513380747: Disney's version of "Dreamer," and the horse film is really good since that film. (B+)
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb100000368801959: . It's a typical horse movie and considering it was based on the true story, the info regarding Secretariat was redun
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      seaninspace: Not to bad for a horse movie. Plus it was funny seeing a True Blood character in a different role.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
  • War Horse

    War Horse (PG-13, 2011)

    Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis
    Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begi... read morens with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse-an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. --(C) Dreamworks
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      fb1303250428: . A series of brief portraits, all seen through the journey of one noble horse, Spielberg shows us both the vain brutality and the pure goodness that man is capable of. Indi
      Reviewed 3 days days ago
    • broncos88
      broncos88: There may have been a slighty wet eye.. The combat scenes were BRILLIANT, this film was all about t
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • tresorlomana
      tresorlomana: . A beautiful and heart warming story about a love between a horse and a boy during WWII. 9/10
      Reviewed 15 months days ago