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1. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 137,906 | Gross: $79.88M

2. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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: 58,786 | Gross: $73.28M

3. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 9,081 | Gross: $1.16M

4. The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | 169 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: 37,018 | Gross: $75.38M

5. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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: 7,310 | Gross: $20.66M

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

PG | 106 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.8
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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: 11,491 | Gross: $32.70M

7. 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: 63,629 | Gross: $120.28M

8. 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: 74,437 | Gross: $67.29M

9. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.3
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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: 10,803

10. 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: 24,820 | Gross: $59.71M

11. 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: 4,492 | Gross: $7.30M

12. 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: 8,590 | Gross: $4.63M

13. 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: 14,932 | Gross: $49.77M

14. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Votes: 7,005

15. 50 to 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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37 Metascore

A bunch of New Mexico cowboys head for the Kentucky Derby 2009 with their horse. It only gets 50 to 1 odds in this classy, int'l race.

Director: Jim Wilson | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane, Madelyn Deutch

Votes: 1,780 | Gross: $1.06M

16. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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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: 6,917 | Gross: $61.80M

17. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

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

Votes: 7,272

18. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.3
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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: 5,988

19. Flicka (2006)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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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: 7,044 | Gross: $21.00M

20. 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: 4,838 | Gross: $4.97M

21. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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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: 2,532 | Gross: $4.79M

22. The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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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: 1,864 | Gross: $9.80M

23. Bite the Bullet (1975)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

Votes: 4,446

24. The Appaloosa (1966)

Unrated | 98 min | Western

6.3
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Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández

Votes: 2,666

25. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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22 Metascore

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: 2,895 | Gross: $6.44M

26. In Pursuit of Honor (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In 1932, a modernizing U.S. Army orders the Cavalry to destroy its horses but some sympathetic cavalrymen, defying orders, steal the horses in order to save them from destruction, to the dismay of the top Army-brass.

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

Votes: 1,060

27. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,473

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

G | 113 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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: 790

29. Black Beauty (1971)

G | 106 min | Drama, Family, Western

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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: 892

30. Phar Lap (1983)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 1,517

31. The Horsemen (1971)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 956

32. The Silver Brumby (1993)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

5.8
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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: 853

33. Tonka (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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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: 324

34. Sylvester (1985)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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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: 353 | Gross: $0.39M

35. International Velvet (1978)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.8
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Velvet's (Nanette Newman's) orphaned niece, Sarah (Tatum O'Neal), 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: 1,278

36. Champions (1984)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 540 | Gross: $0.17M

37. Dark Horse (2015)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Jan Vokes, Howard Davies, Brian 'Daisy' Vokes, Angela Davies

Votes: 922

38. The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)

G | 104 min | Family, Drama

7.1
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When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne, Susan Tebbs

Votes: 304

39. Casey's Shadow (1978)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.1
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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: 494

40. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Western

6.5
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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: 793

41. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 504

42. Jappeloup (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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A horse with amazing courage and a big heart.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou de Laâge

Votes: 1,372

43. 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: 398

44. The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.3
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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: 673

45. The Red Pony (1949)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.3
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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: 835

46. White Mane (1953)

Approved | 47 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 1,844

47. Misty (1961)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Drama

6.5
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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: 253

48. Smoky (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Western

6.5
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A cowboy finds, captures and patient trains a beautiful wild stallion until a bond develops between the two that is almost unbreakable. The cowboy's brother, however, needing money to pay ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Fess Parker, Diana Hyland, Katy Jurado, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 156

49. Run Wild, Run Free (1969)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about ten-years-old, has been mute since age three and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day, he sees a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Mills, Gordon Jackson, Sylvia Syms, Mark Lester

Votes: 345

50. Black Beauty (1946)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.8
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Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining ... See full summary »

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Evans

Votes: 187



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