What could be better than watching horses clatter across the paving stones or wild horses racing with the wind itself? For those who really can’t think of anything better, we’ve made a list of a dozen good movies about horses.
Movies About Horses
1. War Horse (2011)
Genre: War Drama, Adventure, Action
Actors: Jeremy Irwin, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson
Joey and Albert grew up on an English farm: they worked together, had fun together, and met the news of the war together. The horse is sold to the front, and the loving owner tries to enlist in the army to serve next to a friend. But Albert does not pass by age. For a horse, all people, regardless of skin color and even more so the color of the uniform, are simply divided into kind and cruel, caring and indifferent, and both of them die in the war.
2. Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure
Actors: Dox Keepin Time, Alan Cumming (Spy Kids), Sean Bean (Ned Stark, Boromir), David Thewlis (Professor Lupine)
The film was shot with great respect for strong and graceful animals, and the picture does not forget to slap humanity: Black Beauty met people on his way who I really want to be torn to pieces by Greta Thunberg and other radical environmentalists. But, fortunately, there were other people – real ones.
3. The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Actors: Robert Redford (Scam, Spy Game), Kristin Scott Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill
One day, fourteen-year-old Grace invites her best friend Judith for a horse ride. For both of them, a ride is an opportunity to escape from the whole world into your own, cozy, kind, and free. But the trip ends in tragedy, Judith dies, and Grace’s leg is amputated. The girl lost her best friend, and the opportunity to compete and ride her favorite horse.
4. Windstorm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure
Actors: Hannah Binke, Marvin Linke
An excellent life hack for parents who do not know where to put a naughty teenager so that he can start studying and occupy himself with something useful: you can send a teenager to a strict grandmother. Mika is just one of those who are called difficult, and she is sent not just to a strict grandmother, but to a strict grandmother on a distant farm, where the owner herself does not care about the child at all – the ranch is on the verge of bankruptcy.
5. Flicka (2006)
Genre: Melodrama, Family, Adventure
Actors: Alison Lohman, Maria Bello, Tim McGraw
Another film where a pretty girl jumps on a wild horse to prove to the whole world the strength of her will and character. The heroine this time is called Kathy, she is sixteen, and her father does not believe that the girl will be able to manage the family ranch.
6. Lean on Pete (2017)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Actors: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi
Charlie grew up with his father, and the boy lacked love and care. Having got a job in the equestrian center, the guy greedily, like a vampire in the donor department, absorbs every kind word of the workers and every grateful nod of the horses.
7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Western
Actors: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, and The Colonel
An animated western in which the story of the conquest of the Wild West is told on behalf of the mustang – the representative of one of the main victims of this painful process. While the whites killed the Indians with guns, and the white Indians with arrows and spears, horses were killed in general by all available means, and no one wept over their mass graves.
8. Dreamer (2005)
Actors: Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Dakota Fanning (Twilight, The Fifth Dimension), Kris Kristofferson
To survive a broken leg and return to serious competition is on the verge of a miracle for any horse. The mare named Sonador was lucky because the girl Cale believed in her healing. And the girl’s father, Ben, believed in Cale’s dream of winning Sonadora at the races. The chain of goodness and faith in the picture is very long.
9. The Long Shot (2004)
Actors: Julie Benz, Marsha Mason, Paul Le Mat
The film is for those who have already watched all the more or less well-known feature films about their favorite horses, but still haven’t had enough of stories like “psychologically injured hero + physically injured horse = victory over oneself”. Well, over rivals without injury.
The best movies about horses allow you to plunge into the amazing stories of the relationship between people and animals and have a good time with your family.