Are you searching for the best horse movies? Forget scrolling Netflix. Our top five picks from Amazon will appeal to any horse racing fan, horse trainer, or anyone who enjoys real-life stories about the underdog, World War I, and the depression era.
Chances are good you may have seen National Velvet, The Man from Snowy River, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Black Beauty, or even Dreamer. But have you seen these other amazing horse movies? Whether you're into true-story movies or just some wild west, wild mustang flicks, Hollywood has brought grace to great horses in the following list of movies perfect for horse lovers and horse trainers everywhere.
The Greatest Horse Movies of All Time
Based on a true story, Seabiscuit is just a small thoroughbred wild horse who became a racehorse during the Great Depression. His jockey, played by Tobey Maguire, is a dreamer who believes despite being an underdog, Seabiscuit can win.
Jeff Bridges also stars in the great horse movie that will leave you at the edge of your seat as you watch Seabiscuit gallop on the racetrack on a quest to earn his racing stripes.
2. War Horse
A Steven Spielberg box-office favorite, War Horse, tells the story of Joey, a farm horse who was bought by the Army and thrown into the battlefield. His former owner is determined, despite the long shot, to find him and bring him back home. This movie is certainly a tear-jerker and has plenty of ups and downs as the search and rescue of Joey intensifies.
His owner, a dreamer, set on finding him, never gives up.
The Horse Whisperer stars Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson, acting as a young girl named Grace. Grace is seriously injured in a freak riding accident while atop her wild horse, Pilgrim. Both the horse and the rider are traumatized until a horse trainer shows up and heals them both.
This is one of the best horse movies that shares an inspiring message of hope and grace.
From there, the Arabian wild horse escapes in the middle of the night, and Alec finds him safe and secure at a former racehorse owner's home. Together, they decide to train Alec as a jockey and the Black Stallion as an underdog racehorse. Never having been on a racetrack, the wild horse and Alex have to trust one another, yet again, to earn their racing stripes.
It's a long shot for sure, which makes this horse movie about a black beauty a must-see.
Secretariat is a Disney horse movie about a housewife who becomes manager of her family's Thoroughbred horse farm. With the help of a well-respected horse trainer, she becomes involved in the mostly male-dominated sport of horse racing along with her foal, Secretariat. Seen as the underdog, she moves on as the winner of the Triple Crown.
This derby stallion will capture your heart as he becomes a great racehorse in the end. Secretariat is a must-see racehorse movie for any jockey or lover of the thoroughbred breed. Disney always produces amazing movies. Be sure to add this horse racing favorite to your must-see list if you appreciate underdog stories.