horses The Best Horse Movies

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List Rules Movies must have horses and equestrian sports.

A list of the best horse movies, especially those that focus on horse racing. We believe we thought of them all, but if you think we missed any of the top horse movies please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All genres of horse films have been included (they are generally inspirational) from the famous to the not so famous. Many of these films are based on real-life horses such as the race-horses Seabiscuit and Secretariat.

What are the best horse movies? Like dogs and even cats, horses have been with man for much of our history. It's no coincidence then that stories about horses and horse racing have been popular for ages. Great horse movies, or even good horse movies, bring us closer to these majestic animals and give us stories of their caretakers. Maybe the horses learn from them, but I think we can all agree that horses have more to teach us than we could ever teach them.

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich James Cromwell

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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges Tobey Maguire

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War Horse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horse Movies
War Horse Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston Emily Watson

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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Matt Damon, James Cromwell Charles Napier

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Black Beauty Sean Bean, Alan Cumming Peter Cook

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Hidalgo Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif Malcolm McDowell

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Flicka Maria Bello, Tim McGraw Armie Hammer

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Dreamer Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell Elisabeth Shue

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Black Beauty Richard Denning, Mona Freeman

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The Black Stallion Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr Hoyt Axton

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Racing Stripes Hayden Panettiere, Snoop Dogg Mandy Moore

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Flicka 2 Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok Clint Black

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The Man from Snowy River Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson Gus Mercurio

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The Horse Whisperer Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth Robert Redford

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National Velvet Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney Angela Lansbury

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Phar Lap Ron Leibman, Robert Grubb Judy Morris

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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson Bird York

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The Derby Stallion Zac Efron, Billy Preston Bill Cobbs

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The Black Stallion Returns Teri Garr, Woody Strode Vincent Spano

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Moondance Alexander Lori Loughlin, Don Johnson Kay Panabaker

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My Friend Flicka Roddy McDowall, James Bell Jeff Corey

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The Young Black Stallion Richard Romanus, Gerard Rudolf Adil Abdelwahab

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Ruffian Sam Shepard, Laura Bailey Frank Whaley

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The Man from Snowy River II Brian Dennehy, Bryan Marshall Sigrid Thornton

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Misty Arthur O'Connell, David Ladd Anne Seymour

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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Kurt Russell, Dean Jones Lurene Tuttle

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Flicka: Country Pride Emily Bett Rickards, Clint Black Lisa Hartman Black

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Miracle of the White Stallions Robert Taylor, Eddie Albert James Franciscus

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The Silver Brumby Russell Crowe, Amiel Daemion Caroline Goodall

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Virginia's Run Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Zegers Rachel Skarsten

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International Velvet Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer Tatum O'Neal

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Two Bits and Pepper Joe Piscopo, Dennis Weaver Ethan Erickson

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Running Free Lukas Haas, Jan Decleir Arie Verveen

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The Long Shot Julie Benz, Denis O'Hare Marsha Mason

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The Colt Steve Martin, Ryan Merriman Steve Bacic

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Unbranded is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horse Movies
Unbranded

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Saving Winston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horse Movies
Saving Winston Victoria Emmons, Meghan McCabe-Habrat Austin Kearney - 2011

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Dark Horse Mimi Rogers, Ed Begley Jr.

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In Pursuit of Honor Gabrielle Anwar, Don Johnson Rod Steiger

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Into the West Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson Gabriel Byrne

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Tonka Sal Mineo, Slim Pickens Joy Page

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A View to a Kill Christopher Walken, Roger Moore Grace Jones

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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando Robert Duvall

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horse Movies
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson Kim Cattrall