Sports Movies The Best Horse Racing Movies  

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A list of all the best horse racing movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To see if your favorite horse racing movie, as well as other dramas, are currently streaming, head on over to the best drama movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime lists.

This horse racing movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of horse racing films also contains horse racing movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This horse racing films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best horse racing movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This horse racing movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Click the thumbs up button to see your favorite movies rise to the top.

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These are the top films in the horse racing genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the horse racing genre in it. Be it the motifs of the horse racing genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Also, you should vote on movies like Laffit: All About Winning and Dead Cert, if you like them. If we missed any horse racing movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous horse racing movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about horse racing movie lists.

You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the horse racing movies. List includes photos and horse racing movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, like Secretariat and Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these horse racing movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good horse racing movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest horse racing movies, here is the full horse racing movies list, ordered from best to worst.

All sorts of directors have taken on Horse racing movies. Examples include Frank Capra, William Beaudine, and David Butler.

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse ...more

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William Anthony Hatch added Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is ...more

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William Anthony Hatch added 50 to 1 Christian Kane, Skeet Ulrich, William Devane 50 to 1 is a 2014 American drama film based on the true story of Mine That Bird, an undersized thoroughbred racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby in one of the biggest upsets in the history ...more

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gem-gem-rabor added Dreamer Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah's Storm. The film was written ...more

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CSHorseman added Phar Lap Ron Leibman, Robert Grubb, Judy Morris

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Phar Lap is a 1983 film about the racehorse Phar Lap. The film starred Tom Burlinson and was written by famous Australian playwright David Williamson.

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ScottPolichette added The Black Stallion Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children's novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a deserted ...more

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Ruffian Sam Shepard, Laura Bailey, Frank Whaley Ruffian is an American made-for-television movie that tells the story of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Champion thoroughbred filly Ruffian who went undefeated until her death after breaking down ...more

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CSHorseman added Hidalgo Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding ...more

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Let It Ride Jennifer Tilly, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr Let It Ride is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Pytka and starring Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon and Robbie Coltrane. It was written by ...more

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The Story of Seabiscuit Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Rosemary DeCamp The Story of Seabiscuit is a 1949 American drama film directed by David Butler and starring Shirley Temple. The screenplay was written by John Taintor Foote. Though shot in Technicolor, the film ...more

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Racing Stripes Hayden Panettiere, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore Racing Stripes is a 2005 American sports comedy-drama family film, directed by Frederik Du Chau, produced by Alcon Entertainment, distributed by Summit Entertainment and Warner Bros. and stars ...more

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Casey's Shadow Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton Casey's Shadow is a 1978 drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Walter Matthau. The film was based on the short story "Ruidoso" by John McPhee. Much of the exterior shots were ...more

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Jacquie Wallis added National Velvet Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. It stars Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp and a young Elizabeth Taylor. In 2003, National ...more

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Barbaro: A Nation's Horse Barbaro: A Nation's Horse is a 2007 TV movie directed by Rob Highland.

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My Friend Flicker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horse Racing Movies
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International Velvet Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer, Tatum O'Neal International Velvet is a 1978 Metrocolor dramatic film. It was a sequel to the 1944 classic, National Velvet. The film stars Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins and Nanette ...more

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The Derby Stallion Zac Efron, Billy Preston, Bill Cobbs The Derby Stallion is a 2005 film starring Zac Efron.

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Champions Kirstie Alley, John Hurt, Ben Johnson Champions is a 1983 film based on the true story of jockey Bob Champion. It is directed by John Irvin, written by Evan Jones, and stars John Hurt, Edward Woodward and Jan Francis. The film is ...more

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Pride of the Bluegrass Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Arthur Shields Pride of the Blue Grass is a 1954 American drama film directed by William Beaudine and starring Lloyd Bridges, Vera Miles and Margaret Sheridan. It is also known by the alternative title Prince ...more

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Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments Secretariat, War Admiral

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tjc169 added Hot to Trot John Candy, Gilbert Gottfried, Burgess Meredith Hot to Trot is a 1988 comedy film released by Warner Bros. It stars Bobcat Goldthwait as an investment broker, Dabney Coleman as the head of the company Bobcat works for and John Candy as the ...more

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The First Saturday in May Peter Brette, Bonnie Holthus, Frank Amonte Though the Kentucky Derby only lasts two heart-pounding minutes, preparation for the annual event takes years. In this documentary, fraternal filmmakers the Hennegan brothers follow six trainers ...more

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Harley Rae Reid added Thunderhead, Son of Flicka Roddy McDowall, James Bell, Preston Foster Thunderhead, Son of Flicka is a 1945 Technicolor family film directed by Louis King. It was adapted to screen by Dwight Cummins and Dorothy Yost from the novel by Mary O'Hara, and is based on ...more

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CSHorseman added Bite the Bullet Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn Bite the Bullet is a 1975 American Western film written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent and ...more

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On the Muscle: Portrait of a T... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horse Racing Movies

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The Horse with the Flying Tail The Horse with the Flying Tail is a 1960 American documentary film by Walt Disney Pictures, that won the Best Documentary award at the 33rd Academy Awards. The movie is about the palomino horse, ...more

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Grand Prix Kim Tae-hee, Yang Dong-geun, Park Geun-hyung Centered around a famous jockey in Japan that takes a brief trip back to South Korea. He and a female jockey fall in love even as they compete against each other, and later discovers the balance ...more

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The Great Dan Patch Gail Russell, Ruth Warrick, John Hoyt The Great Dan Patch is a 1949 American film directed by Joseph M. Newman about the trotting horse Dan Patch. The film is also known as Ride a Reckless Mile, and Dan Patch.

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Broadway Bill Lucille Ball, Myrna Loy, Margaret Hamilton Broadway Bill is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, and Helen Vinson. Written by Robert Riskin and based on the ...more

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Horses Horses is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Liz Mermin.

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Dead Cert Judi Dench, Julian Glover, Michael Williams Dead Cert is a 1974 crime film directed by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dick Francis.

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Big Spender Graham Greene, Casper Van Dien, Matthew Knight Big Spender is a 2003 film written by Jayne Martin and directed by Paul Schneider.

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Saddles & Silks: A Jockey's St... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horse Racing Movies

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