Looking for a fun new equestrian flick to stream tonight? Here are 61 horse movies that you can stream right from the comfort of your own home.
|Movie Title||Year||Rating||Platforms Available (Free with Subscription, For Rent/Purchase)|
|War Horse||2011||PG-13||Netflix, Amazon, Vudu|
|Black Beauty||1994||G||Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Amazon, Vudu|
|The Black Stallion||1979||G||TCM Watch, Amazon, Vudu|
|National Velvet||1945||G||Amazon, Vudu|
|Secretariat||2010||PG||Disney+, Amazon, Vudu|
|The Man From Snowy River||1982||PG||Starz, Amazon, Vudu|
|Spirt: Stallion of the Cimarron||2002||G||Hulu, Amazon, Vudu|
|The Horse Whisperer||1998||PG-13||Amazon, Vudu|
|Dreamer||2005||PG||Max Go, DirectTV, Cinemax, Amazon, Vudu|
|Horse Sense||1999||G||Disney+, Amazon|
|A Horse for Danny||1995||G||Vudu|
|Flicka||2006||PG||HBO, Amazon, Vudu|
|A Horse For Summer||2015||PG||Vudu, Amazon|
|Something to Talk About||1995||R||HBO, Amazon, Vudu|
|The Electric Horseman||1979||PG||Max Go, Amazon Cinemax|
|A Day at the Races||1937||PG||Amazon, Vudu|
|Into the West||1992||PG||Vudu|
|Casey’s Shadow||1978||PG||Amazon, Vudu|
|All the Pretty Horses||2000||PG-13||Amazon, Vudu|
|Let it Ride||1989||PG-13||Amazon|
|Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken||1991||G||Amazon, Vudu|
|The Silver Brumby||1993||G||Amazon|
|Racing Stripes||2005||PG||Amazon, Vudu|
|In Pursuit of Honor||1995||PG-13||HBO, Amazon, Vudu|
|The Horse Boy||2009||NR||Amazon, Vudu|
|Dark Horse||2015||PG||Amazon, Vudu|
|The Rocking Horse Winner||1949||NR||Amazon|
|Lean on Pete||2018||R||Showtime, Amazon, Vudu|
|Harry & Snowman||2015||NR||Amazon, Vudu|
|Wild Horse, Wild Ride||2012||PG||Amazon, Vudu|
|Down the Fence||2017||NR||Amazon, Amazon, Vudu|
|From the Kill Pen||2016||NR||Amazon, Vudu|
|All the Wild Horses||2017||PG-13||Amazon|
|The Mustang||2019||R||Amazon, Vudu|
|Ride Like a Girl||2019||PG||Netflix, Amazon, Vudu|
|The Rider||2017||R||Amazon, Vudu|
|50 to 1||2014||PG-13||Amazon, Vudu|
|Of Horses and Men||2013||NR||Amazon, Vudu|
|The Red Pony||1949||PG||Amazon, Vudu|
|Blue Fire Lady||1977||PG||Amazon|
|Pit Pony||1997||PG||Starz, DirectTV|
|Out of the Wild||2017||PG||Vudu|
|Walk, Ride, Rodeo||2015||PG||Netflix|
|A Champion Heart||2018||G||Netflix, Amazon, Vudu|
|Rock My Heart||2019||PG||Netflix|
|The World We Make||2019||PG||Netflix, Amazon, Vudu|
|Horses: The Story of Equus||2002||G||Hulu|
|Orphan Horse||2018||PG||Hulu, Amazon, Vudu|
*All streaming information comes from https://www.justwatch.com/ and is subject to change at any time.
War Horse, 2011
This award-winning Steven Spielberg film is based on the 1982 novel of the same name. In this drama, a bay Thoroughbred named Joey navigates an epic journey through World War I.
A cinematic masterpiece, War Horse is a “technically superb and proudly sentimental emotional drama.” (source)
Black Beauty, 1994
This adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic tale tells the story of Black Beauty, a working horse living in Victorian England.
Along the way, Beauty forms friendships with humans and horses alike, and he experiences hardships common for a horse living in England in the 1880s.
Filled with drama and heart, this is my favorite film adaptation of one of my favorite horse stories.
Hidalgo tells the story of Frank Hopkins and his paint mustang Hidalgo as they compete in an epic 3,000-mile-long endurance race through the Saudi Arabian desert in the 1890s.
Based on a true story, Hopkins was “a legendary long-distance rider,” and claimed to have won over 400 races in his career. Though the real-life Hopkins’ claims of this epic feat have never been fully substantiated, it makes a great story nonetheless. (source)
Viggo Mortensen even adopted the horse actor who played Hidalgo (a paint horse named TJ) after the film. (source)
The Black Stallion, 1979
This film adaptation of Walter Farley’s classic novel follows the story of Alec Ramsey, a boy who befriends a magnificent black Arabian stallion after they are shipwrecked together on a deserted island.
After their rescue and return home, Alec enters his wild stallion in an epic champion horse race.
National Velvet, 1945
This classic film tells the story of 12-year-old Velvet and her adventures with the high-jumping horse “The Pie.”
Knowing The Pie’s potential, Velvet enters the horse in the Grand National, the biggest annual steeplechase race in England.
This “inspirational Disney drama” tells the story of the legendary racehorse Secretariat and his owner Penny Chenery as he competes in the historic races of the Triple Crown.
This exciting racehorse story is based on the 1999 book Seabiscuit: An American Legend. Seabiscuit is the story of an undersized Thoroughbred racehorse – an underdog who became a champion.
The Man From Snowy River, 1982
This classic Australian western centers around Jim Craig, a young man who’s trying to make his own way in the world. After losing his father, he takes a job with a horse rancher and must earn the respect of the other cowboys.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 2002
Featuring the music of Bryan Adams, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is the delightful animated tale of a dun stallion mustang who is captured and must fight to return to his herd.
Set in the 1800s, the movie deals with issues of western expansion, particularly conflicts between the Lakota people and the United States Government.
The Horse Whisperer, 1998
After a teen equestrian suffers a terrible accident with her horse, she and her mom seek the help of the “horse whisperer” on his remote ranch in Montana.
He attempts to rehabilitate the traumatized horse, and does his best to help the teen get back in the saddle once again. The film is based on the book by the same name by Nicholas Evans.
Champions is the true tale of British steeplechase jockey Bob Champion, who discovers he has cancer.
In “an extraordinary tale of survival and triumph,” Bob beats the odds – he survives cancer and wins the 1981 Grand National.
This 1980s classic introduced the majestic black Friesian breed to Americans everywhere.
In this dark medieval fantasy, a young thief (played by Matthew Broderick) escapes from a dungeon and befriends the mysterious Captain Navarre.
Navarre enlists his help in breaking the evil curse that prevents him and his lover, Lady Isabeau, from being together.
Inspired by a true story, Dreamer is the story of a precocious little girl, her father, and an injured horse.
A horse trainer loses his job after a promising mare is injured on the track. Instead of putting the mare to sleep, he buys her – and she and his daughter begin to form a unique bond.
Loosely based on the 1941 classic novel My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara, Flicka is the story of a girl named Katy and her wild mustang. Katy dreams of running her family’s ranch, but her father wants her to finish boarding school first.
During a roundup, they capture a feisty wild mustang, and they form a close bond. Flicka is a heartwarming tale of friendship, compassion, and the importance of family.
Horse Sense, 1999
This lighthearted Disney Channel Original Movie features the Lawrence brothers. Joey plays city-slicker Michael from LA, and Andrew is Tommy – his country cousin from Montana.
The irresponsible Michael is sent to Montana to start “acting like an adult.” Horse Sense is a feel-good film about family and friendship with a heartwarming Disney ending.
Virginia’s Run, 2002
After Virginia’s mother is killed in a tragic riding accident with her horse, Twister, her father forbids her from riding.
Twister gives birth to a foal Virginia names Stormy, and she secretly trains him to race. A heartwarming adventure tale of love and loss, Virginia’s Run is sure to become a family favorite.
A Horse for Danny, 1995
Horse-savvy 11-year-old Danny knows that her uncle just needs one champion to make his career as a successful racehorse trainer.
Using her street smarts and knowledge of the track, Danny purchases an underdog – a Thoroughbred named Tom Thumb.
The Mustang, 2019
An intense film about the power of horsemanship, The Mustang follows the story of a violent prison inmate with a troubled past.
While in prison, he attempts to repair the damaged relationship with his family and atone for his crimes by joining a rehabilitation program that trains wild mustangs.
Sleepy Hollow, 1999
In this Tim Burton adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Johnny Depp plays police constable Ichabod Crane.
Ichabod is sent to investigate the decapitations of several Sleepy Hollow residents, and must face the legendary Headless Horseman as he terrorizes the town.
Something to Talk About, 1995
In this classic 90’s romantic comedy, Grace (played by Julia Roberts) moves back to her family’s horse farm when she discovers her husband’s infidelity.
With an all-star cast and plenty of drama and hilarious antics, Something to Talk About is an entertaining romp with equestrian flair.
The Electric Horseman, 1979
Robert Redford plays a washed-up rodeo champion who rides off the Las Vegas boulevard and into the sunset with a stolen horse, pursued by reporter Jane Fonda – who desperately wants the scoop.
An avid horseman himself, Redford actually did all of his own riding for the film, and adopted his equine costar, a bay Thoroughbred named Let’s Merge. (source)
A Day at the Races, 1937
“Gags and girls, romance and rhythm, stars and songs,” this 1937 classic has it all. Enjoy this delightful romp as the Marx brothers try to save the heroine’s farm by running a “high-priced clinic for the wealthy” with a degree in veterinary medicine – and by winning the big race.
Into the West, 1992
When two Irish city boys find a magical horse, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
With action, adventure, and a whole lot of heart, this film is fun for the whole family.
Casey’s Shadow, 1978
When an orphaned and undersized colt is born into a family of down on their luck horse trainers, young Casey Bourdelle takes on the responsibility of trying to raise him into a champion.
All the Pretty Horses, 2000 (25)
Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz star in this thrilling romantic western, set in Mexico in the 1940s. After his mother passes away, cowboy John Grady is forced to sell their ranch and head south of the border.
There, he meets the love of his life – and is thoroughly tested as their relationship unfolds.
Let it Ride, 1989
Let it Ride is the story of a down on his luck taxi driver (played by Richard Dreyfuss) with a gambling problem. He promises his wife that he will quit betting on the horses forever – but wants to have “just one big day.”
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, 1991
A tenacious orphaned teenager dreams of becoming one of the famous Atlantic city “diving girls” – riders whose horses dive more than forty feet into a tank in a death-defying feat of courage and spectacle.
The Silver Brumby, 1993
This Australian film featuring Russell Crowe tells the fable of the legendary “prince of the brumbies” (wild horses of Australia) and one man’s mission to capture and tame it for himself.
Racing Stripes, 2005
Find out if a feisty zebra is fast enough to beat professional Thoroughbreds to the winner’s circle in the delightful children’s film, Racing Stripes.
In Pursuit of Honor, 1995
When a group of horses is destined for the slaughterhouse, it takes a group of rebellious cavalry soldiers to risk it all to save them.
The Horse Boy, 2009
When filmmaker Michel Orion Scott discovers that his son has autism, his family travels to Mongolia in search of a healing connection with horses.
Dark Horse, 2015
The exciting true story of a small Welsh mining community that banded together to raise and train a Thoroughbred steeplechase racehorse – with dreams of the winner’s circle in their sights.
The Rocking Horse Winner, 1949
Based on a short story by D.H. Lawrence, The Rocking Horse Winner tells the mysterious tale of a young boy who can pick the winner at the racetrack – every time.
Lean on Pete, 2018
A wayward teen becomes attached to an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he discovers that Pete is destined to be sold, he rescues him from an uncertain fate and embarks on “an odyssey across the new American frontier.”
This documentary explores the life and training methods of the real-life “horse whisperer,” Buck Brannaman.
Harry and Snowman, 2016
The extraordinary true tale of Harry, a Dutch immigrant, and his remarkable horse, Snowman.
Harry rescued the plain white plow horse from a slaughter-bound truck for $80 – but Snowman would soon become an unstoppable showjumping grand champion.
Wild Horse, Wild Ride, 2012
In the Extreme Mustang Makeover, a group of dedicated horse trainers has only one hundred days to turn wild mustangs into trained horses suitable for adoption. (source)
Four friends trek from Mexico to Canada on a 3,000-mile odyssey across the American West – on the backs of adopted wild mustangs.
All the Wild Horses, 2017
The Mongol Derby horse race is one of the most grueling and exciting horse races in the world – riders must endure over 600 miles of winding trails through the tough Mongolian wilderness.
Out of the Wild, 2017
When a down and out cowboy meets a horse-loving rancher, she leads him on a path to self-discovery as they help to train and rehabilitate a wild mustang.
Down the Fence, 2017
Every year, cowboys bring their three-year-old working cow horses to compete at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Competition in Reno – for the chance to win a piece of a million-dollar pie.
“Down the Fence is an overall feel good film for equine enthusiasts, regardless of your riding discipline, and will have you wanting to hug your horse as soon as possible.” (source)
Horse Girl, 2020
Horse Girl explores one woman’s experiences with mental illness and paranormal activity. Sarah, a crafty horse-lover, begins to experience strange lapses in time and terrifying lucid dreams – and she’s determined to find the truth in this psychological drama.
Ride Like a Girl, 2019
The inspirational true tale of Australian jockey Michelle Payne – the first female jockey in history to win the Melbourne Cup.
A misfit German teen is sent to her grandmother’s farm for the summer – where she learns she has a deep connection with a wild stallion named Windstorm.
The Rider, 2017
After a near-fatal accident, rodeo star Brady Blackburn isn’t sure he’ll ever ride again. Through grit and determination, he embarks on a quest to find a new identity – and rediscover his passion for the horses he loved so dearly.
The true sports story of Pierre Durand Jr, the French Olympic showjumping champion – and his extraordinary horse, Jappeloup.
50 to 1, 2014
Based on a true story, 50 to 1 follows the remarkable journey of underdog racehorse, Mine That Bird. Four cowboys from New Mexico band together to train an undersized Thoroughbred horse for the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
Of Horses and Men, 2013
This unique Icelandic film is “well-crafted and resoundingly original.” This black comedy-drama has been described as “collection of six-or-so interlocking fables about a group of rural Icelanders’ relationships with their horses” and is aimed at mature audiences. (source)
In Harmony, 2015
After an accident on a movie set, French stunt rider and horse trainer Marc Guermont is rendered paraplegic and bound to a wheelchair.
The insurance company sends an agent in an attempt to convince him to settle – but Marc has other plans.
The Red Pony, 1949
Based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel of the same name, The Red Pony chronicles the adventures of Tom Tiflin, a child with the heart of a cowboy, and his wild red pony.
Blue Fire Lady, 1977
After Jenny Grey’s mother is killed in a terrible riding accident, her father doesn’t approve of her dreams to become a competitive show rider.
She moves to the city and ends up with a job at a racetrack where she becomes attached to Blue Fire Lady, a surly chestnut mare.
Pit Pony, 1997
In the early 1900s, small ponies were used to haul coal out of mines in Nova Scotia. A young boy becomes attached to his “pit pony” when he begins working at the mine to support his family.
A 16-year-old orphan longs to be a horse trainer, but struggles to raise her two younger brothers by herself.
Then, she meets Sylvester – a wild gray horse with a bold spirit – and sets her sights on training him to become a cross-country jumping champion.
The Horse Soldiers, 1959
In this classic John Wayne western, The Horse Soldiers is the “drama-packed story of history’s most daring raid,” when the US cavalry journeys deep behind Confederate lines to destroy a rail supply center. This film is filled with action, adventure – and a whole lot of horses.
Being Ap, 2015
This documentary chronicles the journey of Irish steeplechase jockey AP McCoy, on his quest for the 20th consecutive championship win.
Walk, Ride, Rodeo, 2019
A promising rodeo star is confined to a wheelchair after suffers a devastating accident.
With grit, hard work, and a whole lot of heart – she is determined to get back in the saddle once again.
A Champion Heart, 2018
After the death of her mother, a grieving teen causes some trouble at a local ranch. While working off the debt, she begins to understand the powerful healing abilities that horses can have on your soul.
Rock My Heart, 2019
When Johanna discovers she has a congenital heart defect, she fears her days of riding horses are over for good. When she bonds with a wild racehorse, she trains to compete in a potentially life-threatening race.
The World We Make, 2019
In this love story between a high-school football player and an equestrian, but the racism of their small town threatens to tear them apart.
Orphan Horse, 2018
When a young girl runs away from home, she hides in the barn of a retired horse trainer. There, she begins a journey of self-discovery – through her love of horses.
Horses: The Story of Equus, 2002
This is the story of three foals born on the same farm – the racer, the rascal, and the runaway.
All three were born at the same time – but lead very different lives. One is destined for the track, one performs in front of large crowds, and one escapes to freedom in the wilderness.