There have also been a few that pushed the idea outside the box and created something completely unexpected, including one of the most abstract movies of the last decade. The film starts with the mysterious death of Par Lap and then goes back in time to tell the inspirational story of the horse's rise to the top.
Douglas is a wealthy rancher who is against the idea of a young man who inherited his dad's ranch from romancing his daughter. Cormack McCarthy is one of America's top novelists, and the movies based on his novels are uniformly good, with No Country for Old Men and The Road both modern-day classics.
The film based on this book hit theaters in 2000 with Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz in the lead roles and Billy Bob Thornton as the director. In 2018, Boots Riley released his directorial debut with Sorry to Bother You, and no one could have expected that they saw on the big screen that year.
Namath Stanfield plays Cassius Green, a young man who finds out he can succeed in his telemarketing career if he uses a “white voice.” Directed by Andrew Haigh, the film stars Charlie Plummer than Charley, a 15-year-old boy who finds himself orphaned when his dad dies.
He learns that the racehorse, Pete, that he cared for is about to be sent to slaughter and steals it, going on the run across the American frontier as the boy and his horse tries to find their way in the world. Tom Huddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Marian lead the cast with Jeremy Irvine as Albert.
The 2003 movie was not the first to cover the life of Sea biscuit, as there was also a Shirley Temple film in 1949 before this adaptation of the book about the horse by Laura Hillenbrand. Gary Ross directed the movie, which earned seven Oscar nominations and starred Today Maguire and Jeff Bridges.
The story is about a boy shipwrecked on an island with an Arabian stallion and the friendship he develops with the horse. This horse movie received two Oscar nominations; one for actor Mickey Rooney and one for the film's editing.
Released originally in 1995, The Horse Whisperer was a film directed by Robert Redford, who also starred in the movie. He won five Eclipse Awards and is second to only Man o' War in the listing of the greatest racehorses of the 20th Century by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
In 2010, the movie that told the story of this amazing horse was brought to the big screen by Disney. Released in 2002 by DreamWorks Animation, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an interesting horse movie.
Spirit also meets a Native American child and the two develop a friendship that saves both their lives. Hopkins, in real life, was a professional horseman who was a long-distance rider that supposedly won 400 races; although most of his claims were considered fictional, as he was also a circus performer.
The movie picked up five Oscar nominations, winning two of them, and was added to the National Film Registry in 2003 for its cultural significance. This was the man that came to work on Robert Redford's fictional movie The Horse Whisperer as the lead consultant.
This documentary possesses a plethora of entertainment value for horse lovers and won the audience award at Sun dance. It follows Buck as he travels around the country, working for people who need help in training and bonding with their horses.
He also attends clinics to help teach people a more humane and kinder way of developing a lasting relationship with the animals. Kurt Russell is Ben, the father who neglects his young daughter as he works hard to care for his horses.
Shawn is a former member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle before relocating to Texas and has work published in the Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma Gazette, Vox Magazine and Loud Magazine and on websites like The Huffington Post, CBS, Time Warner Cable, Yahoo, The Movie Network, Chad, Renegade Cinema, 411mania and Sporting News. Shawn is also a published author, with a non-fiction book about the Stephen King Dollar Baby Filmmakers and has begun work on a new fiction series as well.
Visit Shawn Leads' website to learn more about his novel writing and follow him on Twitter @sslealos. Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of taking over the family horse ranch one day.
The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life. A boy encounters a horse and bonds with him, later training him to race.
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd. True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Came Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Senator, a race horse with a broken leg. The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds. An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Penny Cheney Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stable boy.
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Four horses and four horse lovers go on adventures, aided by a wise collie, a jealous cat and a clumsy pig in a place called Horse land. Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry.
Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.
Sherman is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy. She lives at the track where her uncle is a horse trainer.
A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse. A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
The fifth film adaptation of Anna Sewell’s 1877 novel of the same name, 1994’s Black Beauty was the directorial debut of Caroline Thompson. The lovable Alan Cumming serves as a narrator and is the voice of the titular horse whose life is the subject of the entire story.
Amazon.closely based on Mary O’Hara’s 1941 novel for kids titled My Friend Flick, 2006’s Flick is about a little girl (Alison Lehman) who finds a wild mustang she claims as her own and sets out to tame in the attempt to prove to her parents, played by Tim McGraw and Maria Hello, that she is ready to take over the family ranch. Hidalgo is the beloved mustang owned by Hopkins and the film depicts the duo’s racing adventures in Arabia back in 1891 and how they went up against pure-blooded Arabian horses.
Amazon.combined legend Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 film The Killing centers around a racetrack heist of $2 million that is set to happen as the favorite racehorse is murdered as a distraction. Amazon.combated on a Banjo Paterson poem of the same name, George T. Miller’s The Man From Snowy River from 1982 starred Kirk Douglas in a dual role as the owners of a cattle ranch.
We follow a young man who seeks a job there after experiencing a tragedy in the hopes of taking over the family business. It was nominated for five Oscars (winning two) and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2003.
Matt Damon narrates the film as Spirit, but the horses communicate via sounds and body language in lieu of dialogue. Amazon.com Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken from 1991 is a film based on the memoir by Sonora Webster Carver titled A Girl and Five Brave Horses.
It’s about a young woman who, after being inspired by a performance at the fair, sets out to become a daredevil who rides horses during high dives.