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Top Horse Movies on Netflix

As National I Love Horses Day approaches on July 15th, there's no better way to celebrate than by indulging in some of the best horse movies available on Netflix. Whether you're a lifelong equestrian, a horse lover, or simply someone who enjoys heartwarming stories, these films offer a perfect mix of adventure, drama, and inspiration. Grab some popcorn, saddle up, and let’s ride into the world of horse movies!

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1. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

One of the most beloved horse movies of all time, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an animated classic that has captivated audiences for years. The story follows Spirit, a wild mustang, as he navigates the challenges of being captured by humans and his journey to freedom. The film’s breathtaking animation, powerful soundtrack by Bryan Adams, and emotional storyline make it a must-watch. It's a tale of resilience, friendship, and the unbreakable spirit of a horse.

2. Rodeo & Juliet

This modern-day love story offers a unique twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet tale. When Juliet returns to her family's ranch, she discovers a passion for rodeo riding and forms a bond with a special horse. Along the way, she meets a charming cowboy named Monty, and romance blossoms. Rodeo & Juliet is a delightful film that blends romance, family, and the thrill of rodeo competitions.

3. War Horse

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is a cinematic masterpiece that chronicles the bond between a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, during World War I. The film follows Joey's journey through the war, changing the lives of everyone he meets. This epic drama showcases the extraordinary courage and loyalty of horses, highlighting their significant roles in history. With stunning cinematography and powerful performances, War Horse is a poignant tribute to the bravery of both horses and humans.

4. Rock My Heart

Rock My Heart tells the inspiring story of a teenager named Jana, who has a serious heart condition. Despite her illness, she forms an unbreakable bond with a spirited racehorse. With the help of a gruff but caring trainer, Jana sets out to prove she can compete in a high-stakes horse race. This film is a testament to the power of determination and the healing bond between humans and horses.

5. Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

Based on a true story, Walk. Ride. Rodeo. follows the incredible journey of Amberley Snyder, a rodeo barrel racer who is paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident. Refusing to give up on her dreams, Amberley works tirelessly to get back in the saddle and compete again. This inspiring film showcases her resilience, the unwavering support of her family, and the special connection she shares with her horse.

6. Free Rein

For a series that offers a bit more depth and extended storytelling, Free Rein is an excellent choice. This British television series follows Zoe, a teenage girl who spends the summer at her mother's childhood home on an island off the coast of England. There, she forms a bond with a mysterious horse named Raven and discovers a passion for riding. Free Rein is filled with adventure, mystery, and the ups and downs of teenage life, all set against the backdrop of beautiful countryside and equestrian culture.

7. Black Beauty

Another classic tale, Black Beauty has been adapted into various films over the years, and the Netflix version is a beautiful addition to the collection. The story, narrated by the horse Black Beauty, follows his life from a carefree colt to a mature horse who faces many challenges. The film explores themes of kindness, empathy, and the bond between humans and horses. It's a timeless story that continues to resonate with audiences of all ages.

8. Horse Girl

Horse Girl is a unique blend of psychological drama and horse love. The film stars Alison Brie as Sarah, a socially awkward woman with a deep love for horses and supernatural crime shows. As her life starts to unravel, her connection to her horse becomes a source of solace and stability. Horse Girl is an intriguing film that explores mental health, identity, and the comfort animals can provide.

Honorable Mentions:

While these films top our list, there are plenty of other horse movies worth watching on Netflix. Here are a few honorable mentions:

  • A Champion Heart
  • Hidalgo
  • Secretariat
  • The Black Stallion


National I Love Horses Day is the perfect occasion to immerse yourself in the world of horses through these captivating films. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, adventure, or a heartfelt story, Netflix has a horse movie for everyone. So, gather your loved ones, get cozy, and enjoy a cinematic celebration of these magnificent creatures. Happy National I Love Horses Day!

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