26 Must-Watch Horse Movies on Netflix

Looking for some of the best horse movies on Netflix?

I’ve got you covered!

I searched throughout every category to find everything from heartwarming tearjerkers to adventurous flicks, all with at least one fabulous equine star!

Let’s check them out!

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26 Best Horse Movies on Netflix

One quick note: this list is current as of November 2021. As you know, aside from Netflix Originals, the offerings on the service change monthly. So you may want to watch them asap!

#1 Walk. Ride. Rodeo

Based on a true story, this Netflix original movie relives the inspirational story of Amberley Snyder.

If you haven’t heard of her, she’s a famous rodeo barrel racer who beat the odds by surviving a devastating car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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#2 A Champion Heart

This family-friendly drama tells the story of Mandy Renner, a 15-year-old girl who is grieving over the loss of her mother and working off a debt at a ranch working with a wounded horse (and works on her own wounded heart in the process).

#3 War Horse

Good luck keeping your eyes dry during this heart-wrenching war movie about a boy and the bulletproof bond he has with his horse.

Jeremy Irvine plays Albert, the son of a farmer who falls head over heels for a colt named Joey.

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#4 Free Rein: Valentine’s Day

The Free Rein Valentine’s Day flick is the ultimate movie for young horse lovers. As a Netflix original, you won’t have to worry about this one leaving the service anytime soon.

#5 Seabiscuit

This heartwarming 2003 sports drama was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and for good reason.

The plot follows three men — played by Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire, and Chris Cooper — who team up to rally behind champion racing horse Seabiscuit.

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#6 Rock My Heart

You’ll need tissues for this German drama! It follows the journey of a 17-year-old girl named Jana starred by Lena Klenke who suffers from a congenital heart condition.

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#7 Ride Like A Girl

This true tale is based on the true Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

#8 Riding Faith

This movie definitely brings it to the “inspirational” department. Grace Van Dien stars as Grace, a girl who grapples with the passing of her father.

#9 Roped

If you prefer your romances to be of the Hallmark variety, Roped will definitely be up your alley.

It’s a classic tale of worlds colliding. In this case, a rip-roaring traveling rodeo has landed within the city limits of a small town.

#10 The World We Make

If you’re looking for a sentimental romance that also involves horses, you’re in luck. The World We Make is a touching story of a young biracial couple Lee and Jordan, played by Rose Reid and Caleb Castille.

#11 Being AP

If you’re looking for a stunning horse-racing documentary, Being AP is it. Critically lauded by nearly everyone, Being AP is centered on the illustrious career of jump jockey AP McCoy.

#12 Spirit Riding Free

Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas is a charming mini-adventure featuring Lucky and his friends as they try to return home in time for Christmas. It’s the perfect horse movie to watch with young kids!

#13 Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale

For little ones who can’t get enough Barbie or horses, this movie delivers in both markets.

In Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale, Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea visit their aunt’s equestrian academy in the Swiss Alps.

#14 Horse Girl

If scary is more your thing, Alison Brie stars in this chilling psychological thriller that incorporates horses in an intriguing way.

For Brie’s Sarah, having a relationship with her horse means reconnecting with her younger, more innocent self.

#15 Bibi and Tina- Der film

This quirky German teen movie is perfect for when you’re in the mood for something eccentric.

There’s witchcraft, love triangles, and of course, horses. It stars Lina Larissa Strahl as Lisa-Marie Koroll as Bibi and Tina.

#16 Secretariat

A 2010 sports drama film by Disney, is based on the 1975 book by William Nack named Secretariat: The Making of a Champion.

This is another true horseracing story that shows how dedication can lead to the fulfillment of dreams.

#17 Black Beauty 1946

It is one of the most emotional movies for families on Netflix. While this movie is not based on the original book, it provides a look into the hearts of a young girl who lost her mother, her father struggling to raise her.

#18 Black Beauty

This updated film from 1994 is based on one of the most well-known books ever written about horses.

It also explores Black Beauty’s relationships with other horses throughout its life and all the joys and sorrows that come with being a horse.

#19 National Velvet

The iconic 1944 film starring a young Elizabeth Taylor is the perfect movie for family viewing. National Velvet is one of the first jumping horse movies and also one of the first movies that celebrate what women can do in the sport.

#20 Moondance Alexander

This new classic 2007 movie Moondance Alexander centers around a lost pinto pony, a spunky teenager, and a jumping competition.

#21 My Heroes Were Cowboys

This amazing documentary showcases the life of Robin Wiltshire, who survived a painful childhood by watching Westerns.

Today, he’s living his dream life out on the frontier, where he trains horses for movies.

#22 Dreamer

This 2005 movie is a tribute to a true story of a struggling family who raises and trains thoroughbreds.

In the movie, a daughter in the family prompts investing in an injured horse in spite of the family’s financial situation.

#23 The Horse Whisperer

Released in 1998, begins when a horrible tragedy leaves both the horse and a teenage girl scarred. A horse trainer arrives to help heal both the seen and hidden pain.

#24 A Fine Step

Luke Perry plays a horseman in this 2014 film named A Fine Step. In the movie, Perry has a terrible accident with his best horse.

#25 Storm Rider

A 2013 movie with Kevin Sorbo, features a spoiled teen girl who feels she is entitled to the world. She is sent to live with her uncle, played by Sorbo after her father is jailed.

#26 Flicka

Singer Tim McGraw stars in the movie which begins when a young girl finds a connection with a mustang named Flicka.

Final Words

If you are a horse lover and have had a horse at some point in your life, you will love watching these horse movies on Netflix. Which is your favorite? Don’t forget to let us know!

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