The Horse in Cinema

Drama Movies
Horses are inherently cinematic and have provided subject material for filmmakers since the beginning of the medium. These films explore the powerful bond that forms between humans and horses.

Dark Horse Film Review star
Winner of the Audience Award for documentary filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, "Dark Horse" tells the captivating story of a champion racehorse raised by the working-class people of a Welsh village.

Into the West Film Review star
While this film was marketed as a children's adventure story, "Into the West" is a multi-layered drama in which a white stallion enters the life of a fractured family and heals their wounds. Gabriel Byrne stars.

Michael Kohlhaas Film Review star
Mads Mikkelsen stars as "Michael Kohlhaas", a 16th century horse trader who rebels against the authority of the church and state. Set in the majestic Cevenne Mountain region of France, "Michael Kohlhaas" is a cinematic feast for the eyes.

Of Horses and Men Film Review star
Winner of the 2014 Nordic Film Council Prize. Writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson draws on his experience as a teenager working in the rural highlands of Iceland to craft this darkly comic film about the interdependence of the Icelandic Horse and its human companions.

The Black Stallion Film Review star
This adaptation of Walter Farley's "The Black Stallion" is a stunning visual achievement. Kelly Reno stars as the boy shipwrecked with an Arabian horse. The two creatures form an unbreakable bond in a timeless classic directed by Carroll Ballard.

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