Managing those mighty and beautiful beasts on the sets, capturing their magnificence on camera and emoting the scenes with them, rather than the actors make it a tedious task. Regardless, there have been some classics made on the subject. Some famous and some underrated. In fact, I wanted to watch a few movies as the reviews and ratings suggested, but those movies are so underrated, that I failed to find a copy to watch. So I’ve made the list out of the ones I could watch. I will update the list if I get a chance to watch those movies. Until then, here is the list of top movies about horse racing ever. You can watch some of these best horse racing movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. A couple of the horse racing movies on the list are based on true stories.
8. Dreamer (2005)
With a star-studded cast of Kurt Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue and Dakota Fanning, Dreamer tells the story of an injured racehorse brought back to health to achieve the Breeders Glass. The course triumph completes the fable but it is the backstory of a fighting family and strained father/daughter relationship that boost the uplifting film. One for the full family not exclusively for horse and racing fans.
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7. Phar Lap (1983)
Whereas numerous so-called ‘true stories’ and ‘stories inspired from real life’ get beefed up and sensationalized for commercial and entertaining purposes, Phar Lap is easily one of the foremost precise depictions of a horse racing story. The movie is about Australia’s most famous racehorse rose which garnered the trusts of millions amid the Great Depression, overcame several hurdles to win the country’s greatest races and met with an untimely death when racing within the United States.