Based on the life of Amberley Snyder, ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ is a truly inspiring movie about how a 19-year-old girl rides her horse (Power) with her blond hair swiftly flowing away behind her all the way up to glory. It all starts when Snyder, who is a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer, is on the verge of going pro in her sport. But life seems unfair to her at that point in time and she gets paralyzed from the waist down after a brutal accident that she barely survives. Determined to get back on her horse, within four months, she starts recovering with the aid of therapists. But before she can start competing again on a professional level, she needs to learn to convert all the negatives that do not support her situation into positives by finding legit solutions to her problems. Only then will she be able to go against all odds and be the champion she had always dreamt of being.
Isn’t that what we love about these movies? The struggles of these individuals and how they somehow manage to cross every obstacle. When we see someone else defy all odds and still succeed, it just inspires us to do more with our lives as well. Looking at someone like Amberley Snyder who made it big even after being physically disabled makes us feel grateful for what we have. With that said, here’s the list movies similar to ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
13. 127 Hours (2010)
From the Director of Slumdog Millionaire-Danny Boyle, comes a true story of an adventurer, thrill seeker, and outdoorsman Aron Ralston (James Franco). While canyoneering alone one day Aron’s arm gets crushed and stuck between the wall of the canyon and a falling boulder. Over the next few days, Aron looks back at his life contemplating and rejoicing every moment that he had spent with his family, friends, lovers and also two girls he had met just before getting his arm trapped. Through all of this, he gathers the strength to get himself out of this situation even if it requires him to amputate his arm with a blunt Swiss army knife. But is he as strong as he thinks he is?
12. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Starring Russell Crowe and Jenifer Connelly, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is unlike any other film you’ve seen. The movie has the most heavenly soundtrack by James Horner and extraordinary acting performance by Russell Crowe who did not overdo his part even once in the entire film. The film is based on the true story of Nobel Prize Winner, John Nash and almost half of the movie portrays John’s perception of reality. Only later do we realize that John suffers from an illness. What’s baffling about this is that you as a viewer live with him in his sickness almost halfway through the movie. Make sure that you watch this one with no prior knowledge about the film, as it can have some serious spoilers.