The horse whisperer was good too, but I never saw the ending. I read the book though, so I know what happens.
Actually, the movie ended completely different than the book. I much preferred the book, it was just a better finish to the story. The movie focused more on the love story part of it.
Both the Snowy River movies (my heart still swells when I see him top the hill on the black horse in slow motion and I still cry when Denny falls).
One that a lot of people don't really know about is Rustler's Rhapsody. It's not really a "horse" movie per say, but it's a spoof of all the old cheesy westerns and his horse plays a fairly large part in it. I adore that movie.
Secretariat and Seabiscuit were both awesome. Speaking of which, I am now in the mood to watch Seabiscuit again.
Just watched Dreamer tonight, it's one of those movies where a real horseperson can sit there and pick it completely apart, but still a dang good movie.
Hidalgo is much the same way, you can pick the inconsistencies to death, but still very enjoyable.
Another good one is The Long Shot, it's about a dressage horse that goes blind but still competes, supposedly based on a true story as well.
Gosh, I could go on and on about horse movies. The majority of them are totally eyeroll worthy, but I still love them.
Oh, whoever mentioned Lonesome Dove...YES!! It always amazes me that Robert Duvall always has a fantastic horse in every movie he does, not those bracy giraffes that everyone else gets stuck riding.