The Best Horses In Screen/TV History

Categories: Film

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Steven Spielberg's War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature!

I like the horse, too.

Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.


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National Velvet, with the beauteous Liz Taylor

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Secretariat, with the lovely Diane Lane

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Seabiscuit, with spunky Tobey Maguire

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The original version with Shirley Temple

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My Friend Flicka, with Roddy McDowall, who grew up to be hung like a ... you know

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The Red Pony. In dazzling black and white.

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Francis the talking mule -- which is related to a horse -- with Donald O'Connor

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TV's mouthy Mr. Ed, who never stopped horsin' around

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"Hello, horse face!" The Horse Whisperer had ScarJo bonding with some hairy pals.

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Buck is this year's Oscar-shortlisted doc about the real-life horse whisperer and his stable of stable dwellers.

But don't anyone mention Equus, if you don't mind.

That overwrought, pretentiously boring movie smells like a stable!

To paraphrase Ruth Roman in the cult classic The Baby, it's just so much horseshit.

Oh, all right, here it is. But get it to the glue factory pronto.


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13 comments
CMG
CMG

No love for the horse in The Godfather?  

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

Correction:  The name of the horse in "National Velvet" was "Pie."  "Velvet" was Velvet Brown, played by Elizabeth Taylor.  Both star and horse were beautiful.

Musto
Musto

I download 12 classic horses and someone says "Where's Phar Lap??" Killing myself.

Melinda9
Melinda9

Don't forget Phar Lap. That film made me cry - but I think horse movies often make me cry. Because horses often get screwed over by humanity.

Equine
Equine

Anything with hot-rodded Roddy is my fave!

Litella
Litella

What about that actress...oh, never mind. Let's be nice here.

Musto
Musto

Thank you, Melinda9!!!

Rolph
Rolph

He obviously meant National Velvet as a title, not a character. Everyone stop with the drive-by corrections and nyah-nyahs or these threads will stop.

Melinda9
Melinda9

I didn't say 'Where's Phar Lap?' I said 'Don't forget Phar Lap.' That was a good horse movie, dammit. Race horses usually lead hard lives with sad endings.

mjm
mjm

what, no Pretty Woman? lmfao...

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

I didn't mean any offense; it appeared to me that all the movies mentioned were named after the horse, with the exception being "National Velvet."  I just didn't want anyone to be confused.  No offense or Internet-pickiness was meant.

Parva
Parva

Relax, Rolph. The only power some sad people can get is in putting these anonymous corrections and nyah-nyahs, even when they're wrong.

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