Movies like Lightning, the White Stallion

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Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
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Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a stolen white stallion escapes his captors, young Stephanie Ward gives him a new home and a new name: Lightning. As she grooms the horse for show-jumping competition, the pair forms an unbreakable bond. But when Stephanie finds herself in need of an expensive operation, and Lightning's original owner tracks him down, Stephanie sets all her hopes on first prize at the Nationals - and on the horse who's become her best friend!
Plot: horse, horse riding, gambling, teenage girl, boy, horse jumping, girl horse relationship, mother daughter relationship, equestrian, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, escapades, husband wife relationship, boy girl relationship, rider horse relationship, horse trainer, boy horse relationship

Most similar movies to Lightning, the White Stallion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and sincere films with plots about horse, horse riding, family relations, girl horse relationship, youth, friendship and teenage girl mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lightning, the White Stallion: Ostwind 2 (2015), Sylvester (1985), Black Beauty (2015), Windstorm 3 (2017), Cowgirl's Story (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ostwind 2 (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Summer vacation. Mika is overjoyed to see Ostwind again. But then she discovers strange wounds on the belly of Ostwind, for which no one has an explanation. Yet this is Kaltenbach verge of bankruptcy! With a heavy heart Mika decides to participate ...
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse riding, horse, human animal relationship, teenage girl, horse trainer, equestrian, grandparent grandchild relationship, parent child relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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95%
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Sylvester (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: touching, feel good, fairy tale, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, equestrian, horse, heroes, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, family, lifestyle, against the odds, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky
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77%
 3.8
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Black Beauty (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic novel, Black Beauty explores the heartfelt story of 15 year-old Audry who makes the discovery of a lifetime whilst volunteering at a city animal shelter. Rescued from an abusive owner and recovering from ...
Style: light, sincere, feel good, captivating
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, equestrian, friendship, teenage girl, family relations, salvation, recovery, couples, horse jumping, summer, boy horse relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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70%
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Windstorm 3 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ostwind and Mika have found a real home at the farm Kaltenbach with Mika's grandmother. In the hustle of running therapy center and due to Mika's fame as a horse-whisperer, she feels that she doesn't have enough freedom and time to ...
Style: light, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, horse riding, wild horse, teenage girl, freedom, horse race, horse ranch, friendship, hopes, escapades, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Cowgirl's Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dusty Rhodes is new at Jefferson High, and she sticks out like a... well, a cowgirl. Dusty is a real cowgirl from Texas. Her parents are in the U.S. Army: her mother a helicopter pilot and her father a Special Forces Army Ranger. At first, Dusty is ...
Plot: equestrian, grandfather, horse, faith, acceptance, patriotism
Place: afghanistan
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65%
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Wind Dancer (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young girl is injured by a riding accident, she overcomes her injury with the help of her family and her beloved horse.
Plot: riding accident, wheelchair, commitment, horse thief, mountain lion, paralysis, animal cruelty, animals, horse riding, father daughter relationship, rain, dog ...
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60%
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, this 1969 British children's film stars Mark Lester as a young boy, unable to speak, who befriends both a wild colt with blue eyes and a falcon named "Lady". The cast also includes John Mills, Gordon ...
Plot: falcon, horse, childhood trauma, pony, heavy rain, bicycle, childhood, rider horse relationship, horse riding, child protagonist, land rover, mud ...
Place: england
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57%
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Black Beauty (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Born free in the American West, Black Beauty is a horse rounded up and brought to Birtwick Stables, where she meets spirited teenager Jo Green. The two forge a bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges and adventures.
Style: sincere, psychological, unusual plot structure, sexy, captivating
Plot: girl horse relationship, wild horse, horse ranch, horse race, horse riding, teenager, female protagonist, teenage boy, horse trainer, teenage girl, uncle niece relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 886
Emma's Chance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sweet, sentimental
Plot: horse, community service, teenage girl, horse ranch, friendship, human spirit, bonding, rehabilitation, teenage protagonist, farm, teenage life, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Tattooed Police Horse (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Barred from racing for breaking stride, a trotting horse finds a new career as a police officer's mount in Boston.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: animal life, breeding, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, hidden identity, horse race, underdog, family, riding a horse, equestrian, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Horse Crazy (2001)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three kids, who hope to capture their own wild mustang, outsmart a ring of horse thieves and return a prize stallion to its owner.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: family relations, disorder, family life, parents and children, desert, youth, family, mischievous children, child's point of view, rider horse relationship, equestrian, boy girl relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Girl on the Edge (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A powerful true story about the journey of a troubled teenage girl who finds healing in the most unlikely of places, and who must choose to either invest in her own recovery or succumb to the trauma of her past.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: injury, family home, interracial friendship, teenage girl, girl horse relationship, support group, teenager, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, self mutilation, rape, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, young heroes, adventure, family life, parents and children, animal life, colonial america, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Harley's Hill (2011)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harley, a runaway thoroughbred, is found by a rancher and his daughter. Unable to find the owner, they nurture him back to health, and the girl includes Harley as her partner in her horse club competitions.
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse ranch, competition, father daughter relationship, horse jumping, horse trainer, equestrian, runaway horse, family relations, friendship, couples, horse riding, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Misty (1961)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, family relations, horse, horse riding, family in danger, americana, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, siblings relations, legends and myths, animal life ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 2K
Windstorm (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, youth, animal training, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, farm, family, disobey, hopes, stallion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Flicka 2 (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, jet-black mustang who's just as free-spirited and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse riding, horse, horse ranch, wild horse, ranch, coming of age, teenager, animal life, family relations, farm, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, black horse, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, orphan, horse, heroes, hopes, rivalry, adventure, family, youth, power relations, animal life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, family life, youth, rehabilitation, coming of age, hopes, friends, animal life, farm ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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A Sunday Horse (2016)
Genre: Biography, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.
Plot: horse trainer, equestrian, faith, horse riding, strong female character, accident, physical therapy, strong female lead, olympics, horse jumping
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 221
My Lucky Star (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Normandy, Louise lives happily in the horse world. Suddenly, fate strikes. Louise left alone with his father and a family friend to Ferronnière the stud where she has always lived. Business is bad, they are on the verge of bankruptcy ... ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, teenage girl, training, strong female character, horse trainer, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, feel good, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, father son relationship, christmas, father daughter relationship, love, siblings, poor family, poverty, gift, horse, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: americana, horse riding, great depression, horse, orphan, cinderella story, blindness, contests and competitions, underdog, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
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The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, horse ranch, equestrian, homecoming, hopes, family problems, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, rider horse relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Child of the Steppe (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals, the unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family’s livestock. 11-year old Sukbhat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the ...
Plot: horse, horse riding, goat, horse race, sheep, washing someone, snake, dead animal
Place: mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wild Pony (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To save her ranch after the accidental death of her husband, a woman marries the man responsible for the mishap.
Plot: barn, ranch, widow, rancher, dead father, animal, teenager, father son relationship, rider horse relationship, training, stepfather stepson relationship, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: In the Nez Perce nation, usually girls may not ride in a certain dangerous "suicide" cross-country and downhill horse race, but trick rider Mary and her exceptional horse Holly Smoke get the chief's permission to do so.
Plot: family relations, animals, race, american indian, clown, animal, girl horse relationship, native american, girl dog relationship, dog, girl, training ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Black Stallion (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, rescue, survival, friendship, family relations, horse race, poker, barn, training, shipwreck, island, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%