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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, equestrian, horse riding, gambling, boy, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, escapades, husband wife relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, rider horse relationship, boy horse relationship, girl horse relationship, boy girl relationship, horse trainer, horse jumping

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Most similar movies to Lightning, the White Stallion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and captivating films with plots about horse, girl horse relationship, horse riding, youth, family relations, teenage girl and boy horse relationship mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lightning, the White Stallion: A Cowgirl's Story (2017), Windstorm 2 (2015), Sylvester (1985), Windstorm 3 (2017), Black Beauty (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A 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 ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: equestrian, girl horse relationship, ranch, horse, patriotism, rider horse relationship, rodeo, teenage girl, ambition, teenager, family tragedy, horse trainer ...
Place: afghanistan
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95%
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 971
Windstorm 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 ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse riding, horse, equestrian, teenage girl, horse ranch, human animal relationship, horse trainer, grandparent grandchild relationship, horse race, parent child relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
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92%
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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: fairy tale, uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, equestrian, horse race, orphan, family relations, power relations, friends, animal life, child as adult, athlete and trainer, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.0
 550
Windstorm 3 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 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: touching, sincere, light, uplifting, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, horse riding, wild horse, horse ranch, stallion, freedom, horse race, teenage girl, friendship, hopes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.6
 298
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: sincere, light, feel good, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, teenage girl, equestrian, friendship, family relations, couples, salvation, recovery, summer, boy horse relationship, boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, underdog, horse race, family, animal life, breeding, ambition, contests and competitions, hidden identity, hopes, horse trainer, boy horse relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Apple of My Eye (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. CHARLES, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.
Style: sentimental, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, blindness, animals, blind woman, blindness and impaired vision, horse, blind man, loss of eyesight, human animal relationship, coping, rider horse relationship, animal human communication ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: girl horse relationship, horse, physical disability, youth, girl dog relationship, animals, laptop, bad weather, rodeo cowboy, storm, snow, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4K
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: sexy, sincere, unusual plot structure, psychological, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: girl horse relationship, wild horse, horse ranch, horse riding, horse race, teenage boy, teenager, female protagonist, teenage girl, horse trainer, uncle niece relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 988
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, sweet, realistic, sentimental
Plot: horse, horse ranch, teenage girl, community service, friendship, bonding, human spirit, rehabilitation, teenage protagonist, teenage life, farm, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: horse, falcon, animal life, animals, youth, rain, neighbor, friendship, stuttering, little girl, husband wife relationship, boy ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: horse, girl horse relationship, race, rodeo, girl dog relationship, family relations, animals, boy horse relationship, horse trainer, cross country, native american white relationships, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Breaking Free (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility, he thinks he's found the easy way out. Instead, it's the way to a new life. Friendship. Step by step, as Rick helps a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: horse, youth, girl horse relationship, animals, family relations, horse riding, animal abuse, friends, teenage life, self discovery, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 329
Misty (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: horse, coming of age, youth, horse riding, family relations, island, heroes, family, escapades, orphan, adventure, young heroes ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 892
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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, youth, physical disability, second chance, olympics, animal life, farm, friends, coming of age, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, youth, equestrian, horse race, orphan, coming of age, human animal relationship, ambition, heroes, rivalry, family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sincere, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: girl horse relationship, support group, interracial friendship, family home, husband wife relationship, teenager, female protagonist, teenage girl, self mutilation, rape, desert, human animal relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, horse, colonial america, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 252
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: horse, youth, girl horse relationship, family relations, disorder, family, mischievous children, family life, desert, parents and children, brother brother relationship, horse riding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 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, talky, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: horse, family, horse ranch, cowboy, family relations, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life, self discovery, farm, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 2K
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, horse ranch, horse riding, ranch, wild horse, teenager, coming of age, countryside, farm, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 940
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.
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: equestrian, horse riding, girl horse relationship, human animal relationship, physical therapy, faith, horse trainer, horse, rider horse relationship, strong female character, accident, strong female lead ...
⇓ 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: sincere, captivating, feel good, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse ranch, horse, father daughter relationship, competition, family relations, horse trainer, equestrian, friendship, couples, girl horse relationship, youth, horse riding ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: romantic, touching, sincere, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, disney, cinderella story, equestrian, orphan, great depression, horse riding, women, coming of age, animals, age difference ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, georgia, north carolina, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 115
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, equestrian, friendship, teenage life, family, youth, family relations, friends, animal life, young at heart, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Windstorm: The Great Hurricane (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Due to the sudden outbreak of a hurricane, a traveling circus, famous for its stunning numbers with horses, calls into the small German estate of Kaltenbach. Soon, Ari realizes that one of the horses of this circus, named Orcan, is in mortal danger. ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse riding, horse, circus, escapades, traveling circus, characters in danger, bossy man, fighting the system, racehorse, adventure, rider horse relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, desert, black horse, friendship, human animal relationship, girl, world war two, disney, rescue, survival, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 260
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, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, teenage girl, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, training, strong female character, horse ranch, stallion, horse trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 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 life, self discovery, horse ranch, teenage girl, stallion, farm, hopes, disobey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 154
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, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: horse ranch, equestrian, family relations, redemption, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, girl horse relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%