Three best movies for horse lovers
Written by CRM
Saturday, 20 February 2021 05:25
Horse racing is a hugely popular sport in the United States and the United Kingdom. Both countries host some of the most popular racing events like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Grand National. 

These horse races provide some very exciting betting opportunities to punters around the world. And that’s why, whenever these events get near, you will find Britishers looking for the Grand National 2021 betting offers and promotions from the leading bookmakers. 

1- Dreamer (2005)

If you want true value for your time and expense, then pick up the 2005 American sports drama film Dreamer. The John Gatins directed film is inspired by the true story of a horse named Mariah’s Storm and stars Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning in the main roles. 

Russell has played the character of a horse trainer called Ben who takes his work very seriously. While Fanning has portrayed the character of Cale who gets neglected by his work-obsessed father (Ben). However, the relationship between the father and daughter improves significantly because of a talented racehorse named Sonador. 

Dreamer went on to garner $38 million at the box office and also received praise for the strong performances of the actors. It received a nomination at the ESPY Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards. 

2- National Velvet (1944)

National Velvet, which is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Enid Bagnold, is one of the best horse movies ever. The Clarence Brown directed film stars a young Elizabeth Taylor in the main role who aspires to win the prestigious Grand National steeplechase. She is assisted in her aims by a penniless young drifter named Mi Taylor who is played by Mickey Rooney. 

National Velvet was a huge critical success and it gave a big boost to the acting career of Elizabeth Taylor. The American sports film earned a huge $5,840,000 at the box office and also won two Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. 

3- Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) 

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 animated adventure film that was received well by the critics and went on to win several awards. It tells the story of a proud stallion named Spirit who is captured by wranglers. However, they never succeed in taming him as he never gives in to his fate and desperately tries to free himself. 

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and made $122.6 million at the box office.