Black Beauty ( 1971 )


Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel beautifully comes to life in this family drama set in England. Told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself, the story sheds light on the details surrounding the colt's birth and his perception of humans (he has various owners throughout his life). While some owners are compassionate -- none more than Joe Evans (Mark Lester), the boy who first owns the colt.

The story emphasizes the importance of being kind and caring towards animals.

The bond between humans and the horse showcases deep friendship.

Characters display the responsible care and treatment of animals.

Overcoming hardships is a key component of the story.

violence 4/10

Some scenes depict animal cruelty and physical punishment.

fear 3/10

Certain situations may be distressing due to mistreatment of the horse.