The Black Stallion ( 1979 )


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 deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

friendship 9/10

Strong bond and friendship between the boy and the horse is central to the story.

bravery 8/10

The characters display bravery in overcoming challenging situations.

perseverance 7/10

The characters show great perseverance in facing difficult circumstances.

trust 7/10

Trust is a key theme, especially between the boy and the stallion.

compassion 6/10

Compassion is shown by characters in caring for each other and the horse.

responsibility 6/10

The boy takes on significant responsibility in caring for the horse.

fear 4/10

Some scenes might be intense for younger viewers, especially those involving danger to the boy or horse.

violence 3/10

Mild peril and moments of conflict that involve physical struggle.

intimacy 1/10

Brief, non-sexual scenes depicting closeness and care.