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The Best River Movies and TV Shows on The Criterion Channel

Finding a good River movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best River movies and TV shows of all time streaming on The Criterion Channel.

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1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1972
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Shout Factory TV & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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2. Fitzcarraldo

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80/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Shout Factory TV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Limite

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7.3/10
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51/100
Released: 1931
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A man and two women lost at sea in a rowboat; their pasts are conveyed in flashbacks throughout the film.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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4. A River Called Titas

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48/100
Released: 1973
Drama, Family

What it's about: An in-depth look at the lives and struggles of the community of fishermen living by the river Titash.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & The Criterion Channel).

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5. Magnet of Doom

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6.5/10
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43/100
Released: 1963
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A young boxer Michel Maudet is sacked by his manager after a series of match defeats and is forced to look for a new job. He is engaged as secretary to a millionaire named Ferchaux who is in a hurry to flee the country when he discovers he has been implicated in a high-profile fraud.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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6. The River Fuefuki

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35/100
Released: 1960
Drama, History

What it's about: In a time of continuous civil wars ravaging the fields of feudal Japan, the eldest son of a very poor peasant family, living alongside the bridge over the Fuefuki river, decides to serve a warlord to escape his miserable condition, being soon followed by his younger brothers. Although not all the men of the family take this tragic path of death, women of the family will be doomed to endure the pain of loss during the next five generations.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).