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The Best River Movies and TV Shows on Free Services

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 Free Services.

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1. The Bridge on the River Kwai

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8.1/10
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86/100
Released: 1957Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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7.9/10
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83/100
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 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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3. Fitzcarraldo

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8.1/10
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79/100
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) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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7.9/10
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77/100
Released: 1928
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The just out of college effete son of a no-nonsense steamboat captain comes to visit his father whom he's not seen since he was little.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, SnagFilms & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Secret Window

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6.6/10
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72/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Silent Souls

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66/100
Released: 2010
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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7. Black Water

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64/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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8. River

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60/100
Released: 2016
Thriller

What it's about: In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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9. The Final Terror

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47/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A group of friends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.

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

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10. The Sound and the Fury

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41/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. The Hollow

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4.6/10
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41/100
Released: 2016
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When a U.S. congressman's daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team's brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff's department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town's strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town's most prominent figures.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. If the Seed Doesn't Die

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39/100
Released: 2010
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two fathers, a Romanian searching for his daughter who was forced into prostitution in Kosovo, and a Serbian seeking the body of his son killed in a car accident in Romania, meet on the river Danube. A boatman recounts the 200 year-old legend of Romanian peasants struggling unsuccessfully to move an old wooden church up the hill to their village at a time when building Orthodox churches was prohibited.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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13. Snake Island

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28/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A group of American tourists heading down an African river make a brief stop at Snake Island, an island that has been virtually abandoned for years. When they end up getting trapped on the island overnight, they find thousands of deadly snakes intent on reclaiming the tropical island for themselves.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).