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The Best River Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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 Kanopy.

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1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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8.0/10
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84/100
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. The Gold Rush

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8.2/10
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84/100
Released: 1925
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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3. Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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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 & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Silent Souls

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68/100
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 & Vudu) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy).

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5. House by the River

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7.2/10
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57/100
Released: 1950
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Louis Hayward stars as a wealthy man who tries to seduce the family maid. She resists, and he kills her. Long jealous of his brother Lee Bowman, Hayward does his best to pin the blame for the murder on his sibling. Also affected by Hayward's arrogant dementia is his long-suffering wife Jane Wyatt. Originally, director Lang had proposed that the unfortunate maid be a black woman, but was over ruled

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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6. Take Me to the River

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56/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz, Shout Factory TV & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).