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The Best River Movies on TCM

Finding a good River movie 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 of all time streaming on TCM.

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1. Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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7.9/10
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76/100
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 TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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2. The Bridge on the River Kwai

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8.1/10
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74/100
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 stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Gentleman Jim

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7.6/10
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67/100
Released: 1942
Biography, Drama

What it's about: As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).