'Thirteen Lives' is based on the harrowing true story behind the 2018 Thailand cave rescue — here's how to watch
'thirteen lives' is based on the harrowing true story behind

‘Thirteen Lives’ is based on the harrowing true story behind the 2018 Thailand cave rescue — here’s how to watch

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Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton, Colin Farrell, Thira Chutikul, and Popetorn Soonthornyanakij in

  • “Thirteen Lives,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
  • The movie is based on true events and follows rescue divers who attempt to save thirteen people trapped in a cave.
  • Amazon Prime Video starts at $9/month, and it’s also included with a full Prime membership for $15/month.

An international team of rescue divers descend into a flooded cave to save a group of trapped kids in “Thirteen Lives.” The Amazon original film is based on a true story and is now available to stream on Prime Video.

Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton star as members of the diving team tasked with rescuing twelve children and their soccer coach when a monsoon traps them inside the Tham Luang cave system in Thailand. The film also stars Nophand Boonyai, Paul Gleeson, and Tom Bateman.

Check out the trailer for ‘Thirteen Lives’

“Thirteen Lives” is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”). Howard is known for directing other tales of survival, including “Backdraft,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” and “Apollo 13.”

As of August 5, “Thirteen Lives” holds an “89% Certified Fresh” ranking on review-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 98 critic reviews.

How to watch ‘Thirteen Lives’

You can watch “Thirteen Lives” at home exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The film made its streaming debut on August 5, following a limited theatrical run that began on July 29.

You can sign up for Prime Video as a standalone streaming service for $9 a month. Prime Video is also included as part of a full Amazon Prime membership for $15 a month. You can also opt for an annual Prime membership for $139 a year — which saves you $40 over the monthly rate.

The Prime Video app is available on most smart TVs, Android and iPhone mobile devices, video game systems, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku products. You can find a list of supported devices and televisions on the Amazon website.

Can I watch ‘Thirteen Lives’ for free?

If you haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime or Prime Video already, you can watch “Thirteen Lives” for free by taking advantage of Amazon Prime’s 30-day free trial.

However, that free trial period is a one-time deal, and if you don’t cancel when the 30 days are up, you’ll be looped into the monthly rate. If you find you like what Prime has to offer, you may want to sign up for a full year after your trial to save a few bucks.

Is ‘Thirteen Lives’ based on a true story?

“Thirteen Lives” is based on real events that took place in 2018. Twelve children and their soccer coach were trapped over two miles deep in the Tham Luang cave system in Thailand.

With few areas for safety, rising water, and a lack of food, it was initially feared that the group perished in the flooding. Rescuers hoped to find some survivors but were shocked to discover all thirteen people alive and in reasonably good shape. The rescuers then devised a plan to get the trapped individuals out safely.

The events of the Tham Luang Cave rescue have been depicted in other films and documentaries including:

Thai Cave Rescue” (2018) — Rent on Amazon Prime

The Rescue” (2021) — Stream on Disney Plus

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