How to watch Thirteen Lives

Thira "Aum" Chutikul and Viggo Mortensen in Thirteen Lives
Thira "Aum" Chutikul and Viggo Mortensen in Thirteen Lives (Image credit: Vince Valitutti / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

In 2018, the world came together as a daring and nearly impossible mission to rescue a Thai soccer team of 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave took place. Now that story has gotten the Hollywood treatment with Thirteen Lives, a new movie from Ron Howard and starring Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell, among others.

Thirteen Lives is now available for movie fans to watch, but where exactly? Is it streaming?

Let’s go over everything you need to know about where and how to watch Thirteen Lives right now.

Is Thirteen Lives streaming?

Thirteen Lives is now available to stream on Prime Video. Of course if you want to stream the movie you must be a subscriber to Prime Video, which is included as part of all Amazon Prime subscriptions. It is not available to rent through Prime Video, though you can sign-up for a 30-day free trial.

Similarly, Thirteen Lives has not been made available for digital on-demand rental on other platforms. So it's Prime Video or bust for watching the movie at home.

How to watch Thirteen Lives in movie theaters?

Thirteen Lives got an exclusive play in movie theaters when it premiered on July 29, but now the easiest way to watch is going to be at home on Prime Video, as the movie is playing in only a handful of movie theaters at this point.

Is Thirteen Lives coming to DVD?

If you're still a fan of physical media and are wondering if a Thirteen Lives DVD is on the way, we're waiting to find out, as no official announcement has been made.

Everything else you need to know about Thirteen Lives

In addition to starring Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell, the Thirteen Lives cast includes Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman, Paul Gleeson, Pattrakorn Tungsupakul, Tui Thiraphat Sajaku and Thira Chutikul.

You can read What to Watch's Thirteen Lives review. The movie currently (as of July 29) scores at an 88% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.

Learn more with our is Thirteen Lives based on a true story? fact vs fiction dive into the movie. You can also watch the 2021 documentary The Rescue, which is available to stream on Disney Plus.

Here’s the trailer for Thirteen Lives:

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.