Amazon Prime The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime  

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A list of the most suspenseful movies on Amazon Prime, as ranked by movie fans who don't mind spending a few hours on the edge of their seats. Every film on this list is a nail-biter that will have you in suspense from start to finish and each movie is currently streaming free of charge for Amazon Prime members.

With so many movies available on Amazon Prime, it can be tough to find just the right film to suit your mood. If you're feeling a tense, relentlessly suspenseful ride that will have you wondering just how it's all going to end, absolutely any movie on this list ought to suit you just fine.

While every movie collected here brings the suspense, there are a whole lot of wildly different films included. On this list, you'll find straight up horror movies like Night of the Living Dead, nerve-racking crime thrillers like Solace, and even intense modern blockbusters like Shutter Island and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. That's not all, of course. Other great suspense and thriller films have found their way to Amazon Prime, such as The Hunt for Red October, V for Vendetta, and The Ghost and the Darkness.

The two things all of these movies have in common is that they're all suspenseful as heck and they're all streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video. What's the best, most suspenseful free movie on Amazon Prime? You can decide by voting up your favorites below! And if we missed a great suspense film, feel free to add it to the list!

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe American Psycho is a 2000 American psychological thriller comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, ...more

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Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt "Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's crystal-meth-making father skips ...more

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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt The Infiltrator is a 2016 American crime drama film directed by Brad Furman and written by Ellen Brown Furman. The film is based on the autobiography of the same name by Robert Mazur, a U.S. ...more

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The Words is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper The Words is a 2012 mystery romantic drama film, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal in their directorial debut. It stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Jeremy ...more

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We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film, directed by Lynne Ramsay and adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name. A long process of ...more

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer The Ghost and the Darkness is a 1996 historical adventure film starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas set in Africa at the end of the 19th century. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and the ...more

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The Curious Case of Benjamin B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short ...more

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more

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Double Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is about a woman who is framed for ...more

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Nightcrawler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a thief who starts shooting footage of ...more

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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer The Woman in Black is a 2012 British horror film directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman, based on Susan Hill's novel of the same name. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions. ...more

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Jack Reacher 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge

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Shot Caller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Shot Caller is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh. The film chronicles the transformation of a well-to-do family man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) into a ...more

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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox Bone Tomahawk is a 2015 American Western horror film directed by S. Craig Zahler. Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

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Coherence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria Coherence is a 2013 American-British science fiction thriller film directed by James Ward Byrkit in his directorial debut. The film had its world debut on September 19, 2013 at the Austin ...more

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient ...more

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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir crime-thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name and directed by Gregory Hoblit. The film tells the story of Chicago defense ...more

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24: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Robert Carlyle 24 is a television film based on the series 24.

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Beastly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modern-day New York ...more

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Odd Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
50 Cent, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt Odd Thomas is a 2013 American mystery thriller film based on Dean Koontz's novel of the same name. It is directed, written and co-produced by Stephen Sommers and stars Anton Yelchin as Odd ...more

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Galaxy of Terror is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Robert Englund, Erin Moran, Sid Haig Galaxy of Terror is a 1981 science fiction/horror film produced by Roger Corman and directed by Bruce D. Clark. It stars Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston and Taaffe O'Connell. Produced by ...more

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Citizen X is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton Citizen X is a 1995 biography crime drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.

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Solace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Solace is a 2015 American mystery thriller film directed by Afonso Poyart.The film's script was originally planned and developed as a sequel to the 1995 thriller film Se7en, but the idea was ...more

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Robin Givens, Donna Mills, Corbin Bernsen Dangerous Intentions is a 1995 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.

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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken ...more

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Carriers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Emily VanCamp, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo Carriers is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by Àlex and David Pastor. It stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo and Emily VanCamp as four ...more

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Miss Sloane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Miss Sloane is a 2016 French-American political thriller film directed by John Madden. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought ...more

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Into the Forest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella Into the Forest is a 2015 Canadian drama film written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film is based on the book written by Jean Hegland published in 1996. In the near future, two teenage ...more

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Hours is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Paul Walker, Génesis Rodríguez, Elton LeBlanc Hours is a 2013 American thriller film directed and written by Eric Heisserer. The film stars Paul Walker, Génesis Rodríguez, TJ Hassan, Nick Gomez, and Judd Lormand. The film ...more

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Hackers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller Hackers is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film ...more

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Suspect Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aaron Eckhart Suspect Zero is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film, which was produced by Tom Cruise's co-owned company ...more

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The Mechanik is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Dolph Lundren, Ben Cross, Velizar Binev The Mechanik is a 2005 action film starring, co-written and directed by Dolph Lundgren, co-written by Bryan Edward Hill and co-starring Ben Cross.

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Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Rob Lowe, Kim Cattrall, Dana Delany Masquerade is a 1988 American romance mystery thriller film directed by Bob Swaim and starring Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall, and Doug Savant. Written by Dick Wolf, the film is about a ...more

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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Dana Delany, Forest Whitaker, Ray J The Enemy Within is a 1994 TV movie directed by Jonathan Darby.

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Snowden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo Snowden is a 2016 biographical spy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone, based on books by Luke Harding and Anatoly Kucherena. The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the ...more

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The Loved Ones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Gulliver McGrath The Loved Ones is a 2009 Australian horror film written and directed by Sean Byrne and starring Xavier Samuel and Robin McLeavy.

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Green Room is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat Green Room is a 2015 American horror-thriller film written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. It focuses on a punk band who find themselves attacked by neo-Nazi skinheads after witnessing a murder ...more

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The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American crime film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who ...more

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The Circle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega The Circle is a 2017 science-fiction thriller film directed and written by James Ponsoldt, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers. The film stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John ...more

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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius ...more

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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux Spectre is a 2015 spy film directed by Sam Mendes, and the twenty-fourth film in the James Bond film series. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is pitted against the global criminal organization Spectre ...more

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The Job is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Daryl Hannah, Brad Renfro, Eric Mabius The Job is a 2003 Crime drama film directed and written by Kenny Golde.