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The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime

Updated October 27, 2020 318 votes 648 voters 83.6k views35 items

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

With so many must watch 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.

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 Video. What's the best, most suspenseful free movie on Amazon Prime? You can decide by voting up your favorites below!  Then be sure to check back for new and recent thrillers as they are added to Amazon Prime.

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    The Words is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Words

    Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

    Released2012

    Directed byBrian Klugman, Lee Sternthal

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    The Next Three Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Next Three Days

    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Haggis

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

    Released2011

    Directed byLynne Ramsay

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    Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Bone Tomahawk

    Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson

    Released2015

    Directed byS. Craig Zahler

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    The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Lincoln Lawyer

    Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei

    Released2011

    Directed byBrad Furman

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    Interference is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Interference

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    Irresistible is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Irresistible

    Emily Blunt, Susan Sarandon

    Released2006

    Directed byAnn Turner

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    Odd Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Odd Thomas

    50 Cent, Willem Dafoe

    Released2013

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Serenity is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Serenity

    Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

    Released2019

    Directed bySteven Knight

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    Coherence is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Coherence

    Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Ward Byrkit

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    A Murder of Crows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    A Murder of Crows

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger

    Released1999

    Directed byRowdy Herrington

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    Clue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Clue

    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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    Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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    The International is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The International

    Naomi Watts, Clive Owen

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Tykwer

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    The Substitute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Substitute

    Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Mandel

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    Untraceable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Untraceable

    Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Released2008

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

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    Con Air is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Con Air

    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich

    Released1997

    Directed bySimon West

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    Living with the Enemy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Living with the Enemy

    Sarah Lancaster, Mark Humphrey

    Directed byPhilippe Gagnon

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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    The Girl Who Played with Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Girl Who Played with Fire

    Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson

    Released2009

    Directed byDaniel Alfredson

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    The Fields is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Fields

    Tara Reid, Cloris Leachman

    Released2011

    Directed byTom Mattera, Dave Mazzoni

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    Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Super 8

    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka

    Released2011

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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    The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    The Last Stand

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander

    Released2013

    Directed byKim Jee-woon

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    Rage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Suspense Movies On Amazon Prime
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    Rage

    Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols

    Released2014

    Directed byPaco Cabezas

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