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The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime 

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Updated March 11, 2020 1.9k votes 609 voters 75.2k views 29 items

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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Shot Caller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

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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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt

Directed by: Brad Furman

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) 3 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal

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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Night of the Living Dead... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

Released: 1968

Directed by: George A. Romero

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 Darkne... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

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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We Need to Talk About Ke... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name. Kevin's mother (Tilda Swinton) ...more

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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

Released: 2012

Directed by: James Watkins

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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Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe

Released: 2010

Directed by: Paul Haggis

The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010 and was ...more

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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Bone Tomahawk Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox

Released: 2015

Directed by: S. Craig Zahler

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) 10 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Ward Byrkit

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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Murder on the Orient Exp... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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Before I Fall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Before I Fall Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ry Russo-Young

Before I Fall is a 2017 American teen drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the novel by Lauren Oliver. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam (Zoey Deutch) untangles the ...more
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Robin Givens, Donna Mills, Corbin Bernsen

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Toshiyuki Uno

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Citizen X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton

Released: 1995

Directed by: Chris Gerolmo

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Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán

Released: 1996

Directed by: Robert Mandel

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Emily Blunt, Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ann Turner

Irresistible is a 2006 drama thriller film written and directed by Ann Turner.
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The Fields Tara Reid, Cloris Leachman, Brian Anthony Wilson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tom Mattera, Dave Mazzoni

The Fields is a 2011 American suspense thriller directed by Tom Mattera and Dave Mazzoni. The film is touted as being based on true events. The film stars Cloris Leachman and Tara Reid. Filming ...more
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Nowhere Safe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Nowhere Safe Natasha Henstridge, Jamie Kennedy, Danielle Chuchran

Released: 2014

Directed by: Brian Brough

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Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Furman

The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei. ...more
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Hangman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Joe Anderson

Released: 2017

Directed by: Johnny Martin

Hangman is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed by Johnny Martin. A homicide detective (Karl Urban) teams up with a criminal profiler (Al Pacino) to catch a serial killer whose crimes ...more
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Madre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Madre
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Interference is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Interference
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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

Released: 2013

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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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Serenity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane

Released: 2019

Directed by: Steven Knight

Serenity is a 2019 American noir thriller-drama film directed by Steven Knight. The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) living in the Caribbean comes back to haunt ...more
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Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi

Released: 1991

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Shattered is a 1991 Hitchcockian neo-noir/psychological thriller starring Tom Berenger, Greta Scacchi, Bob Hoskins, Joanne Whalley and Corbin Bernsen. It was directed and written for the screen ...more