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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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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir 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 attorney ...more

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Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 3 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 father skips bail and goes missing, ...more

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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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Double Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 6 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.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Shot Caller is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall This film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Coherence is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Solace is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Odd Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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) 18 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton Citizen X is a 1995 biography drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.

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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge

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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Carriers is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Hours is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 25 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