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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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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Shot Caller is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 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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We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 4 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, adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name. Kevin's mother (Tilda Swinton) ...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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Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe
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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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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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Before I Fall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Before I Fall Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller
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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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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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Robin Givens, Donna Mills, Corbin Bernsen
Dangerous Intentions is a 1995 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.
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Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán
The Substitute is a 1996 American action-crime-thriller film directed by Robert Mandel and starring Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe, Raymond Cruz and Luis
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Hangman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Joe Anderson
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) 16 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Madre
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Citizen X is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Odd Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Emily Blunt, Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill
Irresistible is a 2006 drama thriller film written and directed by Ann Turner.
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Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi
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
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Tara Reid, Cloris Leachman, Brian Anthony Wilson
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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The Secret Scripture is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Suspense Movies on Amazon Prime
Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana
The Secret Scripture is a 2017 Irish film directed by Jim Sheridan. Weaving together past and present day, Rose McNulty (Rooney Mara/Vanessa Redgrave) keeps a diary of her extended stay at a ...more
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Living with the Enemy Sarah Lancaster, Mark Humphrey
Living with the Enemy is a 2005 film starring Sarah Lancaster as Allison Conner, a young woman who meets a handsome software billionaire, Phillip Lauder, while attending a technology conference ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston
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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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum
Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay written by Scott Z. Burns. The film stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...more