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Mystery movies and thriller movies are often one and the same. This list collects the best mystery thrillers on Amazon Prime Instant Video, as ranked by audiences who love their mysteries with a thrill and their thrillers with some mystery. All the edge-of-your-seat thrill rides and nail-biting whodunits on this list are currently available to stream at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members.

This list is designed to help you navigate the dark and twisted labyrinth of tense films on Amazon Prime Instant Video. There are so many that it can be difficult to discern between the gems and the ho-hum efforts better left in the bargain bin.

You'll find a wide range of pictures here, from classic film noirs starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to gritty '70s crime dramas to modern actioners that will have you in suspense from start to finish. With all that, you're guaranteed to see something you love.

And you can share that love by voting up your favorite mystery thrillers below. Vote up, vote down, and be sure to add any great movies that aren't yet on the list. Just remember that they have to be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Jackie Harden Dorsen added The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

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Donnie Brasco Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles. ...more

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as ...more

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Dressed to Kill Basil Rathbone, Patricia Morison, Nigel Bruce Dressed to Kill, also known as Prelude to Murder and Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Code, is the last of fourteen films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film was ...more

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And Then There Were None Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Barry Fitzgerald And Then There Were None is a 1945 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name and is directed by René Clair. In the UK it had the title "Ten ...more

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Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch, the first adaptation from Tarantino, and stars ...more

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Mud is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Mud Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson Mud is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, and Reese Witherspoon. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film

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The Perfect Host David Hyde Pierce, Helen Reddy, Nathaniel Parker The Perfect Host is a 2010 American black comedy/psychological thriller film written and directed by Nick Tomnay, a remake of Tomnay's 2001 short film The Host. The film stars David Hyde Pierce ...more

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The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The film explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop ...more

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest Noomi Rapace, Hans Alfredson, Lena Endre The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson. It is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by the late Swedish author and ...more

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The Girl Who Played with Fire Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre The Girl Who Played with Fire is a 2009 Swedish thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson, and the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is based on the best-selling novel of the same ...more

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Restitution Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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Dark Passage Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead Dark Passage is a Warner Bros. film noir directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film is based on the novel of the same name by David Goodis. It was the ...more

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The Oxford Murders John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This British thriller film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician and writer ...more

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Manhunter Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen Manhunter is a 1986 American crime thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon. Written and directed by Michael Mann, it stars William Petersen as Will Graham and features Brian Cox ...more

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The Frozen Ground Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent The Frozen Ground is a 2013 American mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker, his first feature film, based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert ...more

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All Good Things Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig All Good Things is a 2010 crime drama mystery romance thriller film written by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling and directed by Andrew Jarecki.

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French Connection II Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Fernando Rey French Connection II is a 1975 crime drama film starring Gene Hackman and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a fictional sequel to the initially true story of the 1971 Academy Award winning ...more

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A Most Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
A Most Wanted Man Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright A Most Wanted Man is a 2013 thriller film based on a novel by John le Carré, written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Anton Corbijn.

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Jack Reacher Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike Jack Reacher is a 2012 American thriller film. It is an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. ...more

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Dawn Wells, Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a 1976 American horror film by producer and director Charles B. Pierce who also co-stars as a bumbling police officer named A.C. Benson, also known as ...more

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The Hunter Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, LeVar Burton The Hunter is a 1980 American thriller film based on the exploits of real-life bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson. The film is notable for being Steve McQueen's final acting role ...more

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Strange Days Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Co-written and produced by James Cameron and co-written by Jay Cocks, it stars Ralph Fiennes, ...more

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Profile of a Killer Matthew Feeney, Joey Pollari, Jim Morgan

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Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 crime mafia thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and ...more

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Enemy Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon Enemy is a 2013 Canadian-Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve, loosely adapted by Javier Gullón from José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double. The film ...more

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A Study in Scarlet Anna May Wong, Reginald Owen, Alan Mowbray A Study in Scarlet is a drama film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Reginald Owen as Sherlock Holmes and Anna May Wong as Mrs. Pyke. The title comes from Arthur Conan Doyle's novel of the ...more

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Perfect Sisters Mira Sorvino, Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley Perfect Sisters is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Stanley M. Brooks. The film stars Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley. The film was released on April 11, 2014. The film was based ...more

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The Kennel Murder Case Mary Astor, William Powell, Eugene Pallette The Kennel Murder Case is a 1933 American mystery film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring William Powell as Philo Vance, reprising the role for Warner Brothers after appearing as Vance in ...more

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Evidence of Blood Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn, Marnie McPhail

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Black Magic Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano Black Magic is a 1949 film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's novel Joseph Balsamo. It was directed by the Russian-born Gregory Ratoff and stars Orson Welles in the lead role as Joseph Balsamo and ...more

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You're Next Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz You're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen, ...more

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Mr. Moto's Last Warning Peter Lorre, George Sanders, John Carradine Mr. Moto’s Last Warning is the sixth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto. The film is an original story featuring the character created by John P. Marquand.

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Internal Affairs Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia Internal Affairs is a 1990 American crime thriller film set in Los Angeles about the police department's Internal Affairs Division. Directed by Mike Figgis, the film stars Richard Gere as Dennis ...more

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Smiley Keith David, Shane Dawson, Roger Bart Smiley is a 2012 horror film written by Glasgow Phillips and Michael J. Gallagher and directed by Michael J. Gallagher.

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Mr. Wong, Detective Boris Karloff, John Hamilton, Evelyn Brent Mr. Wong, Detective is a 1938 American crime film directed by William Nigh and starring Boris Karloff in his first appearance as Mr. Wong.

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Charlie Chan in the Secret Service George J. Lewis, Mantan Moreland, Sidney Toler Charlie Chan in the Secret Service is a 1944 mystery film starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan. It is the first film made by Monogram Pictures after the series was dropped by 20th Century Fox, ...more

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Mother Won Bin, Kim Min-jung, Yoon Je-moon Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin.

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Locke Tom Hardy, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson Locke is a 2013 British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Tom Hardy, with Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Ben Daniels, and Alice Lowe ...more

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Black Rock Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Katie Aselton Black Rock is a 2012 American horror-thriller film directed by Katie Aselton, based on a screenplay by her husband Mark Duplass. The film premiered on January 21, 2012, at the 2012 Sundance Film ...more

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Snabba cash - Livet deluxe Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares, Matias Padin Varela Easy Money is a Swedish thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa that was released on 15 January 2010. It is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Jens Lapidus. Joel Kinnaman stars in the ...more

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Fear in the Night DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran, Jeff York Fear in the Night is a 1947 American low budget black-and-white film noir mystery film directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Paul Kelly and DeForest Kelley. It is based on the Cornell Woolrich ...more

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Son of a Gun Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Brenton Thwaites Son of a Gun is a 2014 Australian crime thriller film written and directed by Julius Avery. The film stars Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor and, in supporting roles, Alicia Vikander and Jacek

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The Fatal Hour Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds The Fatal Hour is a 1940 American thriller/ crime drama film. It was directed by William Nigh, and starred Boris Karloff as Mr. Wong, Grant Withers, and Marjorie Reynolds. The film is also known ...more

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The Employer Malcolm McDowell, Billy Zane, David Dastmalchian The Employer is an award-winning psychological thriller written and directed by Frank Merle. The film stars Malcolm McDowell as the title character who interviews five candidates for a job at a ...more

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The Scarlet Clue I. Stanford Jolley, Jack Norton, Mantan Moreland The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen. The film is also known as Charlie Chan in the Scarlet Clue and Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue in Australia. This film is in the ...more

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360 Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins 360 is a 2011 romance drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles.