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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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Restitution Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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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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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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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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Hours 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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Solace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Solace 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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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Arrival 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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Miss Sloane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Miss Sloane Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Miss Sloane is a 2016 French-American political thriller film directed by John Madden. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought ...more

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The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
The Ghost and the Darkness 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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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir crime-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 ...more

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The Words 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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The Woman in Black 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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Spectre Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux Spectre is a 2015 spy film directed by Sam Mendes, and the twenty-fourth film in the James Bond film series. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is pitted against the global criminal organization Spectre ...more

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Beastly Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modern-day New York ...more

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Nightcrawler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Nightcrawler Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a thief who starts shooting footage of ...more

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Citizen X is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Citizen X Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton Citizen X is a 1995 biography crime drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
The Infiltrator 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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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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Bone Tomahawk 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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The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American crime film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who ...more

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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