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The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime 

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Updated July 29, 2020 2.5k votes 1.1k voters 122.4k views 43 items

Mystery movies and thriller movies are often one and the same. This list collects the best mystery thrillers on Amazon Prime, 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. However, you'll only find the best thrillers on Amazon Prime here. 

You'll find a wide range of pictures, 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. Some of the best titles one Amazon right now include Dressed to Kill, ArrivalSpectre, and Primal Fear, among many others.

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
alexandermovies added Restitution Road

Dina Meyer,Lea Thompson,Ed Begley Jr

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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1946

Actors: Basil Rathbone, Patricia Morison, Nigel Bruce, Ian Wolfe, Holmes Herbert, + more

Directed by: Roy William Neill

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 Suspicions of Mr Whi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 2011

Actors: Paddy Constantine, Peter Capaldi, Ben Crompton, Donald Sumpter, Tom Georgeson, + more

Directed by: James Hawes

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is a 2011 television film made by Hat Trick Productions for ITV. It stars Paddy Considine in the title role of Jack Whicher. It is based on the real-life Constance ...more
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Coherence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2013

Actors: Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria, Maury Sterling, Emily Foxler, + more

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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Crooked House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime

Actors: Max Irons, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, Terence Stamp, + more

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Crooked House is a 2017 British mystery film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, based on Agatha Christie's novel. A spy-turned-private-detective (Max Irons) is lured by his former lover ...more
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Winter's Bone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Winter's Bone
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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Bone Tomahawk 2015

Actors: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, + more

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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The Secret Scripture is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime

Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Theo James, Aidan Turner, + more

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

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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Sherlock Holmes: The Sig... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1987

Actors: Jeremy Brett, Jenny Seagrove, Edward Hardwicke, Alf Joint, Kiran Shah, + more

Directed by: Peter Hammond

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The Kennel Murder Case ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1933

Actors: Mary Astor, William Powell, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Paul Cavanagh, + more

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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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Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2018

Actors: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, + more

Directed by: Alex Garland

Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2012

Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Roger Allam, + more

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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The Vanishing of Sidney ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2018

Actors: Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Lane, Kyle Chandler

Directed by: Shawn Christensen

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed and co-written by Shawn Christensen. After writing a generation defining book that makes him world famous, a young ...more
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A Study in Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1933

Actors: Anna May Wong, Reginald Owen, Alan Mowbray, Alan Dinehart, John Warburton, + more

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

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. Wong, Detective is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1938

Actors: Boris Karloff, John Hamilton, Evelyn Brent, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, + more

Directed by: William Nigh

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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The Resident is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2010

Actors: Hilary Swank, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace, Nana Visitor, + more

Directed by: Antti Jokinen

The Resident is a 2011 British thriller film directed by Antti Jokinen and starring Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Swank stars as a recently single woman who rents an apartment in New ...more
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Rememory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime

Actors: Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Anton Yelchin, Henry Ian Cusick, Gracyn Shinyei, + more

Directed by: Mark Palansky

Rememory is a 2017 American drama film directed by Mark Palansky and written by Mark Palansky and Michael Vukadinovich. Following the mysterious death of a scientific pioneer who creates ...more
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Road to Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2010

Actors: Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, Cliff DeYoung, John Diehl, Bonnie Pointer, + more

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Road to Nowhere is a 2010 American romance thriller independent film directed by Monte Hellman, written by Steven Gaydos, and starring Cliff De Young, Waylon Payne, Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh ...more
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Irresistible is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2006

Actors: Emily Blunt, Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Bud Tingwell, William McInnes, + more

Directed by: Ann Turner

Irresistible is a 2006 drama thriller film written and directed by Ann Turner.
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Mr. Moto's Last Warning ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1939

Actors: Peter Lorre, George Sanders, John Carradine, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field

Directed by: Norman Foster

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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The Suspicions of Mr Whi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane 2013
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane is a 2013 tv movie written by Neil McKay and directed by Christopher Menaul.
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The Fatal Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1940

Actors: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Frank Puglia, Charles Trowbridge, + more

Directed by: William Nigh

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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I See You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
I See You
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Daylight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1996

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman, Danielle Harris, Claire Bloom, + more

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Daylight is a 1996 American disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Stan Shaw, Karen ...more

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Inheritance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2020

Actors: Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen

Directed by: Vaughn Stein

Inheritance is 2020 American thriller film directed by Vaughn Stein. After passing away, Archer Monroe (Patrick Warburton), leaves his daughter, Lauren (Lily Collins), an envelope containing a ...more

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