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The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime  

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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, 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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Jungle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2017
Jungle is a 2017 Australian biographical survival drama film directed by Greg McLean. An adventurer (Daniel Radcliffe) joins a group during an expedition into the Bolivian jungle, only to find ...more
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The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1996
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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Shot Caller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1946
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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Coherence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2013
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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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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 Secret Scripture is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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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The Whistleblower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2010
The Whistleblower is a biographical film, drama and thriller directed by Larysa Kondracki.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of F... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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Profile of a Killer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Profile of a Killer 2012
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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2018
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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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 2011
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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The Kennel Murder Case is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1933
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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Citizen X is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1995
Citizen X is a 1995 biography drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.
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Rememory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2012
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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Crooked House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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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Shattered is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1991
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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Bone Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2015
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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Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
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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A Study in Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1933
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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The Fatal Hour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
1940
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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Interference is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
Interference
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Abandon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime
2002
Abandon is a 2002 American thriller film released by Paramount Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. It was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Katie Holmes as a college student whose ...more