Mystery and thriller movies are a thrilling combination, especially the ones that really captivate us. This amazing collection brings together the most gripping mystery thrillers on Amazon Prime. These gems have been handpicked by enthusiastic audiences who love a good heart-racing mystery. And the best part? You can stream all of these nail-biting investigations and mind-boggling whodunits at no extra charge if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
We know how overwhelming it can be to choose from the vast selection of murder mystery movies on Amazon Prime Video. That’s why this list exists – to guide you through the labyrinth of intense cinematic puzzles. Forget about the forgettable ones; we’ve curated only the crème de la crème of thrillers.
Prepare yourself for a wide range of films that will take you on a wild ride. From classic film noir detective flicks to gritty crime dramas straight from the ’70s, and even modern adrenaline-pumping adventures that will keep you perched on the edge of your seat. With so many options to explore, you’re bound to stumble upon something that will leave you breathless. And don’t forget to check out the impressive collection of British mysteries available on Amazon as well.
1. Knives Out
Knives Out is an exciting whodunit thriller that follows the renowned detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, as he is unexpectedly called upon to investigate a perplexing case. The story revolves around the death of wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, portrayed by Christopher Plummer, at his lavish estate shortly after his 85th birthday celebration. With each member of Harlan’s dysfunctional family becoming a potential suspect, this murder mystery becomes an intricate puzzle for Blanc to unravel.
As Blanc delves deeper into the investigation, he must navigate through a tangle of misleading clues and deceitful statements, all while uncovering secrets that the privileged family would prefer to keep hidden. The film brings a fresh perspective to the classic mystery genre, earning it numerous award nominations for its cleverly written script and exceptional ensemble cast.
Actors: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette
Directed by: Rian Johnson
2. A Murder of Crows
In the aftermath of a scandal that ruined his career, a lawyer named Lawson Russell decides to make a fresh start in Key West, Florida. He crosses paths with an older writer named Christopher Marlowe, and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Marlowe, in a generous gesture, lends Russell his latest manuscript titled “A Murder of Crows.” Unfortunately, tragedy strikes as Marlowe passes away suddenly from a heart attack.
In a twist of fate, Russell decides to publish Marlowe’s manuscript under his own name. To his surprise, the book becomes a massive success and lands on the best-seller list. Little does Russell know that this decision will thrust him into a nightmarish situation.
As the book gains popularity, Russell becomes the prime suspect in a gruesome multiple homicide investigation. Unknowingly, he has unwittingly stepped into a web of suspicion and danger.
Actors: Tom Berenger, Cuba Gooding, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eric Stoltz, Mark Pellegrino
Directed by: Rowdy Herrington
3. Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
Actors: Jeremy Brett, Jenny Seagrove, Edward Hardwicke, Alf Joint, Kiran Shah
Directed by: Peter Hammond
4. The Vast of Night
During the 1950s, two children embark on a quest to uncover the origin of a perplexing frequency that has engulfed their town.
Actors: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer, Bruce Davis, Cheyenne Barton
Directed by: Andrew Patterson
5. Casino Royale
In the action-packed flick, Casino Royale, we witness the debut of James Bond (played by the talented Daniel Craig) as the iconic 007 agent. His very first mission leads him to the exotic land of Madagascar, where he comes face to face with the cunning Le Chiffre (portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen), a heartless financier desperate to reclaim his lost funds through a high-stakes poker game. The intensity is palpable as Bond, accompanied by the captivating Vesper Lynd (played by Eva Green), plunges headfirst into a treacherous world of deceit and espionage. The gripping plot thickens, pushing Bond to his limits and testing his determination like never before. Let’s not forget, this film even snagged the prestigious BAFTA award for Best Sound, showcasing its exceptional audio quality.
Actors: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Caterina Murino
Directed by: Martin Campbell
6. Mystery Road
Mystery Road is an Australian crime film released in 2013. It was both written and directed by Ivan Sen, an accomplished filmmaker. The movie had the honor of being screened in the Special Presentation section at the prestigious 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. This recognition further solidified its status as a noteworthy film within the industry.
Actors: Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Samara Weaving, Jack Thompson, Robert Mammone
Directed by: Ivan Sen
7. Night Falls on Manhattan
New attorney Sean Casey, a former policeman, finds himself unexpectedly chosen to prosecute drug dealer Jordan Washington. Washington’s lawyer, Sam Vigoda, alleges a police cover-up. Despite the challenge, Casey emerges victorious in the trial and is subsequently appointed county district attorney. However, as he assumes his new role, Casey stumbles upon compelling evidence suggesting the presence of corruption within the police force. Shockingly, this evidence may implicate his own father, Liam.
Actors: Andy Garcia, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, Ian Holm, Ron Leibman
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
8. Dark River
Dark River” is a British drama film from 2017, directed by Clio Barnard. It draws inspiration from the novel “Trespass” by Rose Tremain. The story revolves around Alice, portrayed by Ruth Wilson. After her father’s passing, Alice decides to return to her hometown after a long absence of 15 years. Her goal? To assert her rightful claim to the family farm and its tenancy
Actors: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Joe Dempsie
Directed by: Clio Barnard
9. Margin Call
In this gripping tale, an analyst stumbles upon information that has the potential to wreak havoc on everyone involved. The main players, portrayed by Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany, who work at an investment firm, resort to drastic measures to keep the situation under control.
Actors: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley
Directed by: J.C. Chandor
10. The Kennel Murder Case
Everyone thinks that dog-show competitor Archer Coe (played by Robert Barrat) took his own life, but detective Philo Vance (played by William Powell) doesn’t buy it. Vance starts digging and uncovers evidence of foul play that leads in different directions. Coe wasn’t just unpopular, he was hated by many. The list of possible suspects is long and includes Coe’s niece Hilda (played by Mary Astor), his rival Sir Thomas MacDonald (played by Paul Cavanagh), and even his own brother. Can Vance unravel the tangled web of motives and identify the real murderer?
Actors: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
During a special operations training mission in Panama, something really messed up happened. Four American soldiers were killed under mysterious circumstances, and to make matters worse, their badass leader, Sgt. Nathan West (played by Samuel L. Jackson), vanished into thin air. Talk about a total clusterfudge.
Now, the military has sent in a tough-as-nails investigator named Capt. Julia Osborne (Connie Nielsen) to get to the bottom of this. But let me tell you, she’s having a hell of a time trying to get the two surviving soldiers to spill the beans about what went down that fateful night. Those guys are as tight-lipped as a clam.
So, the bigwigs decide to bring in the big guns – a seasoned investigator called Tom Hardy (played by John Travolta). This dude has seen it all, and he’s got a reputation for cracking cases wide open. They’re hoping he’ll be able to make some sense out of the whole mess.
The twist in this twisted tale comes when the survivors finally decide to open up and tell their side of the story. And guess what? Their stories don’t match up. Yeah, you heard that right. These two yahoos can’t even get their facts straight. Now, Tom Hardy has got his work cut out for him. He’s got to sift through all the lies, half-truths, and inconsistencies to uncover the truth.
Let me tell you, this ain’t your typical whodunit. It’s a mind-bending puzzle that’ll keep you guessing till the very end. So, grab your popcorn and buckle up, because things are about to get real interesting.
Actors: John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Van Holt
Directed by: John McTiernan