Best Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime Video (September 2023): Wrath of Man, The Boondock Saints and More

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Whenever the weekend arrives and you want to watch some movies that will keep you guessing by the end and keeps you on the edge of your seats. People prefer watching thriller movies these days, and thanks to Amazon Prime Video, you watch them at any time of the day whenever you feel like as they are just one click away. Below we have mentioned some of the much loved thriller movies that have been trending on the platform for a while, and is loved by the audience. Thriller movies are the kind of movies that you can watch even though you have already seen them, but still they intrigue the audience so much that they are equally excited to watch it like they were when they watched it for the first time. So, if you are planning to watch any movies with your friends and family, we hope our list helps you choose your movie for the movie night, and you have a great time watching them.

Top Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Movie Name Release Year IMDb Rating
Thirteen Lives 2022 7.8
The Machinist 2004 7.7
Man of Fire 2004 7.7
No Time to Die 2021 7.3
The Northman 2022 7.1
Wrath of Man 2021 7.1
The Courier 2021 7.1
Labor Day 2013 6.9
The Hunter 2011 6.7
Out of the Furnace 2013 6.7
Jungle 2017 6.7
Lansky 2021 6.2
The Wall 2017 6.2
Ambulance 2022 6.1
All the Old Knives 2022 6.1
The Protégé 2021 6.1
The Hunted 2003 6
Memory 2022 5.7
Spell 2020 5.5
The Lazarus Effect 2015 5.2


Thirteen Lives (2022)

The story of the movie takes place in 2018 when twelve boy of the junior football teams and their assistant coach travel to explore the Tham Luang Cave. Failing to arrive to the birthday party on time, the prents get worried and visit them only to find all of them stuck inside the flooded cave. The Royal Thai Navy SEALs team arrive to rescue the boys and the coach, and after several failed attempts and a lot of planning that also involved the governor, all the boys and the coach are finally rescued and taken to the hospital for a check up where they are reunited with their families. The movie ends with all the boys attending the birthday party they were supposed to attend on the day they all got stuck in the cave.

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman

Duration: 147 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography

Director: Ron Howard

The Machinist (2004)

The story of the movie revolves around a man named Trevor Reznik, a machinist working in a factory who can be seen suffering from Insomnia which has resulted in him not sleeping for a year and not feeling anything in his body. To keep track of his life and to remind him of his tasks, he has the habit of sticking yellow sticky notes all around his apartment, which also helps him keep track of his weight, that had been decreasing steadily which concerned him. Although he has a crush on a single mother named Maria, he only allows a prostitute named Stevie to come inside his apartment, and no one else can be seen coming out of his apartment. He also does not have a very friendly relationship with his co-workers, as his co-workers despise him and are always looking for an opportunity to expose him and to intrude into his apartment. When Trevor doubts that a man named Ivan is out to get him, he starts to go on a quest to search for the evidence, which also leads him to find the truth about what led him to suffer from Insomnia. 

IMDb Rating: 7.7 

Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside

Duration: 102 minutes

Genre: Psychological, Thriller

Director: Brad Anderson

Man of Fire (2004)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of an ex-CIA operative named John Creasy, who has been addicted to drinking and has given up on his life. However, his life is changed when he hired to be a bodyguard of a nine-year-old named Pita Ramos and protest the child from any danger. This job helps him to find back his old identity and also find peace in his life which does not last for long when Pita gets kidnapped. Creasy gets furious and takes on the mission to bring back Pita and punish the people who were responsible for the kidnapping. Even though the journey he had embarked on was dangerous, he was very keen on getting revenge from people who cause harm to innocent people. 

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke

Duration: 146 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller

Director: Tony Scott

No Time to Die (2021)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of James Bond who has left active service and is now enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica. However, his moment of relax and peace is short lived when an old friend of his named Felix Leiter shows up and asks for his help. Bond agrees to help his friend one last time, and the two embark the journey to go on the mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist which proves to be very difficult which leads them to a villain who is armed with a dangerous new technology, which makes it difficult to fight with him and rescue the scientist. It is interesting to see how Bond handles the situation and fights off the armed villain. 

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes 

Duration: 163 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

The Northman (2022)

The story of the movie takes place during the Viking Age and revolves around the life of a Prince named Amleth, who is the son of King Aurvandill, and is in the mood to take revenge from the people who have taken everything and the most precious thing from him, his family that included his father, his mother, and his kingdom. Following the signs of his enemies like a war dog, Amleth has taken on the mission to find the people who have wronged him and his family along with his kingdom. His hate and enthusiasm for revenge cannot be stopped by anyone, not even by the God. 

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Bjork, Willem Dafoe

Duration: 136 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama

Director: Robert Eggers

Wrath of Man (2021)

The story of the movie revolves around a mysterious man and a new security guard that works at a cash truck company and surprises his co-workers when he shows them a skill during the heist, which makes the co-workers question his identity and the place he belonged to. The rest of the movie revolves around how he uses these skills in his professional life and also use it to shape his personal life. 

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Cast: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Raul Castillo, DeObia Oparei, Eddie Marsan, Scott Eastwood

Duration: 119 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Guy Ritchie

The Courier (2021)

The story of the movie takes place during the Cold War and begins when MI6 receives a letter from Oleg Penkovsky of the agency named the Soviet Union which reveals the details about how Penkovsky is concerned about world safety and is anxious about a nuclear war. With the context of that, a CIA agent Emily Donovan reaches out to MI6 agent named Dickie Franks to be the spy.

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright

Duration: 111 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Historical, Spy

Director: Dominic Cooke

Labor Day (2013)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of a depressed single mother named Adele whose husband has left her because she could give birth anymore. She lives with her only son named Henry at their house. While driving in the town, she meets with an injured man and offers him a ride and seeing him injured badly, offers to take care of him until he feels better. Even though the man has criminal records, he behaves in a very polite manner with Adele and her son Henry which results in three of them bonding and spending the Labor Day weekend together. While their lives seemed happy, the problem arises when the entire town is on the quest of looking for the man who Adele has been taking care of for a while. The movie is based on the novel “Labor Day” written by Joyce Maynard.

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire

Duration: 111 minutes

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Director: Jason Reitman

The Hunter (2011)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of Martin David, who is a hunter, and is hired by a Biotech company named Red Leaf to travel to Tasmania and hunt the last Tasmanian Tiger, and bring back the DNA of the animal. When Martin reached Tasmania, he identifies himself as a researcher and ends up staying at Lucy Armstrong’s house. Martin soon becomes friends with Lucy’s children, Sass and Bike and learns that Lucy’s husband has been missing for a while. Martin loves his time in Tasmania, where he also receives a warm welcome by the villagers. Martin spends most of his time chasing the tiger, and during his stay in Tasmania he also grows closer to Lucy and her family. Regardless of that, people at Red Leaf are in eager to get the DNA of the last Tasmanian tiger and they wanted Martin to focus on getting the results. 

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Cast: William Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill

Duration: 102 minutes

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Director: Daniel Nettheim

Out of the Furnace (2013)

The story of the movie revolves around the lives of two brothers named Russell and his younger brother named Rodney, who live in an economically depressed Rust Belt and dreams of living a lavish life one day and leave their depressed lives back in the past. However, their dreams are shattered when an incidents results in Russell ending up in prison and Rodney getting involved in a series of ruthless crime which costs him everything and mysteriously go missing. After Russell is released from the prison and finds about his brother missing, he turns to the police for help. When he sees police not working in a great speed to find his brother, he takes hold of the duty to find his brother and given up his freedom for his brother’s safety. Throughout the movie, it is interesting to see what Russell have to go through when he is on the mission to find his brother.

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Cast: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard 

Duration: 116 minutes

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director: Scott Cooper

Jungle (2017)

The story of the movie takes place in 1981 and revolves around the live of an Israeli backpacker named Yossi Ghinsberg who is on the mission of self-discovery and meets with an Australian geologist. Impressed with his stories about lost tribed, and gold, Yossi decides to follow him and go on a trek in order to find an Indian Village, and is accompanied by his friends, Kevin and Marcus. However, soon after they embark on this treacherous journey, the team gets separated and Yossi finds himself trapped in the jungle and realises that it is not the adventurous place to be and find ways to escape of what seemed like a nightmare.

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann, Yasmin Kassim, Koel Jackson, Jacek Koman

Duration: 115 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure, Biography

Director: William Friedkin

Lansky (2021)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of an old man named Meyer Lansky who the Feds are investigating as he is a prime suspect of embezzlement and stealing millions of dollars during his non-retired years. His life is changed when a gangster starts to expose his true identity and reveals it to the Feds about the time when he was the leader of the company named Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Cast: Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, Anna Sophia Robb, Minka Kelly, David James Elliott, John Magaro 

Duration: 119 minutes

Genre: Biography, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director: Eytan Rockaway

The Wall (2017)

The story of the movie takes place during the Iraq war and revolves around the life of two US Army Staff Sergeants Shane Matthews and Allen Isaac who have been sent to investigate a pipeline construction site in the desert. After waiting for almost twenty-two hours, they notice that the site is clear and go further to investigate the site closely. However, things fall apart when Matthews is shot by an Iraqi Snipper, leaving Isaac to save the dying Matthews. Isaac is also wounded when he is shot in the right knee, damaging their radio and their belongings.

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena

Duration: 88 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, War

Director: Doug Liman

Ambulance (2022)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of a veteran Will Sharp, who is in desperate need for money in order to pay for the medical bill of his sick wife. Will, in order to arrange some money, asks for the help oh his adopted brother named Danny. Danny, however, instead of offering him some money suggests him to rob a bank in Los Angeles, and lead the biggest heist in the history by stealing 32 million dollars. However, things fall apart when their heist does not go as planned and they steal an ambulance to save themselves from the police.

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yayha Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez

Duration: 136 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller

Director: Michael Bay

All the Old Knives (2022)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of a CIA agent named Henry who has been hired by his supervisor named Vick to investigate and close the eight long yea hijacking case that did not end well. Vick has a doubt that there was someone who gave the information to the hijackers that destroyed the plan to rescue the passengers, and send Henry to interview a former colleague and Henry’s lover named Celia, who is a prime suspect after she departed immediately on the day of the hijack. Celia is not married and is retired, and agrees to go on a dinner with Henry in a Californian restaurant. The story of the movie flows where Vick, Henry and Celia are all keen on finding the answers to the questions about what resulted on the day of hijack.

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Cast: Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Pryce, David Dawson

Duration: 101 minutes

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Director: Janus Metz Pederson

The Protégé (2021)

The story of the movie beings in the year 1991 in Vietnam, when a man named Moody finds many men dead in a building a girl in a closet along with a gun. He manages to escape the place with a bag full of money and takes the little girl Anna along with him. Now, in the present days, Moody has raised Anna all by himself and has skilled her to be a professional hitmen, and are living a happy life in London. Moody goes on a quest to find a missing boy named Lucas Hayes who was last seen in 1999 in Paris whereas Anna goes to a dry cleaner to ask Benny, who is the owner of the shop, questions about Lucas, and later visits a book store where a man named Rembrandt asks for a rare book. When Anna returns home she find her cook and Moody murdered and later find Benny also shot dead at his shop. She later visits the book store to take weapons where she manages to kill two assassins. Heartbroken on losing her only family, Anna decides to take revenge and go on the mission to travel to Vietnam and find about the man who ordered to kill Moody and others.

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Cast: Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, David Rintoul, Ori Pfeffer, Ray Fearon, Caroline Loncq, Robert Patrick

Duration: 109 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller

Director: Martin Campbell

The Hunted (2003)

The story of the movie revolves around a series of murder that takes place in the same manner, and the responsibility of tracking down the killer and investigating the case is given to the former military instructor, L.T. Bonham. What shocks Bonham when he sees the killer, named Aaron Hallam, is that he seemed quite familiar to him who lived in Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park. Throughout the movie, it is interesting to see how both Bonham and Aaron come to face-to-face and tackle the situation. 

IMDb Rating: 6

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro, Connie Neilson

Duration: 94 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director: William Friedkin

Memory (2022)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of an expert assassin named Alex Lewis, who has the impression of leading some crucial assassinations. When hired for a job that works against his ethics and morals and also violated his code of conduct, Alex refuses to take the job, which angers the people hiring him. Now, Alex is on the mission to kill people who hired him before they find him first and kill him. However, this mission comes with a drawback as Alex’s memory is fading steadily that results him in questioning his action which stands as an obstacle between him to complete the mission. 

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Cast: Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, Monica Bellucci, Taj Atwal, Ray Fearon, Harold Torres

Duration: 114 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Martin Campbell

Spell (2020)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of a man named Marquis whose plane crashes due to storm while he is on his way to his father’s funeral in rural Appalachia. When he wakes up, he finds himself in an attic that belonged to Ms. Eloise who assures him to heal him using a Hoodoo figure named Boogity that she had made using his blood and his skin. Marquis who is worried about himself and his family tries desperately to break free from the spell of Ms. Eloise before the rise of the blood moon. 

IMDb Rating: 5.5 

Cast: Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, John Beasley

Duration: 101 minutes

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: Mark Tonderai

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

The story of the movie revolves around the lives of a group of researched that is led by a man named Frank and his fiancée Zoe, who have achieved something no one has ever done before: Bring back the dead to life. After having experimented their experiment on a dead animal, they were ready to share their achievement with the world, which was however disrupted by their university’s dean which resulted in the project shutting down and the materials with which they created the formula were also confiscated from them so that they could remake it. Saddened by this, both Frank and Zoe and their team join hands and attempts to recreate their experiment which does not end well and ends up killing Zoe. Heartbroken by this, Frank experiments their project on Zoe and tries to bring her back to life. After the attempt, Zoe comes back to life and the experiment is a success but the researcher notice something weird about her, and soon come to conclusion that even though a person do come back to life as a result of their experiment, however, their persona does not remain the same but an evil side of a person comes to back to life instead. 

IMDb Rating: 5.2

Cast: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger 

Duration: 83 minutes

Genre: Supernatural, Horror, Thriller

Director: David Gelb

We hope this list helped you choose the right movie for you, and you had a great time watching it!

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