It is absolutely overwhelming, the list of thrillers Amazon Prime has added to its stable over the years. If you try to settle on one, it gets almost impossible. Amidst the dozen choices and each poster looking better than the other and the feeling that you might miss out on something better if you do not do enough research before you zero in on one gets you all anxious.
We wanted you to get past that stage. Here is a list of the 8 best thrillers available on the streaming service so that the thought of where to begin, does not take all your time.
A war story by all means, but ‘Overlord’ takes a big leap by throwing in brutal human experiments and paints an eccentric picture of what the world might have looked like on the clock of Nazis.
How brutality towards prisoners suspected of being connected to the 9/11 attacks has been explored by numerous movies. This film, on the other hand, means to unravel the biggest cover-ups in the history of CIA’s investigation pertaining to the torturous methods that investigative forces resorted to in America in retaliation of the heinous war crime.
Making his mind up on giving up all criminal activities, Frank is down to crack a safe one last time. But we all know how this ends. But the point is you have to witness this underrated gritty noir by Michael Mann. It is great.
You Were Never Really Here
Joaquin Phoenix as a war veteran and ruthless assassin keeps having hallucinations. An extraordinary performer that he is, cruising through a tentative world so smoothly and taking us along with him that we keep wondering until the very end, Are we really here?
Francis Coppola handles this one very different from his iconic films like Godfather and Apocalypse. But this happens to be one of the best adaptations of John Grisham’s novels with some of the most terrific performances from the cast. A must watch if you are into the thriller genre.
Not many films have explored the principles of the Amish community like Harrison Ford’s Witness. SO besides being a unique thrill generating machine, it can also be viewed as an educational experience about the Amish community’s take on life.
Stanley Kubrick’s third film as a filmmaker gave the world a glimpse of his genius. The Killing is everything a thriller should be- Exciting, gripping, and high energy.
Surveillance expert Harry Caul is one reserved chap, obsessed with his work and occasionally playing Saxophone. But that’s about it. No one is allowed in his world and neither does he engage with other’s lives until he realizes that the clients he is working, for now, might be having the shadows of death lurking around. With a series of twists and turns watch Harry unravel the truth only to lead to one of the saddest endings you would have ever witnessed.