Uveal melanoma (UVM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults with high metastasis rates. D-type cyclins (CCNDs) are central regulators of the cell division cycle and are among the most frequently deregulated therapeutic targets in human cancer. Recently, the E3 ligase adaptor, autophagy and beclin 1 regulator 1 (AMBRA1), was reported to regulate the stability of CCNDs, including CCND1, but its role in UVM has not been demonstrated. AMBRA1 is lowly expressed in UVM cells, and the ablation of AMBRA1 promotes the proliferation of 92.1 and OMM1 cells, whereas ectopically expressing AMBRA1 attenuates the proliferation of UVM cells. Further studies found that AMBRA1 promotes the ubiquitination and degradation of CCND1, and AMBRA1 regulates the proliferation of UVM cells in a CCND1-dependent manner. Thus, this study suggests that AMBRA1 serves as an important tumor suppressor by limiting UVM cell growth.