Disappearance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant disappearance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychological, twists and turns and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with disappearance, investigation, mystery, murder, danger, crimes, missing person, police officer, supernatural and death plots mostly in Mystery, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Spain and other countries.
disappearance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as disappearance: Gone Girl (2014), The Leftovers (2014), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Dark (2017), The Hidden Face (2011), House of Anubis (2011), Searching (2018), The Girl in the Fog (2017), Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009).

List of disappearance movies

Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, apocalypse, missing person, haunted by the past, chaos, chief of police, miraculous event, police chief, worldwide chaos, small town sheriff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: high school, friendship, friends, blackmail, threat, youth, best friends, high school life, gossip and rumors, popularity, disappearance, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, missing woman, infidelity, couples, jealousy, social isolation, bunker, captive, secret room, locked in a room, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: light, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, young heroes, friends, school, youth, investigation, riddles and clues, teenage life, disappearance, high school, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, missing child, disappearance, social media, missing daughter, missing girl, search and rescue, determination, internet, police detective, parents and children, presumed dead ...
Time: 21st century, year 2019, year 2017
Place: california
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The Girl in the Fog (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna ...
Style: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, disappearance, media, murder, schoolgirl, perfect crime, psychiatrist, psychology, teacher, mountain, vanity, village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, italy
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, missing child, neo noir, conspiracy, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sincere, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, time traveler, impossible love, couple relations, disappearance, time paradox, love and romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, marriage ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, neo noir, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, macabre, surprise ending, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, death, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, childhood, board game, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
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Don't Blink (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: disappearance, group of friends, missing person, danger, resort, pregnancy, mountain, suicide, abandoned building, road trip, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: captivating, clever, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, missing child, disappearance, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, policewoman, sexual abuse, child abuse, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, mysterious, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, mysterious disappearance, healing, abduction, supernatural, ritual, experiment, parallel universe, female protagonist, alternate reality ...
Place: san francisco
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The Cliff: Acantilado (2016)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mass suicide involving members of a cult takes place in the Canary Islands. Gabriel's younger sister, Cordelia, who he hasn't seen for years, was one of the cult followers. Gabriel decides to travel there and find out what happened.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, captivating, based on true events
Plot: disappearance, sect, sister, mass suicide, police, investigation, religious cult, island, uncover truth, female director, kidnapping, woman in a bikini ...
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The Woods (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disappearance, forest, danger, missing person, gory, boarding school, teenage life, hallucination, police, axe, isolation, slasher ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, 80s
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I See You (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at ...
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: disappearance, missing child, investigation, serial killer, small town, kidnapping, cruelty, obsession, danger, arrest, search, complex characters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, hallucination, insanity, disappearance, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, h.p. lovecraft, police brutality, violence, gory, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
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Curon (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.
Style: light, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disappearance, flooding, old mansion, fear, supernatural, dark secret, teenager, riddles and clues, legends and myths, village, evil force, mysterious past ...
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Loveless (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, heartbreaking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing child, dysfunctional family, divorce, disappearance, search party, husband wife relationship, search, missing son, dispute, anger, dysfunctional marriage, selfishness ...
Time: year 2015, 2010s, year 2012
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, experiment, investigation, creature, top secret, alternate dimension, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murderer, disappearance, warden, law enforcement, manhunt, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, alternate dimension, lost, escapades, characters in danger, imaginary, supernatural, obsessive quest, peril, investigator, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: army, investigation, guilt, war crime, disappearance, military, torture, patriotism, cover up, innocence lost, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, new mexico, texas, bosnia ...
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The Silencing (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reformed hunter becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: hunter, manhunt, disappearance, sheriff, forest, serial killer, small town, missing person, investigation, revenge, native american reservation, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, strong female character, danger, crime, missing person, hacker, uncover truth, search, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
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The Apparition (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly and Ben learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, disappearance, paranormal, haunted by the past, fear, pursuit, experiment, haunted house, experiment gone awry, evil spirit, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s, year 1973
Place: california, usa
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