Missing person movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant missing person movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with missing person, crimes, murder, disappearance, mystery, investigation, police, flashback, police investigation and death plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as missing person: Gone Girl (2014), Changeling (2008), Searching (2018), Lost Girls (2020), The Hidden Face (2011), Without a Trace (2002), A Simple Favor (2018), The Body (2012), Stranger Things (2016), Winter's Bone (2010).

List of missing person movies

 8.1
 834K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.7
 234K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
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 7.6
 133K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
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, social media, missing daughter, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, internet, disappearance, escape ...
Time: year 2017, year 2019, 21st century
Place: california
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 6.1
 14K
Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, investigation, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, missing child, depression, disappearance, doctor, mysterious disappearance, search and rescue, missing woman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
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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, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, infidelity, jealousy, bunker, secret room, disappearance, strong sexual content, police investigation, missing woman, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, crimes, race against time, partners against crime, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 120K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, female friendship, murder investigation, ruse, blackmail, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, new york, michigan, connecticut
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 7.6
 55K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, missing person, uncover truth, morgue, mystery, infidelity, haunted by the past, adultery, love, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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 8.8
 766K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, monster, friendship, super powers, telekinesis, parallel world, missing person, experiment, parents and children, missing child, small town, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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 7.2
 134K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, bail, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 7.3
 443K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: fear, clown, missing person, killer clown, supernatural power, asthma, death of brother, monster, good versus evil, abandoned house, small town, summer ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988, quarry
Place: maine
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: stylized, meditative, melancholic, scenic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, unsolved mystery, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, suicide, tragedy, friendship between girls, girls' school ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: australia, south australia
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, police investigation, police detective, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, crime, disappearance, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 5.9
 42K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, haunted by the past, woman in danger, serial killer, paranoia, danger, crimes, police investigation, track down, vigilante, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
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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, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, strong female character, crime, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, london, eastern europe ...
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The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, older woman younger woman relationship, isolation, family relations, social misfits, misfit, loss of child, female protagonist, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 23K
Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: time travel, time loop, missing person, adventurer, adventure, climbing, college professor, investigation, cave, legend, rock climbing, youth ...
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Berlin Syndrome (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, disturbing, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: stockholm syndrome, trapped, held captive, psychopath, captive, missing person, kidnapped, desperation, one night stand, sex scene, murder, obsession ...
Time: 2010s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
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 5.5
 3K
Elsewhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, disappearance, murder, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 2K
Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, police detective, crimes, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, amateur detective, missing child, ex husband ex wife relationship, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, destiny, teenage life, crimes, religions or cults, brother, disappearance, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 16K
The River (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, missing person, research, mysterious place, adventurer, expedition, search, supernatural, danger, mystery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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 5.8
 17K
Absentia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, clever ...
Plot: missing person, tunnel, missing husband, sister sister relationship, investigator, grief, evil force, woman in danger, supernatural, back from the dead, presumed dead, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: missing person, insomnia, nightmare, professor, police, pills, uncover truth, obsession, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 33K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, rivalry, obsessive quest, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
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The Missing Person (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, clever
Plot: missing person, private detective, neo noir, train, fbi agent, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, ex cop, post september 11 2001, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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 8.0
 44K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, mystery, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
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 6.3
 23K
The Vanishing (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman (Sandra Bullock) mysteriously disappears, sending her boyfriend Jeff (Kiefer Sutherland) on a years-long quest to find her. Not even a new love (Nancy Travis) can keep him from his obsessive search. All the while, the calculating ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, presumed dead, buried alive, crimes, painting, gas station, couple relations, obsessive quest, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle washington, seattle
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 6.6
 64K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, serial killer, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, crimes, who done it, profiler, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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