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 serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with missing person, murder, investigation, flashback, death, disappearance, mystery, chase, police and revenge plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as missing person: Gone Girl (2014), The Leftovers (2014), The River (2012), The Hidden Face (2011), The Body (2012), The Snowman (2017), Wakefield (2016), What Lies Beneath (2000), The Water Diviner (2014), Babysitting (2014).
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Zootopia
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
USA
108 min.
 8.0
The Body
Mystery, Thriller
Spain
108 min.
 7.6
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Tomb Raider
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
UK, USA
118 min.
 6.4
A Simple Favor
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Canada
117 min.
 7.1

List of missing person movies

 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 8.3
 61K
The Leftovers
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, captivating, mind bending, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: small town sheriff, disappearance, missing person, haunted by the past, police chief, mystery, miraculous event, investigation, depression, religions or cults, life turned upside down, destiny ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.9
 16K
The River
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, stylized ...
Plot: missing person, jungle, danger, expedition, adventure, escapades, mystery, adventurer, search, research, resourceful, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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The Hidden Face
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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: isolation, bunker, police investigation, missing person, mystery, secret room, hidden door, surveillance, couples, jealousy, secret, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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 7.6
 38K
The Body
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 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: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mystery, revenge, murder, missing person, investigation, morgue, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, love, infidelity, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
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 5.1
 42K
The Snowman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, melancholic, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, missing person, murder, missing woman, based on a novel, clue, police detective, doctors, snowman, blood, decapitation ...
Time: year 2006, year 1989, year 1945, 2010s, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 6.3
 12K
Wakefield
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, psychological, sad
Plot: midlife crisis, nervous breakdown, attic, missing person, marriage, husband wife relationship, loneliness, surveillance, bum, street life, hiding, homeless man ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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What Lies Beneath
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, couple relations, twists & turns, secrets, woman in danger, missing girl, psychology, investigation, betrayal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, vermont
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The Water Diviner
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, parents and children, missing son, redemption, missing person, culture clash, unlikely friendships, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, england, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire
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 6.8
 7K
Babysitting
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Looking for a baby-sitter for the night, Marc Schaudel entrusts his son Remy to the care of his employee Franck, a straight man. But the thing that Marc doesn't know, is that Franck is getting 30 years old this weekend and that his son Remy is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teen comedy, date night, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: birthday party, found footage, farce, missing child, friendship, nanny, missing person, party, investigation, stupidity, babysitting, partying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 7.7
 647K
The Hangover
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bachelor party, comedy of errors, memory loss, friendship between men, plan gone awry, road trip, stupidity, drugs/alcohol, buddies, investigation, missing person, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa
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 7.0
 25K
The Event
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, missing person, conspiracy, u.s. president, chases and races, state affairs, buried truth, nobody believes, cia, government agency, secret identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 134K
Tomb Raider
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: peril, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, missing person, female fighter, secret, search for father, secret organization, jungle, chase, gunfight, survival ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, mine
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A Very Long Engagement
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: against the odds, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, young lovers, love story, destiny, love, secrets, life & death, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, paris france, dungeon
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 8.0
 354K
Zootopia
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, funny, colourful, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: anthropomorphism, animals, talking animals, friendship, police investigation, family, utopia, investigation, happy ending, adventure, missing person, anthropomorphic animal ...
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 7.1
 9K
Aquarius
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.
Style: stylized, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, cult, missing person, hippie, police detective, crimes, policewoman, nickname, police, interrogation, working undercover, murder ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967 ...
Place: usa
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 5.9
 38K
Gone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, 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, suspense, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, woman in danger, twists & turns, crimes, survival, danger, sisters, haunted by the past, police investigation, justice, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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Films to Keep You Awake: To Let
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Mario and his pregnant girlfriend Clara are trying to find in a short period a new apartment to live since they have sold their apartment and they need to move in fifteen days. When Mario finds an attractive advertisement in his mailbox, he ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, isolation, psychopath, gory, apartment building, female protagonist, confined, missing person, trap, escape attempt, family relations, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona spain
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 4.5
 3K
Eloise
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, rough
Plot: haunted, ghost, mental institution, inheritance, missing person, baby, time travel, mad doctor, brutality, little girl, mental illness, torture ...
Time: year 1982
Place: michigan
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Ghost Whisperer
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: psychic power, mysterious character, mystery, ghost, small town, afterlife, uncover truth, couples, investigation, death, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 3.6
 1K
Bloody Mary
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary -- a supposed urban myth -- the slaughter begins. The legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, suspense
Plot: urban legend, ghost, revenge, hospital, gory, mental institution, doctors and patients, afterlife, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mental illness, patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.4
 36
901 km
Genre: Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pupils go on a trip to St. Petersburg. The next morning they wake up in the middle of an unknown terrain. The pupils try to find a way out.
Style: captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenagers, missing person, monster, danger, parallel world, train ride, saving a life, computer game, murder
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 7.4
 39K
The 4400
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: powerful corporation, mystery, investigation, government agency, memory loss, missing person, fate of humanity, special agents, alien abduction, time travel, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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Jurassic Park III
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, adventure, survival, jungle, dinosaur, chase, fantasy world, family, tyrannosaurus rex, danger, rescue, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: costa rica
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Nine Miles Down
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. A security patrolman, battles through the high winds to investigate why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: isolation, mystery, confined, investigation, desert, mysterious character, scientific research, hallucination, camp, geologist, delusion, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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 7.4
 311K
It
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: scary, suspense, bleak, surprise ending, rough ...
Plot: killer clown, fear, group of friends, monster, child in peril, crime, missing person, abandoned house, death of brother, flashback, traumatic childhood, supernatural power ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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The Descent: Part 2
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: scary, tense, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, gory, monster, deadly creature, rescue, confined, sole survivor, betrayal, missing person, rescue team, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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White Bird in a Blizzard
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: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, mystery, missing person, dysfunctional family, sex, psychiatrist, drugs/alcohol, investigation, coming-of-age, pornography, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1991
Place: usa
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 6.1
 729
Amber
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The disappearance of 14 year old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family will go through unimaginable pressures. As the days, months and years progress the mystery deepens, and strange and terrifying clues come to light, ...
Style: serious, emotional, twists and turns, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: missing person, parents and children, suburbs, crime, crimes, family problems, missing daughter, family relations, missing child, crime investigation, teenage daughter, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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 5.6
 9K
Borderland
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, on the road, religions or cults, crime, crimes, single parent, college, drug dealing, blood splatter, prostitute, drinking, human sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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8.2
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8.1
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