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 disturbing films and TV shows about / with missing person, murder, crimes, police, flashback, investigation, disappearance, mystery, death and police investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as missing person: Gone Girl (2014), Searching (2018), The Hidden Face (2011), Lost Girls (2020), It (2017), Stranger Things (2016), Changeling (2008), Without a Trace (2002), A Simple Favor (2018), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).

List of missing person movies

 8.1
 901K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, twists & turns, manipulation, investigation, missing wife, disappearance, femme fatale, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.6
 150K
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, webcam, determination, internet, police detective, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, year 2017, year 2019, year 1971, year 2015
Place: california, pittsburgh
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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, infidelity, couples, social isolation, jealousy, missing woman, captive, bunker, secret room, locked in a room, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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 6.1
 19K
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: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, serial killer, investigation, prostitute, 911, mother daughter relationship, missing child, missing, depression, disappearance, doctor, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
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 7.3
 484K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
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, surprise ending, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural horror, missing person, fear, killer clown, monster, clown, asthma, small town, death of brother, child, stephen king, inhaler ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: maine
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 8.7
 885K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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: telekinesis, supernatural, supernatural power, super powers, monster, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, indiana
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 7.7
 246K
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, child abduction, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, twists & turns, serial killer, corruption ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
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Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police detective, crime investigation, murder, kidnapping, murder investigation, fbi, partners, law enforcement, riddles and clues, workplace, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 138K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: deception, secret, missing person, female friendship, blackmail, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, new york, connecticut, michigan
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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, psychological, meditative, melancholic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, victorian era, year 1900 ...
Place: australia, south australia
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: police detective, missing person, cold case, police investigation, uncover truth, false identity, disappearance, partners, partners against crime, crime, under the surface, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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 7.6
 61K
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, mystery, crimes, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, morgue, haunted by the past, infidelity, adultery, love, spouse killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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 7.2
 139K
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, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 7.7
 36K
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: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, obsessive quest, rivalry, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
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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.
TV show
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, missing person, research, magical, amazon river, supernatural, adventurer, mysterious place, expedition, search, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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 6.3
 32K
Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, cave, adventure, climbing, adventurer, college professor, archaeologist, investigation, professor, time traveler ...
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 5.9
 43K
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, twist ending, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, haunted by the past, serial killer, paranoia, crimes, danger, manhunt, police investigation, deadly, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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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, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, rape, hacker, strong female character, sexual abuse, danger, crime, missing person, uncover truth, search, journalist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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 5.4
 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, online dating, disappearance, murder, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.2
 23K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, police detective, child abduction, crimes, family relations, journalist, child abuse, police, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
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 6.3
 15K
Radius (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Liam wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam's first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, amnesia, death, alone, police, suspicion, car accident, supernatural ability, murder, memory loss, suicide by gunshot, boat ...
Place: connecticut, usa
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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, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, family relations, isolation, social misfits, misfit, loss of child, memory loss, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
 24K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, presumed dead, crimes, gas station, painting, buried alive, amateur detective, love and romance, mystery, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle washington, seattle
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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, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, dysfunctional family, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
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Hide and Seek (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A desperate, childless couple kidnap a pregnant woman and lead her husband to believe that she is dead.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, woman in danger, psychopath, pregnancy, surrogate mother, captivity, mentally unstable, confined, deadly, family problems, obsession, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
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 6.0
 7K
Hush (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver when they see something disturbing in the back of his vehicle.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, scary ...
Plot: missing person, truck, murder, on the run, witnessing a crime, crimes, danger, rescue, chases and races, on the road, psychopath, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: missing person, private detective, train, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, post september 11 2001, fbi agent, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, taxi driver, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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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, crimes, teenage life, destiny, religions or cults, disappearance, brother, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 5.4
 323
Hitched (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a homemaker discovers that her husband is a philanderer, she imprisons him in their soundproof basement and reports him missing to the police.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, missing person, captivity, secret place, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, confined, isolation, rivalry, husband wife relationship, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 69K
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: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, violence against women, profiler, missing person, forensics, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
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