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, suspense, serious, realistic, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with missing person, crimes, police officer, murder, investigation, mystery, disappearance, police, flashback and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Sweden and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as missing person: Gone Girl (2014), Searching (2018), Changeling (2008), It (2017), Winter's Bone (2010), Lost Girls (2020), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Gone (2012), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), Time Trap (2017).

List of missing person movies

 8.1
 964K
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, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
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 7.6
 161K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, father daughter relationship, missing child, social media, found footage, disappearance, internet, missing daughter, missing girl, search and rescue, mysterious disappearance, instagram ...
Time: year 2017, 21st century, future, year 2015, year 1971 ...
Place: california, pittsburgh
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 7.8
 254K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing child, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, kidnapping, disorder, life is a bitch, court, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
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 7.3
 531K
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, slasher ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: killer clown, monster, evil clown, missing person, fear, small town, clown, death of brother, supernatural horror, child, child killer, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: maine
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 7.1
 143K
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, gloomy, harsh, tense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, small town, life is a bitch, girl, down on your luck, bail, female protagonist, family relations, drug dealer, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, california, usa
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 6.1
 22K
Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Crime, 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, compassionate ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, investigation, prostitute, 911, missing child, depression, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, doctor, search and rescue, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
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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: surreal, scenic, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, unsolved mystery, private school, coming of age, friendship between girls, adolescence, boarding school life, wilderness, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, victorian era, 90s, 19th century ...
Place: australia, south australia
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 5.9
 44K
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, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, serial killer, justice, sisters, paranoia, haunted by the past, revenge, police investigation, survival, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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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, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, missing person, cold case, uncover truth, unsolved crime, false identity, partners against crime, under the surface, disappearance, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen
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 6.2
 37K
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, suspense, tense, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, cave, time loop, missing person, climbing, adventure, adventurer, friendship, time portal, college professor, investigation, legend ...
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 7.6
 65K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, missing person, crimes, morgue, infidelity, vengeance, adulterous husband, adultery, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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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, teen drama
Plot: missing person, coming of age, female nudity, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teenage girl, mystery, disappearance, gay interest, loss of mother, 17 year old, under the surface ...
Time: year 1988, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, california
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 6.8
 148K
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, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deception, missing person, investigation, ruse, murder investigation, blackmail, female friendship, small town, murder, missing woman, mother, secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, michigan, new york, connecticut
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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, psychological, emotional, touching ...
Plot: missing person, older woman younger woman relationship, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, isolation, family relations, social misfits, misfit, loss of child, memory loss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.3
 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
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, murder, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, missing person, disappearance, social isolation, couples, jealousy, missing woman, surveillance, strong sexual content, bunker, captive, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, colombia, south america
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 6.3
 26K
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, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, obsession, buried alive, crimes, serial killer, redneck, psychopath, sexualized violence, secrets, runaway, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, washington state
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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, neo noir, serious, clever ...
Plot: rape, investigation, serial killer, hacker, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, journalist, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 60s, 2010s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, eastern europe ...
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 8.7
 1.1M
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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, monster, small town, telekinesis, super powers, supernatural power, government conspiracy, experiment, friendship, parallel world, parallel universe, boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century, future
Place: indiana, usa, ussr
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 6.8
 17K
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, missing person, research, adventure, amazon river, supernatural, mysterious place, expedition, adventurer, magical, mystery, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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 8.2
 26K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, police detective, child abduction, police, child abuse, crimes, family relations, husband wife relationship, journalist ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2006 ...
Place: france
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 6.2
 17K
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: suspense, enigmatic, captivating, mystical, surprise ending ...
Plot: missing person, death, amnesia, police, alone, suspicion, memory loss, supernatural ability, car accident, murder, suicide, memory ...
Place: connecticut, usa
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 7.1
 15K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, manipulation, loneliness, crime gone awry, complex characters, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
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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: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, teenage life, destiny, crimes, brother, disappearance, kidnapping, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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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: tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, pregnancy, surrogate mother, woman in danger, kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, family problems, confined, mentally unstable, obsession, female psychopath ...
Time: 90s
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder investigation, crime investigation, police detective, kidnapping, murder, police, female detective, federal bureau of investigation, fbi, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, bad ending, depressing ...
Plot: missing person, murder, investigation, prostitute, uncover truth, serial killer, family relations, life is a bitch, dead girl, sexual abuse, promiscuous daughter, forensics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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 7.4
 14K
Cruel Summer (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, tense, intellectual ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: missing person, kidnapped woman, small town, summer, family relations, gay, abduction, social relations, mysterious disappearance, teenager, unsolved mystery, disappearance ...
Time: 90s
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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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, private detective, uncover truth, riddles and clues, train, fbi agent, husband wife relationship, post september 11 2001, male female relationship, taxi driver, alcoholic, ex cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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 7.1
 26K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, prostitute, conspiracy, missing person, obsession, private investigator, investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, pimp, prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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