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, realistic, tense, suspense and psychological films and TV shows about / with missing person, murder, crimes, mystery, investigation, revenge, police investigation, storytelling, flashback and disappearance plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as missing person: Gone Girl (2014), The Hidden Face (2011), A Simple Favor (2018), Searching (2018), Without a Trace (2002), Gone (2012), Winter's Bone (2010), The Body (2012), The River (2012), Changeling (2008).

List of missing person 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, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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: missing person, strong sexual content, couples, isolation, infidelity, secret room, secret, jealousy, bunker, hidden door, orchestra, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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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, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, murder investigation, blackmail, small town, female friendship, murder, mother, single mother, investigation, life insurance ...
Time: 2010s
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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: surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing child, missing person, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, social media, missing daughter, depression, disappearance, single parent ...
Place: california
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, police detective, race against time, track down, crimes, partners against crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, 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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, sexual abuse, rape, danger, crime, missing person, uncover truth, journalist, partners, search, abuse, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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Gone (2012)
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, serial killer, paranoia, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, woman in danger, track down, vigilante, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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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: missing person, small town, life is a bitch, poverty, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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The Body (2012)
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, missing person, infidelity, morgue, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, love, spouse killer, adultery, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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The River (2012)
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: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, missing person, research, supernatural, mysterious place, adventurer, adventure, resourceful, search, expedition, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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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, tense, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, desperation, trial, loss of son, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage sexuality, innocence lost, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1991
Place: usa, california
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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, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, missing person, woman in danger, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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The Leftovers (2014)
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: mind bending, captivating, serious, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, worldwide chaos, cause and meaning, small town sheriff, mystery, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, expedition, coming of age, orphanage, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, trip, boarding school life, mystery, boarding school, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, gloomy, realistic
Plot: missing person, cold case, police detective, disappearance, police investigation, uncover truth, crime, under the surface, partners against crime, partners, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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It (2017)
Genre: 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: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, clown, abandoned house, death of brother, monster, supernatural power, good versus evil, killer clown, small town, child in peril, group of friends ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, investigation, mystery, crime, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, obsession, mind game, mystery, crimes, coldhearted, rivalry, obsessive quest, torment, vacation, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, holland, europe, california
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Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: 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: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: missing person, insomnia, police, nightmare, teacher, student, professor, murder, obsession, uncover truth, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
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Zootopia (2016)
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, humorous, feel good, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animals, adventure, missing person, utopia, happy ending, strong female character, disney, anthropomorphism, friendship, investigation, mysterious villain, secret laboratory ...
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, social misfits, family relations, isolation, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, misfit, pregnant woman, photo album, female singer, jazz singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Borderland (2007)
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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, bondage, cult, evil, drinking, insanity, serial murder, human sacrifice, danger, crime, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, texas, latin america
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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 ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, presumed dead, buried alive, crimes, gas station, painting, couples, deadly, couple relations, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle washington
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, infidelity, army, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, dungeon, marseille provence, paris france
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, battles, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, journalism, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, eastern europe ...
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Bloody Mary (2006)
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, suspense
Plot: urban legend, missing person, ghost, gory, supernatural, afterlife, hospital, violence, revenge, mental institution, mental illness, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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Aquarius (2015)
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: tense, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, missing person, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, police, interrogation, nickname, lawyer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa
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Helpless (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears. Her fiance then sets out to find her and, in the process, uncovers layers of dark hidden secrets.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, supernatural, couples, deadly, obsessive quest, love and romance, mystery, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, secret identity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul
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