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, police, investigation, death, mystery, flashback, disappearance and revenge plots mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), The Leftovers (2014), The Body (2012), Gone (2012), A Very Long Engagement (2004), The River (2012), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).

List of missing person movies

Gone Girl (2014)
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: psychological, tense, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, missing wife, manipulation, disappearance, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: missing person, couples, infidelity, strong sexual content, isolation, jealousy, police investigation, bunker, secret room, hidden door, secret, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america, spain
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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: captivating, exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, murder investigation, small town, blackmail, murder, female friendship, mother, single mother, life insurance, investigation ...
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 person, missing child, escape, loneliness, parents and children, disappearance, social media, missing daughter, determination, presumed dead, search and rescue, attempted murder ...
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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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, small town sheriff, worldwide chaos, mystery, depression, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, sexual abuse, danger, crime, rape, missing person, uncover truth, journalist, partners, search, abuse, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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: suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, morgue, infidelity, haunted by the past, love, revenge, adultery, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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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, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, paranoia, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, track down, vigilante, police investigation, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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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, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: missing person, private detective, against the odds, war, uncover truth, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, love story, destiny, love ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1917 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, dungeon
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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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, missing person, research, supernatural, danger, search, adventure, mystery, escapades, mysterious place, adventurer, expedition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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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, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Plot: missing person, orphanage, trip, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, boarding school life, mystery, coming of age, expedition, boarding school, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: australia, south australia
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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, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing person, small town, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, neo noir, bail, drug trade, girl, court, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, missing person, monster, parallel world, supernatural, experiment, government conspiracy, middle school, small town, brother brother relationship, small town sheriff, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: indiana
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 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, exciting, surprise ending, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: chase, courage, island, peril, missing person, jungle, survival, rescue, female fighter, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, secret ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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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, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, conspiracy, mother love, kidnapping, corruption, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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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, killer clown, group of friends, monster, child in peril, supernatural power, traumatic childhood, flashback ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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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, ghost, missing person, gory, afterlife, hospital, supernatural, revenge, violence, doctors and patients, mental institution, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, insomnia, nightmare, severed finger, professor, student, teacher, blood, police, college, uncover truth, obsession ...
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, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, mystery, teenage life, coming of age, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, sex, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, disappearance, teenage sexuality, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1991
Place: usa, california
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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: stylized, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, missing person, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, interrogation, nickname, police, lawyer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa
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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: utopia, adventure, anthropomorphism, missing person, investigation, animals, friendship, prejudice, happy ending, talking animals, urban, anthropomorphic animal ...
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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, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, social misfits, isolation, misfit, family relations, loss of daughter, older woman younger woman relationship, child abduction, shoplifting, police arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: missing person, mystery, crimes, secret identity, obsessive quest, kidnapping, chases and races, supernatural, deadly, love and romance, rivalry, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul
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Amber (2014)
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: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: missing person, missing daughter, parents and children, crime, suburbs, crime investigation, missing child, crimes, family problems, family relations, convict, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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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: satanic, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, maniac, butcher, sadistic psychopath, magic mushroom, human sacrifice, insanity, serial murder, machete, evil, cult, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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The 4400 (2004)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: special agents, missing person, investigation, danger, psychic, mystery, time travel, quarantine, powerful corporation, government agency, fate of humanity, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, police detective, under the surface, cold case, partners against crime, crime, mystery, danish, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, jazz club, private detective, crime, neo-noir, mystery, jazz, amateur detective, political corruption, oldies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas, new jersey
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London River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Algeria
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 London terror attacks on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: missing person, muslim, koran, unlikely partners, terrorism, bigotry, intolerance, track down, urban, parents and children, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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