Movies about missing people

List of the best movies about missing people selected by visitors to our site: The Little Things, The Vanished, Cadaver, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, Lost Girls, The Paramedic, The Empty Man, Side Effect, The Kid Detective, The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Little Things (2021)
CharactersKillers, Sheriffs, Serial killers, Maniacs, Dogs
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Cheating, Missing people, Fear, Pursuit
PlaceUSA, Hotels, Los Angeles, Deserts

    Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

    The Vanished (2020)
    Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
    CharactersParents, Sheriffs
    PlotMissing people, Investigation, Love, Intrigue
    StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

      A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.

      Cadaver (2020)
      CharactersPoor, Family, Actors, Cannibals, Killers
      PlotMissing people, Survival, Supernatural, Death, Fight
      TimePost apocalypse
      StyleTense, Disturbing

        In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a starving family find hope in a charismatic hotel owner. Lured by the prospect of a free dinner, they discover that the evening's entertainment blurs the lines between performance and reality. Will they wind up the spectators or the spectacle?

        Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
        Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
        Genreadventure, crime, detective
        CharactersHeroes, Friends
        PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
        StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Romantic

          After freeing a young Bedouin girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, an Australian adventuress, together with her devoted police detective friend, begins to unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, an ancient curse and the disappearance of the girl's mother and massacre of her tribe.

          Lost Girls (2020)
          Markimdb: 6.1
          Genrethriller, drama, detective
          CharactersSerial killers
          PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
          StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, For single girls, By books

            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.

            The Paramedic (2020)
            Markimdb: 5.6
            CharactersDogs, Students, Hackers, Criminals
            PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Money, Missing people, Computers, Obsession, Love triangle, Abduction, Viruses, Loneliness, Gambling, Fight
            PlaceTrains, Hospitals
            TimeNew Year

              Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.

              The Empty Man (2020)
              Markimdb: 5.7
              Genrehorror, detective
              CountryUSA, South Africa, United Kingdom
              PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Missing people, Sects, Mystery, Consciousness, Mystery
              StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Interesting, Gloomy, Disturbing

                After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

                Side Effect (2020)
                CharactersSingers, Horses, Witch
                PlotChase, Missing people, Fear, Religious
                StyleGothic, Creepy

                  A traumatic experience leads to a break-up between a young married couple. In a desperate attempt to save their marriage, Andrey, the husband, seeks help from a psychic named Mara. His only wish is to make his wife Olga forget the past. Mara's magic works, but the second honeymoon soon turns into a living nightmare... Andrey gradually recognizes that he is dealing with a powerful evil that possesses his wife, and the price of the psychic's service is Olga’s life.

                  The Kid Detective (2020)
                  CharactersStudents, Teens
                  PlotInvestigation, Depression, Money, Missing people, Loneliness, Abduction, Fight
                  PlaceSchool, Small cities, Canada
                  StyleFor single girls

                    A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

                    The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang (2019)
                    Mark8 (imdb: 4.9)
                    Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
                    PlotMissing people

                      A legendary demon hunter, tracking down the beasts that enter the human dimension, assisted by a lawman protege and a motley group of friendly monsters.

                      A Dark Place (2019)
                      Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
                      Genrethriller, detective
                      CountryUnited Kingdom
                      CharactersJanitors, Autistic
                      PlotMissing people, Investigation
                      PlaceUSA, Small cities
                      StyleMakes me think, Depressive

                        When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.

                        Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
                        Markimdb: 6.5
                        Genrecomedy, drama, detective
                        CharactersFamily, Mothers, Psychologists
                        PlotThe escape, Missing people, Travel
                        StyleLight, Exciting

                          When architect-turned-recluse Bernadette Fox goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee goes on a quest with Bernadette's husband to find her.

                          Samurai Marathon (2019)
                          Markimdb: 6.2
                          CharactersSamurai, Archers, Spy
                          PlotRivalry, Missing people, Chase
                          Time19th century
                          StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

                            When feudal lord Itakura Katsuakira decides to prepare his samurai troops for the onslaught of modernization by having them compete in a marathon, his independent-minded daughter Yuki secretly joins the race.

                            Conviction (2019)
                            CharactersLawyers, Single mothers
                            PlotJustice, Missing people, On real events
                            PlaceHotels, France, Court, Hospitals
                            StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense

                              Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of justice, she convinces a leading lawyer to defend him during his second trial, on appeal. Together, they will put up a tenacious fight against injustice.

                              The Village in the Woods (2019)
                              Markimdb: 5.4
                              CountryUnited Kingdom
                              PlotSupernatural, Missing people, Mystery
                              PlaceCountry houses, Village, Forest
                              StyleTense, Disturbing, Creepy

                                When a young couple from the wrong side of the tracks decide to take on an inheritance fraud job, little do they know that they have accepted a fate far darker then they could ever have imagined.

                                Only the Animals (2019)
                                Markimdb: 7
                                PlotSnow, Money, Missing people
                                PlaceHotels, France

                                  A woman has disappeared. The day after a snowstorm, her car is found on a road leading to a plateau with with nothing but a few scattered farms. The gendarmes have nothing to go on, while five individuals well know they have something to do with the woman's disappearance. They all keep their secrets to themselves, but no one suspects that the whole story began far from these windswept wintry peaks: on another continent, in the burning sun, where poverty doesn't stop desire from taking the law into its own hands.

                                  Searching (2018)
                                  Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
                                  Genrethriller, drama, detective
                                  CountryRussia, USA
                                  CharactersParents, Teens
                                  PlotMissing people, Mystery, Cancer, Death, Depression, Social Media, Internet, Loneliness
                                  StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing

                                    After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

                                    A Simple Favor (2018)
                                    Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
                                    Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
                                    CountryUSA, Canada
                                    CharactersSisters, Single mothers, Artists
                                    PlotMissing people, Investigation, Mystery, Blackmail, Death, Cheating
                                    PlaceLake, Small cities
                                    StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

                                      Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

                                      Under the Silver Lake (2018)
                                      Mark1 (imdb: 6.5)
                                      Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective, film noir
                                      CharactersDogs, Celebrities, Billionaires, Cannibals, Singers
                                      PlotMystery, Conspiracies, Missing people, Seduction, Sects, Dancing, Obsession, Weapon, Computers

                                        Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

                                        Ordinary People (2018)
                                        Mark7 (imdb: 5.9)
                                        Genrethriller, crime, detective
                                        CountrySouth Korea
                                        PlotMissing people
                                        PlaceSmall cities, School
                                        StyleHeavy, Disturbing

                                          Ki-chul, a PE teacher at high school, is dismissed after fighting against the corruption his student had gone through during the boxing match. Transferred to a local girls’ high school, he finds out that one of the students called Yu-jin has been running around day and night, trying to find her missing friend, Su-yeon. While Ki-chul helps Yu-jin solve the case, he is faced with the bigger corruption related with her disappearance.