Movies about missing people

Movies about missing people
List of the best movies about missing people selected by visitors to our site: Search Party, The Vanished, Breaking News in Yuba County, The Empty Man, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Lost Girls, The Little Things, Alien Abduction, A Simple Favor, Abandoned.

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

Genre
Country
Search Party (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

The Vanished (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

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.

Breaking News in Yuba County (2021)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. But she quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops and criminals, all while trying to keep the truth from her sister, a local news anchor who’s desperate for a story.

The Empty Man (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
CountryUSA, South Africa, United Kingdom

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.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

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.

Lost Girls (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

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 Little Things (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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.

Alien Abduction (2014)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

A Simple Favor (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25

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.

Abandoned (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.

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The Adderall Diaries (2016)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing. Adrift in the precarious gray area of memory, Stephen is led by three sources of inspiration: a new romance, the best friend who shares his history, and a murder trial that reminds him more than a little of his own story. Based on the memoir of the same name.

Awaken (2015)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26

A random group of people wake up on an Island where they are being hunted down in a sinister plot to harvest their organs.

Winter's Bone (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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 risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA

The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.

Yellow Rock (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrewestern
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Five men ride into the eerie town of Yellow Rock, hoping to rescue a family member and his lost boy. The leader, Max Dietrich, hires Mountain Man, Tom Hanner, to guide them into the Black Paw Tribe territory for the search.

TRON: The Next Day (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:10

TRON: The Next Day is a 10-minute short film, released on the Blu-Ray edition of TRON: Legacy in April 2011, that fills in the backstory between TRON and TRON: Legacy. It features scenes from the real-world Flynn Lives ARG as well as purely in-universe content. The short film also reveals the full chronology of the Flynn Lives Organization, naming Roy Kleinberg as the secret figure heading up the operation and Alan Bradley as its financial backer. Some scenes in the short also set up the story for a potential third film.

Please Stand By (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:31

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, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...

Absentia (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia... and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp.

The Wolfman (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.

Hansel and Gretel Get Baked (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA

An intense new marijuana strain named “Black Forest” is taking Los Angeles by storm, and Gretel’s stoner boyfriend can’t get enough. But when the old woman growing the popular drug (Lara Flynn Boyle) turns out to be an evil witch, cooking and eating her wasted patrons for their youth, Gretel and her brother Hansel must save him from a gruesome death — or face the last high of their lives.

The Frankenstein Theory (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, "Frankenstein," is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction...a nightmare from which there is no waking.

Munger Road (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road

Megan Is Missing (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator.

Come and Find Me (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration02:03

When his girlfriend goes missing, David must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she's not who she was pretending to be.

Wild Horses (2015)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death - even putting her own life in jeopardy.

The Imposter (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.

Siberia (2018)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:18

A diamond trader travels to Russia to arrange a sale. When his partner goes missing (along with the gems), the diamond trader winds up disappearing to Siberia. There, he begins a relationship with a local cafe owner, only to have his past soon catch up with him.

The Snowman (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
Duration02:36

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.

Arthur Newman (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.




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