Movies about missing people

List of the best movies about missing people selected by visitors to our site: The Vanished, Searching, A Simple Favor, The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang, Under the Silver Lake, Ordinary People, A Dark Place, Perdida, Gone Girl, Changeling.

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

The Vanished (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersParents, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Investigation, Missing people, Intrigue
StyleFascinating, Action, Tense, Twisted plot, Psychological problems

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.

Searching (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryRussia, USA
CharactersTeens, Parents
PlotDepression, Social Media, Death, Mystery, Internet
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Tense

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)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersArtists, Sisters, Single mothers
PlotDeath, Mystery, Investigation, Missing people, Cheating
PlaceSmall cities, Lake
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Action, Disturbing

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.

The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang (2019)
Markimdb: 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.

Under the Silver Lake (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CharactersDogs, Singers, Cannibals, Celebrities, Billionaires
PlotDancing, Sects, Conspiracies, Seduction, Obsession
PlaceParty, Cemetery, USA, Caves
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

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)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
PlotMissing people
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Serious

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.

A Dark Place (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJanitors, Autistic
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
PlaceSmall cities, USA
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.

Perdida (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryArgentina, Spain
CharactersTeachers, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
StyleTense, Psychological problems, Twisted plot

A policewoman whose childhood friend disappeared in Patagonia years ago starts a new search to find answers, and soon finds her own life in danger.

Gone Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotAbduction, Treason, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceNew York, Office, USA
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

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.

Changeling (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective, history
CharactersNurses, Serial killers, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Mystery, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Court
StyleFascinating, To cry, Action, Disturbing, Psychological problems

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.

Prisoners (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersParents, Detectives, Serial killers
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Obsession, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceLabyrinths, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Depressive, Disturbing

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Darkness Visible (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, India, USA
PlotMissing people, Rites of passage
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, India

London-raised Ronnie returns to his home in India to discover his mother Suleka has died in mysterious circumstances. As he uncovers a series of similar past murders, Ronnie's own inner-darkness come to light.

Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Germany
CharactersPoor, Friends, Wolves, Slaves
PlotTime travel, Slavery, Missing people, Debts, Friendship
PlaceItaly, Village, Railway
StyleExciting, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful, Fancy

Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.

3 Faces (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersActors, Directors
PlotMissing people, Friendship, Passion
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Psychological problems, To cry

The famous actress Behnaz Jafari has no idea what to do when she receives a video in which a young girl is begging for help after her family did not allow her to study at Tehran Theatrical University. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to the director Jafar Panahi so that they can help the girl deal with her problems together. They drive to the northwest of the country, where they meet the charming and generous people of a mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also observe that in these places, it is the traditions of their ancestors that completely determine the way of life.

Sara's Notebook (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersSisters, Lifeguards, Reporters, Lawyers, Businessmen
PlotAbduction, Weapon, Missing people, Investigation, Mystery
StyleDisturbing, Serious, Atmospheric, Action, Twisted plot

Laura has spent years looking for her sister Sara who went missing in the depths of the jungle in the Congo. Neither the NGO she works for, nor the embassy, have news on her whereabouts until a photo appears of Sara in a mining town. Apparently, Sara is being held captive by The Hawk, the fearsome rebel leader who controls the mafias behind the prized mineral coltan.

Slender Man (2018)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersMonsters, Sisters, Demons, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Death, Survival, Internet, Fear
PlaceSmall cities, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive, Gothic, Creepy, Tense

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.

It (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Killers, Clowns, Childrens
PlotAbduction, Death, Fear, Hunting, Missing people
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive, Heavy, Tense

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.

Time Trap (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersClimbers, Friends, Lifeguards, Students, Archaeologists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Supernatural, Investigation, Missing people
TimePost apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, Action, For a group of friends, Tense

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

Radius (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersKillers, Serial killers
PlotLost memory, Death, Radio, Missing people, Superpowers
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Depressive, Tense

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 the horrible truth: anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly.

Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersAliens, Parents, Friends
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Travel, UFO, Cars
PlaceForest, Aircraft, Deserts, Mountains, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleExciting, Light, Disturbing, Tense

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.