TV series about missing people

List of the best series about missing people selected by visitors to our site: Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, Lupin, Baghdad Central, Territory, The Undoing, The Stranger, Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, Equinox, Black Summer, A Confession
In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotDeath, Missing people
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleNetflix, Based on real events

The notorious Cecil Hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam vanishes. A dive into crime's darkest places.

Lupin (2021)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersJanitors, Nurses
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people
StyleNetflix, Fascinating

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Baghdad Central (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotMissing people

Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.

Territory (2020)
PlotMissing people, Mystery, Sects, Investigation
PlaceRussia, Forest

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The Undoing (2020)
Markimdb: 8.2
CharactersRich, Psychologists
PlotMystery, Missing people

Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

The Stranger (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotInvestigation, Lost memory, Mystery, Missing people
StyleNetflix, By books

A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.

Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, military, history
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Survival, Missing people, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Based on real events

Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. The more he learns, the more it becomes clear: the reason the students died will never see the light of day.

Equinox (2020)
PlotMissing people

Haunted by visions after her sister vanished with her classmates 21 years before, Astrid begins an investigation that uncovers the dark, eerie truth.

Black Summer (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
PlotSurvival, Missing people, Death, Apocalypse
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Netflix

In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

A Confession (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotMissing people
StyleBased on real events

The story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

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Safe (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotMissing people, Investigation

After his daughter goes missing, a widower begins uncovering the dark secrets of the people closest to him.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
PlotMissing people, Investigation

Valentine's Day, 1900. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in Hanging Rock, Australia, without a trace.

The Cry (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersParents, Family
PlotMissing people, Investigation

The disappearance of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young couple as they deal with an unthinkable tragedy under both the white light of public scrutiny and behind closed doors.

Deadwind (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFinland, Germany
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
StyleNetflix, Worth watching

When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.

Dark (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotTime travel, Missing people, Fate, Time machine, Investigation
PlaceForest, Small towns, School
StylePhilosophical, Unexpected ending, Makes me think, Worth watching, Netflix, Atmospheric

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

Tabula Rasa (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
PlotLost memory, Missing people
PlacePsychiatric hospitals

A psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers who claims she was the last person seen with the vanished Thomas Spectre. As a witness and prime suspect, she appears to be the sole key to this mysterious disappearance. In order to solve the puzzle and find Thomas, Mie has to reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past.

Absentia (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotLost memory, FBI, Missing people

A missing FBI agent reappears six years after being declared dead.

Bellevue (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceSmall towns

When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie Ryder—a cop at odds with her hometown—dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life.

Keeping Faith (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLawyers, Family
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Missing people
StyleAction, Spectacular, Fascinating

Faith, a small-town Welsh lawyer, is forced to cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing. As the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.

Stranger Things (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CharactersChildrens, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Missing people, Investigation, Abduction, Superpowers
PlacePortals to other worlds, Parallel worlds, School, Small towns
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Popular, Spectacular, Fascinating, Worth watching

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

Aquarius (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
PlotMissing people, Parties
StyleAction, Based on real events

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.

Unforgotten (2015)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersBusinessmen, Students
PlotMissing people

'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the secrets will also affect the personal lives of both Sunny and Cassie.

Eye Candy (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersHackers, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Missing people

Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.

Intruders (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, detective
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Sects

Members of a secret society chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.

Chasing Shadows (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotMissing people

Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.

Zero Hour (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
PlotMissing people
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

As the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and cracking conspiracies. But when his beautiful wife, Laila, is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.

The River (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
PlotMissing people, Supernatural, Adventures, Magic

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 deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.

Missing (2012)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
PlotInvestigation, Missing people

Becca Winstone learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and it's a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her family. Exotic locations and thrilling twists will keep you riveted in "Missing."

Those Who Kill (2011)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers
PlotMissing people
StyleAction, Dark

Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature film length episodes in most other countries. A separate 92 minutes feature film, Fortidens skygge, which forms a continuation and ending of the series, premiered in Danish cinemas on 15 March 2012, and is being aired as a final, sixth episode of the series in many other countries, such as the UK and Germany. The series is created and written by Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski, with various other screenwriters helping out as episode writers, among them Siv Rajendram, Rikke De Fine Licht and Morten Dragsted. Directors have been Birger Larsen, Niels Nørløv and Kasper Barfoed. The series is a Danish-German-Swedish-Norwegian co-production. Although originally planned to run for several seasons, Danish TV2 announced in October 2011 that there would be no further seasons made, due to falling viewer shares after the first few episodes. TV2 programming manager Keld Reinicke stated that, "We have no plans to continue the series as it never gave us the audience share we expected in Denmark."

The Event (2010)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersAliens, CIA
PlotMissing people, Investigation
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

The Triangle (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotAdventures, Supernatural, Investigation, Missing people
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A shipping magnate hires four experts from various fields to investigate what happened to his ships that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The team discovers a threat that might unravel time itself and cause the world to end.

Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, drama
CharactersGhosts, Strong women
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Death, Missing people, Life after death, Superpowers
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric

Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits from passing over. The sentimental drama is 'inspired by the work of medium James Van Praagh.'

The 4400 (2004)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial agents, Pilots
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Time travel, Supernatural, Lost memory, Abduction
StyleSpectacular, Action

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 healing touch. A government agency is formed to track the 4400 people after one of them commits a murder.