7 Best Movies About Missing Persons

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The Vanishing/Spoorloos (1988)

In this classic Dutch Thriller, a romantic getaway takes a nightmarish turn when a woman inexplicably disappears, leaving her distraught boyfriend on a surreal and terrifying quest.

Mystic River (2003)

Clint Eastwood's disturbing crime drama featuring Sean Penn in the central role follows three childhood friends in Boston's working-class heartland as they grapple with the unsolved disappearance of one of their own, casting a long shadow of suspicion and trauma across their lives.

The Lovely Bones (2009)

This film,adapted from Alice Sebold's popular book, is told from the ethereal vantage point of a murdered teenage girl, piecing together the shattered puzzle of her disappearance and the emotional devastation left for her family, exploring themes of loss, grief, and the enduring power of hope.

Shutter Island (2010)

Martin Scorsese's surrealist psychological thriller stars Leo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as two US marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient from a remote island mental institution.

Kahaani (2012)

With 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, Sugoy Ghosh's mystery thriller helmed by Vidya Balan defines the genre of missing person movies in Bollywood. Following Vidya on her quest to find her missing husband, the twist at the end of the movie is still one of the best plot twists in Indian cinema.

Prisoners (2013)

In this critically acclaimed collaboration between Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal, a desperate father (Hugh Jackman) plunges into the abyss of vigilante justice when his young daughter vanishes.

Gone Girl (2014)

David Fincher's controversial film follows Ben Affleck on his journey to find his wife (Rosamund Pike) who mysteriously disappears in a game of cat-and-mouse with a shocking twist that makes this quite different from other mysteries surrounding missing persons.

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