The standalone follow-up to the 2018 film “Searching,” “Missing,” directed by Will Merrick and Nick Johnson, centres on an 18-year-old called June whose mother vanishes while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend. While June makes use of every available modern technology to find her mother, she uncovers some sinister truths along the road and comes to the realisation that she never really knew her. Audiences are kept on the edge of their seats until the very end by the shifting dynamics of the mother-daughter connection in the movie and the mystery surrounding the disappearance. The movie is presented through “screenlife,” or in other words, computer and mobile phone screens, to heighten the suspense. Here is a list of Netflix movies that are comparable to “Missing” if you liked it.
The story of Thomas Richardson, who returns home to the tragic news that his sister is being taken captive by a religious sect demanding ransom, is told in the 1905 London film “Apostle.” Thomas sets out for the island where the cult is located, driven by an unyielding determination to save her. Despite their vows to reject the mainland’s corruption, the cult is stained by the same horrors, Thomas finds out when infiltrating their community. The Gareth Evans-directed film, which stars Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Mark Lewis Jones, Paul Higgins, and Lucy Boynton, discusses the frantic actions someone takes when tragedy strikes the people they love, a theme that is also depicted in “Missing.”
Cam follows Alice Ackerman (Madeline Brewer), an exotic webcam actress who discovers her channel has been taken over by her identical twin. As a camgirl, the doppelganger pushes the boundaries of propriety even farther and appears to be out to end Alice’s life. Similar to “Missing,” the director of the movie, Daniel Goldhaber, had a sizable section of the story unfold on a computer screen. In addition, both films centre on women who are alone in the digital world and dealing with a tragic tragedy.
Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019)
Albert Shin is the director of the mystery movie “Disappearance at Clifton Hill.” The narrative is on Abby (Tuppence Middleton), who following the passing of her mother returns to Niagara Falls, where she was born and raised. She becomes fixated on a childhood recollection of seeing a kidnapping at a nearby motel when she is there. As Abby investigates the case further, she reveals a labyrinth of conspiracies, lies, and secrets that upends the foundation of the small town. Disappearance at Clifton Hill, like “Missing,” centres on a lady seeking to solve a mystifying case that eventually reveals some long-buried secrets.
The central characters of “Fractured,” a psychological thriller directed by Brad Anderson, are Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington), Joanne Monroe (Lily Rabe), and Peri Monroe (Lucy Capri). Peri suffers injuries in a petrol station accident while travelling cross-country, and her parents take her to the hospital right away. Ray collapses in the lobby as Joanne takes Peri to the hospital for an MRI. He awakens to see that his wife and daughter are no longer there.
The hospital staff denies the existence of Ray’s family and insists that he is hallucinating as Ray anxiously looks for answers, leading to a sequence of strange and unnerving incidents. Ray’s sanity is questioned, causing the distinction between reality and paranoia to become hazy. Similar to ‘Missing,’ ‘Fractured’ similarly keeps the audience wondering right up to the very end with its suspense and exhilaration.
Last Seen Alive (2022)
A real estate agent named Will Spann’s wife Lisa mysteriously vanishes at a petrol station in the thriller ‘Last Seen Alive’. In a last-ditch effort to locate his wife, Spann chooses a perilous route where he breaks the law and flees from the police. The movie is directed by Brian Goodman, and Gerard Butler, Jaimie Alexander, Russell Hornsby, Ethan Embry, Michael Irby, Cindy Hogan, and Bruce Altman all give excellent performances. Both the main characters in “Missing” and “Last Seen Alive” work tirelessly to ensure the safe return of their loved ones.
Lost Girls (2020)
‘Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery,’ a book by Robert Kolker, has been adapted. In the true event depicted in “Lost Girls,” Mari Gilbert’s (Amy Ryan) search for her daughter Shannan went missing. Mari’s search for information leads to the discovery of a string of unsolved young women’s killings, which is set against the backdrop of Long Island’s Oak Beach.
Mari encounters a wall of indifference and apathy from police enforcement as she pursues her investigation, who dismiss the disappearances as the work of prostitutes and drug users. Mari becomes a champion for the victims and their families, pressing for a thorough inquiry in her quest to find the truth. Similar to the concept seen in “Missing,” the emotionally packed movie “Lost Girls” explores the close relationship between a mother and a daughter when one of them vanishes.
The Glass Castle (2017)
The Glass Castle, a biographical film by Destin Daniel Cretton based on Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir of the same name, tells the tale of a dysfunctional family where Jeannette and her siblings must fend for themselves because their artistic but unconventional parents both encourage and restrain them, leading to the family’s poverty. Jeannette struggles with the difficult conflict between her love for her family and her desire for a more secure existence as the siblings get older. The movie, which also addresses the issue of independence vs. family and is depicted in “Missing,” stars Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Sarah Snook, Josh Caras, and Brigette Lundy-Paine. It digs into the complexity of family connections.
The Weekend Away (2022)
No matter what life throws at them, Kate (Christina Wolfe) and Beth (Leighton Meester), two of the closest friends anyone could ask for, always look forward to their yearly weekend getaway. Everything appears to be ideal during one of these trips to Croatia, but when Beth awakens, she discovers Kate has vanished. With no assistance from the authorities and only a hazy recollection of the previous evening, Beth starts anxiously looking for her best friend.
Their fantasy vacation turns into a nightmare when Beth learns some disturbing revelations that are quite personal. Kim Farrant’s thriller movie is based on Sarah Alderson’s 2020 book of the same name. Similar to ‘Missing,’ ‘The Weekend Away’ chronicles a woman’s dogged search for her loved one as she learns about some sinister secrets from her past.