The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann


Directed by
Chris Smith
Edited by
Michael Rolt, Matt Prekop, James Calderwood & Barry Poltermann
Executive Production
Emma Cooper
Production Partners
A Netflix Original Production / Produced by Pulse UK & Paramount

Official Site


The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann takes a detailed look at the disappearance of a 3-year-old who vanished while on holiday in Portugal with her family.

In the United States it was the seventh most popular documentary on Netflix for 2019 and in the UK it was the most popular Netflix title of the year.

EMOTIONAL. It’s granular, but also gripping.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

Cold and uncompromising, The Disappearance of Madeline McCann puts the media, the investigation and the McCanns under the microscope, and offers a methodical, analytical investigation into a crime and a story that was anything but.

Brian Lloyd

This eight-part documentary series allows many theories and sympathies to wash over viewers but then flicks them away like exercises in gullibility. It is a wake-up call for police, activists, and media practitioners.

Katherine Steinbach