Top 27 Searching Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Searching facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Searching film message.

Laura Barns can be seen as a trending topic on facebook. This is in reference to Unfriended (2014), which also took place entirely on computer screens.
Laura Barns can be seen as a trending topic on facebook. This is in reference to Unfriended (2014), which also took place entirely on computer screens.
Two obviously fake website URLs appear that spell out how the filmmakers hoped their movie would be received.
Two obviously fake website URLs appear that spell out how the filmmakers hoped their movie would be received.

Searching Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Derek's shady photos aren't staged - they're all from the screenwriter's friend's actual Instagram

Searching Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Laura Barns is seen trending on facebook, the same girl seen in the movie Unfriended (2014).
    Laura Barns is seen trending on facebook, the same girl seen in the movie Unfriended (2014).
  • 1 - A Facebook picture references several lead characters from M. Night Shyamalan movies, including Lynn Sear from The Sixth Sense, David and Audrey Dunn From Unbreakable, Bo Hess from Signs and Ivy Walker from The Village.
    A Facebook picture references several lead characters from M. Night Shyamalan movies, including Lynn Sear from The Sixth Sense, David and Audrey Dunn From Unbreakable, Bo Hess from Signs and Ivy Walker from The Village.
  • 1 - The director, writer, and producer include a photo of themselves in one of the main character's Google search results
    The director, writer, and producer include a photo of themselves in one of the main character's Google search results
  • 1 - The director and producer sneak in a reference to their own Instagram accounts
    The director and producer sneak in a reference to their own Instagram accounts

Searching Hidden Details

The Google Spreadsheet used by the father to track leads actually exists on the internet and is publicly viewable

1 - When David discovers his daughter was going to the Lake, he calls Vick to say "She was going to the same place she's been visiting for the past 5 months". But when Vick returns his call hours later she immediately asks "Where are you? Are you at the lake?". It was a huge hint.
When David discovers his daughter was going to the Lake, he calls Vick to say "She was going to the same place she's been visiting for the past 5 months". But when Vick returns his call hours later she immediately asks "Where are you? Are you at the lake?". It was a huge hint.
1 - There's a hidden URL that leads to a chilling article about a woman who went missing in a similar fashion to the movie's main character
There's a hidden URL that leads to a chilling article about a woman who went missing in a similar fashion to the movie's main character
1 - #TheDress is seen under the name of Unfriended (2015) antagonist Laura Barns. The Dress was a popular point of discussion on February 27th, 2015. Laura Barnes Skype name is billie227. 227 = 2/27.
#TheDress is seen under the name of Unfriended (2015) antagonist Laura Barns. The Dress was a popular point of discussion on February 27th, 2015. Laura Barnes Skype name is billie227. 227 = 2/27.
1 - Youtube comment of Justin H can be seen which is a reference to Justin Y.
Youtube comment of Justin H can be seen which is a reference to Justin Y.
1 - The top trending Twitter hashtag foreshadows a crucial plot point while also suggesting another possibility for Margot's disappearance.
The top trending Twitter hashtag foreshadows a crucial plot point while also suggesting another possibility for Margot's disappearance.
1 - This entry in David's wife's address book foreshadows the plot twist at the end of the film.
This entry in David's wife's address book foreshadows the plot twist at the end of the film.
1 - While looking for Margot's friends contact details, David opens up Robert's contact, revealing both his and his mothers motives much earlier than they're revealed.
While looking for Margot's friends contact details, David opens up Robert's contact, revealing both his and his mothers motives much earlier than they're revealed.

The tvtropes.org page for the movie can be seen in the autofill address bar.

1 - The top two trending casters on YouCast are aneesh815 and 24 sev. The film was directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian.
The top two trending casters on YouCast are aneesh815 and 24 sev. The film was directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian.
1 - For a moment we see a few high school students tagged in a fb photo. Every single person is named after the **lead character of an M. Night Shyamalan movie.** (explanation in comments)
For a moment we see a few high school students tagged in a fb photo. Every single person is named after the **lead character of an M. Night Shyamalan movie.** (explanation in comments)
1 - When Margot's father is looking through an old address book of Margot's friends, her future stalker pops up. In the notes it is first revealed here that he has a crush on her and a parent in the SVPD. Later on, we find out his mom is the detective on Margot's case.
When Margot's father is looking through an old address book of Margot's friends, her future stalker pops up. In the notes it is first revealed here that he has a crush on her and a parent in the SVPD. Later on, we find out his mom is the detective on Margot's case.
1 - When David first checked out Pam's contacts, he missed Robbie Abolt's card, where Pam noted his parent is in SYPD and had a crush on Margot.
When David first checked out Pam's contacts, he missed Robbie Abolt's card, where Pam noted his parent is in SYPD and had a crush on Margot.
1 - There's a close up shot of the Evercreek High School mascot next to the logo for YouCast. Explanation in comments.
There's a close up shot of the Evercreek High School mascot next to the logo for YouCast. Explanation in comments.
1 - An image of Margo's first day at high-school shows the school is "Home of the catfish." Coupled with her look of nervousness, it foreshadows the twist that the events of the film where a result of her being Catfished
An image of Margo's first day at high-school shows the school is "Home of the catfish." Coupled with her look of nervousness, it foreshadows the twist that the events of the film where a result of her being Catfished
1 - Actress Erica Jenkins plays a stock photo model (bottom) and does a stock photo for TurboTax(top) Reddit ads currently
Actress Erica Jenkins plays a stock photo model (bottom) and does a stock photo for TurboTax(top) Reddit ads currently
1 - In 'Searching' (2018) the main plot twist had been revealed in the middle of the movie. There is a letter from "Sev Ohanian" (it's the name of the movie's writer and producer) to the main character, David Kim, saying what happened with his daughter, Margot, and who did it.
In 'Searching' (2018) the main plot twist had been revealed in the middle of the movie. There is a letter from "Sev Ohanian" (it's the name of the movie's writer and producer) to the main character, David Kim, saying what happened with his daughter, Margot, and who did it.
1 - The main character visits Reddit. Today, Reddit has advertisements featuring an internet ad stock model from the same film. Confirmed: We are living in the film Searching.
The main character visits Reddit. Today, Reddit has advertisements featuring an internet ad stock model from the same film. Confirmed: We are living in the film Searching.
1 - The word "Catfish" appears on the school sign (behind David) as part of the motto "Home of the Catfish." This serves as a foreshadowing to the events that take place in the disappearance of Margot.
The word "Catfish" appears on the school sign (behind David) as part of the motto "Home of the Catfish." This serves as a foreshadowing to the events that take place in the disappearance of Margot.
Searching poster
Searching poster

Searching Plot

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Searching. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Aneesh Chaganty
Stars John Cho, Sara Sohn, Alex Jayne Go, Megan Liu
IMDB score 7.6