Searching Parent Guide Release date August 3, 2018 After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens. IMDB Why is Searching rated ? The MPAA rated Searching Run Time: 101 minutes News About "Searching" Cast and Crew Searching is directed by Aneesh Chaganty and stars John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee. Home Video Related home video titles: Another father searches for his lost daughter in Taken.