We all have gotten stuck watching a lifetime movie multiple times before. No age or gender is exempt because lifetime (in my opinion) has some of the best movies on television. Most are real life stories and some are not but they are dramatic and interesting enough to keep you watching. Most of my favorites are from the 90’s when I was a teen in middle and high school. They used to have the marathons that would run from after Thanksgiving till New Years. Me and my twin sister would sit and watch those shows ALL DAY LONG. If you had to do anything, if had to be done during a commercial because we was NOT moving. I want to own every single one of these movies because they are just amazing and dramatic enough for anyone’s attention span. Check them out below 🙂
SHE FOUGHT ALONE (1995)http://amzn.to/2v4V2Ho
A girl finds herself shamed in her small rural town after being raped by a football player. Her boyfriend, her mother and her lawyer all try their best to protect her, but will the local high school put a stop to the harassment?
STARRING: TIFFANI-AMBER THIESSEN AND BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
I believe I was fixing to start high school around the time this was aired. I think everyone I went to school with watched it and was talking about it. These things happen all the time in different situations involving school kids and this show gave it some much needed attention.
A KILLER AMONG FRIENDS (1992)
A mother searches for her daughter’s killer, never suspecting the murderer is living right under her roof in this shocking true story starring Patty Duke and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
This movie had me so frustrated but it was so good. Kept me on edge.
IF SOMEONE HAD KNOWN (1995)http://amzn.to/2vyEVoJ
A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
I was amazed at the ending and how things progressed in this movie.
HER LAST CHANCE (1996)
Drug addict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend’s death.
STARRING:KELLIE MARTIN,JONATHAN BRANDIS
This is a whole different side of Kellie Martin in this movie.
NO ONE WOULD TELL (1996)
A shy high school student’s seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.
STARRING:CANDACE CAMERON BURE,FRED SAVAGE
This is the one I probably watched the most. Obsession vs. love.
SWEET DREAMS (1996)
A girl awakes from a coma to find her world has collapsed around her and she remembers nothing. But as she does remember she finds out all is not how it should be and someone is out to get her.
SHE CRIED NO/FRESHMAN FALLS (1996)http://amzn.to/2vo2cZM
A college freshman is date-raped at her brother’s frat party by a fraternity member.
STARRING:CANDACE CAMERON BURE, MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR
THE STRANGER BESIDE ME (1995)http://amzn.to/2vyObZM
There’s a rapist plaguing a neighborhood. Now a young newlywed suspects that her new husband may be the one doing this.
STARRING:TIFFANI-AMBER THIESSEN, ERIC CLOSE, LORRIE MORGAN
ON THE EDGE OF INNOCENCE (1997)
Teenage Zoe Tyler suffers from manic-depression. With a musician father who is never around life seems hard. Zoe eventually lands up in a psychiatric ward for treatment. There she meets Jake, an unstable teenager with an anger problem. They fall in love and are soon separated by their doctors, psychiatrists and parents. Fuming, Jake suddenly sees a chance for escape and takes Zoe with him, along with a few other patients. After a trip around the country, Jake and Zoe must face up to their illness and their crime.
STARRING:KELLIE MARTIN, JAMES MARSDEN
BURIED SECRETS (1996)
When Annalisse and her mother move into a new house she starts seeing and a girl her age. She later finds that the girl is dead and she sets out to find out what happened to her.
I watched this one multiple times as well as it is more of a supernatural/mystery/drama. This one is good.
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This is the fictional story of two very different 15-year-old girls, one caught up in her first love, betrayed when the relationship turns violent; the other engaging in increasingly risky behavior, and striking out against the hypocrisy of the media-obsessed culture around her. Elizabeth is the seemingly perfect girl with the perfect boyfriend, raised by loving parents in a middle class home. Kelli lives with her single mom who is at her wits end with her rebellious daughter. When Kelli starts to suspect that Elizabeth may be in an abusive relationship, no one will take her seriously, not even Elizabeth. But when Elizabeth finally lands in the hospital, it’s Kelli’s surprising insights into the cause for her and her cousin’s behavior that leads to Elizabeth’s final release from her relationship.
STARRING:NICK THURSTON, REBECCA WILLIAMS
If you have a teenage daughter, this movie might be good to show them. It helps define what an abusive relationship looks like and how to be aware of the signs.
DYING TO BELONG (1997)http://amzn.to/2vo5vjJ
A college student whose seemingly perfect life is turned upside down after her new roommate and fellow sorority pledge Shelby mysteriously falls from the campus clock tower. Lisa and her boyfriend Steven, convienced that Shelby’s shadowy death was not a suicide, set out to reveal the truth about her untimely demise. As they get closer to the truth, they uncover sinister stories and secrets hidden in the sorority’s past.
STARRING:HILARY SWANK, SARAH CHALKE, MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, JENNA VON OY
TWISTED DESIRES (1996)
A teenage girl convinces a young, love-struck ex-con that the only way they can be together is to do away with her domineering parents. Based on actual events.
STARRING:MELISSA JOAN HART
LOVE’S DEADLY TRIANGLE:THE TEXAS CADET MURDER (1997)
Diane and David love each other, but when they go to separate army academies, David has an affair. Diane snaps and ultimately something very sinister happens that the couple get involved in.
STARRING:HOLLY MARIE COMBS, DAVID LIPPER, CASSIDY RAE
This one is based off a true story.
A SECRET BETWEEN FRIENDS:A MOMENT OF TRUTH MOVIE (1996)
Two friends keep their vomiting a secret until one friend almost dies.
STARRING:LYNDA CARTER, KATIE WRIGHT
FRIENDS ‘TIL THE END (1997)
An emotionally disturbed and hyper-competitive young woman schemes to land a spot as the lead singer in a local rock band while her childhood girlfriend also wants the spot.
STARRING: SHANNEN DOHERTY, JASON LONDON
A DATE WITH DARKNESS:THE TRIAL AND CAPTURE OF ANDREW LUSTER (2003)
Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
STARRING:MARLA SOKOLOFF, JASON GEDRICK
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When Dina commits suicide, her mom starts looking for an answer. A painful secret unravels.
STARRING:LIZ VASSEY, JENN PROSKE, RYAN KELLEY
This is another good one to show your dating age teens.
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When Grace is accused of playing a role in a deadly accident, her best friend reaches out from beyond the grave to unveil the truth behind what happened.
STARRING:LIZ VASSEY, MAIARA WALSH
BORN INTO EXILE (1997)
This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into forestry once he’s out of the Army Reserves. Holly, who is fourteen, lives with her divorced, overprotective mother and her brother. She runs with an older crowd and soon attaches herself to Chris. Holly’s mother is dead set against Chris because of his age, and she and Holly are at odd’s over him. When she forbids them to see one another, and boots Chris out of her yard, Holly convinces a doubtful Chris to run off to the promises of California. The Trip West, with the couple penniless, avoiding the law, a lecherous trucker and other routine incidents, shows them that life will not be easy. Once in southern California there are no answers except for a fortuitous offer from the Hollywood Outreach Program, which they pass up. Bad luck hits hard, but Chris can’t go home because the army has declared him AWOL, and Holly’s mother has pressed charges of kidnapping and rape. Furthermore, Holly won’t leave Chris–they’ve discovered they’re really in love.
STARRING:MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, GINA PHILIPS
GIRL FIGHT (2011)” target=”_blank”>
A video of an assault on a teenager surfaces on the Internet.
STARRING:ANNE HECHE, JODELLE FERLAND
UNWED FATHER (1997)http://amzn.to/2uqeixj
A carefree college student has his life turned upside down when his out-of-wedlock baby is suddenly left on his doorstep. He suddenly finds that he can no longer cope with being in school and performing in a rock band and has to face decisions on how to care for the infant.
STARRING:NICHOLLE TOM, BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
LEATHAL VOWS (1999)
This psychological thriller, based on a true story, is about a seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father who is accused of foul play by his ex-wife regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife. To prove her suspicions, his ex-wife becomes determined to reveal David’s sinister side by any means possible.
STARRING:JOHN RITTER, MARG HELGENBERGER
Hope you may have found something you were looking for. There are so many more amazing shows old and new. Lifetime has some of the best movies with drama packed emotional, real life stories on tv. Not many of the movies get by without being interesting. Need to start watching NEWER movies to keep up to date. What’s your lifetime favorite movies????
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