Top 10 Lifetime Movies that We Love to Hate
Lifetime movies are known for so much more than they were developed for. Officially, they are life-inspired movies for women, meant for television. However, they are also surprisingly low-budget, they feature D-list actors and feature real stories you’d rather make fun of than learn from. The plots are usually teenage-life related – in a world where technically everything can happen, from developing addictions, to getting diseases and being killed in every conceivable way.
You might have heard about some of them. You might even avoid others, when they are aired on your favorite TV channels. Yet, once you’ve seen a lifetime movie, you cannot forget it. Here are the best of the worst movies from this category. Warning: you might like to watch these movies, even for making fun of them or seeking for their lesson. You can find these and other lifetime movies currently streaming on Netflix.
10. My Stepson, My Lover
This 1997 movie has an IMDb rate of 4.4/10 stars and features Rachel Ward, Joshua Morrow and Terry O’Quinn. A nurse gets married to a neglectful man who has a son. The nurse develops a familial love for her husband’s son.
However, the horseback riding stepson moves in slow motion when he is noticed by Catlin Cory (Rachel Ward). They begin an affair which ends with both paralyzed from the waist down.
The movie is also known as Love, Murder and Deceit.
9. William and Kate
William and Kate aired in 2011 on TV and has the honorable IMDb rate of 5.0/10 stars. The stars of the movie are Camilla Luddington and Nico Evers-Swindell. It features the long-awaited story of Prince William and awaiting Kate.
The fairytale story between the Duke and Duchess begins during university and catches the media’s attention immediately. However, the story involves plenty of drama and goes from the two being friends to being in a relationship.
8. Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
This 6.7/10 IMDb starred movie aired in 2011 and was meant to be the inspiring story of one of the most influential writers of our time. Poppy Montgomery played J.K. Rowling from her early days to the birth of Harry Potter series.
Many are not sure that the writer approved this movie. However, as inspiring as the plot might be, it’s highly predictable and dramatized.
7. Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life
This 2005 movie has 3.7/10 IMDb stars and plenty of critics. Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life features actors Jeremy Sumpter, Lindsy Fonseca and John Robinson. Predictably enough, the lifetime movie presents the story of a high schooler who develops an addiction to Internet porn that ruins his life.
Jeremy Sumpter was famous due to Friday Night Lights TV series. However, you may tell where the plot leads to: bills, school Internet browsing and thoughts of suicide.
6. Liz & Dick
Liz & Dick seemed to have everything it needed for tremendous success. It featured the story of Elizabeth Taylor, and its leading actors were Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler. The movie aired in 2012 and gained 4.1/10 IMDb stars.
Lohan’s performance was over-dramatic, while maintaining amazing outfits, make-up and hair. It had jewelry, fame and all the ingredients for a paparazzi-style story.
5. She’s Too Young
This movie impresses through its title. Aired in 2004, She’s Too Young features Marcia Gray Harden, Alexis Dziena and Mike Erwin and well-earned 6.1/10 IMDb stars. In case you’re wondering what she is too young for, the answer is syphilis at 14.
The girl’s mother tries to see why her daughter now as an STD and discovers outrageous sexual activities among high schoolers. The movie was aimed at both parents and teenagers. Yet, it hugely focuses on scandals and parties.
4. Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias is a lifetime movie you might not even hate, as it covers the thin line between good and bad movies. The comedy-drama film aired in 1989 and casts Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Sally Field. IMDb rated the movie with 7.2/10 stars.
This movie presents a young beautician who arrived in a small town. She makes friends with new work colleagues, and then her real story develops.
3. Blue Lagoon
Believe it or not, Blue Lagoon was nominated for an Oscar award. Its main actors are Brooke Shields, Cristopher Atkins and Leo McKern. IMDb rated it with 5.7/10 stars. The 1980 movie even had a sequel.
The story shows two children who are shipwrecked on an island from the South Pacific. They make their life together and even go through sexual experiences. The movie became more controversial due to the doubtful legal age of Broke Shields than its story.
2. Pregnancy Pact
Thora birch, Madisen Beaty and David Clayton Rogers played in this 2010 lifetime movie. IMDb offered it 5.1/10 stars. The lifetime movie shows 18 planned teen pregnancies which happened at a high school almost simultaneously.
This is one of those shocking stories based on true experiences. However, as a journalist discovers, the girls just want to play house with babies, instead of toys. This movie works on portraying teens even more ridiculously than some YouTube videos.
1. I Me Wed
Imagine a 2007 movie with 5.2/10 IMDb stars and a 30-year-old woman who marries herself. This story casts Erica Durance, Paul Popowich and Cara Pifko. The movie promotes the independent attitude of women by showing a story which leads to the opposite results.
After marrying herself, Isabel Darden proves a point. Almost immediately, she meets a man who wants her to call of her decision. The movie might sound predictable but, in a lifetime show way, it’s also charming.
That’s a Wrap!
These are some of the worst and best lifetime movies you can see on TV just about any time. They are shocking and irritating. Yet, somehow, they manage to keep you there.
Did any of them sound interesting? See if they’re on the Netflix streaming list and enjoy it!