The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019

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This list of Lifetime movies for 2019 lets you know what to look forward to and what you might have missed. From true crime, and compelling tales of heartache to the lighter side of drama and romance.

Lifetime often acquires first U.S. rights for films, but that's nothing on the number of new Lifetime movies that are produced exclusively for the channel every year. Many Lifetime movies are also inspired by or based on true events, like Love You To Death.  If you're looking for classic Lifetime thrillers, Death of A Cheerleader is a remake of the 1994 film of the same name and even features Kellie Martin from the original film. Lifetime also is premiering V.C. Andrews' Casteel Family Saga Movie Series, including Heaven and Fallen Hearts.

What is going to be the best Lifetime Movie in 2019? Vote up the good Lifetime films you can't wait to watch or watch again. If you want to see what Christmas movies Lifetime has scheduled for "It's A Wonderful Lifetime" then check out the list of Lifetime Christmas movies for 2019.

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  • Love You to Death

    Love You to Death

    Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs, Tate Donovan
    523 votes
    • Released: January 26, 2019

    Inspired by a true story, a shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem. Camile (Marcia Gay Harden) and Esme (Emily Skeggs) are well-known in their community – Esme as the sickly, child-like wheelchair-bound daughter, and Camile as the perfect caretaker and mother. They seem a perfect pair until Camile is found slain in her home, and Esme has vanished.

  • Death of a Cheerleader
    Aubrey Peeples, Sarah Dugdale
    486 votes
    • Released: February 2, 2019
    • Directed by: Paul Shapiro

    In a remake of the 1994 cult-classic, is inspired by Randall Sullivan’s Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life slaying of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate.

    Death of a Cheerleader is a 2019 drama film directed by Paul Shapiro, and a remake of the 1994 television film A Friend to Die For, based on the Rolling Stone article by Randall Sullivan. A shy outsider tries to make friends with the popular high school cheerleader and seeks revenge after she's rejected.
  • Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

    Christina Ricci, Judith Light, Josh Bowman
    313 votes
    • Released: January 19, 2019

    On a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, investigative reporter Nellie Bly (Christina Ricci) feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside.

  • I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story

    I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Angela Fairley, Kim Hawthorne
    224 votes
    • Released: April 20, 2019

    Based on author and motivational speaker Regina Louise's personal experience navigating the broken system, the film tells the journey of a young African American girl (Angela Fairley) who navigated over 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18, and the one woman, Jeanne (Ginnifer Goodwin), who believed in her.

  • Suburban Swingers Club

    Suburban Swingers Club

    Dana Davis, Jesse Ruda, Nawal Bengholam
    168 votes
    • Released: March 9, 2019

    A young married couple makes a huge mistake by agreeing to participate in a secret swingers' party in their suburban neighborhood, and soon both of them are being targeted by a jealous and homicidal neighbor.

  • V.C. Andrews' Heaven

    V.C. Andrews' Heaven

    Annalise Basso, Chris McNally, Julie Benz
    152 votes
    • Released: July 27, 2019

    Of all the poor people living in the foothills of the mountains of West Virginia, the Casteel’s were considered the lowest. Yet, the eldest daughter, Heaven Leigh Casteel (Annalise Basso), was still the prettiest and smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes. Heaven encouraged her four younger siblings to cling to their pride and hope for a day that they’d escape their poverty. But when Heaven’s stepmother Sarah runs away, Heaven’s greedy, selfish father Luke (Chris William Martin) develops a scheme to make money… sell his children off one by one.