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The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 4.3k votes 2.4k voters 124.4k views 38 items

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Love You to Death Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs, Tate Donovan

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.

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Escaping the Madhouse: T... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story Christina Ricci, Judith Light, Josh Bowman

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.

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Death of a Cheerleader ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Death of a Cheerleader Aubrey Peeples, Sarah Dugdale

Released: February 2, 2019

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.

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I Am Somebody's Child: T... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story Ginnifer Goodwin, Angela Fairley, Kim Hawthorne

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.

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Suburban Swingers Club ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Suburban Swingers Club Dana Davis, Jesse Ruda, Nawal Bengholam

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.

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V.C. Andrews' Heaven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
V.C. Andrews' Heaven Annalise Basso, Chris McNally, Julie Benz

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.

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A Bride's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
A Bride's Revenge Katie Leclerc, Jeff Schine, Hannah Barefoot

As Miya (Katie Leclerc) and her fiancé plan their dream wedding they are stalked by an eerie and dangerous veiled bride who is determined that Miya will never walk down the aisle.

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Best Friend's Betrayal ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Best Friend's Betrayal Clare Kramer, Mia Topalian, David Fumero

Released: January 13, 2019

Best friends Katie (Vanessa Walsh) and Jess (Mary Grill) are inseparable and have always had each other's backs. When Jess begins a new serious relationship, Katie is unsure of the new perfect man and famous crime writer, Nick (Jaime M. Callica). She wants to support her friend's newfound happiness but is fiercely protective. Katie's obsession with Jess soon proves deadly and it is up to the recently vilified Nick to expose the bestie before it is too late.

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A Daughter's Deception ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
A Daughter's Deception Jade Harlow, Rusty Joiner, Kennedy Tucker

Released: March 23, 2019

Forced to give up her daughter for adoption when she's underage, Laura (Jade Harlow) is thrilled to welcome her now adult daughter Bree (Skyler Wright) back into her life. She quickly discovers that Bree is a sociopath with murderous tendencies and poses a clear and present danger to anyone who threatens to get in her way.

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Mommy's Little Princess ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Mommy's Little Princess Alicia Leigh Willis, Sarah Abbott, Kelly Whyte

Released: March 17, 2019

After a tough eight years living with her drug addicted mother, ten-year-old Lizzy (Sarah Abbott) is adopted by amazing career woman Juliana (Alicia Leigh Willis) and her boyfriend Greg (Jeff Teravainen). Hoping to help Lizzy learn more about who she is (she never knew her father), Julianna buys Lizzy an online genetics test and they discover that Lizzy is related to a royal German family. Finally feeling truly special for the first time, Lizzy begins to change from the sweet girl Julianna adopted to an entitled, angry child.

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Victoria Gotti: My Fathe... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter Chelsea Frei, Maurice Benard

Released: February 9, 2019

Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world.

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Nightmare Tennant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Nightmare Tennant Lauralee Bell, Virginia Tucker

Released: March 22, 2019

After her daughter Lacey goes off to a prestigious university, Carol (Lauralee Bell) finds herself with an empty nest and decides to rent out her room.  When Nikki (Virginia Tucker), a local college student answers the ad, it feels like a perfect fit. But Nikki was her daughter’s high school rival, and has come to avenge the future she feels has been stolen from her.  

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Pregnant and Deadly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Pregnant and Deadly Christa B. Allen, Grayson Berry, Sarah Minnich

Released: April 27, 2019

Amber (Christina B. Allen) and Kyle (Greyson Berry) are ready to move on after a car accident two years ago. But their world turns upside down when Jessica (Sarah Minnich), the other driver who lost her unborn baby in the accident, moves in next door and gets a job with Amber's doctor - all in a plan to seek a cold form of revenge.

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Psycho Granny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Psycho Granny Robin Riker, Brooke Newton, Matthew Lawrence

Released: May 18, 2019

After Samantha's (Brooke Newton) mother passes away, her spirits are lifted with the sudden appearance of her long lost Grandmother, Colleen (Robin Riker). All is well until Colleen's dark past reveals itself and Sam is forced to fight for her life.

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Mommy Group Murder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Mommy Group Murder Leah Pipes, Helena Mattson, Ryan Carnes

Released: March 16, 2019

A new mom (Leah Pipes) joins a local mommy group to help her deal with the stress that motherhood is putting on her and her marriage. But she soon learns that membership comes at a price. When a member's husband turns up dead, our new mom is convinced that one of the other moms is responsible. Now she must discover the truth before something happens to her or her family.

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The Killer Next Door is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
The Killer Next Door Andrea Bogart, Hannah Barefoot, John-Michael Carlton

Released: March 30, 2019

After Julie's (Hannah Barefoot) husband dies in a car crash, she moves across the country to start fresh with her son Matty and build a closer relationship with her late husband's twin sister, Alison (Andrea Bogart). Little does she know, Alison blames Julie for her brother's death and wants her nephew Matty, a spitting image of her dead twin brother, all to herself.

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V.C. Andrews' Dark Angel... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
V.C. Andrews' Dark Angel Jason Priestley, Annalise Basso, Kelly Rutherford

Released: August 3, 2019

Based on the second book in the Casteel Series, Heaven (Annalise Basso) has finally found the new life she always dreamed of with her newly discovered grandparents. Upon closer inspection, beauty and riches hide sinister secrets Heaven has tried desperately to rid herself of.

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V.C. Andrews' Web of Dre... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
V.C. Andrews' Web of Dreams Cindy Busby, Keenan Tracey, Max Lloyd-Jones

Released: August 24, 2019

Heaven's mother Leigh (Jennifer Laporte) had to escape from Farthinggale Manor and the secrets she harbored. Falling into the arms of Luke, his devotion promised her hope as only Luke (Keenan Tracey) knew her deepest of secrets. Bravely she bore the suspicions of the hill folk, as she tried to grasp the happiness that long eluded her. With a baby girl, Heaven, on the way, she hoped for a chance at happy ever after.

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The Wrong Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
The Wrong Cheerleader Cristine Prosperi, David Meza, Lesli Kay

Released: September 8

Things are looking up for Becky (Cristine Prosperi), she's finally earned her chance to try out for the cheerleading team and her new boyfriend Rob (David Mez) is a perfect match. But as Rob begins to isolate Becky, things take a turn for the worse.

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Identity Theft of a Chee... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Identity Theft of a Cheerleader Maiara Walsh, Karis Cameron, Jesse Irving

Released: September 7

Inspired by true events, the 33-year-old Vicky (Maiara Walsh) takes on a teenage identity and goes back to high school and nothing will stop her from getting her chance at a do-over.

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Family Pictures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Family Pictures

When Sylvie (Justina Machado) and Maggie's (Elisabeth Röhm) daughters befrind each other on a college tour, the two women learn they have a lot in common beyond husbands that travel to work too much and daughters about to leave the nest. They share a secret that may tear both families apart.

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Undercover Cheerleader ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Undercover Cheerleader Kayla Wallace, Maddie Phillips, Ryan Grantham

Released: September 15

Autumn (Kayla Wallace), goes undercover as a cheerleader to expose the cruel cheerleader culture, only to find that her expose is linked to a series of attacks on cheerleaders by a mysterious assailant.

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Tempting Fate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
Tempting Fate Alyssa Milano, Steve Kazee, Zane Holtz

Released: June 15, 2019

What begins as a business opportunity soon develops into an emotional affair when mother-of-two Gabby (Alyssa Milano) meets Matt (Zane Holtz). As he ignites a fire and desire within her, Gabby succumbs to his unrelenting attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead.

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The Secret Lives of Chee... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders Denise Richards, Savannah May, Alexandria DeBerry

Released: September 2

Naturally-gifted cheerleader Ava (Savannah May) is an instant hit at her new school, but her quick rise in popularity is threatened by the rivalry of cheer captain and Homecoming Queen Katrina, who puts Ava and the other new recruits through a brutal initiation process, leaving Ava to face consequences both at school and at home.

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To Have and To Hold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lifetime Original Movies of 2019
To Have and To Hold Erika Christensen, Antonio Cupo, Carmel Amit

Released: June 22, 2019

Despite Alice's (Erika Christensen) best efforts to be the woman of her high school crush's dreams, her husband Joe (Antonio Cupo) can't help but be unfaithful to her. When his indiscretions impact his career, Alice's life is further turned upside down and she finds herself falling for the husband of her best friend.