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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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    The Cheerleader Escort

    Cynthia Preston, Damon Runyan

    ReleasedSeptember 14

    When college freshman Cassie (Alexandra Beaton) earns a spot on the cheerleading squad, she is overjoyed about the new friendships, status, and access to social events that come along with being on the team. But all is not as it seems when Cassie finds out that members of the team moonlight as escorts with rich alumni, and when things become deadly, Cassie vows that nothing will stop her from exposing the dark world that surrounds her. 

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    Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story

    Addison Holley, Sarah Booth

    ReleasedSeptember 28, 2019

    Based on a harrowing true story, when 15-year-old Alex (Addison Holley) revealed she was gay to her devout Mormon parents, they feared so deeply for her soul that they took her from their Southern California home and placed her against her will in a conversion therapy home in Utah. 

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    To Have and To Hold

    Erika Christensen, Antonio Cupo

    ReleasedJune 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.

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    Patsy & Loretta

    Megan Hilty, Jessie Mueller

    ReleasedOctober 19, 2019

    Based on the untold true story of the friendship between two of country music’s greatest icons, Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller).

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    Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter

    Andrea Roth, Peter Facinelli

    ReleasedSeptember 21, 2019

    Based on the memoir “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, the movie focuses on “a mother (Andrea Roth) who will stop at nothing to get her daughter, India (Jasper Polish), back and exposes the intricate seductive power of the cult leaers and the mental and physical abuse India fell victim to.

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    V.C. Andrews' Gates of Paradise

    Lizzie Boys, Jason Priestley

    ReleasedAugust 17, 2019

    Heaven's daughter Annie (Lizzy Boys) finds herself orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by Tony Tatterton (Jason Priestley), Annie pines for her lost family, especially for her half-brother Luke (Keenan Tracey). Without the warm glow of Luke's love, she is lost in the shadows of despair and forced into submission by nurse Broadfield. When Annie discovers a cottage hidden in Farthinggale's woods, the mystery of her past deepens.

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    V.C. Andrews' Fallen Hearts

    Jason Priestley, Annalise Basso

    ReleasedAugust 10, 2019

    Heaven (Annalise Basso) is now happily married and ready to settle back in her hometown. But after a trip to Farthinggale Manor, Heaven is persuaded to stay. Lured by her grandfather to live amidst the wealthy and privileged Heaven seems to have it all until the ghosts of her past rise up once more, threatening her precious new life.

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    The College Admissions Scandal

    Penelope Ann Miller, Mia Kirshner

    ReleasedOctober 12, 2019

    Caroline (Penelope Ann Miller) and Bethany (Mia Kirshner) break the law in their efforts to get their children into prestigous schools, with the help of Rick Singer (Michael Shanks). Based on true events surrounding Operation Varsity Blues.

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    Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta

    Tiffany Hines, Juan Antonio

    ReleasedJune 01, 2019

    This contemporary adaptation of the Jane Austen classic follows Reverend Bennet (Reginald VelJohnson), a pastor of a prominent southern Baptist church and his wife Mrs. Bennet (Jackée Harry), who is the author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband and less than thrilled that all five of their daughters, including Lizzie (Tiffany Hines), are still single. When the very eligible Will Darcy (Juan Antonio) arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter, leading to a modern-day, comedic take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.

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    My Mom's Letter From Heaven

    Barry Watson, Cindy Busby

    ReleasedApril 20, 2019

    In this movie inspired by a true story, a single father (Barry Watson) has a fractious relationship with his rebellious teenage daughter (Cindy Busby). When a lost letter written to the daughter from her dying mother is miraculously found, everything starts to turn around.

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    The Madam of Purity Falls

    Kristanna Loken, Trevor Stines

    ReleasedJuly 20

    After the tragic death of her husband, a mother moves her teenage son and daughter to the idyllic town of Purity Falls only to find the rift with her son deepen when he becomes entrapped in the neighborhood maven's nefarious home business.

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    Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine

    Jacqueline Bisset, Kelen Coleman

    ReleasedJune 8, 2019

    With her family's shoe company on the verge of collapse, thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli (Kelen Coleman), the talented and determined apprentice to her grandmother, must to bring the family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century and save the company from ruin - all while juggling a budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store,

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    Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal

    Tiffany Smith, Charlie Field

    ReleasedMay 27

    This sequel to Harry & Megan: A Royal Romance continues the love story of newlyweds Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and Prince Harry (Murray Fraser), pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the royal family during their pivotal first year of marriage.