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The Best New Lifetime Original Movies Of 2021

Updated August 25, 2021 3k votes 768 voters 61.6k views54 items

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This list of Lifetime movies for 2021 lets you know what new Lifetime movies to look forward to and what you might have missed. 2021 Lifetime movies have everything from biopics to true crime and compelling stories of heartache. And, in the winter, Lifetime Christmas movies even look to the lighter side of drama and romance.

2021 starts out strong with Lifetime biopics Salt-N-Pepa and Wendy Williams: The Movie. For fans of their dark dramas then there are great new Lifetime Originals for you too, such as The Evil Twin and Kidnapped in Paradise. If you're looking for Lifetime true crime thrillers then you'll love ripped-from-the-headlines movies such as The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice. In 2021 Lifetime also is bringing a new V.C. Andrews event series, with four films following The Landry Family books.

What is going to be the best Lifetime Movie in 2021? Vote up the good Lifetime films you can't wait to watch or watch again.

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    Girl in the Basement

    Inspired by actual events, Girl in the Basement is the horrific story of Sara, a vibrant teen girl who was looking forward to her 18th birthday so she could move away from her controlling father. But before she could ever blow out the candles, her world became extremely dark after Don imprisons her in the basement of their home. After decades of captivity and abuse, Sara finally escapes, and her family learns the devastating truth about what had been going on for over 20 years right beneath their feet.
    • Actors: Stefanie Scott, Judd Nelson, Joely Fisher
    • Released: February 27, 2021
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    Death Saved My Life

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    On the surface it seems Jade has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her life is far from idyllic. Her husband Ed is a controlling man who is physically and psychologically abusive. When Jade decides to leave Ed he tells her “If I can’t have you, nobody will,” a threat which becomes very real when she discovers he has hired someone to kill her. Knowing no one will believe her, Jade realizes the only way to escape Ed is to make him believe the hitman completed the job and that she is dead.
    • Actors: Meagan Good, Chiké Okonkwo, La’Myia Good
    • Released: February 13, 2021
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    Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

    Based on the story of Jennifer Dulos, the wealthy, Connecticut mother-of-five who mysteriously vanished.
    • Actors: Heidi Bauman, Warren Christie, Annabeth Gish
    • Released: June 5, 2021
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    Secrets Of A Marine’s Wife

    Based on the book by NYT Bestselling author, Shanna Hogan, Secrets of a Marine's Wife. She was a young military wife in love with another man and he was a Marine with a double life--and with a deadly plan. Based on the true story of a young Marine wife whose illicit affair ended in tragedy.
    • Actors: Sadie Calvano, Tom Stevens, Evan Roderick
    • Released: June 19, 2021
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