The Best New Lifetime Original Movies Of 2021
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The Best New Lifetime Original Movies Of 2021

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Vote up the best Lifetime movie that premiered in 2021.

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 had everything from biopics to true crime and compelling stories of heartache. And, in the winter, Lifetime Christmas movies even looked to the lighter side of drama and romance.

2021 started 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 was going to be the best Lifetime Movie in 2021? Vote up the good Lifetime films you couldn't wait to watch or watch again.

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  • Girl in the Basement

    Girl in the Basement

    Stefanie Scott, Judd Nelson, Joely Fisher
    478 votes
    • Released: February 27, 2021
    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.
  • Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos
    Heidi Bauman, Warren Christie, Annabeth Gish
    211 votes
    • Released: June 5, 2021
    • Directed by: Gail Harvey
    Based on the story of Jennifer Dulos, the wealthy, Connecticut mother-of-five who mysteriously vanished.
    Police investigate Fotis Dulos when his wife, Jennifer, mysteriously disappears after driving their five children to school.

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  • Death Saved My Life

    Death Saved My Life

    Meagan Good, Chiké Okonkwo, La’Myia Good
    261 votes
    • Released: February 13, 2021
    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.
  • Secrets Of A Marine’s Wife

    Secrets Of A Marine’s Wife

    Sadie Calvano, Tom Stevens, Evan Roderick
    143 votes
    • Released: June 19, 2021
    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.
  • Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story

    Left For Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story

    James Gallanders, Jennie Garth, David MacInnis
    134 votes
    • Released: June 12, 2021
    17-year-old Ashley Reeves is left for dead in the woods following a brutal attack. After spending 30 horrific hours in the cold, gravely wounded, lying in the dirt, and paralyzed, the police find her alive.
  • A House on Fire

    A House on Fire

    Stephanie March, Shaun Benson, Connor Peterson
    100 votes
    • Released: March 13, 2021
    Inspired by the New York Times bestseller by prestigious and prolific true crime writer Ann Rule, this is the story of Debora Green, a brilliant doctor with a genius IQ who appeared to be living the American dream, but behind the curtain lie problems that eventually lead to the 1995 catastrophic fire of her beautiful home and eventual prison sentence.