Lifetime movies are the guilty pleasure of everyone. There is something about the over-the-top dramatic story that reels you in and keeps you fascinated while watching the made-for-TV specials. You don’t expect much other than a few heightened heartbeats, but always end up raving to your friends about how some of these are really decent movies. A bunch of newer Lifetime movies have recently hit Netflix, and here’s your guide to the best ones.
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
The title on this one is pretty self-explanatory, but the story of Lizzie Borden (Christina Ricci) killing her parents in 1892 is a crime drama that does not depend on cutting-edge DNA testing and fiber sample comparisons. Ricci’s performance is truly the standout for this movie, and her portrayal of Lizzie is mind-bending.
Liz & Dick
Elizabeth Taylor was a Hollywood icon for her acting in films like Cleopatra and extensive AIDS charity work, but her relationship with fifth husband (yes, fifth out of seven) made tabloid headlines well before tabloids were supermarket check stand residents. This is the definition of break up to make up.
She Made Them Do It
This one actually got pretty great reviews, and stars Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Sarah Pender, who is imprisoned for murder that her boyfriend commits. After being denied appeal, she convinces a cellmate and guard to help her break out. Unfortunately, the movie depicts Pender as a more hardened criminal than her actual life leads.
William & Kate
Fans of Grey’s Anatomy will enjoy seeing native Brit Camilla Luddington in her break out role as Kate Middleton in the biopic following her relationship with Prince William before they wed. Critics ripped this one apart, but it makes for a cute movie to show a little bit about why it was such a big deal when Kate married into the royal family. Just don’t count on it for verbatim accuracy.