Some are inspirational. Some are powerful. And some are so outrageous you won't believe they're based on a true story.
Casey Anthony verklagen
This true crime drama starring Rob Lowe as Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor in the infamous Casey Anthony murder trial, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prosecution's case against Anthony and what led to the controversial verdict.
Homeless After Harvard: The Story of Liz Murray
Liz Murray overcame impossible odds — neglectful drug-addict parents, an abusive grandfather, and homelessness — to finish high school in two years and win a scholarship to Harvard University via a writing contest sponsored by the New York Times. This adaptation stars Now and Then's Thora Birch as Murray.
Taken in broad daylight
17-year-old Anne Sluti was kidnapped in broad daylight and held captive for six days before narrowly escaping. The film version stars James Van Der Beek as Sluti's kidnapper and Levar Burton as a heroic cop on her trail.
William & Kate
Originally aired just days before the royal couple's wedding, this film tells the true story of the courtship and engagement of England's Prince William and Kate Middleton - a real fairy tale.
In 2005, 18-year-old Natalee disappeared while vacationing in Aruba. Based on her mother Beth Holloway's book Loving Natalee, the film follows the events leading up to Natalee's disappearance and the frenetic investigation that followed.
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Curious about the rise and fall of Britney Spears — and the redeeming slur? Look no further than this two-hour chronicle that chronicles Spears' stunning rise to pop icon status, the implosion of her personal life and the downward spiral in her mental health and steady recovery ever since.
The tragic real life of Anna Nicole Smith - from single mother and small-town dancer to world-famous playboy centerpiece battling drug and alcohol addiction - is explored in this endearing biopic.
Mendez: The blood brothers
When entertainment mogul Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty were murdered by their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989, the sensational trial gripped an outraged America. This film, starring Courtney Love and Nico Tortorella, explores the notorious brothers' abuse and the motives behind their crimes.
Who is Clark Rockefeller?
This twisted drama stars Eric McCormack as a German crook who has impersonated many people throughout his life, including a Pentagon adviser, a talk show host and a member of the Rockefeller family.
Magic Beyond Words: The Story of JK Rowling
Based on "J.K. Rowling: A Biography, this biographical film follows the Harry Potter author's inspirational rise from struggling single mother to popular family name.
Amanda Knox: Murder in court in Italy
This true crime drama, starring Hayden Panettiere as Amanda Knox, is based on the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy and the subsequent trials of Knox and her Italian boyfriend for the crime.
Shirley MacLaine, who received an Emmy nomination for her performance as Chanel, chronicles the amazing life of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel and her enduring legacy of style.(Video) Lifetime Movies (2023) #LMN | BEST Lifetime Movies | Based on a true story (2023) #468
Screams Unheard: The Story of Donna Yaklich
After years of suffering, Donna Yaklich murdered her abusive, steroid-addicted husband. The subsequent trial and conviction were the focus of a media frenzy. This film tells her harrowing story through flashbacks that her character tells to the son she loves dearly.
The two gentlemen kiss
Told primarily through vivid flashbacks and interviews, this drama recounts the shocking details surrounding the murders of Andrew and Robert Kissel, two real-life brothers involved in dirty deeds. Featuring John Stamos and Anson Mount as titular brothers.
In 2008, a group of high school students in Gloucester, Massachusetts reportedly made a pact to simultaneously conceive and raise their children as a group. This version of the story stars Thora Birch and Camryn Manheim.
girl in the box
In 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan was hitchhiked by a young couple who kept her captive in a coffin-sized box for seven years, leaving her only to care for their children and have rough sex. This dark psychological drama is not for the faint of heart.
Liz & Dick
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were one of Hollywood's most legendary couples, and their whirlwind and passionate relationship is chronicled in this appropriately campy biopic - starring none other than Lindsay Lohan, an equally fabulous character.
Taken From Me: The Story of Tiffany Rubin
The touching true story of Tiffany Rubin's rescue of her kidnapped 7-year-old son - who was whisked from her home in Queens to Seoul, South Korea in 2008 - is set in this moving drama, with a passionate performance by Taraji P. Henson set to "Empire."(Video) Jailbreak Lovers 2023 #LMN 📸 New Lifetime Movies 2023 🎬 Based On True Story
Kristen Bell and Anne Heche star in this heartwarming, true story-inspired drama about a 16-year-old girl who struggles to provide for her younger siblings while her drug-addicted mother self-destructs and ends up in prison. Heche was nominated for an Emmy for her performance.
Drew Peterson: Untouchable
Rob Lowe returns in Lifetime as Drew Peterson, the notorious Chicago womanizer who is accused of murdering his third wife after his fourth goes missing in an unsolved disappearance. The film also stars Kaley Cuoco as Stacy Peterson, the missing fourth wife.
Kidnapped: The Carlina White Story
A young woman who was kidnapped from a New York hospital as a baby unravels her own story and sets out to find her birth parents.
The Real MVP: The Story of Wanda Durant
The inspirational true story of Wanda Durant, a single mother who selflessly pushed aside her own dreams and desires to allow her son to have his, making him the NBA's Most Valuable Player: Kevin Durant.
Who Killed JonBenet?
The 1996 murder of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is still unsolved, but recently released information may confirm what really happened.
I'm Elizabeth Smart
A harrowing tale of Elizabeth Smart's abduction by a religious fanatic who held her captive for nine months, told by Elizabeth herself.
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girl in the bunker
A young woman is kidnapped by a man disguised as a sheriff and held in an underground bunker. In order to survive, she takes matters into her own hands.
Betty und Coretta
After the tragic murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, his wives Betty and Coretta come to life as single mothers inheriting the mantle of the civil rights movement.
Godmother of Cocaine: The Story of Griselda Blanco
After moving to the United States at the age of 17, Griselda Blanco embarked on a life of drugs and crime, making her Miami's largest drug dealer and pioneer of the cocaine trade, nicknamed the "Black Widow".
A Braveheart: The Story of Lizzie Velasquez
This documentary follows the life of Lizzie Velasquez, who weighs 125 pounds due to a rare syndrome, from cyberbullying victim to anti-bullying activist.
A retelling of the greatest environmental crisis of our generation that rocked the nation while highlighting the whistleblowers who exposed it all.
Oscar Pistorius: Assassin from Blade Runner
A Paralympic champion and the first Olympian to have a double leg amputation, he quickly became a crowd pleaser, but that all changed when his supermodel girlfriend was murdered on Valentine's Day.