Lifetime Movies and Other Drama

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1. The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Suki Kaiser, Brenda James

Votes: 756

2. A Mother's Fight for Justice (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

Based on a true story of one mother's quest for justice when her son is critically injured by a young, drunk driver, and how she and her family emerge from the ordeal even stronger than before.

Director: Thomas Rickman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Alan Rosenberg, Robin Brûlé, Christopher Bondy

Votes: 185

3. Down Will Come Baby (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

Traumatized after a tragic accident at summer camp, a twelve-year-old girl finds solace in a mysterious, kind lady in the city park who seems to have a bizarre fixation on rules and order, and whose friendship grows increasingly obsessive.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Diana Scarwid, Tom Amandes, Evan Rachel Wood

Votes: 348

4. Desperate Lives (1982 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Diana Scarwid, Doug McKeon, Helen Hunt, William Windom

Votes: 173

5. Death in Small Doses (1995 TV Movie)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

One night Nancy Lyon awakes in pain and dies shortly after - poisoned with arsenic. Her family immediately suspects her husband Richard, who left her temporarily the year before because of ... See full summary »

Director: Sondra Locke | Stars: Richard Thomas, Shawn Elliott, Tess Harper, Glynnis O'Connor

Votes: 205

6. Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 88 min | Crime, Thriller

Fact-based story about a Boston furrier and his pregnant wife who was shot in their car on October 23, 1989. The wife and child subsequently died. The husband then told that his attacker ... See full summary »

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Ken Olin, Margaret Colin, Annabella Price, James Handy

Votes: 151

7. In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama

After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Harry Hamlin, Keith Carradine, Holland Taylor

Votes: 293

8. Love, Lies and Murder (1991)

PG-13 | 150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When a young housewife is murdered, the cops find her troubled daughter guilty after she confesses to the crime - but was she really the killer?

Stars: Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Tom Bower

Votes: 506

9. Twisted Desire (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama

A teenage girl convinces a young, love-struck ex-con that the only way they can be together is to do away with her domineering parents. Based on actual events.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan, Meadow Sisto

Votes: 921

10. Silencing Mary (1998 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

A college reporter uncovers secrets about campus crime after her roommate is raped by the school's star athlete.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Corin Nemec, Lisa Dean Ryan, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 284

11. Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

Diane and David love each other, but when they go to separate army academies, David has an affair. Diane snaps and ultimately something very sinister happens that the couple get involved in.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Holly Marie Combs, David Lipper, Cassidy Rae, Dee Wallace

Votes: 585

12. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Nancy McKeon, Dale Midkiff, Graham Jarvis, Yvette Heyden

Votes: 976

13. The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie

Votes: 2,369

14. Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

An 11-year-old girl accuses her father of incest.

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Art Hindle, Rosemary Dunsmore, Susan Hogan, Michelle St. John

Votes: 397

15. Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police officer and his wife are shocked to find that molestation has been going on at the neighborhood day care. They're devastated when they find that their own son might be a victim too. Should they have known, should they have seen?

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Pam Dawber, John Shea, Stephen Dorff, Brian Bonsall

Votes: 190

16. Don't Touch My Daughter (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

A young girl is kidnapped and molested by a classmate's father. The man she identifies is arrested and jailed, but is later released on bail. He calls the girl's mother and threatens to ... See full summary »

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Victoria Principal, Paul Sorvino, Jonathan Banks, Danielle Harris

Votes: 176

17. She Says She's Innocent (1991 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama

Three teenage girlfriends get into a fight. Accidentally one of them gets killed. The two remaining girls promise each other to keep silent. As the police get more and more suspicious, the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Katey Sagal, Jameson Parker, Robert Picardo, Alan Rachins

Votes: 227

18. Sweet Temptation (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Jade is a sixteen year old girl with all the problems a teenager faces. Moreover, her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother Jesse. Jesse falls in love with Billy, a much ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Jenny Lewis, Rob Estes, Francia Dimase

Votes: 304

19. Someone She Knows (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

A desperate mother becomes detective to solve her 5 year-old daughter's death. The authorities suspect that the girl has been killed by a well-known person of the family.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Markie Post, Gerald McRaney, Jeffrey Nordling, Spencer Garrett

Votes: 235

20. Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996– )

R | 200 min | Thriller, Drama, Crime

True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.

Stars: Ann-Margret, Peter Coyote, Leslie Hope, Christian Campbell

Votes: 332

21. Deadly Vows (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama

Based on a true story. Bobbi Gilbert finds herself seduced by a married man named Tom Weston. This leads to Tom living out his dreams as a lethal ladies man, ending up in arson, bigamy, and finally, murder.

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Josie Bissett, Peggy Lipton, Michael MacRae

Votes: 169

22. Broken Silence: A Moment of Truth Movie (1998 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

When a young track star is raped by her coach, no one but her mother will believe her story.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan | Stars: Ariana Richards, Susan Blakely, William Bumiller, Tracee Ellis Ross

Votes: 255

23. Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

A school counselor receives a complaint regarding the principal sexually abusing a female student, but finds that getting the truth out in the open will be hindered at every turn by ways of blackmail and deception.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Stepfanie Kramer, Conor O'Farrell, Shannon Fill, Lisa Gorlitsky

Votes: 132

24. Every Mother's Worst Fear (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Thriller

Martha Hoagland is suffering through her parents' divorce. Feeling lonely, she turns to an online chat room. Martha believes she is chatting with a young man who cares for her, when in reality she is chatting with an Internet predator.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Jordan Ladd, Robert Wisden, Tom Butler

Votes: 372

25. In a Child's Name (1991)

Not Rated | 192 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Ontkean, Timothy Carhart, David Huddleston

Votes: 501

26. Taken Away (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

When Stephanie's daughter, Abby, is injured at home, Stephanie finds Abby taken away by the courts. With the help of her lawyer Mr. Lombardi, she does everything in her power to get Abby back.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Kimberly Adams-Galligan, James Arone, Valerie Bertinelli, Susannah Blinkoff

Votes: 72

27. Silent Witness (1985 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama

The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, John Savage, Chris Nash, Melissa Leo

Votes: 128

28. If Someone Had Known (1995 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Kellie Martin, Kevin Dobson, Linda Kelsey, Ivan Sergei

Votes: 402

29. Her Last Chance (1996 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Kellie Martin, Jonathan Brandis, Tony Lucca, Devon Odessa

Votes: 375

30. Her Hidden Truth (1995 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

A young Billie Calhoun is accused of killing her mother and sister in a house fire. she is taken to a juvenile detention center. When she reaches 18 she requests an early release, but it is... See full summary »

Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Kellie Martin, Antonio Sabato Jr., Ken Howard, Reed Diamond

Votes: 225

31. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

180 min | Crime, Drama

The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,211

32. In the Best Interest of the Children (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall, Gary Graham

Votes: 382

33. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,916

34. Ellen Foster (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Julie Harris, Jena Malone, Ted Levine, Glynnis O'Connor

Votes: 396

35. Strange Voices (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A family begins to fall apart when they find out their eldest daughter, Nancy McKeon, is a victim of schizophrenia.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Nancy McKeon, Valerie Harper, Stephen Macht, Tricia Leigh Fisher

Votes: 269

36. This Child Is Mine (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Fact-based story about an unwed teen (Nancy McKeon) who fought a major court battle to recover her infant daughter from adoptive parents (Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon).

Director: David Greene | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon, Michael Lerner, John Philbin

Votes: 114

37. Baby Snatcher (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Veronica Hamel, Nancy McKeon, Michael Madsen, David Duchovny

Votes: 370

38. A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson, Kelli Williams

Votes: 763

39. Dead by Sunset (1995– )

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Thriller

A doctor meets a handsome, successful man and soon marries him--unaware that he cheated on his first wife, raped her, abused and tortured his children, and when his wife was about to leave him, murdered her.

Stars: Ken Olin, Lindsay Frost, Annette O'Toole, John Terry

Votes: 372

40. The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime

A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: John Corbett, Jonathan Scarfe, Maya McLaughlin, Tanya Allen

Votes: 310

41. Trial by Fire (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

Paulette Gil is a very engaged teacher. When she realizes that her pupil Kip has problems she takes special care for him. But Kip interprets it in the wrong way and tells his mates that he ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Keith Carradine, Gail O'Grady, Michael Bowen, Ken Lerner

Votes: 237

42. No One Could Protect Her (1996)

TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

While her husband is away, Jessica Rayner is attacked by a rapist/killer in her own home. The police seem clueless, and the assaults continue in the Rayner family's neighbourhood. Jessica ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Tony Denison, Peter MacNeill, Lori Hallier

Votes: 285

43. Shameful Secrets (1993 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

A woman and her children live the idyllic suburban dream, but unknown to their neighbors and friends, the kids are being abused brutally by their father and his bad temper.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Tim Matheson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Katherine Cortez

Votes: 195

44. Not in My Family (1993 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

Dark memories of her father are revealed by a new mother's nightmares and depression after childbirth.

Director: Linda Otto | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Michael Brandon, Shelley Hack, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 121

45. Terror in the Family (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

The portrait of a dysfunctional Nineties suburban family, where behind closed doors, alcohol and rebellion are hidden among the lie of perfection. 15-year-old Deena's sleazy, twisted boyfriend is believed - at first - to be the cause.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Hilary Swank, Andrew Kavovit

Votes: 468

46. Friends 'Til the End (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

An emotionally disturbed and hyper-competitive young woman schemes to land a spot as the lead singer in a local rock band while her childhood girlfriend also wants the spot.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Jason London, Harriet Sansom Harris

Votes: 767

47. Gone in the Night (1996 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama

A husband and wife find themselves accused of the murder of their own daughter.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Kevin Dillon, Lawrence Hanson, James Anthony

Votes: 593

48. Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Fact-based made-for-TV movie about Laurie Kellog, who was accused of the murdering her husband Bruce iMay 1992,. Told in flashbacks while she's waiting for her judgment. Laurie, age 16, met... See full summary »

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Jennie Garth, Steven Keats, Francis Guinan

Votes: 386

49. Without Consent (1994 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama