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12 Crazy Lifetime Movies That Are Actually Based On True Stories

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    There are very few people on the fence about Lifetime movies. Either you love to sit down to a night of grisly murders and teens in terrible danger of being kidnapped or trying pot, or you don't. And for true Lifetime movie fans, nothing is more exciting than a film that promises it was "based on a true story."

    Because lets face it, if Lifetime was interested in your true story, it wasn't just violent or salacious. It was weird. Super weird, with some twists that make you shudder, and some that make you call your friend just to describe how unbelievable the situation is.

    Here are some of the craziest films from the network that brought you The Unauthorized Full House Story and The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story. It's unclear whether these films were "authorized" or not. But what's really surprising is how little Lifetime had to mess with the facts.

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    Liz & Dick (2012)

    This movie didn't give Lindsay Lohan her big comeback. But it did give the internet a pretty essential reaction GIF. Not bad for a film that ranks just 33% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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    The Pregnancy Pact (2010)

    Once you've finished Googling, "What's Thora Birch been up to these days," you might then wonder just how much they had to stretch the truth to get a story about a bunch of high school girls purposefully pulling a Juno. Though the high schoolers in Glouchester, Massachusetts, who inspired the film, deny there was any grand plans to become moms before graduation, there were eighteen pregnant girls at Glouchester High in 2008.

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    Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)

    How can we quickly convey this man is up to no good? We'll give him a pipe and have him give the camera an evil look! Genius! is a conversation I imagine the Lifetime executives having. The inspiration for the film, Christian Gerhartsreiter, really did convince his then wife that he was a Rockefeller.

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    Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)

    An IRL, Not Without My Daughter, Taraji P. Henson starred in this Lifetime movie two years after her Oscar nomination and four years before she became Cookie. The real life Rubin was able to go after her seven-year-old son, who had been kidnapped and taken to South Korea by his father, after she received a tip on her MySpace page.