20 Lifetime Movies To Get You Through A Breakup

No matter how your relationship ended, ended it has. It's a sad, angry, confusing time. And, you should feel all those feelings.
Your friends are going to try to make you feel better. "It's gonna be okay," they'll say. "We'll take you out to meet so many new babes!" But we both know that's not the solution. In addition to whatever coping mechanism you've chosen to get through this heartache (ice cream, hitting the treadmill, cry-singing along to Beyonce albums), there's no fix for a broken heart quite like a Lifetime movie. Lifetime's treasure trove of A-listers' first roles, seedy plot lines, and emotional roller-coastering is exactly the kinda of cheesy pick-me-up you need.
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Ahead, we've tallied the 20 best Lifetime movies perfect for your breakup. Hang in there.
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Friends 'Til The End (1997)
Starring: Shannen Doherty
Perfect For: Anyone whose heart is still mending from the end of 90210

Heather and Suzanne are both singers — and super competitive. Suzanne gets to be college-aged and decides she's fed up with Heather always having the spotlight. Cue a sequence of betrayal and destruction.
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The Party Never Stops: Diary Of A Binge Drinker (2007)
Starring: Two people from Supernatural
Perfect For: When you're taking the whole "drowning your sorrows" thing a little too literally

Jesse Brenner is a promising track star who kind of looks like Rory Gilmore. She's also a college freshman. Hello, Keystone Light! She starts blowing off things that are boring but important, like homework and track practice. Then Jesse starts failing classes and drunk driving. It's basically a cautionary tale against relying too heavily on booze to make you feel better.
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Speak (2004)
Starring: KStew
Perfect For: Newly single angst

This one's a traditional Lifetime movie in that it involves a story of sexual assault. Melinda, a high-school freshman, stops speaking after she's raped. Not for the faint of heart.
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Dear Secret Santa (2013)
Starring: Tatyana Ali, Jordin Sparks, and Winston from New Girl
Perfect For: Those who literally cannot bear to be in reality because they're in so much emotional pain

This is technically a Christmas movie, but it's also a ghost story. Jennifer's getting romantic Christmas cards from Jack, who was her neighbor a long time ago. He was also the secret love of her life. BUT, JACK HAS BEEN DEAD FOR THREE YEARS. Ideal for when your life has gotten too real to experience anything else except this movie.
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Montana Sky (2007)
Starring: Aiden
Perfect For: Warming your cold, bitter heart

Willa, Tess, and Lily are half-sisters who meet after their father passes away. Their late father left them all his estate under one condition: They must all live together at his multi-million dollar ranch for a year. You can probably guess the entire plot of this movie, but watch it anyway and let those tears flow freely.
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Sexting in Suburbia (2012)
Starring: Several people you've seen on various shows
Perfect For: When you want to watch something kind of dark

Dina committed suicide after nude pictures of herself circulated around the school. Dina's mother decides to investigate exactly what happened to her daughter. A really messed up series of events ensue.
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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Starring: Denise Richards
Perfect For: Escaping your own dismal reality for a fake world of steamy tropics

Emma and Dean are on a high school trip to Trinidad. Emma falls off a boat, Dean goes in to save her, and they end up separated from their group. While their parents search for them, they freak out about being stuck on an island alone together forever. But, they're both babes, so this is like the most ideal island stranding probably ever.
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Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008)
Starring: Mrs. Channing Tatum
Perfect For: Channeling your inner badass

Setting: McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas, 2006. Five cheerleaders have zero respect for things like rules and dress codes. They're drinking and going to the sex shop for toys. Scandal!
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Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (2005)
Starring: J.D. McCoy from Friday Night Lights
Perfect For: When you dumped someone who preferred porn over you

Teenaged Justin is addicted to porn. He's watching it in public. He's watching it at parties. Kid's got zero problem YOLO-ing his way through his porn problem. As you can imagine, his inability to sever ties with nudie movies starts to ruin his real-life relationships.
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Perfect Body (1997)
Starring: The Pink Power Ranger
Perfect For: When you just want to feel those feels

Gymnast Andie dreams of being in the Olympics. When a fellow teammate shows her how bulimia can help get her to her ideal weight, Andie spins out of control. This is just one of those sad-feels movies. Accept it.
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Liz & Dick (2012)
Starring: Lindsay Lohan
Perfect For: When you're feeling dramatic

The Lifetime interpretation of the tumultuous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Perfect for the inner drama queen in you that's dying to change your Facebook status to a Dashboard Confessional lyric.
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Accused at 17 (2009)
Starring: Someone who was in Mean Girls 2
Perfect For: When your breakup is actually the final episode of Serial

Craving a story about teenage murder and wrongful accusations? Look no further.
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Too Young To Die? (1990)
Starring: Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis
Perfect For: Getting nostalgic about the former romance between Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis

Loosely based on the true story of Attina Marie Cannady, a 16-year-old divorcee who killed a man in Mississippi, and David Gray, her accomplice. They faced the death penalty by lethal injection, but their sentences were later reversed.
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15 And Pregnant (1998)
Starring: Kirsten Dunst
Perfect For: Reminding you that having a boyfriend is actually kinda wack

Tina, Tina, Tina. You are the saddest girl at your own birthday party. Why? Because you are once again boyfriend-less. Don't you know there's more to life than dating Ray?

And, as is often the case, this movie based on a true story.
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Too Young To Be A Dad (2002)
Starring: Paul Dano
Perfect For: When your hatred for the male race is so grandiose, it must also envelop a fictional character

Oh, 15-year-old Matt's a good guy, is he? Honor Society, etc. Bullshit. If he's so good, then why did he get Francesca pregnant and steal a pregnancy test to confirm said pregnancy? Poor Francesca is totally painted as the villain here for wanting to give up the baby for adoption. Matt's praised for wanting to raise the baby on his own. Where was all this insistence on doing the right thing the night of the conception, Matt? Woof.

For maximum effect, chase with Mom at Sixteen.
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William & Kate (2011)
Starring: Dr. Wilson from Grey's Anatomy
Perfect For: Reminding you that true love still exists — just not right this second

You know this story. It's a modern-day fairy tale. The Lifetime iteration is just as sickly sweet as the real-life one.
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When Friendship Kills (1996)
Starring: Wonder Woman
Perfect For: Evaluating friendships

This movie was later renamed A Secret Between Friends, which feels important to mention. Two teens both battle eating disorders, but when one almost dies their secret is no more.
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She's Too Young (2004)
Starring: That girl from Entourage
Perfect for: Imagining how your cheating partner will probably contract a disease from all his/her philandering

Hannah's one of those good girls, except she's also part of a group with totally unsafe sex practices. Then, she gets a sore in her mouth. You can do the math from here.
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Northern Lights (2009)
Starring: LeAnn Rimes and Brandi Glanville's ex-husband
Perfect For: Anyone who gets jazzed by sex scenes on the tundra, or who likes watching movies that begat real-life romance

Lifetime takes you to a tiny town in Alaska where detective Nate Burns meets Meg Galligan. Her father disappeared a few years ago. Nate needs her help. It all adds up to snow sex.
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Dying To Belong (1997)
Starring: Hilary Swank and Sarah Chalke
Perfect For: Satisfying the need to stalk your ex's Instagram

Lisa and Shelby are in a sorority together. When Shelby dies from a hazing incident, Lisa sets out to find the truth behind her death. Lisa dates a guy named Steven Tyler, but he's not in Aerosmith, which is confusing. Anyway, Lisa's story lets you be all stalkerish and voyeuristic without actually putting mobile alerts on your ex's social media profiles.
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