Need A Melodrama Marathon? These Are The Best Lifetime Movies On Netflix

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Unpopular opinion: Lifetime movies are pretty darn amazing. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. They are cheesy, overly dramatic and occasionally (read: always) a little unrealistic. But, truthfully, that's what makes them so much fun to watch.
They're the perfect remedy on a day when all you feel like doing is veggin' out on the couch, since it doesn't take a lot of energy to watch and follow what's happening. And given the fact that Lifetime has made a, well, lifetime commitment to telling stories about stalker neighbors, soccer moms turned serial killers, and teenage terrors, there are some good films out there amongst the duds. Best of all: you can stream them on Netflix. You know, just in case you wouldn't be caught dead actually watching Lifetime.
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Here are some of the most interesting and outrageous, but still really good films to add to your queue. Because yes, everyone needs a little melodrama in their life sometimes.
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My Teacher, My Obsession (2018)

Though not technically a Lifetime movie, Netflix's take on the obsessive student-teacher relationship is just as delicious. A teacher totes his daughter (who's weirdly clingy) to a new town, where they try to make a new start. When two students become obsessed with the teacher, the situation gets considerably worse.
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Lizzie Borden Took An Ax (2014)

Christina Ricci stars in this made-for-TV movie based on the true story of Lizzie Borden. In 1892, Borden stood trial for the gruesome and grisly murders of her father and stepmother, who were killed with, you guessed it, an ax. Ricci played this role so well, Lifetime adapted the film into a series afterwards.
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Perfect Sisters (2014)

Before Abigail Breslin became Chanel #5 on FOX's Scream Queens, she played one half of a sinister sister duo. Tired of their mother's (played by Mira Sorvino) alcoholism and being subjected to her abusive boyfriends, Sandra (Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley) make plans to kill her. As if the plot couldn't get any thicker, this film is actually based on a true story. Similar to what goes down in the film, the real-life “Bathtub Girls," killed their alcoholic mother using booze and Tylenol 3s in 2003.
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Indiscretion (2016)

If there's one lesson to be learned from watching Lifetime movies it's to never have an affair. Seriously, they never end well. This movie starring Mira Sorvino is no different. In it she stars as a politician's wife whose brief encounter with a troubled artist soon comes back to bite her. While the concept may not sound fresh, the twist at the end will be something you never saw coming.
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Teenage Bank Heist (2012)

Ah, teenagers. Can't live with them and also can't live without them – doing something they have no business doing, that is. When a teen is kidnapped during a bank robbery, her mother vows to find her. But on her quest she discovers is that there's more to this "whodunit" than what meets the eye.
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Playdate (2012)

Even the sweetest neighbors can have the shadiest of intentions. Just ask Emily Valentine (Marguerite Moreau), who after befriending the new family next door, starts to realize they're hiding a deadly secret.
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Run To Me (2016)

Alternatively titled Running For Her Life, this is a psychological thriller about an amateur triathlete named Alison (Claire Forlani) who convinces a trainer to take her on as a client. Seems normal enough, right? But remember this is Lifetime so of course the trainer has alternative motives, which soon threatens Alison's work and family life.
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Kristy (2013)

Lifetime goes darker than ever before in this nail-biting thriller about a young woman and her classmates terrorized on a college campus during Thanksgiving break. The good news is that it doesn't seem to be based on a true story. The bad? You might have to sleep with your lights on after watching.
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Swept Under (2015)

The key to preventing your life from becoming a Lifetime movie is to be careful about who you let inside your house, life, and even your professional circle. Case in point: this film. Originally released under the title of Maid for Murder, it follows a crime-scene cleaner named Morgan (Devin Kelly) who may be doing more than just wiping down the floors at work.
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