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Into Lifetime movies? The Netflix gods have answered your prayers! The streaming service recently added even more of the network’s dramatic flicks to their catalog. Like, a lot of them. Some of them are worth a watch! If you’re wondering what you should skip vs what you should add to your queue, keep reading…We’re talking Lifetime flicks on Netflix. Déjà vu?! That’s what’s so great about blogging under the “lifestyle” umbrella–I can write about whatever I want to. And today, I want to write about Lifetime movies. Again{Regularly-scheduled fitness/wellness/healthy-living content will resume this week ;)}

1. The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story. This movie, along with Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret and Drew Peterson: Untouchable, is one of the Lifetime movies I have watched more than three times, and will probably {k, definitely} watch again. The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story is another one of those “ripped from the headlines” stories that follows a semi-current event…in this case, it’s a really, really awful one. In case you’d forgotten, pregnant Laci Peterson became the subject of a missing-person-turned-murder case in 2002. Her husband, Scott Peterson, was convicted of her murder years later. The story, in the movie, is told from the perspective of the couple’s friends. It’s a little Gone Girl-ish…in a true life meets made-for-TV kind of way.

2. Liz and Dick. This is the movie that was supposed to salvage Lindsay Lohan’s career! Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Critics and at-home viewers alike totally skewered Liz and Dick–especially LiLo’s performance. I’m not going to lie and say that this one is actually amazing {because yuck, it definitely isn’t} but it does have SOME value. First, Lindsay looks gorgeous and the costumes and jewelry she wears throughout the film are flawless. Second…well, that’s pretty much it. But! I feel like it’s one of those movies that you just need to see for pop-culture reasons. Watch it if you’re snowed in/have a fever/are cleaning your house/are running on the treadmill. And keep your expectations low, too.

3. Restless Virgins. For a movie about a prep school sex tape scandal, Restless Virgins is actually surprisingly tame. Supposedly based on an actual prep school sex scandal from 2005, the film is part Gossip Girl and part Mean Girls with a healthy dose of legitimate teen romance thrown in the mix. It’s not BAD by any means, but it’s also not as interesting as the Netflix description would have you believe. Degrassi is more juicy. This is controversy light.

4. Secrets of Eden. K, I’ll be real–the suspense-y, fake murder mysteries that Lifetime produces are nottt my favorite films. Secrets of Eden, though, stars John Stamos. Uncle Jesse! HAVE MERCY! Stamos aside, this movie is actually really dark–it’s about a small-town murder suicide, an orphaned child, abuse, and REVENGE. So Lifetime-y it hurts. But that’s what we’re into, right? Oh, and Stamos plays a minister, so there’s that.

5. The Gabby Douglas Story. Yay, a happy one! This movie chronicles the life, and rise to gymnastics fame, of Olympian Gabby Douglas. Gabby was the first African American to EVER win the title of Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics. Though extremely talented and dedicated, Gabby’s road to gold was actually a lot more complicated than one might think. Case in point: Gabby left her family and moved across the country to train with a legendary gymnastics coach in IOWA. Iowa! Like, where Prince Farming is from. So Gabs was 14, separated from her family and living with a host fam, training and competing at a professional level, and it ALL PAID OFF! If you want an uplifting story, this is the movie to watch.

Miss any of your faves?! Seen any of these? Make sure to check out part one of my must-watch list HERE.

xx,

Liza

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