Lifetime 2023 fall movie slate: 5 Lifetime movies to see (and 2 to skip)


Lifetime has unveiled an irresistible cinematic lineup for this upcoming fall season. Each one of these Lifetime movies is ripped straight from the headlines, boasting a cast of well-known actors.

These tantalizing tales, drawn from real-life events, are bound to captivate the devoted fanbase of the network, which is on the cusp of the historic milestone of its 500th film. Ready to learn which movies are coming to Lifetime this fall 2023? Below, we list the titles, release dates, and what each movie is about so you don’t miss out!

5 Lifetime movies to watch this fall 2023

How She Caught a Killer (Sept. 16, 2023)

A serial killer? Sex workers? And a rookie detective on the case? This sounds like the perfect, salacious territory where the Lifetime network thrives. However, this story is inspired by actual events (is there any other kind?).

Sarah Drew stars as Linda Murphy, a rookie detective fresh out of the academy who overhears her boss talk about a serial killer targeting sex workers. Murphy then teams up with an FBI agent, Jamall Johnson, and fights for the right to go undercover to help solve the murders.

Stolen Baby: The Murder of Heidi Broussard (Sept. 23, 2023)

Stolen Baby: The Murder of Heidi Broussard is based on actual events and has the network returning to classic Lifetime movie territory. Young Sheldon’s Emily Osment stars as Magen, a woman who pretends to be pregnant to steal her best friend’s child.

Also starring Anna Hopkins (The Expanse), the story follows Magen and Heidi, the latter pregnant and going missing with her child a few weeks after giving birth. Will the cops on the case crack the twisted and elaborate plan? Something tells me they will.

Buy Back My Daughter (Oct. 7, 2023)

I don’t know about you, but when I read about a movie starring Meagan Good, I’m ready to hand over my money and time, no questions asked. Good stars as Dana, along with her husband Curtis (Roger Cross), searches for their 16-year-old daughter Alicia (Faith Wright), who goes missing.

Also starring Ariana Madix as a police officer who helps investigate, Buy Back My Daughter is a tailor-made movie for Good, who finds her daughter for sale on the internet and is determined to get her back.

Murdaugh Murders: The Movie (Oct. 14 and 15, 2023)

Murdaugh Murders: The Movie is a Lifetime television event for the network, being their 500th film. Based on the highly publicized case of prosecutor Alex Murdaugh, who investigated the double homicide of his wife Maggie and son Paul,

Bill Pullman (Independence Day) stars as the disgraced attorney in a bizarre story that has captured the world’s attention.

Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story (Oct. 21, 2023)

A true story about a prison break and a romance where no amount of steel bars could keep lovers from opposite sides of the tracks apart? Then throw in the star of The Goldbergs, and you had me at bad romance.

Wendi McLendon-Covey stars as Vicki White, a lonely corrections officer who falls for a prisoner (Rossif Sutherland), and the only way to ensure their long-lasting love affair is if she breaks the man out of prison.

2 Lifetime movies to skip this fall

Would You Kill for Me? The Mary Baily Story (Oct. 28, 2023)

When it comes to Lifetime movies, I detest nothing more than the cliche of tricking a lover into killing your spouse. Melissa Joan Hart stars as Ella, and the story follows an incredibly toxic relationship between three generations of women.

Abusive husbands, affairs, children out of wedlock, and murder are all covered by the Lifetime stamp of approval. This movie you’ve seen before doesn’t seem particularly entertaining; it’s just horrific.

Amish Stud: The Eli Weaver Story (Sept. 30, 2023)

The title alone makes me want to flip the channel. However, Lifetime targets a particular demographic of fans who order their Amish Stud calendar annually. However, Amish Stud: The Eli Weaver Story is based on A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Murder by bestselling authors Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris.

The story follows Barbara (The Flash’s Miranda MacDougall), whose husband Eli (Bros’s Luke Macfarlane) starts a secret online profile to date women outside his faith. Of course, no self-respecting woman will let an Amish man return to his way of life, so Barbara turns him off.

Are you planning on watching any of the 2023 Lifetime fall slate of movies? Let us know which ones in the comment section below! 

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