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  1. TopTenz Master
    TopTenz Master at |

    Lifetime Channel puts out the best worst movies ever.

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    1. DNTME
      DNTME at |

      No the worst movies are put out by the SyFy channel, but Lifetime does rank a close second. Maternal Instinct was the bottom of the barrel though. Not to mention sexist with all male victims.

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  2. Sadsack
    Sadsack at |

    #1 reminds me of one of my bumper stickers….

    "I'm outta estrogen and I have a gun"

    Too funny!

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  3. Arizona Warwilf
    Arizona Warwilf at |

    Come on! How can you forget gems like "Stalking Laura" or "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger"? Those are two that belong on this list.

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    1. David
      David at |

      Actually.. Not “Stalking Laura” for two reasons.

      One, it was originally a CBS movie of the week, and two, it was based on a very tragic true story of what happened to Laura Black when Richard Farley began his obsessive unwanted pursuit of her. With the exception of a few characters combined, the real life events happened pretty much word for word and event for event.

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      1. Heather
        Heather at |

        The Killing Game isn’t a Lifetime movie, either. It was originally aired on NBC. Same with A Face To Die For.

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        1. David
          David at |

          I know this, and I apologize for not mentioning them. Rather I was indicting the idea that ones that are based on real life are “horrible” movies. That was the thrust of what I was saying, and I am glad you mentioned those.

  4. Courtney
    Courtney at |

    I can't believe you left out the sensational, "Invisible Child." It's about a lot of people indulging crazy mom's belief that she has 3 children instead of 2. Fan-freakin-tastic!

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    1. Muffy
      Muffy at |

      Don’t get me started on that one!

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  5. Lilly
    Lilly at |

    Looks like #4 didn't just rip off "The Wedding Planner," but also "The Sweetest Thing" (which was also pretty crappy)

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    1. Jizzamie
      Jizzamie at |

      Pretty sure I read that as a book a few years ago….I remember the book being a lot better.

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  6. SamIAm
    SamIAm at |

    It's to bad it's only a Top 10 list…there many others that could have made this list.

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  7. jackie
    jackie at |

    omg I LOVE Lifetime movies they are sooo terrible they're funny! Theres so many I've seen I would recommend them for the list but I saw them a few years ago and the titles were not memorable! But I did see # 10 and # 3 the main character in #10 played Peter Pan in the newest remake that came out a few years ago it was so weird to see him in this movie being all pervy and obsessed with porn you can actually watch the movie on youtube!

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  8. mel
    mel at |

    what was the movie on LMN that the minister and his mistress that worked as a secretary kill his wife and then she hires a hit man to kill her husband. The state policeman solves the case and does not believe it was an accident? Please help>>>

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    1. lisa
      lisa at |

      the name of that movie was “murder ordained” with keith carradine and jobeth williams.

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  9. Ben
    Ben at |

    I guess you couldn't really put all of them up there could you?

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  10. kate
    kate at |

    Rachel Ward is Australian

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  11. Blair Ivey
    Blair Ivey at |

    This article was worth reading just to see the words 'black market Hungarian baby' in a sentence.

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    1. Muffy
      Muffy at |

      lol

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    2. Guest
      Guest at |

      Prom Night Dumpster Baby!

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  12. jason stone
    jason stone at |

    what?…of the 5,328 movies that Meredith Baxter-Birney has appeared in on lifetime..not a single one made the list?..tisk tisk

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  13. From Tokyo
    From Tokyo at |

    The sad thing is I've seen some of these. I particularly remember My Stepson, My Lover. Is there an article here for Sci-Fi/Syfy Original movies? Cause if not, that needs to be done!

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  14. Chlorus
    Chlorus at |

    Might I nominate “She’s Too Young”, in which a character manages to give syphilis to more than 20 people?

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    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      Sounds like a winner to me, or is that a loser?

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  15. shawn
    shawn at |

    can anyone tell me how to purchase the lifetime movie Men don’t tell w/Judith light…This movie is fantastic…why don’t they show great movies like this one mentioned instead of the movies where u can tell the actress or actor has no experience.

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  16. fanatik
    fanatik at |

    Don’t revoke my girl’s club card, but I hate Lifetime. More melodrama than I can stand.

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  17. Robin
    Robin at |

    I think Bastard out of Carolina should of made the worst ten list very sad and sick

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    1. Muffy
      Muffy at |

      Also based on true story. That happens in real life, so why ignore it?

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  18. Mary
    Mary at |

    Ok. So I have been looking to find the title of this horrible Lifetime movie for a while. My mom was watching it and I was howling with laughter. It is a Christmas movie and it is about a woman who bears a dead baby (which is sad and not funny) and then her son/ husband proceeds to carve the creepiest wooden baby ever to put in her arms while she is dying ( which was absolutely hilarious) …. Im kind of fuzzy on the details.

    Please if anyone knows the name of this movie please help a sister out and let me know it!

    thanks

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  19. Mia
    Mia at |

    I just wanna say that the premise behind Baby for Sale in this article is wrong. The couple were looking to adopt and found a website. When she received an email about a baby up for adoption, the couple had their adoption lawyer look into it. When the adoption lawyer couldn’t find anything wrong, they went to New York City (they were from Minneapolis) to look at the baby. When the adoption fee suddenly went up, the couple felt that something was wrong and went to the FBI in Minnesota. They wound up working with police to send the guy to prison and wound up being able to adopt the baby.

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  20. Maria
    Maria at |

    A Killing Secret is a definite rip off of the 1951 Elizabeth Taylor / Montgomery Cliff movie A Place in the Sun.

    But don’t get me wrong: I LOVE Lifetime movies. They’re so addicting!

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    1. Muffy
      Muffy at |

      TKS was based on a true story.

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    2. lisa
      lisa at |

      I never thought about the similiarities between those two movies but you’re right. I love em both!

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  21. Josey
    Josey at |

    Awww com’mon I thought all these movies rocked -.- ok so what I’m addicted to lifetime movie channel

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  22. Muffy
    Muffy at |

    Haha. I freaking love Lifetime flicks. I love “A Face to Die For,” ‘Cyber Seduction,” “The Killing Secret” & “Maternal Instincts.” I own all three and many more. TKS was actually based on a true story. I could you not like “Maternal Instincts”? That is a pure guilty pleasure. : )

    I could you not include “The Invisible Child”?! Pure hot garbage, and what makes it even worse is the filmmakers actually want us to root for these people! The message. Mental illness is not a big deal, and we’re supposed enable our mentally ill family members, not get them the help they need. There are more bad ones, but I cannot think of them at the moment.

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    1. Muffy
      Muffy at |

      I meant “How could you not like said film.”

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  23. John L
    John L at |

    There is a forum called rememberthatmovie.net whose users find any movie you are looking for and don´t recall the title by describing a scene or the characters!

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  24. David
    David at |

    While I will point out that some of these (particularly #s 1, 5, 8, and 10) are actually premises that have happened in real life and are not supposed to be funny or horrible, the fact that Lifetime has replaced both USA and Cinamax for what is J-W-list movies with A-G list stars who seem to excel at overacting in them warrants more than ten for this list. Other than that, a very good top ten.

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  25. Annie
    Annie at |

    why doesn’t this person do a list on the the Christmas Lifetime movies? There are certainly more than 10, and it would be funny!

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  26. Les
    Les at |

    How about the recent Lifetime movie called Walking The Halls? In that movie, the bad guy is a cop who moonlights as a sadistic pimp. Yeah, that is a real common phenomenon! How often do you see that happening!? For dramatic value, I give Lifetime movies an F minus. For comedic value, I give them an A plus.

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  27. angeljan91
    angeljan91 at |

    There was an awesomely stupid one where a dumba** woman hits a kid on a bike and drives away so she can finish getting her house ready for a PTA party or something. Then she spends the whole movie wondering what she should have done differently.

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    1. lisa
      lisa at |

      that movie was called “hit and run”. in the same situation i’d like to think that as the cop was telling me to keep driving, move along, I would have told him that I was the one responsible for the accident. no way would I have panicked and not said anything.

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  28. Jesus
    Jesus at |

    I am gonna make a bumper sticker that says “Pro-Life but Anti-Lifetime”

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  29. Mattetch
    Mattetch at |

    Oooh I got one…

    I think it had Valerie bertineli in it and it was set in the 80’s, I can’t remember for sure but I think it was called dancer in the dark, typical battered yuppie housewife told she’s crazy, typical overly evil husband everyone adores cause he’s perfect and loving to his poor wife, and the defacto over eventuated prescription drugging.

    There’s even a awesome scene involving a firehose.

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  30. lisa
    lisa at |

    This list is strange because these are the same movies that repeatedly play all the time!

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  31. Mike
    Mike at |

    Great list, but how could you forget to include “Carnal Innocence”? That one is so bad, it’s almost good!

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  32. Guest
    Guest at |

    His Secret Life was on this afternoon. I didn’t get to watch it (and as such have not seen it), but I don’t think anyone should discount the notion that p0rn addiction is real, whatever your feelings about the quality of the Lifetime movie. Studies have shown that the chemistry of the brain changes with psychological addictions in much the same way as it does with physical substance addictions such as alcohol or cocaine. Basically the person becomes addicted to the behavior that causes the pleasure hormones (endorphins) to over-activate. P0rnography is addictive and as such is negative. To paint it as simply that any hormonally-charged teenage boy would just love to “get into it” with the high school camwhore, and that parents are overreacting, completely ignores the seriousness of what basically amounts to possession of child p0rnography and a real chemical addiction.

    It’s too bad we allow sex to be protected under the First Amendment and don’t allow for an exception which would make ALL p0rnography illegal and declare anyone who produces it a felon deserving life in prison or the death penalty. P0rn is exploitative and perverse, and both producers, distributors AND “performers” should be punished to the fullest extent of ANY law.

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  33. jaybird369
    jaybird369 at |

    I am so glad that My Stepson, My Lover was ranked as #2. I mean…the title ALONE was TRULY RIDICULOUS and the movie itself was EVEN WORSE. Also, check this out…back in the day, I once read somewhere that (behind the scenes and during the filming of the movie) Joshua Morrow and Rachel Ward had trouble getting along with each other. According to Joshua, Rachel kept trying to undermine him, kept hogging the spotlight during filming and acted like such a total BITCH/DIVA during the duration of filming. To me, the BEST thing about that crappy TV-movie was actor Terry O’ Quinn. I am such a huge fan of Mr. O’Quinn that I will watch ANYTHING that he stars or appears in. He is such a brilliant actor!!!!! One final thing: Good or bad (or possibly BOTH), Lifetime Movies remind me of any other movie…it is meant to be viewed/watched as entertainment and it should be viewed/watched…with an open mind. Period.

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  34. KJ
    KJ at |

    I’ve never seen “Maternal Instincts,” but if it’s true that there’s pencil breaking in there…well, count me out! I’d prefer not to pollute my mind with that level of malice and destruction…

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  35. Anonymous
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    Prison imaginary

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