The 11 Best Lifetime-Like Movies & Shows On Netflix (Updated October 2022)


When you sign up for Netflix, you open yourself up to a whole new world of entertainment. For the modest sum of under $10 a month (for the basic plan), lifetime movies and television are at your fingertips. You’ll find classic movies, modern blockbusters, nostalgic television favorites, and bold, original content.

Television networks also offer their formerly exclusive specials including Disney Channel animation, CW superhero dramas, and Lifetime movies. So where to begin? That depends on what you want to watch first – television or movies?

Are Lifetime Movies On Netflix?

Due to Lifetime adding a Lifetime Movie Club there are not many true Lifetime movies on Netflix. Although there are a few older Lifetime titles that come and go on the streaming service you will be hard pressed to find many of them.

However, there are quite a few movies on Netflix that can be compared to that of Lifetime’s Movies. We will give you some of the most popular Lifetime-like movies (movies that are like Lifetime ones) in the rest of this article.

Netflix – A New Way to Enjoy Movies

Watching movies on Netflix couldn’t be easier. Your computer, tablet, or smartphone is now your own personal movie theater. Just open Netflix, search in the movies tab, and browse until you find something you like.

If you have a specific movie in mind, type it into the search bar. The chances are Netflix has it available! Some movies may only be available through Netflix’s supplemental DVD service, but a wealth of movies are available through the basic service.

Then, click play – and you’re done! Sit back, enjoy your movie with the snack of your choice in the privacy of your own home.

Get an important phone call, or the kids need your attention? No more ducking out into the hallway to take a call and missing key scenes. Just click on the screen to pause and come back when you’re ready.

With Netflix ramping up their original film content and importing new films from around the world every week, you’ll never run out of content.

Enjoy unlimited lifetime movies in every genre and subject!

How to Prepare for a Binge

Although all the new movies coming out virtually every week are great, don’t forget about Netflix’s wide array of television content. From old favorites to Emmy-winning originals, Netflix’s massive TV library is growing every week.

The one area where TV on Netflix is the most different is that just like with movies, you set your own schedule. That means you can watch as many episodes of your favorite show as you want every day.

And that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite part of Netflix – the Binge. Your favorite show’s new season just dropped? Strap in and get ready to binge, but first, you should make sure you’re prepared.

Before your next Netflix binge, make sure you have the essentials:

  • Clear your schedule of all other obligations for the next few (or many) hours.
  • Stock up on your favorite snacks.
  • Invite any friends who will enhance your experience.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can sit around in.
  • Find a comfortable spot.
  • Pick a time with few distractions and competing events.
  • Enjoy!

Below we will cover the best movies on Netflix that are similar to Lifetime films. We will also cover some great options for Netflix shows that are similar to Lifetime and are a great option if you like watching Lifetime.

1. Wildflower (2016)

WILDFLOWER OFFICIAL TRAILER

A repressed memory of a murder has a young lady wondering how this is connected to her past.

2. In-lawfully Yours (2016)

In-Lawfully Yours Trailer

When a divorced young woman moves into a small town she falls for her ex’s brother-in-law.  A good clean romantic movie filled with many laughs.

3. Hoovey- (2015)

Hoovey - Trailer - Now on DVD & Digital

This inspiring, heartwarming film based on a true story about a young man with a brain tumor.  He has to give up his dream of becoming a basketball player, however he doesn’t give up without fight.

4. Little Boy (2015)

Little Boy Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson Movie HD

A father is sent away to war and his little boy turns to his heavenly father for help to bring him back.  Fantastic movie that will be sure to have you in tears, which is typical of a Lifetime Movie.

5. Waffle Street (2015)

Waffle Street - Official Trailer - MarVista Entertainment

The themes in this movie are meaningful and have great lessons on atonement and happiness.

6. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Movie Trailer

Sweet, touching and absolutely eye opening.  A man dies while saving a child and he meets 5 people that are tied to him to learn the meaning of his life.

7. Once I Was a Beehive (2015)

Once I Was a Beehive Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Adam Johnson Movie HD

This one is a pure gem!  A teenage girl is sent to Bible Camp after her father’s death and she meets friends there that can feel her pain.

8. Meet My Valentine (2015)

Meet My Valentine - Official Trailer - MarVista Entertainment

When a man learns he is terminally ill he wants to take care of his family.  In this story he tries to find his replacement.

9. After the Ball (2015)

After the Ball Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Chris Noth Comedy HD

A cute movie, similar to A Cinderella Story where a young girl battling an evil step-mother and step- sisters.  Her plan is ingenious.

10. Be Somebody (2016)

Be Somebody Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Matthew Espinosa, Sarah Jeffery Movie HD

A teen pop-star goes under cover from his hectic stressful life.  While attending a small town high school he forms a special bond with a high school classmate.

11. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

A Christmas Prince was considered by its avid fanbase to be the best Lifetime movie that wasn’t actually one of the official Lifetime movies. The 2017 modern fairy tale about a journalist whose ruse leads her to a deep connection with the Crown Prince of the fictional nation of Aldovia is getting a sequel.

And as the title makes clear, wedding bells are in the air for the lead characters.

Sure to be the romantic event of the Christmas season, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding stars Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, and Tahirah Sharif. Lifetime movies specialize in romance and fantasy, but this romantic fantasy can’t be found on cable – only on Netflix.

Netflix Lifetime Movies – Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for drama, fantasy, animation, romance, or horror, Netflix’s content is reaching levels never before seen. Top creators like Guillermo Del Toro, Ryan Murphy, and Ava DuVernay are dropping originals, and classic franchises are getting new reinventions.

So sign up today, and for under $10 a month, you’ll enjoy a variety of movies like those from Lifetime, a host of TV shows, and the boldest original content anywhere.

Stephen R.

Hi my name is Stephen and I am the founder of NetflixUpdate.com. I created this site to help give some information about what is happening in the streaming world.

Recent Posts