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The 10 Most Common Types of Lifetime Movie Titles

Lifetime movies are a treasured part of American culture. For 25 years, they have helped us metabolize panic by repurposing our legitimate fears as melodramatic danger-porn, generally revolving around some kind of sexual transgression. But they do kind of blend together after a while! Many of the plots are very similar, but even tougher is that the titles tend to be very repetitive. Here is a sampling of some of Lifetime's best moments in titular redundancy. (Yes, these are all real.)

Stranger Danger
Alone with a Stranger
Heart of a Stranger
Intimate Stranger
Sisters and Other Strangers
Stranger At the Door
Stranger In my Bed
Stranger In Town
Stranger With My Face
The Familiar Stranger
The Stranger Beside Me
The Stranger Game
The Stranger I Married
Total Stranger
When Strangers Appear

Teenagers
Accused at 17
Betrayed at 17
Fifteen and Pregnant
Forever 16
Fugitive at 17
Missing at 17
Mom at Sixteen
Stalked at 17

Christmas!
A Boyfriend for Christmas
A Dad for Christmas
A Nanny for Christmas
Crazy for Christmas
On Strike for Christmas

Deadly
Clara's Deadly Secret
Deadly Betrayal
Deadly Encounter
Deadly Honeymoon
Deadly Isolation
Deadly Pursuits
Deadly Relations
Deadly Sibling Rivalry
Deadly Vows
Seven Deadly Sins

Perfection
Her Perfect Spouse
Lying to be Perfect
Perfect Plan
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas
The Perfect Assistant
The Perfect Boss
The Perfect Boyfriend
The Perfect Bride
The Perfect Child
The Perfect Family
The Perfect Holiday
The Perfect Husband
The Perfect Marriage
The Perfect Nanny
The Perfect Roommate
The Perfect Student
The Perfect Teacher
The Perfect Wife

Babies!
And Baby Will Fall
Baby for Sale
Baby Sellers
Half a Dozen Babies
Hush Little Baby
My Baby is Missing
No Ordinary Baby

Lies
Between Truth and Lies
Cradle of Lies
Lies and Crimes
Lies and Deception
Lies in Plain Sight
Lies My Mother Told Me
Love, Lies and Murder
Lying Eyes
Past Lies
Proof of Lies
Seduced by Lies
Sex & Lies in the City
Sex, Lies & Obsession
Tell Me No Lies
Til Lies Do Us Part
Virtual Lies

Stories
Abducted: The Carlina White Story
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story
Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story
Defending our Kids: The Julie Posey Story
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

The Internet
Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life
Cyberstalker
Sexting in Suburbia
The Boy She Met Online
The Girl He Met Online
The Husband She Met Online

Extremely Literal Titles
Another Woman's Husband
Dirty Teacher
Student Seduction
Teenage Bank Heist
The Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
Unstable

Photo: David Dolsen/Lifetime