Lifetime draws from true events in the five feature films that make up Ripped from the Headlines. Look below to watch trailers, read articles and get exclusive content on the movies.
In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (Niecy Nash), reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from South Carolina to Florida. Posing as a nurse, she took newborn Kamiyah Mobley (Rayven Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley’s (Ta’Rhonda Jones) arms, and raised her as her own before the truth was revealed.
When Chris Watts (Sean Kleier) tearfully pleaded to television cameras for the safe return of his missing pregnant wife Shanann (Ashley Williams) and their two young daughters, dark secrets loomed just beneath the surface.
Stacey Castor (Nia Vardalos) weathered the storm of her first husband’s death and managed to find love again with her boss, David (Mike Dopud). But when David is discovered dead of an apparent suicide, the police suspect some foul play, as David’s death mimics that of Stacey’s first husband.
When upbeat, outgoing Karen (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), her husband Scott and their young son relocate to Washington for Scott’s job, Karen looks forward to starting a new life. She soon meets Lisa (Jenn Lyon), her beautiful neighbor who she forms a quick--and deceitful--bond with.
Amy Thompson (Lyndsy Fonseca) is a vibrant law student who is attacked and raped by Demetri (Hunter Burke), a friend of a friend she met once. Discovering that she is pregnant from the rape, Amy makes the difficult decision to keep her baby. Years later, Demetri comes back into her life, suing for custody of her child.