'Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey'—How to Watch in the U.S.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is the latest true-crime film everybody is talking about online. The award-winning movie is a dramatisation of 17-year-old Lisa McVey's kidnap and rape at the hands of American serial killer, Bobby Joe Long.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is no stranger to television screens. The Canadian-American crime drama television film premiered back in 2018 on Lifetime in the U.S. and Showcase in Canada.

The film also held a special theatrical screening in Tampa, Florida in the same cinema where rapist, murderer, and kidnapper Bobby Joe Long was arrested in November 1984.

McVey, who was held captive and raped over a period of 26 hours by Long when she was 17 years old, attended the film's premiere.

Three years later, the gripping film has found a huge new audience after landing on Netflix worldwide on Friday, June 4.

Unfortunately, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is not available on Netflix in the U.S.

Thankfully, the movie is available to watch elsewhere, so if you are in the U.S. and haven't seen it yet, you don't have to worry about missing out.

How to watch 'Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey' in the U.S.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is available to stream on the Lifetime Movie Club app. You can subscribe to the Lifetime Movie Club for $3.99 per month after a seven-day free trial today.

Alternatively, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is available to watch via Amazon Prime Video.

You can add on Lifetime Movie Club to your Prime subscription now from an additional $3.99 per month.

True-crime fans in the U.S. can also purchase the film from Prime Video for $3.99 and for $4.99 on the Microsoft Store.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey
Lisa McVey was abducted, raped and held captive for 26 hours by serial killer Bobby Joe Long. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

What is 'Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey' about?

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey recounts the true story of 17-year-old Lisa McVey who was abducted and raped by American serial killer Bobby Joe Long for 26 hours in November 1984.

At the time of her kidnap, Long was a uncaptured serial killer, who had murdered at least 10 women in the Tampa Bay area.

Long set McVey free after 26 hours after she used reverse psychology to gain his trust.

Sadly, following her freedom, her family and members of the Florida police force were reluctant to believe her story. The series shines a line of McVey's bravery and the race to catch a serial killer on loose.

The synopsis for Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey reads: "A 17-year-old girl uses reverse psychology to get her kidnapper to set her free.

"When she returns home, the only person who believes her story is a veteran detective who realises she was taken by a notorious serial killer."

Ginny and Georgia's Katie Douglas leads the cast as Lisa McVey, starring alongside Reign's Rossif Sutherland and Spinning Out's David James Elliot.

The film went on to win the Canadian Screen Award for Best TV movie and Best Writing in a Television Film at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in 2020. It received nominations for cast performances and three Directors Guild of Canada award nominations.

"Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey" is available to purchase via Lifetime Movie Club, Amazon Prime and the Microsoft Store in the U.S.