Lucy Hale is one of the most talented and charming actresses working in the film and TV industry. The American actress and singer made her big screen debut in 2008 in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, but she became a household after her role as Aria Montgomery in the hit mystery series Pretty Little Liars. So, if you love Hale’s performances here are the 10 best movies and shows starring Lucy Hale that should be on your watchlist.
10. Son of the South (Prime Video & Tubi)
Synopsis: A grandson of a Klansman comes of age during the early 60’s in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. Based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.
9. Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney+)
Synopsis: The Russos are a lot like the families in their Manhattan neighbourhood with one significant difference…they come from a long line of wizards and now, the three teens in the house – Justin, Alex and Max – must learn to hone their budding magical powers or soon risk losing them. Jerry and Theresa Russo have their hands full running the family-owned sandwich shop, Waverly Sub Station, and managing a house full of often squabbling teens experiencing the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Add to the mix daily wizard training in a secret lair at home and life gets truly unpredictable. Long ago, Jerry Russo relinquished his wizard powers to marry his mere mortal wife, Theresa, but now their three kids each show signs they’ve inherited wizard powers. Although Jerry does his best to teach his kids the proper use of magic, and to practice only when supervised by him, comedic chaos ensues as they learn to manage their new skills, and break Jerry’s number one rule. While Jerry tutors the kids in wizardry and tries to keep one step ahead of them, Theresa encourages them to learn about her side of the family too and while she loves her kids, she won’t stand for magic run amok.
8. A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A modern twist on an enduring classic — Katie (Lucy Hale), dreams of being a recording artist but is continually thwarted by her cruel stepmother, Gail (Missi Pyle), and her stepsister, Bev (Megan Park). When Katie falls hard for Luke (Freddie Stroma), the new boy at her Performing Arts school, she tries to get his attention with her singing. However, her stepmother has other ideas and her stepsister mistakenly gets credit and Luke falls for the wrong girl. At the school’s talent showcase Katie must learn to believe in herself to win Luke and succeed in her dreams of getting a recording contract.
7. Puppy Love (Prime Video Freevee)
Synopsis: After a disastrous first date, wild child Nicole (Lucy Hale) and socially anxious Max (Grant Gustin) vow to lose each other’s numbers, until they learn that their dogs found a love match, and now puppies are on the way! The hilariously mismatched Nicole and Max are forced to become responsible co-parents, but may end up finding love themselves.
6. Katy Keene (Max)
Synopsis: A “Riverdale” spinoff, “Katy Keene” follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene, singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger, and “It Girl” Pepper Smith — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot, a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father’s corporate empire. But Alexander’s dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media’s powerful senior vice president Alexandra, who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy’s roommate Jorge works at his family’s bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money — or if she really has any at all. Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy’s Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria, who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly, who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city — they’ll find long-lasting friendship.
5. The Unicorn (Pluto TV & Tubi)
Synopsis: An engaged couple, Caleb (Nick Rutherford) and Malory (Lauren Lapkus), set out on a wild night after discovering the secret to a happy marriage, but this experience inadvertently tests their relationship in ways they never imagined.
4. The Hating Game (Hulu)
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling book by Sally Thorne, THE HATING GAME tells the story of ambitious good girl Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale) pitted against her cold, efficient work nemesis, Joshua Templeton (Austin Stowell), for a huge promotion at publishing company Bexley & Gamin. Trapped in a shared office, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Josh, a rivalry that turns increasingly complicated by her mounting attraction to him after an innocent elevator ride turns NSFW. Is it love or just another game in their never-ending pursuit for the top job? Directed by Peter Hutchings, the film co-stars Samon Daunno, Yasha Jackson, Sean Cullen with Sakina Jaffrey and Corbin Bernsen.
3. Inside Man (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on true events, Inside Man follows a disgraced police detective seeking redemption by going undercover to expose a violent and bloody crime syndicate. But as he sinks deeper into the mob and more bodies drop, the price for absolution may be higher than he can afford.
2. Ragdoll (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A twisted British crime-thriller starring Lucy Hale. Detectives investigate The Ragdoll killer, who has killed six people and sewn members of their bodies into one grotesque body. The detectives call on Nathan Rose for his expertise, but he ends up on the killer’s list, taunting the whole detective squad, and plummeting them deeper into the murder mystery.
1. Pretty Little Liars (Max)
Synopsis: Rosewood is a perfect little town. So quiet and pristine, you’d never guess it holds so many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town: Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily, four friends whose darkest secrets have been unraveling since Alison, the Queen Bee of their group disappeared. As the mystery surrounding Ali’s disappearance resurfaces, the girls begin getting messages from a mysterious “A,” who they quickly realize is out to get them. Now, after years of tormenting and numerous shocking revelations, the Liars are united and ready to kick some “A” and uncover the truth! No longer just wanting to sit by and wait for “A’s” latest cruel attack, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take matters into their own hands and try to finally put a stop to their tormentor. As relationships are put to the test, new and old secrets are revealed and the stakes are raised higher than ever before as the Liars come closer to the truth. Will all of their sacrifices be worth it in the end?