Where can I watch Cruel Instruction?

Cruel Instruction is the cinematized version of Courtney Konopasek life at a therapeutic boarding school where the staff employed abusive techniques including forced medications, giving punishments without cause, and even solitary confinement.

The thriller drama film is directed by Stanley M. Brooks from the scripts supplied by Adrienne Rush. Kevin Leslie is the producer while Craig Baumgarten, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, and Stanley M Brooks are executive producers.

Amy Belling is the director of photography who have directed all the scenes of this drama film.

Where can I watch Cruel Instruction?

Cruel Instruction is a reality based thriller film that is now streaming on the official website of Lifetime and Lifetime app, the app works on iTunes, Chromecast. and The ROKU Channel.

Cruel Instruction streaming

Anyone with a Lifetime Movie Club subscription can stream this movie without any problem. The monthly subscription costs around $3.99 while an annual plan costs around $39.99. Lifetime channel is also included on live TV services like DirecTV Stream, Philo, SlingTV, and Hulu + Live TV.

Moreover, the channel provides a seven day free trial in which you can watch all the creepy Lifetime originals like Line Sisters, Girl in the Shed, Single Black Female, Dangerous Cheaters, Fallen Angels, etc.

Is Cruel Instruction on Netflix?

Nah, the movie is not on Netflix but there are various other similar movies that are available on Netflix like Choose or Die, Against the Ice, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Darkest Hour, Sniper Rogue Mission,The Imitation Game, A Dog’s Way Home, Boneyard Alaska, Unbroken, Blue Miracle, etc.

Who is starring in the movie?

Kelcey Mawema is starring in the main role of Kayla, Cynthia Bailey as Karen or the mother of Kayla in the Lifetime Channel movie. Other cast members include:

  • Camryn Manheim as Miss Connie
  • Sydney Scotia as Maggie
  • Calder Stewart as Bryce
  • Mackenzie Murdock as Trent
  • Kwesi Ameyaw as Principal
  • Morgan Taylor Campbell as Amanda Scheff
  • Justin Lacey as Stephen
  • Veenu Sandhu as EMT
  • Anita Wittenberg as Dr. Pratt
  • Tristan Ranger as Boy 2
  • Meghan Grant as Hilary
  • Julia Benson as Carly Scheff
  • Xantha Radley as Nurse Patty
  • Calix Fraser as Jason Scheff
  • Junnicia Lagoutin as Allison
  • Jason Gray-Stanford as Mr. Seckerling
  • Nicole Muñoz as Sofia
  • Lea Matina as Juanita
  • Colleen Wheeler as Irene
  • Maggie Ma as Doctor
  • Zak Santiago as Nurse Eli
  • Genea Charpentier as Lindsay
  • Tiernan Hickson as Dawn
  • Sidney Quesnelle as Ashley
  • Justin Rimorin as Boy 1


Inspired by real events, Cruel Instruction tells the story of a 16-year-old Kayla Adams who was sent to a residential treatment center by her mother Karen on the advice of a school counselor.


As you can expect from Lifetime, the film is thrilling and relatable. The movie can make anyone cry who have ever seen a single place like that.

The way the staff has treated the girls at the juvenille center, the force-medications and physical abuse has left scars on the students. After being pushed to their limits, the two ladies were determined to survive and fight to expose the sinister organization.

Lakshya Kaushik

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