The Best Hallmark Movies of All-Time
Hallmark movies never fail at drawing us in close with their heartwarming romances, charming small-town settings, and feel-good messages about family and tradition. We’re suckers for the whole Hallmark package that always ends up tied nicely with a bow. It just never fails. Over the years, there have been some great Hallmark movies that rise above the rest and solidify themselves as the cream of the Hallmark crop—a real accomplishment, we might add—whether it’s a Countdown to Christmas special premiere or just an everyday (any day, we say) romantic drama. These are the movies that get the recipe just right. We’ve rounded up the very best Hallmark movies of all-time that aren’t limited to the Countdown to Christmas! Get ready for some re-watchable, binge-worthy suggestions.
Christmas Under Wraps
A doctor moves to the remote, festive town of Garland, Alaska, for what she thinks is a temporary job as the local physician and is quickly charmed by a handsome local who soon starts to show her the importance of living in the moment and enjoying her unexpected adventure—and whose father may be hiding a major secret in his holiday shipping warehouse. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Robert Pine.
The Lost Valentine
Spanning decades and celebrating lost and found love, this story follows a journalist as she sets out to investigate what happened to the lost love of an older woman who returns to Union Station every year to salute the memory of her husband who was lost during World War II. The journalist finds help and love along the way with the woman’s grandson. Starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Betty White.
A Royal Christmas
A young woman who is a devoted seamstress at her father’s tailoring business finds out her doting European boyfriend is actually a prince. She travels to his home over Christmas to find a less-than-enthused mother, Queen Isadora, who makes her feel more at home with the servants than the royal family. Starring Lacey Chabert, Jane Seymour, and Stephen Hagan.
A Country Wedding
A famous country singer returns to his hometown leading up to his wedding to a Hollywood actress, but must reevaluate his feelings after running into his childhood sweetheart who inspires him to write songs again. Starring Jesse Metcalfe and Autumn Reeser.
When Calls The Heart Christmas
Living in a turn-of-the-century coal mining town, a young teacher gets in the holiday spirit by leading the Christmas committee, preparing her students for the Christmas play, and finding the perfect Christmas tree with a charming soldier. But the town experiences some troubles threatening a perfect Christmas, leaving it up to the close-knit residents to save it. Starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin, and Jack Wagner.
Two young loves elope with plans to move to the big city together. But they are thwarted when their parents annul the union and the young girl stays home in Iowa to help her family, while the young man moves to the city. Now, fifteen years later, both are in different cities and engaged to different people when they find out the annulment never went through. They must come together once more to finalize their divorce, but old feelings resurface and make them question their paths. Starring Jill Wagner and Colin Egglesfield.
The Christmas Ornament
A newly widowed woman doesn’t want anything to do with Christmas, as it reminds her of her late husband. But when she meets a Christmas tree shop owner who gives her a ornament that symbolizes hope, she begins to open up her heart to the holiday season and love again. Starring Kellie Martin and Cameron Mathison.
All Of My Heart
A young caterer inherits a country home and wants to restore it, but must share the home and renovation duties with a career-obsessed Wall Street trader. The pair initially finds themselves at odds, but eventually develop feelings while working alongside each other in their new home. Starring Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Edward Asner.
The Christmas Card
A soldier finds himself falling for a woman who sent him an anonymous Christmas card while he was serving in Afghanistan, but he struggles to win her heart with her boyfriend still in the picture. Starring Alice Evans, Edward Asner, and John Newton.
Chance At Romance
A hopeless romantic finds herself talking online with a handsome photographer after attending one of his shows, only to receive a plane ticket for a spur-of-the-moment romantic weekend trip to see him. But when she arrives, she discovers his son and housekeeper manufactured the whole relationship, and he has no idea she’s coming. Stuck on a romantic vacation with her fake boyfriend, she starts to develop feelings for the very real man behind the façade. Starring Erin Krakow and Ryan McPartlin.
My Christmas Love
A hopeless romantic who is less than lucky in love starts receiving '12 Days of Christmas' gifts anonymously at her door, leading her on a hunt to figure out who the mystery suitor is and if she’s finally found love where least expected. Starring Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo, Megan Park, and Gregory Harrison.
A young woman-turned-perfumer is determined to complete her late father’s unfinished signature scent by Valentine’s Day, leading her to hire an inexperienced botanist with great skill for identifying scents. Their professional dynamic quickly turns romantic, complicating their timely project. Starring Shantel VanSanten and Victor Webster.
Northpole: Open for Christmas
An ambitious businesswoman that has lost her holiday spirit inherits her late aunt's cherished old inn at Christmastime. When she decides to sell the inn, a handsome local handyman and a cheerful young elf intervene, helping her rediscover love and the magic of Christmas. Starring Bailee Madison, Lori Loughlin and Dermot Mulroney.
Unleashing Mr. Darcy
In this modern day spin on "Pride & Prejudice," a young woman gets the opportunity to professionally show her dog in a famous New York dog show, where she meets a handsome judge who comes off as rude and aristocratic. Thanks to a gaggle of misunderstandings, the couple find themselves at odds with their growing feelings for each other. Starring Ryan Paevey, Cindy Busby, and Frances Fisher.
A Crown for Christmas
A young woman accepts a position as a governess for a European princess after getting fired from her maid position at a ritzy New York hotel. She initially butts heads with the troubled girl, but eventually becomes a role model and friend to her—while falling for her widowed father, King Maximillian, at the same time. But a scheming countess wants the king’s heart and hand in marriage and is determined to make the governess’ life difficult. Starring Danica McKellar and Rupert Penry-Jones.
A privileged young woman from the city must help her financially struggling family and travel back to the country to help save a pumpkin farm. The farm’s handsome manager isn’t thrilled about her changes at first, but eventually the two grow close while working together to turn the farm around. Starring Jessy Schram and Jesse Hutch.
Let It Snow
When a resort corporation acquires a quaint, family-owned snow lodge from retiring owners, a determined executive must spend time at the inn before Christmas to hopefully impress her boss and father with a proposed renovations plan. While there, she finds herself initially at odds with the owners’ son who shares her disdain for the holiday season, but eventually develops romantic feelings for him. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jesse Hutch, and Alan Thicke.
Love On The Sidelines
An aspiring fashion designer takes a job as a personal assistant to a famous quarterback who is recovering from an injury and struggling with his future’s uncertainty. Knowing nothing about football, the new assistant struggles to master the role; but the two begin to notice romantic feelings developing after working through their difficulties together. Starring Emily Kinney, John Reardon, and Joe Theismann.
A Very Merry Mix-Up
After losing her luggage and damaging her phone, a young shop owner must catch a ride with her future brother-in-law to meet her future in-laws for the first time without her fiancé. She quickly falls for their heartwarming family holiday traditions and finds unexpected romantic feelings that make her question her future. Starring Alicia Witt and Mark Wiebe.
A couple on the brink of divorce decides to keep their marital woes a secret as they help their daughter plan her wedding. As the two work together on the happy occasion, they soon discover that their own marriage might just be worth saving. Starring Teri Polo and Paul Johansson.