Hallmark Channel is known for constantly churning out romantic movies all year round, but this is nothing to complain about because love is never too much. There are many Hallmark romance movies out there but the truth is that some are better than others. In this list, we would help you streamline your choices of the ones to watch by listing the top 15 best romance movies by Hallmark that are really worth watching.
15 Best Hallmark Romance Movies
1. Christmas Under Wraps (2014)
The romantic comedy till date maintains its record as the Hallmark romance movie with the highest view on its premiere date – which is 5.75 million. The movie highlights the journey of a young female doctor to a remote town – Garland, Alaska where she takes up what she hoped was a temporal job of being a physician.
She is swept off her feet by a local who shows her the importance of adventure and living in the moment. She ends up in love and comes to realize that small towns are full of big things. The movie got a 2015 Online Film & Television Association nomination with a 6.7/10 score on IMDb.
2. The Lost Valentine (2011)
The movie features some of Hollywood’s sweethearts like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Betty White, and Sean Faris. It chronicles the story of the wife of a naval pilot-Caroline (Betty White) who returns to the same spot where she bade farewell to her husband who has gone officially missing and is feared dead. The story is touching and heart wrenching. It speaks of love and devotion so deep and steadfast. This is a story of a love so relatable and it never gets old.
The movie remained Hallmark’s most watched for four years with a whooping 14.53 million view and a 7.5 rating on IMDb. Betty White, in particular, received high praise and earned a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for her sterling performance. The movie also won the Faith & Freedom Award for Television in 2012.
3. Hello, It’s Me (2015)
You need a handkerchief for this one! Annie is a widow who is trying to cope with the abrupt loss of her husband alongside her two kids. Against her better judgment, she begins to develop feelings for a wealthy bachelor who claims to be drawn to her free spirit. Confused, she prayed for guidance and she began to communicate with her late husband who encourages her to follow her heart. The movie currently has a 6.6 score on IMDb and has 2 Canadian Society Cinematographers Award nominations, one Directors Guild of Canada nomination and The Joey Awards nomination.
4. The Sweeter Side of Life (2013)
The movie follows the life of Desiree Harper (Kathryn Morris) who is left penniless after her husband divorces her for a younger woman. She returns to her father’s home and struggling bakery in New Jersey and designs a Gourmet cup cake that became popular and changes her fate. She then struggles with the decision of going back to her former life or settling in her home town especially with the possibility of a second chance at love. This is a story about maturation, self-discovery and second chances. It has a 5. 7/10 rating on IMDB.
5. How to Fall in Love (2012)
When an awkward accountant falls in love with his relationship coach without realizing that the feeling is mutual. It becomes a suspense-filled experience with the viewers nudging him to tell her about how he feels. Eric Mabius (Harold White) realizes that his relationship coach Brooke D’Orsay (Annie Hayes) is his high school crush, his feelings for her reawakens. Although she helps him get a beautiful woman whom he has set his sights on, he soon realizes their incompatibility. He now faces the dilemma of how to tell Annie she is the one he truly loves without being rejected. The movie is a must-watch and it has a 6.3/10 rating on IMDb.
6. Autumn Dreams (2015)
Autumn Dreams is definitely one of the best Hallmark romance movies to watch. Two young lovers whose parents get an annulment on their spontaneous marriage some fifteen years back discovers that they are still married as there was a mistake in their paperwork. They must come together to get a proper divorce but old feelings resurface despite their present engagement to other people. Will they go through with the divorce?
7. The Wish List (2010)
The movie follows the life of HR Executive Sarah who compiles a list for a potential partner. She meets a pediatrician Erik who meets all her set criteria and charms his way into her life and her family. They soon begin to plan their wedding but Sarah finds herself falling for a barista Fred despite the fact that he doesn’t check much of the boxes on her list.
8. All Things Valentine (2016)
In this age of YouTube, blogs and social media, this is a movie everyone can relate to as it chronicles the love story of a blogger- Avery who has had terrible luck with relationships and Valentine. She finally meets a handsome veterinarian named Brendan who sweeps her off her feet only to find out later that he is the one who has been leaving rude comments on her articles about Valentine. She then begins to question if their budding bond is true love.
9. A Royal Christmas (2014)
The movie features Lacey Chabert, Jane Seymour, and Stephen Hagan. It is the story of a young seamstress from Philadelphia who has unknowingly dated and fallen in love with a royal prince. After her boyfriend reveals his true identity as the heir to the throne of Cordonia to her, he takes her home with the intent to marry her. But she has to battle for her love as she faces the disapproval of the Queen. The movie had lots of positive reviews and has been described as a one-part cinderella story.
10. Falling for Vermont (2017)
The movie is about a successful new author trying to slip away from the publicity that comes with her newly found fame. She gets involved in an accident an ends up in a small-town – Vermont with temporary amnesia. A handsome doctor takes care of her until she is well enough to return to her old life but is she ready to return?
11. All of My Heart (2015)
This Hallmark romance movie tells the tale of two strangers who jointly inherit a house and are at loggerheads as to what to do with it. While she wants to fix it up and turn it to bed and breakfast, he hopes to make a quick profit. An unexpected friendship soon ensues. Will they see this through? The movie has a 6.9 rating on IMDb.
12. A Time to Dance (2016)
The movie highlights the story of a couple on the verge of separation but would have to postpone their breakup for their daughter’s wedding. Not wanting to dampen their daughter’s happiness, they come together to plan the wedding but find themselves drawn to each other again. The movie has a 6.2 rating on IMDb and got nominated for Most Inspiring TV program 2017 by MovieGuide Awards.
13. Christmas Getaway (2017)
A good number of Hallmark romance movies are fused with the Christmas season and this is one of them. When a travel writer decides to take a Christmas vacation to relax all by herself, little did she know that she was going to be double-booked with an already made family. The holiday rental site books her with a widower, his mother and his daughter and what begins as an uncomfortable inconvenience grows into something beautiful.
14. Love Begins (2011)
As the name implies, this Hallmark romance movie definitely signals a new beginning. Two cowboys get into trouble while traveling west and are arrested. One of them escapes and the other stays back to work off his debt through a plea deal with the sheriff. He was commissioned to fix up a farm that belongs to two young women. He falls in love with one of them then is forced to make the big decision about going west or settle for the comfort of a family. The movie got nominated for 2 categories (Most Inspirational Television Acting for Julie Mond and Most Inspiring TV Program) in the 2012 MovieGuide Award, it has a 7/10 rating on IMDb.
15. A Soldier’s Love Story (2010)
This is not a typical love story. It is a story of courage, love, and the importance of family. A lonely boy whose parent divorces and feels estranged writes a letter to US troops in Bosnia and begins a correspondence with a soldier. They soon develop a bond over their love for basketball and fatherly advice. The soldier finds himself falling for his mother before he gets redeployed again. Will their budding love be strong enough to stand the test of time?
One of the reasons why the movie is deemed great is due to the realistic family portrayal. The story is relatable with enough romance without ‘selling sex’. It is clean and family-oriented and can be watched by the whole family together. The movie has a 7.1 rating on IMDb.