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15 of the Most Romantic Hallmark Movies, Ranked

From 'Unleashing Mr. Darcy' to 'Sweet Autumn' did your favorite make our list?

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What’s one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Hallmark? Why, romance of course! The Hallmark Channel has cornered the market on happy endings, and some of our all-time favorite swoon-worthy films have hailed from the famed network. While it was nearly impossible to narrow this list down to only a few favorites, we did our best to keep in mind both the new hits, as well as the classics! Take a look at these 15 Hallmark romance movies for the next time you’re in the mood for that warm and fuzzy feeling.

15. Perfect Match (2015)

Starring Danica McKellar and Paul Greene, this Hallmark romance movie centers around an engaged couple who are finding it impossible to agree on anything when it comes to planning their wedding. So the mother-of-the-groom hires both a wedding planner and event planner to remedy the situation and take some of the pressure off the married couple to-be. The only problem is both planners couldn’t be more different — check out Perfect Match and see just how these two opposites might attract.

14. Royal Matchmaker (2018)

Will Kemp, Joy Lenz, 'Royal Matchmaker', 2018
Will Kemp, Joy Lenz, Royal Matchmaker, 2018Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Gabriel Hennessey

Bethany Joy Lenz stars as a matchmaker named Kate in this very royal romance, alongside hunky Brit Will Kemp. When she gets hired by a king to find a companion for his son in time for a major celebration, what she doesn’t expect is to fall for him herself, making things far more complicated than she anticipated.

(Check out our favorite Bethany Joy Lenz movies and TV shows here!)

13. Playing Cupid (2021)

Laura Vandervoort, Nicholas Gonzalez, Playing Cupid, 2021
Laura Vandervoort, Nicholas Gonzalez, Playing Cupid, 2021©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Luba Popovic

A clever student attempts to set up her father with her middle school teacher as she starts a match-making business as a school project for one of her classes. This modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Emma stars Nicholas Gonzalez and Laura Vandervoort.

12. Autumn Dreams (2015)

Jill Wagner, Colin Egglesfield, Autumn Dreams, 2015
Jill Wagner, Colin Egglesfield, Autumn Dreams, 2015Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss

A teenage couple from Iowa (played by Colin Egglesfield and Jill Wagner) has dreams of escaping their small town and moving to the big city. The two elope before making their dreams a reality, but things come crashing down when the parents of Annie have their marriage annulled. Flash forward 15 years, both of them have gone their separate ways and are engaged to new people. However, it’s eventually discovered that the annulment was never finalized and they must reunite to tie off these loose ends — but being back together brings up more old feelings than they anticipated.

(Check out our favorite Jill Wagner movies and TV shows!)

11. Unleashing Mr. Darcy (2016)

Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey, 'Unleashing Mr. Darcy,' 2016
Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey, Unleashing Mr. Darcy, 2016Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss

Elizabeth gets the opportunity to show her dog in a fancy New York City dog show, but finds herself clashing with Donovan Darcy, one of the judges of the competition. Sparks eventually fly between the two in this modern re-telling of Pride & Prejudice. Starring Cindy Busby and Ryan Paevey.

(Read about our favorite Ryan Paevey movies here!)

10. Sweet Autumn (2020)

Andrew Walker, Nikki DeLoach, Sweet Autumn, 2020
Andrew Walker, Nikki DeLoach, Sweet Autumn, 2020©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steven Ackerman

Maggie and maple farmer Dex are confused as to why Maggie’s Aunt Dee left her candy shop split between the two of them in the wake of her passing. Through a series of letters, the duo attempts to uncover her reasoning during the Sweet Autumn Festival. Starring Andrew Walker and Nikki DeLoach.

(Check out our favorite Andrew Walker movies here!)

9. It Was Always You (2021)

Erin Krakow, Tyler Hynes, It Was Always You, 2021
Erin Krakow, Tyler Hynes, It Was Always You, 2021©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Luba Popovic

The brother of Elizabeth’s fiancee returns home, and his free-spirited nature makes her question the decision she’s made about her life. Starring When Calls the Heart’s Erin Krakow and Tyler Hynes.

(Read about some of our favorite Tyler Hynes movies here!)

8. Dater’s Handbook (2016)

Kristoffer Polaha, Meghan Markle, Dater's Handbook, 2015
Kristoffer Polaha, Meghan Markle, Dater’s Handbook, 2015Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Liane Hentscher

Meghan Markle stars as Cassandra Barber, an unlucky-in-love type of woman, who turns to relationship expert Dr. Susie and her newest self-help book, The Dater’s Handbook, to evaluate her future potential suitors. With that, Cassandra finds herself torn between two different guys — the reliable George or the fun and playful Robert played by Kristoffer Polaha and Jonathan Scarfe.

MUST-READ: Kristoffer Polaha: See the 10 Dreamiest Movies Starring the Hallmark Hunk

7. The Beach House (2018)

Minka Kelly, Chad Michael Murray, The Beach House, 2018
Minka Kelly, Chad Michael Murray, The Beach House, 2018Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David M. Russell

Cara returns to her scenic hometown after losing her job in Chicago. It’s there where she finds inner peace taking care of the wildlife, fixing up her family’s beach house and reconnecting with an old love. Starring Minka Kelly and Chad Michael Murray.

6. My Secret Valentine (2018)

Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker, 'My Secret Valentine', 2018
Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker, My Secret Valentine, 2018Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood

In one of the most beloved Hallmark romance movies, Chloe learns that her father has plans to sell their family’s winery, and finds herself seeking advice from her mysterious rental tenant through a series of chalkboard notes in passing. As time goes on, Chloe learns that the mysterious man she’s been writing back and forth with is someone she never expected. Starring Lacey Chabert and Andrew Walker.

5. The Lost Valentine (2011)

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sean Faris, The Lost Valentine, 2011
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sean Faris, The Lost Valentine, 2011Courtesy of Hallmark Media

Betty White plays Caroline, a woman whose husband was declared missing in action during WWII and never returned home. Every year, she honors her husband’s memory by returning to Union Station where she first said goodbye to him. Jennifer Love Hewitt plays a journalist looking into the disappearance of Caroline’s husband 65 years prior, and with the help of Caroline’s grandson, played by Sean Faris, Caroline opens up. Meanwhile, sparks start flying between the young pair.

(Check out some of the best Betty White advice we got from her over the years!)

4. The Wedding Veil (2022)

Lacey Chabert stars as a museum curator who must work together with Peter, a new board member, to discover the origins of newly discovered long-lost pieces of art and plan a gala for the unveiling of a long-lost painting. Kevin McGarry stars alongside Chabert.

(Learn more about Kevin McGarry and his best Hallmark movies!)

3. Love, Romance and Chocolate (2019)

Will Kemp, Lacey Chabert, Love, Romance and Chocolate, 2019
Will Kemp, Lacey Chabert, Love, Romance and Chocolate, 2019©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Marianne Grimont

Lacey Chabert once again stars as a woman reeling from the breakup between she and her boyfriend ahead of the Valentine’s Day trip they had planned to Belgium. Deciding to go foward with the trip anyway, it’s there where she meets chocolatier Luc Simon (Will Kemp) — and the relationship between the two grows to be sweeter than chocolate.

2. A Country Wedding (2015)

Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser, A Country Wedding, 2015
Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser, A Country Wedding, 2015Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Brendan Meadows

The runner up in our list of Hallmark romance movies is about a famous country singer has big plans to marry a famous Hollywood actress, but when he returns home to his humble roots and is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, he finds himself questioning his plans for the future — and who is going to be apart of them. Starring Jesse Metcalfe and Autumn Reeser.

1. The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)

Kerri Russell plays a woman pregnant out of wedlock, who gets married off by her father to a farmer played by Skeet Ulrich. Although an older Hallmark production, it’s one of their most beloved films to date and a top favorite in this list of Hallmark romance movies!


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