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30 of the Best Movies on Hallmark Movies Now Streaming to Watch

These cheery Christmas movies, uplifting romances, and classic Hallmark Hall of Fame films are the best of what Hallmark Movies Now offers.

Imagine you’re in an idyllic town throwing a Christmas party or going on a much-needed vacation to Ireland, where you meet the curmudgeonly adorable guy next door. Sounds perfect, right? Sure, we all want to live in a Hallmark movie, but the next best thing is to watch these feel-good Hallmark movies and TV Series whenever we want.

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And now we can watch Hallmark shows and movies on Hallmark Movies Now without a cable subscription (Because, let’s face it: who needs cable in the world of streaming these days?).


In 2017, Hallmark Movies Now joined the growing world of streaming services. The unique streaming service offers wholesome and romantic entertainment, including rom-coms, period dramas, and even mysteries.

The streaming service includes original content from all three cable channels: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. So, lots of good movies, including older films and newer ones.

According to Hallmark Movies Now, “Subscribers to the service have access to nearly 1,000 hours of commercial-free Hallmark-branded original content, including fan favorites from the vast Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

The service is available on iOS, Android, Roku, and Amazon Fire with the option of a monthly or annual subscription.” So, you can choose a monthly plan or a yearly subscription based on your preference.


Hallmark Movies Now is an affordable option compared to other streaming services and cable. You have two choices.

First, you can save money by paying for an annual subscription of $59.99, which is only $4.99 a month. Or, you can pay $5.99 monthly if you prefer to pay monthly rather than an annual fee.

Thankfully, Hallmark Movies Now has another option: You can sign up for a one-week free trial to see if Hallmark Movies Now is for you.


If you decide Hallmark Movies Now is not for you (or perhaps you have too many streaming channels and need to make a cut), Hallmark Movies Now is easy to cancel. According to their FAQ, canceling depends on the device or service used.

Say, for instance, you subscribed on the Hallmark Movies Now website; you need to click on your account, edit your subscription, and click to cancel the subscription. It’s that easy.

However, if you subscribed through a third party like Amazon Prime, you would need to click on “Manage Your Prime Video Channels,” find the Hallmark Movies Now channel, and then cancel the channel and confirm.

Finally, if you subscribed to the app through a smartphone, tablet, or Roku, I recommend checking out their FAQ section and clicking on the particular device you used. They have specific instructions on how to cancel your account for each device.


While not every movie from Hallmark’s three network channels is on Hallmark Movies Now, the streaming service is constantly adding brand new content (some exclusive content) every month, so there are always plenty of sweet romances and mysteries to check out.

From fan-favorite Hallmark TV Shows like When Calls the HeartWhen Hope CallsGood WitchChesapeake Shores, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered to underrated romantic dramas like Cedar Cove (canceled too soon), period dramas like Emily of New Moon, and impressive Hallmark Hall of Fame movies you may have missed the first time around, there’s something for all the romantics out there.

RELATED: The 25 Best Hallmark Thanksgiving Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

For period drama aficionados, obscure period dramas are available that are well worth your time. I recommend The Magic of Ordinary Days and The Love Letter if you’re in search of some romance.

Still, where would you even begin with over 1000 hours of commercial-free content and many Hallmark movies to choose from? I decided to share my top Hallmark Movies Now movie choices to get you started and organize the movies by category.

(I admit to being partial to Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, but I include a little of everything.)



What would Hallmark be like without a warm, comforting Christmas movie? Here are a few standouts to watch during the holiday season – or any time of year!

#1: A Christmas Love Story (2019)

Scott Wolf, Kristin Chenoweth in A Christmas Love Story
Photo: Scott Wolf, Kristin Chenoweth. Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Brian Douglas

HMN Synopsis: “NYC youth choir director, Katherine, must write the title song for the Christmas Eve show but becomes distracted when a gifted boy joins her choir unbeknownst to his widowed father Greg. Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf.”

Why You Should Watch: With a focus on singing and family, there’s also plenty of love in this sweet Christmas romance. Plus, who doesn’t want to listen to Kristin Chenoweth sing? She’s always a delight, and this Hallmark romance is no different.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Christmas

#2: Fallen Angel

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HMN Synopsis: “A high-powered Los Angeles lawyer returns to his deceased father’s home in Maine where he is reunited with his past. Stars Gary Sinise, and Joely Richardson. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection.”

Why You Should Watch: A Hallmark Hall of Fame Classic, Fallen Angel is a beautifully produced romantic film about redemption. And the love story is absolutely gorgeous, while the Maine setting is the cherry on top!

Overall, Gary Sinise and Joely Richardson are fantastic in this.

Genres: Romance, Drama, Christmas, Hallmark Hall of Fame

#3: Journey Back to Christmas

Oliver Hudson, Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Skerritt in Journey Back to Christmas
Photo: Oliver Hudson, Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Skerritt. Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Allen Fraser

HMN Synopsis: “WWII has ended and Hanna is still grieving over her husband’s disappearance. When the Christmas Comet appears, Hanna is caught in a terrible storm and knocked unconscious. When she wakes up, she’s in 2016.”

Why You Should Watch: What’s a Hallmark list without Candace Cameron Bure? Candace Cameron Bure stars in this magical Christmas romance also featuring Oliver Hudson and Tom Skerritt (who always adds more depth in every role he plays).

I highly recommend Journey Back to Christmas if you love time travel stories and magical Christmas movies.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Christmas, Period Drama, Time Travel

#4: Operation Christmas

Marc Blucas,Tricia Helfer in Operation Christmas
Photo: Marc Blucas,Tricia Helfer. Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss

HMN Synopsis: “A single mother is dismayed when her boyfriend is deployed right before Christmas. Determined to not let it ruin the holidays for her and her children they decide to give back to struggling military families on base.

Why You Should Watch: Operation Christmas is all about the romantic chemistry between Marc Blucas and Tricia Helfer. They are fantastic together!

Genres: Romance, Drama, Christmas

#5: A Season for Miracles

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HMN Synopsis: “With a little help from an angel, Christmas miracles happen for a homeless family. Stars Patty Duke, Laura Dern, Carla Gugino, Lynn Redgrave, and Kathy Baker. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection.”

Why You Should Watch: Patty Duke as an angel in this feel-good Christmas movie says all. It is one of the best Christmas romances around. Not to mention, the rest of the cast (including Laura Dern) is incredible.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Christmas


#6: Brush with Fate

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HMN Synopsis: “A teacher regales a new colleague with tales of a Vermeer painting’s impact on the lives of its past and present owners. Stars Glenn Close, Ellen Burstyn.”

Why You Should Watch: There are hardly any other movies like Brush with Fate. With an award-winning cast, this period piece that follows a painting throughout time is original and well worth watching for those interested in Vermeer and period pieces.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Period Drama

#7: The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

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HMN Synopsis: “The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.”

Why You Should Watch: Anna Paquin is excellent in this WWII historical drama and tells an incredible true story.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Period Drama

#8: Durango

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HMN Synopsis: “A young man goes on a cattle drive in Ireland in 1939 and must deal with a scheming cattle baron and tries to win the heart of a girl. Stars Brenda Fricker. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame.”

Why You Should Watch: Durango is the film for you if you love quiet Irish period dramas with a touch of romance. An underrated beautiful movie.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Period Drama

#9: The Locket

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HMN Synopsis: “After his mother dies, a college dropout befriends a patient at a health-care center who gives him support and guidance. Stars Vanessa Redgrave. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame.”

Why You Should Watch: One of the best Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, Vanessa Redgrave proves once again why she is one of the best actresses of all time. A beautiful story about friendship and romance that I can’t recommend enough.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance

#10: The Lost Valentine

the lost valentine with Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt
Photo: Betty White, Jennifer Love Hewitt. Credit: Crown Media United States LLC.

HMN Synopsis: “Susan Allison, TV reporter, receives a sentimental news assignment: the story of Caroline Thomas, who has waited 60 years for her pilot husband; declared missing in action during World War II, to return to her.”

Why You Should Watch: Betty White in a Hallmark Hall of Fame? Count me in. Overall, this is a beautiful love story about real love, war, and the human spirit.

If you’re looking for only a couple of movies to watch, The Lost Valentine should be at the top of your list.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Period Drama

#11: Return of the Native

the return of the native promo photo with Catherine Zeta-Jones
Photo: Catherine Zeta-Jones. Credit: BBC/Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions/CBS

HMN Synopsis: “Tumultuous romantic entanglements of Eustacia Vye and the two men in her life, set in England’s Egdon Heaths. Stars Clive Owen, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Ray Stevenson. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection.”

Why You Should Watch: Clive Owen and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in this lesser-known period drama, adapted from a Thomas Hardy novel, expect some tears in this heartbreaking story.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Period Drama

#12: The Russell Girl

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HMN Synopsis: “Sarah Russell, the picture-perfect girl-next-door, took a job in Chicago thinking she could escape memories of a tragic accident that she blames herself for. But when she receives some unsettling news, Sarah returns home.”

Why You Should Watch: While there’s not a ton of romance in this Hallmark Drama, The Russell Girl is a beautiful movie that tugs on the heartstrings. Moreover, Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice) is one of the stars!

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama

#13: The Valley of Light

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HMN Synopsis: “A World War II veteran returns home in search of a place to belong. Stars Chris Klein, Gretchen Mol, Zach Mills, Jay O. Sanders, Jeff Perry, Geoff Pierson, Stephen Tobolowsky and Robert Prosky. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame.”

Why You Should Watch: A sweet period romance with a great cast.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Period Drama

#14: The Water is Wide

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HMN Synopsis: “During the late 1960s, a novice schoolteacher comes to a small island off the coast of South Carolina with the hope of bringing literacy and self-respect to the undereducated, African-American children living there.”

Why You Should Watch: While the film has a strong script and fantastic story, Alfre Woodard is the real standout here. She shines in this historical film.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Period Drama

#15: When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

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HMN Synopsis: “Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection.”

Why You Should Watch: If you love Winona Ryder in Little Women and other period dramas, you’ll love her in When Love is Not Enough.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Period Drama


#16: Aurora Teagarden: A Bone to Pick

 Candace Cameron Bure in Aurora Teagarden a bone to pick
Photo: Candace Cameron Bure. Photo Credit: Copyright 2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: David Owen Strongman

HMN Synopsis: “A librarian with a sharp mind for murder, Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery.”

Why You Should Watch: What kind of list would this be without an Aurora Teagarden mystery? As a librarian, I love that there’s a TV show about a librarian sleuth!

Plus, it stars Hallmark’s favorite, Candace Cameron Bure, and is adapted from a fantastic mystery writer. This is the first movie with several other Teagarden mysteries to solve.

Genres: Mystery

#17: Morning Show Mysteries: Mortal Mishaps

Morning show mystery mortal mishaps poster

HMN Synopsis: “Billie Blessings has gone from beloved chef, restaurant owner, and morning show segment host to #1 suspect in a murder case when one of the executives at the network dies from poisoning. Stars Holly Robinson Peete, Rick Fox.”

Why You Should Watch: The first diverse mystery on the Hallmark Mystery Channel, the Morning Show Mysteries is another fun series to delve into. This is the first movie.

Genres: Mystery

#18: To Catch a Spy

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HMN Synopsis: “A travel writer witnesses a murder at a hotel in Malta and becomes ensnared in a web of intrigue and espionage as she tries to find the killer before the killer finds her. Stars Nathalie Kelley, Colin Donnell and Patti Murin.”

Why You Should Watch: Sure, it’s a little cheesy, but it’s also an immersive thriller different from all the other mystery shows and movies on the network. I love the addition of espionage and suspense. Plus, this one is surprisingly standalone.

Genres: Mystery


#19: As Luck Would Have It

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Photo: Allen Leech, JoAnna Garcia Swisher Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steffan Hill

HMN Synopsis: “Lindsey travels to Ireland to acquire land that is perfect for a resort. She decides to enter the town’s matchmaking festival to prove her investment and win over a handsome local. Starring JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Allen Leech.”

Why You Should Watch: Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) in a Hallmark romance set in Ireland? Is there a reason you wouldn’t want to check out this swoony rom-com? For more on this movie, check out our review.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy

#20: The Good Witch

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Photo: Catherine Bell. Credit: A Whizbang Films Production In Association With Lee Distribution, Inc./Crown Media United States LLC

HMN Synopsis: “When Cassandra Nightingale moves into a small town’s supposedly “haunted house” and opens an aromatherapy shop, she changes the lives of the local residents with her magical ways. Good Witch Movie #1.”

Why You Should Watch: Watch the movie that started this fantastic franchise. With magic and romance, The Good Witch is one of Hallmark’s best offerings.

Make sure to watch the film and then the entire tv-series and specials for all the magical goodness Cassie Nightingale brings to this idyllic town.

Genres: Romance, Drama, Fantasy

#21: It Was Always You

Tyler Hynes, Erin Krakow in It Was Always You Hallmark Movie
Photo: Tyler Hynes, Erin Krakow. Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Astorga

HMN Synopsis: “Elizabeth’s engagement plans are thrown into disarray when her fiancé’s free-spirited brother David returns home. David’s unexpected influence prompts Elizabeth to question her life decisions. Stars Erin Krakow, Tyler Hynes.”

Why You Should Watch: Erin Krakow of When Calls the Heart fame stars in this light-hearted and enjoyable romantic comedy.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy

#22: The Love Letter

the love letter hallmark poster

HMN Synopsis: “Romantic fantasy unfolds when a young man finds a hundred year old letter in an empty desk. Stars Campbell Scott and Jennifer Jason Leigh. From the Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection.”

Why You Should Watch: Watch this one for the swoon factor about a man who writes letters to a 19th-century poet through a magical desk! A wonderful movie if you love films like The Lake House and Somewhere in Time.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance, Period Drama, Time Travel

#23: Love Locks

love locks poster

HMN Synopsis: “A woman returns to Paris after 20 years and begins a journey of romance and rediscovery when she reconnects with her college boyfriend and first love. Stars Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell.”

Why You Should Watch: The chemistry between real-life couple Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell stands out in this entertaining romance. Plus, the Paris setting always helps.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Drama, Hallmark Hall of Fame

#24: Love Surreal

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HMN Synopsis: “A visionary and artistic young woman finds her love torn between her imaginary boyfriend and a real boy from one of her classes.”

Why You Should Watch: I enjoyed this cute romance starring Roswell’s Shiri Appleby. The premise is enjoyable from start to finish.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy

#25: The Magic of Ordinary Days

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HMN Synopsis: “Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII. Stars Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich.”

Why You Should Watch: One of the most underrated period dramas available, The Magic of Ordinary Days is one of the best Hallmark films ever made. Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich shine in this quiet and romantic period piece.

Overall, this is a lovely film with excellent performances from the two leads.

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Period Drama, Romance

#26: Remember Sunday

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Photo: Alexis Bledel, Zachary Levi. Credit: Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions/ Crown Media United States LLC.

HMN Synopsis: “A down-on-her-luck waitress meets jewelry store clerk, Gus, but complications ensue because of his memory problems. A brain aneurysm three years earlier gives Gus a blank slate the second his alarm wakes him each day.”

Why You Should Watch: The fandoms of Chuck and Gilmore Girls collide in this beautiful romance starring Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel. Did I mention that Remember Sunday is a love story starring Zachary Levi?

I’m still flabbergasted Levi hasn’t become the next Tom Hanks starring in the next You’ve Got Mail. Zachary Levi is a likable leading man, and I would love to see more of him!

Genres: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Drama, Romance

#27: Rome in Love

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HMN Synopsis: “An unknown actress lands the role of a lifetime in Rome. Paired with an American journalist writing a profile, she will discover surprises about love and life in the eternal city. Stars Italia Ricci, Peter Porte.”

Why You Should Watch: For the Rome setting! This is a loose retelling of Roman Holiday, one of the best films of all time. Sure, it’s more on the lighter side, but Rome in Love is entertaining and a lot of fun.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy

#28: Unleashing Mr. Darcy

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HMN Synopsis: “Elizabeth gets the opportunity of showing her dog in a New York dog show. The judge, Donovan Darcy, comes across as aristocratic and rude, and a chain of misunderstandings unfold, complicating their attraction to one another.”

Why You Should Watch: If you’re a Jane Austen fan who doesn’t mind adaptations that barely resemble the original story, you’ll enjoy the sweet retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Not to mention, there are a ton of adorable dogs!

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy

#29: When Calls the Heart (Movie)

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HMN Synopsis: “Maggie Grace stars as Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910 who fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love.”

Why You Should Watch: Perhaps you’ve already watched the tv show, but have you seen the original movie with a different cast? I love this adaptation because Maggie Grace (Lost) and Stephen Amell (Arrow) do a fantastic job.

Not to mention, this sweet period drama romance helped create Hallmark’s star show.

Genres: Drama, Period Drama, Romance

#30: You Had Me at Aloha

you had me at aloha hallmark poster

HMN Synopsis: “Knowing they need each other to further their careers, two co-hosts of a travel show set in Hawaii clash over their production ideas, but soon realize they balance each other, on and off the screen. Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith.”

Why You Should Watch: Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith starred in When Calls the Heart. They bring that same dynamic chemistry to this charming romantic comedy. When chemistry works, I love to see it used again and again! The Hawaiian setting doesn’t hurt either…

Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy

Do you have Hallmark Movies Now? What other movies on Hallmark Movies Now do you recommend? Sound off below!

Featured image credit. Photo: Love Locks. Credit: Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eric Caro

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By on June 17th, 2022

About Autumn Topping

In second grade, Autumn wrote her first story, “The Spinach Monster,” and hasn't stopped writing since. Intrigued by the tales her grandmother told of vampires, witches, and ghosts as a girl, she's always been drawn to the fantastic. Later, Autumn studied English and Creative Writing (continuing her love for classic literature and everything old-fashioned) and graduated with an MA in Children’s Literature and an MS in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Currently, she co-runs this lovely site and works as a YA Librarian.

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