The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018 

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Updated July 24, 2019 9.7k votes 949 voters 26.2k views 56 items

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Comforting and familiar, Hallmark Channel movies follow the seasons with fresh (or fresh enough) stories of love and family. This list of Hallmark movies for 2018 lets you know what to look forward to and what you might have missed.

Hallmark Channel produces more movies every year, with about a third just about Christmas and winter holidays. They have a dedicated, rotating stable of actors and know exactly how to keep us watching. And we can't blame them for it. Good Hallmark movies are a wonderful escape from the stresses of every day life.

If you want romantic movies with a "happily ever after" (or even just a "happy for now"), films like My Secret Valentine from the Countdown to Valentine's Day lineup and Royal Matchmaker will deliver. There are even two Wedding March films that premiered in 2018, expanding already an already favorite franchise series.

What is going to be the best Hallmark Movie in 2018? Vote up the films you can't wait to watch or watch again. Then, see check out the 2019 Hallmark movies.

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Pearl In Paradise Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha

Alex (Jill Wagner), a photographer for a travel magazine, and Colin (Kristoffer Polaha), a best-selling author, team up to find an elusive Fijian “pearl.” As both of their careers hang in the balance, their treasure hunt in a Fijian valley might lead them to find the only treasure that really matters.

Christmas In Evergreen: ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
Christmas In Evergreen: Letters To Santa Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson-Peete

Premiered: 11/18/2018

When professional retail designer Lisa (Jill Wagner) visits her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Charming a local contractor named Kevin (Mark Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory.

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One Winter Weekend Taylor Cole, Jack Turner

A women’s magazine writer (Taylor Cole) gets burned by her boyfriend on New Years’ Eve and decides to go on a dating detox. Challenged by her employer to write about it, she hopes a spontaneous ski getaway will spark inspiration. But they’ve double booked their chalet with two eligible men.

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Royal Matchmaker Bethany Joy Lenz, Will Kemp, Brittany Bristow

A struggling matchmaker (Bethany Joy Lenz) is hired by a king to find his son (Will Kemp) a suitable wife in time for a national celebration. As the clock ticks toward the deadline, the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife -- only to realize that she's fallen in love with him.

Christmas At Pemberley M... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
Christmas At Pemberley Manor Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady

Elizabeth Bennet, a party planner, meets William Darcy when she is hired to decorate Pemberley Manor for the Christmas Festival of Lambton. Elizabeth decorates the manor and reintroduces William to the joys of Christmas.

Mingle All The Way is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
Mingle All The Way Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Lindsay Wagner

Premiered: 12/1/2018

Mingle All the Way is a new networking app designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events, without long-term romance. Molly (Jen Lilley), founder of the app, is determined to prove to her family that it is a success. Therefore, she joins the app, and meets another busy professional, Jeff (Brant Daugherty). When Molly and Jeff are matched, they are both horrified to realize they’ve already had not one, but two disastrous previous encounters.

Christmas At The Palace ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
Christmas At The Palace Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, Brittany Bristow

Premiered: 11/22/2018

Katie, a former professional ice skater (Merritt Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love.

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Love On the Slopes Katrina Bowden, Thomas Beaudoin

NYC-based copy editor, Alex (Katrina Bowden), is sent to Ridgeline Resort, an extreme sports outpost, to write a story for a travel writing competition. At first, she fails at everything – much to the chagrin of Cole (Thomas Beaudoin), an extreme sports enthusiast who thinks this city girl should head back to New York. But when Alex offers to assist Cole with his local arts festival, he reluctantly obliges to be her guide as she faces her fears doing one extreme sport after the next.

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Love At First Dance Becca Tobin, Niall Matter

Hope (Becca Tobin) is tasked with teaching Manhattan's former "Most Eligible Bachelor" how to dance for his extravagant, society wedding. But as the dance lessons progress, complications ensue when feelings begin to develop between student and instructor.

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Frozen In Love Rachael Leigh Cook, Niall Matter

When struggling bookstore owner Mary (Rachael Leigh Cook) and Adam (Niall Matter), a bad boy of professional hockey, are teamed together to help facilitate an image makeover for the other, they soon realize that opposites attract, and they find themselves unexpectedly frozen in love.

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Season For Love Autumn Reeser, Marc Blucas

Tyler (Autumn Reeser) and Corey (Marc Blucas), long-separated high school sweethearts are now back in Red Rock, Texas, competing in the Annual BBQ Cook-off. Coming from different places in their lives, they still feel the same about being back home and cooking great BBQ. It could just be the heat of the cooking competition, but sparks definitely begin flying between these two. Right up until the final moment of the cook-off, no one knows who will claim victory, and it might just be the people of this All-American town who will come out the winners.

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My Secret Valentine Lacey Chabert, Andrew W. Walker

A young woman (Lacey Chabert) takes advice from the chalkboard notes that her mysterious house rental tenant leaves when a slick sales rep arrives with plans to buy her family’s prized winery.

Christmas In Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
Christmas In Love Brooke D'Orsay, Daniel Lissing

An aspiring crafter working in her small town’s bakery making famous Christmas Kringles, Ellie Hartman (Brooke D’Orsay) teaches new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson (Daniel Lissing) how to make a Kringle, determined to show him it’s the people who make the business a success, not machines. When Nick finally tells the employees his future ideas for the company, Ellie must decide if she should trust him, but more importantly, whether to take a leap of faith in making her own dreams come true.

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Falling For You Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes

While planning a fundraising event, a small New England town’s radio station manager (Taylor Cole) meets her match in a visiting businessman who can’t seem to see beyond the screen of his laptop computer, until she ropes him into participating in her bachelor bake-off to help save the station.

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Love On Safari Lacey Chabert, Jon Cor, Brittany Bristow

After Kira (Lacey Chabert) inherits a wildlife reserve in South Africa, she travels there to meet the no-nonsense head ranger, Tom. When she learns the reserve is in financial jeopardy and she may have to sell it to her uncle's competitor, Tom urges her to save it by taking her on a safari in hopes that she will fall in love with the land, the animals, and hopefully him

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Christmas Joy Danielle Panabaker, Matt Long

Joy (Danielle Panabaker) is a corporate market researcher gunning for a promotion. Just as the CEO takes notice, Joy finds out her Aunt Ruby has broken her ankle and will be undergoing surgery. Despite the less than opportune timing, Joy makes her way back home to Crystal Falls, NC and encounters her former crush, Ben Andrews, while at the hospital.

A Shoe Addict's Christma... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
A Shoe Addict's Christmas Candace Cameron-Bure, Luke Macfarlane, Jean Smart

Premiered: 11/25/2018

As Christmas approaches, Noelle (Candace Cameron-Bure) is at a crossroads in her life. When she stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve, she accidentally gets locked in after closing and encounters her guardian angel. Revisiting Christmases past, present, and future, will she realize the only thing standing in her way of leading a fulfilling life is herself, will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?

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Marrying Mr. Darcy Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey

Some six months after they first crossed verbal swords at a Washington D.C. dog show, schoolteacher Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby) and businessman/philanthropist Donovan Darcy (Ryan Paevey) are blissfully in love and newly engaged. As the weeks fly by and the arrangements for the wedding grow more elaborate, Donovan is wrapped up in his work and increasingly unavailable to her. Reminded yet again of their tremendous differences in background and temperament, Elizabeth can’t help but ask herself: should she marry Mr. Darcy?

Pride, Prejudice, And Mi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Original Movies of 2018
Pride, Prejudice, And Mistletoe Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny

Premiered: 11/23/2018

Darcy (Lacey Chabert) has always worked hard to prove herself and be successful on her own terms. Returning to her hometown for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Brendan Penny). As Darcy spends time with her family and Luke, she starts to realize what matters most in life and sets out to mend her relationship with her father, and possibly fall in love. Based on the book of the same title by Melissa de la Cruz.

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Under The Autumn Moon Lindy Booth, Wes Brown

While visiting a dude ranch that is a potential acquisition for the outdoor adventure company she works for, Alex, (Lindy Booth) an eager candidate for a big promotion discovers what matters most when she reignites her passion for the great outdoors; and becomes smitten with the ranch’s owner in the process.

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Love, Of Course Cameron Mathison, Kelly Rutherford, Gabby Douglas

Amy (Cameron Mathison) has spent most of her adult life “helicoptering” around her daughter, Cara especially since her husband died six years earlier. With reluctance, Amy is helping Cara head off to college in another city. She then “conveniently” lands a job at Cara's college, much to Cara's dismay. When Amy meets Noah, a charismatic, well-traveled professor, she learns more about herself and discovers a new life of her own, filled with romance.

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The Sweetest Heart Julie Gonzalo, Chris McNally

Maddie (Julie Gonzalo) is doing everything she can to save her cupcake business. With the help of a handsome investment banker, Maddie’s luck begins to turn around in all aspects of her life. However, when her first love Nate unexpectedly returns home after 14 years, she will have to choose between a new romance and the man she never stopped loving.

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All Of My Heart: The Wedding Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott

A young caterer’s (Lacey Chabert) life suddenly changes course when she inherits a country home and learns she must share it with a career-obsessed Wall Street trader. At first, these opposites do not attract, but feelings begin to change when they find themselves having to work side-by-side to restore their newly acquired home.

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Road to Christmas Jessy Schram, Chad Michael Murray

Premiered: 11/4/2018

Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker (Jessy Schram) unwittingly falls for Danny Wise (Chad Michael Murray), the son and former producer of his mother’s popular annual Christmas special Julia Wise Lifestyle. When Maggie’s secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, it is the love for family and friends that makes the merriest of Christmas.

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Truly, Madly, Sweetly Nikki DeLoach, Dylan Neal

Natalie (Nikki DeLoach), the owner of a San Francisco food truck business selling cupcakes, and Eric (Dylan Neal), a finance manager and divorced dad, are brought together when Eric’s aunt, also a longtime customer of Natalie’s, passes away and leaves them a building which happens to be the site of a once-famous bakery. Romance blooms as they spend time together renovating the old bakery. However, Natalie’s desire to keep things strictly business could put an end to the partnership before the grand opening.