Hallmark always has the best “guilty pleasure” movies… but we’re not feeling guilty at all. On the contrary, we are loud and proud about our obsession with these juicy, larger-than-life, binge-worthy flicks! Since it’s June and romance is in the air for wedding season, Hallmark is going big with its feel-good, romantic movies right now. Yes, we adore their scandalous “based on true events” ripped-from-the-headlines offerings, but sometimes it’s good to take a break from the true-crime genre and let the stories of love and dreams sweep us away.
The best new Hallmark movies cover romance from all angles—there’s even one set in Amish country—so whether you’re single or in a relationship, you’re bound to find something fun and heartwarming in the list below.
The Best New Hallmark Movies – Which Ones Will You Binge?
WALKING THE DOG
Must love dogs! We do, and we love the idea behind WALKING THE DOG. Check it out: Kristie Simmons, an attorney, initiates a legal battle to get approval for a bike lane for residents. When Bill, a local veterinarian, informs her that a dog named Gidget needs a home, Kristie agrees. While out walking Gidget, Kristie meets Keith Amos, an attorney on assignment from Seattle, while he’s walking his lovable dog, Simon. Keith is immediately smitten with Kristie, her initially pleasant reaction to him turns sour when she learns he is her opposing counsel in the bike lane case. Despite her being turned off by his “smug” attitude in the courtroom, Kristie eventually warms up to Keith.
Stars: Jennifer Finnigan, Sam Page
MARRYING MR. DARCY
Another Hallmark movie gone to the dogs—in the best possible way. Marrying Mr. Darcy starts six months after they first crossed verbal swords at a Washington D.C. dog show, when schoolteacher Elizabeth Scott and businessman Donovan Darcy are blissfully in love and newly engaged. With Donovan in agreement, Elizabeth looks forward to planning a simple autumn wedding. After Donovan’s previously scornful Aunt Violet makes a heartfelt apology for her past behavior, Elizabeth is glad to include her in the planning process. As the weeks fly by and the arrangements for the wedding grow more elaborate, Elizabeth feels the burden of expectations she will face as Mrs. Darcy. Stars: Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey, Frances Fisher
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
We have to admit, this one has a pretty intriguing premise: an Amish travel expert who finds love? Show us more! Kathy Yoder has left her Amish ways and is a successful travel guide writer. However, when Kathy goes home to settle her dad’s affairs, she’s reminded of her life before she left the Amish community, including her old love, Isaac. Will Kathy decide to stay or return to her traveling lifestyle?
Stars: Galadriel Stineman, Kevin Joy
We fell in love with Alexa PenaVega way back when, when she was a SPY KID. And now, she is all grown up and starring as a wedding planner in MS. MATCHED. As Libby Boland, she makes dreams come true by designing romantic fairy tale weddings. The problem is there’s no romance in her own life. All that changes when she falls for Ben Reynolds, author of the new book, Wedding Day Do’s and Don’ts. Unfortunately, their blossoming romance is threatened when she discovers Ben’s book is a primer for getting married on the cheap. Sparks fly at a wedding expo where Libby and Ben battle over clients. But when Libby’s livelihood is threatened, Ben finds a creative way to come to her rescue.
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Shawn Roberts
LOVE, LOST & FOUND
Okay, so maybe this one isn’t as romantic as the others, but just check out the irresistible synopsis! A slightly clueless social media influencer takes his girlfriend out to the wilderness with the intention of live-streaming “the most epic proposal ever!” But things take an unexpected turn after she slips off the edge of a cliff to get that perfect shot. It takes being separated in the wild and overcoming nature’s obstacles for them both to realize they just might not be meant for each other.
Stars: Danielle C. Ryan, Trevor Donovan
Want to watch these? Go to Hallmark Movies Now and let the binge begin!