Ryan Paevey’s Best Hallmark Movies, According to IMDb

Ryan Paevey is one of Hallmark Channel’s favorite leading men. The former General Hospital star has starred in a dozen movies for the network since 2016, including Marrying Mr. Darcy, Christmas at the Plaza, and A Summer Romance. And he has another Hallmark movie in the works. Two Tickets to Paradise, which will also star Ashley Williams, will air later in 2022 as part of the channel’s “Summer Nights” programming event. 

So, which of Paevey’s feel-good rom-coms is the best? From A Coyote Creek Christmas to A Timeless Christmas, here are fans’ favorite Ryan Paevey Hallmark movies, according to IMDb.

‘Coyote Creek Christmas’ 

Ryan Paevey wearing a shearling jacket and holding a coffee mug in 'Coyote Creek Christmas'
Ryan Paevey in ‘Coyote Creek Christmas’ | Copyright 2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Astorga

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IMDb rating: 5.6/10

Hallmark viewers’ least-favorite Ryan Paevey movie is also his most recent. Coyote Creek Christmas aired during 2021’s “Countdown to Christmas” event. Paevey plays a single dad and real estate developer who falls for an event planner named Paige (Janel Parrish) who is putting together a holiday party at her family’s inn.  

‘Marrying Mr. Darcy’ 

IMDb rating: 5.9/10 

The 2018 movie Marrying Mr. Darcy is a sequel to Paevey’s first movie for Hallmark Channel, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. It’s loosely inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and co-stars Cindy Busby as a teacher named Elizabeth Scott. Paevey plays her husband-to-be, a businessman and philanthropist named Donovan Darcy, 

‘From Friend to Fiancé’

IMDb rating: 6.1/10 

In From Friend to Fiancé, When Hope Calls Season 1 star Jocelyn Hudon plays a woman named Jess who’s been best friends with Ted (Paevey) since they were kids. When Ted gets engaged to the high school “mean girl” Kimberly (Kelly Kruger), he asks Jess to help plan the wedding. But her feelings for Ted get in the way of her efforts to plan the perfect event. 

‘Unleashing Mr. Darcy’

IMDb rating: 6.1/10 

Paevey made his Hallmark Channel debut with Unleashing Mr. Darcy. In this modern spin on Austen’s classic love story, Elizabeth gets the chance to show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at a prestigious dog show. At first, she clashes with snobby judge Donovan Darcy. Eventually, she realizes she may have misjudged him.   

‘Harvest Love’ 

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Paevey paired up with another former General Hospital star, Jen Lilley, for 2017’s Harvest Love. Lilley plays a widowed surgeon who decides she needs a break from her hectic life. She and her son visit her family’s pear orchard, where she falls for Will (Paevey), the farm manager.  

‘Hope at Christmas’

IMDb rating: 6.4/10  

Paevey and Scottie Thompson star in Hope at Christmas. It follows a recently divorced woman (Thompson) who returns to the small North Carolina town where she used to spend the holidays as a girl. Though she’s there to sell the home she inherited, she falls for the town – and for an elementary school teacher named Mac (Paevey). 

‘A Little Daytime Drama’ 

IMDb rating: 6.4/10 

Lilley and Paevey teamed up again in 2021’s A Little Daytime Drama, which nods to both actors’ past careers on soap operas. Lilley plays Maggie, the head writer on a daytime soap suffering from a serious ratings dip. To save the show, she has to convince fan-favorite actor Darin (Paevey) to return. The only catch? Darin is also her ex, and they parted on bad terms. 

‘Christmas at the Plaza’ 

IMDb rating: 6.5/10 

The famous Plaza Hotel is the setting for this 2019 Christmas flick, which was filmed on location in New York City. Elizabeth Henstridge plays an archival historian named Jessica who is hired to create an exhibition honoring the hotel’s history. She works with Nick (Paevey), a decorator whose job it is to turn the hotel into a holiday wonderland. 

‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Miranda (Italia Ricci) runs Breakup Boot Camp, a program designed to help the broken-hearted heal from past relationships. Ben (Paevey) is a journalist reeling from a recent breakup who signs up for her latest boot camp session to support his sister. Miranda is determined to get through to Ben, but what she doesn’t realize is that he’s planning to write a story about whether her camp is the real deal. 

‘Matching Hearts’

IMDb rating: 6.7/10 

In Matching Hearts, Paevey plays a handsome newcomer to Portland, Oregon. He catches the eye of Julia (Taylor Cole), a professional matchmaker. She makes it her mission to find him the perfect match. But things get complicated when she realizes that she might just be the right woman for him. 

‘A Summer Romance’ 

IMDb rating: 6.7/10 

Paevey shares the screen with When Calls the Heart’s leading lady Erin Krakow in this 2019 rom-com, which is one of Hallmark viewers’ favorites. It’s about a woman named Sam (Krakow) who is facign a tough choice: sell her family’s Montana ranch to developers or risk losing it to foreclosure. Paevey plans the high-powered developer from New York who tries to convince her to sell. 

‘A Timeless Christmas’ 

Erin Cahill, wearing a hat, and Ryan Paevey, in coat and red scarf, in Hallmark's 'A Timeless Christmas'
Erin Cahill and Ryan Paevey in ‘A Timeless Christmas’ | ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss

IMDb rating: 7.1/10 

Hallmark fans’ favorite Ryan Paevey movie is 2020’s time-traveling holiday romance, A Timeless Christmas. Erin Cahill plays Megan, a tour guide at a historic home once owned by Charles Whitley (Paevey), an inventor and businessman. One day, he disappeared without a trace, only to find himself in the 21st century, where he meets Megan. At first, he’s determined to find a way to return to his own time. But gradually, he warms up to the charms of modern life – and to Megan. 

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