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Father’s Day Special: 10 Best Hallmark Movies Featuring Great Dads!

From Kevin McGarry to Andrew Walker to Tyler Hynes, our favorite Hallmark Hunks make great fictional dads!


With Father’s Day approaching, Hallmark is the place to turn when it comes to heartwarming films that feature themes of fatherhood, family and more — and what better source for your Father’s day flick than this list of the best dads in Hallmark movies?

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fictional fathers or father figures that have graced the Hallmark screen over the years. Did your favorite make the list?

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Best Hallmark movies for Father’s Day

Dad’s Home (2009)

When a widowed dad (David James Elliott) loses his job, he’s forced to let go of the live-in housekeeper who runs his home and take on raising his two children on his own. Spending more time in the home proves to be harder than he imagined, but in the process, his relationship with his kids just might change for the better.

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Notes From Dad (2013)

This Hallmark classic puts Eddie Cibrian at the forefront as a jazz musician turned music teacher who takes a talented trumpet player under his wing, guiding him toward his fullest potential. Cibrian brings this father figure to life in Notes from Dad.

October Kiss (2015)

A work-obsessed widow (Sam Jaeger) hires a carefree nanny (Ashley Williams) for his two kids. The more involved she becomes in the lives of he and his children, the more drawn to one another they become.

Branching Out (2024)

When Amelia’s (Sarah Drew) daughter has to do a school assignment on her heritage, she utilizes a DNA test to seek out her father (Juan Pablo Di Pace), as she had her daughter through IVF. Uniting with the T.J., who coincidentally lives nearby, Amelia and her daughter become intertwined with he and his family.

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Big Sky River (2022)

Recently divorced Tara (Emmanuelle Vaugier) makes a big move to Montana where she meets and falls for her neighbor Boone (Kavan Smith), a widowed father.

Holiday Hotline (2023) Best dads in Hallmark movies

Abby (Emily Tennant) is a talented cook who takes on a job at a phone hotline for people calling in need of cooking help under the alter ego, “Peggy.” When she’s connected with “John” (Niall Matter), a widow looking to prepare a holiday meal for his daughter, they make a connection that continues as he calls the line more and more.

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When they unknowingly meet in real life, Abby is conflicted forming a connection with him (whose real name is Jack), as she’s also forming one with “John” through her calls.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2016) Best dads in Hallmark movies

When Jackie’s (Mena Suvari) father (James Brolin) returns home ahed of the holidays and agrees to spend time with she and her daughter, Jackie must learn to forgive as she confronts the past.

Feeling Butterflies (2022) Best dads in Hallmark movies

Emily (Kayla Wallace), a butterfly expert, has a company in which she releases butterflies at people’s special occasions. When she’s hired by single dad Garrett (Kevin McGarry) for his daughter’s birthday, a different form of butterflies might come to be.

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Three Wise Men and a Baby (2022) Best dads in Hallmark movies

When a baby is left on the front steps of Luke’s (Andrew Walker) firehouse, he enlists the help of his two brothers (Tyler Hynes, Paul Campbell) to take care of the bundle of joy, each of the men stepping into a fatherly role.

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Love Unleashed (2019) Best dads in Hallmark movies

Hailey (Jen Lilley) throws puppy parties, and it’s through these that she meets single dad Ryan (Christopher Russell). Although their professional aspirations put them at odds, they can’t deny their attraction, especially with the encouragement of Ryan’s daughter.

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