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6 Movies Similar to When Calls the Heart Movie and TV Series

When Calls the Heart movie is based on the book written by Janette Oke, who also wrote the Love Comes Softly books.

'When Calls the Heart' is about Elizabeth Thatcher, a young new teacher who was offered a teaching position in a town in the West, but fears leaving the comforts of her city life and family. When she gets hold of her aunt’s journal and adventurous journey, she sets out to prove to her family that she is courageous and more than able to live on her own there. There is a movie of this as well as the When Calls the Heart TV series.

First, here is a trailer of the movie and the TV series. Then take a look at some more inspirational movies similar to When Calls the Heart.


Christy is based on the book written by Catherine Marshall. It tells of the amazing journey of a city girl who took a teaching position to educate the children in the Smoky mountains of Tennessee. Christy is absolutely in shock of the poor community of Cutter Gap and the different, simple lives they lead but she gradually begins to have an open heart and mind to connecting with the families and slowly they begin to receive her as well. Everyday is a new set of challenges for Christy but she learns to persevere no matter what and learns something new about herself, life and the people in the midst of her.

Christy is similar to When Calls the Heart, because of the similar storylines and both ladies were from the city, venturing out in a new place.

Little Men

Little Men is based on the novel, Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys. There is a movie and tv series based on this book. It tells the story of Jo Bhaer and the children at Plumfield Estate School. Plumfield Estate School is a boarding school where the children are educated academically and learn many lessons about life. This is one movie or tv series that you never have to be concerned about what was going to take place in the next scene. It is full of adventure, humor, romance and just clean family entertainment. There are touching stories in the TV series.

Beyond the Blackboard

Another great movie about venturing out into something new and unfamiliar. This movie was viewed on the Hallmark Channel. It tells the story of a young new teacher and mother of two who got her first teaching job, but it is not what she expected. She expected a normal teaching job at school. It actually was a job to teach homeless children at a school that does not have a name. She faces some challenges, but with the support of her husband she gives these children a proper education. Emily Van Camp stars in this inspirational movie based on a true story

Love Comes Softly Series

This series is from the books that Janette Oke wrote. The movies consist of Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, Love's Long Journey, Love's Abiding Joy, Loves Unending Legacy, love's Unfolding Dream, Love takes Wing, Love Finds a home. It is about a woman's dream to have a new life for herself out in the West, but her dream became a test and a difficult trial that eventually made her strong, an overcomer and able to enjoy life once again. This is the ideal collection of movies families should have in their homes. They are wonderful inspirational movies with drama, romance and adventure.

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The Ultimate Life

This is the sequel to Ultimate Gift. In this movie, it is three years after Jason receives the gifts from his grandfather that changed his life. Now the foundation his grandfather left him has to go through the courtroom and the love of life leaves to go to Haiti to pursue her dreams. In all of this, Jason loses focus, until he goes on an amazing journey in the past through the pages of his grandfather’s journal to understand what is the ultimate life. This is a very touching story of hope, family, love and endurance.

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Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers is about David and Molly, who are have just celebrated their wedding. They are newly married and are headed to the Dakota Territory. They do not have much money, but filled with much zeal. They started their life together as homesteaders and stake their claim. They quickly experience that life on the prairie is quite difficult without their families. They have to go through intense winters, the birth of their child and many difficult things. Through these many challenges, they will learn to endure the tough times with the support of each other and never give up hope.

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Janellegems (author) on April 10, 2015:

I am glad too. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

ladyinblack on April 10, 2015:

The series of "When Calls the Heart" are wonderful. I am so glad we have good wholesome movies to watch. "Love Comes Softly" is great, too.

Janellegems (author) on September 06, 2014:

Thanks teaches12345 for your comment. . These are wonderful movies for the whole family.

Dianna Mendez on September 05, 2014:

I will have to check out The Ultimate life soon. I love the Love Comes Softly series and find them so wholesome for a family movie night. Great sharing on this topic.

Janellegems (author) on August 31, 2014:

DDE, Do look out for these movies and tv series, they are absolutely wonderful to watch. Thanks for stopping by.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 31, 2014:

I like the selection of movies but not familiar with any. I would have look out for these titles.

Janellegems (author) on August 31, 2014:

Thanks MsDora. I appreciate your comment. These movies are really wonderful. I know you will enjoy them.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 31, 2014:

"Love Comes Softly" is the only series with which I'm familiar and I've heard of "When the Heart Calls." Thanks for listing the others, which I'm sure are just as interesting.

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