Ranking Nicholas Sparks Films

And now for my personal ranking of the Nicholas Sparks films I have seen. Note the uncanny similarities in the movie posters.

Do you disagree with me? Let me know your rankings in the comments section!

Full disclosure: I haven’t seen Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe, or The Best of Me, so I don’t include them in my list.

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#8: Dear John Unknown-7

Channing Tatum just doesn’t do it for me, and I found Savannah’s ultimate romantic choice to be a little off-putting.

#7: The Vow Unknown-4

Ditto Channing Tatum comment above. And if you took the concept and pitched it to the Disney Channel, this would be a funny Freaky Friday-like romantic comedy. Oh wait, there’s already a delightful book that does that.

#6: A Walk to Remember Unknown-6

I realize this is a controversial choice, but this high school love story is just too corny for me to take, and I’m rating Nicholas Sparks movies right now. But the song still brings me back:

#5: The Last Song Unknown-3

It was a close one between this and Safe Haven, but I think the Dad-brother dynamic in this film just drove me crazy. I love Greg Kinnear, but his character was poorly developed (yet pivotal).

#4: Safe Haven images

This movie had a ridiculous twist at the end, and I highly encourage you to check out this podcast when you need to talk to someone about this movie. But it kept me interested throughout, which is saying something.

#3: The Lucky One Unknown

Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling have excellent on-screen chemistry. Need I say more?

#2: The Longest Ride Unknown

See blog posts from Christina and me about how enjoyable this film was.

#1: The Notebook Unknown-8

For me, this is the standard to which I hold all Nicholas Sparks films. It has everything you want: lovers from different worlds, meddlesome parents, WWII, lost and rediscovered letters, kind jilted lovers who just want you to be happy even if it’s not with them, rain kissing, and nursing home love. What more could you want?

5 thoughts on “Ranking Nicholas Sparks Films

  1. This post is FUCKED UP Allison. The Last Song is the worst, always the worst, and Dear John was a miracle! Remember when she married her uncle because his son had a mental disability? I guess the insanity of your countdown makes sense, though, when I consider that you haven’t seen Nights in Rodanthe. Diane Lane’s hair is a nightmare, you’ve got to see for yourself. It hurts so good.

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  2. Haha you all are cracking me UP! Count me in for movie night! Although The Lucky One is obvi #1! I have a cousin with PTSD and it makes me cry every time. Plus Zac Efron allll day!


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