ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

There's nothing like a romantic, heartbreaking movie to get the tears flowing, and the master of heartbreak is Nicholas Sparks. From kissing in the rain to devastating goodbyes, here's every single movie adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel ranked.*

11. Message in a Bottle

Released: 1999

Romantic Pairing: Denise Di Novi & Kevin Costner

10. The Best of Me

Released: 2014

Romantic Pairing: Michelle Monaghan & James Marsden

9. The Choice

Released: 2016

Romantic Pairing: Teresa Palmer & Benjamin Walker

8. Safe Haven

Released: 2013

Romantic Pairing: Julianne Hough & Josh Duhamel

7. A Walk to Remember

Released: 2002

Romantic Pairing: Mandy Moore & Shane West

6. Nights in Rodanthe

Released: 2008

Romantic Pairing: Diane Lane & Richard Gere

5. The Longest Ride

Released: 2015

Romantic Pairing: Britt Robertson & Scott Eastwood

4. Dear John

Released: 2010

Romantic Pairing: Amanda Seyfried & Channing Tatum

3. The Last Song

Released: 2010

Romantic Pairing: Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

2. The Lucky One

Released: 2012

Romantic Pairing: Taylor Schilling & Zac Efron

1. The Notebook

Released: 2004

Romantic Pairing: Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling

*All Nicholas Sparks movies have been ranked in accordance with their critical score on various film websites such as Rotten Tomatoes — it's just too hard a choice for one person to make, OK?

What's your favorite Nicholas Sparks movie?

Source: Nicholas Sparks, Rotten Tomatoes, Youtube


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