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If you’re looking for TV shows and movies like The Notebook, you’ll find some excellent options here. For The Notebook fans who can’t get enough romance and drama on the big or small screen, lots of films and television shows offer that fix. No, they don’t all star Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, but they do feature many similar themes from the 2004 romance film.

Nicholas Sparks is a phenomenon. If you’re a fan, you probably feel nothing else comes close to a Sparks book – or a movie based on one of his books. Not surprisingly, you’ll find plenty of other Sparks movies on this list, including The Choice, A Walk to Remember, Dear John, The Lucky One, and The Last Song. All deliver hefty doses of romance, and a good measure of conflict, too.

But what about the non-Sparks films and TV programs? Shows like The Notebook often play on the film’s theme of “poor boy loves rich girl” drama. The Notebook similar shows include Gossip Girl, Downton Abbey, The O.C., and 90210.  The same is true for The Notebook similar movies. Who can forget the tragic romance of Rose and Jack in 1997’s Titanic?

If you’re wondering what to watch after The Notebook and you need recommendations, start with this list. Vote up the ones you’ve seen and enjoyed, too.

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The Choice


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The Choice is a 2016 American romantic drama film directed by Ross Katz and written by Bryan Sipe, based on Nicholas Sparks's 2007 novel of the same name. The film is about two neighbors (Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer) who fall in love at their first meeting. ...more

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The Vow


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The Vow is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Michael Sucsy, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. The film is inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Vow was a box office success, becoming the seventh highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time. This was ...more

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Dear John


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Dear John is a 2010 American romantic drama-war film starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. It was made by Screen Gems, a Sony company. It was released theatrically in North America on February 5, 2010. The film was directed by Lasse Hallström, and it is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's ...more

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A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was directed by Adam Shankman, and produced by Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowery for Warner Bros. A Walk to Remember ...more

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#8 on The Best Teen Romance Movies

#25 on The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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#47 on The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels

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