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What to Watch If You Love The Notebook

Updated April 13, 2020 839 votes 195 voters 14.5k views50 items

List RulesVote up shows perfect for fans of the Notebook.

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.

  • A Walk to Remember
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    A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam Shankman, based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks. Popular rebel Landon Carter (Shane West) is forced into community service where he meets the kindhearted Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore), and two begin an unlikely relationship....  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 Spyglass Entertainment's last film before MGM took over....  more
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  • Dear John
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    Dear John is a 2010 American romantic drama 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 novel of the same name. It follows the life of a soldier after he falls in love with a young woman....  more

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  • The Fault in Our Stars
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    The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff, with Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Willem Dafoe playing supporting roles. Woodley plays Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with Augustus Waters, played by Elgort. Development of The Fault in Our Stars began in January 2012 when Fox 2000, a division of 20th Century Fox, optioned the rights to adapt the novel into a feature film. Principal photography began on August 26,...  more

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