For the lovers of the romance genre, Nicholas Sparks is the name that is synonymous with timeless love-stories. While the likes of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare hold the highest ground in creating all sorts of stories on love, in the contemporary world, there are only a couple of writers who have managed to capture the same feeling. While I wouldn’t consider Sparks as the best of his time, it is pretty hard to argue against the fact that he is one of the most popular ones. With almost two dozen books published, half of them have been adapted for the screen, a couple of whom are considered to be in the list of the best romance films of all time. His breakthrough novel, ‘The Notebook’, was perhaps the most successful adaptation of all and was a turning point in the career of not only the author but also of the people who got a chance to be the part of its movie.
All of his books have explored romance in a unique way. From finding love in unusual places to being star-crossed lovers, from the happily ever after to the understandable parting of ways, there is nothing that Sparks hasn’t come up with in his stories. Maybe it is the way he writes his characters, or the swoon-worthy stories that he concocts, his novels make great fodder for the films that are the best ones to watch on Valentine’s day! Considering the popularity of his stories, Netflix has brought together some of the best ones in its collection. The following is the list of all Nicholas Sparks movies on Netflix right now. You can also find many of these best Nicholas Sparks movies on Hulu or Amazon Prime.
5. The Lucky One (2012)
‘The Lucky One’ features Zac Efron in the leading role and tells the story of a Marine, named Logan, who finds the picture of a woman while serving in Iraq. A couple of incidents lead him to believe that the photograph is his lucky charm. When he returns home, he decides to find out the woman in the picture. Locating the lighthouse in the background, he succeeds in finding her out, however, he finds himself unable to explain why he had been looking for her. The woman is Beth Green. Beth is a divorcee, living with her eight-year-old son. He brother, too, had served in Iraq, however, he never came back. Unaware of Logan’s intentions, she misinterprets his advances as trying to find a job. Their interactions soon develop into a romance, which becomes an eye-sore for Beth’s hot-headed ex-husband. Also, Logan hasn’t yet divulged the secret of the picture to her. Both these things stir trouble for their romance. Apart from the love angle, the film also focuses on the themes of survivor’s guilt and PTSD.
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4. The Last Song (2010)