What are the best romance novels turned into movies?

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    #1A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.
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    Lawrence McCoy
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I'm a sucker for romance movies as well as reading. I read A Walk to Remember so I figured I should watch the movie. The movie is a little bit different from the book, but I like it nonetheless. There were a couple changes in the movie from the book that I wish they put in the movie, but overall it wasn't bad at all."
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    #2The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.

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    Anonymous
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "The 2014 film adaptation of John Green's novel is amazing. It stayed faithful to the book while also becoming its own entity that can be separated from the novel. One is not better than the other as they are both impressive. Highly recommended."
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    #3Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written by Leo Tolstoy, which was first published in 1878. This follows the story of Countess Anna Karenina and her affair with Count Vronsky.

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    Matthew Gray
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "After watching the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina a while back, I became interested in reading the original source material to see how well it holds up in comparison. Since the original version is a massive 864 pages in size, I opted to read this abridged 132 page abridged version instead. After all, I don't have a lot of spare time for reading as I'd like these days. This I feel was a mistake, however, as the abridged version turned out to be pretty meh even by the movie's standards. It's almost 4th grade level translation of great literature or something. I definitely wasn't impressed, and I suppose I'll just have to bite the bullet and read the original 800+ text sometime instead."
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    #4The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 

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    Crystal James
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Notebook is the upper echelon of romance novels turned into a film. It's iconic and speaks to an entire generation. This is the choice. "
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    #5One Day

    One Day

    One Day is a romance novel by David Nicholls. It tells the story of Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley, who met on July 15th, 1988. Every year on the same day for twenty years, the novel returns to Dexter and Emma and their ever-changing relationship.

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    Marilyn Hunter
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I absolutely love this book. I am so glad they made it into a movie and I can't wait to see it. The characters are so believeable and the relationship they have is so modern. I loved reading their stories and becoming part of their journey. "
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    #6Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)

    Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)

    Beastly is a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and The Beast. Kendra the witch teaches Kyle Kingsbury a lesson for his cruelty by transforming him into a beast. To break the spell, the girl he truly loves must love him in return.

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    Patricia Greene
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book have a traditional fury beast that was pretty good and predictable. It have some total cheesy and love moments that makes easy to read. There were moments in this story when I just wanted to snuggle the characters with love."
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    #7The Night Circus

    The Night Circus
    The Night Circus is a young adult fantasy novel written by Erin Morgenstern. It is about the Night Circus, a nightly place of entertainment that is actually a competition for magicians in which only one can stay standing.
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    David Perkins
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The book definitely sounds like it would make a great movie, but as of yet it is only optioned by Summit Entertainment. The author herself is not sure if or when it will be fully realized and developed into a movie as of yet, but it is assuredly being worked on somewhere at Summit. As for IF it would make a good movie, absolutely! The Night Circus is the tale of two young people who grow up thinking they are normal kids when suddenly a mysterious circus appears in town at night. They soon find out they were secretly preparing their whole lives for a magical showdown in that circus, and along the way fall in love! "
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    #8Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Kathryn Boyd
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Pride and Prejudice is a classic. I think it's probably on every must read list. Jane Austen is an amazing writer and you won't be bored with this book at all. Even if you aren't into books written back in the "olden times", you will probably enjoy this one."
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    #9Me Before You

    Me Before You

    Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking romance novel Me Before You tells the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, who lives his days confined to a wheelchair. This book urges everyone to live their one life to the fullest.

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    Billy Coleman
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is definitely one of the better romance novels that was then subsequently turned into a movie. I really enjoyed the novel much more than the movie (which is fairly rare these days). The author, JoJo Moyes, has written a number of other books in her career but this is definitely one of her best books. I found that I enjoyed the book much more while I was in the process of reading it but the book didn't really remain with me after I finished it which is why I am only giving it a "4". I would definitely recommend picking this up if you need a good and entertaining read this summer. "
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    #10Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.

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    Adam Moore
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Wuthering Heights is one fo my daughter's favorite novels. She was so obsessed with it she couldn't put it down when she read it the first time. Until now, she has always put it in a special place in her collection of good reads. "
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    #11Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Unbearable Lightness of Being

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a philosophy fiction novel written by Milan Kundera which tells the story of a young woman in love with a married man. 

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    Christian Davidson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love romantic movies and am always watching them. Often when a movie is based on a book I find the movie to be much worse than the book. But that wasn't the case at all for "Unbearable Lightness of Being." It was one of my favorite books and I feel like the movie truly brought the book to life allowing us to delve deeply into the character's heads and understand their feelings. I loved it and thought it was great overall!"
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    #12Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    Adam Hunt
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #13The English Patient

    The English Patient

    The English Patient is a historical fiction novel written by Michael Ondaatje. This classic romance book won literary merits like the Man Booker Prize and Trillium Book award. It is first published in 1992. 

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    Jerry Cole
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is bad cause this novel hasnt been turn into a movie. This is a good book but now what the person is looking for."
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    #14The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

    The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
    Originally published in 1908, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a romance novel written by John Fox, Jr. Set in the Appalachian mountains, it tells the story of the two feuding families of the Tollivers and the Falins.
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    Bryan Willis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The Trails of the lonesome Pine is my personal favorite. It is very story driven and has a compelling list of characters that you can feel attached too."
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    #15The Light Between Oceans

    The Light Between Oceans
    The Light Between Oceans is a historical fiction novel by M.L. Stedman. Set in Australia, it tells the story of Tom Sherbourne, a lighthouse keeper, and how a decision he made with his wife changed their life forever.
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    Anna Lawson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Hauntingly accurate novel about the human condition, particularly for those who have struggled trying to conceive. Also, the story serves as a reminder that morality is relative, and helps us examine our own thoughts and choices in this scenario laid out."

Summary

Best What are the best romance novels turned into movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Walk to RememberBooks 44 Paid
2The Fault in Our StarsBooks 41 Paid
3Anna KareninaBooks 37 Free
4The NotebookBooks 36 Paid
5One DayBooks 35 Paid
6Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)Books 34 Paid
7The Night CircusBooks 32 Paid
8Pride and PrejudiceBooks 28 Paid
9Me Before YouBooks 28 Paid
10Wuthering Heights Books 25 Paid
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