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Southern Belle Movie and Book Week: Nights in Rodanthe and other Nicholas Sparks Movies 

I am always game for a Nicolas Sparks movie, but my favorite is probably Nights in Rodanthe.  Is it one of his better movies, probably not.  But for me everytime I watch it it takes to the place I love most, the Outer Banks of NC.  This is actually one of the movies that follows the book a little more too, which I prefere.  I have actaully seen the house they used for filming from afar.  The Lucky One and Safe Haven are two of my favorites too.  I would have liked Dear John more but they changed it up way too much for me.  Another side to the making of a good Nicholas Spraks movie is a good actor.  Without a good actor the movie is just okay.  That is probably what helped Nights in Rodanthe, Richard Gere, how could you go wrong there.  

Bonus: My Five Favorite Movies Based on Nicholas Sparks Books

Since I was talking about some of the movies based on Nicholas Sparks books I thought I would list my five favorites for you.  Here they are…

5) A Walk to Remember
4) The Lucky One
3) The Longest Ride
2) Safe Haven
1) Nights in Rodanthe

The Longest Ride and The Best of Me 

Last weekend I rented The Longest Ride movie and watched it. I loved it! That is one of the Nicholas Sparks books I have not read so it was a total surprise for me. I thought Alan Alda was great in it. And Scott Eastwood, let me just say I am a Scott Eastwood fan for life now. Oh boy is he hot! A few weekends before that I watched The Best of Me on Netflix, now that book I read so I knew how it ended. But even though I know how the book ended doesn’t mean I know how actually they will pull it off in the movie. I will admit I was not sure how James Marsden would do as Dawson but he did better than I thought. While I liked both movies and The Longest Ride is now probably one of my favorite movies based on a Nicholas Sparks book, my absolute favorite still is Nights in Rodanthe. How can you go wrong with Richard Gere, Diane Lane and the Outer Banks?!