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Are you looking for movies like Safe Haven? Then you’ll definitely love this article. This movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name has been a huge hit, earning more than three times its production budget in the box office. Although it has garnered mixed reviews from critics, you can still find the movie enjoyable especially if you’re a Sparks fan.
Here is a list of movies similar to Safe Haven for you to enjoy. Be ready to weep as some of these films are real tearjerkers!
1. The Last Song
- Release Date: March 31, 2010
- Director: Julie Anne Robinson
- Cast: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear
Since their parents divorced, Ronnie and Jonah have always lived with their mother. One summer, they are sent to a small beach town on Tybee Island, Georgia, where their father Steve lives. Steve struggles to connect with Ronnie, with the latter refusing to give him even the slightest attention. She meets a handsome man with a passion for music, and soon finds herself not only falling in love with the guy but also rekindling her love for music. Through music, she reunites with her father, beginning a long and lasting relationship with the most important man in her life.
2. Stuck in Love
- Release Date: May 2, 2013
- Director: Josh Boone
- Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins
This is a story of the Borgens, a family of writers who are rewriting their personal stories as they experience different things that shape their lives. William Borgens is an author who has stopped writing since being left by his wife three years ago. His life has been a mess, struggling to raise his two teenagers Samantha and Rusty. Both Samantha and Rusty are writers of their own, but they try to avoid falling in love after seeing what happened to their parents. All of them soon realize that endings are meant to usher in new beginnings.
- Release Date: September 13, 2008
- Director: Todd Kessler
- Cast: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman
Natalie is a teenage girl who couldn’t ask for more: She is a top student with a college scholarship, a star athlete and the yearbook editor. She’s the envy of many students, but everything changes when a mysterious boy named Keith enters her life.
Keith likes to keep to himself. He tries to show Natalie that there’s more to life than getting high grades and being popular. Natalie is unable to figure him out, and even tries to deny her true feelings for him. Little did she know that there’s a reason behind Keith’s choice of lifestyle, one that will move her in ways she wouldn’t have been able to imagine.
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4. The Vow
- Release Date: February 10, 2012
- Director: Michael Sucsy
- Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill
Leo and Paige are a happy couple who just got married in Chicago. Not long after their wedding, they get in a car accident in which Paige suffers a serious head injury, leaving her in a coma. When she awakes, she doesn’t recall any events in her life during the last five years. She doesn’t even recognize her husband Leo.
He brings her home, but Paige doesn’t recognize anything and so chooses to go to her parents’ home. She meets her ex-fiancé who learns of the situation and tries to court her again. Leo now must find a way to get her wife back, even with everyone trying to stop him.
5. Charlie St. Cloud
- Release Date: July 30, 2010
- Director: Burr Steers
- Cast: Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan
Charlie St. Cloud is a very promising young man. His life seems to be all set, especially after getting a sailing scholarship from Stanford. However, a car accident following his high school graduation takes the life of his younger brother Sam. This turns Charlie’s world upside down. He doesn’t use his scholarship and chooses to work at the cemetery where his brother is buried.
Charlie can see Sam’s spirit and makes a promise that they meet every sunset to play catch. One day, he meets his high school classmate Tess Carroll and soon falls in love with her. With Tess now in his life, will Charlie still be able to keep his promise to Sam?
stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on April 08, 2015:
Hello, this was a very good and informative review of the movies. I like romance and movies that bring out emotions. Write some more hubs, stella
Craig McCallaway (author) on December 15, 2014:
Based on what you said, I think you're going to like Stuck in Love and The Vow. Thank you for reading and dropping a comment.
Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on December 15, 2014:
I haven't seen any of these since I usually don't care for movies that are about nothing but romance. Your reviews are interesting, though, and well written.
I prefer movies that have a little more of a story line than just romance. The Sound of Music has always been one of my all time favorites.