The List: 8 movies that need the Nicholas Sparks treatment

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

With the (dear god) 10th movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel hitting the big screen with this weekend’s “The Longest Ride,” we decided to pitch some ideas for other movies that could use a little soft-focus romance.

“Star Wars: Episode XIII: Dear Han”

A career military spaceman (Harrison Ford) rekindles his lost flame with a princess (Carrie Fisher) despite decades of being creeped out by the memory of her passionately kissing her brother.

“Message in an Air Bud”

A woman (Robin Wright) finds a tragic love letter on the beach and tracks down its author, a golden retriever who is surprisingly good at sports (Kevin Costner).

“A Predator to Remember”

A teenage Predator (Landon Carter) gets in trouble with the law and is sentenced to community service, where he meets a beautiful teenage Alien (Mandy Moore). They learn about a love that has no boundaries.

“The Breakfast Club of Me”

Two former high school sweethearts (Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald) have a bittersweet reunion when they return to their hometown for the funeral of a friend (Anthony Michael Hall).

“The Fartbook”

A poor manchild (Adam Sandler) falls in love with a rich young woman (Rachel McAdams) in a love story that spans decades.

“Bride of Chucky”

A doll possessed by a serial killer (Josh Duhamel) finds love in the form of a woman he murders to place in another doll (Julianne Hough).

“The Lucky Ball”

A shipwreck survivor (Tom Hanks) travels to Louisiana hoping to reunite with the volleyball (Taylor Schilling) he credits with keeping him alive during his ordeal.

“Nights in Jurassic Park”

A traveling scientist (Jeff Goldblum) meets an unhappily married Velociraptor (Diane Lane) in a North Carolina inn, and a smoldering romance blooms.