If it's romantic drama you want, then it doesn't get better than The Notebook, the cult classic based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
Sparks is well known for writing epic love stories, and the film adaptations have been just as good. And that's probably why you want to watch The Notebook.
After all, who doesn't want to see Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams fall head over heels in love??
The Notebook is set both in the modern day and in the 1940s. The story is told by an elderly man in a nursing home and flashes back in time to when Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) sees 17-year-old Allie Hamilton, who is spending the summer in town with her parents.
They begin a summer romance, and Noah's family love Allie. Unfortunately, Allie's parents, John and Anne Hamilton are less impressed with Noah because she is an heiress and he is a poor lumber mill worker.
The Hamiltons ban Allie (Rachel McAdams) from seeing Noah and take her back to Charleston. Noah writes to her every day for a year but never gets a response so he decides to enlist and heads off to war.
So do Allie and Noah ever get together? Are they fated to forever be in love but apart? Find out when you watch The Notebook.
Speaking of which, here are all the places you can stream The Notebook today.
Where To Stream The Notebook
It doesn't matter which country you live in, The Notebook is available on a number of streaming platforms.
United States: There is just one streaming option to watch The Notebook for free in the US. And that is TUBI TV.
Alternatively, you can rent the film on VUDU, Apple TV+, Amazon and Redbox.
United Kingdom: If you live in the UK you are out of luck when it comes to streaming The Notebook. No platform currently includes it with a subscription.
Instead, you have to rent it but there is more choice. For £3.49 you can watch it on Apple TV+, Amazon, Chili, YouTube or Sky Store.
Canada: Canadians have more options with The Notebook which is available to stream on Netflix, Crave and Starz.
If you don't subscribe to any of them, you can rent it on Cineplex, Apple TV+ and Amazon.
Australia: A few streaming options for Australians who want to watch The Notebook. BINGE, Paramount+ and Foxtel Now include it in their subscriptions.
Israel: The Notebook is only available on Netflix in Israel. There are no other places where you can watch it for free or rent it.
Argentina: El diario de Noa is available on HBO Max or MoviStar.
If you don't have either of those, you can rent the movie on Google Play and Amazon.
Portugal: In Portugal you can only watch O Diário da Nossa Paixão on HBO Max.
Norway: If you're in Norway and have HBO Max or Strim then you can watch The Notebook as part of your account.
Where Was The Notebook Filmed?
A movie as amazing as The Notebook needs to be filmed in locations that are equally as impressive.
The production team used quite a few different locations including:
Cypress Gardens – South Carolina, USA for the boat/swan scene.
Boone Hall Plantation – South Carolina as the Hamilton's beach house.
College of Charleston – for Allie's college.
Mount Pleasant in South Carolina for the Seabrook village scenes.
Los Angeles, California, USA for the beach scenes.
Other scenes were filmed at Edisto Island, South Carolina, Montréal, and The Battery in Charleston.
Who Wrote The Notebook?
The Notebook movie is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. He first published the book in 1996.
Sparks has published twenty-three novels and two non-fiction books with over 115 million copies sold worldwide in more than 50 languages.
Eleven of his novels have been adapted to film, and they are:
- The Choice (2016)
- The Longest Ride (2015)
- The Best of Me (2014)
- Safe Haven (2013)
- The Lucky One (2012)
- Dear John (2010)
- The Last Song (2010)
- Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
- The Notebook (2004)
- A Walk to Remember (2002)
- Message in a Bottle (1999)
The Notebook Cast – Who Plays Allie & Noah?
Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun
Rachel McAdams as Allison “Allie” Hamilton
Joan Allen as Anne Hamilton
James Marsden as Lon Hammond, Jr.
Jamie Brown as Martha Shaw
Sam Shepard as Frank Calhoun
David Thornton as John Hamilton
Kevin Connolly as Fin
Heather Wahlquist as Sara Tuffington
James Garner as Duke
Gena Rowlands as Old Allison