All 12 Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books Sorted by Release Date

Nora Roberts has been a very popular name in the literature industry and has acquired many fans and lovers since she started writing novels in 1979. With how popular her romance novels became it didn’t take long for them to get many movie and TV adaptations. Because of how long Nora Roberts has been writing, many fans started to wonder how many of her books were adapted into movies. Here is everything you need to know about the movies based on Nora Robert’s novels!

How Many Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books Are There?

As of November 2022, there are exactly 12 movies based on Nora Roberts’ books produced, and at this moment, there are no public plans for other movies. The first movie based on Nora Roberts’ books ever made was Magic Moments and released on March 19, 1989, and the latest one was Brazen and released on January 13, 2022.

Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books in Order (at a Glance)

There is no particular order to watch the movies based on Nora Roberts’ books since most of them tell their own stories and are not thoroughly connected to one another. However, there is a precise release order for all of them, that might be interesting to follow and is listed below:

  1. Magic Moments (1989)
  2. Sanctuary (2001)
  3. Angels Fall (2007)
  4. Montana Sky (2007)
  5. Blue Smoke (2007)
  6. Carolina Moon (2007)
  7. Northern Lights (2009)
  8. Midnight Bayou (2009)
  9. High Noon (2009)
  10. Tribute (2009)
  11. Carnal Innocence (2011)
  12. Brazen (2022)

These movies were all adaptations of Nora Roberts’ novels of the same name and were all released directly to TV, with the exception of Brazen, which was released on Netflix via streaming.

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What Is the Best Way to Watch the Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books?

You have many options at your disposal when it comes to the best way to watch all the movies based on Nora Roberts’ books. You can watch them by release order, only watch the movies based on books you have already read or you can simply watch them by randomly choosing which order they are going to be in since it does not matter that much.

However, it might be truly interesting to only watch the movies that are adaptations of the Nora Roberts’ novels you have read, since this way you will get to see some of your already favorite stories on screen. After reading the other Nora Roberts novels, come back and watch their respective movies.

Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books in Order by Release Date

Here are the movies based on Nora Roberts’ books ordered by release date:

1. Magic Moments

This is the first-ever movie adaptation based on a Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on March 19, 1989.

2. Sanctuary

This is the second movie adaptation based on a Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on February 28, 2001.

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3. Angels Fall

This is the third movie adaptation based on a Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on January 29, 2007.

4. Montana Sky

This is the fourth movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on February 5, 2007.

5. Blue Smoke

This is the fifth movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on February 12, 2007.

6. Carolina Moon

This is the sixth movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on February 19, 2007.

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7. Northern Lights

This is the seventh movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on March 21, 2009.

8. Midnight Bayou

This is the eighth movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on March 28, 2009.

9. High Noon

This is the ninth movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on April 4, 2009.

10. Tribute

This is the tenth movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on April 11, 2009.

11. Carnal Innocence

This is the eleventh movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on June 13, 2011.

12. Brazen

This is the twelfth and latest movie adaptation based on Nora Roberts’ novel and was released directly to TV on January 13, 2022.

You can choose to follow this release order or suit yourself and watch in any order you want to since it does not matter much besides the movies starred by the same actors.

Where to Watch the Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books?

At this point, there are no streaming services that have every single Nora Roberts movie in their catalog. In fact, the only one you can easily find is Brazen, which is available on Netflix. The other movies are not available in any service at this moment. They were mostly filmed for the Lifetime channel, so the majority of them are direct-to-TV.

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Do You Need To Watch The Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books in Order?

There is no absolute need to watch Nora Roberts’ movies in order. Due to most of them being unique stories that work well alone, there is no need to watch them in order, so you can watch any one of them at any time.

If in any case, you do want to watch them in a previously established order, release order would be the most advisable, since you can get a nice experience of seeing how Nora Roberts’ works were adapted over the years.

Are The Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books Connected?

No, the movies based on Nora Robert’s books are not connected. Each one of them tells its own story, so you can watch them at any time and in any order and they will not be confusing to follow through.

Will There Be More Movies Based on Nora Roberts’ Books?

At this point, there is no official news about another movie based on Nora Robert’s book coming out, but since Netflix just released a movie adaptation of one of her novels, it is expected that they might work on more adaptations in the future.

Now you are absolutely ready to go on and watch every Nora Roberts’ movie available and see the adventures she wrote originally as novel portrayed by actors on screen. Hope you enjoy your long marathon!

  • Extremely fond of movies, anime and its themes, from My Hero Academia to Grand Hotel Budapest. A promising student of Film Studies in Brazil hoping to create a career in the industry and tell stories to the world.