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Nora Roberts Movies

Updated on January 13, 2015
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As a retired librarian, Yvonne finally has time to read! She enjoys sharing some of her favorite books and media with friends.

Tribute, Northern Lights and High Noon Movies based on Nora Roberts' Novels

Nora Roberts is a prolific author of romantic mystery and suspense novels. She also writes novels in the science fiction and paranormal genre, which I enjoy immensely.

The Lifetime Network has made some of Nora Roberts novels into movies which are available on DVD. Some of the Nora Roberts movies that I enjoyed are Tribute, Northern Lights and High Noon, although there are several more out now and there maybe more in the works for the future.

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Tribute Synopsis

This suspense stars Brittany Murphy, Diana Scarwid, Jason Lewis and Tippi Hedren. Cilla, a former child star turned house renovator, buys and moves into her famous grandmother's farmhouse in Virginia. As the renovation proceeds, she begins to have dark nightmares about her grandmother's death (supposedly of an overdose) 30 years before. Her neighbor, Ford, both comforts and protects her when the dark dreams turn into real danger.

Tribute Movie on DVD

I enjoyed both the book and movie version of Tribute. The strong female character and handsome but a little geeky graphic novelist was a great combination.

Nora Roberts Tribute Books - and other formats

If you are a Nora Robert suspense fan, then you should also read the book that the movie was based on. There are also audio versions which are great for long trips in the car.

Actress Brittany Murphy

Actress Brittany Murphy died in December, 2009, at the age of 32. She starred in films, including: Clueless (1995); Girl, Interrupted (1999); Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999); and Don't Say a Word (2001). Brittany Murphy died tragically just as her career was taking off again. She starred in Tribute shortly before her death.

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Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights photo public domain
Northern Lights photo public domain

Northern Lights Synopsis

Northern Lights is a romance and mystery starring Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes. Nate Burns, a former Baltimore police officer accepts the job of the chief of police in the remote town of Lunacy, Alaska. Soon he is thrust into a murder case when the body of Meg Galligan's long lost father turns up in an icy cave on a mountain top. He and Meg (a feisty bush pilot and his love interest) work together to solve the case and to discover which of Lunacy's long time residents is a murderer.

Meet the Characters - Northern Lights

Northern Lights Movie on DVD

Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Of the three, Northern Lights was my favorite. There's just something about Alaska that has always thrilled me.


Aurora Borealis


When it warms up in Alaska the wildlife gets busy. These hummingbirds are so cool.

Alaska's Hummingbirds at Saltery Lodge

High Noon

Nora Roberts High Noon Movie on DVD

Nora Roberts' High Noon Synopsis

Nora Roberts' High Noon is a suspense starring Cybill Shepherd, Emilie de Ravin and Ivan Sergei. Expert hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara is thrust into a fight for her life when she begins getting threatening messages from a deranged killer, who is often heard whistling the theme song to High Noon. As if dealing with an agoraphobic mother and raising a young daughter isn't hard enough. At a hostage negotiation, she meets bar owner, Duncan Swift, who becomes a part of her complicated life.

Original High Noon Movie

Gary Cooper

The killer in Nora Roberts' High Noon is fixated on Gary Cooper's character in the original version. I found it interesting to go back and watch the old movie co-starring Grace Kelly again.

High Noon Intro and Song Video Clip

Grace Kelly in Original High Noon


More Nora Roberts Movies and Books

Several of Nora Roberts books have been made into movies. Here's the list so far. As a librarian I must urge you to read the books and then watch the movies.

  • Carolina Moon
  • Carnal Innocence
  • Midnight Bayou
  • Montana Sky
  • Angel's Fall
  • Blue Smoke
  • Sanctuary

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      JuliaHidy 5 years ago

      My old company was in the same building as Harlequin's head office. I went up in the same elevator as Nora Roberts one day. She was stunning in person, had very interesting eyes, and was more petite than I'd though she'd be. We caught each others' eyes (I had a similar coat to one of the people at Harlequin so perhaps she thought I was that person). I didn't want to disturb her so we simply nodded and up to our respective floors we went. Great page.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      @anonymous: I don't think so, but I'd like to see those made into a movie, too. So far, I think there are only 8, but maybe Lifetime network will do more this year.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Are there movies on CD"s of Sea Swept, Rising Tides, Inner Harbor, & Chesapeake Blue? I would love to see them,

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      doug66 6 years ago

      love her stuff

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      fugeecat lm 6 years ago

      I've only read a couple of her books, but I have enjoyed them.

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      I have seen all the Nora Roberts movies, but they never seem to follow the books very well. I did like the first four movies, where Nora would appear somewhere in the movie. She is an excellent author.

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Nora Roberts is my favorite author