What Are the Twilight Movies In Order?

The Twilight movies are a popular vampire romance series. If you’re a fan of the movies, you might be wondering what order they should be watched in. Here’s a look at the Twilight movies in order.

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Introduction

The Twilight movies are a series of five romance fantasy films directed by Catherine Hardwicke and based on the four Twilight books by author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a teenager who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson. The franchise has grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts and consists of the following films:

Twilight (2008)
New Moon (2009)
Eclipse (2010)
Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

The Twilight Saga: Twilight

The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, David Slade, and Bill Condon. Based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, the films star Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson.

The series was commercially successful, grossing over $3.3 billion worldwide. The first installment, Twilight, was released on November 21, 2008. The second installment, New Moon, followed on November 20, 2009. Eclipse was released on June 30, 2010. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was released on November 18, 2011, and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 followed on November 16, 2012.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon, commonly referred to as New Moon, is a 2009 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer’s 2006 novel New Moon. It is the second film in The Twilight Saga film series and is the sequel to 2008’s Twilight. Summit Entertainment greenlit the sequel in late November 2008, following the early success of Twilight. Filming began in Vancouver in late March 2009, and in Montepulciano, Italy, in late May 2009. David Slade called upon his experience with horror films and music videos to direct a more explicit adaptation of the book, though still PG-13-rated like its predecessor.

The plot centers on Bella Swan’s 18th birthday being thwarted by supernatural occurrences surrounding her friends and Romeo & Juliet-esque dangers posed by a pack of rogue werewolves. Additionally, it explores her reluctant transformation into a vampire like her lover Edward Cullen as well as her coming-of-age. Additionally, glimpses into Bella’s past are revealed through flashbacks throughout the film.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released theatrically on November 20, 2009 by Summit Entertainment. Upon its opening weekend, the film set multiple box office records including the biggest single-day domestic gross for a midnight screening ($26 million), as well as the sixth-biggest opening day and seventh-biggest opening weekend for a movie released in November. The film was well received by fans though critics gave it mixed reviews; some praised its atmospheres and acting while others criticized its plot holes and departure from Meyer’s novel.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer’s 2007 novel of the same name. It is the third installment of The Twilight Saga film series, following 2008’s Twilight and 2009’s New Moon. Summit Entertainment greenlit the film in February 2009. Directed by David Slade, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively. Eclipse was released worldwide on June 30, 2010 in theaters, grossing over $691 million worldwide.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is a 2011 American romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. It is the first film of the Twilight Saga series to be released in IMAX. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. This was Lautner’s final performance as Jacob Black.

The film follows Bella Swan as she marries Edward Cullen and becomes pregnant with his child, which brings infrequent danger from the vampire world, including Rosalie Hale and Irina Denali. The screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg and produced by Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer. Summit Entertainment financed and distributed the film, which was shot entirely in Canada.

The film became one of the highest-grossing films of 2011 with a worldwide total of $712 million. However, despite its commercial success, critics gave the film mixed reviews; some praised it for its visual style and acting performances, while others criticized it for its lack of action sequences and its portrayal of Bella Swan as a “weak female character”.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the fifth and final installment in the Twilight film series, based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Part 2 was released on November 16, 2012.

The Twilight Saga: Midnight Sun

The Twilight Saga: Midnight Sun is a 2006 young adult vampire romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. It is the first book of the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington. She falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen, and further discovers the dark world of supernatural beings that live among humans.

The Twilight Saga: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Twilight series, written by Stephenie Meyer, follows the lives of Bella Swan and her friends and family as they deal with the challenges posed by vampire coexistence. The series is comprised of four movies: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2. In between the release of the first two movies, Meyer wrote a novella from the perspective of a secondary character, Bree Tanner. This novella was later released as a stand-alone book, entitled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is a book by Stephenie Meyer that was published on April 12, 2011. It gives background information on the Twilight series, as well as including character profiles, plot overviews, and production notes.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion is a book by Mark Cotta Vaz and Lisa Sullivan, released on March 18, 2009, that takes readers behind the scenes of the Twilight movie. In addition, the book features interviews with the cast and crew, photos, storyboards, and production art from the film.

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