Here’s how to watch the ‘Twilight’ films in correct order

It’s been 10 years since we last had a Twilight film in theaters, with the first movie releasing in 2008 and the last installment in the Twilight Saga being released in 2012. Based on the hit book series by Stephanie Meyer, the YA paranormal romance franchise was an enormous hit, shooting Meyer to a new height of popularity, alongside stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

The five-film franchise translated Meyer’s world of sparkly vampires to big screen, and the unique take on vampires was a huge takeoff from their usual depiction. Be that as it may, with regards to watching the films in order, things are pretty straightforward, with one minor caveat: there are just four books in the book series, however, there are 5total movies. The extra installment was necessary in light of the fact that the last book, Breaking Dawn, is so jam-packed that it must be broken into two films – a trend that would later be followed by franchises like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.


With a resurgence in appreciation for the Twilight saga, now is the ideal time to glance back at the film and begin from the very start before Bella and Edward ever met. Book lovers will know that these five films don’t cover Meyer’s book Midnight Sun, which is a version of the Twilight story told according to the point of view of Edward Cullen. While it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a Midnight Sun version of a film on-screen (at least not until the series is rebooted again), there are more paths to stroll down than only Edward’s viewpoint. The series expanded its world beyond Forks and since the characters are vampires there’s a wealth of past stories to explore. A miniseries about the Cullens could be exciting, as would a look at the Volturi and the darker side of vampire culture, or even a leap forward in time with an adult Renesmee?

In any case, whether you are watching the epic saga of Bella and Edward for the first time, or you are keen on going through it again, the list beneath will help keep you on track and best follow this extraordinary love story as it unfolds.

Twilight Movies in Order of Release Date


Twilight – November 21, 2008

The Twilight Saga: New Moon – November 20, 2009

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – June 30, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – November 18, 2011

The fourth part of the series contains the first part of the fourth book, Breaking Dawn, which is divided into two films.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – November 16, 2012