Twilight movies in order: how to watch the whole saga

This is how to watch the Twilight Movies in order

Twilight movies in order – Edward, Bella and Jacob
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Wanting to watch the Twilight movies in order makes sense. After all, how will you fully immerse yourself in Edward and Bella's love story if it's out of sync? But, as with any multi-film saga, the sequence isn't always committed to your memory. So, our guide is here to help.

There are five films in the series, which are based on four novels by Stephanie Meyer. They follow Bella (Kristen Stewart) as she meets Edward (Robert Pattinson) when she moves to a new high school. After that, an intense love story unfolds (with the added complication of rival vampire and werewolf families, of course). Taking a whopping $3.4 billion at the box office, these were bona fide smash hit movies, so it's no wonder you're on this page. 

If you're new to Twilight, you should know this page has minor spoilers – but we've kept them as minimal as possible because you'll need to know how to watch the Twilight movies in order to get the best out of the experience (and we don't want to ruin it for you). We'll also tell you where to watch Twilight on streaming services like Hulu. When you're done with this, try our how to watch the Harry Potter movies in order and how to watch the Marvel movies in order guides.

How to watch the Twilight movies in order

Twilight movies in release order

 How to watch the Twilight movies in release order

Edward and Bella stand together in the woods

(Image credit: Summit)
  • Twilight (released in 2008) 
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (released in 2009)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (released in 2010)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (released in 2011)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (released in 2012) 

Twilight movies in chronological order

How to watch the Twilight movies in chronological order

Fortunately, there’s no real argument about the order in which to watch the Twilight movies, they were released in chronological order and that’s the only way to watch them. 

Unlike the task of watching the Marvel or Star Wars movies in order, there’s no difference between release order and the film’s own timeline. Everything is very linear. 

The timeline for The Twilight Saga is quite compressed. We meet Bella when she is 17 and the saga ends with Bella, now a mother and a vampire, at 19, the age she will remain for the rest of her life. 

Things might change if Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer’s 2020 novel that retells the events of Twilight from the perspective of Edward rather than Bella, becomes a movie. As things stand, there are no plans for that, and Stewart and Pattinson are too old to become teenagers again (unless there are a lot of visual effects put in place). 

Jacob and Bella sit together

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Twilight movies ranked

How to watch the Twilight movies in order: ranked best to worst 

Below, we've ranked the Twilight movies in order based on their Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab)and IMDb user scores (opens in new tab). Critics weren’t wild about the films, with the best of them only ranked at 49% and the lowest way down at 25%. Still, with over three billion dollars in the bank, we’re sure producers Lionsgate couldn’t give two hoots… 

The Twilight Movies ranked on Rotten Tomatoes 

Twilight character stand outside of a house

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The Twilight Movies ranked by IMDb Users 

Twilight movies: where to watch online

Where to watch Twilight 

In the US, the movies are readily available for you to stream on Hulu (opens in new tab) right now. In the UK, you can watch the whole saga on either Netflix or Prime Video. Happy watching. 

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Tom Goodwyn
Senior Entertainment Editor

Tom Goodwyn is TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor. He oversees TechRadar’s coverage of the best TV shows, documentaries and movies across streaming services, theaters and beyond. Based in East London, he loves nothing more than spending all day in a movie theater, well, he did before he had two small children…