It has been a full decade since the Twilight series graced the silver screen, commencing with the inaugural film in 2008 and culminating with the final chapter of the Twilight Saga in 2012.
Adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s 2005 novel of the same title, this cinematic phenomenon revolves around the life of the socially awkward teenager Bella (Stewart), who relocates to the small town of Forks to live with her father and encounters Edward, a enigmatic classmate who happens to be a vampire.
If you’re gearing up to immerse yourself in the alluring and suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward for the very first time, here’s a guide on how to watch all the Twilight movies in their chronological order.1. Title: Twilight
Release Year: 2008
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Runtime: 2h 2m
Initiating the Twilight movie series both in terms of its release date and chronological storyline, this installment emerged in 2008, commencing the tale of the iconic supernatural duo, Edward and Bella.2. Title: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Release Year: 2009
Director: Chris Weitz
Runtime: 2h 10m
New Moon marked the point where the love triangle central to The Twilight Saga truly took shape. Edward and Bella briefly part ways, setting the stage for a burgeoning connection between Bella and her childhood friend Jacob. The twist? Jacob has now become a supernatural entity himself.3. Title: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Release Year: 2010
Director: David Slade
Runtime: 2h 4m
This entry in the Twilight Saga transformed the series into an action-packed adventure in a bid to expand its audience. The story continues to explore the love triangle, while also reintroducing Victoria, who seeks revenge against Bella following the death of her mate, James, in the first film.4. Title: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Release Year: 2011
Director: Bill Condon
Runtime: 1h 57m
Here, we stand on the brink of the franchise’s climax. In Breaking Dawn Part 1, romance and horror reach their zenith. Bella and Edward tie the knot, but their marriage consummation results in Bella’s pregnancy, setting the stage for one of the most intense and traumatizing birth sequences ever depicted in film.5. Title: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Release Year: 2012
Director: Bill Condon
Runtime: 1h 55m
This film represents both the final installment in the Twilight movie series in chronological order and the ultimate chapter in the saga. Bella has now become a vampire, but her and Edward’s challenges are far from over.