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How to watch the Twilight films in order

Fancy revisiting Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's supernatural love story? Here's how to watch the Twilight films in order.

Twilight

It’s been eight years since Bella Swan and Edward Cullen last appeared on the big screen, so the second lockdown is as good a time as any to revisit the fantasy romance Twilight Saga.

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Based on Stephanie Meyer’s hit books of the same name, Twilight catapulted supernatural love stories into the mainstream back in 2008 and created celebrities with its then little-known stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

If you’re hoping to watch the vampiric saga from the very beginning, we’ve out together a list of all the films in the series so you know what order to watch them in and where to find them. Enjoy!

Twilight (2008)

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Twilight

The first film in the Twilight saga, Twilight introduces lonely teenager Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to Forks in Arizona to live with her father. While she begins making friends at her new school, Bella becomes intrigued by mysterious student Edward Cullen, who appears repulsed by her when she sits next to him in Biology class and yet saves her from getting hit by a van in a car park.

Bella soon discovers that Edward is in fact a vampire and begins to fall in love with him – but will Edward’s vampiric family accept their blossoming romance? And why are a trio of rogue vampires who’ve been murdering the people of Forks now obsessed with Bella?

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New Moon (2009)

New Moon
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New Moon, the second film in the Twilight saga, begins on Bella’s eighteenth birthday, where she’s celebrating with Edward and his family. After his adopted brother Jasper attempts to attack Bella once she suffers a paper cut, Edward breaks off his relationship with Bella and moves from Forks with his family.

A distraught Bella tries to move on with her life, taking up dangerous activities in order to feel closer to Edward and starts spending more time with Jacob Black, a family friend of hers.

Bella soon discovers that vampires aren’t the only mythical creatures to roam Forks, as Jacob and his family are a pack of shape-shifting werewolves.

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Eclipse (2010)

Eclipse
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Bella and Edward are reunited – however Edward won’t turn Bella into a vampire until the two are married. As the duo continue their relationship, Edward and Jacob are forced to spend time together despite their mutual distrust of each other.

Meanwhile, murderous vampire Victoria is raising an army of vampires to take down Edward and Bella after Edward killed her true love James. The Cullens and the werewolves are forced to team together to protect Bella, while Bella must choose to be with either Edward or Jacob.

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Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)

Breaking Dawn Part 1
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In the first part of the Twilight finale, a newly-engaged Bella is preparing for her wedding to Edward – a condition required in order for her to become a vampire.

After the wedding, the couple head off on their honeymoon and consummate the marriage while Bella is still human, but discover two weeks later that she is pregnant with a vampire-human baby which could kill her.

While Bella, who’s determined to have the baby despite Edward and Jacob’s calls to terminate it, deals with her failing health and her rapidly progressing pregnancy, other vampires get word of the vampire-human baby and are determined to kill it before it becomes a threat.

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Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

Breaking Dawn Part 2
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In the final chapter of the Twilight saga, Bella has given birth to her daughter Renesmee and survives the labour after being transformed into a vampire.

Jacob forms a bond with Renesmee as she begins to rapidly grow up, while a visiting vampire sees Renesmee and believes she is an immortal child – a vampire changed in childhood who is unable to be trained or restrained.

She tells the Volturi, the vampire council, who set out to kill Renesmee as the Cullens gather all their allies in order to take them down in a dangerous battle.

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