- 2 hr 1 min
In the fantasy romance Twilight, a teenage girl unwisely falls in love with a handsome vampire. Things get even more complicated for the girl when she also draws the affection of a hunky werewolf. The film is based on a bestselling novel. It is the first installment in a hit film franchise. The film follows the romantic adventures of Bella, a teenage girl who moves to a small Pacific Northwest town in which her father serves as the local sheriff. At her new school, Bella meets a mysterious boy, Edward, who is strangely pale and sometimes sparkles. She's drawn to his bad, sad-boy allure, and she isn't even deterred when he turns out to be a vampire. Unfortunately, vampires lead dangerous non-lives, and Bella is drawn into peril by her association with Edward. It's up to the hunky vampire, his blood-thirsty family, and the affection of an often shirtless teen werewolf to keep Bella safe from the supernatural dangers that surround her. The film is the first movie in a film franchise that was one of the most financially successful of its time. The success of the Twilight franchise spawned an avalanche of film franchises based on young adult novels. The trend peaked with the uneven Hunger Games franchise and petered out with the disappointing response to the Divergent and Maze Runner franchises. The franchise also helped to launch a flood of vampire romance stories. These included the TV series True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.