10 Best Movies Like ‘Twilight’ To Watch While Waiting For the Series

Movies Like Twilight
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If you were a teenager or of any age for that matter in the 2000s you definitely know what Twilight is about. The first Twilight book came out in 2005 and followed a high school named Bella (Kristen Stewart), who has recently moved to town to live with her father in Forks, Washington. After starting at a new school Bella becomes interested in a mysterious student named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison), who is a vampire and so is his whole family. Throughout the story, Bella becomes an important part of the Cullen family.

It has been over a decade since the last Twilight movie came out and now Lionsgate is developing a brand new TV series based on the same books with the author Stephenie Meyer returning in some capacity. So, while you wait for the Twilight series to come out here are the best movies like Twilight you should watch.

Red Riding Hood (Rent on Prime Video)

Synopsis: Venturing from vampires to the world of werewolves, Catherine Hardwicke, the acclaimed independent director of the original Twilight tackles a Gothic reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale. Originally published by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century, this medieval-set adaptation centers on a teenaged girl (Big Love’s Amanda Seyfried) who finds herself in deathly straits when her village sets out to hunt the werewolf that terrorizes it every full moon. A pet project of producer Leonardo DiCaprio, the romantic thriller, adapted by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), features a teenage love triangle, a setting both sexy and scary, and a stellar cast that includes The Dark Knight’s Gary Oldman, Inception’s Lukas Haas, Jericho’s Shiloh Fernandez, Oscar® nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Oscar® winner Julie Christie (Finding Neverland).

The Host (HBO Max)

Synopsis: What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? “The Host” is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Warm Bodies (Peacock)

Synopsis: A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

Underworld (Netflix)

Synopsis: In the Underworld, Vampires are a secret clan of modern aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street thugs who prowl the city’s underbelly. No one knows the origin of their bitter blood feud, but the balance of power between them turns even bloodier when a beautiful young Vampire warrior and a newly-turned Lycan with a mysterious past fall in love. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in this modern-day, action-packed tale of ruthless intrigue and forbidden passion ­ all set against the dazzling backdrop of a timeless, Gothic metropolis.

Water for Elephants (Hulu)

Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds — including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband, August — Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.

Only Lovers Left Alive (Rent on Prime Video)

Synopsis: The tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts.Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jim Jarmusch’s Ony Lovers Left Alive is a meditation on art, science, and the mysteries of everlasting love.

Meet Joe Black (Rent on Prime Video)

Synopsis: Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) has it all – success, wealth and power. Days before his 65th birthday, he receives a visit from a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt), who soon reveals himself as Death. In exchange for extra time, Bill agrees to serve as Joe’s earthly guide. But will he regret his choice when Joe unexpectedly falls in love with Bill’s beautiful daughter Susan (Claire Forlani).

Beautiful Creatures (Prime Video Premium Subscription)

Synopsis: When newcomer Lena Duchannes arrives in the small town of Gatlin she quickly captures the attention of Ethan Wate, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for, as Lena possesses strange powers that have long kept her at a distance from others in her life. Lena and Ethan are drawn together, but their budding romance is threatened by the dangers posed by Lena’s being a Caster and her family’s Dark powers, for upon her sixteenth birthday Lena must undergo the Claiming, a process that will decide her fate forever: Light or Dark.

Oscar® nominated filmmaker Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King) writes and directs this hauntingly intense coming-of-age story about two teenage star-crossed lovers with Oscar® winners Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons, Oscar® nominee Viola Davis, Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum and more play the cursed denizens of the small-town in this supernatural love story.

Vampire Academy (Netflix)

Synopsis: Based on author Richelle Mead’s bestselling series, Vampire Academy tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch of Beautiful Creatures) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school. Rose is a Dhampir, a half-vampire, who is training to be a guardian, learning how to kill immortal, evil vampires, Strigoi, and protect good vampires, Moroi. After uncovering a dark plot, she must sacrifice everything to protect her best friend, Lissa, a royal Moroi with a special power from those who intend to exploit her while fending off the blood-thirsty Strigoi who hunt her kind. Also starring Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), and Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects).

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Rent on Prime Video)

Synopsis: Based on the Best-Selling YA series by Cassandra Clare. Clary’s life is turned upside down when her mother is kidnapped and it’s revealed that she and her mother are actually shadowhunters – billed with protecting the world from downworlders such as vampires, werewolves and demons. Clary must discover her talents and save her mother.