How to Watch All 'After' Movies in Order

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Image: Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin in 'After' If you're a fan of melodrama and romance, the 'After' movie series is a must-watch. Born from Anna Todd's bestselling series, these films have captured the...

Image: Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin in 'After'

If you're a fan of melodrama and romance, the 'After' movie series is a must-watch. Born from Anna Todd's bestselling series, these films have captured the hearts of young adults with their timeless tale of "bad boy meets good girl." Despite facing criticism, the franchise has succeeded financially and continues to offer an escape from reality for fans worldwide.

A Gateway to Passionate Love

The 'After' series takes us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from heartache to bliss, resonating with its core demographic of young adults. Protagonists Tessa and Hardin embody the cliché of star-crossed lovers, navigating the stormy seas of passionate love. For viewers, these films act as a mirror, reflecting their own tumultuous love lives and providing a dreamlike escape from the pragmatism of everyday life.

(Image: School scene in 'After')

The Power of Fanbase

What sets the 'After' franchise apart is its origin as fanfiction. The loyal fanbase, armed with social media prowess and undying affection for the story, played a crucial role in championing the films. This grassroots support turned the 'After' series into a financial success, leaving critics scratching their heads. If you're a fan of the book series or romantic dramas in general, watching all five films in the franchise is a must.

Breaking Down the Films

After (2019)

Directed by Jenny Gage, the first 'After' film brings Tessa and Hardin's love story to life. Set in college, it encapsulates the heady and reckless days of youth. The film isn't about revolutionary storytelling or award-worthy performances; it's about losing yourself in a tale of passion and drama.

After We Collided (2020)

The eagerly awaited sequel, directed by Roger Kumble, amps up the drama and angst. Tessa and Hardin's relationship resembles a rollercoaster designed by a lovelorn teenager, filled with jealousy and passionate reconciliations. Critics may wag their fingers, but fans revel in the chaos.

After We Fell (2021)

In the third installment, director Castille Landon takes us deeper into the labyrinthine relationship of Tessa and Hardin. Family secrets, old flames, and professional setbacks add to the emotional feast. Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin's performances oscillate between tender vulnerability and stormy passion.

After Ever Happy (2022)

Continuing the taffy pull of their romance, 'After Ever Happy' picks up after the shocking revelation in its predecessor. Hardin grapples with anger and despair, while Tessa copes with personal hardships. This installment throws our beloved characters into a whirlpool of conflicts, delivering another round of emotional rollercoaster rides.

After Everything (2023)

'After Everything' marks the end of an era for the series. This installment focuses on Hardin's journey of self-discovery and redemption in Portugal, away from Tessa. Hardin's introspection and remorse lead him to reevaluate his past mistakes. Towards the end of the film, Tessa makes a brief appearance, setting the stage for a dramatic climax.

(Image: 'After Everything')

As the 'After' series comes to a close, it's time to immerse yourself in the world of Tessa and Hardin. Whether you're a fan of the books or simply enjoy romantic dramas, these films offer a captivating and emotional journey.

Remember, the 'After' movies are not just about storytelling; they offer an escape into a world where love reigns supreme. So grab your popcorn and tissues, and get ready to experience the whirlwind of 'After' movies in all their melodramatic glory!

(featured image: Aviron Pictures)

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