After Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

The After film series is a set of young adult films based on the book series of the same name written by Anna Todd. The five-book series was a worldwide phenomenon, and in 2014 Paramount Pictures acquired the rights to the franchise. The first movie came out in 2019, and the last one so far came out in 2021.

There has been a lot of controversy around the Afterverse. Anna Todd began her writer’s career on Wattpad in 2014. She wrote One Direction fanfiction, and it featured the band’s members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik, portrayed as students at Washington State University. The story followed Tessa Young, an “innocent good girl” who becomes involved in a relationship with “bad boy” Styles. Within a month of publishing, the story had acquired 544 million reads; Todd later landed a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish novelizations of the series, with the lead male character’s name changed to Hardin Scott.

How Many After Movies Are There?

There have been three After movies, so far. The first movie, titled After came out in April 2019. In October 2020, the second installment After We Collided was released. After We Fell is the third entry to the franchise and it came out in September 2021.

After Movies In Order (At A Glance)

In the After series, we follow Tessa and Hardin’s love story. The life of Tessa Young will vastly change now that she has started the next chapter of her life as a college student. Her life is meticulously planned by not only herself but her overbearing mother. But when Tessa meets the mysterious rebel Hardin Scott, everything in her life begins to change.

  1. After (2019)
  2. After We Collided (2020)
  3. After We Fell (2021)

The first movie earned almost 70 million dollars at the box office with mostly negative reception from the critics. But, the fans still loved the movie and it won the 2019 Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Drama Movie and the 2019 E! People’s Choice Award in the category The Drama Movie of 2019.

What Is The Best Way To Watch After Movies?

The best way to watch the love story in the After franchise is to watch the movies in their release order. Every movie deals with different complicated aspects of Tessa of Hardin’s life, which causes their characters to grow and change with every new installment.

After Movies In Order By Release Date

1. After (2019)

Director: Jenny Gage

Writer: Susan McMartin, Tamara Chestna, Jenny Gage, Tom Betterton

Runtime: 1h 46m

Synopsis: Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa’s guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself — and what she wants out of life.

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2. After We Collided (2020)

Director: Roger Kumble

Writer: Anna Todd, Mario Celaya

Runtime: 1h 47m

Synopsis: Hardin Scott and Tessa Young go through the aftermath of their breakup. While Hardin falls back into bad habits, Tessa, lands the internship of her dreams at Vance Publishing company. At the internship at Vance, she grabs the attention of her handsome new co-worker Trevor, who is exactly the kind of guy she should be with. He is smart, handsome, and responsible, nevertheless, Tessa cannot get Hardin out of her head. Hardin is, after all, the love of her life. Tessa wishes she could walk away, but it’s just not that easy. Hardin and Tessa will fight to be together, even if the universe wants them to be apart.

3. After We Fell (2021)

Director: Castille Landon

Writer: Sharon Soboil

Runtime: 1h 39m

Synopsis: The third installment of the “After” franchise finds Tessa starting an exciting new chapter of her life. But as she prepares to move to Seattle for her dream job, Hardin’s jealousy and unpredictable behavior reach a fever pitch and threaten to end their intense relationship. Their situation grows more complicated when Tessa’s father returns and shocking revelations about Hardin’s family come to light. Ultimately, Tessa and Hardin must decide if their love is worth fighting for or if it’s time to go their separate ways.

Where To Watch After Movies?

All three movies can be streamed on Netflix. Also After, After We Collided, and After We Fell can be watched by renting or purchasing on Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video.

Do You Need To Watch After Movies In Order?

Yes, you need to watch the After movies in order. All the movies are connected and they usually end with a cliffhanger that will be resolved in the next movie. With every new movie, the relationship of our protagonist’s changes and develops as Tessa and Hardin grow and mature.

Are After Movies Connected?

All three After movies are connected. In the first movie, Tessa and Hardin meet, and by the end of the movie they break up. In the second movie, After We Collided, Tessa and Hardin try to move on after the breakup, but they see there is no point in them being apart. In After We Fell, some family drama gets involved in their love story, and now they must decide if their love is worth fighting for.

Will There Be More After Movies?

The next movie in the After series comes out in September 2022,  called After Ever Happy. In August 2022, the fifth movie named After Everything was confirmed. Also in 2021, it was announced that two additional movies will come out. One of them will be a loose adaptation of Anna Todd’s prequel novel, “Before”, which would expand on the trauma that Hardin felt and his dynamic family life. The second movie will be a sequel to the After series and focuses on Hardin and Tessa’s children, Auden and Emery, as well as, their cousin Addy.

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