925 user 294 critic

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black.



(screenplay), (novel)
1,988 ( 315)
19 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Director: David Slade
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Twilight I (2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle
Divergent (2014)
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Berty
James (archive footage)


After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Next Chapter Begins

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Twilight Saga: New Moon  »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,839,137, 20 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$296,623,634, 29 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$709,827,462, 31 October 2011
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Graham Greene, who plays Harry Clearwater, guest starred in a 2005 episode of Numb3rs (2005), where he played Chief James Clearwater. See more »


In Bella's bedroom, after Edward comes back, when Edward asks if Bella could forgive him, Bella is heard saying "come here" but her lips never move. See more »


Aro: What a happy surprise! Bella is alive after all! I love happy endings, they are so rare.
See more »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.105 (2012) See more »


Slow Life
Written by Christopher Bear, Christopher Taylor, Edward Droste and Daniel Rossen
Produced by Chris Taylor
Performed by Grizzly Bear (with Victoria Legrand)
Courtesy of Warp Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music
Victoria Legrand appears courtesy of Sub Pop Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Neither better nor worse than its predecessor
30 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

** out of (****)

Chances are, your feelings toward the film "Twilight" will match your feelings for "New Moon". Mine sure did. This film basically did nothing for its predecessor, which is a shame since the trailer looked somewhat decent. I thought that maybe an above average Twilight flick would make its way, but I guess that's too much to ask these days. The characters are surprisingly more stale than before, although this movie is a little more interesting. For everything that is in this movie that was better than Twilight, there is also the opposite. However, the special effects improved slightly and fortunately we get more action than romance. Still, this movie is basically neither better nor worse than "Twilight". You can take that as a complement or a negative, and you know which side you're on.

"New Moon" revolves around Bella (Stewart) and Edward (Pattison). Edward leaves Bella in the forest and now Bella is all alone. However, she meets Jacob (Lautner) and gradually develops a crush on him. Although, Edward returns and Jacob has a secret: he's a werewolf.

I think it's kind of humiliating that a director gets a better script, yet makes a film that's on par with Twilight. I mean how could this have not been good? You have werewolves vs. vampires. That sounds cool already and imagine the type of execution that Scorsese can make *faints*. Folks, if you think this latest installment is impossible to have worse acting and dialogue, then you are dead wrong. Yes, it might seem improbable, but the performances and dialogue have gone from beyond awful to officially the worst I've seen. Moreover, I thought the first hour was way too boring and a chore to sit through.

Now, there are some redeeming qualities. The technical aspects have improved. Not by much, but a sufficient amount. Moreover, the last hour is actually watchable. The action here is also not too shabby. Also, I thought that the story was slightly more interesting.

"New Moon" is basically on par with "Twilight", but that isn't a complement. Both films boast decent technical aspects and interesting stories, but also boast terrible performances with an awful script. "New Moon" is neither a bad nor good film and compared with its predecessor, it matches its film quality. This weekend, I'll seek out "Eclipse" and see if that film can break the mediocrity streak. Hey, David Slade is directing. If the third installment is even just the slightest better than "New Moon", I'll be satisfied. Until then, this is my review of "New Moon".

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 925 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

What Is Katee Sackhoff Watching?

Katee Sackhoff shares her Watchlist and love for the CW drama "Reign" with "The IMDb Show." Plus, we take a look at the top 10 TV Shows of 2017.

Watch now