The Divergent movie series is based on the novel series of the same name by Veronica Roth. The story takes place in a future society that is divided into five factions, each representing a different virtue: honesty, selflessness, intelligence, bravery, and peacefulness.
At the age of 16, all citizens must choose to which faction they will belong for the rest of their lives. When 16-year-old Beatrice Prior makes her choice, she shocks everyone by choosing “Divergent”—a faction that is not only despised by the other factions but also believed to belong extinct. Now, Beatrice must try to survive in a world where she is constantly being hunted by those who see her as a threat to the established order.
How many Divergent Movies are there?
The Divergent series consists of three movies: Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. The first movie, Divergent, was released in 2014 and grossed over $288 million at the worldwide box office. The second movie, Insurgent, was released in 2015 and grossed over $297 million at the worldwide box office. The third and final movie, Allegiant, was released in 2016 and grossed over $179 million at the worldwide box office.
The Divergent series has been praised for its strong female lead, its themes of self-acceptance and individuality, and its action-packed plot. The movies have also been criticized for their violence and for their depiction of a dystopian future society.
The Divergent series is currently available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Vudu in the United States.
All Divergent Movies in Order of Release Date
- Divergent – March 21, 2014
- Insurgent – March 20, 2015
- Allegiant – March 18, 2016
Who are the cast of Divergent films?
The cast of the Divergent films includes Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, and Kate Winslet.
Are there any more Divergent movies?
While Divergent and Insurgent were based on their respective novels, Allegiant is a half-adaptation of the original material.
The first part, called “Allegiant,” was split into two films to make two movies: “Allegiant Part 1” and “Allegiant Part 2” (aka “Ascendent”). The first of these films, entitled simply as Allegiant, debuted in cinemas in 2016.
Lee Toland Krieger was initially attached as the movie’s director for a fourth film based on the latter half of the Allegiant book. The timing was changed to a June 2017 release. The movie was canceled, resulting in the series ending on a cliffhanger.
|Film||Release date||Budget||Box office gross|
|Divergent||March 21, 2014||$85 million||$288,885,818|
|The Divergent Series: Insurgent||March 20, 2015||$110 million||$297,276,329|
|The Divergent Series: Allegiant||March 18, 2016||$142 million||$179,246,868|
Where was Divergent filmed?
“Divergent” was filmed at Cinespace Film Studios, Navy Pier, Pioneer Court, the old Chicago Defender building and the field at 600 S. Wells St. in the South Loop. Governor Pat Quinn said that the movie created 1,000+ jobs and contributed $30 million to the local economy.
- Director: Neil Burger
- Run time: 140 Minutes
Set in a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each representing a different virtue: honesty, selflessness, intelligence, bravery, and peacefulness. At the age of 16, all citizens must choose to which faction they will belong for the rest of their lives.
When 16-year-old Beatrice Prior makes her choice, she shocks everyone by choosing “Divergent”—a faction that is not only despised by the other factions, but also believed to be long extinct. Now, Beatrice must try to survive in a world where she is constantly being hunted by those who see her as a threat to the established order.
- Director: Robert Schwentke
- Run time: 119 Minutes
The second movie in the series picks up where the first one left off, with Beatrice (Shailene Woodley) now on the run from the authorities. She is joined by her friends, Tobias (Theo James) and Caleb (Ansel Elgort), as they try to find out the truth about the Divergent faction. Along the way, they must fight against the forces of the other factions who are intent on destroying them.
- Director: Robert Schwentke
- Run time: 121 Minutes
The third and final movie in the series follows Beatrice and her friends as they leave the city and venture outside into the unknown world beyond. They quickly realize that the world is not what they thought it was, and that the factions are not the only ones with secrets. With danger lurking around every corner, they must fight for their lives against an enemy that wants to destroy them all.
The Divergent series is a thrilling, action-packed trilogy that explores the themes of self-acceptance, individuality and fighting for what you believe in. If you haven’t seen the movies yet, be sure to check them out!