Ranked Spider-Man Movies: From No Way Home to Spider-Man 2

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Who is your favorite Spider-Man?

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the reviews are in and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest Spider-Man adventure starring Tom Holland, has set the bar high. It promised to be the greatest Spider-Man movie of all time – and it delivered.

But as an independent film, how does it compare to previous films? Bearing in mind that you need to watch all of Spider-Man’s previous installments to appreciate No Way Home, does it work as a good movie in its own right?

Scroll down to see where we’ve placed you in our rankings and decide if you agree with us when you receive one. chance to see for yourself.

Spider-Man movies ranked from worst to best

11. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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A weird parody of the previous and much better Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man 3 was heavily panned upon its release and with good reason.

But the years have been kind to that, thanks in part to the reservoir of memes that have evolved in their wake. No movie – except perhaps The Lord of the Rings or the Star Wars prequel trilogy – has been as responsible for as many GIFs and memes as Spider-Man 3. In that sense, rewatching it is a new and unique experience. Upon its release it was bloated and weird, in 2021 it’s an incredible amount of fun.

— Mark Serrels

where to watch: Spider-Man 3 is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and is available to stream on Starz, which costs $8.99 a month after a week of free trial.

10. Poison (2018)

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I watched Venom on a first date and promptly fell asleep halfway through. In the middle of a noisy and crowded movie theater. My apologies to the fans of the toothy symbiote.

— Steph Panecasio

where to watch: Venom is available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video, or to stream via FuboTV, which costs $64.99 a month.

9. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)


It’s rare for a sequel to outperform the original, but Venom: Let There Be Carnage does it in every way possible. It’s funnier, the action is much improved, and the overall story is considerably more compelling. Also, this movie really ends the origin story structure started in the first movie, with our main character finally deciding to be the anti-hero “the lethal protector” Venom. If you liked the first movie, you’ll love this sequel. And if you weren’t entirely convinced by the original Venom, there’s every chance you’ll enjoy this movie a lot more.

–Russell Holly

Where to watch: Let There Be Carnage premiered on October 1st in the US and will hit UK cinemas on October 15th, while Australia has to wait until November 25th.

8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

All the work The Amazing Spider-Man did to cast Peter as a gruff Spider-Man who still had a few things to do in terms of his moral compass, came crashing down on itself in this sequel.

Peter has become the most chatty and confident iteration of Spidey, torn between dragging Gwen into his drama, rekindling friendships from when he was a barely conscious pre-teen (no wonder Harry was confused when Peter showed up at his door) and exploding. a poor man with electricity. We’re definitely not going to mention the increasingly awkward scenes with Aunt May.

As bloated and chaotic as Maguire’s Spider-Man 3. It’ll give you nightmares about the Green Goblin and not for the right reasons.

–Jennifer Bisset

where to watch: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video.

7. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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In a post-blip world, this Spider-Man movie does a great job of returning to the core of what I love about movies in general. The romance and awkwardness between Peter and MJ gives this one a really nostalgic feel, even if the rest of the movie is more flash than substance at times.

The effects are impressive, the twist is good, and Jake Gyllenhaal is a charismatic addition to the franchise – but what matters most to us is Peter and his friends. Which is exactly what these movies thrive on! Yes, he rocks and has crazy spider skills, but he’s also a high school kid with a crazy crush on his best friend. see you deal with it also as an element-controlling villain determined to destroy the world and the pain of his mentor’s death? That’s what I’m here for.

— Steph Panecasio

where to watch this: Spider-Man: Far From Home is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and also available to stream via FuboTV which costs $64.99 a month.

6. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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I’m here to tell you that this movie’s rap for being a pretty mediocre movie is – well, it’s just a little fair.

The aptly named Marc Webb, who directed (500) Days of Summer, made the entire first third of this film feel like a small independent film. Peter looking at Gwen from across the classroom. ‘Til Kingdom Come, originally written by Coldplay to be played with Johnny Cash, playing in the skate scene.

And then there’s Peter’s Spider-Man moves actually mirroring his skateboard moves, as well as being more spider-like than his counterparts. Andrew Garfield’s stutter, jazz hands, and overall catchy awkwardness. The surprisingly sexy bare chest scene.

Some parts of this movie rule. If only your comedy it wasn’t so scary and forced. If only there weren’t so many depressing deaths. Garfield is underrated and I hope he gets another shot across the multiverse in Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man 3.

–Jennifer Bisset

where to watch: The Amazing Spider-Man is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and also available to stream on Starz which costs $8.99 a month.

5. Spider-Man (2002)


As someone who is deathly afraid of spiders, I’ve put up with watching this for a long time, but despite a few moments where arachnophobia has laid its fangs on me, it’s worth watching. From the overwhelmingly theatrical portrayal of the Green Goblin to some genuinely moving moments (Uncle Ben, I’m looking at you), the whole thing was a ride from start to finish.

Sure, watching it back now makes me cringe at some of the memes, but it’s a genuinely great starting point with some impressive action and just the right amount of ridiculousness for a superhero movie. Sam Raimi has balanced the silly with the serious – something most modern superhero movies should take inspiration from. It’s not all solemn faces and punches! In short, it’s worth it just for the performances of JK Simmons and Willem Dafoe.

— Steph Panecasio

Where to watch: Spider-Man is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and also available to stream on Starz which costs $8.99 a month.

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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It’s hard to get excited about another reboot. But when Spider-Man Homecoming came along, bringing Spider-Man into the MCU, it was clear this one would be worth it. By bypassing the character’s origin story, the franchise gained a new release feel that better served Peter Parker’s development and ensured a more solid foundation for the follow-up.

Peter, MJ, Ned and the rest of the crew were made for believable high school students – quirky and still new to the world. And as much as angst is built into Spider-Man’s DNA along with these spidery bits, Tom Holland introduced a lighter, almost irritatingly animated Peter Parker as the energetic little brother you can’t help but love.

Erin Carson

where to watch this: Spider-Man: Homecoming is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and also available to stream via FuboTV, which costs $64.99 a month.

3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)


And here it is. After all the hype, the record-breaking trailer, the rumors of villains returning – Spider-Man: No Way Home isn’t at the top of this list, but let’s just say it’s super, super satisfying. Essentially a culmination of two decades of Spider-Man movies, it manages to cater to fans, string together a remarkably clean plotline (unless you’re not paying attention and don’t know anything about Spider-Man in general), and elevates Peter Parker. from Tom Holland to mature, interesting and complex territory worthy of seeing him take on as the next Tony Stark. Oh, and it has its own version of Spider-Man pointing to the Spider-Man meme. A winner.

–Jennifer Bisset

2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Pizza time. Spider-Man’s second live-action adventure capitalizes on the momentum built into the first film and sends Peter Parker on an incredible journey that blends beautifully with the classic Spider-Man No More comic book.

He also has a murderous villain in Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. The operating room scene is classic Sam Raimi and remains totally chilling 17 years later. His battle with Spidey on the train is also a visual joy – No Way Home better do this guy justice.

The tie-in video game was also excellent; it’s captured the joy of rocking the web around Manhattan to a degree that hasn’t been matched until 2018’s PS4 game.

Sean Keane

Where to watch: Spider-Man 2 is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and also available to stream on Starz which costs $8.99 a month.

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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Into the Spider-Verse is so good that we have two entries on the subject.

Into the Spider-Verse isn’t just the best Spider-Man movie ever made, it’s the best superhero movie ever made, period.

The fast-fire pacing, the visual flourishes, the perfect script, the perfect characterization. Into The Spider-Verse eschews tropes and creates a world so dense with detail that it rewards multiple, multiple views. It is as unforgettable in its tenth showing as in its first. A perfect movie.

— Mark Serrels

Mark Serrels is absolutely right. That said, Into the Spider-Verse is much more than just the best superhero movie – it’s an animation feature that experiments with visual aesthetics, variable frame rates, and innovative techniques to present us with something completely unlike any other. animation piece in the market. This Spider-Man is saving us from the mediocrity of another numbers animated movie.

It doesn’t hurt that it’s the only Spider-Man movie brave enough to let Peter Parker grow up and move on. Miles Morales forever.

— Sean Buckley

where to watch: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is available for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video.

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