The comic book genre loves Spider-Man, mainly because his movies make so much money. He is the most adapted superhero in the genre. There are animated feature films of him and sony uses the character like a proper cash cow. But one good thing comes from this, the fact there is so much content for users to consume. We are not gonna lie, we love the character and we love watching his movies. So here is every Spider-Man movie ranked from Spider-Man (2002) to No Way Home.
We start with the black sheep of Spider-Man movies. Black because the movie has Venom and because the movie is quite dark as compared to the rest of the Raimiverse. This movie showed us what happens when the studio and director don’t agree on one single vision for a universe. Spider-Man could have been the movie that kicked off an entire movie if not for this installment. After this monumental mess, neither the studio nor Sam Raimi wanted to make another one. Suffice to say the placement of this movie on the bottom of our list makes perfect sense.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the more tragic stories Spider-Man has been involved in. Andrew Garfield brings us an interesting world in his second outing as Spidey. His lean and mean Spider-Man battles multiple villains in the sequel and loses his most prized possession. The death of Emma Stone’s Gwenn Stacky is as shocking as it is saddening. Again, this movie is not bad but the other films on our list are excellent, so this Spider-Man story gets the no. 8 spot.
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man was the first time we saw Andrew Garfield don the red and blue suit. He had to contend with an entire city full of lizards. This is probably one of the most high-stakes battles we have ever seen. But it was nice how the movie focused more on Pete’s intellect rather than his brute strength. The ingenuity of Peter curing the Lizard is one of the most interesting things we have seen in recent superhero movies. This movie deserves better, but sadly it wasn’t ahead of any of the MCU movies.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider: Far From Home was the second time we got to see Tom Holland in a solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the movie gets lots of brownie points for one of the most creative Mysterio adaptations, it still has some shortcomings. First of all, the plot is painfully obvious from the start and most of the supporting characters including Nick Fury (Skrull) are wasted in the movie. But there is something inspiring about seeing Spider-Man learning to use his Spider-sense. It was a visual spectacle and the action was top-notch!
In his first solo outing as Spider-Man, Tom Holland brings us a more upbeat version of the character in the MCU. He is just a kid and we join him in his high school days. The character had just started in the superhero business and he was still finding the ropes. So when he had to contend with someone as ruthless as Michael Keaton’s Vulture he has to adapt his tactics on the fly. Especially when you consider that at one point in the movie Iron Man literally nerfs the character by taking away his suit.
Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man was one of the most beautifully shot Spider-Man stories ever. From its villain to its Mary jane, this movie did everything right. It showed us what Spider-Man could be. Moreover, the final battle and the emotional turmoil involved after the climax had happened made our stomachs turn with anxiety. Although it took a while for the final payoff and for Harry’s Goblin. But Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin still stands as one of the best villains in this century.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
In recent times, Marvel has realized the importance of Spider-Man. They have given him a more central role in Phase IV, with two movies to boot. It is much like how Iron Man got his start in Phase I, back when we did not know it was Phase I. I would like to say that Marvel hit it out of the park with this one. This movie does not have a wasted frame at all. It does everything from juggling characters to beautifully building storylines one after the other. We especially love the treatment of old villains from other Spider-Man franchises. Let’s see what comes next in the MCU for Spider-Man.
Into The Spiderverse
Sony showed us that they can make a Spider-Man movie without making Peter Parker the main character or rebooting the same old story. They brought us an animated feature the likes of which we had never seen before. The entire movie had a comic look to it that the fans really adored. Stunning visuals combined with stellar music tracks brought us one of the most fascinating spider stories ever seen. The appearance of Spider-Men of the multiverse started off interestingly enough but it got even more engaging when these folk taught Miles how to be Spider-Man. Miles’ leap of faith remains one of the most inspiring sequences in recent years.
Spider-Man 2 did everything that Spider-Man did, but better. This movie had a compelling villain with believable motivations and a personal connection to the hero. The hero was not new, he was experienced and knew how to get around villains. But the personal crisis of losing his powers made the plot even more compelling. Then at the end of the movie, we get the resolution of the Mary Jane plotline from the first movie. Not a lot of sequels are better than the original but this one is and certainly deserves the award of Best Spider-Man movie of All Time.