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extended version on September 2, but what does its original cut look like as a stand-alone film? We rank all the Spider-Man movies, from the OG Tobey Maguire movies celebrating their 20th anniversary, to Into The Spider-Verse and beyond.was the biggest film of 2021 in terms of box office and will return to theaters as
No prizes for guessing what’s last on our list, but scroll down to see where we placed No Way Home in our rankings. Then decide whether to agree with us when you get a.
A weird parody of Sam Raimi’s earlier, far better Spider-Man films, Spider-Man 3 was heavily criticized upon release, and rightfully so.
But the years have been kind to it, thanks in part to the reservoir of memes that have evolved in its wake. No movie — except maybe The Lord of the Rings or the Star Wars prequel trilogy — has been responsible for as many GIFs and memes as Spider-Man 3. In that sense, rewatching it is a new, unique experience. When he first appeared, he was bloated and weird. In 2021, it’s an incredible party.
— Mark Serrels
Where to watch it: Spider-Man 3 is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video. It’s also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8.99 per month after a one-week free trial.
I watched Venom on the first date and immediately fell asleep halfway through. In the middle of a noisy, crowded movie theater. My apologies to fans of the toothy symbiote.
— Steph Panecasio
Where to watch it: Venom is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, or to stream via FuboTV, which costs $64.99 per month.
9. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
It’s rare for a sequel to surpass the original, but Venom: Let There Be Carnage does so in every possible way. It’s funnier by a mile, the plot is vastly improved and the overall story is vastly more believable. Plus, this movie actually wraps up the origin story framework started in the first movie, with our main character finally choosing to be the “deadly protector” of the anti-hero Venom. If you liked the first movie, you will like this sequel. And if you weren’t completely sold on the original Venom, chances are you’ll like this movie a lot more.
— Russell Holly
Where to watch it: Let There Be Carnage opens in the US on October 1st, and hits UK cinemas on October 15th, while Australia has to wait until November 25th.
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
All the work that The Amazing Spider-Man did to establish Peter as a tough Spider-Man who still needed to figure something out in terms of his moral compass collapsed on itself in this sequel.
Peter has become the most talkative and confident of the Spidey iterations, torn between dragging Gwen into his drama, rekindling a friendship from when he was a barely conscious pre-teen (no wonder Harry was confused when Peter showed up at the door), and blasting the poor guy with electricity. Certainly not to mention the increasingly unpleasant scenes with Aunt May.
As bloated and chaotic as Maguire’s Spider-Man 3. It will give you Green Goblin nightmares and not for the right reasons.
— Jennifer Bisset
Where to watch it: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video.
7. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
In a post-blip world, this Spider Man movie does a great job of getting back to the heart of what I love about movies in general. The romance and awkwardness between Peter and MJ gives this film a really nostalgic feel, even if the rest of the film is sometimes more flash than substance.
The effects are impressive, the twist is good, and Jake Gyllenhaal is a charismatic addition to the franchise – but what we care about most is Peter and his friends. Which is exactly what these movies thrive on! Yes, he swings and has mad spider skills, but he’s also a high school student with a crazy crush on his best friend. Seeing him deal with it also as an element-controlling villain hell-bent on destroying the world and grieving the death of his mentor? That’s why I’m here.
— Steph Panecasio
Where to watch that: Spider-Man: Far From Home is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, and is also available to stream through FuboTV, which costs $64.99 per month.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
I’m here to tell you that this movie’s rap as a pretty mediocre movie is, well, only somewhat 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 stares at Gwen from across the classroom. ‘Til Kingdom Come, originally written by Coldplay to perform with Johnny Cash, played over a skateboard scene.
Then there’s Peter’s Spider-Man moves that actually mirror those of a skateboard, as well as being more spider-like than his counterparts. Andrew Garfield’s stutter, jazz hands, and general lovable weirdness. A surprisingly sexy topless scene.
Some parts of this movie are the norm. Only if it is comedy it wasn’t so creepy and forced. If only there weren’t so many depressing deaths. Garfield is underrated and I’m glad he got another shot through the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
— Jennifer Bisset
Where to watch it: The Amazing Spider-Man is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, and is also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8.99 a month.
As someone who is deathly afraid of spiders, I endured watching this for the longest time, but despite some moments where my arachnophobia got me in the fangs, it’s worth a watch. From the extremely theatrical portrayal of the Green Goblin to some genuinely touching moments (Uncle Ben, I’m looking at you), the whole thing was a ride from start to finish.
Sure, looking back on it now makes me cringe at some of the memes, but it’s a really great starting point with impressive action and just the right amount of ridiculousness for a superhero movie. Sam Raimi balanced the silly with the serious — something that more modern superhero movies should draw inspiration from. It’s not all solemn faces and kicking! All in all, it’s worth it just for the performances of JK Simmons and Willem Dafoe.
— Steph Panecasio
Where to watch it: Spider-Man is available to rent or buy from Amazon Prime Video, and is also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8.99 a month.
4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
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 that this one would be worth it. Eschewing the character’s well-worn origin story, the franchise took on a new feel that better served Peter Parker’s development and provided a more solid foundation for the sequel.
Peter, MJ, Ned and the rest of the crew are made for believable high schoolers – quirky and still new to the world. And as much angst is built into Spider-Man’s DNA along with those spiders, Tom Holland delivers a lighter, almost irritatingly vivacious Peter Parker, like the energetic little brother you can’t help but love.
— Erin Carson
Where to watch that: Spider-Man: Homecoming is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, and is also available to stream through FuboTV, which costs $64.99 per month.
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
And here it is. After all the hype, the record-breaking trailer, the rumors of returning villains — Spider-Man: No Way Home doesn’t top this list, but let’s just say it’s super, super satisfying. Essentially the culmination of two decades of Spider-Man movies, it manages to serve the fans, weave together an extremely clean plot (unless you’re paying attention and know nothing about Spider-Man at all) and elevate Tom Holland’s Peter Parker into a mature, interesting, complex territory worthy of seeing him as the next Tony Stark. Oh, and it has its own version of Spider-Man pointing to Spider-Man memes. The winner.
— Jennifer Bisset
Time for pizza. The second live-action Spidey adventure builds on the momentum created by the first film and sends Peter Parker on an incredible journey that fits nicely into the classic Spider-Man No More comic book story.
It also boasts a murderous villain in Alfredo Molina’s Doctor Octopus. The operating room scene is classic Sam Raimi and remains utterly terrifying years later. His battle with Spidey on the train is also a visual joy – I felt No Way Home was on the winner bringing him back.
The associated video game was also great. It captured the joy of swinging around Manhattan to a degree unmatched by a 2018 PS4 game.
— Sean Keane
Where to watch it: Spider-Man 2 is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video and is also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8.99 per month.
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1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Into the Spider-Verse is so good, we have two entries about it.
Into the Spider-Verse isn’t just the best Spider-Man movie ever made, it’s the best superhero movie ever made, period.
Rapid fire pace, visual flourishes, razor sharp screenplay, perfect characterization. Into The Spider-Verse sidesteps tropes and creates a world so dense with detail that it rewards multiple times, multiple views. It is as memorable on the tenth viewing as it was on the first. Perfect movie.
— Mark Serrels
Mark Serrels is absolutely right. That being said, Into the Spider-Verse is much more than the best superhero movie — it’s an animated film that experiments with visual aesthetics, variable frame rates, and revolutionary techniques to present us with something completely different from any other feature animation. to the market. This Spider-Man saves us from the mediocrity of yet another animated film.
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 it: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video.
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