Ranking All Nine Spider-man Movies

Colby Sherwin, Contributor

Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes in the world. Naturally, Peter Parker and Miles Morales have been part of so many movies. It is time to see what the best movies are.

9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Peter Parker: Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield, in my opinion, is the best Spider-Man when he is in the suit. He kills it in the role. Other than Garfield, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy gives it her best. But the rest of the cast really does not perform well, and the script is all over the place. Half of the time, you forget people are in the movie, and they just threw in the Rhino at the end of the movie, but made it seem like he was in the movie the whole time.

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The film feels rushed and is only really made for two reasons: to kill Gwen, which No Way Home does better anyway, and to set up the Sinister Six movie, which did not happen. I will say one last thing “It’s on again” the credit song is a very good to touch to end the movie.

8. Spider-Man 3 (2007) Peter Parker: Tobey Maguire

Everything I said about the last movie can also be seen here. The movie is rushed and has too many villains. Again, the script really is not that great. Half the time, once again, you forget who is in the movie. When I watched, I totally forgot Harry was alive!

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I also feel that they did not need to add Venom. It has since come out all these years later that the studio made sure that Venom was added. Overall, it is a very disappointing and forgettable movie.

7. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Peter Parker: Andrew Garfield

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Once again, Garfield and Stone killed it in their first role together. The swinging scenes looked amazing, but I feel what really slowed this movie down was the use of Peter’s parents. Usually, they are not mentioned much, so it is odd to see them. But Garfield and Stone really do make most of the movie.

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Peter Parker: Tom Holland

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Spider-Man’s first entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was a good one. It skips over parts we have seen in the past with Uncle Ben’s death. The Vulture adds a nice threat and Ned is by far the best “best friend” out of all the movies. They work Mj into the movie in a great way. Plus, it is just cool seeing Spider Man in the MCU hanging out with Iron Man talking about the Avengers. It is one of the more interesting movies.

5. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) Peter Parker: Tom Holland

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I really like the second addition into the MCU version of Spider-Man. Holland seems to be very comfortable in the role as it was his third time portraying Peter Parker. Plus, anytime you get to see Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, it is a good time. One thing that holds it back from the top three would be how they try to pull the “Mysterio is a good guy” card. If you know anything about his background, you know that is not the case.

4. Spider-Man (2002) Peter Parker: Tobey Maguire

Maguire might not be my favorite spider-man, but he is a good Peter Parker, especially in this first film. Though every high school student in the movie looks 42 for some reason, Maguire does a good job in the role. Plus, the first Spiderman suit looks amazing.

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However, I do not like how they work in the “Uncle Ben death” scene in this movie. Also, the actor’s lines in the movie are not great, but that seems to be on purpose. On a side note, J.K. Simmons is amazing in this movie.

3. Spider-Man 2 (2004) Peter Parker: Tobey Maguire

I know most, if not everyone, will put this one in the top spot. I really enjoy this one, but, in my opinion, it may be overhyped a bit. I am not saying it is bad in any way since Doc Ock is a better villain, and Alfred Molina is almost as good as Willem Dafoe, but I will speak about him later.

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The jokes are better as Maguire does a better job with his role in this one. This goes for all three of the movies, but MJ in this one is very annoying, and she is easily the worst girlfriend out of the three. The “will they,” “won’t they,” question of their relationship does not work at all, and she comes off very snappy for no reason. J.K. Simmons once again does an amazing job, and it overall is an improvement over the first one.

2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Peter Parkers: Tom Holland; Andrew Garfield; Tobey Maguire

Everyone knows by now that all three of the spider-men are in this movie. This idea worked well, and they do not overstay their welcome. This is Tom Holland’s movie. And after three, he is really back to the basics with no Stark Tech, and I love that. It was a very bold move to tell an origin story with three movies, but I like how it was done.

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Ned and Mj once again are the heart and soul of the movie and the final scene with them is great. Aunt May had a great end even though it was sad. Plus, Willem Dafoe was downright scary in this one. Overall, this film shows what spider-man is about, and I loved most of the movie. One thing that keeps it from the top spot is that the first half being all over the place.

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) main Spiderman: Shameik Moore

In my opinion, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is perfect. The music score is the best out of any of the movies, the art looks fantastic, and I just love it. The story hits perfectly from the high points and laughs that Peter Porker and John Mulaney give to the lows and sad parts of Aaron’s death.

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Kingpin is a great villain and really commands every scene he is in. But Jake Johnson has the best performance as Peter Parker. I will not reveal everything. Go out and watch this one before October as the sequel is set to hit theaters later this year.