Each Spider-Man Film, Ranked – CNET


Alright, buckle up. Time to rank Spider-Man’s films, greatest to worst.

No prizes for guessing what comes final on our listing, however scroll right down to see the place we have positioned No Means House in our rating. Then resolve whether or not to agree with us while you get a probability to see it for your self.

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A bizarre parody of the sooner, much better Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, Spider-Man 3 was closely criticized on its launch, and rightfully so.

However the years have been type to it, partly because of the reservoir of memes that advanced in its wake. No film — save perhaps Lord of the Rings or the Star Wars prequel trilogy — has been as accountable for as many GIFs and memes as Spider-Man 3. In that respect re-watching it’s a new, distinctive expertise. When it first appeared, it was bloated and unusual. In 2021 it is an unbelievable quantity of enjoyable. 

— Mark Serrels

The place to look at it: Spider-Man 3 is out there to hire or purchase on Amazon Prime Video. It is also out there to stream on Starz, which prices $8.99 per thirty days after a one week free trial.

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I watched Venom on a primary date and promptly fell asleep midway via. In the midst of a loud, crowded cinema. My apologies to followers of the toothy symbiote.

— Steph Panecasio

The place to look at it: Venom is out there to hire or purchase on Amazon Prime Video, or to stream through FuboTV, which prices $64.99 per thirty days.


9. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

It is uncommon for a sequel to outperform the unique, however Venom: Let There Be Carnage does so in each potential manner. It is funnier by a mile, the motion is way improved and the general story is significantly extra compelling. Plus this film truly finishes the origin story framework began within the first movie, with our important character lastly deciding to be the “the deadly protector” anti-hero Venom. Should you appreciated the primary film, you are going to love this sequel. And in the event you weren’t completely offered on the unique Venom, there’s each probability you will like this film much more.

— Russell Holly

The place to look at it: Let There Be Carnage opened Oct. 1 within the US, and can hit UK theaters Oct. 15, whereas Australia has to attend till Nov. 25.

8. The Superb Spider-Man 2 (2014)

All of the work The Superb Spider-Man did to arrange Peter as a rough-around-the-edges Spider-Man who nonetheless had some determining to do by way of his ethical compass, got here crashing in on itself on this sequel.

Peter grew to become essentially the most chatty and assured Spidey iteration, torn between dragging Gwen into his drama, rekindling friendships from when he was a barely acutely aware pre-teen (no surprise Harry was confused when Peter turned up at his door step) and exploding a poor man with electrical energy. Let’s undoubtedly not point out the more and more awkward scenes with Aunt Could.

As bloated and chaotic as Maguire’s Spider-Man 3. It will provide you with nightmares concerning the Inexperienced Goblin and never for the proper causes.

— Jennifer Bisset

The place to look at it: The Superb Spider-Man 2 is out there to hire or purchase from Amazon Prime Video.

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

In a post-blip world, this Spider Man flick does an incredible job of returning to the core of what I really like concerning the films on the whole. The romance and awkwardness between Peter and MJ provides a extremely nostalgic really feel to this one, even when the remainder of the movie is extra flash than substance at instances. 

The results are spectacular, the twist is ok and Jake Gyllenhaal is a charismatic addition to the franchise — however what we care most about is Peter and his pals. Which is precisely what these movies thrive on! Sure, he swings and has loopy spider expertise, however he is additionally a highschool child with a loopy crush on his greatest pal. Seeing him take care of that as nicely as an element-controlling villain hellbent on destroying the world and the grief from the dying of his mentor? That is what I am right here for.

— Steph Panecasio

The place to look at it: Spider-Man: Far From House is out there to hire or purchase from Amazon Prime Video, and likewise out there to stream through FuboTV, which prices $64.99 per thirty days.

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6. The Superb Spider-Man (2012)

I am right here to let you know this film’s rap for being a reasonably mediocre movie is, nicely, solely considerably honest.

The fittingly named Marc Webb, who directed (500) Days of Summer time, made the entire first third of this film really feel like a small unbiased movie. Peter goggling at Gwen from throughout the classroom. ‘Til Kingdom Come, initially written by Coldplay to be carried out with Johnny Money, enjoying over the skateboard scene.

Then there are Peter’s Spider-Man actions truly mirroring skateboarding strikes, in addition to being extra spider-like than his counterparts. Andrew Garfield’s stutter, jazz arms and basic endearing weirdness. The surprisingly attractive naked chest scene.

Some components of this film rule. If solely its comedy wasn’t so cringe and compelled. If solely there weren’t so many miserable deaths. Garfield is underrated and I am glad he acquired one other probability through the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.

— Jennifer Bisset

The place to look at it: The Superb Spider-Man is out there to hire or purchase on Amazon Prime Video, and likewise out there to stream on Starz, which prices $8.99 per thirty days.


As somebody who’s deathly afraid of spiders, I held out on watching this for the longest time, however regardless of some moments the place the arachnophobia acquired its fangs into me, it is nicely well worth the watch. From the overwhelmingly theatrical portrayal of Inexperienced Goblin via to some genuinely transferring moments (Uncle Ben, I am lookin’ at you), the entire thing was a journey from begin to end. 

Positive, watching it again now has me cringing at a number of the memes, however it’s a genuinely nice place to begin with some spectacular motion and precisely the correct quantity of ridiculousness for a superhero film. Sam Raimi balanced the foolish with the intense — one thing extra trendy superhero flicks ought to take inspiration from. It is not all solemn faces and punching! All in all, it is value it only for the performances from JK Simmons and Willem Dafoe alone. 

— Steph Panecasio

The place to look at it: Spider-Man is out there to hire or purchase from Amazon Prime Video, and likewise out there to stream on Starz, which prices $8.99 per thirty days.

Jay Maidment

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

It is exhausting to get enthusiastic about one other reboot. However when Spider-Man Homecoming got here alongside, bringing Spider-Man into the MCU, it was clear this one can be value it. In bypassing the character’s well-worn origin story, the franchise acquired a recent feeling launch that higher served Peter Parker’s improvement and ensured a extra strong basis for the comply with up. 

Peter, MJ, Ned and the remainder of the crew made for plausible highschool college students — quirky and nonetheless new to the world. And as a lot as angst is constructed into Spider-Man’s DNA together with these spidey-bits, Tom Holland delivered a lighter, virtually irritatingly buoyant Peter Parker, just like the energetic child brother you may’t assist however love.

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The place to look at it: Spider-Man: Homecoming is out there to hire or purchase from Amazon Prime Video, and likewise out there to stream through FuboTV, which prices $64.99 per thirty days.


3. Spider-Man: No Means House (2021)

And right here it’s. After all of the hype, the record-breaking trailer, the rumors of returning villains — Spider-Man: No Means House does not prime this listing, however let’s simply say it is tremendous, tremendous satisfying. Basically a end result of twenty years of Spider-Man films, it manages to service the followers, string collectively a remarkably clear plot (until you are not paying consideration and know nothing about Spider-Man on the whole) and elevate Tom Holland’s Peter Parker into mature, fascinating, complicated territory worthy of seeing him take over as the following Tony Stark. Oh, and it has its personal model of the Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme. A winner.

— Jennifer Bisset

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Pizza time. The second live-action Spidey journey capitalizes on the momentum constructed up within the first film and sends Peter Parker on an unbelievable journey that riffs on the basic Spider-Man No Extra comedian storyline fantastically.

It additionally boasts a killer villain in Alfred Molina’s Physician Octopus. The surgical procedure room scene is basic Sam Raimi and stays totally chilling years later. His battle with Spidey on the practice is a visible pleasure too — I strongly felt No Means House was onto a winner bringing him again.

The tie-in online game was glorious too. It captured the enjoyment of web-swinging round Manhattan to a level that wasn’t equaled till the 2018 PS4 sport.

Sean Keane

The place to look at it: Spider-Man 2 is out there to hire of purchase on Amazon Prime Video, and likewise out there to stream on Starz, which prices $8.99 per thirty days.

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

Into the Spider-Verse is so good, we’ve got two entries on the purpose.

Into the Spider-Verse is not simply one of the best Spider-Man film ever made, it is one of the best superhero film ever made, interval. 

The fast hearth tempo, the visible prospers, the razor-tight script, the pitch good characterization. Into The Spider-Verse sidesteps tropes and creates a world so dense with particulars it rewards a number of, a number of viewings. It is as unforgettable on its tenth viewing because it was on the primary. An ideal film.

— Mark Serrels

Mark Serrels is completely proper. That being mentioned, Into the Spider-Verse is a lot extra than simply one of the best superhero film — it is an animated function that experiments with visible aesthetics, variable framerates and groundbreaking strategies to current us with one thing fully in contrast to some other piece of function animation available on the market. This Spider-Man is saving us from the mediocrity of one other by-the-numbers animated movie. 

It does not harm that it is the solely Spider-Man movie courageous sufficient to let Peter Parker develop up and transfer on, both. Miles Morales perpetually.

— Sean Buckley

The place to look at it: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is out there to hire or purchase from Amazon Prime Video.


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