Spider-Man movie ranking


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There have been eight live action Spider-Man movies made since 2002 with three different actors. Here is a ranking of the eight.

Giada Moralejo, Staffer

Spider-Man has been loved for many years and by many generations. I love all the different movies with different stories and characters, but all originate from the same idea. There is a total of eight Spider-Man films split among the three actors, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. While overall the movies are similar in certain ways, each actor finds their own way to bring new light to the character.   

each actor finds their own way to bring new light to the character.    

8) In last place, Spider-Man 3. The last movie in the Tobey Maguire trilogy, while it is a good movie,it feels like they are trying to put more storylines in the film than fit. You are introduced to two new villains, Venom and Sandman, while also having the son of the Green Goblin trying to get revenge. I think the character Venom is so interesting, and you do not get to learn much about what it is capable of until its stand-alone movies. 

7) Next, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This is the last of Andrew Garfield’s movies; it heavily focuses on his relationship with Gwen Stacy. I enjoyed how well you got to know Max Dillion before becoming Electro. Overall, it is a great movie and Andrew Garfield does an excellent job getting into the character of Peter Parker. The movie is left with an open-end because of the cancellation of The Amazing Spider-Man 3. 

6) Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first of Tom Hollands movies; personally, I loved this movie, and you really got to know the latest version of Spider-Man. It has new characters that we have not seen in past Spider-Man movies, like Ned, while the past two best friends of Peter Parker have been different. I love how there is a lot of character development just in the first movie; Peter Parker goes through so many challenges trying to balance life while being Spider-Man. 

5) Spider-Man 2 is in Maguire’s second Spider-Man, and he gets to know the character more in this movie, and Peter Parker gets to know himself. This movie singles in on how hard it is to deal with relationships while being Spider-Man and how he worries about the people he loves. Alfred Molina, who plays Doc Ock, does an excellent job of showing the change in his character from before his arms “take over” to after; there is a clear switch in his mannerisms. 

4) Tom Holland’s second movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, takes place directly after the Avengers Movie Endgame. The other two Spider-Man’s have an Uncle Ben while Holland’s Spider-Man does not, and his father figure is Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man, who dies in Endgame; he has to get over the grief of losing him. This movie is also the start of a relationship with MJ, known as Michelle Jones in Holland’s version. Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, shows how quickly he goes from Peter Parker’s number one ally to his number one enemy. 

3) In The Amazing Spider-Man, the plot and acting in this movie is fantastic, but the writing could be better. Being Andrew Garfield’s first Spider-Man movie, it is clear he enjoys playing the character. I liked that we see how Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man and is figuring out his new life and new relationships.    

2) The original Spider-Man Tobey Maguire brings Peter Parker to life and does it in an unforgettable way. All the action scenes are not too long and always keeping you on your toes. Maguire successfully captures the essence of the kid that can’t get the girl and is the one that’s always getting bullied, and the change of the small kid from queens to the hero of New York.     

1) Easily taking first is Spider-Man: No Way Home, the movie that brings them all together; the villains and the heroes. It was incredible from start to finish, never a dull moment. The movie theater response was incredible when it brought back lines and characters from the past 20 years. There are heartwarming scenes while also heartbreaking, funny and action-packed.