All 10 'Spider-Man' Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best
With there now being 10 Spider-Man movies with 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,' Complex ranked them all from worst to best.
No character in the history of Marvel has as much representation on the big screen as the iconic Spider-Man.
With the recent release of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, we now have 10 iterations of Spidey that have been released since the year 2002 alone. Sam Raimi, Jon Watts, Marc Webb, and the trio of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson have all left their own signature touches on one of the world’s most popular heroes.
Easily one of the most revered characters who Stan Lee ever created, Spider-Man has been capturing the hearts and minds of comic books fans ever since the hero’s introduction in 1962. Spider-Man also has a different set of morals than most superheroes. Spidey is just a teenager and the character comes with a unique sense of charm and wit that aids in its popularity.
Throughout all the Spider-Man films, whether we are dealing with Peter Parker, Miles Morales, or even Gwen Stacy, we are constantly reminded that the role of Spider-Man is not just one singular person. It's a mantle to be passed down and protected.
Four actors have taken on the role of Spider-Man so far, and each one of them has lent their own signature flair to the neighborhood hero. Tobey Maguire is the nostalgic nerd who got the first crack at playing the character on the modern day big screen. He brought a sense of emotion to Peter Parker that will never be forgotten.
Andrew Garfield brought along a new and cooler (while still awkward) version of Spider-Man, and his character will likely always be remembered for his incredible onscreen chemistry with Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy. Tom Holland, the MCU’s Peter Parker, is perhaps the most comic-accurate rendition, as he is the closest in age to what the web slinger should be. And even Lee was fond of the actor, saying, “It’s as if we created a living being to be Spider-Man, and it turned out to be Tom.”
Finally, Shameik Moore is the first actor with the opportunity to play Marvel’s Miles Morales on the big screen, a character first introduced to comics in 2011, and has brought a whole new sense of swagger and energy to the character.
With there now being 10 Spider-Man movies after the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Complex felt it was time to rank them all from worst to best. [Ed. note: Spoiler warning ahead for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.]
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