The debut of Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie is a historical event in comic book film history. Many would argue it was the true beginning of the masses finally buying into the appeal of the genre. Many other superhero movies were made prior but almost none were as culturally impactful.
Fast forward to 2019, and we now have eight Spider-Man blockbuster movies. For those of you who have a Netflix account, I’m happy to inform that all eight movies are available on the platform.
Here’s a list of them for your reference:
Sam Raimi Trilogy
- Spider-Man 2
- Spider-Man 3
Marc Webb Amazing reboot
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
Sony Pictures Animation
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Eight movies is a lot. It’s going to take you more than 16 hours to finish them all. You can definitely do that if you want to but if you don’t have the time and want to only experience the best Spider-Man movies, then I’m here to help you out.
The following is a ranking of the above eight Spider-Man movies, starting from the worst and ending with what I consider the best.
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man series is a mess. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the sequel. It was so badly received that Sony decided to abandon their plans of making the third movie in the planned trilogy.
It transitions from the first movie as smoothly as The Last Jedi transitions from The Force Awakens. From the get-go, there’s a clear ignorance of what Spider-Man learned in the previous movie and he then proceeds to make more mistakes along the way.
If all these miscalculations led to Peter Parker learning some sort of lesson at the end of the movie, then it would be somewhat justified. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. In the end, we are treated to another “mourning in the cemetery” scene which is exactly how the first movie ended.
The movie’s attempt at webbing up multiple plotlines does not work all that well either. Instead of feeling like a movie with three stories heading in the same direction, it felt like watching three different movies miserably trying to meet at a shared ending.
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