The Spider-Man Multiverse is a vast and expansive world that’s become a cultural phenomenon, taking over comics, cartoons, television and movie theater box offices. Peter Parker’s Spider-Man is potentially the biggest comic book character there is, and there is a lot of evidence to back that up. He has been reinvented, reimagined, and has even been a mentor to another young Spider-Man over the years. Spider-Man is not only an amazing comic book character but also a proven movie magnet, and his villains have also made a splash in the film industry as well. Today, FandomWire will rank the best Spider-Man related films from worst to best (12 to 1) and explore the pop culture impact of the Spider-Man multiverse.
12. Morbius (2022)
Morbius is by far the biggest misstep of any Spider-Man related film, so much so that it returned to theaters and still flopped. This film had so many factors impact it negatively between leaks, a poor attempt at a traditional Marvel post-credit scene, and an incredible amount of delays.
11. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
This ranking may ruffle some feathers as the ending is considered to be one of the most daring conclusions of a superhero film, but it just doesn’t hold up in terms of quality or portrayal compared to the other Spider-Man films. It certainly isn’t better than its predecessor.
10. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a solid sequel to a great villain feature film, but it just misses the landing in certain areas to keep it from the mid-tier. Harrelson as Carnage is fantastic, but even he could not elevate the script or the use of a character as powerful as Carnage.
9. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Spider-Man 3 is the perfect example of studio interference affecting your product. This film would be masterful if it weren’t for the downside of having too many villains (to sell toys) and becoming a bloated project. If you remove the Harry Osborne storyline this film moves up the rankings significantly.
8. Venom (2018)
Venom is a great example of creating a separate franchise based on a popular villain. This film is hilarious, has the right amount of action and hits the mark. It just isn’t better than the top 7.
7. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man has a special place in a lot of people’s hearts, and understandably so. There are plot holes, but this is a very good Spider-Man film. Andrew Garfield isn’t the straight from the page Spidey Tom Holland is, but he brings a great take, nonetheless.
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
A phenomenal introduction to Tom Holland as the MCU’s spidey post-Civil War, that really landed with audiences but has delivered amazing sequels as well.
5. Spider-Man (2002)
The Spider-Man Multiverse wasn’t even a thought in 2002 when we got our first Spider-Man film, and it is a sure fire classic! This film is a general top five selection, yet certain things haven’t aged as well as its sequel. Just the beginning of the Spider-Man Multiverse.
4. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Tom Holland continues to shine in the franchise and Jake Gyllenhaal has a masterful performance. And that ending?! This is cinema.
3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)
A Miles Morales focused poster featuring Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker, and Peter Porker iterations (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is universally claimed to be the best animated version of Spider-Man. Miles Morales is cemented as a respected Spider-Man character following this film.
2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Often in the conversation of best superhero films ever, it takes the #2 spot because of how it set up the biggest Spider-Man crossover event ever.
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
The Spider-Man Multiverse came to a head with this one. Everything a long-time Spider-man fan could ask for encapsulated into one film. It is the culmination of three film franchises and sets the course for a second trilogy for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.