Spider-Man On The Big Screen: His Films Ranked From Worst to Best


Spider-Man is one of the most popular and iconic characters in comics. His popularity has been far reaching as he still continues to remain a beloved character. With this being said it is no surprise that Peter Parker has made a few appearances on the big screen. This includes his most recent endeavor of being included into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this year’s Captain America: Civil War. The character continues to be as popular as ever, but it’s time for us to take a look back at his big screen appearances. It’s time to rank from the worst to the best films about the wall-crawling web-slinger.  With any ranking list opinions will vary so I would encourage you all to let me know in the comments what you think is your favorite or least favorite Spider-Man films.  Now on to the list!


Christian Michael Stoic

Christian Michael Stoic

Christian Michael Stoic is a writer, filmmaker, and comic lover from Los Angeles, CA. Heroic Hollywood is his introduction into the world of Journalism which...

  • Brennan Klensch

    Perfect ranking!

  • breakerbaker

    1. Spider-Man
    2. Spider-Man 2
    Big Gap.
    3. Amazing Spider-Man
    Bigger Gap.
    4. Amazing Spider-Man 2
    Smaller Gap.
    5. Spider-Man 3.

    • you hit the nail on the head!! That’s how I’d describe it!

    • char


  • 1. Spider-Man 2
    2. Spider-Man
    3. Spider-Man 3
    4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    5. The Amazing Spider-Man

  • Carl

    1. Spider-Man 2
    2. Spider-Man
    3. Spider-Man 3
    4. ASM1
    5. ASM2

    • batghost


    • Colton G

      Exactly. Even though Spider-Man 3 is disappointing, it’s still a continuation of 2 great films, while the Webb films were both just average films.

    • Worldmind

      I would add that there’s a huge gap in quality between SM3 and ASM1

    • Vicente Viejo Malo


  • Thanostic

    1. ASM
    2. Spiderman 2
    3. ASM 2
    4. Spiderman
    5. Spiderman 3

    Sorry, but actors matter. Andrew Garfield was a waaaaay better Peter Parker than Mopey Maguire, and Emma Stone is superior to Kirsten Dunst. Spiderman 2 was probably the best story, but the first 3 all suffer from a bad lead.

    • breakerbaker

      Counterpoint: C. Thomas Howell and the crane ex machina. Yeah, actors matter, and though I don’t think either Maguire (who played Peter like he was on the Autism spectrum) or Garfield (who was too suave) quite hit the mark, and I could even be persuaded that Garfield is modestly better, the mechanics of the storytelling is simply better in the first two Raimi movies–something I say despite also feeling like those movies haven’t aged particularly well.

      • Thanostic

        They definitely haven’t aged well. Know what else hasn’t aged well? Maguire’s schmoopy portrayal of Peter Parker. He makes those movies almost unwatchable for me.

      • Slātlantican

        Maguire (who played Peter like he was on the Autism spectrum)

        Great line . . . and true!

    • Unknown User

      No, read comics before you say something stupid like that.

      • Thanostic

        Who are you talking to, and what is your position? Don’t just jump in anonymously and say something douchy like that without making an actual point.

  • Sanjay

    1. ASM
    2. Spider-man 2
    3. ASM2
    4. Spider-man
    5. Spider-man 3

  • stlang

    Let’s hope the new spider-man movie knock it out the park and take the number one spot.

  • Math

    They all had their share of good and bad, so it’ll vary depending on what people value. I personally preferred Garfield’s Spider-Man personality but preferred Maguire’s Parker. The first Rami Spider-Man movie had an almost perfect first half, but then things start going a bit sideways after that. It also had that special something that happens when it’s the first time you get to see Spider-Man on the big screen. Does that excitement and willingness to let a few bad choices slide because you are just happy to finally see the web-crawler do his thing change the way to rate the movie? Some of my favorites sequences are in Spider-Man 3, but the movie had so many bad decisions that eventually ruined the experience. I guess if I look at the overall picture, I have to rate them this way :

    1. Spider-Man 2
    2. ASM1
    3. Spider-Man
    4. ASM2
    5. Spider-Man 3

    • breakerbaker

      Some of my favorites sequences are in Spider-Man 3…

      They both involve dancing, don’t they?

      • Math

        LOL… Yeah, not really. I’m talking more about some of the sandman sequences and some of the early Spidey action beats were fun… but the movie quickly went down hill after that.

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          Sandman bringing himself together was beautiful. I guess that’s the first scene they started working on and it was the last scene they delivered, only weeks or days before the film needed to be finished. It took them THAT long to get all the sand particle animations just right.

          • Math

            Yeah, I know a couple people who worked on that movie’s VFX at Sony Imageworks and apparently the producers changed their minds on a few critical elements about this shot last minute so they had to redo that entire shot in just a few days, which is crazy given the complexity of that FX shot.

  • gooched

    Spider-man 2 all the way, it isnt just the best spider-man film, it’s quite possibly the best marvel film of all time (maybe with Winter Soldier and X2 trailing behind it)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Spider-Man 2: 9 or 9.5/10
    Spider-Man: 8 or 9/10
    The Amazing Spider-Man: 7/10

    Then it’s really hard for me to rate Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Spider-Man 3 was long, convoluted, and was the biggest cinematic disappointment for me after so much hype coming off Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 (and by biggest I’m not being hyperbolic, I was ridiculously excited for the film). As bad as it was, though, it’s drifts into the category of funny-bad, where it’s just kind of bizarre some of the choices they made and it almost has a tongue-in-cheek vibe, so it’s entertaining in a way that way. This is especially true for Emo-Parker, where he demands his neighbour bring him cookies with nuts, yells as his landlord to fix his damn door, struts down the streets of Manhattan like a goofball, and humiliates Mary-Jane with Gwen at that jazz club in a really weird scene.

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2, on the other hand, is just kind of boring-bad, where it’s mostly forgettable. There’s somehow even more tonal inconsistency than in Spider-Man 3, and that’s even without awkward dance sequences! Thing is, it’s not coming after Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, so it wasn’t nearly as disappointing as Spider-Man 3 for me. It’s a tough call. What do you think?

  • Trisell Chronos

    Worst to best

    Spider-Man 3
    Spider-Man 1
    Amazing Spider-Man 2
    Spider-Man 2
    Amazing Spider-Man 1

    • Unknown User

      You’re really that stupid.

      • Trisell Chronos

        I made this post six months ago? Wow. I don’t even remember coming to this website. Also hi there Captain Insecure. And good day.

  • 5. Amazing Spider-Man
    4. Amazing Spider-Man 2
    3. Spider-Man 3
    2. Spider-Man
    1. Spider-Man 2

  • Colton G

    Ranking the suits:
    1. MCU suit
    2. AS2 suit
    3. Raimi series suit (black one included)
    4. AS1 suit

  • Marcus Duvall

    Spider-Man 3 had disappointing parts but it’s watchable. The Harry VS. Peter story was easily better than anything in Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 1 or 2.

    Meanwhile Webb’s movies had terrible casting. A Spider-Man costume that looked like something from the 1990 Captain America movie. A very unlikable protagonist. Very boring antagonists. Awful score. Amateur direction. I can’t think of a single good scene in the two films. TASM2 was as bad as Batman and Robin.

    It’s so easy & lazy to just plop Spider-Man 3 at the bottom. And it discredits the article writer.

  • dilds

    I haven’t seen the second TASM but I don’t want to belive that they managed to make something worst than the first one.

  • Rey

    No love for Nicholas Hammond?

  • Michal Jenner

    Amazing Spider-man 2 was the best and it’s a shame that so many people didn’t like it. AG did a grate job and both villains were very well done. The worst film by far was Spider-man 3.

    • TomDJ

      You should youtube Chris Stuckkman’s review on ASM2, he brings up some really good points that I never noticed before. Now when I watch it, I can’t help but notice how bad the movie was.

    • Rodrigo Olmedo Flores

      The worst one in my humble opinion it’s The amazing Spider Man 2

  • Supporter

    1. Spider-Man 2
    2. Spider-Man
    3. The Amazing Spider-Man
    4. Spider-Man 3
    5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • Ragnpool

    My Ranking the suits :
    3:spider man trilogy

  • Ian Wason

    All the movies had it wrong from the comics
    Peter’s first gf was Betty Brant, not MJ or Gwen…He met Gwen in college, not high school and MJ never even went to the same school with Pete….We didnt see Norman as Goblin in Amazing Spiderman … and oh dear, the made a mess with the Goblin in Amazing Spideman
    I hope the upcoming Spiderman will get it right

  • It’s King Dave

    Spider man did not come out in 2003 it came out in May 3rd 2002 it was actually delayed because they had to remove scenes with the twin towers because of what had happened

  • Cobadera

    Nobody going to mention the 1977 Spider-Man film that was part of the TV series? I went to the movies to watch it as a kid and Nicholas Hammond was great…

  • Arminds’ copy of Swank

    Spider-Man 2 isn’t just the best Spider-Man movie but best Marvel solo movie

  • Paps

    Yep, the best film of Spidey is definetly the second, and the figths were great.