Spider-Man is a cultural icon and one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time!
The character has appeared on the big screen several times in animation and live action, where he has been played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and currently, Tom Holland in the MCU. The character has appeared in several “Avengers” films and had spin-offs to other Spider-Man characters like “Venom” and “Morbius.”
Spidey’s final big-screen appearance is in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” which is a sequel to the Oscar-winning film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and hits theaters on June 2. In honor of the new release, Moviefone is counting down the best Spider-Man movies of all time, including “Across the Spider-Verse.”
For this list, we’re only including feature-length live-action or animated appearances of the crawler that was theatrically released, including “Avengers” movies, as well as spinoffs like “Venom: Let’s Go.” There Be Carnage”.
For Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy. Between taking down the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), graduating from high school can’t come fast enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but it’s a promise he can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter discovers new clues to his past.
The seemingly invincible Spider-Man faces off against a whole new generation of villains, including the shape-shifting Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). As Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), deals with archenemy Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) and also finds himself caught in a love triangle.
“The battle within.”
2h19May 3, 2007
One of the most compelling and divisive characters in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius. Dangerously afflicted with a rare blood disease and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius makes a desperate gamble. While at first glance it seems like a radical success, a darkness in him is unleashed. Will good prevail over evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?
13. ‘Venom’ (2018)
Investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) attempts a comeback after a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent and super-powered alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a dark organization seeking its own symbiote.
“The world has enough superheroes.”
1h52October 1, 2018
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as deadly protector Venom, one of Marvel’s biggest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson as villainous Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
1h37October 1, 2021
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is an outcast high school student abandoned by his parents as a child, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he came to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that once belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is on a collision course with Connors’ alter ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
“The untold story begins.”
2h16July 3, 2012
After the devastating events of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the universe is in shambles thanks to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin). With the help of the remaining allies, the Avengers must come together once again in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, regardless of the consequences that may result.
“Avenge the dead.”
3 hrs 1 minApril 22, 2019
Following the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, Peter Parker (Tom Holland), with the help of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York . City, with crime-fighting superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture (Michael Keaton), emerges.
“Homework can wait. The city can’t.”
2h137 Christmas 2017
As the Avengers and their allies continued to protect the world from threats too big for any single hero to handle, a new danger emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos (Josh Brolin). A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect the six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
“An entire universe. Once and for all.”
2h29April 23, 2018
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will find it hard to rest – Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of the creatures that are causing natural disasters and destruction across the continent.
Following the events of “Age of Ultron”, the collective governments of the world pass a law to regulate all superhuman activities. This polarizes opinion among the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) or Captain America (Chris Evans), resulting in an epic battle between former allies.
“United we stand divided we fall.”
2h27April 12, 2016
After being bitten by a genetically engineered spider at Oscorp, nerdy but lovable high schooler Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is gifted with incredible powers to become the superhero known as Spider-Man.
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
2 hrs 1 minMay 3, 2002
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is going through a major identity crisis. Exhausted from being Spider-Man, he decides to put aside his superhero alter ego, leaving the town to suffer from the carnage left by the evil Doc Ock (Alfred Molina). In the meantime, Parker still can’t act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), a girl he’s loved since childhood. A certain anger also begins to germinate in his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco).
“There is a hero in all of us.”
2 hrs 7 minsJune 30, 2004
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is outed and can no longer separate his normal life from the high stakes of being a superhero. When he enlists the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it really means to be Spider-Man.
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) returns for the next chapter in the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” After reuniting with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Brooklyn’s friendly full-time Neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted through the multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People tasked with protecting his very existence. But when the heroes clash over how to deal with a new threat, Miles comes face to face with the other spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) juggles his high school life with that of Spider-Man. When Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk (Liev Schreiber) uses a super collider, others across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.