Those new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have this question in their mind how many spiderman movies are there in total.
The universe of Spider-Man has been expanding; ever since the first movie was released, spiderman has been a fan favorite. There are in total 9 movies, and a 10th movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, is on its way for all spiderman fans!
Here is our list of all the spiderman movies released to date; it includes the plot, review, and other details about the movie if you are new to the spiderman saga.
Cast-Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, JK Simsons, Rosemary Harris, James Franco
Peter Parker, a lanky fellow who is a nobody at school, is suddenly able to throw webs out of his wrists and has superhero strength. Turns out a radioactive spider bit him on an excursion trip, and from then on, he has superpowers like that of a spider.
Meanwhile, he is in love with Mary Jane Watson but cannot confess he also loses his uncle ben.
His best friend’s dad Norman Osborn is trying to kill him. Norman Osborn is a millionaire, and he performs an unstable experiment on himself, creating an evil alter ego called Green goblin, who is after spider man. This revelation changes his life, but there can be a superhero without a villain, right?
They come face to face at the end; who will win?
The first time Spiderman came to all our lives and thankfully never left. Sam Raimi changed the face of superhero movies and created a foundation for the spiderman universe to spread its wings and fly.
This Columbia picture is the story of a boy who has a big secret. For him and us, it is the first time we are in this world. The casting of Tobey Maguire was an absolute genius, and he looks bewildered and equally innocent.
At that time, every 20-year-old guy could relate to spiderman and saw themselves in him. He was a hero rooted in reality, orphaned, and losing his uncle made for a compelling back story. He was also looked down by his classmates as a weakling.
The weakest in the class turns out to be the talk-of-the-town, he is the superhero who everyone can stop talking about, and that’s what makes spider man so much more special.
We have a lot of fun as Peter Parker explores his ability; we are heartbroken when he deals with his moral dilemmas because ‘with great power comes great responsibility. The drama that is created by Spiderman’s arch-enemy is his best friend’s father, which adds more tension and adrenaline.
Every actor does a fantastic job. Willem Dafoe is having the time of his life playing two personalities, and he pulled it off so damn well. Kirsten Dunst is cute, and a good actor; her chemistry with Tobey Maguire sizzles through the screen.
Spiderman is thoroughly entertaining, and you will feel cathartic being a part of this world. The dark streets add more drama to the entire movie. It is vibrant, classic, emotional, and represents the gold standard of superhero movies.
2. Spider-Man 2
Director- Sam Raimi
Cast- Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Dylan Baker, JK Simmons, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Daniel Gillies
After becoming Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s life has not been the same. He has been fighting villains and trying to be alive. His grades are slipping, and he cannot hold down a job. Mary Jane, the love of his life, gets engaged to someone else.
On top of all this, Jonathan, the journalist, constantly blames Spider-Man for all the things that go wrong in the city. Peter decides to give up on fighting crime, but his plans are interrupted by Dr. Octavius.
Doctor Octavius is an eccentric, obsessive scientist whose failed experiment transformed him into a half-octopus. He is causing havoc with his four tentacles, which makes Peter wonder if it’s time for Spiderman to make an appearance. He is popularly known as Doc Okc or Doctor octopus.
This is the second movie in the Sam Raimi trilogy of spider man movies, and it is a spectacle. After the magnanimous success of the first Spider-Man film, there was a lot of doubt regarding the quality of Spiderman 2 and a lot of pressure to do better than Spiderman 1.
Fortunately, spider man 2 managed not just to put all doubts to rest but exceeded the expectations of everyone. The cast remains the same, which is a plus; the audience was in love with the cast.
Spiderman 2 has a strong story, just like its predecessor, and the main focus is balancing Peter Parker’s identities- Superhero and the Young boy. Sam Raimi makes Spider-Man do the everyday task, and seeing that is such a treat.
Spiderman 2 has better VFX, making the round visuals even better. It has a lot of adventure, thrill, emotion, and drama. You will undoubtedly fall in love with this movie and Tobey Maguire.
3. Spider-Man 3
Director- Sam Raimi
Cast-Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Cromwell Cromwell, Bryce Dallas, James Franco
Peter Parker has a better hold of his life than before, and he has pieced together various parts of his life into a new whole. However, there are many more challenges coming for the young peter parker.
His best friend Harry Osborn has taken over his father’s evil personality and is behind Parker as the New Green Goblin to seek revenge for his father. Peter Parker also has to catch hold of Sandman, who killed his Uncle Ben.
When trouble surrounds him, his suit turns black, which amplifies his powers and the negative side of his personality; he no longer can exercise control over himself. The slimy black thing is Venom.
Peter Parker has to reach deep into himself, and he does not only have to fight the super villains but also himself. Will he succeed? Watch the movie to find out.
This is not as good as the first spider-man film or the second Spiderman movie, but on its own, it is a great movie. Made with the same cast, Sam Raimi trilogy is here, his third film creatively lacks what his other two films had.
There is large-scale action, more drama with Mary Jane, and much better visuals, but this movie tries to be too many things at once. It struggles to find its purpose, and there are too many villains and too few stories to hold it all together.
4. The Amazing Spider-Man
Director- Marc Webb
Cast- Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Stan Lee, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing spider man movie starts from the beginning. Peter Parker is a teenager whose parents abandoned him, and he lives with his aunt May and uncle Ben. Like every teenager, he has many doubts and insecurities growing up, and he is trying to figure out who he is.
Peter Parker comes across a suitcase related to his parents, and he finds odd material in it. He is in love with Gwen Stacy, and they are trying to figure out love, commitments, and relationships together. He also has a new secret which creates more problems for them.
Peter has to make decisions that will impact his entire life. He goes to Oscorp, where his father’s partner Connors works. This leads him to a face-off with Connors’s alter ego, the Lizard.
Spider-man is funny and very attractive; he shoots webs, flies, and jumps around the city from one building to another. It is too much fun to watch, and the audience can’t get enough of it.
One of the best things about this movie is that it is faithful to its source material: comic books; for all comic book lovers, this will be an absolute treat. Even though this Spider-Man movie has a similar plot to the first film has a lot of differences. To begin with, women have been shown in a better light.
Sam Raimi’s trilogy showed all women as pathetic human beings; this movie takes a kinder lens toward the females and gives them more flesh and blood. They are thinking and feeling beings, and they do not exist as just love interests or motherly figures for the superhero.
This movie escapes being predictable; it does not follow the common storyline of a girl getting kidnapped; spiderman will save her; it instead adds its twist and turns to shock the audience, and it will keep you guessing only to have you guess it wrong.
Amazing spider-man is a good movie, and it avoids a lot of cliches which gives it fresh air. It is entertaining, and the performances make it a compelling watch.
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Director- Marc Webb
Cast- Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx
Peter has always struggled to balance his normal life and his responsibility as a superhero, and it has always been one of the biggest conflicts. Things get tougher in this one, as he is having the time of his life swinging from one skyscraper to the other great danger awaits him.
An army of villains is ready to attack and destroy New York, and only Spider-Man saves his beloved city and its people. Electro returns with Henry, and Peter realizes that his enemies are stronger than him. He also discovers all his enemy has had something in common- Oscorp.
This movie has a lot of emotion, and it spends a lot of time on Peter and Gwen’s relationship. There is also a lot of action; sometimes, the action might get overbearing. Credit where it’s due, this movie has jaw-dropping visual effects and a lot of emotion.
Amazing spider man 2 is filled with clever-one liners and some solid moments where the film shines very bright. It was heading towards a more rom-com genre than a superhero movie, but the villains come into the movie by then.
Andrew Garfield’s natural charisma helps the movie in more than one way; the presence of a stronger villain raises the stakes a lot higher, which adds a lot more excitement. Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, and DeHaan gave strong performances making this film quite delightful.
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Director- Jon Watts
Cast- Tom Holland, Robert Downey jr, Michael Keaton
Spiderman has had the taste of Avengers; after his time with the Avengers, he returns to live with Aunt May and remains under the watchful eye of his mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to get back to his usual activities, but he is distracted.
He wants to be more than just ‘your friendly neighborhood spider man.’ Meanwhile, Vulture rises as a villain threatening everything Peter Parker holds close, especially his values and the people he loves.
Spider-man homecoming stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker; spider-man homecoming is not just funny. It is very funny. This movie is packed with great action, CGI, stunning visuals, humor, emotion, and fun.
It is also a very important movie leading up to Avengers: infinity war and Avengers: End Game.
Tom Holland delivered a fun, delightful performance bringing teenage energy into the spider man movie. Peter Parker is vulnerable yet firm, the entire cast does a good job, and the presence of Robert Downey jr automatically lights up the screen.
7. Spider-Man: Into the spider-verse
Director- Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman
Cast- Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld
A New York City teenager, Miles Morales has to live up to his father’s expectations, who see Spider-Man as a menace. He is close to his uncle and goes spray painting walls with him in an abandoned station where a radioactive spider bites him, and he becomes a spider man.
Miles also witnesses the death of the current Spider-Man trying to save New York city from the explosion. Miles becomes the new spider and tries to honor his legacy. Kingpin tries to build a collider that could probably destroy New York City.
It is Miles’s responsibility to stop him. Will he be able to? Comes to his help Spider-Man and women from various other universes, and together they try to stop Kingpin from burning the city into ashes.
This is arguably the best Spider-Man movie out there, and it is also one of the finest animated movies. Spiderman: Into the spider-verse is FUN, and the animations steal the show. The movie feels like it has been made out of a comic book!
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who made the first Lego movie get their creative minds together to give us another memorable yet enthralling animated movie.
We follow Miles Morales’s journey, a spiderman in his universe; yes, this movie has a lot of multi-versal travel. Miles is a black person, which adds more color to his character (no pun intended). He is so full of life, art, and music, and it is all very refreshing and intriguing to watch.
Miles learns how to be a hero with the counsel of many spider-men and women from other universes. He is no beacon of hope, morally upright, or a hero that has come to save the universe. This movie is not preachy, and it is not trying to solve racism; it is not giving moral lectures. It is just for us to have a good time.
The movie moves quickly through the silly bits and pauses for the heart-tugging moments. The story is clever and complicated enough to keep the viewer hooked, and it is meant for you to lose yourself in this wild and creative universe, Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The visual effects are straight out of a comic book, making it more refreshing and amusing to watch.
8. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Director- John Watts
Cast- Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal
Box office 113.19 crores USD
Following the events of the Infinity War, Peter decides to leave everything behind and lead an everyday life, so he joins his friend Ned and MJ on a vacation trip to Europe. His plans are quickly interrupted by supernatural creatures attacking.
Nick Fury gives peter parker Tony Stark’s glasses which have immense power, and peter feels that he is not worthy of them and tries to find someone else. Mysterio emerges, helping Parker defeat the creatures.
Parker hands over E.D.I.T.H to him. Was it the right thing to do? Watch Spider-Man: Far From home to find out.
Columbia Pictures presents yet another compelling Spider-Man movie to us. Tom Holland gets in the character’s skin, and it feels like he was born to play spiderman. His chemistry with Zendaya has also been highly appreciated onscreen.
This movie is even better than Homecoming; a mourning spider trying to be a student and then forced to become a superhero is quite intriguing to watch. The movie is fast-paced; an hour goes by without even realizing it.
Some smacking actions and elevating moments make us cheer for Spidey. We also root for Spidey and MJ to get together. Please do not leave without seeing the mid-credit scenes. They have some major clues for what’s next in MCU.
9. Spider-Man: No way home
Director- Jon Watts
Cast- Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch
Box office- 189.3 crore UDS
Peter Parker’s identity is revealed to the entire world, and everyone around him or related to him is in danger. He tries to make everything right, but he goes to Dr. Strange for help when he cannot.
Strange tries to cast a memory spell on everyone so that they forget the events which revealed the identity of spiderman to the world. The spell goes extremely wrong, and all hell breaks loose.
The multi-verse is shattered, bringing in monsters from all universes that could destroy the planet.
The Tom Holland trilogy comes to an end, and This movie is the best conclusion to the trilogy. The movie starts as fun, safe and funny it ends are emotional, heart-wrenching, and satisfying.
It is a love letter to all Spider-Man movies, stories, character arcs, and struggles. The movie does ride heavy on nostalgia and will leave you in tears.
How should you watch these movies, you ask? Here’s how
Sam Raimi’s trilogy
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Marc Webb Duology
The Amazing Spider-man(2012)
The Amazing spider man 2( 2014)
Jon Watts trilogy
Spider-Man homecoming (2017)
Spider-Man: Far from home (2019)
Spider-Man: No way home (2021)
Spider-Man: Into the spider-verse(2018)