Who doesn’t love the good old, friendly Spider-Man? Doctor Octopus for one. Then, there’s Green Goblin. And Sandman. And, and…the list goes on and on and on. But we here at FlickZee do love him. Hope you do too, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. Unless you are some Spidey nemesis plotting his revenge or her revenge (because you know, gender equality). Or if you are Deadpool trying to flirt with Spidey again (eye roll). Whoever you are we have got a list of all Spider-Man movies until now lined up for you. Because there isn’t anything better than a creepy crawly movie marathon (in this case creepy crawly being a man, weird, but not as weird as the song Lullaby or Spiderman by The Cure). And so, let’s begin!
This is the first Spider-Man movie of the Sam Raimi trilogy and still remains one of the best Spider-Man movies till date. Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider. Uncle Ben dies and Peter chooses to fight evil by donning the Spidey Suit which he creates himself. J. Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Daily Bugle, is set against Spider-Man and a demented enemy, Green Goblin, wants to kill him. It is up to Spider-Man to fight against them all. When he’s not Spider-Man, Peter has another mission – to woo Mary Jane. And this movie has one of the best romances on the movie screen (Hint: the upside-down lip lock).
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
As this movie opens, things are not going for Peter Parker – his school work and his relationships with friends and family are suffering. Peter meets a brilliant scientist, Otto Octavian, whose dangerous experiments are being financed by his best friend, Harry. But the Doctor’s experiments go tragically wrong and he is left in despair, with four mechanical arms. The Doctor starts stealing what he needs to resume his experiments but an important ingredient is in Harry’s possession which Harry will only give in exchange for Spider-Man.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Things seem to be going pretty well for Peter. But very soon things change, a black alien ooze attaches itself to his body and makes him give up the classic red and blue suit for a black one. The ooze improves his physical abilities but also starts affecting his emotional and mental processes. His relationship with Mary and his best friend, Harry, is strained. Very soon, enemies start surfacing and Spider-Man has to combat 3 supervillains, all set on killing him.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Peter is left with Uncle Ben and Aunt May when his parents go away. They never return, dying in a plane crash. After growing up, Peter visits Oscorp, the lab where his father worked and where he gets bitten by a spider only to become Spider-Man. A villainous lizard-like nemesis seeks to destroy Manhattan and turn all other people lizard-like because of an experiment on human body parts regeneration gone wrong.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Peter starts looking for answers to his parents’ death – unravelling secrets after secrets. Two supervillains are on the rise – Electro, a blue-collar worker turned supervillain who seeks to… he first loved Spider-man, then hated him… And because of his hate, he seeks to destroy Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, a frustrated and spoiled rich brat. Sometimes, a villain named Rhino also makes an appearance just to get his ass kicked by Spidey. Watch to know the unexplored story of Spider-Man’s parents’ death (and also to end the first reboot).
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Everyone loves a good old-fashioned homecoming. But things aren’t normal whenever Spider-Man is involved. A young Peter Parker tries to balance school and saving people and keeping his identity secret from everyone, a job which he’s not very good at. This movie cleverly skips going into the personal history of Peter and pushes us directly into the web-slinging superhero’s life. Tony Stark acts as a mentor-like figure to Peter. But in the end, it’s up to Peter to prove his own mettle in front of already famous superheroes.
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (2018)
This movie has the most Spider-Men ever, and even a Spider-Woman. Miles Morales is a 14-year-old boy who gets bitten by a radioactive spider. The supervillain this Spidey tries to stop is Kingpin. But he’s not alone in this. Joining him in his mission to defeat Kingpin are 4 more Spider-People from four different parallel universes, brought together due to an experiment by Kingpin gone wrong.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series. Our friendly neighbourhood superhero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super-heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Movies with Spider-Man in Supporting Roles
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
“Underoos!”, says Iron Man and enters the youngest ever Spider-Man for the first time ever. Worried about his homework, the youngest Spider-man is recruited by Tony Stark to join Team Iron Man to battle against Team Captain America because of the two superhero sides taking different stands on a legal accord. Spider-Man aides the efforts of Team Iron Man in stopping Captain America from letting The Winter Soldier escape from the state who is under the radar because of him being falsely framed for being involved in a terrorist attack. Though the other heroes were pretty well-established, the biggest thing fans were excited for when the trailer came out was none other than… Spider-Man!
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Thanos plans on destroying half the population of the known universe and is looking for Infinity Stones, ancient relics which will make him powerful. All heroes (almost all) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe unite to battle against him. But it has to be quick, for time is running out, and Thanos only grows stronger with every new Infinity Stone he finds. Peter’s Spidey-sense tingles and he reaches a fight scene to assist Iron Man and Doctor Strange in a battle against Thanos. Thanos escapes. Iron Man pursues him and tells Peter to stay put. But since when did teenagers start listening to elders? Spider-Man follows and becomes a part of the joint struggle of superheroes against Thanos.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Going Back to Beginning of Spider-Man
This is where it all began. The first Spider-Man movie ever – the introduction of Peter Parker, a photographer, who got bitten by a spider, gained superpowers (on a cinema screen) and saved the day by defeating a supervillain. This movie was originally made for the TV screen but it got a theatrical release in countries outside the USA. It may not have good animation but being the first one, it might acquire a special place in your heart.
Japanese Spider-Man (1978)
This movie is a spin-off of the Japanese Spider-Man TV Show which ran in Japan. It was not intended to be funny but we, the people of the Brave New World, are bound to find it so. Don’t worry about looking for the depth of character or method acting or good animation or plot build up. You won’t find any. Watch it for its quirkiness and impossible, unbelievable stunts – stunts which are too much even for Spider-man.
Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
How will Spider-Man save the world, and by the world we mean the USA when a wacky professor gives material sufficient to build a nuclear bomb to three students? But there’s a catch. The prime suspect of the Police in the nuclear bomb-related case is Peter Parker, and sometime later, Spider-Man himself. But the real enemy is neither the professor nor the students. The real enemy lurks in the shadows, working on his dangerous and secret plan.
Spider-Man: The Dragon’s Challenge (1979)
Okay, honestly, this movie is worse than Spider-Man Strikes Back, at least the latter has moments that make one laugh (not because it is humorous but because it’s made in 1978). And before seeing this movie, one is falsely led to believe that something worse than Spider-Man Strikes Back is humanly possible. We were proved wrong. This movie… The only thing about it is that, it’s there. Watch this movie if you’re done with life.