‘Spider-Man’ Movies — Ranked From Worst to Best

Throughout two decades of web-slinging, rebooting, reversals of fortune, immersions into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sporadic reappearances by the Spidey-hating J. Jonah Jameson, the “Spider-Man” film franchise has been wildly inconsistent, yet remarkably indestructible. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the latest episode, a follow-up to the Oscar-winning animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018), likely will delight many long-time Spidey fans with its mythos-expanding plotting, quicksilver universe shuffling, abundant Easter Eggs, wide-ranging inclusivity, and audaciously variegated visuals — even if it totally confuses, if not actively annoys, newbies unfamiliar with the minutiae of what someone here aptly refers to as “the canon.”    

Naturally, the Spider Dude also continues to attract legions of the faithful to animated TV series and direct-to-video product, all-star MCU group gatherings — and, yes, the comic books that started it all. But the ten theatrical features — movies in which Spider-Man is the star, not an ensemble player — are our focus here in this revised least-to-best ranking.   



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