For Millennials. By Millennials.
Since the iconic reunion scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the hype for the Marvel superhero just keeps increasing. Even though the character has been on-screen for more than two decades, fans just cannot seem to get enough of him. Over the years we have seen the franchise being handed over from Tobey Maguire to Andrew Garfield and now to Tom Holland. All of whom have justified their role in their respective films.
However, since there are so many movies and so many Spider-Mans. It can be a little confusing where to start if one wants to watch all the Spider-Man movies in order online, from the first one to the most recent. If you are one of those people who want to binge-watch all the Spider-Man movies in order but are unsure where to start and where to watch them, then we are here to help you. We have made a list of where to watch Spider-Man movies in order online for you to watch.
The iconic Marvel superhero made his theatrical debut in 2002 with ‘Spider-Man’ by director Sam Raimi. Of course, the first actor to grace the franchise was Tobey Maguire. Many believe he is the best Spider-Man since he is the ‘OG’. Alongside Maguire, the movie stars Kristen Dunst, James Franco, and Willem Dafoe.
The film features Peter Parker’s evolution into Spider-Man. It also shows how he fights the Green Goblin (Dafoe) using his newly gained superpowers. To start off your journey of watching Spider-Man movies in order, you can either buy or rent the first film on Amazon Prime.
2. Spider-Man 2
After the massive success of the first Spider-Man movie, Tobey Maguire returned to the screen with ‘Spider-Man 2’ in 2004. Similar to the first film, the second film is also directed by Sam Raimi. It also shows Kristen Dunst returning as Mary Jane. This film witnesses a new villain ‘Dr. Otto Octavius’ (played by Alfred Molina).
The second film in the franchise observes Peter Parker being unable to handle both his personal life and his superhero responsibilities simultaneously. Amidst all that he is also faced with the job of fighting the new supervillain, Dr. Otto Octavius. This addition to the list of Spider-Man movies is also available to watch by buying or renting it on Amazon Prime.
3. Spider-Man 3
This third and final installment of Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man came out in 2007 and is also directed by Sam Raimi. Not only was this Maguire’s last time leading as Spider-Man, but it was also the last Spider-Man that Sam Raimi directed. Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man is left to fight off a handful of villains. These include a new Green Goblin (played by James Franco), Sandman (played by Thomas Haden Church), and Venom (played by Topher Grace).
With this third film, Tobey Maguire’s tenure of leading the Spider-Man movies ended. Some say that while Tobey Maguire was a great Spider-Man, his enactment of Peter Parker fell short in some instances. Carrying on the watch-party of Spider-Man movies in order while also bidding adieu to Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, this film is available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.
4. The Amazing Spider-Man
Five years after Tobey Maguire’s tenure as Spider-Man ended, Andrew Garfield took over as Spider-Man in 2012’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. The film is directed by Marc Webb and stars Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans alongside Garfield. The Amazing Spider-Man re-tells the original story of the superhero. Garfield is shown as a high school student who attains superpowers. He is then faced by the Lizard who he has to defeat in a deathly battle.
While fans were taken aback by the reboot coming just five years after Tobey Maguire’s farewell, Andrew Garfield was widely accepted by the Spidey fans. Continuing on with the list of Spider-Man movies in order, you can watch Andrew Garfield’s debut in the franchise by renting or buying the film on Amazon Prime.
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
After being a massive hit with Spider-Man fans, Andrew Garfield made his second and final appearance leading as Spider-Man. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out in 2014, two years after the first one, also directed by Marc Webb. Emma Stone returned as Gwen Stacy, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, and Paul Giamatti were the newest supervillains in the movie. While Andrew Garfield was loved by the fans, his tenure as Spider-Man was short-lived and only lasted for two films.
Over the years there have been many speculations as to why, however, nothing was confirmed officially. This Spider-Man movie is also available to watch on Amazon Prime, you can either rent or buy it. You can also watch it on Netflix.
6. Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War does not feature too much of Spider-Man. However, it is the movie that introduced us to the new Spider-Man i.e. Tom Holland. It was released in 2016. While all the previously mentioned films in this list belonged to Sony Pictures, it was with Captain America: Civil War that the superhero officially became part of the MCU. This came about when it was announced that Sony and Marvel would co-produce all future Spider-Man movies.
This film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It stars some of the greatest from the Marvel universe like Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlet Johansson. It provides viewers with the perfect transition of watching Spider-Man actor change from Andrew Garfield to Tom Holland. You can watch this Spider-Man film by buying or renting it on Amazon Prime as well.
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
While Captain America: Civil War sets the stage for Tom Holland as Spider-Man, the actor truly shines in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming which came out in 2017. The Tom Holland Spider-Man tenure kicks off by introducing Zendaya as MJ, Peter Parker’s love interest, and Jacob Batalon as Ned, Peter’s best friend. It also showcases Michael Keaton as the new supervillain named Vulture.
While Jon Watts’ version does not include the origin story of Spider-Man, it does show Peter Parker’s struggle to adjust to the superhero life, similar to the previous movies. Similar to all the Spider-Man movies in order that are mentioned in this list, Spider-Man: Homecoming is also available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.
8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
In 2018, Sony Pictures, with the help of directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, introduced this animated film to the Marvel universe and it definitely deserves a spot on this list. In this movie, a different universe with several web-slinger is introduced. It follows teenager Miles Morales from Brooklyn who gets bitten by a radioactive spider. This causes him to start developing Spidey’s senses.
He eventually runs into Peter Parker who informs him that he is just one of many Spider-People and that he must use his abilities to stop the evil Kingpin. This year, a sequel to this film called Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will hit theatres. You can watch this animated Spider-Man film by either renting or buying it on Amazon Prime.
9. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game
A special mention to the Avengers movies is necessary for this list as even though they are not exactly Spider-Man movies, the superhero does play an important part in both the films. Both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame comes from directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Both films were released in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Even though Tom Holland’s Spider-Man does play an important part in the film, he does not get much screen time. Since of course most of the screen time is given to the Avengers themselves. If you are looking for a film without a lot of web-slinger, this is not the place. Unlike the previous Spider-Man movies, these films are available to watch on Disney+.
10. Spider-Man: Far From Home
The second installment to the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man came in 2019, also from director Jon Watts. Zendaya and Jacob Batalon return to the screens as their respective characters while Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson are the newest additions.
The film follows Peter Parker while on vacation in Europe where he battles four destructive elemental monsters. He soon gets assistance from Mysterio, a fellow superhero with a shrouded past. As we are nearing the end of this list of Spider-Man movies in order, you can stream Far From Home on Netflix.
11. Spider-Man: No Way Home
The most recent and what one would call the most iconic installment to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man tenure came just last year in 2021. This film is also directed by Jon Watts. The film contains an uber-talented cast of Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina. In order to hide his identity as Spiderman, Peter Parker asks Doctor Strange for assistance.
However, a number of uninvited visitors invade their world as the spell he performs becomes tainted. This film also witnesses the reunion that was every Spider-Man fan’s dream, where all the three Spider-Mans i.e. Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland come together to fight off the unwanted guests. To conclude this list of all the Spider-Man movies in order, the last and most recent film is available to stream on Netflix.