Spider-Man movies: Ranking every Spider-Man movie before No Way Home

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. /
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Spider-Man: Far From Home photo courtesy Sony Pictures
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Spider-Man is the most recognizable hero in Marvel. Before Spider-Man: No Way Home premieres, we are ranking all the Spider-Man movies.

Spider-Man has always been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. He was one of the first characters I latched myself on to at a young age, and have followed his iterations over the years. We’re ranking all Spider-Man movies before No Way Home. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the next film in a long line of Spider-Man content, and it promises to be the biggest one yet. We already have five of the Sinister Six confirmed in Doc Ock, Green Goblin, the Lizard, Sandman, and Electro, and, for now, it seems like Peter has to fight these alone.

These villains will prove a challenge for both Marvel and Director Jon Watts in trying to make this film work without being too overstuffed. However, if the MCU has taught us anything, it is that they know how to make a quality film with a loaded cast.

Here’s how I rank all of the films in the vast Spider-Man catalogue before No Way Home.

Ranking all Spider-Man movies before No Way Home

10. Venom: Let there be Carnage

*Spoiler Warning

Venom: Let there be Carnage was the much anticipated sequel to 2018’s Venom. The movie, directed by Andy Serkis (yes, that Andy Serkis) brought back everyone’s favorite unhinged symbiote.

This film also promised to provide one of the most evil characters in ANY comic book, and we were only really given a shell of what the character was supposed to be. Woody Harrelson, and his Carnage counterpart, were more like an angsty teens than mad serial killers. A massive point of the Carnage origin story was altered to fit in more villains into the story, and the end of the film, which involved Venom eating Carnage, basically removing any chance of the character to return – at least this version of the character.

Venom: Let there be Carnage is just too much for it’s own good. It attempts to be a funny anti-hero comedy, but just becomes far too outlandish. Separating Venom from Eddie for a large portion of the film was a bad choice as well.

This film is one of the few cases of a film be SO self-aware of what it is, it becomes too much for its own good. The end credits scene is exciting, but honestly, Venom, as a concept, worked a lot better when it didn’t know it was being a comedy.