Interested in the Spider-Man movies, but don’t have free time to watch all of the films? No problem, this post – Spider-Man movies: A reference guide – is designed to help you out!

In this post I will provide answers to various Spider-Man movie related questions, to present a reference guide to Marvel’s iconic wall-crawler and the universe he lives in. This reference guide to the Spider-Man movies will explain the order to watch the films; will highlight the key characters; and will serve up all the core information you need.

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What are all of the Spider-Man movies?

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Here is a list of all the Spider-Man movies:

  • Spider-Man (1977)
  • Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
  • Spider-Man (1978) – The Japanese film (Supaidāman)
  • Spider-Man: The Dragon’s Challenge (1979)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled! (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Venom (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  • Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019)
  • Morbius (2020)

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Which Spider-Man movies are connected?

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Below is a list of all the Spider-Man movies, grouped together with their corresponding sequels:

The Spider-Man TV movies

  • Spider-Man (1977)
  • Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
  • Spider-Man: The Dragon’s Challenge (1979)

The Japanese Spider-Man movie

  • Spider-Man (1978) (Supaidāman)

The Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The Amazing Spider-Man movies

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

The Lego Spider-Man movies

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled! (2015)
  • Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019)

The Spider-Verse

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Sony’s Marvel Universe

  • Venom (2018)
  • Morbius (2020)

If you wish to watch the films in order, you can select a category from above (e.g. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy) and work your way through the list. So, if you picked The Amazing Spider-Man movies, the order would be as follows: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

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Who are the directors of the Spider-Man movies?

The Spider-Man movies are the work of multiple directors. Notable directors in the series include Sam Raimi (Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2/Spider-Man 3), Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man/The Amazing Spider-Man 2), The Russo Bros. (Captain America: Civil War/Avengers: Infinity War/Avengers: Endgame), Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming/Spider-Man: Far From Home), Ruben Fleischer (Venom), Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Daniel Espinosa (Morbius).

Who wrote the music for the Spider-Man movies?

The music heard in the Spider-Man movies is the combination of a number of composers and musicians. Those most notable composers of the Spider-Man movie music include Danny Elfman (Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2), Christopher Young & an uncredited Danny Elfman (Spider-Man 3), James Horner (The Amazing Spider-Man), Hans Zimmer & The Magnificent Six (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: Homecoming/Spider-Man: Far From Home), Ludwig Göransson (Venom), Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Jon Ekstrand (Morbius).

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Which Spider-Man movies feature Tobey Maguire?

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Tobey Maguire appears in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). In these movies, Maguire plays the role of Spider-Man against the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace) and the New Green Goblin (James Franco).

Which Spider-Man movies feature Andrew Garfield?

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Andrew Garfield appears in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). In these movies, Garfield plays the role of Spider-Man against The Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin (Dane Dehaan).

Which Spider-Man movies feature Tom Holland?

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Tom Holland appears in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). In these movies, Holland becomes part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), fighting villains such as the Vulture (Michael Keaton), Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Thanos (Josh Brolin).

Which Spider-Man movie introduces Miles Morales?

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Miles Morales aka Spider-Man, is introduced in the animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The character is voiced by Shameik Moore.

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How many Spider-Man movies feature Mary Jane Watson?

Mary Jane Watson appears in the following Spider-Man movies:

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

How many Spider-Man movies feature Gwen Stacy?

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Gwen Stacy appears in the following Spider-Man movies:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

How many Spider-Man movies feature Michelle aka ‘MJ’?

Michelle or ‘MJ’ appears in the following Spider-Man movies:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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What is the best Spider-Man movie?

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This comes down to personal preference. Those who like Venom might not care for Spider-Man 2 while those who adore Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may have no time for The Amazing Spider-Man.

Of the Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has the highest score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of 97%, suggesting it is the best received movie of the series.

What is the worst Spider-Man movie?

This is also something which comes down to personal preference and is completely open to debate. Critics regard Venom and The Amazing Spider-Man to be weaker entries in the Spider-Man movie series.

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What are famous Spider-Man movie quotes?

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There are a lot of well-known Spider-Man movie quotes. Here are some of the best (and most memorable).

  • Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben (Spider-Man 2002)
  • “Go web, go!” – Peter Parker (Spider-Man 2002)
  • “Don’t tell Harry.” – Mary Jane, Peter and Green Goblin (Spider-Man 2002)
  • “Who am I? I’m Spider-Man.” – Peter Parker (Spider-Man 2002)
  • “The power of the sun… in the palm of my hand.” – Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man 2 2004)
  • “I’m back! I’m back! My back. My back.” – Peter Parker (Spider-Man 2 2004)
  • “My spider sense is tingling – if you know what I mean.” – Venom (Spider-Man 3 2007)
  • “It always fits. Eventually.” – Stan Lee (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018)
  • “With great ability comes great accountability.” – Jefferson Davis (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018)
  • “It’s a leap of faith. That’s all it is, Miles. A leap of faith.” – Peter Parker (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018)
  • “Alright, let’s do this one last time…” – Various characters (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018)

Which Spider-Man movie features the ‘upside-down’ kiss?

The upside-down kiss appears in Spider-Man (2002). It is referenced again in Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).

Which Spider-Man movie features a Stan Lee quote at the end?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features a Stan Lee quote during the end credits. The quote is as follows: “That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”

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Which movies feature the Green Goblin?

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The Green Goblin appears in the following movies:

  • Spider-Man (2002) – Willem Dafoe
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007) – James Franco
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) – Dane DeHaan
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) – Jorma Taccone

Which movies feature Venom?

Venom appears in the following movies:

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Venom (2018)

Which Spider-Man movies feature J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson?

J.K. Simmons plays the role of J. Jonah Jameson in the following movies:

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Which Spider-Man movies are origin stories?

Spider-Man origin stories are the focus of the following films:

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • Venom (2018)
  • Morbius (2020)

What are the lyrics of the Spider-Man song which is referenced in the Spider-Man movies?

The Spider-Man song which is often referenced in the Spider-Man movies is the theme tune to the 1967 animated Spider-Man show. The lyrics to the song are as follows:

“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can.

“Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies – look out, here comes the Spider-Man.

“Is he strong? Listen bud, he’s got radioactive blood.

“Can he swing, round the thread? Take a look, overhead – hey there, there goes a Spider-Man.

“In the chill of night, at the scene of a crime, like a streak of light, he arrives just in time.

“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.

“Wealth and fame, he’s ignored, action is his reward.

“To him, life is a great big bang (up), wherever there’s a hang (up), you’ll find the Spider-Man.”

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The above reference guide should give you the basics of the Spider-Man movie series and should be referred to as a go-to list for the film series as a whole. As the series progresses or if more details are required, I will update this post accordingly.

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