If you’re binging past Spider-man movies before the new one, here’s the best order to watch them in.
Wondering what order should you watch Spider-man movies in? There’s no perfect answer, but we’ve laid out the viewing experience we think makes the most sense.
Many people are wondering this same question as the new Spider-man movie is just months away. That new film is called Spider-man No Way Home and its trailer broke viewing records.
The plot of Spider-man No Way Home – as revealed in the trailer – revolves around Spider-man wishing the world didn’t know his identity, so he enlists Dr. Strange to help make the world forget – to unexpected consequences.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. After all, Spider-man: No Way Home will make no sense if you haven’t seen the rest of the films Tom Holland has appeared as Spider-man in (and, perhaps, earlier Spider-man films too).
What Order Should You Watch Spider-man Movies In? Non-Spoiler List
If you haven’t seen the Spider-man films before, this post will contain some SPOILERS. So big SPOILER WARNING ahead. However, if you just want a non-spoiler list of the order we recommend watching the films in, here’s that list now:
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Spider-man Homecoming (2017)
- Avengers Infinity War (2018)
- Avenger Endgame (2019)
- Spider-man Far From Home (2019)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
- Spider-Man (2002)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
- Spider-man No Way Home (2021)
What Order Should You Watch Spider-man Movies In? SPOILER List
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
This is the film that introduced Tom Holland’s Spider-man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This is the most contemporary version of Spider-man – the one that appears in all the MCU movies. In Civil War, Iron Man enlists Spider-man’s help in fighting Captain America.
Spider-man Homecoming (2017)
Homecoming followed Spider-man’s appearance in Captain America Civil War in the MCU. It was Spider-man’s first solo outing (although Iron Man did appear).
Avengers Infinity War (2018)
Infinity War was the first part of Marvel’s big cross-over extravaganza. Spider-man is thrust into a battle with half of all life at stake.
Avenger Endgame (2019)
The immediate sequel to Infinity War, Spider-man returns to help defeat Thanos once and for all.
Spider-man Far From Home (2018)
Far From Home was the first MCU movie right after the events of Endgame. It takes place 8 months after Endgame and delves into a world without Iron Man and how that affects Spider-man. This is also the movie where Spider-man’s identity is revealed to the world – which kicks off a big plot point in the upcoming Spider-man No Way Home (2021).
Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse doesn’t take place in the MCU (yet). But this is the next Spider-man movie to watch after Far From Home and before No Way Home. Why? Because it introduces the concept of the multiverse, which is rumored to be a big plot point in Far From Home.
This is the “original” Spider-Man movie from 2020 starring Toby Maguire. It’s still considered one of the best superhero films of all tie even though it isn’t part of the current MCU. However, Now Way Home could change that…
Spider-man 2 (2004)
This is the sequel to 2002’s Spider-man and is even better than the original. It’s critical to watch this before No Way Home as the villain of this movie – Doctor Octopus – appears in the No Way Home trailer…
Spider-man 3 (2007)
The final in the Toby Maguire trilogy of Spider-man films. The Sandman character is awesome. Everything else sucks.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
This is Sony’s next attempt at a Spider-man universe. It stars Andrew Garfield as Spider-man. While the film isn’t horrible, it’s not great. However, due to possible multiverse hijinks in No Way Home, you should watch The Amazing Spider-man as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The final Spider-man film before the character was rebooted and joined the MCU, this is the last film to feature Andrew Garfield as Spider-man. Again, it’s not horrible, but it feels very much like a superhero movie that is of its time (before all superhero movies were interconnected).
Spider-man No Way Home (2021)
This is the film that comes out in December 2021. If you want to understand it, be sure to binge the other Spider-man movies in this list first!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does Spider-man No Way Home Come Out?
Spider-man No Way Home is released in theaters on December 17, 2021.
Q: Is Spider-man No Way Home available on Disney Plus?
Spider-man No Way Home doesn’t come out until December 2021, but when it does, it will be a theater-only release. The film also will likely never be available on Disney Plus because Disney doesn’t own it, Sony does.
Q: Why is Doctor Strange in Spider-man No Way Home?
According to the trailer for Spider-man No Way Home, Doctor Strange is in the movie because Peter Parker goes to him in hopes he can get the world to forget he is Spider-man.
Apple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering tech on KnowYourMobile for the best part of 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer at other publications including VICE and Fast Company.