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Spider-Man Movies Ranked: From No Way Home To Spider-Man 3

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Marvel superstar Spider-Man turns 60 years old this week so, in honor of that, we thought it would be worth ranking all of the wallcrawler’s cinematic adventures from best to worst.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was the biggest movie of 2021 in terms of box office and will return to theaters as an extended version on Sept. 2, but how does its original cut fare as a standalone flick? We rank all the Spider-Man movies, from the OG Tobey Maguire flicks celebrating their 20th anniversary, to Into The Spider-Verse and beyond. No prizes for guessing which Spider-Man movie is last, but scroll down and see where we have placed No Way Home on our ranking. Then decide whether to agree with us when you get a chance to see it for yourself.

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A weird parody of the earlier, far better Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man 3 was heavily criticized on its release, and rightfully so.

But, the years have been kind and it has been a beneficiary of the many memes that developed in its wake. Spider-Man has made more memes than any other movie, except Lord of the Rings and Star Wars prequel trilogy. Re-watching Spider-Man is an exciting and unique experience. It was strange and bloated when it first appeared. In 2021 it’s an incredible amount of fun.

— Mark Serrels

Where to watch it: Spider-Man 3 is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video. It’s also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8. 99 per month after a one week free trial.

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Sony Pictures

I watched Venom with my first date, and fell asleep half way through. I was in a crowded, loud cinema. I apologise to the fans of the toothy synbiote.

— Steph Panecasio

Where to watch it: Venom is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, or to stream via FuboTV, which costs $64. 99 per month.

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9. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

It is rare for a sequel that surpasses the original. But Venom: Let There be Carnage does it in every way. The action is better and the story is far more engaging. It’s far funnier than the original. This movie also completes the origin story framework that was started in the first film with our main character becoming the anti-hero Venom “the lethal protector”. You’ll love the sequel if you enjoyed the original. If you liked the first Venom movie, you will love this sequel.

— Russell Holly

Where to watch it: Let There Be Carnage opened Oct. 1 in the US, and will hit UK theaters Oct. 15, while Australia has to wait until Nov. 25.

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8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

All the work The Amazing Spider-Man did to set up Peter as a rough-around-the-edges Spider-Man who still had some figuring out to do in terms of his moral compass, came crashing in on itself in this sequel.

Peter was the most confident and chatty Spidey version. He was torn between dragging Gwen in his drama, rekindling old friendships (no wonder Harry was so confused when Peter appeared at his door) and extinguishing a poor man using electricity. We should not forget the awkward scenes with Aunt May.

As chaotic and bloated as Maguire’s Spider-Man 3 This movie will make you shiver with fear and mistrust about the Green Goblin.

— Jennifer Bisset

Where to watch it: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available to rent or buy from Amazon Prime Video.

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7. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

In a post-blip world this Spider Man movie does a great job returning to the heart of what I love most about movies in general. This film has a nostalgic feel due to the romance and awkwardness that Peter and MJ share. The rest of the movie is more flashy than substantive at times.

The effects are great, the twist is good and Jake Gyllenhaal adds a charismatic touch to the franchise. But what matters most is Peter and his friends. These films are thriving on this! He swings and has amazing spider skills. But he’s also a high-school kid with a crush on his best friend. Seeing him deal with that as well as an element-controlling villain hellbent on destroying the world and the grief from the death of his mentor? This is what I am here for.

— Steph Panecasio

Where to watch it: Spider-Man: Far From Home is available to rent or buy from Amazon Prime Video, and also available to stream via FuboTV, which costs $64. 99 per month.

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Sony Pictures

6. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

I’m here to tell y’all that this movie is a mediocre film.

The fittingly named Marc Webb, who directed (500) Days of Summer, made the whole first third of this movie feel like a small independent film. Peter giggling at Gwen across the class. Over the skateboard scene, Coldplay’s original song, ‘Til Kingdom Come.

Peter’s Spider-Man moves are very similar to skateboarding moves and more spider-like than those of his counterparts. Andrew Garfield’s jazz hands, stutter and general weirdness are all endearing. The shockingly sexy naked chest scene.

Some scenes in this movie are a must-see. If only its comedy wasn’t so cringe and forced. It would be nice if there weren’t so many sad deaths. Garfield is underrated, and I’m glad that he was able to get another chance through the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.

— Jennifer Bisset

Where to watch it: The Amazing Spider-Man is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, and also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8. 99 per month.

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As someone who is terrified of spiders, this was a long-awaited watch. However, despite moments when my phobia took over, the movie is well worth the effort. The whole thing was amazing, from the theatrical portrayal Green Goblin to the touching moments (Uncle Ben! I’m looking at you), and it was an incredible ride from beginning to end.

While I find it hard to watch back, it is a great start point, with impressive action and just the right amount of absurdity for a superhero movie. Sam Raimi was able to balance the absurd with the serious, something that modern superhero movies should learn from. This isn’t all serious faces and punching! It’s not all about the punching and solemn faces.

— Steph Panecasio

Where to watch it: Spider-Man is available to rent or buy from Amazon Prime Video, and also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8. 99 per month.

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4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

It is hard to get excited for another reboot. It was worth it when Spider-Man Homecoming arrived, bringing Spider-Man to the MCU. The franchise’s original origin story was not used, so it got a new feeling launch. This helped Peter Parker’s growth and provided a solid foundation for the next installment.

Peter and MJ and Ned made for believable high-school students, quirky and new to the world. As much as Spider-Man is a spidey-bits character, Tom Holland made Peter believable as a high school student.

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Where to watch it: Spider-Man: Homecoming is available to rent or buy from Amazon Prime Video, and also available to stream via FuboTV, which costs $64. 99 per month.

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3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

And here it is. After all the hype, the record-breaking trailer, the rumors of returning villains — Spider-Man: No Way Home doesn’t top this list, but let’s just say it’s super, super satisfying. It is essentially a collection of twenty-five Spider-Man films. It manages to serve the fans, create a remarkably clear plot (unless your not paying attention or don’t know anything about Spider-Man), and elevate Tom Holland as Peter Parker into mature, interesting and complex territory that will make him worthy of becoming the next Tony Stark. It also has its own Spider-Man pointing to Spider-Man meme. It is a winner.

— Jennifer Bisset

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Pizza time. The second live-action Spidey adventure capitalizes on the momentum built up in the first movie and sends Peter Parker on an incredible journey that riffs on the classic Spider-Man No More comic storyline beautifully. It also features a villain in Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. Sam Raimi’s surgery room scene is a classic and still chilling many years later. It’s a joy to see him fight Spidey on the train — it was a great visual. I felt No Way Home was right in bringing him back.

The tie-in video game was excellent too. It captured the joy of web-swinging around Manhattan to a degree that wasn’t equaled until the 2018 PS4 game.

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Where to watch it: Spider-Man 2 is available to rent of buy on Amazon Prime Video, and also available to stream on Starz, which costs $8. 99 per month.

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1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Into The Spider-Verse has so many great things, that we have two entries.

Into the Spider-Verse not only is it the greatest Spider-Man movie, but it’s also the best superhero movie ever made.

The fast pace, visual flourishes and tight script make this movie stand out. It also features perfect characterisation. Into The Spider-Verse sidesteps tropes and creates a world so dense with details it rewards multiple, multiple viewings. It is as memorable on its tenth viewings as it was the first. It’s a perfect movie.

— Mark Serrels

Mark Serrels is absolutely right. Into the Spider-Verse, however, is more than just a superhero movie. It’s an animated feature that explores visual aesthetics, variable framesrates, and innovative techniques to create something truly unique. This Spider-Man saves us from the mediocrity and inconsistency of another animated film.

It’s also the only Spider-Man movie that allows Peter Parker to grow up and make his own decisions. Miles Morales forever.

— Sean Buckley

Where to watch it: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is available to rent or buy from Amazon Prime Video.

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FIFA 23 might be the best game soccer game yet for terrible sports fans, as it lets you turn off commentary that criticizes your bad playing.

Now that the early access FIFA 23 release time has passed, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can hop into the game ahead of its full release. But as Eurogamer (opens in new tab) spotted, they’ll find a peculiar option waiting for them.

FIFA 23 includes a toggle to turn off ‘Critical Commentary’. The setting lets you silence all negative in-match comments made about your technique, so you can protect your precious ego even when you miss an open goal or commit an obvious foul. The more positive commentary won’t be affected. 

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The feature looks tailored toward children and new players, who don’t want to have their confidence wrecked within mere minutes of picking up the controller. But even experienced players who just so happen to be terrible at the game might benefit.

It’s not perfect, though. According to Eurogamer, the feature didn’t seem to work during a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals match, with critical comments slipping through the filter. Still, who hasn’t benefited from a light grilling every now and then?

Polite commentary isn’t the only new addition in FIFA 23. It’s the first game in the series to include women’s club football teams, and fancy overhauled animations that take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S’s new-gen hardware. EA will be hoping to end on a high, as FIFA 23 will be the last of its soccer games to release with the official FIFA licence.

If disabling critical commentary doesn’t improve your soccer skills, maybe building a squad of Marvel superheroes will. Although you might not do much better with Ted Lasso wandering the pitch.

FIFA 23 is set to fully release this Friday, September 30.

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and Gamesindustry.biz, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games. 

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Google Pixel 7 price leak suggests Google is totally out of touch

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We’re starting to hear more and more Google Pixel 7 leaks, with the launch of the phone just a week away, but tech fans might be getting a lot of déjà vu, with the leaks all listing near-identical specs to what we heard about the Pixel 6 a year ago.

It sounds like the new phones – a successor to the Pixel 6 Pro is also expected – could be very similar to their 2021 predecessors. And a new price leak has suggested that the phones’ costs could be the same too, as a Twitter user spotted the Pixel 7 briefly listed on Amazon (before being promptly taken down, of course).

Google pixel 7 on Amazon US. $599.99.It is still showing up in search cache but the listing gives an error if you click on it. We have the B0 number to keep track of though!#teampixel pic.twitter.com/w5Z09D28YESeptember 27, 2022

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According to these listings, the Pixel 7 will cost $599 while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899, both of which are identical to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro starting prices. The leak doesn’t include any other region prices, but in the UK the current models cost £599 and £849, while in Australia they went for AU$999 and AU$1,299.

So it sounds like Google is planning on retaining the same prices for its new phones as it sold the old ones for, a move which doesn’t make much sense.


Analysis: same price, new world

Google’s choice to keep the same price points is a little curious when you consider that the specs leaks suggest these phones are virtually unchanged from their predecessors. You’re buying year-old tech for the same price as before.

Do bear in mind that the price of tech generally lowers over time, so you can readily pick up a cheaper Pixel 6 or 6 Pro right now, and after the launch of the new ones, the older models will very likely get even cheaper.

But there’s another key factor to consider in the price: $599 might be the same number in 2022 as it was in 2021, but with the changing global climate, like wars and flailing currencies and cost of living crises, it’s a very different amount of money.

Some people just won’t be willing to shell out the amount this year, that they may have been able to last year. But this speaks to a wider issue in consumer tech.

Google isn’t the only tech company to completely neglect the challenging global climate when pricing its gadgets: Samsung is still releasing super-pricey folding phones, and the iPhone 14 is, for some incomprehensible reason, even pricier than the iPhone 13 in some regions. 

Too few brands are actually catering to the tough economic times many are facing right now, with companies increasing the price of their premium offerings to counter rising costs, instead of just designing more affordable alternatives to flagships.

These high and rising prices suggest that companies are totally out of touch with their buyers, and don’t understand the economic hardship troubling many.

We’ll have to reach a breaking point sooner or later, either with brands finally clueing into the fact that they need to release cheaper phones, or with customers voting with their wallets by sticking to second-hand or refurbished devices. But until then, you can buy the best cheap phones to show that cost is important to you.

Tom’s role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.

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