You might be asking if you need to have a Spider-Man movie marathon before going to see No Way Home. And the answer is definitely YES, but it doesn’t have to be as long as watching all the Marvel movies in order. We can help those crunched for time shorten things up a bit. Here are the three movies you MUST see before watching Spider-Man No Way Home to get the full impact of the film. Affiliate Links are included in this post.
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About Spider-Man: No Way Home
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero.
When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Watch the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home here.
Three Must-See Movies Before Watching Spider-Man No Way Home
Warning: while we have a no-spoiler policy here, just the very idea that you might want to watch movies before this one could be considered a spoiler. But we’re assuming you knew that before you opened this page, so we’re all good. There will be no REAL spoilers for Spider-Man No Way Home in this post.
That being said: Spider-Man No Way Home is epic- it’s huge- it’s just a whole lot!
And if you want to make sure you get the most out of your latest Spider-Man movie, check out this list of movies to watch before heading to the theaters.
If you have time for a full Spider-Man movie marathon, GO FOR IT. We highly recommend this route and have the movies listed that you may want to watch if you have the time.
You will not be disappointed (except for maybe Spider-Man 3. It’s, um, not good… but we digress…).
But if you plan to hit the theater soon and really are looking for a quick recap of the who, what, where, and how of all things Spider-Man, this is the list for you.
Here are the three movies you MUST see before watching Spider-Man No Way Home to get the full impact of the film.
We won’t go into detail as to WHY these movies matter to preserve the magic, but trust us, you’ll be glad you took the time to watch these once you’ve settled in for No Way Home.
1. Watch Spider-Man (2002) Before Watching No Way Home
Start with the beginning of the story and get the history of Peter Parker the old school way.
2. Spider-Man 2 (2004) Needs A Rewatch In Your Spider-Man Movie Marathon
Doc Ock is a great villain and he’s prominent in this movie.
It’s not a spoiler to say that he is featured extensively in No Way Home, so don’t @ us!
3. Finally, Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Before No Way Home
This one has a lot of great moments that you’ll be glad you revisited.
And honestly, Andrew Garfield is a heck of an actor so you really cannot go wrong taking more time watching him on screen.
Where Can You Stream Or Rent The Spider-Man Movies?
I included links to Amazon rentals, but here’s a full list as well.
Bonus Movies To Watch Before Spider-Man No Way Home
You probably don’t *need* them, but if you want a little refresher on the current Spider-Man/Avengers crew, those movies will bring you up to speed!
Enjoy your Spider-Man Movie marathon!
Check out Zendaya’s MJ quotes from the movie too. She’s so great in this one!
Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.