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05.02.2014by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Spider-man Movie Moments (Video Edition)

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 marks the fifth big screen adventure starring your friendly neighborhood webslinger and is sure to thrill with the promise of some huge action sequences. Looking back over the twelve years worth of Spider-man movies yields some clear highlight moments from all of the movies. Here are our selections for the best from all the films. See if your favorites made the list and share additional picks in the talk backs below.

Honorable Mention - WTC Teaser (SPIDER-MAN)

Only briefly seen in theaters and on some VHS tapes, the first teaser for Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN was pulled after the events of September 11, 2001. Featuring an entirely original sequence shot for the teaser, Spider-man thwarts some bank robbers by capturing them in a gigantic web between the two World Trade Center towers. A powerful and iconic image, this sequence also serves as a reminder of what a teaser should really be. There is nothing spoiled in the movie itself but we still get an incredibly exciting visual tease.

#10 - Becoming Venom (SPIDER-MAN 3)

Yes, SPIDER-MAN 3 pretty much sucked. Yes, the overall design of Venom sucked, too. But, if Sam Raimi was able to do anything correctly, it was the passing of the symbiote from Peter Parker to Eddie Brock. Almost a perfect recreation of the moment from the comic book, this scene is just about the best thing to take from the lackluster cap to Raimi's trilogy.

#9 - Surgery, EVIL DEAD Style (SPIDER-MAN 2)

With a blockbuster hit out of the way, Sam Raimi was allowed a little more fun with the second film and it shows during the Doctor Octopus surgery scene. Using his point of view tricks, zooms, and a handy chainsaw, Raimi is able to bring a little bit of THE EVIL DEAD into the world of Spider-man. Most audiences probably thought the scene was goofy, but movie buffs got the nod to the horror classic immediately.

#8 - Go, Web Go! (SPIDER-MAN)

While making Spider-man's webshooters an organic part of his body was met with disdain, the scene featuring Peter learning how to shoot them is friggin hilarious. My personal favorite is "up, up, and away, web!" but everything here is worth a chuckle.

#7 - The Transformation (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)

Sam Raimi's transformation sequence literally changed Peter Parker from nerd to super-buff hero, but Marc Webb treats the moment with a little more chaos. Peter doesn't suddenly get muscles but his burgeoning powers do cause a chain reaction of destruction while he tries to determine what the hell is going on with him. Andrew Garfield sells the scene.

#6 - Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin (SPIDER-MAN)

Dane DeHaan may not have a mask on as he plays the Goblin, but Willem Dafoe's face may have been the model for his grimaces. Even without the Power Rangers-style headgear, Dafoe's unique characteristics made him the perfect Green Goblin. The mirror scene is a classic example of just how disturbing he was able to get in character.

#5 - J. Jonah Jameson (The SPIDER-MAN Trilogy)

Even Marc Webb has talked about bringing J.K. Simmons back in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 to portray J. Jonah Jameson because he is just so damn perfect in the role. Over the top, crass, and a literal translation from the written page, Simmons does for Jameson what Heath Ledger did for The Joker. Now no one else can ever play the role quite as well.

#4 - Gwen and Peter (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)

Knock the movie all you want but you cannot argue that there is chemistry between real life couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. Marc Webb definitely found a powerful balance between these two actors that truly makes you feel that Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker were truly in love. It will be quite a challenge to find a Mary Jane Watson who can reach this level of perfection.

#3 - Doc Ock Intimidates (SPIDER-MAN 2)

This sequence served as the teaser for SPIDER-MAN 2 and is almost as good as the World Trade Center teaser for the first film. Peter and MJ's difficult conversation s punctuated by the slow motion car crash. Damn, that tire gets so close to Tobey Maguire's face that you can almost smell the rubber. A good blend of CGI and practical effects is what made this scene and SPIDER-MAN 2 work so well. I will even forgive Kirsten Dunst for not knowing where to look during the quick zooms.

#2 - The Kiss (SPIDER-MAN)

Now a permanent moment in cinema history, the upside down kiss between Spider-man and Mary Jane is an indelible image that has been spoofed countless times. Tobey Maguire has told stories that it was a tedious scene to shoot but we fans are treated to an instant classic moment in not just comic book movies but all of film. Also, Kirsten Dunst's nipples.

#1 - Train Battle (SPIDER-MAN 2)

The epitome of movie awesomeness, the train battle from SPIDER-MAN 2 feels like a comic book, video game, and dream come true. Everything blends together to create a thrilling and epic battle scene. Witty one-liners, an abundance of action, and a perfect setting makes this scene one that you can watch countless times and never get bored of. This scene is the highlight of all SPIDER-MAN films.

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5:08PM on 05/02/2014

Perfect

I saw the title and my first thought was, " GOD I hope they put the train sequence as number 1." THIS IS WHY I LOVE JOBLO over COLLIDER or an other movie site
I saw the title and my first thought was, " GOD I hope they put the train sequence as number 1." THIS IS WHY I LOVE JOBLO over COLLIDER or an other movie site
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4:43PM on 05/02/2014
I agree whole heartedly with this being the greatest moment in any of the Spider Man films. Action does not get any better then this. And the scene that takes place on the train after all of the people find out who Spider Man is, is just as memorable.

But this list could just go on and on. Like someone said below, this list could have also featured Aunt May's hero speech in Spider Man 2, Harry finding out who Spider Man really is in Spider Man 2 and two of my personal favorites, Aunt May
I agree whole heartedly with this being the greatest moment in any of the Spider Man films. Action does not get any better then this. And the scene that takes place on the train after all of the people find out who Spider Man is, is just as memorable.

But this list could just go on and on. Like someone said below, this list could have also featured Aunt May's hero speech in Spider Man 2, Harry finding out who Spider Man really is in Spider Man 2 and two of my personal favorites, Aunt May speaking to Peter about Mary Jane before the final battle in Spider Man 3, and the moment when Harry comes to help Peter fight Sandman and Venom and ends up sacrificing his life for the two of them.

Honestly, so many quality moments in Raimi's trilogy that are just so amazing and epic. On a personal level, I enjoy this trilogy much more than Nolan's Batman trilogy. Granted, they're both great trilogies, but this one came first and makes me so nostalgic just talking about them.
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4:36PM on 05/02/2014
Still my favorite villain from the entire movie franchise. He was just so good at playing a well developed character that was both intimidating and believable as a villain and sympathetic in his plight to maintain his sanity and the good natured scientist we see at the beginning. Plus the entire fight scene that follows, from the tower to the train, is still the best the entire film series has produced.
Still my favorite villain from the entire movie franchise. He was just so good at playing a well developed character that was both intimidating and believable as a villain and sympathetic in his plight to maintain his sanity and the good natured scientist we see at the beginning. Plus the entire fight scene that follows, from the tower to the train, is still the best the entire film series has produced.
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4:35PM on 05/02/2014
This is EASILY one of the greatest, most iconic scenes to occur in a comic book film and in any movie in general.
This is EASILY one of the greatest, most iconic scenes to occur in a comic book film and in any movie in general.
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4:33PM on 05/02/2014
Great scene. The action scenes with Doc Ock were beautifully shot and visually stunning.
Great scene. The action scenes with Doc Ock were beautifully shot and visually stunning.
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4:32PM on 05/02/2014
Nice scene. Their chemistry in both films is easily one of the best and stronger aspects of the new franchise.
Nice scene. Their chemistry in both films is easily one of the best and stronger aspects of the new franchise.
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4:31PM on 05/02/2014
It would be a great touch for the new franchise if Webb brought Jk Simmons back to reprise the role.
It would be a great touch for the new franchise if Webb brought Jk Simmons back to reprise the role.
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4:30PM on 05/02/2014
I also think he would make for a phenomenal Joker as well in the new DC Universe films.
I also think he would make for a phenomenal Joker as well in the new DC Universe films.
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4:30PM on 05/02/2014
Perfect casting for any comic book character ever. Hero or villain.
Perfect casting for any comic book character ever. Hero or villain.
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4:29PM on 05/02/2014
I think the comedy in the new franchise is a little TOO much (I do enjoy Peter being sarcastic sometimes, but only in small doses).
I think the comedy in the new franchise is a little TOO much (I do enjoy Peter being sarcastic sometimes, but only in small doses).
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4:27PM on 05/02/2014
Nostalgic scene right here.
Nostalgic scene right here.
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4:27PM on 05/02/2014
Great scene. Very ballsy scene to put in a comic book film like this.
Great scene. Very ballsy scene to put in a comic book film like this.
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4:26PM on 05/02/2014
The design of Venom was excellent.
The design of Venom was excellent.
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4:25PM on 05/02/2014
One of my favorite characters from the original trilogy. He was just so damn perfect for the role and he steals the scene every time he's on screen. Would LOVE to see him return in ASM3.
One of my favorite characters from the original trilogy. He was just so damn perfect for the role and he steals the scene every time he's on screen. Would LOVE to see him return in ASM3.
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4:25PM on 05/02/2014
Great teaser. The quality most teasers should strive for.
Great teaser. The quality most teasers should strive for.
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4:23PM on 05/02/2014
Great scene, but how it is that, later when Spider-man is a huge thing, no one remembers the kid who stuck to the ceiling on the subway kind of amazes me. I don't really like when films do this. You would think SOMEONE in this crowd would remember this and connect the dots.
Great scene, but how it is that, later when Spider-man is a huge thing, no one remembers the kid who stuck to the ceiling on the subway kind of amazes me. I don't really like when films do this. You would think SOMEONE in this crowd would remember this and connect the dots.
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1:41PM on 05/02/2014
"Everybody loves a hero. People line up for 'em, cheer them, scream their names. And years later they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours...just to catch a glimpse of the one who told them to hold on a second longer."
"Everybody loves a hero. People line up for 'em, cheer them, scream their names. And years later they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours...just to catch a glimpse of the one who told them to hold on a second longer."
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12:54PM on 05/02/2014

"And MTV's Best Kiss Award Winner Tobey Maguire"

You know a scene is highly rememberable and recognizable when Tropic Thunder has in it's trailer for Satan's Alley....
"5 Time Academy Award Winner Kirk Lazarus"
"and MTV's Best Kiss Award Winner Tobey Maguire" And people know what it's referring to.
That shit had me laughing with tears.
You know a scene is highly rememberable and recognizable when Tropic Thunder has in it's trailer for Satan's Alley....
"5 Time Academy Award Winner Kirk Lazarus"
"and MTV's Best Kiss Award Winner Tobey Maguire" And people know what it's referring to.
That shit had me laughing with tears.
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12:38PM on 05/02/2014

The problem is there are too many great moments and scenes in Spider-Man 2

I hate to say you forgot this scene in Spider-Man 2 and this scene in Spider-Man 2. Cause let's face it, Spider-Man 2 is the best.

1) While the train scene is still epic and lives up greatly to this very day, the most powerful moment comes in the aftermath of the action when the people on the train carry Peter's body, remark that Spider-Man is just a kid, and thank him by keeping his identity a secret.

2) I love Aunt May's speech to Peter about people loving a superhero when she's packing
I hate to say you forgot this scene in Spider-Man 2 and this scene in Spider-Man 2. Cause let's face it, Spider-Man 2 is the best.

1) While the train scene is still epic and lives up greatly to this very day, the most powerful moment comes in the aftermath of the action when the people on the train carry Peter's body, remark that Spider-Man is just a kid, and thank him by keeping his identity a secret.

2) I love Aunt May's speech to Peter about people loving a superhero when she's packing up her things in Spider-Man 2.

3) The finale ending to Spider-Man 2 where Mary Jane runs to Peter Parker not caring about the dangers they'll face because they both want each other. Then when police sirens interrupt their kiss, she looks at him and says, "Go get them Tiger". And we end with one last spin through NYC, and what looked to be a very promising look at what was to come in the next chapter.

4) Probably my most personal favorite moment in Spider-Man 2, which for me greatly summed up the conflict Peter was having with being Spider-Man was when he's looking to get dressed to go see Mary Jane's play and he can't decide what to wear out of the two outfits hanging in his closet. His dress-up tie and jacket or his Spidey outfit. And having "Hold On" by JET in the background was the perfect song for this scene. This moment still makes me both laugh, and also sympathize greatly with what Peter Parker is struggle with.

P.S. I remember seeing the Spider-Man WTC teaser trailer in the theaters, it's a great memory to have of how wonder it was seeing the WTC in a movie long before September 11, 2001.
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4:19PM on 05/02/2014
It's moment like this in the film that makes it argurably the greatest comic book film of all time.
It's moment like this in the film that makes it argurably the greatest comic book film of all time.
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12:37PM on 05/02/2014

The problem is there are too many great moments and scenes in Spider-Man 2

I hate to say you forgot this scene in Spider-Man 2 and this scene in Spider-Man 2. Cause let's face it, Spider-Man 2 is the best.

1) While the train scene is still epic and lives up greatly to this very day, the most powerful moment comes in the aftermath of the action when the people on the train carry Peter's body, remark that Spider-Man is just a kid, and thank him by keeping his identity a secret.

2) I love Aunt May's speech to Peter about people loving a superhero when she's packing
I hate to say you forgot this scene in Spider-Man 2 and this scene in Spider-Man 2. Cause let's face it, Spider-Man 2 is the best.

1) While the train scene is still epic and lives up greatly to this very day, the most powerful moment comes in the aftermath of the action when the people on the train carry Peter's body, remark that Spider-Man is just a kid, and thank him by keeping his identity a secret.

2) I love Aunt May's speech to Peter about people loving a superhero when she's packing up her things in Spider-Man 2.

3) The finale ending to Spider-Man 2 where Mary Jane runs to Peter Parker not caring about the dangers they'll face because they both want each other. Then when police sirens interrupt their kiss, she looks at him and says, "Go get them Tiger". And we end with one last spin through NYC, and what looked to be a very promising look at what was to come in the next chapter.

4) Probably my most personal favorite moment in Spider-Man 2, which for me greatly summed up the conflict Peter was having with being Spider-Man was when he's looking to get dressed to go see Mary Jane's play and he can't decide what to wear out of the two outfits hanging in his closet. His dress-up tie and jacket or his Spidey outfit. And having "Hold On" by JET in the background was the perfect song for this scene. This moment still makes me both laugh, and also sympathize greatly with what Peter Parker is struggle with.

P.S. I remember seeing the Spider-Man WTC teaser trailer in the theaters, it's a great memory to have of how wonder it was seeing the WTC in a movie long before September 11, 2001.
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12:00PM on 05/02/2014

MY TOP 3 Spidey film moments:

#3) Spider-Man 3: before Spider-Man arrives to the final battle, we see the crowd, turning their heads one-by-one while Danny Elfman's signature theme starts to play.

#2) Spider-Man 2: after Doc Ock's demise Spidey, without his mask on, turns around to Mary-Jane. They look at each other. A great secret is revealed. Very powerful scene.

#1) Spider-Man 1: The very last scene of the movie. "Who Am I? I'm Spider-Man" - then he swings across NY. I remember back in 2002, this scene alone made
#3) Spider-Man 3: before Spider-Man arrives to the final battle, we see the crowd, turning their heads one-by-one while Danny Elfman's signature theme starts to play.

#2) Spider-Man 2: after Doc Ock's demise Spidey, without his mask on, turns around to Mary-Jane. They look at each other. A great secret is revealed. Very powerful scene.

#1) Spider-Man 1: The very last scene of the movie. "Who Am I? I'm Spider-Man" - then he swings across NY. I remember back in 2002, this scene alone made me a Spider-Man fan.
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11:50AM on 05/02/2014
Not goofy at all. Terrifying. Comic Book Villains murdering doctors and chainsaws being involved... It was creepy
Not goofy at all. Terrifying. Comic Book Villains murdering doctors and chainsaws being involved... It was creepy
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11:48AM on 05/02/2014

mmmm Tia Texada!!!

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10:42AM on 05/02/2014
Really think this should be higher on the list. It's moments like this that prove Raimi was the right choice of director.
Really think this should be higher on the list. It's moments like this that prove Raimi was the right choice of director.
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10:41AM on 05/02/2014
The level of coincidence for this (or anything involving the symbiote) to happen was kinda pushing it.
The level of coincidence for this (or anything involving the symbiote) to happen was kinda pushing it.
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11:48AM on 05/02/2014
but thats how it was in the comic and in the cartoon show. Isnt every supervillain sorta like one huge series of coincidences? this lightning bolt struck here, while so and so was doing an experiment at so and so time, involving so and so animal/element etc etc
but thats how it was in the comic and in the cartoon show. Isnt every supervillain sorta like one huge series of coincidences? this lightning bolt struck here, while so and so was doing an experiment at so and so time, involving so and so animal/element etc etc
10:39AM on 05/02/2014
I like this a lot, it reminded me of the Terminator 2 "factory" teaser and the "museum" teaser for Emmerich's Godzilla. That's really what teasers should be, a taste of what to expect without actually showing too much. I wonder if a "Hitchcock gives a tour of the Bates motel" type teaser would still work today.
I like this a lot, it reminded me of the Terminator 2 "factory" teaser and the "museum" teaser for Emmerich's Godzilla. That's really what teasers should be, a taste of what to expect without actually showing too much. I wonder if a "Hitchcock gives a tour of the Bates motel" type teaser would still work today.
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10:02AM on 05/02/2014
Number one should be Harry unmasking Peter in SM2. Or either tied or close second should have been Aunt May's monologue to Peter in SM2, about what it means to be a hero. That is the best monologue in a movie ever. Still gives me chills when I hear about just catching a glimpse of your hero and finding the strength to hold on a little longer. And number 3, or a contender for 1 and 2 would be Uncle Ben's "with great power" talk.
Number one should be Harry unmasking Peter in SM2. Or either tied or close second should have been Aunt May's monologue to Peter in SM2, about what it means to be a hero. That is the best monologue in a movie ever. Still gives me chills when I hear about just catching a glimpse of your hero and finding the strength to hold on a little longer. And number 3, or a contender for 1 and 2 would be Uncle Ben's "with great power" talk.
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