Every Spider-Man Animated Series, Ranked By IMDb

Every Spider-Man Animated Series, Ranked By IMDb
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Which Spider-Man cartoon holds a special place in the hearts of fans?

Spider-Man’s animated journey has been as varied and vibrant as the character himself. Each series offers a unique take on our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Let’s remember those iconic (and not so iconic) cartoons.

10. Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021) — 5.9 IMDb

This show is a fresh take on our beloved web-slinger, aimed at a younger audience. It introduces Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales as Spidey's amazing friends. It’s a fun watch for the little ones.

9. Marvel's Spider-Man (2017) — 6.2 IMDb

Many fans appreciated Marvel's Spider-Man (which was subtitled Spider-Man: Maximum Venom for its third season) for its solid storytelling and acting.

The show also does a great job blending 2D character animations with cool 3D backgrounds. It is not the best Spider-Man series, but it is still worth watching.

8. Spider-Man Unlimited (1999) — 6.3 IMDb

This series was a departure from the classic Spider-Man narrative. Here, Peter Parker chases Venom and Carnage to a cyberpunk Counter-Earth. Unfortunately, the series was short-lived, often attributed to its stark shift in story.

7. Spider-Man (1981) — 6.9 IMDb

This cartoon balanced Peter Parker’s personal life with his superhero escapades, mirroring the comics. The series was light on drama but high on fun, introducing a generation to Spider-Man's iconic rogues' gallery.

6. Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003) — 6.9 IMDb

Post the success of Sam Raimi ’s Spider-Man film, this series aimed to continue the narrative. Even though its early-2000s 3D animation hasn't aged well, it is still a unique chapter in the history of our beloved webhead.

5. Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) — 7.2 IMDb

Initially, the lighter tone of Ultimate Spider-Man was jarring for fans, especially following the cancellation of Spectacular Spider-Man. However, this series grew into its own, presenting a zany Peter Parker leading a SHIELD-backed superhero team.

4. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) — 7.2 IMDb

This series paired Spider-Man with Iceman and Firestar. It remains a beloved part of Spider-Man’s history, fulfilling every comic-loving college student’s dream of living with best friends and fighting crime with awesome powers.

3. Spider-Man (1967) — 7.3 IMDb

This series was Spider-Man's first leap onto screens, with its iconic theme song and cheesy adventures that have since become meme gold. It holds a special place in the hearts of fans.

2. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008) — 8.4 IMDb

After a hiatus following the failure of 2003’s series, Sony returned with The Spectacular Spider-Man. Despite its untimely cancellation after Disney acquired Sony's animation rights to Spider-Man, the series remains a fan-favorite.

1. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994) — 8.4 IMDb

The '90s reboot that captured the hearts of a generation. With impressive animation and a deep respect for each character, this series was a pivotal part of the Marvel animated universe.

How many Spider-Man animated series have you watched?