The Spider-Man 2 movies to watch while playing Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 it’s finally here folks. After Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018 and Miles Morales in 2020, Insomniac fully reunited the two Spider-Men in the new PS5 game. By all reports, it’s a lot of fun.

But what if you’re looking for something thematically appropriate to watch while you’re walking around New York City, chilling between Sandman rescue sessions, or while you’re waiting to actually get the game? We got you.

With a fine-toothed comb, we’ve scoured the film library and selected only the most relevant options that seem in tune with the themes and action of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.


Spider-Man strikes back

Image: Columbia Pictures Television

director: Ron Satloff
Where to watch: YouTube

Why it is suitable: At the beginning of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, New York is under threat of cataclysm due to the Sandman’s machinations. In this film, New York is under threat of cataclysm due to the machinations of the nefarious arms dealer Mr. White. In both cases, it’s left to young, potentially overextended and overworked people to save the day.

Spiderman 2

(LR) Spider-Man confronts Doctor Otto Octavius ​​atop a moving train in Spider-Man 2.

Image: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

director: Sam Raimi
Where to watch: Netflix, Disney Plus

Why it is suitable: Ah, mentorship. It’s hard, isn’t it? in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in the video game, Peter is a bit of a mentor to young Miles Morales, showing him networks the ropes of being a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. This classic 2004 film deals with similar issues: a young genius hopes to learn from a prominent scientist, but things fall apart when the pressure of success proves too much to bear.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Peter Parker and Gwen on top of a building in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Image: Sony Pictures

director: Mark Webb
Where to watch: Netflix, Disney Plus

Why it is suitable: Making friends is easy. But maintaining friendships? This is where a little effort goes a long way. in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 the video game, Peter and Miles are basically BFFs who run around New York fighting all sorts of bad enemies and badass people. This 2014 film follows a young photojournalist who agrees to help his best friend by introducing him to a work acquaintance. Unfortunately, the introduction backfires and causes a rift between the two best friends, forcing one of them to make some tough choices.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal shake hands as Spider-Man and Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home

Photo: Jay Maidment/Sony Pictures

director: John Watts
Where to watch: Starz

Why it is suitable: Growing up comes with many new responsibilities. Maybe it’s a new job. Maybe it’s new goals you’re aiming for. Perhaps the duty you have given yourself is to protect your friends.

In this film, a young aspiring hero must balance all these responsibilities while on a school trip to Europe. now, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 doesn’t take players to Europe, but the balance between fighting evil and protecting your friends in a dangerous world is one I know the game’s main characters can relate to.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man 2099, a version of Spider-Man with a luchador-like mask and long blades on his arms, pins Miles Morales against the wall of a building so hard it leaves a hole in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Image: Sony Pictures

Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple and Vudu, coming to Netflix 10/31

Why it is suitable: in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man really wants to help people. Many people – his loved ones, the people in his immediate community and the greater New York community. It’s a lot for anyone to handle, but especially for a young person, and that tension between protecting an entire city and maintaining your relationship with your loved ones can seem impossible. Both the game and this movie deal directly with this conflict.

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