The 6 Best Tobey Maguire Movies Ranked, According to Fans

Spider-Man: No Way Home put Tobey Maguire back in everyone’s minds. The Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone Amazing Spider-Man movies saw a lot of emotional follow-ups in the Tom Holland movie, but Maguire and his villains made a huge impact, too. When Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock said that Maguire’s Peter Parker “had grown,” fans might have gotten curious about what other movies the actor has starred in. Here are the six best Tobey Maguire movies, according to fan votes via Ranker.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, who starred in 'The Great Gatsby,' the sixth best Tobey Maguire movie ranked, at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 4th Annual Saint-Tropez Gala
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire | Victor Boyko/Getty Images for LDC Foundation

1. Fans still hail ‘Spider-Man 2’ as one of the best Marvel movies

Somewhat predictably, the top fan-voted film for the best Tobey Maguire movie on the Ranker list is Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. The film improved almost everything from the first installment. Peter Parker fought Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and there was the iconic scene where Peter barely saved a train full of civilians.

Spider-Man: No Way Home took a lot of inspiration from this movie, making Dr. Otto Octavius one of the main returning villains.

2. ‘Spider-Man’ featured the first time Tobey Maguire played the Marvel Comics hero

A young Tobey Maguire first brought Peter Parker to screen in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002. He really captured the awkward energy of Peter, especially around Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst).

However, some felt that while he made for a perfect Peter Parker, they wanted a bit more from the Spider-Man side of the character. This led to the popular fan assertion that Maguire was a perfect Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield was a perfect Spider-Man, and Tom Holland balanced the two sides the best. 

3. Fans voted ‘Spider-Man 3’ surprisingly high in the best Tobey Maguire movies

Whether fans voted with an ironic or a nostalgic love, Spider-Man 3 certainly has staying power, for better or worse. It featured the hilarious sequence of Maguire’s Venom Symbiote Peter Parker dancing down the street to a jazz song.

And it inspired unforgettable lines like: “I’m gonna put some dirt in your eye.” It might not stand as Maguire’s best movie, but it certainly stayed in fans’ minds.

4. The Tobey Maguire military movie ‘The Cider House Rules’ is a fan-favorite

There have been several Tobey Maguire military movies, including Brothers and The Cider House Rules. In the latter film, Maguire plays Homer Wells, who lives in an orphanage in the World War II era.

The Cider House Rules tackled some incredibly heavy topics, resulting in some countries rating the film for only viewers 18 years or older. However, that did not stop fans from enjoying it.

5. ‘Pleasantville’ played with classic American sitcoms long before ‘WandaVision’

An incredibly unique take on the kids-sucked-into-the-TV story, Pleasantville stars Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon as siblings pulled into a black-and-white 1950s sitcom. Fans who loved WandaVision will appreciate the play on classic American TV.

As the residents of Pleasantville change and develop, the black-and-white starts turning to color. Maguire’s David applies gray makeup to Joan Allen’s character to hide her controversially gaining color in one iconic scene.

6. ‘The Great Gatsby’ just misses the top 5 best Tobey Maguire movies

Based on the classic novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby cast Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. While Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby is arguably the main character, the events of the Roaring ’20s story are told through Nick’s perspective. Maguire’s Nick received mixed to positive reviews, but fans still appreciated his take on the classic character.

Naturally, Maguire’s time as Marvel’s Spider-Man stands out to most fans. But they still have a deep appreciation for the many roles he’s played through the years.

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