Top 10 Overrated James Bond Movies

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This is NOT a list of the worst Bond movies.

A movie can be good and overrated at the same time.

The majority of the films on this list are, in fact, good. But they're just overhyped.

The Top TenXW

1Goldeneye

Pierce Brosnan was great in the role, but this movie pretty much consists of the same generic Bond plot many of the others do. Another villain with a giant laser. It's formula well done, but still formula. - marmalade_skies

The best of a terrible run - Brosnan seemed like a good idea on paper but the reality was he was wrong for the part. The closest Bond has come to being an animatronic figure. After this it was downhill FAST.

I hate this movie and I never liked the actor.

2The Spy Who Loved Me

To accuse a Bond movie of rehasing plots is like accusing the sun of rising up every morning. It's gonna happen, and more than once. 2nd best Moore movie.

Moore, Bach and Keil do a great job on this one, but the plot is basically a rehash of You Only Live Twice. The pacing is slow, the length could have been shortened and the score was dull. - marmalade_skies

3Skyfall

I liked it, Craig/Bardem/Dench all did well, but it's overhyped. It's a clone of The Dark Knight and it runs a bit long. - marmalade_skies

No Craig Bond is bad and Skyfall looks beautiful, but the last thing James Bond needs is a backstory! And the plotholes are just SO glaring it is impossible to overlook. You know what I'm talking about.

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4From Russia with Love

Perhaps the BEST Bond - the train fight with Red Grant is still the most exciting in the series.

This movie is mint from beginning to end. Connery at his absolute best.

The first half of this movie really drags. - marmalade_skies

5Thunderball

I could have done with about a half hour less of scuba-diving, thank you. - marmalade_skies

Great Bond but yes, too much scuba-diving.

6Spectre

NO movie in the entire run of Bond films has a plot as ludicrous as Skyfall. Holes you could drive a truck through. I don't ask for realism from this series but that was beyond the pale. Spectre was a modern compendium of all that is great about Bond should have been the 50th anniversary release. I enjoyed Skyfall well enough but it does not deserve the amount of praise it gets.

IMDB rated it above the majority of Bond movies. The plot of this movie is so bad that it even manages to ruin the canon of the previous films. - marmalade_skies

Plot is so bad? Have you seen Skyfall?

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7For Your Eyes Only

Should have been Moore's last kick at the can, but it's great. Best balance of his humour and serious action. And Moonraker is awesome.

It gets an inflated amount of praise because it's not Moonraker. - marmalade_skies

TSWLM is literally the only Moore Bond Film worth watching in my opinion. Live and Let Die and For Your Eyes Only are only considered good/decent because films like TMWTGG and Moonraker set the bar so low. - Darth-Snorpy

8Never Say Never Again

Doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Octopussy. Even if Connery is in it, the cast is forgettable, the stage setting is awful, the directing is pedestrian and the soundtrack is bland. - marmalade_skies

Yeah, this isn't great ( except for the opening scene ).

9Moonraker

It has a lot of haters, but it managed to sell really well and join the annals of fantasy film history. It's a copy of a copied plot and the whole first hour is a waste of time. - marmalade_skies

Uh, I don't think this one is particularly overrated. I LOVE Moonraker from start to finish, but not many others seem to. Such good sport.

10You Only Live Twice

One of the best Bonds ever - certainly the best theme song!

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The Contenders

11The Man with the Golden Gun

Bad, yet somehow awesome at the same time.

" Come come Mr. Bond, you disappoint me. You get as much fulfillment out killing as I do, so why don't you admit it? "

Yes, it has Scaramanga in there, but the rest of the movie aside from him was just random gag scenes. - marmalade_skies

12Die Another DayV1 Comment
13Quantum of Solace
14Diamonds are Forever

Bambi, Thumper and Jill St. John? I'm in. Plus that cool elevator fight!

15Tomorrow Never Dies
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