Top 10 James Bond Movies

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It remains to be seen how well Daniel Craig will be received in "Casino Royale," but with the movie?s premiere only weeks away, this is a good time to look back on the best of 007?s adventures to date.

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1Casino Royale (2006)

This is the best one--has everyone of bonds characters, the gadgets, the car, the girl, everything. Pierce brosnan and sean connery both come after daniel craig... Its awesome

This movie is just awesome... Daniel craig has performed very well, and the highlight is the astin martin car!

This movie blew me away! Quantum of solace didn't even have the james bond theme music

Amazing Bond movie

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2Goldfinger (1964)

"Do you expect me to talk?
- No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die! "
Goldfinger is the most brained, evil minded, ruthless Bond villain ever, and has the coolest henchman of all : Oddjob! That's why it's the best Bond movie!
But why on earth From Russia with Love didn't even make the list?

Most people consider this #1 -- my argument is that since Bond spends most of the middle section of the film locked up in a cell, it's not quite as exciting as From Russia with Love. But those two films, in terms of story and direction, set a standard for the Bond films that has not been repeated since. - ronpanarotti

Even though the bond films are really good (especially Casino Royale) Goldfinger is full on Bond, I mean that golf game is fantastic it sums up Bond and Goldfinger perfectly, Bond uses his mind and has patience while Goldfinger is cheating with confidence. The new Bond films are slowly becoming more like the Bourne franchise: Action, (Well directed action that is) and humourless. Bond himself should be witty and once it comes to Q telling him about the new gadgets, childish. I love Goldfinger so much and many people now a days never really watch the classics they stick with the new ones. Now don't get me wrong the new ones are still class besides Quantum. I just think that directers are falling further away from what Sean Connery was, I mean he was BOND like Mel Gibson will always be Mad Max. I hope I don't get assassinated for this.

How is this not #1?! This movie is forever a classic and when people think about a Bond movie, this comes in mind first.

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3GoldenEye (1995)

This was, is, and will always be not only my favorite 007 movie but also my favorite movie of all time. GoldenEye is about two spies who were former friends and are now bitter enemies. The Bond girl actually had a major role unlike the others and the movie revived the 007 franchise. People thought that Bond was no longer good but GoldenEye brought back the 007 greatness.The fight between 007 and 006 was my favorite part of the movie, two sworn enemies at each other's throats was just exceptional. - bishop.moore07

goldeneye was a really good film staring pierce brosnan who is well I think the best actor who has played james bond in a long time

Very exciting, thrilling and superb. Get prepared for loads of action

Best movie ever

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4Skyfall (2012)

Daniel has made 007 three dimensional. It's gritty, tense, and full of non-stop action. Gone is snobbish playboy (Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan) who would seem inept in going mano y mano, Craig's a scrapper and when he chases a villain, he does it with singular, focused and ruthless intensity. Terrific surprise ending. And great use of the classic DB5. Can't wait for the next installment. Daniel Craig is 007.

This movie was an absolute blast! There was so much to enjoy in what is, in my opinion, likely the best of the series. Everything from the opening titles to the gun barrel at the end was top-notch. - BKAllmighty

Skyfall is the best J. Bond 007 movie in the world better than any other action film ever not even the best in the world the best in the universe

Best bond movie. Brilliant movie to celebrate 50 years of bond with some excellent scenes. The villain is really good with a good toon and good end to him

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5From Russia with Love (1963)

From Russia with Love is simply amazing for a Bond film. Even though it was made in the 60's, all the spy and humor elements that make Bond are present in this film. The girl he gets with is beautiful even by today's standards. The plot line is believable, there are no giant lasers and invisible cars in this film. Sean Connery pulls off the character to perfection and I believe this is his best film. Also, Red Grant is cool as Bond's nemesis and definitely a worthy opponent both physically and mentally. SPECTRE is also introduced in this movie which begins the plot line for many subsequent Bond films later on. If you call yourself a Bond fan, this is a movie you must see. Sean Connery pulls off the character to perfection and I believe this is his best film. - InhaleDeep

The only Bond movie to date that truly involves espionage. It's got Sean Connery, the best Bond of all time, in top form, with the best plot of the entire series and superb villains in the form of Lotte Lenya (Rosa Klebb) and Grant (Robert Shaw). Plenty of suspense, minimal gadgets, and Bond is forced to rely on his wits as a ruthless combination of spy and detective. - ronpanarotti

Oh, yes, From Russia With Love has it all. A villain who's every bit as smart and tough as the hero (and admit it, Shaw blows Connery off-screen). Before Bond started being about exotic locations and ludicrous gadgets.

Everyone thinks this movie is great no I think it's not not great despite the henchman. Still Sean Connery one of the best bond actors

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6On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Despite George Lazenby, this is one of the best in the series, with some scenes on par with a Hitchcock thriller. If Connery had done this movie, it probably would have been the best Bond of all time. The Bond girl is a real character instead of a bimbo, there is a compelling love story, and the ending is unforgettable, packing an emotional punch not often seen in Bond films. - ronpanarotti

If Connery had made this film, it wouldn't have been nearly as good. In the 1960s, Connery WAS Bond. After he left, the filmmakers were faced with a seemingly insurmountable task: they had to convince the public that Lazenby, a model with little acting experience, could fill Connery's shoes. Since the filmmakers knew that Lazenby didn't have the chops to carry the whole film, they made sure that the rest of the film--the script, the sets, the scenery, the supporting players--were stellar. Their anxiety over the film's success propelled the film makers to new creative heights, and without that spark, the film would have been lackluster.

In my opinion this was by far the best film. In part because it was the best book, in part because having read all the Ian Fleming books, George Lazenby immediately seemed to fit the characterisation portrayed in the books and in part because of the stunts, spectacular scenery and gentle humour. To me it had everything.

No way. Not at all the best bond film. George was a bad bond actor

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7Live and Let Die (1973)

This is the best James Bond film by far. It has the greatest boat chase ever in it as well, this is a must see film. I liked the story line to this film because I think setting things I. Tropical places and exotic places are good ideas

A stylish introduction for Roger Moore's Bond, with great action sequences and more down to earth bad guys. Lots of fun. - ronpanarotti

I'm a really big bond fan I can't pick the best because it is really hard but I guess this is the most entertaining.

This is the weirdest bond movie. Anyway it s not even the best

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8The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Indeed this is Roger Moores best film in the role easily! It has the best bond girl, that helps James Bond and yet doesn't just sit around like most of the other ones, Agent X or Anya Amasova. Jaws is the most iconic sidekick ever! And the fact that fish loving maniac Karl Stromberg has Webbed hands is just amazing.
Bond is at his best when he is suave yet sofisticated, fun yet lethal and by god does Roger Moore do it! Absolutely fantastic and also has one of the best story lines of the series and we get to see more of where James bond originated from the navy, this is not shown in many of the Sean Connery films! The film also features the most iconic car of the franchise! The lotus!
Nobody does it better than Moore and it doesn't get any better than this film!

Also quick not- For Your Eyes Only- great movie with the added bonus of a one certain Margaret Thatcher!

Roger Moore's best film, and it blends most of the Bond elements perfectly, resulting in a highly entertaining movie that is never dull and features one of the most memorable Bond villains: the 7-foot steel-toothed killer Jaws. - ronpanarotti

Roger Moore's and the series' best film. This movie hit the right tone for Roger Moore's Bond. The car chase and climax are excellent and Jaws is one of the best of the series' villains.

This is Moore's Goldeneye. It's basically the plain standard Bond formula plot except it's more refined. - marmalade_skies

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9Dr. No (1962)

The unforgettable entrance of Ursula Andress -- still the best Bond girl -- earns this one a place in the top 10. Much grittier than many of the films that followed, with Connery especially ruthless and cold-blooded (like the scene where he shoots an extra bullet into one of his enemies for fun). - ronpanarotti

Amazing movie. Started the whole series up. Sean Connery is THE original James Bond. Casino Royal was good, but I bet that everyone who voted for it hasn't seen the older 007 movies. That's the case with most people who say Daniel Craig's 007 flicks are the best.

This is the movie that started it all, I mean Sean Connery is not only the best Bond, he is the original, most of all the Bonds after him did have class and elegance, but no one like him.

Unforgettable bond movie especially the cast especially unsalable address best bond girl

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10Thunderball (1965)

Another of Connery's better films, with a compelling plot and superior direction. The underwater scenes get a bit tedious, but Connery seems to be enjoying himself throughout. - ronpanarotti

Thunderball's pacing is excruciatingly slow, the plot is the stuff of parodies, the characters are misused, under-utilised and over-utilised all at the same time, and the editing is just cheap.

I fell asleep a third in; the underwater theme just doesn't do it for me.

It's got the best bond scene in it.

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The Contenders

11Moonraker (1979)

JAWS IS the BEST VILLAIN/HENCHMAN EVER! - BKAllmighty

I played moonraker on the James bond 007 legends,. And you wouldn't believe how cool it is. Plus I like Josh and his girl friend. Roger Moore is the funniest actor in James bond history!

Has all of the witty humor of a Bond movie, plus the cool and wacky gadgets that a Bond needs.

WAY unrealistic! WAY entertaining!

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12Licence to Kill (1989)

I love this Bond movie, always been my favourite one. it is probably the most underrated. Everyone views it as violent, and yes, it is quite a bit more violent compared to other films in the franchise, but Timothy Dalton was criticized for being a tougher bond, but when Daniel Craig did it after him, he was praised for it! I prefer this movie and also am a fan of the Living Daylights. I love how he seems to really care for Pam Bouvier in this movie, whereas, previous Bonds had numerous women throughout the film. Also, Franz Sanchez has to be one of the greatest James Bond villains ever.

Perhaps the most underrated of the series. Strong story, great action and my favourite of Timothy Dalton's two movies. However, I wouldn't advise this one for those against blood and gore, as this is the most violent of the series.

I love this one. Top 5 material for me. This is where Dalton really settles into the role and becomes the dark gritty dangerous Bond who faces a villain who is just as ruthless as he is. - marmalade_skies

You know this was the last bond movie I saw well it is pretty good. Villain is dark and cool. I like the way bond is dark in this movie. The first half really good but the second half was not great

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13The Living Daylights (1987)

This movie needs to be higher on the list. Dalton's hard-edged Bond was an incredibly refreshing take on the character after over a decade of Moore's "Lethal Comedian" approach. My personal favourite of the series for sure. - BKAllmighty

Nothing to say... Amazing movie.
Dalton had to make more Bond Movies. He's the best Bond, like the Bond in Flemming's books.

it was one of the best bond movies, with great adventure like from russia with love ,and i rate dalton second to connery

Okay people how many times do we need to see some boring scenes in a bond film which will go on forever. Yeah this movie is boring and it should lower. Only moment I like in this movie is the aeroplane scene that was fantastic

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14You Only Live Twice (1967)

Love This Movie It's One Of Sean Connery Best James bond Movie Behind Goldfinger - mneilan

This one is rated 5 stars in daily mirrors T.V. mag when it's on T.V. so it's really good

This movie just has a colorful rich hypnotic feel. Really colorful lush visuals. Lots of great atmosphere. Love the sound. It's great classic Connery. - marmalade_skies

Na. Not a good movie least favourite one starring Sean Connery just a bit too old for this movie

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15For Your Eyes Only (1981)

A return to a harder-edged Bond, with Roger Moore giving probably his best performance in the role. - ronpanarotti

Should be much higher. One of the best storylines.

This needs to be higher on the list! Just watch the ending battle.it is epic! Please vote this to number one.I just can't be on 14!

Okay. Hate the end. But lots of bits I know especially the shark scene which reminded me of batman 1966

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16Spectre (2015)

Probably not my all time favorite, but I voted just to get it higher. This movie reminded me of why I love the James Bond series so much by bringing back the old cliches from the Connery/Moore era. Anyone who deems this inferior to James Bond standard should really go back and watch Octopussy or A View to a Kill again.

It's not a great Bond movie. Not a bad one either. It's a competent big budget action movie with a ludicrous story and some good nostalgic moments. I hope the next Bond movie focuses less on big budgets and more on utilizing its potential. - marmalade_skies

A great callback to classic Bonds of the past, and the most fun of all the Craig movies. Has the most Bond like feel to it of his movies - much underrated.

It brought nothing new to the table.

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17Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

This movie was pretty good. I think the movie made it good with a good plot and second half

This is like, in the top 3 WORST in most lists!

A pernonal favourite of mine. This was actually the first movie written for Brosnan as Goldeneye was intended for Dalton

Action good rest bad

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18Octopussy (1983)

octopussy so far fetched but great
- bosch03

Easily in my top 5. Great action scenes, lots of creative humor and Moore is at his most funny and charming. - marmalade_skies

One of the greatest movie titles of all time.

What a campy and stupid movie thanks to Moore

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19The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Brilliant action movie, and it has the best James Bond actor in it- Pierce Brosnan. Good storyline

Brilliant screen play. Awesome story and breath taking stunts good plot

This has to be at least number 13 on this list. It's a very interesting one. I found the second half interesting but needs to be better

Needs to be top ten

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20A View To A Kill (1985)

It probably would have been a great Bond movie had it come 10 years earlier, but by '85, both Moore, the corny humor and the Goldfinger-formula were all showing its age. - marmalade_skies

Roger Moore felt to me he was too old that made this movie bad. It's one of the worst not the worst still hate the villain I want to kick him in the face. Henchman not good. Thanks for this junk broggili

Moore was, I think, 57 when they filmed this.

Awesome movie. Love ya Moore

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1. Casino Royale (2006)
2. Skyfall (2012)
3. Goldfinger (1964)
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1. You Only Live Twice (1967)
2. Live and Let Die (1973)
3. Goldfinger (1964)
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1. Die Another Day (2002)
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