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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1Goldfinger (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

The greatest Bond film of all time. Simply defined how a James Bond film should be and set the standards of perhaps every Bond film following. A truly iconic film and had every element - The DB5, Oddjob and his hat, the women and Goldfinger himself and most of all the iconic song.

Only goldeneye is comparable - PCgamer98

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2GoldenEye (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

The video game for the Nintendo 64 is great too!

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3Skyfall (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

This should be number 1, it is the BEST EVER

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4From 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.

That I the best bond movie. And for the audience and for the critics

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5On 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.

I didn't like it. I thought it was rather boring and it lacked the true bond element.

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6Dr. 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.

My favorite bond movie in the world.

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7The 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.

Should ideally be the no 2 bond movie

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8Live 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.

Live And Let Die was Roger Moore at his best! - beatles5

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9Thunderball (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.

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10Licence 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.

Most original to the novels, Dalton's portrayal is grossly undervalued and if you didn't already notice, Daniel Craig has picked up a thing or two from him. - alex_toptens

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?Casino 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

Bold stunts and bold look. Best pair of Daniel Craig and ever green. Daniel Craig well performed.

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The Contenders

11The 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

Man, the concept of Soviets and N.A.T.O and Germans and Koreans was really getting overused

By the time this came out! I could live with it in Thunderball and TSWLM and FYEO and Octopussy,

But this is just taking it too far!

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12You 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

Its good and should not be 19th. 15 places higher than casino Royale in my list

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13Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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

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14Moonraker (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.

Sucks so much so disappointed

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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

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!

I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I think that For Your Eyes Only is possibly my favourite out of the Roger Moore films.

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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.

Best craig bond movie and in my top 3 bond movies...classic Bond is back...

Spectre isn't even out yet - RickyReeves

Best James Bond movie yet.

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17A View To A Kill (1985)

This is the weirdest james bond movie to date, but that doesn't mean its bad, the last roger moore movie, and yes he looks and is to old for the role but I still enjoy this movie the most of the roger moore james bond movies. it has good and more action than the other movies.
chrisstopher walken and grace jones is one of the best james bond antagonist ever. tanya roberts is an ok james bond girl. and if you can look past the music at the opening scene it's a pretty good opening.

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18The 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

I have honestly never seen such crap in my life. The acting terrible. The plot is stupid. And last but not least, it literally has the worst villain ever.

Best action ever of that time

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19Octopussy (1983)

octopussy so far fetched but great
- bosch03

One of the best bonds ever why is it the 15.

One of the greatest movie titles of all time.

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20The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

#17!? This one is easily the best roger moore and should be MUCH higher

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Top Remixes (47)

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. Moonraker (1979)
2. Thunderball (1965)
3. Live and Let Die (1973)
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