Top 10 Overrated James Bond Movies

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 Ten Overrated James Bond Movies

1 Goldeneye

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.

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

I hate this movie and I never liked the actor.

2 Skyfall

Criminally overrated simply because many critics these days think that dark and serious equals good film making. This is a film for pseudo-intellectuals and most critics are just that. Maybe that's why they ignore the same type of climax that they've seen and destroyed in any Steven Seagal movie post Under Siege.

Yes, yes, yes. A thousand times, yes. Has some truly magnificent action scenes, standout moments and wonderful performances, but an overly intelligent and metaphorical storyline that is arguably even sillier than Moonraker, and all it is is a simple revenge story. Go see this movie for your eyes only, and you will know what I mean about one Of the most overrated films in the history of cinema.

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

Best Daniel Craig Bond Film

3 The 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

4 From Russia with Love

Hard to pick a best Connery Bond but this one always seems to edge to the top of my list. Sean is perfect here and the villains and atmosphere of the film are unmatched in the series. In no way overrated.

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

5 Thunderball

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.

6 Spectre

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

Very Disappointing

Plot is so bad? Have you seen Skyfall?

7 For 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

8 Never 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 ).

9 Moonraker

The film is not ever overrated. It is actually quite underrated and doesn't get the credit it deserves. The effects of this movie is amazing and is way better than today's Star Wars and that Avengers crap. And Casino Royale is extremely overrated than Skyfall.

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.

Much better than modern crap like Transformers and Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice.

10 You Only Live Twice

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

Totally AWESOME Bond.


The Contenders

11 The 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

12 Die Another Day

You can't overrate something that's already at the bottom. Even the camera work and directing was sub par. Too bad it carries the name and is included in James Bond marathons.

This onss so overrated

13 Goldfinger

Overrated? Seriously? One of the gold standard films of the series. It's even in the title.

It IS overrated but is also brilliant at the same time. It should be number 1 on the list BUT I still love it.

Good movie but too overrated.

14 Casino Royale

Casino Royale is the most overrated Bond movie. The movie sucked and Skyfall was miles better than this garbage. Too much overpraised by the fans

You manage to say the same point 3 times without every explaining why. - marmalade_skies

This movie is a snooze fest and none of the cation is memorable

15 Quantum of Solace
16 Diamonds are Forever

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

17 Tomorrow Never Dies
18 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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