Ranked Bond Films

I have ranked the Bond films (including Never Say Never Again) in order of how much I like them.
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1.
Goldfinger (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. (110 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ Absolute Bond Perfection ” - Finny36
 
2.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Did for Bond what Batman Begins did for Batman ” - Finny36
 
3.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ To justify having this one so high on my list, I must say that I see it as the second half of Casino Royale. They should always be watched back to back. ” - Finny36
 
4.
GoldenEye (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ My very first introduction to the world of James Bond. I saw it on my 14th birthday. ” - Finny36
 
5.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. (119 mins.)
“ I loved the motorcycle chase as well as the characters portrayed by Michelle Yeoh and Jonathan Pryce. ” - Finny36
 
6.
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ The more I see this film the more I enjoy it. It is now to the point that the only thing I dislike is that they named Denise RIchards' character Christmas Jones. Oh and Elektra King is now one of my favorite characters from any Bond film. ” - Finny36
 
7.
Die Another Day (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon. (133 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ I really liked the Miranda Frost character as well as all the references to the 19 previous Bond films that were placed throughout the film. The hyper-futuristic technology and look of the film was fun too and added to the over-the-top action scenes. This one definitely brought back some of the best of the "camp" of the earlier Bond films. ” - Finny36
 
8.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world. (142 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
“ I think George Lazenby made a great James Bond. I really wish he would have been allowed to make more Bond films. ” - Finny36
 
9.
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. (127 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ I like everything about this film, except perhaps that Bibi Dahl gets on my nerves, but the character called for that so I can't fault the actress. ” - Finny36
 
10.
A View to a Kill (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley. (131 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, enough said. ” - Finny36
 
11.
Licence to Kill (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him. (133 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ This film had great action sequences and a tight storyline, very enjoyable ride. ” - Finny36
 
12.
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder. (125 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ Anytime Christopher Lee plays a bad guy is greatness. ” - Finny36
 
13.
Live and Let Die (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ I enjoyed the fact that were less white people in this film, and I really enjoy Roger Moore as Bond. Yaphet Kotto as the villain was really great also. I did not like Jane Seymour's acting or that dumb Louisiana cop. ” - Finny36
 
14.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon. (120 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ I liked the quirky, gay, psychopathic henchmen and I liked Jill St. John as Tiffany Case. Shirley Bassey is awesome once more with the theme song. ” - Finny36
 
15.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated. (134 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Barbara Carrera owned this film. The Largo villain was better, Kim Basinger as Domino was better. The music is horrid, but other than that its a good film. ” - Finny36
 
16.
Dr. No (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program. (110 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ The film that started it all. While it may not have had a lot of action, it has a fantastic storyline that is very enjoyable and engaging. ” - Finny36
 
17.
From Russia with Love (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE. (115 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ Colonel Klebb was awesome in this film as well as Robert Shaw's great stalking villain. ” - Finny36
 
18.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. (125 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ I liked the introduction to the Jaws character and I liked the Carly Simon theme song. ” - Finny36
 
19.
Moonraker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (126 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ I enjoyed the villain in this film as well as Shirley Bassey singing the theme again. I could suspend my disbelief enough to accept the space station, but it was really hard for me to accept the laser guns. ” - Finny36
 
20.
Thunderball (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. (130 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ Hmmm......I liked the theme song very much. I enjoyed a female villain again, even if she wasn't the main one. The transforming boat was really cool and all the underwater vehicles and fight scenes too. ” - Finny36
 
21.
Octopussy (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces. (131 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ The circus thing really put me off but I did like Octopussy's island of women and the actual pet octopus. Louis Jourdan as the villain was nice too. ” - Finny36
 
22.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked. (117 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ There isn't much that I like about this film at all except maybe the theme song from Nancy Sinatra and just the immense technical work that went into creating the volcano lair. ” - Finny36
 
23.
The Living Daylights (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov. (130 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ I am hard pressed to think of anything I enjoy about this film. ” - Finny36