My Bond Film Rankings.

Saw someone else's Bond list and it actually made me curious as to see if I could rank them myself. This is difficult, as many of these films are absolute classics, and in some way I love every one of them. Here is my order.
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1.
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
“ Goldeneye has it all! Memorable lines, outstanding supporting cast, and some of the best villains in the series. Brosnan's films fell sharply after this one, but in his first Bond outing he really shines. Sean Bean as 006 steals the show. ” - phagelab-1
 
2.
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
“ This one might be a surprise to some to take the 2nd spot, but if I recall it was the first Bond film I ever saw, and still hasn't lost any of it's magic. The pacing and suspense really work, and Red Grant remains one of the most sinister villains in the franchise. ” - phagelab-1
 
3.
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
“ Roger Moore was a great Bond, and this is by far my favorite of his run. Great action, and even a little bit of emotion, which rarely shows its face in a 007 film. Not to mention Jaws, who was always my favorite as a kid. ” - phagelab-1
 
4.
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
“ The quintessential James Bond. Possibly the most well known and most spoofed as well. ” - phagelab-1
 
5.
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
“ The black sheep of the franchise, this is by far the most underrated of them all. I don't recall why Lazenby didn't return for another film, but he did a fine job in this one, which carried more emotional depth than any other Bond film has even attempted (although the next on my list came close). ” - phagelab-1
 
6.
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 007 need a gritty, modern reboot? I want to say no, but then I recall that prior to this, I hadn't thoroughly enjoyed a Bond film since 1995. Oh well, what matters now is what a success Casino Royale turned out to be. It hits, and it hits hard. It helps that Vesper and Le Chiffre were scene-stealers. Jeffrey Wright was also fantastic as Felix. ” - phagelab-1
 
7.
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
“ Perhaps this should have come before CR, but I'm sticking with my first instincts here, although that is nothing of a slight to the masterful work of entertainment that is Thunderball. All around some of the best acting and action in the series. Blofeld, Domino, Largo, Felix, and of course Bond are all fantastic. ” - phagelab-1
 
8.
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
“ While certainly not the most popular in the series, For Your Eyes Only holds a special place in my heart. Toned down when compared to the others, it still has great dialogue and performances (Moore in particular), as well as several great villains. ” - phagelab-1
 
9.
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 original, the classic, the one and only Dr. No. One of my greatest cinematic regrets is never having had the pleasure of seeing it on the big screen. Ursula Andress is breathtaking as Honey Ryder, and Joseph Wiseman's Dr. No is superb. ” - phagelab-1
 
10.
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
“ Although it is one of the cheesier films in the franchise, it is just too much fun to pass by. Apparently many people felt the same way, as up until Goldeneye's release, this was the highest grossing of all the Bond films. Space stations, laser guns, hammy dialogue, and the return of Jaws make for a corny, but wildly entertaining film. ” - phagelab-1
 
11.
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
“ Great opening and title sequence, as well as theme song by Shirley Bassey really kick it off. Q and M are great as always, and Norman Burton does a good job as Felix. Lana Wood is stunningly gorgeous as Plenty O'Toole, although she has limited screen time. Overall very enjoyable despite a few drawbacks and annoying characters (cough cough, Kidd and Wint). ” - phagelab-1
 
12.
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
“ Why is this number 12 you ask? Robert Carlyle. Renard is a fantastic villain, and single-handedly makes this movie. Robbie Coltrane returns as Valentin Zukovsky, but sadly it feels as though he is wasted this time. ” - phagelab-1
 
13.
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
“ Probably a little farther down the list than it should be, but oh well. Lots of camp, quirky gadgets, and some silly performances, but, like Moonraker, it is simply a ton of fun to watch. ” - phagelab-1
 
14.
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
“ Christopher Walken and Grace Jones are classic Bond villains as Zorin, and May Day, respectively. Not the greatest plot, and certainly not the best performance of Moore, but the villains alone make it enjoyable. ” - phagelab-1
 
15.
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
“ A bit of an oddity in the series, and a love/hate for most Bond fans. Lee is fantastic as Scaramanga, and the locations and scenery are some of the most beautiful, but the pacing is quite a bit off. Just when it seems as though something exciting is about to happen, the film slows almost to a halt. ” - phagelab-1
 
16.
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
“ Kananga and Baron Samedi are some of the first to pop into my head when I think of great Bond characters. As for the rest of the movie, it seems to poke fun at itself more obviously than most of the others do, but all in all it is a classic Bond film and great fun. ” - phagelab-1
 
17.
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
“ My least favorite of the Moore films. Unlike most of the other 007 movies, this one has not aged well, and more often than not seems a bit dull. It still has some charm, and a few enjoyable moments though. ” - phagelab-1
 
18.
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'm one of those who never felt comfortable with Dalton as Bond. Nothing against him, or his talents, for he is a fantastic actor, but he never felt like Bond to me. That being said, The Living Daylights is quite enjoyable and has a wonderful supporting cast. ” - phagelab-1
 
19.
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
“ Yes, yes, Bond is angry. The mysterious organization isn't very subtle, or mysterious for that matter, and every 15 minutes or so I had to remind myself what the point of it all was. Actually the film does that for you, apparently they realized you would be wondering why you should care. ” - phagelab-1
 
20.
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
“ It feels like they were just going through the motions on this one, no one has any real passion. Is it just me or does Bond seem to get beat up a lot? ” - phagelab-1
 
21.
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.)
“ You took over the news. Good job. ” - phagelab-1
 
22.
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
“ Not even laughably bad. I couldn't even muster a smile, just a knot in my stomach and the uncomfortable urge to vomit. ” - phagelab-1