My James Bond Top 23

All Bond films rated from best to worst.
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1.
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
“ It's not much to say about this one. It is the best Sean Connery film and it is also the absolute Bond film, with a great plot, good actors and a threating nemesis for Bond. A real spy-thriller. ” - Mihai11
 
2.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Daniel Craig gives his best performance as Bond and offers us the best James Bond film in years. I loved Casino Royale, I still do (and I'm not still very sure about this decision, of rating this higher than the next one), but in terms of interpretation, story, characters and "Bond-feel", Skyfall is better. It easily became one of my go-to Bond movies. ” - Mihai11
 
3.
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
“ This is not only a great Bond film, but an exceptional action-thriller. It focuses a lot on the characters, a thing which is very rare in the modern-age Bond. Daniel Craig is a very good Bond actor, and Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) is probably the most profound Bond girl in the series. ” - Mihai11
 
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 film that started the Bond-mania. It is a great installment in the series, one that left the tone for the next films to come. The famous Aston Martin DB5 makes its first appearence in "Goldfinger". Also the villain is the most memorable in the whole series and he also posseses the most memorable henchman, Oddjob. ” - Mihai11
 
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
“ Many people don't like this film because of the Bond actor, George Lazenby. Indeed, he is no Connery, but the film is exceptional. The plot is very realistic, not over-the-top, like the last Connery film. The focus is more on the characters than on the action and Diana Rigg is one of my favourite Bond girls. Oh, and who can forget the skiing sequences? Absolutely great. ” - Mihai11
 
6.
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
“ As you might've realized, I am a fan of the more realistic Bond films. So, yes, "The Living Daylights" is one of my favourites. It is a very good Cold War spy-thriller and brings Bond back in the serious mood after the long Roger Moore camp-style era. Oh, by the way, Dalton is one of my favourite Bond actors, shame he was soooo underrated. ” - Mihai11
 
7.
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
“ Pierce Brosnan's debut in the series, and his best film. GoldenEye brings Bond in the 90's with a whole new actor, new gadgets and, of course, gorgeus Bond girls. ” - Mihai11
 
8.
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
“ This is the film in which Connery first said the famous "Bond. James Bond" quote. This is the first one. "Dr. No" is surely a great start for the series and Connery gives one of his best performances in the role. No doubt Ian Fleming was proud of it. ” - Mihai11
 
9.
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 cannot decide between this one and the next film in the list of wich is the best Roger Moore film. I rated this one higher because of the cool gadgets (a bit over-the-top, though) and surely because of the Bond girl. This is the film in which Roger Moore really started to feel good in the role. ” - Mihai11
 
10.
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
“ It is probably Roger Moore's most serious film in the series. Many didn't enjoy that, though I did. But I really think it should've been done much earlier, because Roger Moore started to look old... ” - Mihai11
 
11.
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
“ This is the infamous second Daniel Criag film in the series. It surely isn't as good as the first, but it keeps the serious and tense atmosphere, which is very good. Daniel Craig is equally good in the role, and Olga Kurylenko makes for a great Bond girl. It really felt a lot worse than Casino Royale, but that doesn't mean it isn't better than many other installments in the series. ” - Mihai11
 
12.
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
“ I think this is the last good Connery film. I liked the plot, mostly because it is close to the book, but I think a few characters should've been excluded (e.g.: Fiona Vople or Derval's replacement). All in all, a nice Bond film. ” - Mihai11
 
13.
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
“ Timothy Dalton's second and last Bond film. It is a good one and I really liked the whole thing with the rouge agent Bond seeking revenge. A very nice film. ” - Mihai11
 
14.
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
“ Connery's first swan-song in the series. I cannot say I hate it, but it could've been better. Especially that the novel is very good. I think they shoud've sticked to the plot of the novel - that would've made a much better film. Unfortunatelly, this can be said about many Bond films... ” - Mihai11
 
15.
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
“ This one and the next two films are equal to me. I really can't say I love (or hate) one more than the others. These are nice films, good to watch, but nothing exceptional. Just plain Bond vanilla. ” - Mihai11
 
16.
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
“ See above. ” - Mihai11
 
17.
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
“ See above. ” - Mihai11
 
18.
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
“ It's a nice film, with a good plot, but I think Brosnan shoud've hang the dinner jacket and the PPK after this one. ” - Mihai11
 
19.
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 like to think of this as Brosnan's "Thunderball". It has an interesting plot, quite realistic and a great villain. ” - Mihai11
 
20.
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
“ From here we start with my least favourite films in the series. This one is Moore's last film as Bond and his worst. Even him stated that he shoundn't have made this film. ” - Mihai11
 
21.
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
“ This is Connery's last effort in the official series. And I have to say it is a terrible film. The plot is at least weird, Connery is old and bored of the role, the Bond girl is absolutely stupid, Blofeld is hilarious and the henchmen are... pff I'd better not say. ” - Mihai11
 
22.
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
“ This is a film that I really don't like. I wonder how could they make such a terrible film from such a great novel. Well, I think mostly because the plot isn't remotely close to the one of the novel. I mean, seriouslly, Bond in outer-space?! ” - Mihai11
 
23.
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
“ Yes, this is my least favourite Bond film. It is absolutely terrible. From the plot to the villain to the Bond girl, it sucks. Thank God Craig appeared after this one. ” - Mihai11