The "ION" James Bond 007 Movie List

Just a summary of the official released James Bond feature films.

More accurate list (in which each film was carefully compared on merit to the one above and below it in the list):

A) Really top notch;
1) Goldfinger
2) Thunderball
3) Skyfall
4) Casino Royale
5) You Only Live Twice
6) For Your Eyes Only
7) Spectre
8) The Man with the Golden Gun
9) The Spy Who Loved Me

B) Good;
10) From Russia with Love
11) Diamonds Are Forever
12) Live and Let Die
13) Dr. No
14) GoldenEye
15) The Living Daylights

C) Mediocre;
16) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
17) Licence to Kill
18) Quantum of Solace
19) Tomorrow Never Dies

D) Not great;
20) A View to a Kill
21) Octopussy
22) The World Is Not Enough
23) Die Another Day
24) Moonraker

*All the other crap does not even count at all.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed. (125 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
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 movie is the ultimate low point in the entire franchise. As a lifelong fan of James Bond I find this movie disgusting, or at least large parts of it.
The whole 'Star Trek' thing, gondola-hovercraft and Jaws finding a retarded girlfriend really was the epitome of stupidity. There is some, or maybe even a lot of unbelievable stuff in the entire franchise. Like the "dragon-tank" in Dr. No. But most of those things are, if placed in their own time period, a little more believable. I once saw a sci-fi movie from the 50's, depicting the 2010's - everyone has a portable phone (how real), only they are carried on your back and are the size of a large cool-box. Now this seems stupid, but at the time this was great writing. Most of the more unrealistic things in the Bond franchise are much like this.
But Moonraker really takes the cake, and then some. Laser-guns in a semi-realistic world? Come on. I think most fans walked out the cinema right after Jaws got a retarded girlfriend or the first bad-guy took out his laser-gun. ” - Bingedrinker
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
“ The first Bond movie or action movie I ever saw. I first saw this film at my aunt's house, together with my cousin. I couldn't have been older than 8 years. I was hooked. In my young minds eye, it was a formula for success. The movie started with essentially a short movie with an exciting helicopter chase, after that a dream-like sequence with a catchy song that echoed in my head for days after.
The story of the heroic playboy getting all the chicks after killing all the evil masterminds was very appealing to me. As an adult I know better, but as a child, a pre-teen, these movies were the epiphany of adventure (together with Indiana Jones).
The underwater sequence was and is one of the most exciting scenes I ever saw in a movie. ” - Bingedrinker
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
“ Right after this visit to my aunt's house, I told my father about this exciting movie I saw with my cousin, a girl two years older than me, in her room that night. My father told me he thought about Bond as really fun too.
After a few days, my father told me that this television channel was essentially doing a re-run of all the Bond movies, with one showing every friday night. According to him, this re-run had started many weeks prior, but was showing the movies in chronological order. So next in line was this one. My dad promised me he would tape the lot of them. My obsession with James Bond was born. ” - Bingedrinker
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
“ The third Bond I ever saw. Not as fun as For Your Eyes only, but fun nonetheless. As young as I was (8), I found the lead Bond girl (Tanya Roberts) very hot and sexy. Her breathless voice in the shower, made me breathless. ” - Bingedrinker
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
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
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
“ When this movie hit the theaters I was 13 years old. My parents were largely against me watching violent films. But also, according to them: the James Bond franchise wasn't on par or keen to the ultra-violence some action movies had, that I grew up with (like RoboCop or The Terminator).
Unbeknownst to me, or my two younger brothers, my parents devised a little scheme wherein we were told to have a family dinner in a restaurant, but in stead of going home after that, we went to the local theater. It was one of the most fun evenings of my young life. Later on, a family tradition had formed. From then on, we never missed a Bond flick in cinema again. ” - Bingedrinker
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.)
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
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
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Growing up I was most familiar with Roger Moore, to a lesser extent with Timothy Dalton and in my teens I watched Pierce Brosnan. All these Bonds were from the same chronology.
ION came to the conclusion they had to reinvent the franchise. Being a fan, liking all Roger Moore's stuff and liking some of the stuff Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan did - I thought to myself; why renew something that isn't broken? - but needless to say, they did. And with consequence. But I liked it. No, I loved it, the finished project.
In my teens I familiarized myself with Sean Connery and the films he made. My biggest problem with those movies was this: Bond, the best spy in the biz, when in combat, always loses his gun and gadgets in the process and needs up to half an hour of fist fighting, arm wrestling and hair pulling to take out his nemesis. Even as a child, I thought to myself, a really good spy would need only one bullet per enemy, if that.
Roger Moore always was a bit more comedic in a way, with his sarcastic grin when facing enemies and his dirty grin when meeting ladies. But when push came to shove, he dropped, pushed or even kicked guys into the ravine without hesitation.
If there was but one real Bond, I would have to choose between Connery or Moore. Connery was more of a guy's guy, where Moore seemed a bit more at ease. That was.. until someone decided it was time to hire Daniel Craig.
This movie brings some, much needed, believability back to the franchise. Well done. This movie made my jaw drop within the first ten minutes and I feel this movie needs much praise. ” - Bingedrinker
Quantum of Solace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
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. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
Spectre (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A cryptic message from Bond's past, sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the Secret Service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind S.P.E.C.T.R.E. (148 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
Bond 25 (2019)
The plot is unknown.