Top James Bond films (rather, the only ones worth watching)

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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
“ Despite this movie not having a fancy car, gadgets (the only one being a suitcase with teargas and a pop out knife, whoa), or grandiose schemes against the world, it is the best Bond film ever made. The plot is coherent without any holes leaving you wondering “HTF did that just happen?”, the villains VERY clever and evil, the dialogue snappy, the locations versatile (London, Istanbul, Zagreb, Venice, Belgrade), the scenarios full of action ranging from a train melee, to car chases, to a boat skirmish, and it’s all surprisingly realistic! Bond’s mission: retrieve a decoder machine. It is simple yet believable for an Mi6 / SIS agent. ” - Alectreveiyan006
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 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
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
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
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
“ Good, stable, coherent plot. No SPECTRE, villain is a believable, womanizing, cocaine trafficker in 1980s Miami.

Also, I dare say it, but this movie has the most awesome James Bond escape sequence ever. At near death fighting off evil scuba guys fathoms underwater, Bond shoots an amphibious plane taking off above him with a harpoon, gets sucked to the surface, water skis up to the plane while getting shot at, commandeers the plane, and escapes in safety. Major Kudos to whoever thought of this one.

3x bizarre death sequences are also a plus; these involve an industrial grinder, de-pressurizer, and, yes, sharks!

Not to mention this features a young, and quite evil, Benecio Del Toro, who incidently dies in the grinder.

Aside from a crappy, totally impertinant, theme, and cheap soundeffects, this is a kickass Bond film. ” - Alectreveiyan006
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
“ Where it all started. Anyone who's seen at least 3 Bond films on this list needs to experience where it all started. Not an outstanding movie; however, the Bond-girl is outstanding. Honey Ryder is a 10/10 sexy babe who inspired the common stereotype of a beautiful woman in a bikini coming out of the ocean. Honey also was the one who made the bikini what it is today. Don't believe me? Look up "Bikini" history on Wikipedia. It has since become the swimsuit of choice for ladies as well as God's gift to man on the waterfront! ” - Alectreveiyan006
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
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
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