Bond Films in Order

My personal rankings of the James Bond films.
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1.
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
“ My all time favorite. ” - JohnMilas
 
2.
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
“ Very epic in scope, plus it has Jaws. ” - JohnMilas
 
3.
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
“ Very graceful transition to Timothy Dalton, who plays the character well. Also, really good story with a relatively low level of cheese. ” - JohnMilas
 
4.
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
“ Really awesome ending fight with Robert Shaw. ” - JohnMilas
 
5.
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
“ One of the great Bond films, but Bond really doesn't do much. Goldfinger is the standout character. ” - JohnMilas
 
6.
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
“ One of the most underrated. Probably the most influential toward Austin Powers. ” - JohnMilas
 
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
“ The only "really good" Pierce Brosnan Bond film. ” - JohnMilas
 
8.
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
“ Another underrated film. The two weird henchmen are both creepy and hilarious. Even an aging Connery can still pull off the roll (he also did it one more time in 1983). ” - JohnMilas
 
9.
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
“ Possibly the most entertaining and flamboyant of Roger Moore's outings. It's definitely the most fun. ” - JohnMilas
 
10.
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 first one. It's a classic and still holds up well, but it feels very sparse compared to many of the others. ” - JohnMilas
 
11.
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
“ Annoying that it's a reboot and not just a simple entry in the series, but it's very well done and deserving of its place in the series. ” - JohnMilas
 
12.
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
“ Somewhat darker in tone, although it still has some cheesy moments. Dalton is very good in this one. ” - JohnMilas
 
13.
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
“ Has more of a Bond movie feel to it, but still not as good as Casino Royale. ” - JohnMilas
 
14.
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
“ Probably the most forgettable film in the series for me. I always forget the plot, and there doesn't seem to be much to differentiate it from the others aside from the ending sequence at Meteora. ” - JohnMilas
 
15.
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 second best of the Brosnan flicks is also somewhat forgettable other than the remote control car chase in the parking garage...and a giant submarine...thing. ” - JohnMilas
 
16.
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. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Also somewhat forgettable and doesn't really feel like a Bond movie. Not bad by any means, but mediocre when stood up against the better ones in the series. ” - JohnMilas
 
17.
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
“ Roger Moore is extremely old in this film, even older than the mother of the actress who plays the main "Bond Girl." The highlight is definitely Christopher Walken as the villain. It's a little silly and could have been shortened. ” - JohnMilas
 
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
“ A very mediocre entry in the series. Robert Carlyle is a creepy villain, and everything else is fairly forgettable. ” - JohnMilas
 
19.
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
“ It was a necessity for Christopher Lee to play a villain in the series, and he does it well. Unfortunately, there are other things about the movie that are just plain goofy. Most of it holds up well, but there is a high level of cheese permeating most of the movie. ” - JohnMilas
 
20.
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
“ The second appearance of Jaws. The first half isn't too bad. Once we arrive in space though, things just get really boring really fast. ” - JohnMilas
 
21.
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
“ George Lazenby's only appearance. He's okay, but nothing to write home about. This film marks the first appearance of the traditional ski chase sequence, and that's the highlight of this movie. ” - JohnMilas
 
22.
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
“ Very strange, and sometimes very racist. It may have the best theme song, but it is certainly not a good movie. ” - JohnMilas
 
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
“ Absolute crap. Extremely corny and outdated, terrible theme song, and some really bad CGI date this movie. Obnoxious. ” - JohnMilas