Bond Movies: Best to Worst

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1.
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
“ Great reboot to the franchise! Daniel Craig was excellent!
Awesome fighting scenes as well as chase scenes! Rough torture scene that Craig was good in and a good twist at the end. This movie kind of shows how Bond became the Bond he was in all of the movies. ” - dsrudeen
 
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
“ Bond Series' 50th Anniversary and pays respect to some of the previous films. Javier Bardem's Silva is fantastic and probably one of the best bond villains ever. Great gadgets, bond girl, and an excellent Bond theme song by Adele. ” - dsrudeen
 
3.
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 was great! Always been my favorite bond movie until Daniel Craig came around.
Great villains and plot twist. And Judi Dench as M was real good too. Great stunts with the bungee jump, the tank chase scene, the fight on the tower and more. Awesome n64 game too! ” - dsrudeen
 
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
“ Classic! Sean Connery is the best Bond and set the standard for what 007 really is.
Favorite henchman in Oddjob, and Goldfinger was great too.
Best gadgets and very memorable quotes. ” - dsrudeen
 
5.
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
“ Maybe the best opening sequence where he skis off a cliff and parachutes down with his UK parachute.
Good gadgets.
One of the best henchman with Jaws
Roger Moore's best Bond film ” - dsrudeen
 
6.
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
“ Fun group of villains
May have the best chase scene in all the Bonds
Best theme song of all the Bonds ” - dsrudeen
 
7.
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.)
“ Really like Pierce Brosnan as Bond.
Some great stunts. Great car scene in the parking garage. Cool motorcycle chase scene as well.
Kind of a weird plot with a forgettable villain. ” - dsrudeen
 
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
“ Didn't like the opening scene with Blofeld coming back
Good follow-up after the over-the-top Moonraker.
Great skiing chase
Good little revenge tale too. ” - dsrudeen
 
9.
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
“ Cool how it started off right where Casino Royale ended.
Did a good job of wrapping up the whole Vesper situation.
Daniel Craig was really good but it wasn't a typical Bond movie, which was kind of disappointing. Villains were pretty weak. Pretty action packed movie though. ” - dsrudeen
 
10.
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
“ Q's last movie! Very sad!
Some good stunts with the boat chase, and the ski chase. The bomb in the pipeline was thrilling as well.
Renard was a pretty decent villain. Pierce Brosnan was real good. ” - dsrudeen
 
11.
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
“ Timothy Dalton played a good serious and more gritty Bond character.
Good car chase with the Aston Martin.
Cool fight scene on the cargo net hanging out of the plane at the end.
Good action, gadgets, and locations, which is what Bond movies are all about ” - dsrudeen
 
12.
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
“ Great spy movie
Good villain with Robert Shaw, and introducing Blofeld
Sean Connery at his best ” - dsrudeen
 
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 did another good job playing the tougher more violent James Bond.
Real good revenge film as Bond goes rogue and resigns from MI6.
Good action, more violent then the other Bond movies. ” - dsrudeen
 
14.
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
“ Classic Connery!
Some good underwater action scenes.
Largo was a good villain too. ” - dsrudeen
 
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
“ Fun movie with the golden gun, as well as with Nick Nack
I liked the overall idea of it with the duel between Bond and Scaramanga. Christopher Lee was a good villain. ” - dsrudeen
 
16.
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
“ Bond, James Bond. Good introduction to the bond franchise!
Best Bond girl by far!
Probably good for its time but its tough to watch now because it seems so dated compared to the others. ” - dsrudeen
 
17.
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
“ I really liked the beginning of the movie.
A lot of aspects of the movie are a way too over the top though.
Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry were good. ” - dsrudeen
 
18.
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
“ The plot was kind of confusing.
Good action on the train and in the jungle.
Pretty fun Bond movie ” - dsrudeen
 
19.
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
“ One of the best locations being in the Alps.
Different kind of Bond movie than the rest.
Good skiing scenes and bobsled chase.
Little bit of a romance film. ” - dsrudeen
 
20.
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
“ Finally get to see Blofeld.
Gets a little weird and corny, with Bond turning Japanese.
Memorable ending scene in the Volcano. ” - dsrudeen
 
21.
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 getting too old.
Cool chase scene on the Eiffel Tower.
May Day was a good henchman but the plot was weird, and the movie dragged on quite a bit. ” - dsrudeen
 
22.
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
“ Sean Connery wasn't the same Bond he usually is. Not a very good story, no good gadgets, bad location and bad chase scenes. Bond never even fires his gun, ha.
It also didn't mention anything about OHMSS and his wife recently being murdered. Still enjoyed it though. ” - dsrudeen
 
23.
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
“ Way too over the top!
Bond in space? Trying to be too much like Star Wars.
Horrible fight scenes in space.
And then Jaws turns good at the end? Very disappointing! ” - dsrudeen