Rank the James Bond films

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Still have a lot of re-watches planned, but for now here's my top 16 Bond Movies:
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Dr No

From Russia With Love

Goldfinger

Thunderball

You Only Live Twice

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Diamonds Are Forever

Live And Let Die

The Man With The Golden Gun

Spy Who Loved Me

Moonraker

For Your Eyes Only

Octopussy

A View To A Kill

The Living Daylights

License To Kill

GoldenEye

Tomorrow Never Dies

The World Is Not Enough

Die Another Day

Casino Royale

Quantum Of Solace

Skyfall
Rodent ur overcritical.my friend...over critical



It's hard to rank them but my list would go something like this:

1. Casino Royale
2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
3. Licence to Kill
4. The Spy Who Loved Me
5. Goldeneye
6. The World Is Not Enough
7. From Russia With Love
8. Goldfinger
9. Skyfall
10. Dr. No
11. For Your Eyes Only
12. Tomorrow Never Dies
13. Moonraker
14. Die Another Day
15. Octopussy
16. The Living Daylights
17. Live and Let Die
18. You Only Live Twice
19. A View to a Kill
20. Never Say Never Again
21. The Man With the Golden Gun
22. Diamonds are Forever
23. Thunderball
24. Quantum of Solace
25. Spectre



@The Rodent my friend,i say it again,ur over critical , no one would give such ratings to those bond films,some of them are amazing



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@The Rodent my friend,i say it again,ur over critical , no one would give such ratings to those bond films,some of them are amazing

I made that post 6 years ago, dude


But, just for that, knock half a popcorn off each rating I originally gave
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I kind of respect how the only one he likes is Moonraker (I can only assume it's because it goes full sci-fi with the space travel).

I meant to run the series again in the lead-up to No Time to Die and then put together a ranking then, but I've delayed that for reasons that should be obvious.
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My gf has never seen a James Bond movie before, so I thought if she is going to watch her first one with me, I might as well go all out and show her Moonraker, as her first, but now she won't watch any others, so maybe that was a mistake .



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Gotta admit that the question of which one a person should watch first is a good one - I just kinda grew up watching them and don't remember which one exactly I watched first. I guess Goldfinger is the quintessential example of the Bond formula even if you could argue that, say, The Spy Who Loved Me could go up against it in that regard - and Casino Royale distances itself from the formula quite a bit but it's also one of the best in the franchise. Decisions, decisions.



Yeah. A lot of people say Goldfinger is the best one, and it is good, but it feels like it's just starting out and still in it's infancy, kind of vanilla, doesn't it?



For serious Bond, Casino Royale might be the best entry point (though I'm not a big fan of Craig as Bond and the film is one of my least faves in the franchise).


For campier Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me might work.


For "in-between" Bond, Goldfinger and GoldenEye might be the ones.

For personal motive, I won't post my franchise ranking here, however I might post a Top 5 later.



01. Licence to Kill
02. From Russia With Love
03. The Living Daylights
04. For Your Eyes Only
05. Dr. No
06. Quantum of Solace
07. Casino Royale
08. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
09. Skyfall
10. Octopussy
11. The Spy Who Loved Me
12. Thunderball
13. GoldenEye
14. Tomorrow Never Dies
15. Goldfinger
16. A View to a Kill
17. Moonraker
18.You Only Live Twice
19. Live and Let Die
20. Diamonds are Forever
21. The World Is Not Enough
22. Die Another Day
23. The Man With the Golden Gun
24. Spectre



For serious Bond, Casino Royale might be the best entry point (though I'm not a big fan of Craig as Bond and the film is one of my least faves in the franchise).


For campier Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me might work.


For "in-between" Bond, Goldfinger and GoldenEye might be the ones.

For personal motive, I won't post my franchise ranking here, however I might post a Top 5 later.
Agreed, it would depend very much on the individual person (and if they're younger, their tolerance for older films- whether they can contextualise attitudes as being of their time). I think Goldfinger is the quintessential Bond formula, so probably best to show that one to someone who you think will like your 'typical' Bond film.

I think Goldeneye is quite a good starting point in that it follows the Bond formula whilst having the twist from Judi Dench. It is very much an attempt to be a modern Bond film, whereas Casino Royale consciously turns away from being a 'Bond film'. Casino Royale is the best of Craig's films by a country mile but where do you go from that, if you want them to be interested in the series? I think Licence to Kill is a good starter for serious Bond as there's still some Bond campiness but it has a darker vibe. It's also the blueprint for basically all of Craig's films: Bond lets his personal feelings get in the way of business and then goes rogue.



I wanted to get some friends interested, but not sure which one to show them. Goldeneye is an interesting choice, because if that is their first one, they will not be aware of the Judi Dench casting being a twist of course...

But Goldfinger, although good, feels like it's in it's infancy, like it's just starting out. Perhaps something like On Her Majesty's Secret Service may be better as it's sort of Goldfinger, mixed with Casino Royale, or maybe it's not really?



I wanted to get some friends interested, but not sure which one to show them. Goldeneye is an interesting choice, because if that is their first one, they will not be aware of the Judi Dench casting being a twist of course...

But Goldfinger, although good, feels like it's in it's infancy, like it's just starting out. Perhaps something like On Her Majesty's Secret Service may be better as it's sort of Goldfinger, mixed with Casino Royale, or maybe it's not really?
Goldfinger is definitely the first Bond film to turn it into a genre; you have all the classic elements. The diva title song, the shameless innuendo of the Bond girl's name (yes, I know Honey Ryder also counts but this cements it), the iconic death, camp villain with evil master plan. On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a great film but is particularly powerful in that it isn't a typical Bond film; I would save that one for if they dismiss the films as too formulaic because it makes the emotional punch hit all the harder.

Even if they already know Judi Dench is M, the way she enters and her speech shows that she means business. We still have frivolous Bond girls but her M balances it out.

I also enjoy Tomorrow Never Dies- great Bond girl that really does get involved in the action, a memorable plot that has obvious modern relevance. Probably my favourite Bond theme tune of the Brosnan era.



Oh okay I thought that Judi Dench's speech was possibly too on the nose and trying to be forced social commentary maybe. When you say we still have frivolous Bond girls, how are they frivolous exactly?