Film titles that sound like Bond movies/books

edited September 2011 in General Movies & TV Posts: 1,763
For fun lets point out non Bond films having titles that would suit the series or has even been influenced by it. I'll start.

-Never Die Alone (2004)
-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2004)
-Death Wish (1974)
-Things to do in Denver when you're dead (1995) -Obviously doesn't work but you can insert a more exotic place in there
-52 Pick-Up (1986)
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  • From Paris With Love (2010)
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    A Time to Kill (1996)
  • Those are some good ones. One I forgot is

    Tequila Sunrise (1988)
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited September 2011 Posts: 2,903
    Behind Enemy Lines (1999) > Die Another Day
    End of Days (1999) > Die Another Day
    The Thin Red Line (1998) > Die Another Day
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) > QOS
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) > QOS
    Catch Me If You Can (2002) > Diamonds Are Forever
    Tears of the Sun (2003) > Bond 23
    Rising Sun (1993) > Bond 23, Bond 24
    Live Free or Die Hard (2004) > Die Another Day
    Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) > Tomorrow Never Dies
    Over the Hedge (2005) > Goldeneye
    Body of Lies (2008)
    Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
    The Power of One (1992) Bond make the difrence.
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    ^ The Power Of One DC's first film (he was the baddy)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo > Octopussy
  • JWESTBROOKJWESTBROOK BeyondJamesBond.kinja.com
    edited September 2011 Posts: 5,746
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo > Octopussy

    :-)) how true.
  • DiscoVolanteDiscoVolante Stockholm, Sweden
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    Moved from News
  • "OO7 Bound For Paris"...
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    Shaft
    Snatch
    Purple Rain
    Sex in the City
    Last Tango in Paris
    Bend it Like Beckham

    (yes, I'm rambling, sorry) :-<
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Assassination Tango
    Shooter
    Spy Game
    There Will Be Blood
    No Country For Old Men(would've been a good Connery title as an "old" Bond)
    The Sum of All Fears
    Mission Impossible
    Blood Diamond
  • Assassination Tango
    Shooter
    Spy Game
    There Will Be Blood
    No Country For Old Men(would've been a good Connery title as an "old" Bond)
    The Sum of All Fears
    Mission Impossible
    Blood Diamond
    Those are some good ones 0Brady. Especially Blood Diamond. I don't how I forgot that one.
  • The Hunt For Red October
    Clear and Present Danger
  • Love Actually

    The Bourne Supremacy

    Lesbian Vampire Killers

    Stop or my Mom will shoot







    Touch of evil

    Quatermass

    Master and Commander. The Far side of the World







  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited September 2011 Posts: 28,232

    The Bourne Supremacy
    :/ It has "Bourne" in the title. :/ Can't be Bondian.

  • The Bourne Supremacy
    :/ It has "Bourne" in the title. :/ Can't be Bondian.

    I was just joking with that one, the last three of my post were serious attempts. Enjoy.


  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    The Bourne Supremacy
    :/ It has "Bourne" in the title. :/ Can't be Bondian.

    I was just joking with that one, the last three of my post were serious attempts. Enjoy.


    I apologize for my utter blindness at not seeing the others in the beginning of your post. Now, I see. =;
  • I get the idea



    'Target'

    Under Siege'

    'Face/Off'

    'Maximum Risk'

    'On Deadly Ground'

    'Fire Down Below'

    'Marked for Death'

    'Hard Target'

    'Sudden Death'

    'The Quest'

    'Out for a Kill'

    'The Glimmer Man'

    'The Foreigner'

  • JWESTBROOKJWESTBROOK BeyondJamesBond.kinja.com
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    I get the idea


    'On Deadly Ground'

    'Marked for Death'

    'Out for a Kill'

    in order of Best to good.

    great ones, though!
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    Thomas Crowne Affair

  • DrunkIrishPoetDrunkIrishPoet Somewhere, Beyond-the-Sea
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    You know who had some great titles? Alistair MacLean! I read all his books as a kid, they were kind of pulpy but some of his titles would make James proud:

    Night Without End
    Fear is the Key
    The Golden Rendezvous
    When Eight Bells Toll
    Where Eagles Dare
    Puppet on a Chain
    The Way to Dusty Death
    Seawitch

    You know who had good books with crappy titles? John le Carre! A great novelist who wrote classic espionage novels, but the titles needed work:

    A Murder of Quality
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    The Naïve and Sentimental Lover
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    Smiley's People
    The Little Drummer Girl
    The Tailor of Panama
    The Constant Gardener

    Can you imagine any of these as a Bond title? No way!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited January 2013 Posts: 7,161
    You know who had some great titles? Alistair MacLean! ...some of his titles would make James proud
    Agreed!
    Can you imagine any of these as a Bond title? No way!
    The Tailor of Panama sounds the best of this bunch. However, for it to work as a Bond title, 'Tailor' would be swapped for something more mysterious or threatening.
    The Peacemaker (1997)
    Peacekeeper (1997) I wrote a Bond story back in the 90s called 'Peacekeeper'. Looking back, it was utter nonsense. I'm sure Mr. Fleming could've written a much better story when he was 14!
    Hard to Kill (1990) - Suits Bond to a T!
    Never Say Never Again (1983) :)) just kidding- I love this film!

    Two more titles I used for incomplete Bond stories in the 90s:

    Never Say Die (1939; 1988; 1994)
    Once and For All (2009) My Bond story was to have the villain say "Kill 007, once and for all!" >:)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    QBranch wrote:
    You know who had some great titles? Alistair MacLean! ...some of his titles would make James proud
    Agreed!
    Can you imagine any of these as a Bond title? No way!
    The Tailor of Panama sounds the best of this bunch. However, for it to work as a Bond title, 'Tailor' would be swapped for something more mysterious or threatening.

    Haha, think if it was Connery's era and he had to help his tailor in Savile Row out of a little mix up involving lead and explosives! =))
  • edited January 2013 Posts: 259
    This video game not only parody Bond and 1960's spy genre, but the title sound too close to John Gardner's Nobody lives Forever:

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo > Octopussy

    Sound close to the Man with the Golden Gun, and The Man with the Red Tattoo

    The Silence of the Lamb (it sounded like a Bond title then a Hannibal Lecter story)

    This film, To die for:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_die_for

    The title sound like a Bond film and could include Nicole Kidman as a Bond girl.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited January 2013 Posts: 2,903
    Skyfall:

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    What Dreams May Come
    M her death, some people wish it for years
    The Ghost Writer
    Revolutionary Road > Scotland playing a importent part in the movie and
    starting of with Bond and M driving a unpleasent drive in to the country: An Revolutionary Road discover later
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    Bond falls in to the ice, but returns to meet up with Silva, M and Kincade.
    Home Alone

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    Dressed to Kill

    The Long kiss Godnight*

    Lethal Weapon

    Battle Royale

    The Man who Knew too Much

    Skyline

    Gold

    Dr Ziavago

    Moonwalker

    The Man Who Never Was

    The Day of the Jackal

    Casino

    M

    The Naked Gun

    True Lies

    Scarface

    Gross Point Blank

    Dr Strangelove

    Eyes Wide Shut

    A Few Good Men (the 00 agents)*

    The English Patient*

    The French Connection*

    The Dead Pool*

    Scent of a Woman*

    Fatal Attraction*

    Basic Instinct*

    A Room with a View*

    *sound more like chapters in a Bond novel than films.
  • LicencedToKilt69007LicencedToKilt69007 Belgium, Wallonia
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    The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

    The Ghost Writer

    Dressed To Kill

    The Hunt For Red October

    The Tailor Of Panama

    From Paris With Love
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited July 2017 Posts: 2,903
    Spectre

    Movies:

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Dude where's my car ?
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Behind Enemie lines
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Deadpool (The death are a life)
    The Ghost Writer (Judi Dench M)
    Be Kind Rewind (the past elements)
    A Time to Kill
    Hidden Figures
    The Rock

    Tv series:

    24: Live Another Day
    Tom and Jerry
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited July 2017 Posts: 3,956
    THE SECRET AGENT (1936) and many other Hitchcock titles
    Q PLANES (1939)
    THE MOONRAKER (1958)
    LICENSE TO KILL (1964) (& 1984)
    WILL PENNY (1967)
    JAWS (1975)
    JINXED! (1982)
    XXX (2002)
    DIG TWO GRAVES (2014)
    MILES AHEAD (2015)
    MI: 6 (2018)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited July 2017 Posts: 28,232
    I went about this by genre, thinking of titles I could imagine Fleming thinking of for various story lines featuring Bond.

    Westerns:

    High Noon (1952)

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance (1962)

    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    True Grit (1969)

    The Shootist (1976)

    The Quick & the Dead (1995)



    Espionage/Spy Thrillers:

    North By Northwest (1959)

    The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

    The Ipcress File (1965)

    Three Days of the Condor (1975)

    Spies Like Us (1985)

    Patriot Games (1992)

    Clear & Present Danger (1994)

    Bullet to Beijing (1995)

    Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)

    The Good Shepherd (2006)

    Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

    A Most Wanted Man (2014)



    Noir/Crime Films:

    Murder, My Sweet (1944)

    The Big Sleep (1946)

    The Third Man (1949)

    Where Danger Lives (1950)

    His Kind of Woman (1951)

    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

    Thunder Road (1958)

    The Girl Hunters (1963)

    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    The Long Goodbye (1973)

    Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

    Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

    Appointment with Death (1988)

    The Usual Suspects (1995)



    Miscellaneous:

    Terror is a Man (1959)

    Dr. Strangelove (1964)

    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

    Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

    Die Hard (1988)

    The Sound & the Fury (2014)

    The Revenant (2016)
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