Your top 5 most rewatchable Bond movies?

Whirlybird_FanWhirlybird_Fan Sydney, Australia
in Bond Movies Posts: 39
Not necessarily your favourite Bond movies, but what are the 5 movies which you most often view (again and again and again) in your place?

Mine are:

TB - the first epic Bond movie

TSWLM - this one has "everything"; the beautiful, sexy Bond girl, memorable theme song, the cool villain's lair, the unforgettable villain's henchman, fantastic sets and the cool Bond car.

OP - I've always liked this one ever since I first saw it; excellent escapist entertainment

TND - a most entertaining action-packed movie

QOS - count me into the camp which likes this movie (IMO the climax is one of the franchise's best)
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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    - DN: I just can't get tired of this simple yet more than satisfying little film.
    - OHMSS: It's an addiction, this one. All I need are the first notes of Barry's score and I will stay with this film until it's finished.
    - MR: It's sugar, it's candy, it's chocolate, and the endorphin release is hard to resist. I know this film is generally not well-received by Bond fans, but I can't take my eyes off all the candy on screen (and that's what this thread is about, I suppose.)
    - QOS: It's a shorter and faster film that barely gives you the time to grab the remote and switch to something else. So... I guess I'll stay with it.
    - CR67: Surprised? This is about "rewatchability", no? So where are my favourites then? GE... CR... ? Look, if I am going to watch those, I want to be in the perfect mood, I need to know that nothing will interrupt the party, that I will be able to finish them. CR67, even after dozens of viewings, continues to intrigue me. I can watch this film over and over again, with a scientific curiosity as it were.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited June 6 Posts: 3,913
    1. Tomorrow Never Dies
    2. Goldeneye
    3. The World Is Not Enough

    From none Bond movies Spider-Man and Mi2 comes close and mabey Mrs Doubtfire, Home Alone 1&2. QOS i watched it 6 times or so, DAD 5 and a litle bit.

    4th and 5th place will possible Roger Moore movies, mabey FYEO and Octopussy. I remember sometimes i fall a sleep with Moonraker, Yolt, Dr No and TMWTGG so it possible i watch them a lot on Vhs who started collecting in 1996.

    Rewachting is very inportent, also if a movie is mabey not that great to me. Daniel Craig era is very difficult even QOS. About a movie like Thunderball i can stil injoy sometimes feels as moost unknown movie to me because of moost unknown chacters.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    - SF. I can become wrapped up the story, visuals, dialogue, performances etc every time. Pretty well paced and full of juicy moments, very easy to watch.
    - OHMSS. The love story is such a strong element, along with everything else, very easy to rewatch and discover more in it.
    - CR. Same as SF really but a little heavier of a watch.
    - TND. Just a pure fun Bond film, doesnt outstay its welcome, deliciously OTT villain, great action scenes and a killer DA score.
    - AVTAK. Again just an easy going watch, lots of iconic moments, can enjoy the weirdness of it all.
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    The films that I watch the most are...

    FRWL
    TB
    OHMSS
    LALD
    TSWLM


    CR and MR not far behind.
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    Interestingly over the years I've noticed that while I tend to rank certain films higher I don't rewatch them as much. CR and GF especially come into this category for me, Usually it's a case where I'm not in the right mood, whereas with the ones below I'll rewatch them regardless. Anyway...

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    - I never used to be a fan of this one but it's grown on me over the last few years. It's a consciously more 'larger than life' Bond film but there's actually a lot of interesting character dynamics between Bond and Anya. Moore's acting is genuinely really good in places too. I always enjoy rewatching it.

    Octopussy

    - It has its silly moments, but much of it is genuinely gripping, convoluted story and all. Bond dressing up as a clown should be awful but in practice but the climax is tense and Moore plays it so well. Octopussy is, for me, genuinely one of the best Bond girls and has this great chemistry with Moore's Bond too.

    Skyfall

    - I remember when this film came out I ended up seeing it about five times in the cinema simply due to the fact that my friends at the time were constantly going to watch or even rewatch it. It's the most times I've ever rewatched any film in theatres. I know there are fans here who don't like Skyfall, but it's worth saying that amongst younger viewers, especially those who aren't necessarily fans of the series, this is one of their go to Bond film. Even now it's the one I tend to see people talk about the most favourably when they discuss Bond films. Anyway, I think it's genuinely great and I get a lot out of it every time I revisit it.

    From Russia With Love

    - As a kid this was the one I always came back to. My favourite Bond film.

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    - Some of it is a bit dated in a 90s action flick way, but over the years this is one I've always gone back to. The relationship between Paris/Bond is interesting and Brosnan plays the hotel scene in this understated way that really sells the whole thing (compare that to his pseudo soap opera acting in TWINE and it's like night and day). The theme song is one of my favourites, I'm a big fan of Dr. Kauffman, Elliot Carver and the entire climax. It's not perfect but I find it so damn enjoyable.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    In no particular order:

    DN, FYEO, AVTAK, GE, QoS.
  • Slazenger7Slazenger7 Gothenburg, Sweden
    edited June 7 Posts: 918
    The movies I’ve seen most times are probably GF, DAF, LALD, TSWLM, CR
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
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    With my overall numerical rank included…

    Dr. No (#6)
    Octopussy (#16)
    Tomorrow Never Dies (#12)
    Casino Royale (#1)
    Quantum of Solace (#5)
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
    edited June 6 Posts: 1,473
    DN
    GF
    YOLT
    OHMSS
    LALD

    TSWLM used to be one of my top 3 most watched Bond movies when I was young but it has since lost quite a lot of its appeal, although it is still in my top 10.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    R1s1ngs0n wrote: »
    DN
    GF
    YOLT
    OHMSS
    LALD

    TSWLM used to be one of my top 3 most watched Bond movies when I was young but it has since lost quite a lot of its appeal, although it is still in my top 10.

    I think TSWLM fell out of my Top 10 in my last ranking. It's a great film but nowhere near as "perfect" as I thought it was as a kid. It's not been as excellent to me the last few years for whatever reason.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Each moment I draw closer to the Divine.
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    I don t necessarily watch all of these more often than others, but I love everything about them, and so find them easier to get through:

    Dr No
    From Russia With Love
    Goldfinger
    On Her Majesty s Secret Service
    Quantum Of Solace
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    From Russia With Love
    You Only Live Twice
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Live and Let Die
    Moonraker
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I got a bit too burnt out a few years back when @DaltonCraig007, @Birdleson and I each had a solid 400-500 Bond viewings each in one year. Now, I try to reserve them all for one Bondathon a year, though it's been a little less than a year since my last and I'm already eager for another.
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    OHMSS
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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited June 6 Posts: 3,456
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I got a bit too burnt out a few years back when @DaltonCraig007, @Birdleson and I each had a solid 400-500 Bond viewings each in one year. Now, I try to reserve them all for one Bondathon a year, though it's been a little less than a year since my last and I'm already eager for another.

    Seriously? This means that you usually watched more than one Bond movie EVERY day?? I watch only one (or two) per month and it is always a highlight this way.

    I usually watch them all in a specific order which means that I watched them all with almost the same frequency. While CR is my favourite, I would say that there are some which are easier to rewatch regularly because of the lighter tone.

    If I had to choose five now:
    GE (the perfect formula), LALD (great fun, especially the second hour), DN (the first one never gets old), TSWLM (the larger than life one as mentioned by @007HallY), TND (not a favourite but perfect when you want to enjoy a good action)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I got a bit too burnt out a few years back when @DaltonCraig007, @Birdleson and I each had a solid 400-500 Bond viewings each in one year. Now, I try to reserve them all for one Bondathon a year, though it's been a little less than a year since my last and I'm already eager for another.

    Seriously? This means that you usually watched more than one Bond movie EVERY day?? I watch only one (or two) per month and it is always a highlight this way.

    I usually watch them all in a specific order which means that I watched them all with almost the same frequency. While CR is my favourite, I would say that there are some which are easier to rewatch regularly because of the lighter tone.

    If I had to choose five now:
    GE (the perfect formula), LALD (great fun, especially the second hour), DN (the first one never gets old), TSWLM (the larger than life one as mentioned by @007HallY), TND (not a favourite but perfect when you want to enjoy a good action)

    Yeah, I was pretty much watching 2-3 a day when we were deep into it; it wasn't so much a competition as it was seeing if we could collectively pass 1,000 in a year. Like I said, it was fun but definitely led to some major burnout.
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
    edited June 6 Posts: 1,473
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I got a bit too burnt out a few years back when @DaltonCraig007, @Birdleson and I each had a solid 400-500 Bond viewings each in one year. Now, I try to reserve them all for one Bondathon a year, though it's been a little less than a year since my last and I'm already eager for another.

    Seriously? This means that you usually watched more than one Bond movie EVERY day?? I watch only one (or two) per month and it is always a highlight this way.

    I usually watch them all in a specific order which means that I watched them all with almost the same frequency. While CR is my favourite, I would say that there are some which are easier to rewatch regularly because of the lighter tone.

    If I had to choose five now:
    GE (the perfect formula), LALD (great fun, especially the second hour), DN (the first one never gets old), TSWLM (the larger than life one as mentioned by @007HallY), TND (not a favourite but perfect when you want to enjoy a good action)

    Yeah, I was pretty much watching 2-3 a day when we were deep into it; it wasn't so much a competition as it was seeing if we could collectively pass 1,000 in a year. Like I said, it was fun but definitely led to some major burnout.
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    That’s Insane, even for me.
    Weirdly enough, the only Bond movie I ever watched more than twice in one day is TMWTGG (3 viewings, one after the other).
    If I had to estimate how many times I watched each of the Bond movies from beginning to end, it would look something like this:
    DN - upwards of 100
    FRWL - upwards of 100
    GF - upwards of 150
    TB - upwards of 100
    YOLT - upwards of 100
    OHMSS - upwards of 50
    DAF - upwards of 50
    LALD - upwards of 100
    TMWTGG - upwards of 100
    TSWLM - upwards of 100
    MR - upwards of 100
    FYEO - upwards of 50
    OP - upwards of 50
    NSNA - upwards of 25
    AVTAK - upwards of 50
    TLD - upwards of 25
    LTK - upwards of 25
    GE - 3 times max
    TND - 5 times max
    TWINE - once
    DAD - once
    CR - once
    QOS - once
    SF - once
    SP - once
    NTTD - once (the only one-time watch on this list that I’d be inclined to see a couple more times)
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    CR
    SF
    TB
    LD
    TWINE
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    My most watched ones:

    FYEO
    TLD
    MR
    AVTAK
    DAF
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper What does it matter to you...when you got a job to do
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    I'm not into those excesses mentioned in the previous posts :-). I'm happy if I manage to watch a Bond film every two months or so. Reason is that my wife is not so keen on watching a movie every night, and I'd rather sit across from her on the sofa instead of looking at the screen alone.

    But regarding the original question from the thread title, I'd say it's the following five (not necessarily in the order mentioned):

    FRWL (perennial classic)
    GF (ditto)
    MR (it took time to grow on me but is possibly the most enjoyable Moore film for me)
    TND (yes! Hamburg!)
    NTTD (??? - really? I'm not sure, but it has been my most-watched one since 12/21).
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @R1s1ngs0n, I think the only film I've ever watched twice in a day was GE, once with commentary and once without.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    For “re-watchability” in a general sense:

    TB – Sean’s most assured performance
    YOLT – over the top, but it is a lot of fun.
    OHMSS – a classic and Diana Rigg is a goddess.
    FYEO – This has become my favorite film of Roger’s.
    GE – not as good as I tend to remember it, but miles above the next few films to come.

    Honorable Mention: Casino Royale ’67. Yes, really. It has a great Burt Bacharach Burt score, groovy 60s fashions, lots of eye candy, and……..
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    Note: Actually, on a slow, rainy Sunday afternoon, when I don’t want to “think” too hard, I could slip MR or one of those cheesy Matt Helm flicks into my Blu-ray player, order some take-out, and be just fine!
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Dr.No
    Thunderball
    Octopussy
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Die Another Day

  • MI6HQMI6HQ At The Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited June 7 Posts: 652
    In their release order:
    1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    2. Octopussy (1983)
    3. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    4. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    5. SkyFall (2012)
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
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    DN, GF, TMWTGG, FYEO, QOS
    These seem to be the ones that I throw on when I have time to kill. For the most part they are the shorter entries.
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    I think the following is true for many others who have written Answer Posts, above: sometimes, one's favorite Bond, or most re-watchable Bond - not necessarily the same thing - has something to do with where the VIEWER was in their life when first they saw a particular film.

    In no particular order:

    QOS - quick, direct, to the point and with that splendid and elegant Opera scene

    FRWL - just. so. superb...

    TB - as stated above, the first epic Bond. Big ! Bloated ? Yep. But so many great parts, and Connery still looked so good, as did everyone else, and the scenery and set-ups are so posh and lovely and lively ! A movie where I STILL cannot tell whether I'm smitten more with the lady heroine or the lady villain...yep...still can't...

    DAF - was so much fun when it came out ! Connery is back !

    OHMSS - just. so. superb...

    What was that ? Something about the 5 most watchable ? I feel like the rocker who plugs in on MTV's unPlugged, as I proceed with more...

    TSWLM - the big, boffo comeback ! It's Bond...and Beyond ! I recall seeing the poster though the window of a closed theater, before it came out. You already could tell this was going to be big and fun and well-paced again. No more Bond following this wave or that, and copying only himself (YOLT, on the water, and HELL YEAH !).

    OP - Like DAF - just so much fun !

    TND - somehow, I find myself more drawn to this one than GE...To quote Jack Skellington - "What's this ? What's THIS ?!!?"

    CR - just. so. superb. "That last hand, it nearly killed me..." right there with "Would you mind if my wife sits this one out ? She's just dead."
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython Omaha, NE
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    I can give you one: DAF

    I dunno what to tell you, but I can be in any mood to watch this and always have fun. It’s one of the few movies I feel that way about.
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    OHMSS, FRWL, TLD, and CR are my four favorites and the ones I've seen the most often.

    For the five spot I'd consider DN, SP, and LALD
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    I can give you one: DAF

    I dunno what to tell you, but I can be in any mood to watch this and always have fun. It’s one of the few movies I feel that way about.

    I agree with that. DAF is always my go to film for some unexplained reason.
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