Rank the Bond movies between 1971 & 1985

chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
in Bond Movies Posts: 17,741
After OHMSS, the films got... sort of silly.
So this is weird... how do you rank them? Lack of silly? On serious moments?
I'm gonna just go with most watched to least for me:
DAF
TMWTGG
LALD
NSNA
FYEO
OP
AVTAK/TSWLM
MR
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  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    edited May 2023 Posts: 1,011
    FYEO

    OP
    TSWLM
    MR

    TMWTGG
    LALD
    AVTAK


    DAF
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,853
    FYEO
    OP
    TSWLM
    MR
    LALD
    DAF
    TMWTGG
    AVTAK
    NSNA
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited May 2023 Posts: 3,489
    1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. Moonraker
    3. Octopussy

    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    5. Live And Let Die
    6. A View To A Kill
    7. Never Say Never Again

    8. The Man With The Golden Gun
    9. Diamonds Are Forever
  • BennyBenny Shaken not stirredAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,969
    OP
    TSWLM
    LALD
    FYEO
    NSNA
    TMWTGG
    DAF
    AVTAK
    MR
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,853
    SIS_HQ wrote: »
    1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. Moonraker
    3. Octopussy

    5. The Spy Who Loved Me
    6. Live And Let Die
    7. A View To A Kill
    8. Never Say Never Again

    8. The Man With The Golden Gun
    9. Diamonds Are Forever

    I always enjoy some MR love! :-D
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    edited May 2023 Posts: 6,875
    1. Octopussy
    2. The Man with the Golden Gun
    -
    3. Moonraker
    4. The Spy Who Loved Me
    -
    5. For Your Eyes Only
    -
    6. A View to a Kill
    7. Never Say Never Again
    -
    8. Diamonds Are Forever
    9. Live and Let Die
  • Posts: 7,015
    1. OP
    2. LALD
    3. MR
    4. FYEO
    5. NSNA
    6. TMWTGG
    7. TSWLM
    8. AVTAK
    9. DAF
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
    Posts: 8,102
    1.MR
    2. FYEO
    3. DAF
    4. OP
    5. TSWLM
    6. LALD
    7. AVTAK
    8. TMWTGG
  • Posts: 12,369
    1. The Spy Who Loved Me
    2. Live and Let Die
    3. For Your Eyes Only
    4. The Man with the Golden Gun
    5. A View to a Kill
    6. Octopussy
    7. Moonraker
    8. Diamonds Are Forever
    9. Never Say Never Again
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,832
    Another surprise attack...but ok. This is based on my present feelings tonight, no matter what lists I may have compiled before:

    1. MR
    2. FYEO
    3. LALD
    4. DAF
    5. TSWLM
    NSNA not ranked, but somewhere here in this place
    6. TMWTGG
    7. AVTAK
    8. OP
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
    Posts: 4,483
    1. MR
    2. DAF
    3. LALD
    4. TSWLM
    5. TMWTGG
    6. OP
    7. AVTAK
    8. FYEO
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 2,712
    Based on my prior rankings (which I see no reason to change):
    1. TSWLM
    2. FYEO
    3. LALD
    4. OP
    5. MR
    6. NSNA
    7. DAF
    8. TMWTGG
    9. AVTAK

    ...about this sudden love for MR...
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  • edited May 2023 Posts: 15,954
    1. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    2. OCTOPUSSY
    3. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    4. LIVE AND LET DIE
    5. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    6. MOONRAKER
    7. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    8. A VIEW TO A KILL
    9. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
  • 1. For Your Eyes Only
    2. The Spy Who Loved Me
    3. Live and Let Die
    4. Octopussy
    5. Moonraker
    6. The Man With The Golden Gun
    7. Diamonds Are Forever
    8. A View To A Kill
    9. Never Say Never Again
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,853
    Dwayne wrote: »
    Based on my prior rankings (which I see no reason to change):
    1. TSWLM
    2. FYEO
    3. LALD
    4. OP
    5. MR
    6. NSNA
    7. DAF
    8. TMWTGG
    9. AVTAK

    ...about this sudden love for MR...
    audrey-audreytotter.gif

    I like to think that MR is the 'odd one' that some Bond fans, myself included, appreciate for its technical merits, despite being a nonsensical film from start to finish. Its travelogue qualities, marvellous visual effects and delightful score add up to a film worth revisiting, even if it doesn't quite register as a full-blood Bond film.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    Posts: 3,489
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dwayne wrote: »
    Based on my prior rankings (which I see no reason to change):
    1. TSWLM
    2. FYEO
    3. LALD
    4. OP
    5. MR
    6. NSNA
    7. DAF
    8. TMWTGG
    9. AVTAK

    ...about this sudden love for MR...
    audrey-audreytotter.gif

    I like to think that MR is the 'odd one' that some Bond fans, myself included, appreciate for its technical merits, despite being a nonsensical film from start to finish. Its travelogue qualities, marvellous visual effects and delightful score add up to a film worth revisiting, even if it doesn't quite register as a full-blood Bond film.

    I liked it because the villain is great (Hugo Drax), Holly Goodhead also proved to be Bond's 'real' equal, and I think Moore was a lot more comfortable with the role here, he's a lot more reactive, had more facial expressions, and his performance comes off as more natural, he's not stiff or acting through the motions, which I felt he did a bit in TSWLM.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 2,712
    Agreed @DarthDimi.

    I have a bit of a love/hate thing going with MR and as I’ve posted on various threads over the years, I do find MR a perfect movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon when I don’t want to think too hard. Lots of eye candy and Barry’s score is top notch elevate it, but as for plot...

    That said, when I pulled up my spreadsheet which contains my various Bond rankings, I was surprised at just how high I had placed it. Upon some reflection, there are good reasons for that, but the film does suffer a from a certain degree of “excess” that I really have to be in just the right mood for. TSWLM (despite being a worse film in one very important aspect), is better balanced IMO.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,741
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dwayne wrote: »
    Based on my prior rankings (which I see no reason to change):
    1. TSWLM
    2. FYEO
    3. LALD
    4. OP
    5. MR
    6. NSNA
    7. DAF
    8. TMWTGG
    9. AVTAK

    ...about this sudden love for MR...
    audrey-audreytotter.gif

    I like to think that MR is the 'odd one' that some Bond fans, myself included, appreciate for its technical merits, despite being a nonsensical film from start to finish. Its travelogue qualities, marvellous visual effects and delightful score add up to a film worth revisiting, even if it doesn't quite register as a full-blood Bond film.

    I was 19 when it came out, and I had to see it as a Bond fan, but my eyes were rolling through most of the last third... at least the popcorn was good....
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
    Posts: 8,102
    I always said MR is basically TSWLM better made. No Barbara Bach trying to act in a dramatic scene? Huge improvement!
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 6,115
    OP
    TSWLM
    FYEO
    LALD
    MR
    DAF
    AVTAK
    TMWTGG
    NSNA
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 2,712
    I always said MR is basically TSWLM better made. No Barbara Bach trying to act in a dramatic scene? Huge improvement!

    That was my "one very important aspect" (Chiles > Bach) :D
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
    Posts: 16,340
    MR
    LALD
    TSWLM
    FYEO
    AVTAK
    OP
    DAF
    TMWTGG
    NSNA
  • Posts: 1,713

    No Barbara Bach trying to act in a dramatic scene?

    A reminder of why the two best Bond films feature actresses who could act.

    So many Bond actresses seemed to have been afflicted with a condition in which their beauty resulted in acting paralysis.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,853
    I never found Bach offensively bad in her acting, to be honest.
  • edited May 2023 Posts: 3,417
    The Good

    TSWLM
    OP
    LALD

    The 'enjoyable but flawed'

    MR
    TMWTGG
    AVTAK

    The 'not bad per say, just different'

    DAF

    The Bad

    FYEO

    The Ugly

    NSNA

    Just my personal opinion of course....
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,357
    1.) MR
    2.) OP
    3.) TSWLM

    4.) TMWTGG
    5.) FYEO
    6.) AVTAK
    7.) DAF

    8.) NSNA
  • edited May 2023 Posts: 2,904
    TSWLM
    FYEO
    OP
    NSNA
    DAF
    LALD
    MR
    TMWTGG
    AVTAK

    1-2: First rate
    3: Good
    4-6: Mediocre
    7-9: Substandard

    No Barbara Bach trying to act in a dramatic scene? Huge improvement!

    Not when Lois Chiles can barely stay awake during any scene.
  • Posts: 1,713
    Revelator wrote: »
    Not when Lois Chiles can barely stay awake during any scene.

    I would love to have been in on that casting decision. "Here's what we're looking for. An actress who's as wooden as her voice is monotone."

  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    Posts: 3,489
    But let's be honest, think whatever you want to think about the actresses, but Holly Goodhead is a lot more tough, competent and more believable as an agent more than Anya.

    She's literally Bond's equal, Anya? I look at her as Solitaire just turned Russian 😅, she may not be dumb, but she's pretty passive.
  • edited May 2023 Posts: 2,161
    Does anyone really want the Bond Girl to be "Bond's Equal"? No thanks. Give me passive, if that is the alternative.
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