James Bond Movies Ranked According to IMDB.com

edited February 2012 in Bond Movies Posts: 4,762
Thought this was really interesting, seeing how the public view the 22 Bond movies. These rankings are out of 10 stars, and none of them got above a seven, which by itself is a disappointing note!

Ranked by IMDB out of 10 stars:

(1) Casino Royale- 7.9
(2) Goldfinger- 7.8
(3) From Russia with Love- 7.5
(4) Dr. No- 7.3
(5) TIE GoldenEye- 7.1
(6) TIE The Spy Who Loved Me- 7.1
(7) Thunderball- 7.0
(8) You Only Live Twice- 6.9
(9) TIE On Her Majesty's Secret Service- 6.8
(10) TIE Live and Let Die- 6.8
(11) TIE For Your Eyes Only
(12) TIE Quantum of Solace
(13) TIE Diamonds Are Forever- 6.7
(14) TIE The Man with the Golden Gun- 6.7
(15) The Living Daylights- 6.6
(16) TIE Octopussy- 6.5
(17) TIE License to Kill- 6.5
(18) Tomorrow Never Dies- 6.4
(19) The World is not Enough- 6.3
(20) A View to a Kill- 6.2
(21) Moonraker- 6.1
(22) Die Another Day- 6.0
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  • I like to view the Bond reviews on IMDb (Internet Movie Database), did some of Diamonds and For Your Eyes Only recently after viewings last week. It's good because you can look up favorite Bond adventures as 'liked' and see all the glowing reviews, and then search for a stinker of a 007 outing, say, You Only Live Twice, and check out 'hated it', and feel comforted by all the other reviewers who had something of an issue with it, all releases are featured of course from Dr No to QOS, and I like to now and again have a search on their movie database reviews for any Bond release that takes my fancy. Not only that but they submit lots of interesting trivia about each release that not everyone would be aware of, discovered one or two things myself actually about one or two Bond films that I was previously unaware of.

    Casino Royale may be top of the list here but I can safely say there are about 20 pages of reviews of theater goers who actually couldn't stand it and thought it should be thrown in the trash on the way out the door. There's even some who thought Die Another Day was actually something of a screen legend of all things, I've read them myself. It will be interesting to see general public opinions (IMDb) on Skyfall when it is released near the end of the year, going to be a mixed bag of feelings and no mistake. For anyone ahead of time who's not going to like this upcoming Bond release, you can rest assured there will be plenty others who share similar sentiments
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    00Beast wrote:
    Thought this was really interesting, seeing how the public view the 22 Bond movies. These rankings are out of 10 stars, and none of them got above a seven, which by itself is a disappointing note!

    i think you mean 8 - as there are plenty that are rated above 7 ;)

    at one point Casino Royale was rated an 8.2... that was at time of release though - it's been at 7.9 for a long while, and will probably stay there.

    i once had a list that combined the average rating of IMDB and MI6 to determine what the overall rating was between the 2 sites...

  • tqbtqb
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    Not many movies on imdb are above 8.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited February 2012 Posts: 28,694
    What blasphemy to rate CR, FRWL, TB, GF, and DN that low!
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    tqb wrote:
    Not many movies on imdb are above 8.

    true... out of all the films on that site.. only the Top 250 are above an 8.1 i believe

    CR was once in the top 250, but has since fallen out obviously.
  • Posts: 4,762
    Reading all of the posted comments, I agree that it is a disgrace to rate the Bond movies below an 8. It just goes to show you that the common public doesn't have as much appreciation for the Bond movies like we do!
  • edited February 2012 Posts: 157
    Rotten Tomatoes


    FILM - ALL CRITICS

    Dr. No 98%
    From Russia With Love 96%
    Goldfinger 96%
    Casino Royale 94%
    Thunderball 88%
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service 82%
    GoldenEye 80%
    The Spy Who Loved Me 79%
    The Living Daylights 73%
    Licence To Kill 71%
    You Only Live Twice 70%
    For Your Eyes Only 69%
    Diamonds Are Forever 67%
    Live and Let Die 64%
    Moonraker 64%
    Quantum of Solace 64%
    Die Another Day 59%
    Tomorrow Never Dies 54%
    The Man With The Golden Gun 52%
    The World Is Not Enough 51%
    Octopussy 47%
    A View To A Kill 39%

    FILM - AUDIENCES

    Casino Royale 87%
    Goldfinger 83%
    From Russia With Love 79%
    GoldenEye 78%
    Dr. No 78%
    The Spy Who Loved Me 71%
    Thunderball 70%
    You Only Live Twice 69%
    Live And Let Die 66%
    Diamonds Are Forever 63%
    For Your Eyes Only 63%
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service 62%
    Quantum of Solace 62%
    The Man With The Golden Gun 62%
    The Living Daylights 61%
    Tomorrow Never Dies 60%
    The World Is Not Enough 58%
    Licence To Kill 55%
    Octopussy 54%
    Die Another Day 53%
    A View To A Kill 48%
    Moonraker 48%
  • Posts: 157
    Interesting to notice that Licence To Kill is in Top 10 Best Bond Films by all critics and TOP 5 Worst Bond Films by audiences. 8-}
  • Posts: 7,653
    00Beast wrote:
    Reading all of the posted comments, I agree that it is a disgrace to rate the Bond movies below an 8. It just goes to show you that the common public doesn't have as much appreciation for the Bond movies like we do!

    I think you'll find that many are busy with manipulating the scores of the various movies. I have seen movies that had a very good score and suddenly the 1, 2, 3 ratings followed by guys who had never seen any of the movies but they considered the movie a treat to their favorites. To many trolls to take the whole Imdb score a face value.

  • Obviously I'm a bond fan and hand on heart there are a fair many titles that warrant a score less than 8/10 and no mistake, I've seen 'em all from back to front and inside out and being honest it's not about appreciation sometimes, I appreciate that there are some pretty lame entries out there, i.e. I've seen Diamonds are Forever about 45,000 times and then I think to myself, 'that was lame'
  • I think Rotten Tomatoes' "Film-All critics" is spot on for me. I would rate the top 2 about that way. I read a few bond novels before they were filmed.These 2 are so special to me as I watched Bond appearing first on the big screen in DN, and growing in stature in FRWL. Ofcourse Terence Young was my favourite director. TB to me should be rated above CR.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    00Beast wrote:
    Thought this was really interesting, seeing how the public view the 22 Bond movies.

    You mean the public who votes on imdb.com. There's still many folks whose opinions may be quite different from the ones in this list and would change the rankings accordingly.
  • Posts: 4,762
    00Beast wrote:
    Thought this was really interesting, seeing how the public view the 22 Bond movies.

    You mean the public who votes on imdb.com. There's still many folks whose opinions may be quite different from the ones in this list and would change the rankings accordingly.

    Yeah that's true, I didn't think about that.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    00Beast wrote:
    00Beast wrote:
    Thought this was really interesting, seeing how the public view the 22 Bond movies.

    You mean the public who votes on imdb.com. There's still many folks whose opinions may be quite different from the ones in this list and would change the rankings accordingly.

    Yeah that's true, I didn't think about that.

    We also have to realize that we're all die hard fanboys and girls, while the common audience are mere movie viewers who catch the films in the same routine as they would to watch any other film.
  • I use IMDb now and again and read the Bond releases as and when and a great deal of the reviews are from actual bona fide Bond enthusiasts. Granted there's often some regular types who just have a watch who don't know their Oddjobs from their Pussy Galore's but even they can distinguish between a bad outing and a good one merely on the basis of one or two viewings. I go with the majority as in I wouldn't really register and have my say about any particular entry without doing my homework beforehand. If you look again at the initial reviews and scoring it does appear to be a fair and honest representation
  • I've always been a bit disappointed that no Bond movie is in the top 250 or rated above an 8 but at least none are below a 6. The fact that so many are tied show that there is an equal amount of hate and love for each of them. One mans POS really is someone elses TOP 10.
  • Posts: 1,092
    Overall they are both fair but I've never understood the critical dislike for OP. And I always thought of it as a fan favorite so I'm surprised it is so low. Everyone I know loves OP. It ain't a great movie but Rog is in fine form and it's the right way to do a light hearted Bond adventure. Shame we might never see the same again. Everything is so dark these days....
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Every film is in the same ball park! 6 - 7.9. Talk about lumping a series together...
  • Posts: 4,762
    Most of these I might have guessed on, because it is predictable, but I wouldn't have expected to see OP, TLD, and LTK so low, even for the casual fans.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited July 2012 Posts: 28,694
    Wow, the Dalton films are unfairly rated.
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    Wow, the Dalton films are unfairly rated.

    Agreed. Anything that ranks DAF over both Dalton films and OP has no credibility.
  • Posts: 5,634
    I used to have some respect for iMDB or at least take it seriously, but reading the above, and anyone who seriously believes Connery's swansong disaster deserves a higher place than both of Dalton's outings, is seriously deluded :-<

    Their 'Top 100' all time movies list is a bit questionable also incidentally, but I do like reading some of the reviews on there for James Bond and other film releases from members of the public. You're not allowed to rate any movie 'Zero',apparently, it has to be between 1-10, and no profanities are allowed either, so I'd have a hard time writing up and doing some reviews for movies I hold with a certain distaste..
  • edited July 2012 Posts: 12,788
    The fact that QOS and DAF are rated higher than the Dalton films instantly takes away all credibility from this list. Almost every Bond film is above 8 imo, even QOS, my least favourite, I wouldn't give below a 6.
  • Posts: 5,634
    Quantum of Solace too ?!

    I think the guys who do these freakin' rankings should put whatever they are on, in a can, and try to sell it..

    QOS and Diamonds higher placed than both Dalton releases.., I don't know

    8-|
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    IMDb lists are ridiculous. The whole top 250 is dictated by fanboys. A lot of the Bond rankings are messed up but one thing I'm thankful for and agree with is that there's none below 6. There's no such thing as a bad Bond film, just superior and inferior. The one thing this list does is highlight this fact.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited July 2012 Posts: 15,656
    HASEROT wrote:
    tqb wrote:
    Not many movies on imdb are above 8.

    true... out of all the films on that site.. only the Top 250 are above an 8.1 i believe

    CR was once in the top 250, but has since fallen out obviously.

    Not true, 'La Haine' has a score of 8.1 and is not in the top 250... Le Samourai has a score of 8.2 and is not in the top 250... Senna has a score of 8.6 and is not on the top 250 (no documentary in the top 250)... There are many films with a score of 8.2 or higher that are not in the top 250.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 7,894
    HASEROT wrote:
    tqb wrote:
    Not many movies on imdb are above 8.

    true... out of all the films on that site.. only the Top 250 are above an 8.1 i believe

    CR was once in the top 250, but has since fallen out obviously.

    Not true, 'La Haine' has a score of 8.1 and is not in the top 250... Le Samourai has a score of 8.2 and is not in the top 250... Senna has a score of 8.6 and is not on the top 250 (no documentary in the top 250)... There are many films with a score of 8.2 or higher that are not in the top 250.

    It is also judged by the number of votes. A film with 8.6 but only 10,000 votes will be ranked lower than a film with 8.1 and 80,000 votes.
  • edited November 2017 Posts: 236
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  • Skyfall, by far, is the best Bond ever, and by IMDb giving it a 8.1 is a disgrace. Goldfinger is quite good, but I've never liked Dr. No. I also believe Daniel Craig is the best Bond. I think ratings on Bond movies are all sorts of different orders because people like different things. Simple as that!
  • So far, Skyfall is the only Bond film (To my knowledge) that is ranked over 8 stars. I was looking at the Bond films & saw so many of the Bond films ranked below 8! I thought to myself. "WTF!!! Really" Sure, some Bond films have flaws, but they don't deserve to be ranked below an 8?
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