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  • Posts: 1,385
    I think it's almost pointless to try and rank all the Bond movies because really how much I like one over another would depend on my mood and what I'm more interested in at the time

    @QsAssistant I know exactly what you mean. This time through some films I usually rank much higher just didn't click for me like they did in the past either because when they came along I felt like I was watching them out of obligation because they came next in the series rather than because I really wanted to watch them next or because I was longing for certain elements from another actor's tenure. Next time I'll probably just watch them in a random order based on what sounds good at the time and watch any I never got in the mood to watch last.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    josiah wrote: »
    I think it's almost pointless to try and rank all the Bond movies because really how much I like one over another would depend on my mood and what I'm more interested in at the time

    @QsAssistant I know exactly what you mean. This time through some films I usually rank much higher just didn't click for me like they did in the past either because when they came along I felt like I was watching them out of obligation because they came next in the series rather than because I really wanted to watch them next or because I was longing for certain elements from another actor's tenure. Next time I'll probably just watch them in a random order based on what sounds good at the time and watch any I never got in the mood to watch last.

    I forced myself to do a Bondathon back when the Ultimate Editions came out on DVD. That ruined some Bond movies for me because I forced myself to watch some of them. This time I'm taking my time and I'm watching all of them in order, from DN to SP. I've been doing this particular Bondathon for almost two years. I only watch them when I'm in the mood. I'm finally onto the Craig era and I'm looking forward to watching them.
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    1. Quantum of Solace
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    3. Casino Royale
    4. Thunderball
    5. Dr. No
    6. Goldfinger
    7. The Man With The Golden Gun
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me
    9. Spectre
    10. From Russia With Love
    11. Diamonds Are Forever
    12. Octopussy
    13. You Only Live Twice
    14. Live and Let Die
    15. Skyfall
    16. Tomorrow Never Dies
    17. Goldeneye
    18. For Your Eyes Only
    19. Moonraker
    20. The Living Daylights
    21. Licence to Kill
    22. Die Another Day
    23. A View to A Kill
    24. The World is Not Enough.

    1-6 are untouchable, 7-10 are almost as great, 11-16 are enjoyable and changes places the most. 17-19 are only placed there because there are some better films, 20-22 are okay to mediocre and does not often get time in the player. 23 and 24 are the only films that make the largest sin for a Bondfilm; they bore me to tears. They are also huge misfires in all departments. The only two which I don't revisit as often as the others.
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    QOS at #1....wow good for you !!

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


  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
    edited May 2017 Posts: 7,317
    1. Dr No
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    3. Goldfinger
    4. The Living Daylights
    5. GoldenEye
    6. Live and Let Die
    7. Thunderball
    8. From Russia With Love
    9. Octopussy
    10. Casino Royale
    11. Diamonds are Forever
    12. For Your Eyes Only
    13. The Man With The Golden Gun
    14. The Spy Who Loved Me
    15. Tomorrow Never Dies
    16. The World Is Not Enough
    17. SPECTRE
    18. You Only Live Twice
    19. A View To A Kill
    20. Moonraker
    21. License To Kill
    22. Die Another Day
    23. Skyfall
    24. Quantum of Solace
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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    @Mendes4Lyfe. Out of interest, how do you rank the films? Personal taste, quality etc? I just ask out of interest as I am surprised to see GE above TB, CR, FRWL when your favourites are DN, OHMSS and GF?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    QoS at #1, @MrBond? I like your style. I have it at #4, not too often I see it ranked that high (or in your case, even higher).
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
    Posts: 7,317
    suavejmf wrote: »
    @Mendes4Lyfe. Out of interest, how do you rank the films? Personal taste, quality etc? I just ask out of interest as I am surprised to see GE above TB, CR, FRWL when your favourites are DN, OHMSS and GF?

    Personal taste, of course. I'm a fan of perspicuity when It comes to Bond. GE, DN, OHMSS, GF are very focused Bond films, you'll notice. They also have a very definitive structure to them, a smooth rising arc to the narrative. TB, CR, FRWL are somewhat scatterbrained by comparison, in my opinion. It's not that the scenes aren't quality in and of themselves, but I don't think they hang together as well as those others. CR and FRWL both trail off for me towards the end. They peak too soon is the trouble - CR with the card game, and FRWL with the fight on the train.

    Hope that helps to explain my reasoning. :)
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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    Yep. Although I love TB, CR and FRWL because they are so faithful to the brilliant books.
  • IGotTheMessageIGotTheMessage United States
    Posts: 191
    I have very much enjoyed looking at these lists over the last several days and getting a feel for how different users view the series. It is extremely interesting.

    It didn't appear as though the user "WizardOfIce," posted a list here, although he did comment on the lists of several other users. I think that I have gotten a bit of a feel for his tastes, but I would be interested in it nonetheless.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited May 2017 Posts: 2,239
    My Bondathon has stagnated with two films left but here is the list so far:

    1. The Living Daylights - Holds onto first place
    2. Goldeneye - Greatest hits, and it works
    3. From Russia With Love
    4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    5. Casino Royale
    6. Dr No - gets better on each viewing. People who say "other films do it bigger and better" miss the point, the film is all about BOND the character, and to me Dr No is the only film where Bond is at the centre of the film.
    7. Octopussy. Has always ranked high. Falls this time because of bland direction and locations

    8. Goldfinger - Significant jump up, I get this movie now
    9. For Your Eyes Only - always had a soft spot for it
    10. Tomorrow Never Dies - Brosnan's most confident performance
    11. Moonraker
    12. The Spy Who Loved Me
    13. Diamonds Are Forever
    14. Licence to Kill

    15. The Man With The Golden Gun
    16. A View To A Kill
    17. Skyfall

    18. Die Another Day
    19. Spectre - Only this high because it looks pretty.

    20. Thunderball. I want to like this, it has the wittiest dialogue and great theme songS
    21. Quantum Of Solace - Great score and I like the opening car chase and that's about it
    22. The World is Not Enough - Bland on every level. The Thames chase and "007 your time is up" is great

    To rank: LALD and YOLT
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    edited May 2017 Posts: 5,655
    Finally made it through my first Bondathon since Spectre.

    After much thought, this is my new ranking.

    To be honest, I don't dislike any Bond film.

    1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. Licence to Kill
    3. From Russia with Love
    4. Thunderball
    5. GoldenEye
    6. The Man with the Golden Gun
    7. Casino Royale
    8. The Living Daylights
    9. Goldfinger
    10. Spectre

    11. The Spy Who Loved Me
    12. Dr. No
    13. Skyfall
    14. Die Another Day
    15. Octopussy
    16. You Only Live Twice
    17. For Your Eyes Only
    18. Live and Let Die
    19. Tomorrow Never Dies
    20. Quantum of Solace
    21. A View to a Kill
    22. Moonraker
    23. The World Is Not Enough
    24. Diamonds Are Forever
  • edited May 2017 Posts: 10,656
    Updated ranking:

    1. Casino Royale
    2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    3. Goldfinger
    4. GoldenEye
    5. Skyfall
    6. The Spy Who Loved Me
    7. Dr. No
    8. Licence to Kill
    9. From Russia with Love
    10. Live and Let Die
    11. Thunderball
    12. For Your Eyes Only
    13. Spectre
    14. Quantum of Solace
    15. The Living Daylights
    16. You Only Live Twice
    17. The World Is Not Enough
    18. Octopussy
    19. Tomorrow Never Dies
    20. The Man with the Golden Gun
    21. Diamonds Are Forever
    22. Die Another Day
    23. A View to a Kill
    24. Moonraker
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited May 2017 Posts: 2,239
    In light of the tragic news, I have watched the second last movie in my Bondathon and I have definitely had a reappraisal of the Hamilton films. I still don't particularly like his style, but he injects a lot of iconic imagery in his films. Live and Let Die is a unique package composing of one of the best villain ensembles, a genuinely funny script, and the best performance by Moore (people often cite TSWLM as his best but I find it generic and lost amongst the spectacle of the film).

    LALD may not have the attention to detail of other films, but there is great chemistry on screen amongst the main cast. Solitaire while perhaps a one-dimensional "kept woman" character doesn't pretend to be something she's not (other Bond girls try too hard and fail to be convincing). Moore may have tricked her into losing her virginity but Moore does it with such suavity that it can be forgiven (but also it was in the cards, before Solitaire lost her powers, so you could argue it was inevitable either way).

    The voodoo theme of the film gives it a distinctive flavour and regardless of one's personal viewpoint you can't deny the impact it's hard on popular culture - the iconic crocodile stunt, Teehee, bus chase, and climax are images stuck in the minds of generations of Bond fans. The supernatural themes set it apart and I can see how it captivated the 70's kids.

    I've ranked LALD quite low in recent years, not because I disliked it, rather I didn't see it for what it is, and it excels at what it tries to do - a straightforward Bond adventure with its own identity, acknowledges the past but lives in the present and creates its own path.

    TOP TIER

    1. The Living Daylights (0)
    2. Goldeneye (+4)
    3. From Russia With Love (+1)
    4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (+1)
    5. Casino Royale (-2)
    6. Dr No (+4)
    7. Octopussy (-5)

    EASILY WATCHABLE

    8. Live and Let Die (+12) Significant jump up, more to like about it than Goldfinger
    9. Goldfinger (+8) Another big change, I get this movie now
    10. For Your Eyes Only (-3)
    11. Tomorrow Never Dies (-2)
    12. Moonraker (-1)
    13. The Spy Who Loved Me (-5)
    14. Diamonds Are Forever (-2)
    15. Licence to Kill (-2)

    FLAWED BUT STILL FOND OF
    16. A View To A Kill (-1)
    17. The Man With The Golden Gun (+2)

    LESS THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
    18. Skyfall (+4)
    19. Die Another Day (+1)
    20. Spectre (-3) Only this high because it looks pretty.

    BIT OF A MESS
    21. Thunderball (-3) I want to like this, it has the wittiest dialogue and great theme songs
    22. Quantum Of Solace (+2) Great score and I like the opening car chase and that's about it
    23. The World is Not Enough (0) Bland on every level. The Thames chase and "007 your time is up" is great

    Coming up, You Only Live Twice
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    I'll be interested to see where YOLT ranks for you. It used to be a film that could be as high as my Top 10, buf it has slipped over the years for me - down to #16 for now. I think it's still better than a few of the others, but just doesn't produce the same excitement as the other golden age Bond films (by that I mean the first six). Basically went from great to just good in my book.
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    Very Good

    1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. The Living Daylights

    Good

    4. Casino Royale
    5. Dr. No
    6. Spectre
    7. Skyfall
    8. Licence to Kill
    9. For Your Eyes Only

    Fun

    10.GoldenEye
    11.Goldfinger
    12.The Spy Who Loved Me
    13.Live and Let Die
    14.DIamonds are Forever
    15.Quantum of Solace
    16.You Only Live Twice
    17.Octopussy
    18.Thunderball

    Bad

    19.Die Another Day
    20.Tomorrow Never Dies
    21.The Man With the Golden Gun
    22.The World is Not Enough
    23.A View to a Kill
    24.Moonraker
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I'll be interested to see where YOLT ranks for you. It used to be a film that could be as high as my Top 10, buf it has slipped over the years for me - down to #16 for now. I think it's still better than a few of the others, but just doesn't produce the same excitement as the other golden age Bond films (by that I mean the first six). Basically went from great to just good in my book.

    @FoxRox I predict it will be around 16th to 17th. It used to be at the bottom, but that's unfair to Ken Adam and John Barry and the cinematic experience which Gilbert does well, even if the plot and character of Bond get shunted to the background.

    It's one of the films you can enjoy if you don't scutinise it and I can imagine it being magical if watched as a kid, which it was for me. But now, being more critical, I prefer more depth especially the characters
  • edited May 2017 Posts: 10,656
    It's still a good Bond film - just not as in-depth or well-done as many other ones. I used to hold it in too high of a regard but now recognize it as the clear weakest of the original six. Like I said - still good, but not great.
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    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    3. DR NO
    4. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    5. THUNDERBALL
    6. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    7. OCTOPUSSY/ NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    8. CASINO ROYALE
    9. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    10. LIVE AND LET DIE
    11. LICENCE TO KILL
    12. A VIEW TO A KILL
    13. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    14. SKYFALL
    15. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    16. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    17. GOLDENEYE
    18. MOONRAKER
    19. SPECTRE/ CR'54
    20. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    21. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    22. THE WORLD IS NOT ENEOUGH
    23. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    24. DIE ANOTHER DAY/CR '67
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    I like that ranking overall. SF and GE I wish were higher but very good ranking.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    1. Goldfinger
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. Dr No
    4. The Living Daylights
    5. Casino Royale
    6.OHMSS
    7. Quantum of Solace
    8. Skyfall
    9. Spectre
    10. Thunderball
    11. For Your Eyes Only
    12. Goldeneye
    13. The Spy Who Loved Me
    14. Tomorrow Never Dies
    15. You Only Live Twice
    16. The World Is Not Enough
    17. Octopussy
    18. The Man With The Golden Gun
    19. A View To A Kill
    20. Moonraker
    21. Diamonds Are Forever
    22. Licence To Kill
    23. Live And Let Die
    24. Die Another Day

    A new appreciation for Thunderball sees it leap into my top ten.

    Tomorrow Never Dies leaps above The World Is Not Enough

    and a new fondness for Diamonds sees it off the bottom!

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    Cart's Official 2017 Bond Ranking List


    1. Casino Royale '06
    2. Dr. No
    3. Goldfinger
    4. License to Kill
    5. Octopussy
    6. The Living Daylights (+1)

    7. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (-1)
    8. You Only Live Twice
    9. Quantum of Solace
    10. Skyfall
    11. Live and Let Die
    12. The Spy Who Loved Me (+1)

    13. Goldeneye (-1)
    14. Thunderball
    15. From Russia With Love
    16. Spectre (+2)
    17. Tomorrow Never Dies (-1)
    18. The World Is Not Enough (-1)

    19. For Your Eyes Only
    20. Die Another Day
    21. A View to a Kill
    22. Moonraker (+1)
    23. The Man with the Golden Gun (-1)
    24. Diamonds Are Forever


    Not much change since last year. I haven't been watching much Bond lately. I'm sort of taking a break, cleaning my palette and watching other kinds of movies.

    Spectre has, more or less, remained in the same place. I still contend it's atrocious from a writing standpoint and the characters are forgettable. But as an action-flick, it's well directed, full of scenic vistas and entertaining overall.

    While Brosnan's film are in the bottom half, it's because of the weak writing and directing; Brosnan himself did a fantastic job playing the character. If only he received the treatment Craig had...

    The films are different. Can't really be quantified. My top 10 picks are just enjoyable as my top 5, depending on my mood. Apart from the bottom 4, I feel like many of the films in the lower-middle had good concepts which just weren't as fully executed as the higher ranking films.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    That is a great top three.
  • edited May 2017 Posts: 436
    It is a perfect trinity, but 4-6 are not too far behind.

    What separates my top 3 from 4-6 is not the entertainment value. I'd consider all 6 equal in that regard. But rather the "importance". The 80's films were great, in my opinion, but they didn't quite capture the spirit of the 80's in the same way that watching Connery's films felt like stepping into a time machine into the 60's.
  • IGotTheMessageIGotTheMessage United States
    Posts: 191
    @w2bond

    You really still have two films left to grade from your current re-watching. I recognize that Never Say Never Again is essentially based on Thunderball and that it is not an Eon production, but I have always seen it as a legitimate Bond film nonetheless. Of course, the same cannot be said of Casino Royale '54 or Casino Royale '67. Also, it is not like the situation that produced NSNA is going to happen again, so there isn't much risk of the canon being effected much in the future.

    I am assuming that you view NSNA fairly poorly? Where would you place it in your ranking?
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    Never Say Never Again is a legitimate Bond film, but it's a legitimately bad Bond film. It would compete for last place against Diamonds Are Forever in my list, but DAF at least has better atmosphere, directing and sound.
  • Posts: 370
    M16_Cart wrote: »
    Never Say Never Again is a legitimate Bond film, but it's a legitimately bad Bond film. It would compete for last place against Diamonds Are Forever in my list, but DAF at least has better atmosphere, directing and sound.

    I agree 100%.

    The Craig films have even made it so NSNA isn't an odd one out due to not opening with a gunbarrel.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    1. SF
    2. TB
    3. GF
    4. CR
    5. DAF
    6. FRWL
    7. OHMSS
    8. YOLT
    9. QoS
    10. LALD
    11. TSWLM
    12. SP
    13. DN
    14. LTK
    15. GE
    16. TMWTGG
    17. OP
    18. AVTAK
    19. TLD
    20. TND
    21. TWINE
    22. FYEO
    23. DAD
    24. MR
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited May 2017 Posts: 10,566
    I have never once regarded NSNA as a "real" Bond film. I never think to include it in these things.
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