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  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,238
    Benny wrote: »
    I'm finding my ranking is forever changing in 2017. More so than ever before. Watching the films in random order, but in chronological order of the actor playing Bond has been an interesting experience for me. Started with Pierce Brosnan and moved onto the Daniel Craig films. Currently making my way through the Roger Moore movies and then I'll visit the Timothy Dalton ones. Then onto the Sean Connery films, ending with OHMSS and George Lazenby.

    A few weeks ago my ranking looked like this...

    1. From Russia With Love
    2. Dr.No
    3. Casino Royale
    4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Octopussy
    7. Goldfinger
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me
    9. Thunderball
    10. Goldeneye
    11. Live And Let Die
    12. For Your Eyes Only
    13. You Only Live Twice
    14. Spectre
    15. Licence To Kill
    16. Skyfall
    17. Diamonds Are Forever
    18. Die Another Day
    19. Moonraker
    20. The Man With The Golden Gun
    21. Tomorrow Never Dies
    22. A View To A Kill
    23. Quantum Of Solace
    24. The World Is Not Enough

    The Man With The Golden Gun could easily move up a couple of spots, and switch places with DAF. Really enjoyed Golden Gun this time. Haven't enjoyed it so much in ages.
    The Spy Who Loved Me might go up a spot. Along with FYEO. Though I'm always left in a quandary as too which films to drop down. LTK has often taken the hit, along with SF and even my beloved OP has dropped to sixth spot. Oh the hardships of being a Bond fan sometimes. ;)

    @benny Wow. We share 6 of the top 7, 10 of the top 12, AND the bottom 2

  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited June 2017 Posts: 2,238
    What does the cumulative ranking look like now?

    @IGotTheMessage

    As of today with 124 unique rankings, the MI6Community cumulative ranking is:

    1. CR (2515)
    2. OHMSS (2426)
    3. FRWL (2398)
    4. GF (2190)
    5. TLD (2057)
    6. SF (1959)

    7. TSWLM (1911)
    8. DN (1905)
    9. GE (1896)
    10. TB (1780)

    11. LTK (1685)
    12. SP (1594)
    13. FYEO (1581)

    14. LALD (1378)
    15. OP (1362)
    16. YOLT (1277)

    17. QOS (1238)
    18. TND (1111)
    19. TMWTGG (981)
    20. MR (935)

    21. DAF (909)
    22. TWINE (885)
    23. AVTAK (759)
    24. DAD (470)

    * 24 points to 1st and 1 point to last place.
    * The films are separated into 6 tiers which I have found to be very consistent with other Bond forums and also ranking found across the internet

    Observations:
    * Since Spectre's release, Skyfall has fallen / TLD has risen. AVTAK has fallen
    * The "general population" view OHMSS, TLD and OP less favourably, and view Goldfinger and TWINE more favourably
    * FRWL and OHMSS are the only films without a 23rd or 24th ranking
    * YOLT/LALD/MR/OP/AVTAK/DAD do not currently have a 1st place ranking post-spectre

    1st place breakdown
    CR (21.8%)
    FRWL (16.1%)
    OHMSS (15.3%)
    GF (11.3%)
    TLD (8.1%) - interesting to see this here

    24th place breakdown
    DAD (37.4%)
    DAF (10.6%)
    TWINE (8.9%)
    QOS (8.1%)
    AVTAK (6.5%)
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    great stats @w2bond well done,Sir !

    Personally I would kick TLD and GF out of that top 6.
  • Posts: 4,845
    No way. Thats a perfect top 6!
  • Posts: 19,339
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    No way. Thats a perfect top 6!

    I did say 'personally' @Mathis1 he he ;)
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,238
    barryt007 wrote: »
    great stats @w2bond well done,Sir !

    Personally I would kick TLD and GF out of that top 6.

    @barryt007 I'm going to call you back end of horse for putting TLD dead last!
  • Posts: 19,339
    w2bond wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    great stats @w2bond well done,Sir !

    Personally I would kick TLD and GF out of that top 6.

    @barryt007 I'm going to call you back end of horse for putting TLD dead last!

    Are you calling me a Milovy arse ?

  • Posts: 514
    Casino Royale '67 is basically an Austin Powers movie

    Like Diamonds Are Forever. Except CR67 had a shred of innovation
  • Posts: 19,339
    M16_Cart wrote: »
    Casino Royale '67 is basically an Austin Powers movie

    Like Diamonds Are Forever. Except CR67 had a shred of innovation

    CR'67 shouldn't even be discussed in here,it is the biggest crock of shit known to man.

    To even compare it to DAF is an insult to any EON Bond film.
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,835
    Just out of principle, all EON Bond films are better than all unofficial JB films.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Each moment I draw closer to the Divine.
    edited June 2017 Posts: 43,980
    @w2bond, thanks again. It puts much of what is stated as almost universal truths here in perspective.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 12,507
    w2bond wrote: »
    Benny wrote: »
    I'm finding my ranking is forever changing in 2017. More so than ever before. Watching the films in random order, but in chronological order of the actor playing Bond has been an interesting experience for me. Started with Pierce Brosnan and moved onto the Daniel Craig films. Currently making my way through the Roger Moore movies and then I'll visit the Timothy Dalton ones. Then onto the Sean Connery films, ending with OHMSS and George Lazenby.

    A few weeks ago my ranking looked like this...

    1. From Russia With Love
    2. Dr.No
    3. Casino Royale
    4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Octopussy
    7. Goldfinger
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me
    9. Thunderball
    10. Goldeneye
    11. Live And Let Die
    12. For Your Eyes Only
    13. You Only Live Twice
    14. Spectre
    15. Licence To Kill
    16. Skyfall
    17. Diamonds Are Forever
    18. Die Another Day
    19. Moonraker
    20. The Man With The Golden Gun
    21. Tomorrow Never Dies
    22. A View To A Kill
    23. Quantum Of Solace
    24. The World Is Not Enough

    The Man With The Golden Gun could easily move up a couple of spots, and switch places with DAF. Really enjoyed Golden Gun this time. Haven't enjoyed it so much in ages.
    The Spy Who Loved Me might go up a spot. Along with FYEO. Though I'm always left in a quandary as too which films to drop down. LTK has often taken the hit, along with SF and even my beloved OP has dropped to sixth spot. Oh the hardships of being a Bond fan sometimes. ;)

    @benny Wow. We share 6 of the top 7, 10 of the top 12, AND the bottom 2

    Great minds @w2bond. Great minds my friend.
    Just finished the Roger Moore Bond films. Was a little hard to get through, especially since his passing. Sir Roger always has been my favourite Bond. Even the low ranking AVTAK was more enjoyable than normal. Maybe for sentimental reasons, but despite everything Sir Rog always gave Bond his all. You could never call him bored. His charm and personality is more than evident. He was a very good James Bond in my opinion.
    I could once again re-rank some of these films. I think I'll watch the Dalton duo before I do that though.

  • IGotTheMessageIGotTheMessage United States
    Posts: 191
    To get something of an idea of the sentiments amongst the population at large, we can use the audience scores for the films on Rotten Tomatoes. I found the results very interesting. If we do that it comes out like this:

    1.) Goldfinger 89℅
    2.) Casino Royale 89%
    3.) Skyfall 86%
    4.) From Russia With Love 83%
    5.) GoldenEye 83%
    6.) Dr. No 82%
    7.) The Spy Who Loved Me 76℅
    8.) Thunderball 73℅
    9.) You Only Live Twice 69%
    10.) The Living Daylights 66℅
    11.) Live and Let Die 65%
    12.) On Her Majesty's Secret Service 64%
    13.) For Your Eyes Only 64%
    14.) Spectre 61℅
    15.) Licence to Kill 60℅
    16.) Diamonds Are Forever 58℅
    17.) Quantum of Solace 58%
    18.) The Man with the Golden Gun 56%
    19.) Tomorrow Never Dies 53%
    20.) The World Is Not Enough 49%
    21.) Octopussy 47%
    22.) Moonraker 43%
    23.) Die Another Day 41%
    24.) A View to a Kill 40%
    25.) Never Say Never Again 37%

  • IGotTheMessageIGotTheMessage United States
    Posts: 191
    That can serve as a tool for comparison purposes with the cumulative ranking amongst fans on this site.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited June 2017 Posts: 2,238
    @IGotTheMessage
    This is my compilation of the "population at large" rankings (since Spectre). This will inevitably contain some rankings from Bond fans too. It's not too different from the pre-spectre list. I got this from youtube, blogs, social media (forum, reddit), and entertainment sites.

    1. CR (3296)
    2. GF (3109)
    3. FRWL (2964)
    4. SF (2895)
    5. GE (2823)
    6. OHMSS (2650)
    7. TSWLM (2468)
    8. DN (2299)
    9. TLD (2199)
    10. LTK (2189)
    11. SP (1976)
    12. TB (1879)
    13. LALD (1814)
    14. YOLT (1808)
    15. FYEO 1789
    16. TND (1654)
    17. TWINE (1348)
    18. TMWTGG (1314)
    19. QOS (1272)
    20. OP (1210)
    21. DAF (1089)
    22. MR (1025)
    23. AVTAK (1025)
    24. DAD (565)

    Not too different from RT either. Except OHMSS is too low on RT
  • edited June 2017 Posts: 170
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service should be at the bottom of every list.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,642
    Robertson wrote: »
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service should be at the bottom of every list.

    You sound like a bundle of joy....
  • Posts: 170
    @LeonardPine OHMSS is easily the worst Bond film.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,883
    I'm sure many felt that way in 1969.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,642
    Robertson wrote: »
    @LeonardPine OHMSS is easily the worst Bond film.

    How would you come to that conclusion?

    It's very popular around these parts. Its in my top ten....
  • edited June 2017 Posts: 170
    OHMSS, with its miscast lead actors and ill-conceived script, is a dull, overlong affair.
  • Posts: 11,095
    Definitely belongs on the controversial opinion thread; it's a pretty beloved Bond film by most here.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 4,837
    Robertson wrote: »
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service should be at the bottom of every list.

    You must give me the name of your oculist.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    edited June 2017 Posts: 5,890
    Robertson wrote: »
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service should be at the bottom of every list.

    To me, OHMSS is a masterpiece. It's my number one.


  • Posts: 3,969
    Robertson wrote: »
    OHMSS, with its miscast lead actors and ill-conceived script, is a dull, overlong affair.

    How do you think the script is ill conceived? Do you mean the basic plot?
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
    Posts: 7,338
    Robertson wrote: »
    OHMSS, with its miscast lead actors and ill-conceived script, is a dull, overlong affair.

    Almost every Bond film is overlong.
  • Robertson wrote: »
    OHMSS, with its miscast lead actors and ill-conceived script, is a dull, overlong affair.

    Almost every Bond film is overlong.

    First world problems: there's too much Bond in my Bond!
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    @vzok How come Blofeld doesn't recognize Bond? How come Bond doesn't expect to be recognized? And don't tell me it's the glasses, because when Bond is introduced to Blofeld following dinner, he's not wearing his fake glasses. The movie would have made sense if it had been filmed and released immediately after Thunderball. You know, in book order.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
    Posts: 7,338
    Robertson wrote: »
    OHMSS, with its miscast lead actors and ill-conceived script, is a dull, overlong affair.

    Almost every Bond film is overlong.

    First world problems: there's too much Bond in my Bond!

    Any type of film criticism is a "first world problem".
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    Posts: 5,890
    Robertson wrote: »
    @vzok How come Blofeld doesn't recognize Bond? How come Bond doesn't expect to be recognized? And don't tell me it's the glasses, because when Bond is introduced to Blofeld following dinner, he's not wearing his fake glasses. The movie would have made sense if it had been filmed and released immediately after Thunderball. You know, in book order.

    A minor flaw. They preferred to stay loyal to the book and I think it was a good choice.

    The quality of OHMSS lies in its atmospherical cinematography, its excellent music score and the revolutionary editing.

    But the real highlight of this film is a story which presents us with a vulnerable, human Bond (or action hero in general) for the first time.

    OHMSS has style and class written all over it.
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