Bond movie ranking (Simple list, no details)

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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (1987) 10/10
    2. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) 10/10
    3. From Russia with Love (1963) 10/10
    4. Licence to Kill (1989) 10/10
    5. Spectre (2015) 10/10
    6. Thunderball (1965) 10/10
    7. Casino Royale (2006) 10/10
    8. For Your Eyes Only (1981) 10/10
    9. The World Is Not Enough (1999) 10/10
    10. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) 10/10
    11. Octopussy (1983) 9/10
    12. Dr. No (1962) 9/10
    13. No Time to Die (2021) 9/10
    14. GoldenEye (1995) 9/10
    15. Never Say Never Again (1983) 9/10
    16. Quantum of Solace (2008) 8/10
    17. Moonraker (1979) 8/10
    18. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) 8/10
    19. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 8/10
    20. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) 8/10
    21. Goldfinger (1964) 7/10
    22. A View to a Kill (1985) 7/10
    23. You Only Live Twice (1967) 7/10
    24. Skyfall (2012) 7/10
    25. Die Another Day (2002) 6/10
    26. Casino Royale (1967) 6/10
    27. Live and Let Die (1973) 6/10

    Thats a pretty fair placing for NTTD! Am not sure I will even have it that high!
    Has LTK slipped down on your list?
    Cracking top 2, mirrors my own! (In reverse!)
    And SP ahead if CR?? Not sure about that 🤔

    Ow LTK is always near the top, and it always will be. Might as well be in 3rd/2nd/1st spot next time. Absolutely love it and will always do so.

    As for SP, I used to dislike it, but I had a great experience with it last time I watched it. It’s a film with great atmosphere and locations. There is also a sense of mystery and the score has grown immensely on me.

    I have actually rediscovered my fondness for the Craig films, SF is the only one of his I don’t really gel with.
  • Posts: 6,796
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    1. The Living Daylights (1987) 10/10
    2. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) 10/10
    3. From Russia with Love (1963) 10/10
    4. Licence to Kill (1989) 10/10
    5. Spectre (2015) 10/10
    6. Thunderball (1965) 10/10
    7. Casino Royale (2006) 10/10
    8. For Your Eyes Only (1981) 10/10
    9. The World Is Not Enough (1999) 10/10
    10. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) 10/10
    11. Octopussy (1983) 9/10
    12. Dr. No (1962) 9/10
    13. No Time to Die (2021) 9/10
    14. GoldenEye (1995) 9/10
    15. Never Say Never Again (1983) 9/10
    16. Quantum of Solace (2008) 8/10
    17. Moonraker (1979) 8/10
    18. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) 8/10
    19. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 8/10
    20. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) 8/10
    21. Goldfinger (1964) 7/10
    22. A View to a Kill (1985) 7/10
    23. You Only Live Twice (1967) 7/10
    24. Skyfall (2012) 7/10
    25. Die Another Day (2002) 6/10
    26. Casino Royale (1967) 6/10
    27. Live and Let Die (1973) 6/10

    Thats a pretty fair placing for NTTD! Am not sure I will even have it that high!
    Has LTK slipped down on your list?
    Cracking top 2, mirrors my own! (In reverse!)
    And SP ahead if CR?? Not sure about that 🤔

    Ow LTK is always near the top, and it always will be. Might as well be in 3rd/2nd/1st spot next time. Absolutely love it and will always do so.

    As for SP, I used to dislike it, but I had a great experience with it last time I watched it. It’s a film with great atmosphere and locations. There is also a sense of mystery and the score has grown immensely on me.

    I have actually rediscovered my fondness for the Craig films, SF is the only one of his I don’t really gel with.

    Ah, something else we have in common!
    Still struggle with SF, though am still willing to give it more chances!
  • RyanRyan Canada
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    I may still be in the honeymoon phase, but I seriously cannot stop thinking about this film. Not since Casino Royale has a Bond film impacted me so much. Even Skyfall, which I adore, was kind of more "wow that was a rock solid entry" as opposed to having the lasting, bigger connection that I had with Casino Royale. It may change, but I'm rolling with this for now.

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

    Quite a change from when I left the theatre at ten years old proclaiming DAD to be the best Bond of all! These days I prefer a mix of "serious Bond" and "classic Bond" but I find no Bond film to be unwatchable.

    Well, except for a certain 1983 entry. I'd take both previous CR efforts over that one!
  • edited October 2021 Posts: 526
    I’m going to rethink my rankings. I tried to watch Moonraker the other day, and I could not get through it. It’s going way down the list.
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    It happened.

    25: Diamonds Are Forever
    24: Die Another Day
    23: The Man with the Golden Gun
    22: SPECTRE
    21: A View to a Kill
    20: Moonraker
    19: Quantum of Solace
    18: Thunderball
    17: Tomorrow Never Dies
    16: For Your Eyes Only
    15: You Only Live Twice
    14: The World is Not Enough
    13: Live and Let Die
    12: Goldfinger
    11: GoldenEye
    10: Dr. No
    9: The Spy Who Loved Me
    8: Octopussy
    7: The Living Daylights
    6: Skyfall
    5: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    4: From Russia with Love
    3: Licence to Kill
    2: Casino Royale
    1: No Time to Die
  • skropper13skropper13 United States
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    It happened.

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

    Wow! Nice list, kinda surprised OHMSS isn’t number 2 if you liked NTTD so much! Lots of similarities
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    skropper13 wrote: »
    It happened.

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

    Wow! Nice list, kinda surprised OHMSS isn’t number 2 if you liked NTTD so much! Lots of similarities

    My only real issues with OHMSS are 1: same as the novel I'm not super fond of his promiscuity at Piz Gloria and 2: I wish they had trusted Lazenby, who I think does a great job, to perform "as" Sir Hilary Bray rather than having Baker dub all of his lines.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited October 2021 Posts: 10,588
    New ranking with preliminary placement of NTTD having seen it 3 times.


    The Classics
    Casino Royale
    Skyfall
    GoldenEye
    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    No Time To Die
    From Russia With Love
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    You Only Live Twice
    Goldfinger

    Solid & memorable
    The Living Daylights
    The World Is Not Enough
    Thunderball
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Live And Let Die

    Well crafted imperfection
    SPECTRE
    Quantum Of Solace
    Dr. No
    Octopussy

    Still Bond
    A View To a Kill
    Die Another Day
    Moonraker
    For Your Eyes Only
    License To Kill

    Hard to sit through
    Diamonds Are Forever
    The Man With The Golden Gun
  • M16_CartM16_Cart Craig fanboy?
    edited November 2021 Posts: 538
    redacted
  • BenjaminBenjamin usa
    edited October 2021 Posts: 59
    I'm starting a rewatch in reverse chronological order. Might post a revised list after that. But for now....

    No Time to Die: A+
    Skyfall: A
    Licence To Kill: A
    Casino Royale: A-
    From Russia With Love: A-
    Goldfinger: A-
    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: A-
    For Your Eyes Only: B+
    GoldenEye: B+
    The Spy Who Loved Me: B+
    Octopussy: B+
    Spectre: B
    Moonraker: B
    The Living Daylights: B
    Dr. No: B
    You Only Live Twice: B
    Quantum of Solace: B
    A View to a Kill: B-
    Thunderball: C+
    Live and Let Die: C+
    Diamonds Are Forever: C
    The Man With the Golden Gun: C-

    I haven’t yet seen Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, or Die Another Day. Planning to watch them in the next month or two.
  • Posts: 2,400
    I'm always really thrilled about someone working their way through the films for the first time! I remember my journey doing that as a kid, I saw TWINE when I was 7 and then probably about a third of the (at the time) 19 and then 20 films that existed, and in between DAD and CR I picked away at the remainder one by one. I'm almost certain that Octopussy was the last one I had to check off as the release of CR approached; it was either that or Moonraker, but I distinctly remember going in release order.
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    @Benjamin

    Very solid ranking you have there. Will be interesting to see what you think of the Brosnan films.
  • BenjaminBenjamin usa
    Posts: 59
    jobo wrote: »
    @Benjamin

    Very solid ranking you have there. Will be interesting to see what you think of the Brosnan films.

    I'd be interested to see your list if you'd be willing to post it again.

    Yes, I am looking forward to those Bosnan Bonds. The reason I didn't see them back in their theatrical run is that they got so-so reviews iirc, but given how much I liked GoldenEye I should have given them a go. I also only last week watched for the first time Quantum of Solace and Spectre, both of which I liked overall, even though I could see why they were controversial.
  • edited October 2021 Posts: 624
    *Cracks neck and knuckles* I haven't ranked them in a long time. Here goes nothing.

    1.) You Only Live Twice
    2.) Goldfinger
    3.) Diamonds Are Forever (yes, I'm serious)
    4.) Thunderball
    5.) From Russia With Love
    6.) Casino Royale
    7.) GoldenEye
    8.) No Time to Die (time will tell if this spot holds)
    9.) Skyfall
    10.) Dr. No
    11.) Tomorrow Never Dies
    12.) The World is Not Enough
    13.) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    14.) The Living Daylights
    15.) Spectre
    16.) The Man With The Golden Gun
    17.) Live and Let Die
    18.) Octopussy
    19.) A View to a Kill
    20.) The Spy Who Loved Me
    21.) Die Another Day
    22.) Quantum of Solace
    23.) Licence to Kill
    24.) Moonraker
    25.) For Your Eyes Only

    Something like that.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited October 2021 Posts: 4,343
    Birdleson wrote: »
    So, third viewing, with a clear head and a more solid take.

    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    3. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. DR. NO
    6. LIVE AND LET DIE
    7. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    8. THUNDERBALL
    9. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    10. SKYFALL
    11. NO TIME TO DIE
    12. GOLDENEYE
    13. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    14. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    15. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    16. LICENCE TO KILL
    17. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    18. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    19. OCTOPUSSY
    20. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    21. A VIEW TO A KILL
    22. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    23. MOONRAKER
    24. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    25. SPECTRE

    Wow happy NTTD ended up being in the upper half.

    After a fourth view yesterday I still don't know where to put it. I think I must rewatch FRWL and TB before updating my list.
  • BenjaminBenjamin usa
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    *Cracks neck and knuckles* I haven't ranked them in a long time. Here goes nothing.....
    25.) For Your Eyes Only....

    I have lots of questions about your list, but I'll leave it at two: why is FYEO last? And why is You Only Live Twice first? Genuinely curious, as I like both movies and rank them around the middle of my list. What things for you send one to the stratosphere, while the other seemingly gets buried?
  • Benjamin wrote: »
    *Cracks neck and knuckles* I haven't ranked them in a long time. Here goes nothing.....
    25.) For Your Eyes Only....

    I have lots of questions about your list, but I'll leave it at two: why is FYEO last? And why is You Only Live Twice first? Genuinely curious, as I like both movies and rank them around the middle of my list. What things for you send one to the stratosphere, while the other seemingly gets buried?

    FYEO just never appealed to me. I can't put my finger on it but I can try. Moore isn't my favorite Bond, and that's not my favorite film of his. Moore put into a more serious movie just didn't work for me. As you can probably tell I like the Bond films with a touch of camp, and all the iconic gadgets. Any of the more serious films higher up on my list are because of what I consider to have great action or great storytelling even if they lack a bit of fun.

    YOLT is just a fun film and it feels like pure Bond film and I never don't want to watch it. The scenery, gadgets, John Barry soundtrack and characters are all just so appealing to me.
  • BenjaminBenjamin usa
    edited October 2021 Posts: 59
    Fair enough! Next time I watch YOLT I'll remember that for at least one Bond fan out there it's number one. Do you like or cringe at the parody of it in Austin Powers?
  • Benjamin wrote: »
    Fair enough! Next time I watch YOLT I'll remember that for at least one Bond fan out there it's number one. Do you like or cringe at the parody of it in Austin Powers?

    I love Austin Powers and I think YOLT is aware that it's not some cinematic masterpiece of realism and grit. I think the fact that AP parodies YOLT just goes to show how iconic YOLT is as a Bond film. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say.

    I also think it's important to note that I can find something to look forward to in every Bond film. In FYEO I enjoy the PTS and the 2CV chase.
  • BenjaminBenjamin usa
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    I love the Ken Adams sets in You Only Live Twice, and Nancy Sinatra's song is one of the best. Finally seeing Blofeld, after that long build up starting with Dr. No, is satisfying. The setting in Japan is often well done too.
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    Benjamin wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    @Benjamin

    Very solid ranking you have there. Will be interesting to see what you think of the Brosnan films.

    I'd be interested to see your list if you'd be willing to post it again.

    Yes, I am looking forward to those Bosnan Bonds. The reason I didn't see them back in their theatrical run is that they got so-so reviews iirc, but given how much I liked GoldenEye I should have given them a go. I also only last week watched for the first time Quantum of Solace and Spectre, both of which I liked overall, even though I could see why they were controversial.


    I will at some point, although at the moment I am still too unsure about where to put NTTD. I am pretty confident it will be in the top ten somewhere, but it could be anything from 1-3 to 7-10 at the moment...

    But I can say that we have 8 of the same films in our top tens. I have Dr No and the Living Daylights in favor of Goldeneye and The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • edited October 2021 Posts: 15,799
    Saw NTTD for the 2nd time yesterday and it didn't have quite the same impact. I may not get to watch it again until the Blu-ray comes out. Then I can really gauge where to put it, but for now it remains in my top half.

    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. THUNDERBALL
    3. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    4. DR NO
    5. LIVE AND LET DIE
    6. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    7. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    8. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    9. SKYFALL
    10. OCTOPUSSY/NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    11. CASINO ROYALE 06
    12. GOLDENEYE
    13. LICENCE TO KILL
    14. NO TIME TO DIE
    15. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    16. MOONRAKER
    17. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    18. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    19. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE/CR 54
    20. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    21. A VIEW TO A KILL
    22. SPECTRE
    23. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    24. QUANUM OF SOLACE
    25. DIE ANOTHER DAY/CR 67
  • BenjaminBenjamin usa
    Posts: 59
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    2. THUNDERBALL...

    Interesting list. Thanks.

    There are flaws in Thunderball that have always distracted me, but I haven't seen it in a long time. If you're willing to say, I'd be interested in why you ranked it so high.
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    Benjamin wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    2. THUNDERBALL...

    Interesting list. Thanks.

    There are flaws in Thunderball that have always distracted me, but I haven't seen it in a long time. If you're willing to say, I'd be interested in why you ranked it so high.

    It's been a personal favorite of mine since I was around 13. I'm fascinated by it's history, and the events that led to it hitting the screen. Connery is in top form, I love the Bahamas locations, Domino is one of my favorite main Bond girls, and I love Terence Young's style in terms of Bond directors.
    It definitively slows down in some scenes, there are several continuity errors and dodgy back projection but I think that adds to it's charm.
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    Regarding TB. Yes the film has some flaws, but remember at the time these films were made on a yearly basis. I'am impressed how they got films like TB made in so short a time. For a start all the hardware had to be built very quickly for the film. Yes the covering up of the Vulcan bomber was slow, and the sped up sequences seemEd a bit silly....and the continuity errors such as the change of colour of Bonds mask in the underwater scenes...........but as a Bond film, i've always considered this to be the most butch Bond film, Connery is quite brutal here. In 65-66 (mostly 66) when this film was shown, this film was like the Star Wars of its day, and the admissions and grosses were truly massive, particularly in the US). Remember upto this point no one had ever seen a film like TB, and it became the biggest Bond of all time, and still is (though some misguided people think its SF......:))

  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    1.) You Only Live Twice
    2.) Goldfinger
    3.) Diamonds Are Forever (yes, I'm serious)
    4.) Thunderball
    5.) From Russia With Love
    6.) Casino Royale
    7.) GoldenEye
    8.) No Time to Die (time will tell if this spot holds)
    9.) Skyfall
    10.) Dr. No
    11.) Tomorrow Never Dies
    12.) The World is Not Enough
    13.) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    14.) The Living Daylights
    15.) Spectre
    16.) The Man With The Golden Gun
    17.) Live and Let Die
    18.) Octopussy
    19.) A View to a Kill
    20.) The Spy Who Loved Me
    21.) Die Another Day
    22.) Quantum of Solace
    23.) Licence to Kill
    24.) Moonraker
    25.) For Your Eyes Only

    Nice to see that someone else here has YOLT as No. 1!
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    1. Casino Royale
    2. Goldfinger
    3. From Russia with Love
    4. Dr. No
    5. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    6. Skyfall
    7. The Living Daylights
    8. GoldenEye
    9. Licence to Kill
    10. Tomorrow Never Dies
    11. Thunderball
    12. The Spy Who Loved Me
    13. No Time to Die
    14. Octopussy
    15. For Your Eyes Only
    16. Diamonds Are Forever
    17. You Only Live Twice
    18. Live and Let Die
    19. Quantum of Solace
    20. The World is Not Enough
    21. A View to a Kill
    22. Moonraker
    23. Die Another Day
    24. Spectre
    25. The Man with the Golden Gun
  • marc wrote: »
    Nice to see that someone else here has YOLT as No. 1!

    Yes I do indeed. It has everything that I need in a Bond film.
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    I hope I am not breaking a rule by only ranking the top 15 out of 25 - am not a huge fan of the remaining ones (might watch them if they were on TV, but would not put them on myself)

    1. The Living Daylights
    2. GoldenEye
    3. Licence to Kill
    4. Goldfinger
    5. You Only Live Twice
    6. Tomorrow Never Dies
    7. For Your Eyes Only
    8. The Spy Who Loved Me
    9. Skyfall
    10. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    11. Dr. No
    12. From Russia with Love
    13. Thunderball
    14. Diamonds Are Forever
    15. Casino Royale

    16-25 (not ranked)
    Live and Let Die
    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Octopussy
    Moonraker
    A View to a Kill
    The World is Not Enough
    Die Another Day
    Quantum of Solace
    Spectre
    No Time to Die

  • marcmarc Universal Exports
    Posts: 2,609
    marc wrote: »
    Nice to see that someone else here has YOLT as No. 1!

    Yes I do indeed. It has everything that I need in a Bond film.

    Right. 60s style, great finale, plot, location, action. Hard to top.
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