Bond movie ranking (Simple list, no details)

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  • Posts: 4,732
    Getafix wrote:
    Goldeneye 6 stars? Goldfinger 1.5? Some confusion surely. Or you're off your rocker! The plane 'stunt' in GE is an affront to civilised society.

    No, I'm not off my rocker, trust me! I just really like GE and really hate GF.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
    edited January 2012 Posts: 3,622
    PERFECT
    1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. From Russia with Love
    3. The Living Daylights
    4. Thunderball
    5. GoldenEye

    EXCELLENT
    6. You Only Live Twice
    7. Goldfinger
    8. Casino Royale
    9. Licence to Kill
    10. The Spy Who Loved Me

    GOOD
    11. Dr. No
    12. The Man with the Golden Gun
    13. Diamonds Are Forever
    14. The World Is Not Enough
    15. For Your Eyes Only


    Note: These are the 15 Bond films worth a watch any time of the day. The others have their moments of greatness but have their obvious flaws.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 13,416
    SAM wrote:
    I have to enquire about this seriously ... ... Is there anyone here at MI6 Community that holds Die Another Day in high regard i.e. Top 10 ?

    I'd put in my top 10 after my latest rewatch of it... Around #8 or #9.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    edited December 2011 Posts: 4,259
    I've done a little house cleaning on my Bond list... my top 4 remain intact - i am pretty solid about those, so i don't think those will change any time soon... i shook up the order of my bottom 6 a little... some moved up, some moved down.

    ----MY TOP 5

    1. From Russia With Love
    2. Casino Royale
    3. Goldfinger
    4. Thunderball
    5. The Living Daylights

    ----ABOVE AVERAGE

    6. Goldeneye
    7. Live And Let Die
    8. Quantum Of Solace
    9. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    10. Licence To Kill
    11. The Spy Who Loved Me

    ----GOOD

    12. Octopussy
    13. For Your Eyes Only
    14. Dr. No

    ----FLAWED BUT ENJOYABLE

    15. Tomorrow Never Dies
    16. The World Is Not Enough
    17. Diamonds Are Forever
    18. A View To A Kill
    19. You Only Live Twice

    ----HEAVILY FLAWED

    20. Moonraker
    21. The Man With The Golden Gun

    ----WTF WERE THEY THINKING???---
    22. Die Another Day
  • Posts: 562
    The films ranked by actor (Lazenby not included):

    Connery
    1. Dr. No
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. Thunderball
    4. Goldfinger
    5. Diamonds Are Forever
    6. You Only Live Twice

    Moore
    1. Live And Let Die
    2. The Spy Who Loved Me
    3. Octopussy
    4. The Man With The Golden Gun
    5. For Your Eyes Only
    6. Moonraker
    7. A View To A Kill

    Dalton
    1. Licence To Kill
    2. The Living Daylights

    Brosnan
    1. GoldenEye
    2. Tomorrow Never Dies
    3. Die Another Day
    4. The World Is Not Enough

    Craig
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Quantum Of Solace

  • Posts: 1,497
    @haserot: I'm curious to know your thoughts on the Guy Hamilton directed Bond films. You have his 4 titles spread out pretty wide across your list. Interesting that you have LALD at 7, but DAF and TMWTGG near the bottom. All three of those films were made in the early 70's, directed by GH, writing contributions from Tom Mankiewicz, have a campy feel to them...What is it about LALD that you like, or what is it about the other two that you dislike by contrast?

    Thanks
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    edited December 2011 Posts: 4,259
    JBFan626 wrote:
    @haserot: I'm curious to know your thoughts on the Guy Hamilton directed Bond films. You have his 4 titles spread out pretty wide across your list. Interesting that you have LALD at 7, but DAF and TMWTGG near the bottom. All three of those films were made in the early 70's, directed by GH, writing contributions from Tom Mankiewicz, have a campy feel to them...What is it about LALD that you like, or what is it about the other two that you dislike by contrast?

    Thanks

    I'll my best to explain why I like Live And Let Die.... i know it's not a popular choice amongst people on this board... #1, it has arguably the greatest Bond theme (next to Diamonds Are Forever), and one of my favorite all together soundtracks...... from a film history standpoint, this film did take advantage of the blaxploitation era of movies - but it didn't feel shoehorned, like they had to do it... this was actually a big gamble for the producers to cast so many african americans into a mainstream production - not to mention in very prominent roles - not the stereotypical butler or slave, or flashy person of color song and dance type of nonsense... they gave these men serious roles... blaxploitation was really a cult like movement - and of the actors featured in this film, where stars of that genre - and this film not only gave them some mainstream exposure, it also helped advance a number of their careers, ie: Yaphet Kotto... and how taboo must it have been at the time to see a white man kissing a black woman on the big screen?... this was a movie who's boldness kind of gets forgotten about over time...

    the film itself... while having trying to keep one foot in reality and one foot in the world of mysticism, i thought it did just fine at the balancing act... to the point where the voodoo stuff starts getting played up a little too much, it gets a gentle nudge back to the real world... sure its full of camp and dumb humor... but i found it more entertaining than DAF, simply because of Roger... LALD I think was perfect for it's time, i love Kotto as the villain - sophisticated and charming... Jane Seymour is absolutely to die for... Tee Hee is a decent henchman.... Baron Samedi was pretty useless, and when it looked like he was going to have an impact, he was quickly killed off - but he has a very striking and memorable look to him... David Hedison is my favorite Leiter next to Jeffery Wright... plus, the film is probably home to some of the most brilliant oneliners - as dumb as they may be, i still laugh every time i hear them

    had DAF starred Roger Moore and not Connery, I probably would've been more receptive to it... while I do enjoy DAF, I find Connery's unenthusiastic, and often times sleepy performance too much - we know he didn't want to do another Bond, and essentially had to be bribed back into the role, but he could've at least pretended a little... it just didn't fit Connery's style..

    TMWTGG (much like DAD) i saw as a watsed opportunity more than anything... it had potential to be something thrilling and unique, but it all caved in on itself by crowbaring in a plot surrounding the Solex - who cares about it?... i guess it was a way to keep Bond current (with the energy crisis and all).. but it was an unneeded plot device, that was better off on the cutting room floor... Rog's performance in this is okay - but is outshined all day by Christopher Lee... but overall, it's just a boring movie.. even Barry's score is drab compared to his more illustrious outings.. the whole thing just kind of floats along with no real pace or rhythm, it's just... there.

  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited December 2011 Posts: 13,416
    @haserot I feel sorry for you for not liking TMWTGG..... It ms my favorite Bond film !! :-bd
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    Posts: 4,259
    @haserot I feel sorry for you for not liking TMWTGG..... It ms my favorite Bond film !! :-bd

    i can watch it - on very rare occasions.... i'll throw in MR before TMWTGG most nights.... i'm sorry, for whatever reason it just doesn't do it for me..... glad you like it though
    (*)
  • Posts: 1,497
    Thanks for the synopsis of LALD @haserot. I'll have to give that one another shot. The fact that the film has such a heavy blaxploitation feel to it, was one of the reasons I've never cared for it. Love the Biff avatar by the way.
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    I like TMWTGG quite a bit, but its the fun house that sells it. I just can barely stand Goodnight. No idea why they gave ol' Rog all the dumb ass girls.
  • DJCLE84DJCLE84 formerly HASEROT ---has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    edited December 2011 Posts: 4,259
    JBFan626 wrote:
    Thanks for the synopsis of LALD @haserot. I'll have to give that one another shot. The fact that the film has such a heavy blaxploitation feel to it, was one of the reasons I've never cared for it. Love the Biff avatar by the way.

    lol thanks - Biff Tannen is amazing... LALD isn't for every Bond fan - i wouldn't try to push it on anyone, but I would suggest another viewing, couldn't hurt...... i also dig the plot.. sure it's simplistic, drug dealing... but i like the way Kananga intends to go about his plan - rather ingenious.... overall, i would say Kotto's performance is the best in the film.... he has a presence about him that most villains didn't have (but few did).... as i said before, not only was he charming, but he had a mean streak that showed itself on occasion... he's one of my favorite villains next to Zorin and Donald Grant.

  • Posts: 913
    1) TB
    2) FRWL
    3) OHMSS
    4) DN

    5) TLD
    6) LTK
    7) CR
    8) OP
    9) MR
    10) GE
    11) YOLT
    12) LALD
    13) DAF
    14) FYEO
    15) QOS
    16) GF
    17) TND
    18) TWINE
    19) TMWTGG
    20) TSWLM
    21) AVTAK
    22) DAD
  • Here is my current ranking:

    Perfect
    1, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2, Casino Royale
    3, The Living Daylights
    4, GoldenEye
    5, From Russia With Love
    6, Thunderball

    Great
    7, The Spy Who Loved Me
    8, Goldfinger
    9, Octopussy
    10, Dr No
    11, License To Kill

    Good
    12, Live And Let Die
    13, You Only Live Twice
    14, For Your Eyes Only
    15, Quantum Of Solace
    16, The Man With The Golden Gun

    Weak
    17, The World Is Not Enough
    18, Moonraker
    19, Diamonds Are Forever

    Bad
    20, Tomorrow Never Dies
    21, A View To A Kill
    22, Die Another Day

    :D
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited January 2012 Posts: 2,467
    Agent005 wrote:
    The films ranked by actor

    That's a neat way to rank them.

    Connery:

    001. Thunderball
    002. From Russia With Love
    003. You Only Live Twice
    004. Goldfinger
    005. Dr. No
    006. Diamonds Are Forever
    007. Never Say Never Again

    Lazenby:

    001. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    002. The Return of the Man From UNCLE(1983 TV movie, thus Sean, George and Rog all played the role of 007 the same year)

    Moore:

    001. Moonraker
    002. Octopussy
    003. The Man With The Golden Gun
    004. The Spy Who Loved Me
    005. For Your Eyes Only
    006. Live And Let Die
    007. A View To A Kill

    Dalton:

    001. The Living Daylights
    002. Licence To Kill

    Brosnan:

    001. 1st 2/3 of Die Another Day
    002. 1st 1/2 of Tomorrow Never Dies
    003. 1st 1/4 of GoldenEye
    004. 2nd 1/2 of Tomorrow Never Dies
    005. Final 3/4 of GoldenEye
    006. Final 1/3 of Die Another Day
    007. The World Is Not Enough

    Craig:

    001. Casino Royale
    002. Quantum Of Solace
  • Posts: 4,732
    By actor:

    Sean Connery:
    1. From Russia with Love
    2. Thunderball
    3. Diamonds Are Forever
    4. Dr. No
    5. You Only Live Twice
    6. Goldfinger

    Roger Moore:
    1. Live and Let Die
    2. Octopussy
    3. The Spy Who Loved Me
    4. For Your Eyes Only
    5. A View to a Kill
    6. Moonraker
    7. The Man with the Golden Gun

    Timothy Dalton:
    1. The Living Daylights
    2. License to Kill

    Pierce Brosnan:
    1. GoldenEye
    2. Tomorrow Never Dies
    3. The World is not Enough
    4. Die Another Day

    Daniel Craig:
    -Casino Royale
    -Quantum of Solace
  • Posts: 1,497
    Cool idea...

    By actor:

    Sean Connery:
    1. Diamonds Are Forever
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. Goldfinger
    4. You Only Live Twice
    5. Thunderball
    6. Dr. No

    Roger Moore:
    1. The Spy Who Loved Me
    2. Octopussy
    3. A View to a Kill
    4. The Man with the Golden Gun
    5. For Your Eyes Only
    6. Moonraker
    7. Live and Let Die

    Timothy Dalton:
    1. The Living Daylights
    2. License to Kill

    Pierce Brosnan:
    1. Tomorrow Never Dies
    2. GoldenEye
    3. The World is not Enough
    4. Die Another Day

    Daniel Craig:
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Quantum of Solace
  • Posts: 562
    I've been realising lately that drinking has an odd effect on watching Bond movies. Since they're back on Netflix, I've been watching them with a couple of friends on the weekends and we're usually drinking copious amounts of beer and spirits at the time.

    This gave me a new idea on how to rank them.

    I proudly present my ranking of the James Bond films as seen by a drunk person:

    1. Moonraker
    2. Diamonds Are Forever
    3. You Only Live Twice
    4. The Man With the Golden Gun
    5. The Spy Who Loved Me
    6. A View to a Kill
    7. Octopussy
    8. Die Another Day
    9. GoldenEye
    10. Live and Let Die
    11. Goldfinger
    12. Thunderball
    13. Tomorrow Never Dies
    14. Dr. No
    15. For Your Eyes Only
    16. The World is Not Enough
    17. The Living Daylights
    18. Licence to Kill
    19. Casino Royale
    20. From Russia With Love
    21. Quantum of Solace
    22. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • How do you define drunk, I had 'a few' sherbets the other night and wasn't too bad for wear actually, but would I come home and put a Bond movie on?, never, it's usually straight to bed in the early hours or sleep in the spare room if my wife's in a vindictive mood

    Point being, regardless of any amount of liquor in one night or early morning my feelings towards any Bond releases would remain unaffected if I was so inclined to see one at the time, i.e. I could sit down and view say Goldfinger again, I'd most likely drop off about 10 minutes in, or if it was Moonraker I'd probably have another strong drink just to get me through it or in the hope that I pass out, never to recover

    My feelings, adulation and loathing of any 007 release would be unaffected is good summing up, Live and Let Die and TWINE would still be in a high position and lesser fare such as Diamonds or TND would still not be above chicken litter, i.e. there would be no change in appreciations
  • Posts: 562
    'Drunk' is different for everyone so I'll make no attempt to define it. You'll just have to be your own judge of what 'drunk' is for you.

    The reason for the drastic change in appreciation of the films whilst drunk lies in the 'Fun Factor' of the films. When I'm drinking and laughing with friends, the more fun the movie is, the more you can heckle it and laugh at it, the better.
  • So with 22 films, averaging slightly over 2 hours each... you been drunk for roughly 50 hours?
  • Posts: 562
    Didn't say I watched all of them while intoxicated...

    Guess my reputation as MI6's alcoholic starts now. :))

    Over the years, though, I would venture a guess that I have seen most of them in a situation where alcohol was involved.
  • Posts: 1,497
    Agent005 wrote:

    I proudly present my ranking of the James Bond films as seen by a drunk person:

    1. Moonraker
    2. Diamonds Are Forever
    3. You Only Live Twice
    4. The Man With the Golden Gun

    Those first 4 are spot on. Though I'm not sure about Die Another Day at #8, I don't care how many drinks you give me, that movie's still going to suck hog water.

  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 2,467
    Agent005 wrote:
    1. Moonraker
    2. Diamonds Are Forever
    3. You Only Live Twice
    4. The Man With the Golden Gun

    MR, YOLT and TMWTGG were my top 3 as cold sober child. While I appreciate the more faithful to Fleming efforts as TLD, OHMSS, FRWL, CR'06, etc., it was the more comically/fantasy oriented Bond films that piqued my interest in the series very young. I think these Bond films are very underrated IMHO.

  • Posts: 4,732
    Can't Be Beaten:
    -GoldenEye
    -From Russia with Love
    -License to Kill
    -Live and Let Die

    Excellent:
    -The Living Daylights
    -Octopussy
    -The Spy Who Loved Me
    -Tomorrow Never Dies
    -Thunderball
    -Casino Royale

    Good:
    -Quantum of Solace
    -For Your Eyes Only
    -A View to a Kill
    -The World is not Enough

    Middle:
    -Dr. No
    -On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    -Diamonds Are Forever

    Hard to Get Through:
    -You Only Live Twice
    -The Man with the Golden Gun
    -Moonraker
    -Die Another Day
  • Posts: 2,341
    Still difficult to rank them all. since I consider myself simple I will keep it simple
    TOP THREE
    1.OHMSS
    2.LTK
    3. CR

    BOTTOM THREE
    22. MR
    21. DAD
    20. DAF
  • I didn't see that this thread had been transferred yet so I thought I'd inaugurate a new one:

    Latest ranking-

    001) TB
    002) TLD
    003) MR
    004) OHMSS
    005) FRWL
    006) YOLT
    007) OP
    008) CR
    009) GF
    0010) DN
    0011) TMWTGG
    0012) DAF
    0013) TSWLM
    0014) LTK
    0015) DAD
    0016) TND
    0017) GE
    0018) FYEO
    0019) LALD
    0020) AVTAK
    0021) TWINE
    0022) QOS

  • Posts: 4,732
    1. GoldenEye
    2. From Russia with Love
    3. The Spy Who Loved Me
    4. Tomorrow Never Dies
    5. For Your Eyes Only
    6. License to Kill
    7. Octopussy
    8. The Living Daylights
    9. Casino Royale
    10. Thunderball
    11. Live and Let Die
    12. The World is not Enough
    13. Quantum of Solace
    14. A View to a Kill
    15. Diamonds Are Forever
    16. You Only Live Twice
    17. Moonraker
    18. The Man with the Golden Gun
    19. Dr. No
    20. Die Another Day
    21. Goldfinger
    22. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Posts: 185
    1) Goldfinger
    2) From Russia with Love
    3) Thy Spy Who Loved Me
    4) Casino Royale
    5) Dr No
    6) Thunderball
    7) You Only Live Twice
    8))Goldeneye
    9) Quantum of Solace
    10) Moonraker
    11) Tommorow Never Dies
    12) The World is not Enough
    13) The Man with the Golden Gun
    14) Die Another Day
    15) Live and Let Die
    16) Octopussy
    17) The Living DaylightsOn
    18) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    19) For Your Eyes Only
    20) A View to a Kill
    21) Diamonds Are Forever
    22) Licence to Kill
  • edited July 2012 Posts: 4,807
    Hope you don't mind if I steal your format there, 00Beast
    Here's my new list- having watched all the movies recently, my ranking has changed quite a bit for a few of the movies


    Can't Be Beaten:

    -GoldenEye
    -Casino Royale
    -Thunderball



    Excellent:

    -On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    -The Living Daylights
    -From Russia with Love
    -The Spy Who Loved Me
    -License to Kill


    Good:

    -For Your Eyes Only
    -Octopussy
    -Moonraker
    -Live and Let Die
    -You Only Live Twice-- This is the movie that changed most of all-- it really wasn't as bad as I remember and I liked it a lot!

    Middle:

    -Dr. No
    -Quantum of Solace
    -Diamonds Are Forever
    -Tomorrow Never Dies
    -A View to a Kill

    Hard to Get Through:

    -The Man with the Golden Gun
    -The World is Not Enough
    -Die Another Day
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