Crunch Time: Your 5 Favourite Bond Movies (no 6th, no alternates, no doubles, no bs, JUST FIVE ).

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    The living Daylights & Dr. No popping up frequently I see. Good!
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,716
    chrisisall wrote: »
    The living Daylights & Dr. No popping up frequently I see. Good!

    Agreed. Those two have such special places in my heart.
  • Scanning through the thread so far, looks like FRWL, OHMSS and CR are the most popular choices. TLD is not far behind.
  • Posts: 54
    1. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    2. The Living Daylights
    3. Moonraker
    4. You Only Live Twice
    5. Goldeneye
  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    edited December 2021 Posts: 819
    Scanning through the thread so far, looks like FRWL, OHMSS and CR are the most popular choices. TLD is not far behind.

    Quite a tasteful bunch we have here.
  • Posts: 11,493
    I'd definitely consider those "the big 3" of popularity around here overall. All some of the best-adapted Fleming material and endlessly rewatchable IMO.
  • I wish it would have been six, so we could choose one from each actor. But making it five really puts the pressure on, you have to leave one out. I'm afraid Craig had to take the bullet in my list.
    Not that he'd mind.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited December 2021 Posts: 22,005
    I wish it would have been six, so we could choose one from each actor. But making it five really puts the pressure on, you have to leave one out. I'm afraid Craig had to take the bullet in my list.
    Not that he'd mind.

    Threads like that exist too. Best feature from each actor, and such. ;-)

    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/14581/which-films-are-the-most-indicative-of-each-actor

    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/4318/your-favourite-bond-movie-from-each-actor

    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/20677/what-are-your-favourite-movies-from-each-bond-actor-bond-movie-or-not

    It seems like @chrisisall enjoys setting them up. ;-)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    - The Living Daylights (1987)
    - Licence to Kill (1989)
    - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
    - From Russia with Love (1963)
    - Spectre (2015)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 3,887
    CR
    GE
    OHMSS
    FRWL
    TLD
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    edited December 2021 Posts: 2,077
    Not necessarily the “best”, but the five films that I’ll stick in the DVD player on a rainy Sunday afternoon and never tire of.
    1. OHMSS
    2. YOLT
    3. GF
    4. TSWLM
    5. SF
  • Posts: 7,424
    In order of release:

    DN
    FRWL
    LTK
    CR
    NTTD

    chrisisall wrote: »
    The living Daylights & Dr. No popping up frequently I see. Good!

    "The film that should not have been made" is popping up frequently too.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,289
    jobo wrote: »
    In order of release:

    DN
    FRWL
    LTK
    CR
    NTTD

    chrisisall wrote: »
    The living Daylights & Dr. No popping up frequently I see. Good!

    "The film that should not have been made" is popping up frequently too.

    So is CR!
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 53
    GoldenEye
    Skyfall
    The Living Daylights
    Casino Royale
    Tomorrow Never Dies
  • FeyadorFeyador Montreal, Canada
    Posts: 359
    Chronologically:

    FRWL
    GF
    OHMSS
    TSWLM
    CR
  • FYEO
    TLD
    LTK
    CR
    NTTD
  • SeanCraigSeanCraig Germany
    Posts: 730
    GF
    TB
    CR
    QoS
    DN
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 12,724
    I wouldn’t take my word for anything because I change my mind on this literally all the time, the Dalton films being top is the only real constant, but off the top of my head

    1) Licence To Kill
    2) The Living Daylights
    3) No Time to Die
    4) Goldeneye
    5) OHMSS

    But just picking five was really hard and rules are made to be broken, so I have to give honourable mentions to Spectre, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Octopussy, From Russia With Love and The World Is Not Enough.

    Anyone else find ranking the films harder and harder as they get older? I used to try it when I first joined here, but I gave up when I realised how often my list was dramatically changing, because I was constantly finding stuff to enjoy in almost every one I rewatched. Maybe I’m just an easily pleased fanboy.
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 734
    If I'd have chosen a Craig film, it would have been Spectre. And I can see it's not his best, but the rewatchable element kicks in with this one. It zips along nicely and ticks a lot of boxes in what I like about a Bond film.
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 12,724
    If I'd have chosen a Craig film, it would have been Spectre. And I can see it's not his best, but the rewatchable element kicks in with this one. It zips along nicely and ticks a lot of boxes in what I like about a Bond film.

    Yeah I’ve always liked that one too. The foster brother stuff was stupid, but I’ve never really understood why it was labelled bland and boring, while similarly formulaic films (TB, GE, TND, TSWLM, etc) are labelled fun. I put it in the same camp as the best of those personally. It may not have reinvented the wheel, but it does what it set out to do with such conviction and style that I don’t think that matters. It was the film where they finally realised that Bond being a layered human character didn’t have to be mutually exclusive to all the fun classic Bond stuff, which made me very happy.

    I do think they still did some interesting things with that one too, it didn’t follow the formula to the letter. There was still plenty of subversion going on, and I liked the psychological angle of the film, with Blofeld literally haunting Bond’s psyche like a spectre. The lack of extras post Spectre meeting, Madeline being a psychiatrist, and Blofeld eventually torturing Bond by “getting inside his head”, all gave the film a slightly surreal and psychological thriller feel. I also thought Blofeld’s scheme was very clever and modern, and it’s just beautifully made, as all of the last three have been. Some really stunning shots.

    NTTD knocked it out of my top five, but it’s still top ten for me, and I think it’ll be reappraised in the future.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    NTTD
    OHMSS
    SF
    CR
    FRWL
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    Live And Let Die
    Diamonds Are Forever
    No Time To Die
    Moonraker
    Thunderball
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
    Posts: 12,446
    It was difficult for me because I wanted to include Skyfall.
    But it is interesting and nice to see NTTD making the list from time to time.
    Top 5 is very strict, @chrisisall. ;)
  • You Only Live Twice
    Goldfinger
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Thunderball
    From Russia With Love

    #connery4ever
  • Posts: 5,501
    I wouldn’t take my word for anything because I change my mind on this literally all the time, the Dalton films being top is the only real constant, but off the top of my head

    1) Licence To Kill
    2) The Living Daylights
    3) No Time to Die
    4) Goldeneye
    5) OHMSS

    But just picking five was really hard and rules are made to be broken, so I have to give honourable mentions to Spectre, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Octopussy, From Russia With Love and The World Is Not Enough.

    Anyone else find ranking the films harder and harder as they get older? I used to try it when I first joined here, but I gave up when I realised how often my list was dramatically changing, because I was constantly finding stuff to enjoy in almost every one I rewatched. Maybe I’m just an easily pleased fanboy.

    We share 3 of your 5!
    And for me OHMSS, and Daltons 2 will always be at the top. CR has now joined that group.
    After that I could flip flop a lot of the others, and it is hard to put them in a fixed order!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 38,268
    1. GE
    2. QoS
    3. OHMSS
    4. DN
    5. FRWL
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 16,344
    I usually find ranking the Bond films as a whole too difficult but here's mine:

    1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. Dr. No
    3. Octopussy
    4. Licence to Kill
    5. No Time to Die
  • Skyfall
    No Time to Die
    GoldenEye
    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    Casino Royale
  • Live And Let Die
    Diamonds Are Forever
    No Time To Die
    Moonraker
    Thunderball

    Nice list @IGotABrudder!
  • Posts: 11,493
    Really surprised and impressed to see NTTD make so many of these. Hopefully it stays strong with people over time too.
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