Chronology of Your Favourite/Least Favourite Bond Film

StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
edited February 2014 in Bond Movies Posts: 1,700
This is a fun little idea I've had for a couple months.

As you go through the Bond films from DN to SF, in order, how often does your favourite film in the series change? When do you hit your #1? More simply, which Bond films do you consider to have been the best in the series at the time of their release?

If you're confused, how this works is you start with Dr. No. Continue along the series until you hit a film that you consider better than DN. Let's say that film is TB. Once again continue. Let's pretend you don't hit a film that you consider better than TB until 2006's Casino Royale. And then let's say Casino Royale is your favourite Bond film. Your list would look like this:

Dr. No
Thunderball
Casino Royale

Every list will have Dr. No. It's the first, and only Bond film at the time of its' release, so therefore it was the best in the series in 1962. If DN is your favourite Bond film, then your list will ONLY have Dr. No.

Here's my list:

Dr. No (1st/1 in 1962; 10th on my final overall list)
From Russia with Love (1st/2 in 1963; 7th on my final overall list)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1st/6 in 1969; 3rd on my final overall list)
The Living Daylights (1st/15 in 1987; 2nd on my overall list)
Casino Royale (1st/21 in 2006; 1st on my final overall list)

Conversely, the same, except for what I would consider to have been the WORST Bond films in the series at the time of their release:

Dr. No (1st/1 in 1962; 10th on my final overall list)
Goldfinger (3rd/3 in 1964; 16th on my final overall list)
Diamonds are Forever (7th/7 in 1971; 22nd on my final overall list)
Die Another Day (20th/20 in 2002; 23rd on my final overall list)
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Comments

  • Ok we'll play along

    #1 Dr No
    #2 Live and Let Die

    is that correct ? Hit a dead end with the second being my favorite release. List looks a little incomplete or bare, but think I understood the rule of game. A little tired now in my defense..
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
    Posts: 1,700
    Murdock wrote:

    This is different. It's taking the films of the series and simply seeing which ones you would've called the best in the series at the time of their release, according to your personal ranking.

    I also see I neglected TLD in my list, I will fix that.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,343
    1. DR.NO
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    3. GOLDFINGER
  • Posts: 19,339
    Hmm,i'll give it a go:

    1.DR NO
    2.FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    er...thats my favourite Bond film,so is that me done ?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,343
    Goes quickly.
  • Posts: 19,339
    sure does..i will be amazed if someone got all the way to SF ..(unless SF is their favourite film).

    I can see one of the youngest going the furthest,they tend to leave the FRWL and GF films to us old farts ! ;)
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken I'm gonna use this to clarify that Dalton is tied with Craig
    Posts: 1,700
    I'd imagine we'll get a list that goes something like DN - FRWL - OHMSS - TLD - LTK - CR - SF which isn't a bad chain.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,343
    Here's my worst film sequence:

    DN
    TB
    YOLT
    DAF
    MR
    DAD
  • Posts: 19,339
    The worst one ? now thats interesting:

    1.DR NO
    2.GOLDFINGER
    3.YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    4.DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER


    Thats it.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    Posts: 7,095
    Best
    1) Dr. No
    2) From Russia With Love

    Thanks for playing.


    Worst
    1) Dr. No
    2) Goldfinger
    3) Thunderball
    4) Diamonds Are Forever
    5) The Man With The Golden Gun
    6) Die Another Day

    A long stretch there after TMWTGG but DAD was up to the challenge.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,286
    barryt007 wrote:
    Hmm,i'll give it a go:

    1.DR NO
    2.FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    er...thats my favourite Bond film,so is that me done ?

    Bingo!
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 14,247
    Dr. No
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    That's me done!
  • SuperheroSithSuperheroSith SE London
    edited February 2014 Posts: 578
    Going with Pachazo's thing with best and worst

    Best

    DN
    FRWL
    GF
    SF

    Worst
    DN
    TB
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    Posts: 40,531
    Best
    DN
    GF
    OHMSS

    Worst
    DN
    FRWL(hurts to spell that)
    TB
    YOLT
    DAF
    TMWTGG
    MR
    GE
    TND
    TWINE
    DAD

    Wow,Congratulations on that feat, Brosnan! May your era never be surpassed.
  • Posts: 2,341
    Worsts
    TB
    YOLT
    DAF
    MR
  • Best:
    Dr. No
    Thunderball
    OHMSS
    Worst:
    DN
    FRWL
    GF
    YOLT
    DAF
    TMWTGG
  • Worst Bond -

    Goldfinger
    Diamonds are Forever
    A View to a Kill
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Die Another Day
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited February 2014 Posts: 11,106
    pachazo wrote:
    Best
    1) Dr. No
    2) From Russia With Love

    Thanks for playing.

    Least favourite
    DN (included for the sake of the game, but it's a great film)
    YOLT
    DAF
  • Best:
    Doctor No
    Casino Royale

    Worst:
    Doctor No
    From Russia With Love
    Goldfinger
    You Only Live Twice
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Posts: 13,041
    There is a difference between best and favourite, so I made three categories:

    Best:
    DN
    FRWL

    Favourite:
    DN
    FRWL
    TB

    Worst:
    DN
    GF
    YOLT
    DAF
    MR
    DAD
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
    Posts: 2,043
    Best:
    DN- 7th on my list
    FRWL- 2nd on my list
    CR- 1st on my list

    Worst:
    DN- 7th on my list
    GF- 9th on my list
    YOLT- 11th on my list
    DAF- 21st on my list
    AVTAK- 23rd on my list
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 5,065
    Best-
    Dr. No
    From Russia With Love
    Goldfinger
    OHMSS

    Worst-
    Dr. No
    The Man With the Golden Gun
    Moonraker
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Die Another Day
  • Best
    Dr No
    From Russia With Love
    OHMSS
    The Living Daylights

    Worst
    Dr No
    Thunderball
    Diamonds are Forever
    The Man with the Golden Gun
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    Best

    DN
    FRWL
    OHMSS
    OP
    TLD
    GE
    SP

    Worst

    DN
    TB
    YOLT
    TMWTGG
    SF
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited August 2016 Posts: 15,534
    Best:
    DN
    FRWL
    OHMSS
    TMWTGG

    Worst:
    DN
    TB
    YOLT
    SF
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,343
    Updated.

    My Best is still: DN, FRWL, GF
    My Worst has changed: DN, TB, YOLT, DAF, MR, TWINE, SP
  • edited August 2016 Posts: 1,385
    Personal best:
    DN, FRWL

    Personal Worst:
    DN, GF, DAF, LALD, TMWTGG, OP, AVTAK, TWINE

  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,988
    Best;
    DN
    GF
    TSWLM
    MR
    TND

    Worst
    DN
    FRWL
    TB
    OHMSS
    DAF
    LALD
    TMWTGG
    AVTAK
    LTK
    QOS
  • edited August 2016 Posts: 5,619
    Best: DN, TB/YOLT, OHMSS
    Worst: DN, FRWL, GF, DAF

    The best and worst of the series apparently begins and ends within the first decade of Bondom (for me).
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