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  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited July 2015 Posts: 10,547
    My updated rankings:

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

    23. Moonraker (1979)
    22. Die Another Day (2004)
    21. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    20. A View To A Kill (1985)
    19. Goldfinger (1964)
    18. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    17. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    16. Licence To Kill (1989)
    15. The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    14. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    13. Thunderball (1965)
    12. The Living Daylights (1987)
    11. Dr. No (1962)
    10. Live And Let Die (1973)
    9. Quantum Of Solace (2008)
    8. GoldenEye (1995)
    7. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    6. Octopussy (1983)
    5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    4. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    3. Casino Royale (2006)
    2. Skyfall (2012)
    1. From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Jazz007Jazz007 Minnesota
    edited August 2015 Posts: 257
    I haven't ranked the films in a couple of years, I suppose there are some big changes since then...

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


    I re-watched Skyfall recently - what a brilliant-looking film. Gorgeous photography and operatic action scenes; Craig is phenomenal. It reinforced my belief that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond the silver screen has seen thus-far.

    Still, I can't put Skyfall over Craig's debut... Every aspect of Casino Royale seems to get better with each new viewing - what an amazing modern adaptation to Fleming's novel. It's my pick for the best individual film; though the 1960s are well represented in my top 10. The Spy Who Loved Me also seems to get better after each viewing - I think I've been enveloped in the fun action and humor of the film during the first few viewings, but further re-watches exposes the great cinematic style that the film has. Also, Roger Moore is at his most classic.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Bump for new member.

    Hey, thanks a million, very kind! I will give you my ranking shortly:)
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I guess some facts about me might help understand my ranking of the Bonds.
    Born 1974
    First Bond ever was Octopussy at the movie theatre, I was way too young but it made a big impression on me and I fell in love for the first time. No, not with Rog...but Octopussy...lol
    By 1987 I became a huge Bond fan because The Living Daylights was a life-changing experience.
    By 1990 I had seen all Bond movies (anything older than Octopussy on VHS).
    In 1995 I was 21 and the right age for those movies. Hence I became a Brosnan fan.

    "The perfect Five" will not change ever unless a new perfect one comes along.
    1. GOLDENEYE
    2. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    3. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. OCTOPUSSY

    The other unmissable ones that I can re-watch endlessly.
    6. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    7. GOLDFINGER
    8. LICENCE TO KILL
    9. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    10. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    11. MOONRAKER
    12. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

    The rest of the best, there is not such a thing as a bad Bond movie.
    13. SKYFALL
    14. DR. NO
    15. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    16. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    17. THUNDERBALL
    18. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    19. A VIEW TO A KILL
    20. QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    The bottom 3 will probably never change.
    21. LIVE AND LET DIE
    22. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    23. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 4,287
    Updated rankings here:

    1. TB
    2. CR
    3. SF
    4. GF
    5. DAF
    6. QoS
    7. LTK
    8. YOLT
    9. LALD
    10. FRWL
    11. TSWLM
    12. OHMSS
    13. TMWTGG
    14. DN
    15. AVTAK
    16. OP
    17. TLD
    18. GE
    19. TND
    20. TWINE
    21. FYEO
    22. DAD
    23. MR
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited August 2015 Posts: 2,215
    Some interesting lists lately
    Jazz007 wrote: »
    2. Thunderball

    Uncommon to see TB so high. I like it but I fear it will slip down my list on my current marathon
    TripAces wrote: »
    1. TB
    2. CR
    3. SF
    4. GF
    5. DAF
    6. QoS
    7. LTK

    An odd mix of top 7. Rarely see DAF so high up. I like it too but not that much
    1. GOLDENEYE
    2. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    3. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. OCTOPUSSY

    The other unmissable ones that I can re-watch endlessly.
    6. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    @BondJasonBond006 Wow we have the same top 6! One from each actor :)
    1. TLD 2. OHMSS 3. CR 4. GE 5. FRWL 6. OP

    I don't see this changing unless Spectre blows my mind.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    w2bond wrote: »
    Some interesting lists lately

    1. GOLDENEYE
    2. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    3. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    4. CASINO ROYALE
    5. OCTOPUSSY

    The other unmissable ones that I can re-watch endlessly.
    6. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    @BondJasonBond006 Wow we have the same top 6! One from each actor :)
    1. TLD 2. OHMSS 3. CR 4. GE 5. FRWL 6. OP

    I don't see this changing unless Spectre blows my mind.


    @w2bond, ...cool, and even the ranking order is very similar!

    I never liked one actor much more than the others or disliked one actor. Of course I have a ranking of the actors, but that does not influence me on judging the movies.

    If I have to give an order it's:
    Dalton
    Brosnan
    Moore
    Connery
    Craig
    Lazenby
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited August 2015 Posts: 2,215
    @BondJasonBon006 I could never rank the actors...too difficult! It's hard enough ranking the films
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    @Birdleson, @W2Bond

    I decided to base my latest list on the films I enjoy rather than the ones I think are good--sometimes, these are not the same thing. So while DN and OHMSS are superior films to DAF and LTK, for instance. I sure enjoy watching DAF and LTK a lot more. Does that make sense?
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    @TripAces. And that's the way to rank them :) ...personal enjoyment
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    I should hope we all do!
  • Posts: 159
    Judging by the ratings and discussions all over the forum, I think the only "love it or hate it" Bond film is Thunderball
  • Posts: 159
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Maybe QOS, as well.

    more like "hate it" this one

    :P
  • Posts: 159
    It's not that strong of an entry to love it or hate it... I mean it's like the White Album by The Beatles. It has the vibe and potential to be adored or hated, if you know what I mean.
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I disagree.

    There are certain parts in TB that some people really love and some others really hate. This doesn't happen in QOS. There aren't any parts to, especially, really love.

  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    I did not like TB the first couple of times I saw it. It's a slow film by Bond standards, but that is what I have come to absolutely love about it. It's the long game. What TB has ...

    1. Great PTS
    2. Great title song and sequence
    3. Two terrific locales
    4. Great Barry score
    5. Some of the very best dialogue in the Bond series (the "No, I know a little about women" line may be the best ever)
    6. Scuba diving!
    7. An underrated Bond girl/villain in Fiona...who uses sex and then gets used by sex, and we can see her hidden pain and shame at Bond's line "My dear girl, don't flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for Queen and country. You don't think it gave me any pleasure, do you?" OH MAN is that a tight scene!!!!!
    8. A terrific flight sequence that is well-coordinated and photographed for the mid-60s.
    9. Domino!
    10. Sharks!

    Yes, the plot is contrived and the final scene with the sped-up yacht is silly, but overall...this is the Bond film (at the moment) that I enjoy watching more than any other.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Kostas_P wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I disagree.
    There are certain parts in TB that some people really love and some others really hate. This doesn't happen in QOS. There aren't any parts to, especially, really love.
    That's you. I and others love several scenes.
    Yes, there are many scenes I LOVE in QOS... the one where Bond rifles through Mathis' wallet... not easy for you or I, but Bond has switched into survival mode and will do his grieving later. Dayum. It brings a tear to my eye. And there are lots more...
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    The opera sequence is one of the best in the entire franchise. So are the scene with Bond and Mathis on the plane, the PTS, the confrontation of Yusef.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    The opera sequence is one of the best in the entire franchise. So are the scene with Bond and Mathis on the plane, the PTS, the confrontation of Yusef.
    Yeah, it was filled with them.
    Okay, you guys convinced me. I'll make it tonight's movie.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    The opera sequence is one of the best in the entire franchise. So are the scene with Bond and Mathis on the plane, the PTS, the confrontation of Yusef.

    That opera sequence is brilliant. And the lead-up, with Arnold's score (Night at the Opera), is terrific, too.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,534
    Maybe not a popular opinion, but I slightly prefer the Palio foot chase to the parkour chase in CR. But it's close.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    And Elvis providing the visual of what Tiffany mentioned to the kid at Circus Circus... :))
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Maybe not a popular opinion, but I slightly prefer the Palio foot chase to the parkour chase in CR. But it's close.
    The obvious CGI at key moments is what just about kills that (Palio) for me.
    I disliked that too. I bought that junk better in the parachute scene. Still, only two bad CGI moments in an otherwise good movie.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Yes, the parachute scene was better (until that landing).
    They clearly have some STRONG bones, eh?
    :))
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
    Posts: 1,262
    Here to add another powerful QOS scene to all of the wonderful examples already mentioned: Bond preparing Camille mentally for pulling the trigger.

    Bond spilled his guts about the internal processes that he goes through when doing his job. It's a side never before explored and it provides a really fine moment.

    QOS is honestly one of the best acted Bonds I can recall. For all its deficiencies, it overachieves in other areas to make it a diamond in the rough in many categories.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 4,287
    All right: QoS gettin some love today!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,358
    TripAces wrote: »
    All right: QoS gettin some love today!
    Watching it now- halfway through and I'm lovin' it.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited August 2015 Posts: 687
    TripAces wrote: »
    Updated rankings here:

    1. TB
    2. CR
    3. SF
    4. GF
    5. DAF
    6. QoS
    7. LTK
    8. YOLT
    9. LALD
    10. FRWL
    11. TSWLM
    12. OHMSS
    13. TMWTGG
    14. DN
    15. AVTAK
    16. OP
    17. TLD
    18. GE
    19. TND
    20. TWINE
    21. FYEO
    22. DAD
    23. MR

    Someone who thinks a little like me: putting Thunderball and Casino Royale my #1 and 2 favorite Bond films, respectively) at the toppermost, putting Moonraker and Die Another Day at the bottownmost (although I think DAD is worse than MR.) And I would also put OHMSS and DN higher on my list too. Top 10 for sure.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited August 2015 Posts: 687
    TripAces wrote: »
    I did not like TB the first couple of times I saw it. It's a slow film by Bond standards, but that is what I have come to absolutely love about it. It's the long game. What TB has ...

    1. Great PTS
    2. Great title song and sequence
    3. Two terrific locales
    4. Great Barry score
    5. Some of the very best dialogue in the Bond series (the "No, I know a little about women" line may be the best ever)
    6. Scuba diving!
    7. An underrated Bond girl/villain in Fiona...who uses sex and then gets used by sex, and we can see her hidden pain and shame at Bond's line "My dear girl, don't flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for Queen and country. You don't think it gave me any pleasure, do you?" OH MAN is that a tight scene!!!!!
    8. A terrific flight sequence that is well-coordinated and photographed for the mid-60s.
    9. Domino!
    10. Sharks!

    Yes, the plot is contrived and the final scene with the sped-up yacht is silly, but overall...this is the Bond film (at the moment) that I enjoy watching more than any other.

    *NOD*NOD*NOD*NOD* You nailed it. All the reasons why TB is my favorite Bond film.
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