Bond movies - ranked into four tiers

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  • AceHoleAceHole Belgium, via Britain
    Posts: 1,726
    I understand what you're staying but my ranking/s, and any future ones, are done purely on how much I enjoy the movie at the time I watch. My rankings have every chance of altering after every Bondathon I do, which is at least twice a year.

    One day, I venture, you too will see the (day)light, my friend B-)
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 4,151
    AceHole wrote: »
    I understand what you're staying but my ranking/s, and any future ones, are done purely on how much I enjoy the movie at the time I watch. My rankings have every chance of altering after every Bondathon I do, which is at least twice a year.

    One day, I venture, you too will see the (day)light, my friend B-)

    I have no doubt I will. TLD will always have a special place in my heart - it was the first Bond movie I saw at the cinema.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 4,508
    I am probably the only fan who would place DAF in the top tier. I just have to be honest with myself: the movie is so bloody awful that it's a delight to watch. No Bond film puts me in a good mood like DAF.
  • Posts: 107
    Bubonic chronic:
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service, For Your Eyes Only, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, You Only Live Twice, Casino Royale, The Living Daylights

    Sticky icky:
    Quantum of Solace, SPECTRE, Goldfinger, Octopussy, The Man With the Golden Gun, Diamonds Are Forever

    Schwag:
    Live and Let Die, Licence to Kill, Dr. No, Skyfall, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, A View to a Kill

    Leftover Pipe/Bong Resin:
    Die Another Day, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    AceHole wrote: »
    It fascinates me that some aficionados here can rank TLD below fare such as AVTAK and LALD...

    Each to their own, of course. But I find it mind-boggling. TLD's first 45mins alone propel it into at least better than average territory.

    Agreed. TB too.
  • Platinum:
    (chronological order)

    - Dr. No
    - From Russia With Love
    - Goldfinger
    - Thunderball
    - GoldenEye
    - Casino Royale

    Gold:

    - Live and Let Die
    - The Spy Who Loved Me
    - Moonraker
    - Octopussy
    - The Living Daylights
    - Skyfall

    Silver:

    - You Only Live Twice
    - Diamonds Are Forever
    - For Your Eyes Only
    - A View to a Kill
    - Licence to Kill
    - Tomorrow Never Dies
    - Spectre

    Bronze:

    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    - The Man with the Golden Gun
    - The World Is Not Enough
    - Die Another Day
    - Quantum of Solace
  • gumboltgumbolt Now with in-office photocopier
    Posts: 153
    Controversially, one of the few to put the majestic OHMSS into a low ranking. I commend your bravery sir.
  • Posts: 1,627
    In chronological order in each tier, trying to even them out at 6 per tier.

    1st Tier
    Dr. No
    From Russia With Love
    For Your Eyes Only
    The Living Daylights
    Licence to Kill
    Quantum of Solace

    2nd Tier
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Octopussy
    A View to a Kill
    Casino Royale
    Skyfall
    SPECTRE

    3rd Tier
    Goldfinger
    Thunderball
    You Only Live Twice
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Moonraker
    GoldenEye

    4th Tier
    Diamonds are Forever
    Live and Let Die
    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    The World is Not Enough
    Die Another Day
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    Eh, my lists change all the time, but:

    Goldfinger Standard
    Casino Royale
    From Russia With Love
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Goldfinger
    GoldenEye

    For Your Satisfaction Only
    Dr No
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Octopussy
    The Living Daylights
    Thunderball
    Skyfall
    For Your Eyes Only
    Licence to Kill

    Quantum of Decency
    Spectre
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    You Only Live Twice
    Quantum of Solace
    Live and Let Die

    We'll Live and Let these Die
    The World Is Not Enough
    A View To A Kill
    The Man With The Golden Gun
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Moonraker
    Die Another Day
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    edited January 2016 Posts: 1,984
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Not bad @ForYourEyesOnly , our only real discrepancies are in your Quantum of Decency section; I think you have three in there that deserve mush better treatment and two that you are being too kind to.

    Well, if I were to hazard a guess, you think I'm being too harsh on Live and Let Die and You Only Live Twice, possibly QoS as well. For the ones I'm being too kind towards - Octopussy & and The Living Daylights? I suppose I just enjoy all of John Glen's Bonds, while Guy Hamilton is just not for me (his last three in particular - entertaining, but not very good thanks to their plethora of flaws). For Roger Moore's worst I usually bounce between Golden Gun and Moonraker, depending on what I'm rating it on and my current mood.
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    1st Tier
    OHMSS
    TLD
    CR
    LTK
    GF
    FRWL
    2nd Tier
    OP
    QoS
    FYEO
    LALD
    TB
    TMWTGG
    SF
    3rd Tier
    YOLT
    MR
    AVTAK
    TSWLM
    DN
    DAF
    4th TIER
    TWINE
    GE
    TND
    DAD
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    Birdleson wrote: »
    You are right about LALD, YOLT and QOS, but the ones I think you were being too kind too are the other two in that bracket; SP and TND.

    SP and TND are undoubtedly flawed, but they succeed in evoking some classic Bond themes and are both decent films anyway. I think it's fair to rank them in the upper portion of the 3rd tier. I'll admit that the biggest gap between my tiers is between the 2nd and 3rd, so I definitely have Licence to Kill a good way higher than Spectre.
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    I would've thought that my rankings of stuff like OHMSS and DN would be more controversial on this board than YOLT and LALD, but eh. I'll say that they are quite close to the top tier.
  • I would've thought that my rankings of stuff like OHMSS and DN would be more controversial on this board than YOLT and LALD, but eh. I'll say that they are quite close to the top tier.

    Yeah, I rank OHMSS very low and I'm one of the only ones. I acknowledge its qualities as a film, I just really don't like ole Lazenby in the role.

    @Birdleson You and I agree on a lot of things, but I'm still holding onto hope that someday you'll come to love OP. MR I'm not holding my breath on, but I've still got some hope for the former.

  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    I've had OHMSS as low as 12 or 14 before. The cinematography, score, action, final scene and Diana Rigg are all great, with Telly Savalas being pretty good too. The plot & George Lazenby's general acting are both pretty bad, and the pacing of the film is pitiful.
  • edited February 2016 Posts: 1,386
    In no particular order

    1st Tier

    FRWL
    CR
    OHMSS
    GE
    SF

    2nd Tier

    TB
    YOLT
    TSWLM
    SP
    MR
    TLD
    FYEO
    TND
    LTK
    DN
    LALD
    DAF

    3rd Tier

    GF
    TMWTGG

    4th Tier

    QOS
    NSNA
    TWINE
    DAD
    OP
    AVTAK


  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 3,166
    Personal favourites

    AVTAK
    TLD
    FRWL
    CR
    FYEO
    GF


    Great Bond films

    GE
    TWINE
    SF
    LALD
    OP
    OHMSS
    TB


    Still very good Bold films

    TSWLM
    YOLT
    DN
    MWTGG
    LTK


    Not so great Bond films

    DAF
    MR
    TND
    SP
    QOS
    DAD
  • Posts: 159
    That's an interesting ranking, so having watched all the movies so many times (spectre twice) I'll have it a go:

    1st tier:

    - Dr. No
    - From Russia With Love
    - Goldfinger
    - Thunderball
    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    - The Spy Who Loved Me
    - GoldenEye
    - Casino Royale

    2nd tier:

    - You Only Live Twice
    - Live and Let Die
    - The Man with the Golden Gun
    - Octopussy
    - The Living Daylights
    - Licence to Kill
    - Skyfall

    3rd tier:

    - Diamonds Are Forever
    - Moonraker
    - For Your Eyes Only
    - A View to a Kill
    - Tomorrow Never Dies
    - The World Is Not Enough
    - Quantum of Solace
    - Spectre

    4th tier:

    - Die Another Day (forever alone)




  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,487
    Premier league:
    DR NO
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    GOLDFINGER
    ON HER MAJESTY S SECRET SERVICE
    QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    Very good:
    THUNDERBALL
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    CASINO ROYALE
    SKYFALL
    SPECTRE

    Average:
    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    MOONRAKER
    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    OCTOPUSSY
    NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    A VIEW TO A KILL
    LICENCE TO KILL
    TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    DIE ANOTHER DAY

    The weakest:
    LIVE AND LET DIE
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    GOLDENEYE
    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
    Posts: 1,560
    First tier:
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, Quantum of Solace, Spectre

    Second tier:
    Dr No, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, A View to a Kill, Skyfall

    Third tier:
    From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day

    Fourth tier:
    You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale

    Casino Royale has fallen quite some ways over the years for me (if it were five tiers, it'd be down in five with TSWLM), while the later Pierce films have clawed up a bit.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 7,574
    First Tier
    From Russia With Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Goldfinger, Casino Royale, GoldenEye, The Living Daylights

    Second Tier
    Licence To Kill, Skyfall, Octopussy, Live And Let Die, Thunderball, Tomorrow Never Dies, Dr. No

    Third Tier
    For Your Eyes Only, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The World Is Not Enough, Quantum of Solace

    Fourth Tier
    The Man With The Golden Gun, Moonraker, A View To A Kill, Spectre, Diamonds Are Forever, Die Another Day
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
    edited May 2021 Posts: 1,700
    La Crème de la Crème: The Magnificent Six
    DN - FRWL - GF - TB - YOLT - OHMSS
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    The magic is still there
    LALD - TMWTGG - TSWLM - OP - TLD - LTK
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    Far from great but still watchable
    DAF - MR - FYEO - TND - CR - SP
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    Embarassing
    AVTAK - GE - TWINE - DAD - QOS - SF
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  • Junglist_1985Junglist_1985 Los Angeles
    Posts: 815
    Platinum-
    DN, FRWL, OHMSS, GE, CR, SF
    Gold-
    GF, TB, TSWLM, FYEO, TLD, TND, QOS
    Silver-
    YOLT, LALD, TMWTGG, MR, OP, LTK, SP
    Bronze-
    DAF, AVTAK, TWINE, DAD
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,145
    Serie A
    From Russia with Love
    Thunderball
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    For Your Eyes Only
    The Living Daylights
    Licence to Kill

    Serie B
    Live and Let Die
    Octopussy
    GoldenEye
    The World Is Not Enough
    Casino Royale
    Quantum of Solace

    Serie C
    Dr. No
    Goldfinger
    You Only Live Twice
    The Man with the Golden Gun
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Moonraker
    Never Say Never Again
    A View to a Kill
    Tomorrow Never Dies

    Serie D
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Die Another Day
    Skyfall
    Spectre
  • Posts: 925
    1. FRWL, OHMSS, CR
    2. DN, GF, TB, YOLT, TSWLM, FYEO, TLD, GE, SF
    3. LALD, MR, OP, LTK, TND, QOS, SP
    4. DAF, TMWTGG, AVTAK, TWINE, DAD
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 5,201
    1: DN, FRWL, GF, OHMSS, CR
    2: TB, YOLT, TSWLM, FYEO, OP, TLD, LTK, SF
    3: DAF, LALD, MR, GE, QoS, SP
    4: TMWTGG, AVTAK, TND, TWINE, DAD
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited June 2021 Posts: 5,377
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    Excellent Tier: CR, OHMSS, FRWL, SF, TB, TSWLM
    Always Excited To Watch Tier: LTK, LALD, TLD, FYEO, GF, GE, MR
    Well...At Least It Is Still Bond Mindless Fun Tier: QOS, DAF, OP, DN, SP, AVTAK, TMWTGG, TWINE, YOLT, TND
    Die Another Day Tier: DAD
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,289
    I'm gonna do it by the actor's body of work in the franchise as a whole.

    1st tier: Connery, Dalton (these guys WERE Bond)
    2nd tier: Brosnan (he was the 'good guy' Bond- I liked him)
    3rd tier: Moore, Craig. (Neither my idea of Bond, but both good.)
    4th tier: Lazenby. (Look, he was just a really bad actor in a great movie. Which does bring the movie down in the end.)

    Knives out then? I can duck. ;)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,487
    Creme de la creme
    DR NO
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    GOLDFINGER
    ON HER MAJESTY S SECRET SERVICE
    QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    NO TIME TO DIE

    Creme
    THUNDERBALL
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    CASINO ROYALE
    SKYFALL
    SPECTRE

    Cream cheese
    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    MOONRAKER
    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    OCTOPUSSY
    NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    A VIEW TO A KILL
    LICENCE TO KILL
    TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    DIE ANOTHER DAY

    Sour cream
    LIVE AND LET DIE
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    GOLDENEYE
    THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
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