Bond movie ranking (Simple list, no details)

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  • edited December 2015 Posts: 1,595
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @mcdonbb , finally, I'm not the only one that has SPECTRE dead last. And I suffered that initial wave of abuse for it. In fact, if you switched LIVE AND LET DIE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES, we'd be similarly clustered (so long as is THUNDERBALL in or near your Top Ten).

    I currently have Spectre right around 18-19-20 last I checked, so we aren't far off. All in all I was frustrated by it because there were flashes and moments that I absolutely loved. In fact, as the blind, die hard Bond fan I am, I'd say all in all I did really like it, but it's just that so many films above it I really quite love.

    I'll see it again when it hits Blu-ray and readjust my rankings as needed.

  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited January 2016 Posts: 4,116
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @mcdonbb , finally, I'm not the only one that has SPECTRE dead last. And I suffered that initial wave of abuse for it. In fact, if you switched LIVE AND LET DIE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES, we'd be similarly clustered (so long as is THUNDERBALL in or near your Top Ten).

    I currently have Spectre right around 18-19-20 last I checked, so we aren't far off. All in all I was frustrated by it because there were flashes and moments that I absolutely loved. In fact, as the blind, die hard Bond fan I am, I'd say all in all I did really like it, but it's just that so many films above it I really quite love.

    I'll see it again when it hits Blu-ray and readjust my rankings as needed.

    And that's the odd thing. I left the theatre with a smile on my face and enjoyed my time. BUT because of the talent involved and what we actually got ...and the limiting ending and damage to previous films it bottomed out on my list.

    IMO disagree as some may DAD and QOS and TND at least accomplished what they set out to do.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited January 2016 Posts: 10,588
    Updated ranking after many viewings of Spectre:

    1. Skyfall (a constant euphoria every rewatch)
    2. Casino Royale (A perfect film)
    3. Spectre (again, constant euphoria)
    4. Goldeneye (one of my first)
    5. Goldfinger (Incredibly fun, quintessential Bond)
    6. From Russia With Love (best of the Connery era, if a little less fun to watch compared to GF
    7. The Spy Who Loved Me (one of my first Moore films, and probably the best)
    8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (criminally underrated outside the fandom, made Bond who he is)
    9. The Living Daylights (aside from slightly lacklustre villains, it's Dalton at his best)
    10. Quantum of Solace (moving its way up my rankings, some excellent moments and concepts)
    11. Live and Let Die (flawed, silly, but a classic joyride the entire way through)
    12. The World is Not Enough (again flawed, but many interesting concepts and stellar performances (minus Richards))
    13. Dr. No (nothing wrong with it, just a great film)
    14. Thunderball (a tad slow. Not Excellent, but very good)
    15. Moonraker (an immensely camp, immensely entertaining film that doesn't live up to its potential. Not to mention a BRILLIANT score from Barry at his best)
    16. Octopussy (underrated, moving its way up)
    17. Tomorrow Never Dies (way too low here, high rewatch value, equipped with an unfortunate soap opera love triangle)
    18. License to Kill (I don't mind the darkness, it's the execution here that hits me the wrong way. But not bad.)
    19. You Only Live Twice (It's ok. Connery didn't want to be there)
    20. A View to a Kill (I used to love it. Some nice moments with Moore and Macnee, Walken is great, but not much else)
    21. Die Another Day (a lot to love, a lot to hate)
    22. For Your Eyes Only (a lot to hate. The rest is OK)
    23. The Man With the Golden Gun (the only thing keeping it from being last is Christopher Lee)
    24. Diamonds are Forever (Shirley Bassey's theme song is the only thing that makes me regret this decision)
  • Posts: 1,405
    jake24 wrote: »
    Updated ranking after many viewings of Spectre:

    1. Skyfall (a constant euphoria every rewatch)
    2. Casino Royale (A perfect film)
    3. Spectre (again, constant euphoria)
    4. Goldeneye (one of my first)
    5. Goldfinger (Incredibly fun, quintessential Bond)
    6. From Russia With Love (best of the Connery era, if a little less fun to watch compared to GF
    7. The Spy Who Loved Me (one of my first Moore films, and probably the best)
    8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (criminally underrated outside the fandom, made Bond who he is)
    9. The Living Daylights (aside from slightly lacklustre villains, it's Dalton at his best)
    10. Quantum of Solace (moving its way up my rankings, some excellent moments and concepts)
    11. Live and Let Die (flawed, silly, but a classic joyride the entire way through)
    12. The World is Not Enough (again flawed, but many interesting concepts and stellar performances (minus Richards))
    13. Dr. No (nothing wrong with it, just a great film)
    14. Thunderball (a tad slow. Not Excellent, but very good)
    15. Moonraker (an immensely camp, immensely entertaining film that doesn't live up to its potential. Not to mention a BRILLIANT score from Barry at his best)
    16. Octopussy (underrated, moving its way up)
    17. Tomorrow Never Dies (way too low here, high rewatch value, equipped with an unfortunate soap opera love triangle)
    18. License to Kill (I don't mind the darkness, it's the execution here that hits me the wrong way. But not bad.)
    19. You Only Live Twice (It's ok. Connery didn't want to be there)
    20. A View to a Kill (I used to love it. Some nice moments with Moore and Macnee, Walken is great, but not much else)
    21. Die Another Day (a lot to love, a lot to hate)
    22. For Your Eyes Only (a lot to hate. The rest is OK)
    23. The Man With the Golden Gun (the only thing keeping it from being last is Christopher Lee)
    24. Diamonds are Forever (Shirley Bassey's theme song is the only thing that makes me regret this decision)

    Very interesting list, you're a Craig fan, aren't you?
    You just have OHMSS, both Dalton efforts and in a lesser degree FYEO a little too low otherwise it's very good indeed.
  • Posts: 4,325
    Bond wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure that in 2002 when DAD came out, people would have laughed at you for placing it last too... because the mentality of a Bond forum is always going to be in support of the newest Bond flick. I think you were treated unfairly Birdleson, Spectre definitely was a huge disappointment and I see no issue with placing it last. I just tend to dislike some others more, but Spectre was no doubt a mediocre film at best.

    I have always felt that DAD is the worst Bond film, it was the worst first viewing experience of a Bond film I've ever had, I was so disappointed.
  • Posts: 4,325
    My current rankings

    1. Casino Royale (2006)
    2. From Russia with Love (1963)
    3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    4. Dr. No (1962)
    5. Skyfall (2012)
    6. Goldfinger (1964)
    7. The Living Daylights (1987)
    8. Licence to Kill (1989)
    9. Spectre (2015)
    10. Thunderball (1965)
    11. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    12. GoldenEye (1995)
    13. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    14. Octopussy (1983)
    15. Live and Let Die (1973)
    16. You Only Live Twice (1967)
    17. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    18. The World is Not Enough (1999)
    19. Quantum of Solace (2008)
    20. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
    21. A View to a Kill (1985)
    22. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    23. Moonraker (1979)
    24. Die Another Day (2002)
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited January 2016 Posts: 5,131
    Finally. Someone with respect for DN and who doesn't overate GE. Well done "Tanaka San".
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,687
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Finally. Someone with respect for DN and who doesn't overate GE. Well done "Tanaka San".
    DN is #5 & GE is #6 for me.
  • Posts: 4,325
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Finally. Someone with respect for DN and who doesn't overate GE. Well done "Tanaka San".

    Your welcome suavejfm san

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,687
    There are three sides to my personality, the serious me, the easy-going me, and the silly me.
    We will now rate our top 5's.

    S(erious)M-
    #1 LTK
    #2 DN
    #3 FRWL
    #4 QOS
    #5 CR

    EGM-
    #1 TLD
    #2 TND
    #3 SP
    #4 GE
    #5 GF

    S(illy)M-
    #1 TMWTGG
    #2 TB
    #3 YOLT
    #4 OP
    #5 DAD

  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    Why is TB silly? I considerate it to be a more serious Bond and close to the book.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,687
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Why is TB silly? I considerate it to be a more serious Bond and close to the book.
    Not saying the movie is silly, just that the silly ME rates it very highly despite some serious themes. The silly me love the cheese in it (The jet pack, the water cannons, the cheap rear screen, the sped up climax, etc.).
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,862
    New year. New ranking.

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

    Few changes. Top five and bottom five fairly unchanged, other than the order.
    Spectre could go higher with more viewings. I really enjoyed this a lot.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,252
    Benny wrote: »
    1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. Doctor No
    4. Octopussy
    5. The Living Daylights
    6. Casino Royale

    We share 5 of the top 6!

    1. The Living Daylights
    2. Octopussy
    3. Casino Royale
    4. From Russia with Love
    5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    6. Goldeneye

  • SerialHitmanSerialHitman Plotting my revenge
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    1. GF
    2. TB
    3. LTK
    4. FRWL
    5. SF
    6. CR06
    7. SP
    8. TLD
    9. GE
    10. TWINE
    11. OHMSS
    12. TND
    13. DAF
    14. TSWLM
    15. YOLT
    16. TMWTGG
    17. DN
    18. FYEO
    19. AVTAK
    20. CR54
    21. LALD
    22. DAD
    23. OP
    24. MR
    25. QOS
    26. NSNA
    27. CR67
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
    Posts: 1,263
    chrisisall wrote: »
    DN is #5 & GE is #6 for me.
    I have identical placement. Maybe we have more in common than it seems. :)>-
  • edited January 2016 Posts: 11,119
    Birdleson wrote: »
    After completing my latest Bond-A-Thon (my first to include SPECTRE):

    1. GOLDFINGER (1964)
    2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)

    3. CASINO ROYALE (2006)
    4. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969)
    5. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)
    6. DR. NO (1962)

    7. LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
    8. SKYFALL (2012)
    9. THUNDERBALL (1965)
    10. QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)
    11. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)

    12. LICENCE TO KILL (1989)
    13. GOLDENEYE (1995)
    14. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)
    15. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981)

    16. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983)
    17. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971)

    18. OCTOPUSSY (1983)
    19. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)
    20. DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
    21. TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)

    22. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)
    23. A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)
    24. MOONRAKER (1979)

    25. SPECTRE (2015)

    I know it seems harsh, regarding SP, and I definitely enjoyed it more this last time. But I became so bored in the second half. Where as, for once, I had loads of fun with every other Bond film this time out.

    I indeed don't get your rating. It doesn't seem harsh. It IS harsh. Very very harsh.

    I truly loved the entire Morocco sequence, evoking a lot of 'Doctor No' and 'Colonel Sun'.

    You know what gets me bored and tired?
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    I call the above pictures part of an ongoing series of "ultimate boredom and laziness"
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,449
    I wouldn't say it's harsh, @Birdleson. It's your least favorite film in the series, and there's nothing wrong with that.

    @Gustav_Graves, I've edited your post and thrown your pictures in spoiler tags. As I and others have pointed out, it makes loading pages rather tough to do at times, so again, please ensure that you spoiler tag them. Thanks!
  • AnthraxAnthrax Sweden
    Posts: 77
    Here's my current list, could change after having seen SP 2-3 more times.
    1. TWINE
    2. GE
    3. CR
    4. TND
    5. FYEO
    6. LTK
    7. SP
    8. DAD
    9. OHMSS
    10. GF
    11. TSWLM
    12. LALD
    13. TMWTGG
    14. OP
    15. SF
    16. TLD
    17. FRWL
    18. AVTAK
    19. DAF
    20. YOLT
    21. MR
    22. DN
    23. TB
    24. QoS
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,588
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I agree with the CGI windsurfing and everything that goes with it (and you don't need to convince me with those other images, I'v never seen a Rock picture, or most of the modern action films, aside form Bond I'm pretty discriminate), but I enjoy the first half of DAD so much that it rises.
    I completely agree. The first half is superb, and Brosnan's acting shines here.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    Odd rating. SPECTRE is more in-keeping with say LALD, TB & TSWLM in tone. Which are high on the list.
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    Anthrax, DAD just ahead of OHMSS?? The worst Bond movie ahead of the best Bond movie!!?? Polar opposites in my opinion!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,489
    Very strange. Would love to get the reasons behind it.

    @Anthrax, can you send me a letter?

  • According to critics, fans and the audience in general (not my personal taste), I think this may be a standard/universal ranking:

    1.- CR
    2.- GF
    3.- FRWL
    4.- SF
    5.- DN

    6.- OHMSS
    7.- GE
    8.- TSWLM
    9.- TB

    10.- TLD
    11.- FYEO
    12.- SP
    13.- YOLT
    14.- LTK
    15.- LALD

    16.-QoS
    17.-TND
    18.- DAF
    19.- OP
    20.-TMWTGG
    21.- TWINE

    22.- MR
    23.- DAD
    24.- AVTAK

    *NSNA would be in the top of this last group and CR 1967 would be the very last of the list.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    1. CR
    SF
    TB
    GF

    5. DAF
    6. FRWL
    7. QoS
    8. YOLT
    9. LALD
    10. SP
    11. TSWLM
    12. OHMSS
    13. LTK
    14. TMWTGG
    15. DN
    16. AVTAK
    17. TLD
    18. GE
    19. OP
    20. TND
    21. FYEO
    22. TWINE
    23. MR
    24. DAD
  • Seems like some people are finally coming around to appreciating DAD as better than TWINE.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,687
    Seems like some people are finally coming around to appreciating DAD as better than TWINE.
    No, I still like TWINE better, but I do have me some fun with DAD!
  • FRWL
    CR
    TLD
    SF
    OHMSS
    QOS
    TB
    LTK
    DN
    GE

    ...and the rest I can't be bothered with. Don't like them.
    B-)
  • edited January 2016 Posts: 1,595
    united1878 wrote: »
    FRWL
    CR
    TLD
    SF
    OHMSS
    QOS
    TB
    LTK
    DN
    GE

    ...and the rest I can't be bothered with. Don't like them.
    B-)

    What a true Bond fan you are! Less than half! And not a single Moore :(
  • Birdleson wrote: »
    That's why I didn't comment. Seems like baiting.

    My passion won out.
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