Bond movie ranking (Simple list, no details)

1132133135137138244

Comments

  • Posts: 12,283
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    1. GOLDFINGER
    2. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    3. DR NO
    4. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    5. THUNDERBALL
    6. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    7. OCTOPUSSY
    8. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    9. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    10. LICENCE TO KILL
    11. SKYFALL
    12. LIVE AND LET DIE
    13. CASINO ROYALE '06
    14. A VIEW TO A KILL
    15. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    16. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    17. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    18. SPECTRE
    19, GOLDENEYE
    20, TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    21. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN/ CR '54
    22. MOONRAKER
    23. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    24. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    25. DIE ANOTHER DAY/ CR '67

    Wow, we share an almost identical bottom 5. Mine:

    20. Skyfall
    21. Die Another Day
    22. Quantum Of Solace
    23. The World Is Not Enough
    24. Moonraker

    I move mine around a lot, but those last 5 are pretty easy. Usually I have TND down there, but I've been kind of on a Brozzer nostalgia kick lately and appreciate that one a bit more.
  • Posts: 10,367
    Ranking these films can be so difficult. So many of the films are so close for me in quality, and I do enjoy almost all of them. I know OP is a popular choice around here; it's finally climbing in my ranking! I don't know if it will go much higher, but not impossible. I'm not usually one for the super silly Bond films, but I just love how colorful and adventurous it is.
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
    edited November 2016 Posts: 1,262
    Here are my year-end rankings. This was a bit delayed since I actually went through the films twice and never posted the update after my previous marathon. There were some minor adjustments between viewings, most notably The Spy Who Loved Me falling out of the top ten between marathons as well as The Man with the Golden Gun advancing several places. The rest of my commentary is after the list.

    01. Casino Royale
    02. Skyfall
    03. Goldfinger ↑1
    04. From Russia With Love ↓1
    05. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    06. GoldenEye ↑2
    07. The Living Daylights ↓1
    08. Tomorrow Never Dies ↑1
    09. For Your Eyes Only ↓2
    10. Dr. No
    11. The Spy Who Loved Me ↑3
    12. Thunderball ↓1
    13. You Only Live Twice ↑2
    14. The World Is Not Enough ↓1
    15. Quantum of Solace ↓3
    16. The Man with the Golden Gun ↑3
    17. Spectre ↓1
    [-]. Never Say Never Again ↑3
    18. Octopussy
    19. Live and Let Die ↑2
    20. Licence to Kill ↓3
    21. A View to a Kill ↑1
    22. Moonraker ↑2
    23. Die Another Day ↓3
    24. Diamonds Are Forever

    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service has become a fixture in my top five. It took some time to appreciate it because there are undoubtedly things I wish were done differently, but it is too much of a treasure to get caught up in those details.
    • Dr. No has fallen to the edge of my top ten and sadly, it's likely to stay there. I wanted to place it a little bit higher, but I feel really good about the order after having tweaked it so many times. The things it does right are among the best in the franchise, but the narrative sags almost to the level of Thunderball. I remember I used to explain why it only bothered me for Thunderball previously, so I suppose I'm becoming more consistent in my appraisal of closely related Bond films.
    • Quantum of Solace has fallen from grace. I don't know if I'm ahead of the curve or behind the curve on this one -- I guess it all depends on the perspective! For its moments of Bond brilliance, it's such a loosely held together film. My recent viewings were increasingly put off by the amount of action. It's all there for filler and that quite spoils some of the better workings of this title.
    • The Man with the Golden Gun proved to me to be a proper Bond film that only occasionally goes awry. The quirkier aspects have played up better for me on recent viewings, which has made the truer parts of the film shine just a bit more.
    • Never Say Never Again was a good Bond film and for the first time I would rank it ahead of Octopussy. It has the necessary ingredients for a great Bond film. It's kind of interesting to see some similarities to Casino Royale (heads up game against the villain) and Skyfall (an agent past his prime). It gets bogged down at times, but the main characteristics of the film are strong.

    Since I am not likely to do this again for a long time, I will post a cumulative ranking that shows my Bond film rankings trends. This set of rankings is more in line with my long-term assessment of the franchise and really shows just how far I have shifted on some titles over the last two years. One thing I thought was interesting is that most of my rankings fall generally close to the aggregate of Bond fans, but I do always seem to have an outsider "guilty pleasure" ranked in the mix, whether its Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, or Octopussy.

    01. Casino Royale
    Mean: 1.125 | High: 01 | Low: 02
    02. Skyfall
    Mean: 2.000 | High: 01 | Low: 03
    03. From Russia With Love
    Mean: 3.375 | High: 03 | Low: 04
    04. Goldfinger
    Mean: 3.500 | High: 02 | Low: 04
    05. GoldenEye
    Mean: 5.875 | High: 05 | Low: 08
    06. Dr. No
    Mean: 7.250 | High: 05 | Low: 10
    07. The Living Daylights
    Mean: 8.125 | High: 06 | Low: 10
    07. For Your Eyes Only
    Mean: 8.125 | High: 06 | Low: 13
    09. Tomorrow Never Dies
    Mean: 8.500 | High: 07 | Low: 10
    10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Mean: 9.375 | High: 05 | Low: 12
    11. Quantum of Solace
    Mean: 11.625 | High: 10 | Low: 15
    12. Spectre
    Mean: 12.000 | High: 05 | Low: 17
    13. The Spy Who Loved Me
    Mean: 12.875 | High: 09 | Low: 16
    14. Thunderball
    Mean: 14.250 | High: 11 | Low: 16
    15. Octopussy
    Mean: 14.500 | High: 11 | Low: 18
    16. You Only Live Twice
    Mean: 14.625 | High: 13 | Low: 18
    17. The World Is Not Enough
    Mean: 15.250 | High: 12 | Low: 17
    18. Diamonds Are Forever
    Mean: 18.375 | High: 13 | Low: 24
    19. The Man with the Golden Gun
    Mean: 19.000 | High: 16 | Low: 20
    20. Live and Let Die
    Mean: 19.250 | High: 17 | Low: 21
    [-]. Never Say Never Again
    Mean: 19.500 | High: 18 | Low: 21
    21. Licence to Kill
    Mean: 20.000 | High: 17 | Low: 23
    22. Die Another Day
    Mean: 21.375 | High: 18 | Low: 24
    23. A View to a Kill
    Mean: 22.375 | High: 21 | Low: 24
    24. Moonraker
    Mean: 22.750 | High: 21 | Low: 24
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,330
    Mansfield wrote: »
    Here are my year-end rankings. This was a bit delayed since I actually went through the films twice and never posted the update after my previous marathon. There were some minor adjustments between viewings, most notably The Spy Who Loved Me falling out of the top ten between marathons as well as The Man with the Golden Gun advancing several places. The rest of my commentary is after the list.

    01. Casino Royale
    02. Skyfall
    03. Goldfinger ↑1
    04. From Russia With Love ↓1
    05. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    06. GoldenEye ↑2
    07. The Living Daylights ↓1
    08. Tomorrow Never Dies ↑1
    09. For Your Eyes Only ↓2
    10. Dr. No
    11. The Spy Who Loved Me ↑3
    12. Thunderball ↓1
    13. You Only Live Twice ↑2
    14. The World Is Not Enough ↓1
    15. Quantum of Solace ↓3
    16. The Man with the Golden Gun ↑3
    17. Spectre ↓1
    [-]. Never Say Never Again ↑3
    18. Octopussy
    19. Live and Let Die ↑2
    20. Licence to Kill ↓3
    21. A View to a Kill ↑1
    22. Moonraker ↑2
    23. Die Another Day ↓3
    24. Diamonds Are Forever

    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service has become a fixture in my top five. It took some time to appreciate it because there are undoubtedly things I wish were done differently, but it is too much of a treasure to get caught up in those details.
    • Dr. No has fallen to the edge of my top ten and sadly, it's likely to stay there. I wanted to place it a little bit higher, but I feel really good about the order after having tweaked it so many times. The things it does right are among the best in the franchise, but the narrative sags almost to the level of Thunderball. I remember I used to explain why it only bothered me for Thunderball previously, so I suppose I'm becoming more consistent in my appraisal of closely related Bond films.
    • Quantum of Solace has fallen from grace. I don't know if I'm ahead of the curve or behind the curve on this one -- I guess it all depends on the perspective! For its moments of Bond brilliance, it's such a loosely held together film. My recent viewings were increasingly put off by the amount of action. It's all there for filler and that quite spoils some of the better workings of this title.
    • The Man with the Golden Gun proved to me to be a proper Bond film that only occasionally goes awry. The quirkier aspects have played up better for me on recent viewings, which has made the truer parts of the film shine just a bit more.
    • Never Say Never Again was a good Bond film and for the first time I would rank it ahead of Octopussy. It has the necessary ingredients for a great Bond film. It's kind of interesting to see some similarities to Casino Royale (heads up game against the villain) and Skyfall (an agent past his prime). It gets bogged down at times, but the main characteristics of the film are strong.

    Since I am not likely to do this again for a long time, I will post a cumulative ranking that shows my Bond film rankings trends. This set of rankings is more in line with my long-term assessment of the franchise and really shows just how far I have shifted on some titles over the last two years. One thing I thought was interesting is that most of my rankings fall generally close to the aggregate of Bond fans, but I do always seem to have an outsider "guilty pleasure" ranked in the mix, whether its Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, or Octopussy.

    01. Casino Royale
    Mean: 1.125 | High: 01 | Low: 02
    02. Skyfall
    Mean: 2.000 | High: 01 | Low: 03
    03. From Russia With Love
    Mean: 3.375 | High: 03 | Low: 04
    04. Goldfinger
    Mean: 3.500 | High: 02 | Low: 04
    05. GoldenEye
    Mean: 5.875 | High: 05 | Low: 08
    06. Dr. No
    Mean: 7.250 | High: 05 | Low: 10
    07. The Living Daylights
    Mean: 8.125 | High: 06 | Low: 10
    07. For Your Eyes Only
    Mean: 8.125 | High: 06 | Low: 13
    09. Tomorrow Never Dies
    Mean: 8.500 | High: 07 | Low: 10
    10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Mean: 9.375 | High: 05 | Low: 12
    11. Quantum of Solace
    Mean: 11.625 | High: 10 | Low: 15
    12. Spectre
    Mean: 12.000 | High: 05 | Low: 17
    13. The Spy Who Loved Me
    Mean: 12.875 | High: 09 | Low: 16
    14. Thunderball
    Mean: 14.250 | High: 11 | Low: 16
    15. Octopussy
    Mean: 14.500 | High: 11 | Low: 18
    16. You Only Live Twice
    Mean: 14.625 | High: 13 | Low: 18
    17. The World Is Not Enough
    Mean: 15.250 | High: 12 | Low: 17
    18. Diamonds Are Forever
    Mean: 18.375 | High: 13 | Low: 24
    19. The Man with the Golden Gun
    Mean: 19.000 | High: 16 | Low: 20
    20. Live and Let Die
    Mean: 19.250 | High: 17 | Low: 21
    [-]. Never Say Never Again
    Mean: 19.500 | High: 18 | Low: 21
    21. Licence to Kill
    Mean: 20.000 | High: 17 | Low: 23
    22. Die Another Day
    Mean: 21.375 | High: 18 | Low: 24
    23. A View to a Kill
    Mean: 22.375 | High: 21 | Low: 24
    24. Moonraker
    Mean: 22.750 | High: 21 | Low: 24

    Pretty agreeable list.

    Your bottom 5 is pretty much the same as my own..
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,119
    Latest.

    1. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    2. CASINO ROYALE '06
    3. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
    4. DR NO
    5. THUNDERBALL
    6. GOLDFINGER
    7. LICENCE TO KILL
    8. LIVE AND LET DIE
    9. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    10. SKYFALL
    11. SPECTRE
    12. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    13. FOR YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    14. YOUR EYES ONLY
    15. GOLDENEYE
    16. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
    17. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    18. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    19. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    20. OCTOPUSSY
    21. A VIEW TO A KILL
    22. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    23. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    24. MOONRAKER
    25. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    26. CR 67

    I disregard CR 54 due to the bastardization of the character of Bond to an American. Which isn't Bond.

  • 1. CASINO ROYALE
    2. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
    3. SKYFALL
    4. SPECTRE
    5. LICENCE TO KILL
    6. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
    7. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    8. GOLDFINGER
    9. LIVE AND LET DIE
    10. QUANTUM OF SOLACE
    11. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    12. GOLDENEYE
    13. DR NO
    14. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
    15. MOONRAKER
    16. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
    17. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
    18. OCTOPUSSY
    19. A VIEW TO A KILL
    20. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
    21. DIE ANOTHER DAY
    22. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
    23. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
    24. THUNDERBALL
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,119
    I'm shocked at Thunderball's position! It will always be a top 5 Bond for me. Connery, best girls of the series, great Villain, Fleming plot (close to the novel), great score, locations.....it's pretty near perfect in my book.
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
    Posts: 1,262
    I'm always amazed when I see Skyfall and Spectre ranked right next to each other. They are such different films!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    Mansfield wrote: »
    I'm always amazed when I see Skyfall and Spectre ranked right next to each other. They are such different films!

    True. SP belongs somewhere at the top. SF at the bottom. :P
  • MansfieldMansfield Where the hell have you been?
    Posts: 1,262
    We are at opposite ends of the stick on that one @BondJasonBond006. Though, I don't go full spread between the two. At least you redeem yourself with Casino Royale in top five. B-)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,339
    Mansfield wrote: »
    I'm always amazed when I see Skyfall and Spectre ranked right next to each other. They are such different films!

    True. SP belongs somewhere at the top. SF at the bottom. :P
    My opinion as well.
    And TB is great if only because of Connery & Paluzzi.
  • Posts: 3,459
    There are a few posters here that like SP and SF, so its not that surprising! Critic Mark Kermode claimed he likes both but they are "different beasts"! I'd like to like both, mainly because of Craig, but SF just still leaves me cold!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
    Posts: 41,303
    SF and SP are both excellent.
  • Posts: 19,339
    SF and SP are both excellent.

    Agreed.

  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 2,899
    We should make a poll where people indicate whether they like Sp and/or Sf. I am curious which of the 4 possibilities "like both", "dislike both", "only like SP", "only like SF". will have the most votes.
  • Posts: 10,367
    I like both a lot.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,883
    GBF wrote: »
    We should make a poll where people indicate whether they like Sp and/or Sf. I am curious which of the 4 possibilities "like both", "dislike both", "only like SP", "only like SF". will have the most votes.
    I think we already have one like that:

    http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/13700/the-spectre-vs-skyfall-battle-simple-question/p1
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,482
    FoxRox wrote: »
    I like both a lot.
    Same here.
  • edited November 2016 Posts: 11,175
    Personally, i like SF a lot more. The more times I've re-watched SP, the more I've found it very "meh". It's closer to a Brosnan era Bond film in tone than any of Craig's other films.

    The PTS and train fight are still excellent though.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    bondjames wrote: »
    GBF wrote: »
    We should make a poll where people indicate whether they like Sp and/or Sf. I am curious which of the 4 possibilities "like both", "dislike both", "only like SP", "only like SF". will have the most votes.
    I think we already have one like that:

    http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/13700/the-spectre-vs-skyfall-battle-simple-question/p1

    Yes and SP won the poll by a large margin. Naturally (imho).

    SF is the only Bond that I would say of that I don't love it. All other 24 outings (incl. NSNA) get my love.
    SF I like, it's Bond (still), but it's the only Bond I would give a rating below 7.0 (out of 10.0).
    Too much is wrong with it.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,339
    SF I like, it's Bond (still), but it's the only Bond I would give a rating below 7.0 (out of 10.0).
    Too much is wrong with it.
    I watched it once, and tried twice more (bailed both times)... I WILL try again, since it IS a Bond movie, and I love the title song and the last few minutes, but it won't be easy.
    /:)
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,659
    I think that if the poll was done now, after the newness of SP has worn off, you would be getting a dramatically different results (look at the massive survey that Gustav just managed as evidence).
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    in which a lot of the SP fans didn't take part in.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 2,899
    I find it very interesting that so many people like one of the two but dislike the other, even though both had the same director, the same composer and the same actor to play Bond. They also brought back Moneypenny and Q. Both films, have a strong focus on the vulnerability of mi6 and partly discuss the danger of the technical revolution in the spy sector. Both have London as a main location and the villain's motivation is revenge for something that happened in the past.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    Posts: 2,188
    GBF wrote: »
    I find it very interesting that so many people like one of the two but dislike the other, even though both had the same director, the same composer and the same actor to play Bond. They also brought back Moneypenny and Q. Both films, have a strong focus on the vulnerability of mi6 and partly discuss the danger of the technical revolution in the spy sector. Both have London as a main location and the villain's motivation is revenge for something that happened in the past.

    Exactly. I find both of them so alike. Just like I find similarities in all Bond films that a given director has done (even Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever)

  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
    edited November 2016 Posts: 2,188
    in which a lot of the SP fans didn't take part in.

    Regardless of one's personal bias towards or against a film, here is the objective collection of rankings of both Bond forums, and random websites

    uDr2t6Q.png

    Notes:
    - CR beats Goldfinger for the general public!
    - TLD, OP, and OHMSS are always viewed worse by the "general public". FYEO took a dive this time too
    - TWINE is viewed in higher regard by non-Bond fans
    - The overall rankings generally stay the same over time
    - "Website" includes entertainment/movie review sites, youtube, non-Bond forums, reddit, imdb, blogs, and therefore does include rankings from Bond fans

    Average ranking
    Peu88rV.png
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 2,899
    w2bond wrote: »
    GBF wrote: »
    I find it very interesting that so many people like one of the two but dislike the other, even though both had the same director, the same composer and the same actor to play Bond. They also brought back Moneypenny and Q. Both films, have a strong focus on the vulnerability of mi6 and partly discuss the danger of the technical revolution in the spy sector. Both have London as a main location and the villain's motivation is revenge for something that happened in the past.

    Exactly. I find both of them so alike. Just like I find similarities in all Bond films that a given director has done (even Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever)

    I must admit, however, that I also like SF much mpore than SP. However, I think that this is just because of the higher quality of almost everything in SF.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,659
    That would be the reason.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,883
    I'm actually surprised to see OHMSS score so highly (6) in the random website ranking. I didn't think many of the general public even knew about that film. The same goes for Dalton's TLD (8).
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,339
    TND, TMWTGG & QOS are so low on both listings, so unfair.
Sign In or Register to comment.