Best Bond Films – Which Is Your Favourite?

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The Best Bond Films Worst to Best

So with the new Bond film SPECTRE out this week, it’s time to look back and the previous films from my least favourite to my favourite Bond film.  So what are the best Bond films?

Before I answer that, take a look at the trailer for SPECTRE:

Now lets get started with my least favourite Bond film…

24. Moonraker (1979) Roger Moore

A step too far with Jaw’s romance and just all-round silliness

23. GoldenEye (1995) Pierce Brosnan

A fair effort in bringing Bond back to the big screen after several years of legal issues

22. Tomorrow Never Dies ( 1997) Pierce Brosnan

Another decent outing for Brosnan although problems with the script show through

21. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) George Lazenby

Has some good things going for it but has a poor middle to the film and let’s be honest George Lazenby is not a very good Bond.

20. Never Say Never Again (1983) Sean Connery

Not produced by Eon like the other Bond films. This is actually based on the novel Thunderball, and is not bad because Sean Connery is back. It does lack the Bond theme/score which they weren’t allowed to use.

19. A View to a Kill (1985) Roger Moore

Solid Bond film

18. Quantum of Solace (2008) Daniel Craig

Not terrible but suffers from feeling like part 2 of Casino Royale instead of having it’s own identity.

17. Octopussy (1983) Roger Moore

Released the same year Sean Connery returned in Never Say Never Again, not bad.

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16. The World Is Not Enough (1999) Pierce Brosnan

Brosnan has now grown into being Bond looks more comfortable.

15. Licence to Kill (1989) Timothy Dalton

Not everybodys favourite Bond or Bond film, I like the darker more serious Timothy Dalton. He looks like he could kill you. A bit like Daniel Craig???

14. Thunderball (1965) Sean Connery

A good all-rounder, it’s entertaining and stars Sean Connery

13. Die Another Day (2002) Pierce Brosnan

A really entertaining good film, however I can also understand why they decided to go back to basics and recast Bond and strip most of the gadgets away in the next film Casino Royale (2006). 

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12. The Living Daylights (1987) Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton’s first outing as Bond has all the elements that make a good Bond film.

11. You Only Live Twice (1967) Sean Connery

Classic Bond – He has to investigate the disappearance of an American spacecraft which has been hijacked whilst in orbit.

10. For Your Eyes Only (1981) Roger Moore

After the rather stupid Moonraker (1979) this film sees Bond return to the more normal syle of films that made the franchise so popular. Good job!!!

9. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Roger Moore

Bond and a female KGB agent have to work together, plenty of tension there in more ways than one. Oh and don’t forget this film has the Lotus Esprit that turns into a mini-sub, come on that’s pretty cool!!!

8. Skyfall (2012) Daniel Craig

This could easily be higher up but in the end I’ve put it 9. Daniel Craig is on top form in what is a darker than normal Bond film. Great Stuff!!!

7. From Russia with Love (1963) Sean Connery

The second film in the Bond series and one that’s hugely influential in the way future Bonds would be made.

6. Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig

A great movie with a new refreshed look for the Bond franchise and a great new 007 in Daniel Craig, who makes his mark very early on in the film.

5. Live and Let Die (1973) Roger Moore

Hugely entertaining!

4. Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery

The film that started it all and from which all the rest look at as a kind of template. Sean Connery is really great and of course Ursula Andress (Honey Rider) coming out of the sea, fantastic stuff!

3. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Sean Connery

Following one film away from Bond Connery returns in what could easily of been my favourite Bond film but in the end I’ve put at three.

2. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) Roger Moore

A great showdown between Bond and Scaramanga (Christopher Lee)

1. Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery

This film ticks all the boxes for me which is why I’ve put it number one. Good story, plenty of action, Sean Connery as James Bond and the iconic Aston Martin DB5.  With that brings my Best Bond Films feature to a close and I’m sure a few of you will disagree with my choice as the best.

So that was my Best Bond Films feature and Goldfinger is my favourite James Bond film, well until I watch SPECTRE and then who knows…

What is your favourite Bond film?  Who is the best James Bond? Mine is Sean Connery… leave a comment below

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