The Best And Worst James Bond Films
So what was the point of my watching all twenty-something James Bond movies? So I could write several awesome “Best Of” posts laden with Bond quips, cool images, and / or sexual innuendo. So here are what I consider the best Bond films – exactly seven, in honor of “007”.
Note: These are listed in chronological order, or in “no particular order.”
Secondary note: Please click on the titles to read my previous reviews on each film. Plus, here are the links to all my James Bond movie reviews.
Best 007 James Bond Films:
001. From Russia With Love
Three aspects of Bond: suave seducer, sneaky spy, and killer were established right here.
Take From Russia With Love but add an uber bad guy and several evil henchmen (and one henchwoman).
You’ll certainly “get the point” of Bond during this one. There’s the addition of epic battles and an outrageously smoking hot babe to the franchise.
004. The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore’s best outing, with adept, needed variations on the Bond formula.
005. The Living Daylights
Dalton is surprisingly good, playing a more serious Bond after a string of “meh” Roger Moore outings.
Pierce Brosnan comes in and resets the franchise yet again. Plus, it’s hard to “top” Xenia as the sexiest baddie since Pussy Galore.
007. Casino Royale (2006)
The ultimate Bond reboot. A bit too violent for my tastes, but a shock to the system is yet again, exactly what the franchise needed.
Worst 007 Bond Films:
1. Moonraker: Space and spies don’t mix.
2. Tomorrow Never Dies: I started watching this one, and realized I’d seen it before. Totally forgettable.
3. Die Another Day: I wanted to die during this film, as it seemed to last an entire day.
4. Licence To Kill: Much too dark Dalton misfire.
5. Diamonds Are Forever: Sean Connery looks bored during his last EON Bond film.
6. Octopussy: Too many villains and Bond stoops to dressing in a clown suit.
7. The Man With The Golden Gun: Just tragically average, and in addition to the gun there’s a third nipple – gross.
(Never Say Never Again was pretty bad, but it wasn’t an EON production. Still, it ought to be mentioned as yet another bad Bond film.)
Who’s The Best Bond Actor?
So who’s the best Bond? I’m a Sean Connery fan. These next lists are my orderings based on who played Bond:
Sean Connery Bond Films from Best to Worst:
Goldfinger, Thunderball, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever
Roger Moore Bond Films from Best to Worst:
The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Live And Let Die, A View To A Kill, The Man With The Golden Gun, A View To A Kill, Octopussy, Moonraker
Pierce Brosnan Bond Films from Best to Worst:
GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day
Timothy Dalton Bond Films from Best to Worst:
The Living Daylights, Licence To Kill
…and poor George Lazenby only made one Bond film, which was pretty decent. Lastly, I think the jury is still out with Daniel Craig, but he’s off to an outstanding start.
Note: Here are the links to all my James Bond movie reviews.