//MOVIE LISTS: Ranking the 23 James Bond Films
Best James Bond Movies - Sean Connery

MOVIE LISTS: Ranking the 23 James Bond Films

Best James Bond Movies - Sean Connery

With 2012 marking the 50th Anniversary of Dr. No, the first successful cinematic adaptation of Ian Fleming’s 007 novels (let’s forget about the 1954 Casino Royale and its protagonist “Jimmy Bond”), a lot of attention was paid to the James Bond franchise. The Oscars dedicated a full segment to paying tribute to the film series its iconic music and the latest Bond film Skyfall even took home two awards, which is more than any Bond film before it. Hollywood has Bond fever and with the franchise continuing to achieve critical and financial success, there appears to be no end in sight.

This is happy news for Bond fans, which I am now proud to call myself. At the beginning of last year I had seen fewer than 5 of the 23 Bond films, so I took it upon myself to watch every single one before the end of the year. The endeavor took me longer than I had hoped, but I finally got around to all 23 and I now feel a strong personal connection to the suave British super spy. Though he has taken many different forms, it has been fascinating to watch all aspects of the Bond franchise evolve including the villains, who reflect the international political climate of their era, the women, who are treated less like objects throughout the series, and Bond himself, who becomes more introspective and less misogynistic. Not every Bond movie is great, many aren’t even very good, but watching them all in order was still a rewarding experience that I would recommend for the history lesson as much as anything else.

As is my wont, I have decided to rank all 23 Bond films from my least favorite to my most. If you agree or disagree, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Best James Bond Films - Diamonds are Forever - Sean Connery

23) Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond: Sean Connery | Director: Guy Hamilton

After taking one film off from the series, Sean Connery returns for his final Bond film in the 1970s and, as my rankings will indicate, it might have been better if he stayed away. It’s actually not Sean Connery’s fault that Diamonds are Forever is such a chore. Director Guy Hamilton returns for his second film after the enormously successful Goldfinger and seems to have lost the spirit of Bond. Despite having a very similar premise to Hamilton’s first film, Diamonds fails to embrace the self-parody tone of the later Connery films and presents something that is mostly straight-forward with very unsatisfying stakes.

Two of the film’s central villains played by Bruce Glover and Putter Smith are basically Looney Tunes characters and their over-the-top performances do not mesh with the low-key nature of the film. Jill St. John is an entirely unmemorable Bond girl and just about every scene in the film feels completely devoid of energy. Diamonds Are Forever was a disappointing way for the Connery era to end and a bad introduction to Bond in the 1970s, easily the worst decade for the franchise.

Best James Bond Films - The Man with the Golden Gun - Roger Moore, Christopher Lee

22) The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: Guy Hamilton

It’s unfortunate that Christopher Lee, one of the most iconic movie villains in history, was utterly wasted in his one opportunity to antagonize Bond. The Man with the Golden Gun starts with a decent chase scene in a house of mirrors and continuously goes down hill from there with some of the most boring action scenes in the series. In his second Bond appearance, Roger Moore had still not made the part his own. His womanizing comes off awkward and his attempts at self-preservation come across needlessly cruel (such as a scene when he pushes a beggar boy into the river because he was slowing him down).

The worst character in the entire Bond series is the racist Sheriff J.W. Pepper, played by Clifton James. Pepper makes a brief appearance in Live and Let Die and serves his purpose as a parody of ignorant racial attitudes. Apparently there was somebody out there who liked him because he inexplicably reappears in The Man with a Golden Gun (vacationing in Thailand?) and becomes a major character, accompanying Bond for almost 30 grueling minutes. His pointless appearance serves as an excellent microcosm of the film’s meandering narrative and unidentifiable themes.

Best James Bond Films - Die Another Day - Pierce Brosnan

21) Die Another Day (2002)

Bond: Pierce Brosnan | Director: Lee Tamahori

The 40th Anniversary of the Bond franchise was not as glorious as its 50th with the most disappointing effort of the post-Cold War Bond era. In interviews, Pierce Brosnan speaks of his unbridled enthusiasm at being offered the chance to portray James Bond, but I think that energy was starting to wear off by his fourth film as his super spy comes across rather low on energy. This is in spite of the best efforts by visual effects supervisors to surround Bond with the largest explosives that money can buy. Weeks after seeing this movie there is little of it that sticks in my memory other than the fact that a lot of things blew up and Halle Berry walked around like there was always a photo shoot occurring.

Even though this Bond film is empty, I do like the Brosnan era more than many people because of the role of women and despite occasionally going over the top, Berry turns in a better performance than many Bond women before her. She and Brosnan could have actually made an excellent Bond movie with a better script and direction that would have allowed them to be a little more subtle.

Best James Bond Movies - Moonraker - Roger Moore

20) Moonraker (1979)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: Lewis Gilbert

I was well aware of Moonraker‘s reputation as the campy and terrible “Bond in Space” adventure before seeing it for the first time, which set me up to expect a movie that was either so bad it’s good, or just plain bad. Instead Moonraker was very typical of the Roger Moore era with its most egregious sin being that it was predictable and boring. The space set pieces don’t even enter into the story until about 3/4ths of the way through and the rest of the film takes place in the recognizable luxurious mansions and underground laboratories.

Moonraker may be devoid of plot, but it actually has some of the better action scenes in the Roger Moore era. There is a cable car chase scene between Bond and Jaws that has loads of suspense and the film’s opening skydiving fight ranks among the most creative and thrilling action scenes in the entire franchise. Sure, everything becomes a joke when Bond dons a space suit and starts making rocket puns, but up until that point it was decidedly not the worst Bond movie that exists.

Best James Bond Movies - Licence to Kill - Timothy Dalton

19) Licence to Kill (1989)

Bond: Timothy Dalton | Director: John Glen

There are many Bond movies that don’t feel like Bond movies, but Licence to Kill may be the least Bondy of them all, which is interesting because it also might be the film that holds the most true to Ian Fleming’s original vision. Most of the Bond’s actions in the film are motivated by revenge, not mandated by MI-6. This is also the most violent Bond film with people being burned alive, a woman getting raped at gunpoint, and a person exploding due to depressurization. Fleming said in interviews that he intended for Bond to be violent and Dalton backed him up, saying the intention of this film was to show the darker side of Bond.

The problem is that the film gets so dark it forgets to have any fun. Dalton’s major experience before Bond was on stage in Shakespeare tragedies, which may explain why he gives the most serious portrayal of any actor to take on 007. Even Desmond Llewelyn’s brief appearance as Q doesn’t work as the jovial British actor seems out of place in a movie that has no room for jokes. Licence to Kill might have worked if it were a stand alone film, but as part of the Bond franchise it is bizarrely out of place.

Best James Bond Movies - The World is Not Enough - Pierce Brosnan

18) The World is Not Enough (1999)

Bond: Pierce Brosnan | Director: Michael Apted

Never has a Bond era started so strongly and gone so immediately downhill as during Pierce Brosnan’s tenure. It’s as if the producers thought there was a disappointing lack of sex and female objectification in GoldenEye, so they cast Denise Richards to play a hot scientist named Christmas Jones just to ensure scientific research is not on the audience’s mind when she’s introduced. If GoldenEye felt like a huge step forward in the treatment the Bond franchise has towards women and foreigners, The World is Not Enough is three steps back.

Luckily, this film has some elements that are quite a bit better than the worst Brosnan film Die Another Day, such as the villain played by Robert Carlyle. Also, this one is a little bit more subtle in its action scenes than the visual effects heavy films that would follow.

Best James Bond Movies - Octopussy - Roger Moore

17) Octopussy (1983)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: John Glen

The best thing that Octopussy has going for it is 007’s Indian sidekick Vijay, played by Vijay Amritaj. Not only is he one of the most genuinely funny characters in the entire Bond franchise, but he was the closest that the movies had ever come to offering a fully fleshed out minority character. Unfortunately Vijay is unceremoniously killed about halfway through the film and we are left to suffer through the literal circus that takes place during the rest of the film.

As the 13th Bond film, Octopussy borrows from just about every installment before it and presents a formulaic and predictable story. There is a mildly suspenseful bomb disarming scene that is diminished by the fact that Roger Moore has to dress as a clown in order to diffuse the bomb. The movie makes the mistake of so many Bond movies before it by not knowing how to balance the serious and comic tones. The result is a movie that loses some stakes by being too darn goofy.

Best James Bond Movies - Thunderball - Sean Connery

16) Thunderball (1965)

Bond: Sean Connery | Director: Terence Young

By the time of the fourth Bond film, the series was teetering dangerously close to self-parody. This is evidenced by the opening scene in Thunderball which features Bond in a fist fight with a man in woman’s clothing and a daring escape in a Looney Tunes style jet pack. The Bond films were never meant to be taken completely serious, but this opening scene sets the tone of more of a spoof than a straight-forward spy film.

As a comedy, Thunderball actually works pretty well with some hilariously bizarre assassination attempts including a tense scene where Bond is almost murdered by a massage machine. This also may be the most pun-heavy Bond film with countless groan-inducing one-liners (“I think he got the point,” says Bond after murdering someone with a spear gun). Somebody who has only seen the Daniel Craig editions of the franchise would experience a shock if Thunderball is their first dip into the Connery era, but those who enjoy the Scottish actor’s cockiness will have a good time.

Best James Bond Movies - Tomorrow Never Dies - Pierce Brosnan

15) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Bond: Pierce Brosnan | Director: Roger Spottiswoode

After Brosnan’s tremendous debut in GoldenEye, his Bond films continued to be released with diminishing returns. Tomorrow Never Dies still has the respect for its female stars that the previous film had, and it offers a fantastic villain in the wickedly sly Jonathan Pryce. It also mirrors real-life politics with the British-Chinese tensions surrounding the return of the sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997. However, there is not a lot of mystery in this installment with a villain who is identified pretty early and another formulaic plot structure.

There might be reason for this sudden decline in quality. This is the first Bond movie produced after the death of the father of the film franchise Albert R. Broccoli. It was also rushed into production because of the new MGM owner Kirk Kerkorian who wanted to please the studio’s investors before the company’s stock went public. Nevertheless, it offers the first indication of a decline in Bond movie quality that won’t be remedied until Casino Royale almost a decade later.

Best James Bond Movies - The Living Daylights - Timothy Dalton

14) The Living Daylights (1987)

Bond: Timothy Dalton | Director: John Glen

Timothy Dalton is often unfairly called the worst actor to have ever portrayed James Bond. While I disagree on the quality of Dalton’s performance, I definitely will admit that his is probably the most different take on the role, especially when compared with his immediate predecessor Roger Moore. In spite of a script that still offered opportunity for puns and farcical over-the-top moments, Dalton took the role very seriously and gave us a less playful Bond. The Living Daylights is a nice transitional film from Roger Moore’s last film into a new era of Bond with higher stakes and grittier action.

Dalton puts forth a great effort and the opening action scene is marvelous, but ultimately the tone of the film makes it feel like the writers, producers, and star haven’t quite decided who Bond is going to be. Maryam d’Abo plays a rather cardboard Bond girl who would fit better in the Connery era and the villain played by Jeroen Krabbe is too big in contrast to the more subtle performance by Dalton.

Best James Bond Movies - The Spy Who Loved Me - Roger Moore

13) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: Lewis Gilbert

The Spy Who Loved Me was the first (and perhaps only) Bond film of the Connery and Moore era to offer a female lead that actually has some substance (George Lazenby sneaked in between them and played opposite the best female character in any Bond film; more on that later). Barbara Bach serves as a great contrast to Bond as a Russian spy who resists Bond’s charm because of his dark past. She gets a bit short-changed with a stereotypical Bond ending, but seeing a female who can match wits and physical strength with Bond is quite appealing.

If you are looking for the film that defines the Roger Moore era of Bond, look no further than The Spy Who Loved Me, which opens with Bond as a superhero, fleeing machine gun toting bad guys and back-flipping away from their bullets. Later in the film we get Bond inexplicably wearing Arab garb as he rides through the desert to the Lawrence of Arabia theme. These moments show that Moore’s Bond films have more farce than action, which does not always work.

Best James Bond Movies - A View to a Kill - Roger Moore

12) A View to a Kill (1985)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: John Glen

I love the mise-en-scene of Roger Moore’s final Bond film more than anything else the movie offers. Set mostly in a decadent chateau where a horse auction is going to occur, the film offers some of the finest set pieces and costumes in Bond history. Perhaps I was so focused on the set pieces because the plot of this movie was so incredibly slow. The pacing is not necessarily a criticism, however, as this speed finally felt like it fit Roger Moore who at 58-years old was not going to do much running or fighting anymore. Even in his earlier films it felt forced whenever Sir Roger was made to perform action scenes.

A View to a Kill also offers one of the most memorable Bond villains played by Christopher Walken who gives us one of the only Bond villains who does not act out of self-interest, but sheer madness. He and co-star/love interest Grace Jones provide the necessary action that Moore is unable to provide and keep the film plugging along. The film is too low-energy for a Bond movie, but it’s at least a positive ending to a Moore era that saw some major stinkers.

Best James Bond Movies - Live and Let Die - Roger Moore

11) Live and Let Die (1973)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: Guy Hamilton

At first I was very concerned by the opening scenes of Live and Let Die because of their cartoonish depiction of African Tribal and African-American culture, with two killings of white British spies that are followed by dances that resemble a minstrel show. Luckily it quickly becomes clear that one of the points of the movie is to investigate racial tensions, which the movie accomplishes for the most part, although not with the most tact. Roger Moore actually makes a great debut as the whitest Bond ever, which accentuates the social aspects of his confrontations with African American villains.

The film does suffer from some pacing issues with a climax that is significantly lacking in suspense, but it’s one of the only Bond movies in the Roger Moore era that feels like it actually has something to say. The climax of Live and Let Die brings us the archetypal Bond trap with the secret spy and his female du jour being lowered slowly into a shark tank. However, the ending is more anti-climactic here than in similar Bond finales.

Best James Bond Movies - Dr. No - Sean Connery

10) Dr. No (1962)

Bond: Sean Connery | Director: Terence Young

Terence Young, Albert R. Broccoli, and Harry Saltzman get the credit for bringing us the first James Bond film and establishing much of the conventions that would continue throughout the entire series. Some of the credit has to go to Sean Connery as well for crafting a character that would be imitated by just about every spy movie that would follow. Dr. No is a good Bond film in that it does a nice job introducing us to this womanizing, pun-spewing British agent. It also gives us some of the most iconic Bond scenes and images, such as the particular way he orders a martini and the image of Ursula Andress in a bikini on the beach. However, its action scenes pale in comparison to later Bond films and the villain has a lot of potential that is never realized.

Dr. No is shrouded in mystery up until the final moments of the film, with only vague descriptions of the evil deeds he has brewing. This raises the audiences expectations that are only heightened when we actually meet the man. This evil genius has a plan to destroy the world and super strong hands that seem like they might pose a threat to Bond. They don’t, however, as the film ends with an anti-climactic quick death for Dr. No and a relatively easy getaway for 007. The stakes will continue to be raised throughout the franchise, but for an establishing film, Dr. No is not too bad.

Best James Bond Movies - Quantum of Solace - Daniel Craig

9) Quantum of Solace (2008)

Bond: Daniel Craig | Director: Marc Forster

Marc Forster’s contribution to the James Bond franchise has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score of the three Daniel Craig films, but I feel that it was unfairly maligned by many critics. The worst sin that the film commits is being unnecessary as its objective seems to be the same as Casino Royale: show us how Bond becomes Bond. However, the same could be said by just about every film in the Roger Moore and latter Sean Connery eras. Quantum of Solace does get many things right. For instance, the scene at the outdoor production of Tosca had huge scale and suspense to match. Also, Olga Kurylenko is one of the more interesting Bond girls with at least some semblance of a backstory.

The above reasons are not ultimately why I have the movie ranked this highly, however. In Quantum of Solace we get out first and only glimpse in the entire Bond franchise of poor people. After a big action scene, Bond walks through a village and sees Bolivians crowded around a well trying to get the last of the water so they can survive. In this instance the film acknowledges that these spy games amongst millionaires and secret agents with bottomless expense accounts actually have an impact on the everyday person. It’s an incredibly important realization and one of the reasons that I like the Daniel Craig Bond films so very much.

Best James Bond Movies - From Russia with Love - Sean Connery

8) From Russia with Love (1963)

Bond: Sean Connery | Director: Terence Young

Some might say that a Bond film is only as good as its villain and From Russia with Love has one of the best villains in the entire series. This film introduces us to SPECTRE, the organization behind Dr. No and many of the villains throughout the Sean Connery era. Working for SPECTRE is assassin Red Grant played by Robert Shaw, a mastermind criminal who can top Bond in physical strength as well as intellectual trickery. Their fight scenes are fantastic and they give us the first indication that Bond is human and might actually be able to die (a feeling that is erased in subsequent films).

I have a feeling that Terence Young was a fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest as there are many scenes in From Russia with Love that seem inspired by the suspense masterpiece. Like North by Northwest, there are many scenes on a train with cabins that look the same and Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi standing in for Cary Grant and Eve Marie Saint. Sean Connery also gets chased by a helicopter while he is on foot, in tribute to the most iconic scene in Hitchcock’s film. The homage is appreciated, but it does accentuate how much better a director Alfred Hitchcock is than Terence Young.

Best James Bond Movies - For Your Eyes Only - Roger Moore

7) For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Bond: Roger Moore | Director: John Glen

I was about ready to be done with Roger Moore era of the James Bond franchise until this fun little gem from the 80s made an appearance. For Your Eyes Only is more based in reality than Moonraker, but still interested in fun above all. It also shows a Bond that is aware of his age (Roger Moore was 54 when the film was released) as he turns down a young blonde who throws herself at him (something Connery would never do).

The best part about about this Bond film is the creativity of the action scenes, particularly the extended sequence where various athletes from sports in the Winter Olympics attempt to kill Bond using their equipment (biathletes with guns, hockey players with sticks, ski jumpers with…gravity). As absurd as it sounds, it’s actually a really well done sequence that balances suspense and silliness for a perfect encapsulation of what the Moore era of Bond was trying to do.

Best James Bond Movies - You Only Live Twice - Sean Connery

6) You Only Live Twice (1967)

Bond: Sean Connery | Director: Lewis Gilbert

If anybody out there seeks to make the case that Bond is an irredeemable racist and misogynistic pig, one need look no further than this Japan-set film. At one point, before Bond is to be serviced by a room full of Japanese women, his contact turns to him and says the immortal line “in Japan, man comes first,” which brings a wicked smirk to 007’s face. If this film is one’s first exposure to James Bond, it might be difficult to look past the rampant sexism. However, with four Bond films preceding it, I had grown accustomed to Connery’s demeanor and was prepared for him to be a terrible person.

The film’s real selling point is its scale. The climactic final scene is one of the best in the entire series with a huge battle occurring inside a hollowed-out mountain. Instead of Bond ending up mano a mano with the super villain of the day, Bond gets the support of a legion of Japanese agents to confront Blofield and prevent him from inciting global nuclear war. That scene and the many large numbers leading up to it help make the film more about the fragile relationship between world powers and less about Bond nailing Japanese women.

Best James Bond Movies - Skyfall - Daniel Craig

5) Skyfall (2012)

Bond: Daniel Craig | Director: Sam Mendes

What was most interesting to me about the latest Bond film Skyfall is that it treated the Bond series as a cycle while simultaneously pushing it forward to a new generation. The Daniel Craig films have all taken the prequel approach and attempted to establish how James Bond became 007, giving more backstory to the character than any of the other films in the entire series. At the end of Skyfall, the Bond universe is at a place that sets it up for the events in Dr. No – we have a male M again, the new MI-6 headquarters looks strikingly similar to the 1960s set, Bond is back to treating women as disposable, and  he is established as invincible and bulletproof.

Skyfall offers some of the best action scenes in any Bond movie, thanks in large part to the camera work by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, and some of the greatest overall technical elements. It also features the best Bond villain since the Connery era with Raoul Silva played by Javier Bardem who manages to be a colorful character and, like Robert Shaw in From Russia with Love, poses a genuine threat to Bond both physically and intellectually. Most importantly, this latest installment of Bond makes the character feel relevant again with a huge Box Office haul and an Oscar-winning original song.

Best James Bond Movies - GoldenEye - Pierce Brosnan

4) GoldenEye (1995)

Bond: Pierce Brosnan | Director: Martin Campbell

The first Pierce Brosnan James Bond film appears to be made to redeem 007 for the way past iterations of the character have treated women. Not only does Bond get a female supervisor in Judi Dench’s brilliant portrayal of M, but the whole film redefines the role women play in the series. The Bond girl here is not a cardboard actress who Bond can seduce just by kissing really hard, but a genuinely smart scientist who serves more as a partner to Bond than an object of desire. At one point their roles are completely reversed when Bond is taken hostage and the leading female (played by Izabella Scorupco) tells his captors “he doesn’t matter to me.” It’s a great moment that should serve as a nice antidote to anyone who is bothered by the early treatment of women in the series.

With two contributions to the franchise, Martin Campbell is my favorite Bond director because he seems to care equally about character and spectacle. GoldenEye is a huge production with an enormous final set piece (which uses a lot of 90s CGI that looks silly with a 21st Century lens). It shows the fantastic potential for the Pierce Brosnan era, which is never realized in any of his subsequent efforts.

Best James Bond Movies - Goldfinger - Sean Connery

3) Goldfinger (1964)

Bond: Sean Connery | Director: Guy Hamilton

If anyone wants an introduction to the James Bond franchise, there is no better film that encapsulates every aspect of the spy’s persona and the rules for the universe in which he exists than Goldfinger. This movie is the source for almost every James Bond reference or parody in the decades that would follow. Memorable and eccentric villain? Check. Hilariously named and easily seduceable Bond girl? Check. Non-speaking sidekick to main villain who can overpower Bond physically? Check. Ridiculously elaborate attempt by the main villain to kill Bond? Check. Even more ridiculous and elaborate method by  Bond and MI-6 to trick and capture the main villain? Check. More puns than Peanuts cartoon? Check.

If you can embrace the theatricality of the James Bond franchise, you will have a lot of fun with Goldfinger. It exists in complete contrast to a film like Casino Royale that take realism seriously, but it still offers fantastic entertainment and a perfect encapsulation of what James Bond was originally intended to be.

Best James Bond Movies - Casino Royale - Daniel Craig

2) Casino Royale (2006)

Bond: Daniel Craig | Director: Martin Campbell

When stepping back to examine precisely why I chose my the films at the top of this list, I realized that the one consistency for me that makes a great Bond film is not action scenes or treatment of women or strength of the villain. The best James Bond movies are the ones that deeply examine Bond’s relationships, particularly those he has with the women in his life. Casino Royale has a lot of elements from other Bond films like spectacular chase scenes and gorgeous set pieces, but what sets it apart is the catharsis experienced when Bond makes a genuine connection to another person and has it taken away from him.

Daniel Craig is a Bond for the 21st Century who puts his mission before meaningless sexual escapades (he walks out on a woman who throws herself at him, something Sean Connery would never do). Instead he finds himself in a relationship that ultimately influences everything he does in subsequent films (and sort of provides justification for the way Connery, Moore, and other Bonds treat women). It’s a magnificent start to the Daniel Craig era, which has been my favorite Bond series so far, and a well-balanced story.

Best James Bond Movies - On Her Majesty's Secret Service - George Lazenby

1) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Bond: George Lazenby | Director: Peter R. Hunt

The relationships we establish are ultimately what make us human, which is probably why Bond is at his most realistic in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the film with the most well-drawn female character and the deepest connection we see Bond make. Bond actually gets married in the final moments of this film, setting us up for a happy ending that ultimately turns into the darkest conclusion of any film in the series. It’s not just the central relationship here that makes Bond appear fully human. During a well shot ski chase scene, we see the super spy wipeout several times and almost get severely injured. Compare that with Roger Moore’s Bond who in a similar scene does a triple rotation off a jump and lands perfectly while somehow being missed by the dozens of bullets being fired at him.

George Lazenby made only one appearance as Bond before Connery returned to the series for the abhorrent Diamonds Are Forever. It’s not Lazenby’s take on Bond that makes the film great, however (although I do like him quite a bit). It’s the story as a whole: the villain with serious and dark motivations, the way Bond makes mistakes and is not invincible, the performance by Diana Rigg, and the relationship that Bond forms that will come to define him. In a lot of ways it doesn’t feel like a James Bond movie, but I prefer to think of it as the way a James Bond film was meant to be.

What do you think is the best James Bond movie? Do you agree or disagree with any of my picks? Share in the comments!

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