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Top 24 James Bond movies

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People who added this item 3956 Average listal rating (2655 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Casino Royale (2006)
PROS: Daniel Craig is an amazing actor ; the opening ; portrays a post-911 world well ; Updates Fleming's novel to the 21st century while staying faithful to it. ; Eva Green plays Vesper very well ; Le Chiffre is intimidating and desperate ; The standard Bond cliches and formula are gone ; Dench's M does well with a new actor ; It's a mix of genres ; The ending ; one of the best movies of the 2000's

CONS: Action is a bit clustered ; How Bond attains 00-status could've been explained more.
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People who added this item 1226 Average listal rating (824 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dr. No (1962)
PROS: Very influential ; Great performance from Connery ; Dr. No is a terrifying villain ; Beautiful island scenery ; Dinner table scene ; Hitchcock style minimalism

CONS: Dr. No needed more screen time ; Honey Ryder is overrated ; Tank-Dragon wasn't convincing.
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People who added this item 1425 Average listal rating (903 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Goldfinger (1964)
PROS: Goldfinger defines the modern villain ; Oddjob defines the modern henchman ; The game scenes ; The gadgets ; Great plot ; Connery does well with the humor ; Bond constantly escaping trouble ; The women ; Every scene feels necessary ; Set the precedent for later films

CONS: Kentucky is boring ; Some sexism
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (432 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
PROS: Dalton's Bond is darker and more dangerous than ever ; Bond handles that serious cash ; Davi plays a terrifying but charismatic villain ; The iguana ; Q has more screen time ; Cool gadgets ; The televangelist ; Story deviates from Bond formula ; Lowell plays a sexy hard-edge Bond girl ; Thrilling truck chase

CONS: Sanchez's warehouse has no fire safety? ; Leans a little bit too much Miami Vice at times
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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Octopussy (1983)
Pros: Mysterious intro ; Faberge egg chase is great ; Auction and backgammon scene ; Lots of comedy ; Creative action sequences ; Roger Moore's charm ; Kamal Khan was Moore's counterpart ; Bond disarming a bomb in a clown suit

Cons: Is too formulaic at time ; Moore starts to get old in this one
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People who added this item 579 Average listal rating (383 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
PROS: Sir Hilary Brey!!! ; Lazenby plays a believable human Bond quite well; Tones down the camp for a faithful-to-Fleming experience ; Snowy alps and great chases ; Great sound ; Tracy is a good character

CONS: Sometimes Lazenby's inexperience shows
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People who added this item 539 Average listal rating (349 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
PROS: Dalton adds passion and vigor to the role with a Fleming-like performance ; Story is unique and complex ; Soviet-Afghan War set-pieces ; Is more believable and serious than previous films ; Bond isn't a philanderer anymore.

CONS: Dalton is awkward with humor ; Villains are forgettable ; Female lead is boring
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People who added this item 751 Average listal rating (488 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
PROS: Lots of great scenery and atmosphere ; Ninjas ; Looks great in HD ; SPECTRE is badass ; Blofeld is creepy ; Balances humor, drama and fantasy well.

CONS: Copter fights are tacked on ; "Women come second" ; Aki's screen time is shortened
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People who added this item 1791 Average listal rating (1219 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Skyfall (2012)
PROS: Adele ; opening set pieces ; great action ; Bardem plays a great chaotic insane villain that's relatable ; M has a great final performance ; Third act deviates from the Bond formula ; 21st century cyberterrorism themes ; Digs into Bond's psyche ; Balances fantasy and seriousness

CONS: Copied Batman ; Plot derived from numerous other movies ; Plot is sometimes contrived ; Bond pursues a sex slave ; Runs a bit long
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People who added this item 1925 Average listal rating (1254 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
GoldenEye (1995)
PROS: Pierce Brosnan is handsome and has a great debut ; Strong female characters ; Great cast all around ; Last 30 minutes were intense ; Industrial score ; That opening gunbarrel.

CONS: Plot is way too formulaic from scene to scene ; Is kind of slow in the first half ; Sometimes too over the top for a spy film.
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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (438 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
PROS: Moore reinvents the character ; Opts for urban decay over world domination ; Bizarre creepy horrorish parts ; Lots of humor ; Dr. Kananga is a smart dangerous underrated villain ; Tee Hee ; Baron Samedi ; Alligator scene ; The ending

CONS: Soltaire's usefulness is tied to her virginity ; Rosie Carver was an awful character
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People who added this item 2181 Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
PROS: It's short ; opening car chase ; Craig ; Continuity ; Greene is a realistic villain ; Mathis scenes ; Deviates from formula ; CIA are the bad guys ; Tosca opera scene ; Doesn't spoonfeed

CONS: Plot could have been fleshed out ; Death by oil is corny ; Too much action and not enough spying; Dialogue is curt
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People who added this item 711 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Thunderball (1965)
PROS: It's grandiose and ambitious ; Blofeld, SPECTRE and sharks ; Largo is intimidating ; Poker scene ; Bond in stealth ; Some good gadgets and humor

CONS: The last half hour drags and is predictable ; Connery looks a little tired ; Bond blackmails a nurse into sex.
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People who added this item 687 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
PROS: Moore has a great performance ; Balances funny and seriousness ; Detente ; Anya is a great Bond girl ; Stromberg's base ; Jaws, the best henchman ; Nice gadgets

CONS: Follows the Bond formula too much ; Weak score ; Kind of slow ; Too many chases
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People who added this item 1031 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
PROS: Great opening ; Cold War atmosphere ; It's a more grounded film ; Close to Fleming's work ; Quality acting all around ; Suspenseful ; Loved the claustrophobic train bit ; The fight against Red Grant ; the post-climax

CONS: Pacing is kind of slow in the first half ; Misogyny and catfighting
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People who added this item 1608 Average listal rating (997 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
PROS: Brosnan ; Great gadgets ; The banner scene ; The BMW ; The media is the villain ; Paris' backstory ; Love the action scenes

CONS: Too cartoonish to be satire ; Carver's plan is stupid even for a madman ; Some corny dialogue
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People who added this item 1623 Average listal rating (1042 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
PROS: Brosnan's darker performance ; Unique pair of villains ; Story is complex and thrillerlike ; M gets more screen time

CONS: Some bad dialogue ; Denise Richards ; Weak directing ; Inconsistent in tone
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People who added this item 644 Average listal rating (417 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Spectre (2015)
PROS: Seydoux and Belluci ; The train fight ; Some nostalgia ; Some good action scenes ; SPECTRE is back ; Strong cast overall

CONS: Borrows plot twist from Austin Powers ; Story was pretty bad ; Follows the formula too much
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People who added this item 646 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
PROS: Walken as the psychotic villain ; Epic finale on the golden gate bridge ; Loved the self-parody elements and ridiculousness ; The last old-school classic spy Bond film ; Firetruck chase ;

CONS: Story copies Goldfinger ; First hour is painfully slow ; Moore is too old ; Female lead is way too young for him
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People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
PROS: Sheena Easton ; Moore plays a good serious-Bond ; sobers up the series after Moonraker ; Beautiful scenery (Italy, Greece, etc.) ; The mountain climbing ; Columbo and his pistachios ; Climax, finale, detente

CONS: A little bit dull at times ; The camp is hit or miss ; Bouquet is aloof throughout and has zero chemistry with Moore
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People who added this item 2119 Average listal rating (1356 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
PROS: Sci-fi elements ; Lots of color and beauty ; Fast pacing ; Awesome gadgets ; Fencing ; Some of the CGI was cool ; Invisible Aston Martin ; Cmon guys, it wasn't THAT bad.

CONS: No originality in the plot ; Way too over the top ; Some really bad CGI ; Some really corny dialogue
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People who added this item 614 Average listal rating (424 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Moonraker (1979)
Pros: Jaws is back ; Hugo Drax ; Moore is funny ; Bird hunting scene ; Diverse atmospheres ; Q ; Space station lair is awesome

CONS: Plot has zero originality ; First half feels obligatory ; Feels really random and messy ; Not faithful at all to the book
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People who added this item 710 Average listal rating (477 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
PRO: Christopher Lee as a memorable villain ; Nick Nack ; the golden gun's design ; The maze duel ; The first half hour ; Plot had a good concept of dueling assassins

CONS: Moore's armtwisting feels forced and out of place ; Middle of the film has too much filler and gags ; Lack of focus ; Solar power subplot is tacked on ; The duel could have been fleshed out ; Some sexism
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People who added this item 794 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
PROS: Title song ; The diamond chase ; Some cool gadgets ; Some nice action ; Cool settings

CONS: Connery was chubby, noticeably aged and his performance was terrible ; Too much camp for a Connery film ; Ruins the trilogy story ; Story is formulaic ; Blofeld in drag ; Shallow female lead
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