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Rank the James Bond Films (Best to Worst)


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#61 symbolic

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 05:34 AM

I used to like NSNA a lot. It's not bad, I just think Connery really lacks, even compared to how he was in DAF.

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 09:44 PM

1) On Her Majesty's Secret Service :)
2) The World Is Not Enough
3) The Living Daylights
4) Goldfinger
5) GoldenEye
6) The Spy Who Loved Me
7) From Russia With Love
8) Die Another Day
9) Licence To Kill
10) Thunderball
11) For Your Eyes Only
12) Dr No
13) Tomorrow Never Dies
14) Octopussy
15) Moonraker
16) You Only Live Twice
17) A View To A Kill
18) Diamonds Are Forever
19) Live And Let Die
20) The Man With The Golden Gun

#63 Contessa

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 10:53 PM

OK, I'll give it a shot...
1. FRWL
2. Goldeneye
3. The Living Daylights
4. OHMSS
5. TWINE
6. TSWLM
7. FYEO
8. Goldfinger
9. Dr. No
10. LTK
11. Thunderball
12. TND
13. YOLT
14. DAD
15. Live and Let Die
16. Octopussy
17. Moonraker
18. Diamonds are Forever
19. The Man With a Golden Gun
20. A View to a Kill

#64 sausagebrigade

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Posted 30 March 2003 - 01:41 PM

01. Thunderball
02. You Only Live Twice
03. The Living Daylights
04. Goldfinger
05. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
06. The Spy who Loved Me
07. From Russia with Love
08. Octopussy
09. Diamonds Are Forever
10. The Man with the Golden Gun
11. Dr No
12. Die Another Day
13. Live and Let Die
14. For Your Eyes Only
15. Moonraker
16. A View to a Kill
17. GoldenEye
18. Tomorrow Never Dies
19. The World is Not Enough
20. Licence to Kill

I can't remember whether I've already posted this.

Also, I find LALD and Moonraker fairly enjoyable, just not very good.

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 01:27 PM

1. From Russia With Love (5/5)
2. On Her Majestys Secret Service (5/5)

3. Thunderball (4

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 03:48 PM

This list changes constantly depending what kind of mood I am in, but here it is:-

1) The Spy Who Loved Me.
2) On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
3) For Your Eyes Only.
4) Goldfinger.
5) Never Say Never Again.
6) The Living Daylights.
7) A View to a Kill.
8) From Russia With Love.
9) Live and Let Die.
10) You Only Live Twice.
11) Octopussy.
12) Goldeneye.
13) Thunderball.
14) Dr No.
15) Diamonds are Forever.
16) License to Kill.

And now the bottom of the barrell....

17) Die Another Day.
18) The Man With the Golden Gun.
19) Moonraker.
20) Tomorrow Never Dies.

And the all-time worst Bond movie of the series IMO
21) The World Is Not Enough.

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 01:20 PM

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
From Russia With Love
Diamonds Are Forever
Goldfinger
Die Another Day
Moonraker
Tomorrow Never Dies
For Your Eyes Only
You Only Live Twice
The Man With The Golden Gun
A View To A Kill
Thunderball
Octopussy
Licence To Kill
GoldenEye
The Living Daylights
Live And Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
Dr. No
The World Is Not Enough

#68 Ed King

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 02:07 AM

I really really like these ones
1 - The world is not enough
2 - Goldeneye
3 - For your eyes only
4 - Goldfinger
5 - The spy who loved me
6 - On her majesty secret service
7 - The living daylights
8 - From russia with love
9 - Live and Let die
10 - Octopussy
11 - License to kill
I like these ones
12 - Thunderball
13 - The man with the golden gun
14 - Diamonds are forever
15 - You only live twice
16 - Dr. No
I find these ones enjoyable, nothing more
17 - Tomorrow never dies
18 - A view to a kill
19 - Moonraker
I don't like this one... it has some good points, though
20 - Die another day

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 04:05 AM

This is a tough one. I love all of the Bond movies so it is hard when you get past the top five. Well here goes:

1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2. The Living Daylights
3. From Russia With Love
4. Licence to Kill
5. Goldfinger
6. Thunderball
7. The Spy Who Loved Me
8. GoldenEye
9. Live and Let Die
10. For Your Eyes Only
11. Dr. No
12. Octopussy
13. Die Another Day
14. Tomorrow Never Dies
15. The World Is Not Enough
16. Diamonds Are Forever
17. You Only Live Twice
18. Moonraker
19. A View to a Kill
20. The Man with the Golden Gun

#70 Bryan Harris

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 08:30 AM

Looking over my list, I see certain themes emerging in the rankings:

1.Goldfinger
2.Thunderball
3.On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4.Goldeneye
5.From Russia With Love

These are the films in which I think all the elements were in place (or in which I find the deficiencies easy to overlook). Memorable characterization, strong stories that have dated charmingly, interesting (even when less than assertive) female characters, an appropriate balance of humor and gravity, wonderful visual sense, vigorous and well-rounded performances from the Bond actors, strong technical craft, and obvious consideration of Fleming's original intentions.


6.The Living Daylights
7.You Only Live Twice
8.Dr. No
8.The Spy Who Loved Me
10.For Your Eyes Only

These films are solid, but not inspired (characterization and believability suffer somewhat, budgetary corner-cutting is sometimes apparent, and the endings aren't as strong as they could be).


11.The World Is Not Enough
12.Tomorrow Never Dies
13.Die Another Day
14.Licence to Kill
15.Live and Let Die

In theory, I approve of tinkering with the Holy Formula, but these films' attempts to experiment with different tones/elements in the series(psychodrama in TWINE, satire in TND, pseudo-SF in DAD, gritty violence in LTK, mysticism in LALD) were either not entirely satisfying or downplayed in favor of familiarity. Badly cast/written Girls, overlong stunt sequences, and forced humor also appear often in these movies.


16.Octopussy
17.The Man with the Golden Gun
18.Moonraker
19.A View to a Kill
20.Diamonds Are Forever

The mildly diverting ****. Generally lame performances (with occasional exceptions like Lee and Moore in TMWTGG), weak plotting, lax pacing, abundant visual ugliness, juvenile sexuality, unexciting action sequences, and a general laughs-at-any-cost approach.

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 03:47 PM

Might not agree totally with your results but superbly expressed reasons.

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 04:22 PM

Agree. Very very good insight into the 007 film dynamics. I also like your taste in the Bond movies. My only difference is to include SWLM and The Living Daylights a bit higher to the Top Five.

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:29 PM

Let's see here I haven't seen every move start to finish but I have seen at least a part of all of them so I'll just rank the ones I've seen all the way through:
16)LTK
15)TLD
14)Goldfinger
13)Octopussy
12)NSNA
11)AVTAK
10)DAF
9)TWINE
8)TND
7)FYEO
6)DAD
5)Dr No
4)TSWLM
3)OHMSS
2)Goldeneye
#1) Thunderball

#74 Trevelyan

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:56 PM

Wow. This is a lot harder than it looks. Kudos to everybody who did this already.

So, I rated each of these on a **** rating system by my preference. So many of them turned out to be *** though that I had to grade them mostly by who I preferred as a Bond.

1) Goldfinger
2) From Russia With Love
3) Thunderball
4) You Only Live Twice
5) Dr. No
6) The World is Not Enough
7) The Spy Who Loved Me
8) GoldenEye
9) The Living Daylights
10) Licence To Kill
11) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
12) Die Another Day
13) For Your Eyes Only
14) Live and Let Die
15) The Man With The Golden Gun
16) Octopussy
17) Tomorrow Never Dies
18) Diamonds Are Forever
19) A View To A Kill
20) Moonraker

The lower end of the spectrum doesn't necessarily reflect my personal opinion of the movie, until 19). "A View To A Kill" and "Moonraker" are the only two which I actually dislike. "Tomorrow Never Dies" is usually quite perfect if I'm in need of a mindless shoot-'em-up, randomly violent movie.

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 01:32 AM

My list is actually quite subjective as only #20 is one that I can honestly say I dislike.

20. The Man With The Golden Gun
19. Moonraker
18. Diamonds Are Forever
17. Dr. No
16. You Only Live Twice
15. A View to a Kill
14. Live and Let Die
13. Tomorrow Never Dies
12. The Living Daylights
11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
10. License to Kill
9. The World is Not Enough
8. From Russia With Love
7. The Spy Who Loved Me
6. For Your Eyes Only
5. Thunderball
4. Goldeneye
3. Goldfinger
2. Octopussy
1. Die Another Day

Actually, the top 5 can be switches around and still be an accurate view of my opinions.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 07:35 PM

1) Licence To Kill
2) GoldenEye
3) The World Is Not Enough
4) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5) The Living Daylights
6) From Russia With Love
7) For Your Eyes Only
8) Dr No
9) Tomorrow Never Dies
10) Die Another Day
11) Live and Let Die
12) Goldfinger
13) Thunderball
14) You Only Live Twice
15) The Spy Who Loved Me
16) Moonraker
17) Diamonds Are Forever
18) Octopussy
19) The Man With The Golden Gun
20) A View To A Kill

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 01:51 AM

1. Live and Let Die
2. For Your Eyes Only
3. Goldfinger
4. The Spy Who Loved Me
5. Goldeneye
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
7. Tomorrow Never Dies
8. The World Is Not Enough
9. The Living DayLights
10. Dr. No
11. From Russia With Love
12. Die Another Day
13. Octopussy
14. License to Kill
15. You Only Live Twice
16. Thunderball
17. A View To A Kill
18. The Man With The Golden Gun
19. Moonraker
20. Diamonds are Forever


NOTE: I don't hate or dislike any James Bond movie. This is just how I would rank them on my list.

#78 Loomis

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 04:18 PM

Currently:

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

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Currently:

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

That's my "best-to-worst" ranking, though. If we're talking about the most entertaining Bond flicks, my top three would go:

1. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
2. MOONRAKER
3. DIE ANOTHER DAY

And I'm not sure how I'd rank them after that.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 07:23 PM

1-Dr. No
2-From Russia With Love
3-Goldfinger
4-License To Kill
5-GoldenEye
6-Thunderball
7-You Only Live Twice
8-For Your Eyes Only
9-Live and Let Die
10-Die Another Day
11-Diamonds Are Forever
12-The Spy Who Loved Me
13-OHMSS
14-The Living Daylights
15-Tommorow Never Dies
16-The World Is Not Enough
17-Octopussy
18-Moonraker
19-The Man With the Golden Gun
20-A View to A Kill

#80 Brian Flagg

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:08 PM

My top five hasn't changed in twenty years, although DAF and YOLT often switch back and forth.

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

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:18 PM

1)Thunderball
2)Dr.No
3)Goldfinger
4)Goldeneye
5)The Spy Who Loved Me
6)On Her Majesty's Sercret Service
7)From Russia With Love
8)Live and Let Die
9)Moonraker
10)Octopussy
11)The Man With The Golden Gun
12)Tomorrow Never Dies
13)The World Is Not Enough
14)A View To a Kill
15)The Living Daylights
16)Licence to Kill
17)For Your Eyes Only
18)Die Another Day
19)Diamonds Are Forever, Forever, Forever
20) You Only Live Twice

Edited by BondIsMoore, 18 November 2004 - 10:18 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:28 PM

RANKINGS: DEC 17 2002

01 - Goldfinger
02 - Thunderball
03 - From Russia With Love
04 - Octopussy
05 - The Spy Who Loved Me
06 - The Living Daylights
07 - Diamonds Are Forever
08 - Doctor No
09 - For Your Eyes Only
10 - GoldenEye
11 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
12 - Live and Let Die
13 - Die Another Day
14 - You Only Live Twice
15 - Licence to Kill
16 - Moonraker
17 - Tomorrow Never Dies
18 - A View to a Kill
19 - The Man with the Golden Gun
20 - The World is not Enough

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Top few remain the same, but there's been a few changes to the rest...

RANKINGS: NOV 19 2004

01 - Goldfinger
02 - Thunderball
03 - From Russia With Love
04 - You Only Live Twice
05 - Doctor No
06 - Diamonds Are Forever
07 - The Living Daylights
08 - Octopussy
09 - The Spy Who Loved Me
10 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
11 - Moonraker
12 - The Man with the Golden Gun
13 - GoldenEye
14 - Licence to Kill
15 - Live and Let Die
16 - A View to a Kill
17 - Tomorrow Never Dies
18 - Die Another Day
19 - For Your Eyes Only
20 - The World is not Enough

Hard to rank, when you get to the lower portion. E.g. I do like Tomorrow Never Dies alot, it's 17th only because there are 16 Bond films I like better than it. Even For Your Eyes Only at 19th I enjoy quite a bit.

EDIT - Yeah, I know, it's an all-Connery top 6.

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 02:41 AM

I Love all Bond movies so it is hard to rank them.

1. GoldenEye
2. Die Another Day
3. The Spy Who Loved Me
4. From Russia with Love
5. Goldfinger
6. Tommorrow Never Dies
7. Diamonds Are Forever
8. The Man with the Golden Gun
9. Live and Let Die
10. Thunderball
11. Moonraker
12. The Living Daylights
13. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
14. Octopussy
15.The World is not Enough
16. A View to a Kill
17. Dr. No
18. Licence to Kill
19. You Only Live Twice
20 For Your Eyes Only

Now just because this is the bottom of my list doesn't mean I don't like it. All Bond movies are pure fun entertainment.

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 02:49 AM

My ratings almost always move around.

1. The Spy Who Loved Me
2. Moonraker
3. On Her Majesty

#85 Harmsway

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:36 AM

Here's my current ranking (and this is personally taste, not all-around quality, though that certainly comes into it):

1. You Only Live Twice
2. Goldfinger
3. From Russia With Love
4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5. Dr. No
6. Thunderball
7. The Living Daylights
8. Moonraker
9. The Spy Who Loved Me
10. Diamonds Are Forever
11. Licence to Kill
12. Tomorrow Never Dies
13. Die Another Day
14. GoldenEye
15. Live and Let Die
16. The Man with the Golden Gun
17. Octopussy
18. For Your Eyes Only
19. A View to a Kill
20. The World is Not Enoguh

#86 Antiriad

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:51 AM

1. The Spy Who Loved Me
2. Moonraker
3. You Only Live Twice
4. From Russia With Love
5. Thunderball
6. Goldeneye
7. For Yours Eyes Only
8. Die Another Day
9. Octopussy
10. Goldfinger
11. Live And Let Die
12. Dr No
13. Tomorrow Never Dies
14. The World Is Not Enough
15. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
16. The Living Daylights
17. Diamonds Are Forever
18. The Man With The Golden Gun
19. A View To A Kill
20. Never Say Never Again
21. License To Kill

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 09:18 AM

1. Licence to Kill
2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
3. Thunderball
4. Never Say Never Again
5. From Russia With Love
6. The Living Daylights
7. You Only Live Twice
8. Dr. No
9. Goldfinger
10. The Spy Who Loved Me
11. Octopussy
12. Goldeneye
13. For Your Eyes Only
14. A View to a Kill
15. The Man With The Golden Gun
16. The World is Not Enough
17. Live and Let Die
18. Die Another Day
19. Moonraker
20. Diamonds Are Forever
21. Tomorrow Never Dies

I've never seen Casino Royale.

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 05:17 PM

01. GOLDFINGER
02. LIVE AND LET DIE
03. O.H.S.S.
04. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
05. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
06. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
07. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
08. GOLDENEYE
09. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
10. TOMORROW NEVER DIES
11. THUNDERBALL
12. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
13. OCTOPUSSY
14. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
15. CASINO ROYALE
16. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
17. DIE ANOTHER DAY
18. DR NO
19. MOONRAKER
20. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
21. A VIEW TO A KILL
22. LICENCE TO KILL

I tend to enjoy watching even the weaker movies (though LICENCE is a bit of a struggle to sit through).

Edited by CharlieBind, 19 November 2004 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:16 PM

1. From Russia With Love
2. Thunderball
3. Goldfinger
4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5. Dr. No
6. License To Kill
7. The Spy Who Loved Me
8. Goldeneye
9. The Living Daylights
10. For Your Eyes Only
11. Octopussy
12. The World Is Not Enough
13. The Man With The Golden Gun
14. Tomorrow Never Dies
15. You Only Live Twice
16. A View To A Kill
17. Live & Let Die
18. Moonraker
19. Diamonds Are Forever
20. Die Another Day

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:08 PM

1)DAF
2)TSWLM
3)FRWL
4)LTK
5)TWINE
6)TB
7)OP
8)GE
9)FYEO
10)OHMSS
11)YOLT
12)TND
13)MR
14)LALD
15)GF
16)TLD
17)DN
18)TMWTGG
19)DAD
20)AVTAK




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