All 27 James Bond Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

You know his name. You got his number. Since 1962, James Bond has been the spy whose reputation precedes him: As international man of mystery, as guru of gadgets and espionage thrills, and as the agent who never encountered a boundary – country, or personal space – he couldn’t sneak across.

The Ian Fleming adaptations started with a bang: Dr. No remains among the best-reviewed of 007’s movies, bringing forth that first legendary era of Sean Connery suited up as the debonair rogue that women crave and men aspire to be in vain. Case in point: 1967’s Casino Royale had no less than six James Bonds within its spooferifous walls, none holding a candle to the Con’. The non-comic caper is the worst-reviewed James Bond movie, and was produced outside of franchise gatekeepers Eon.

As celebrated was Connery’s reign was – the late actor’s films occupy three of the top five slots on this list – the sun sets on every empire, and thus was ushered in the age of the Lazenby. A mild administration for George, yes, with only 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service released, though Certified Fresh.

Then it became time to move over for Roger Moore, who offered a lightly winking and intelligent Bond for those burned-out ’70s times. Three of his movies are Rotten, three are Fresh, and one is Certified Fresh. Not bad, and he even traveled into space.

In 1981, Connery came back for non-Eon Bond Never Say Never Again, just as HQ was hiring Timothy Dalton for the job. Dalton’s Bond: Cool and menacing, and his films The Living Daylights and License to Kill are praised by modern fans for their dark, grittier take on the spy game. It’s something Daniel Craig would pick up on in the future, but with a bigger budget and fewer a-ha theme songs.

Pierce Brosnan brought back the sophisticated sex appeal, as the best Bond in the not-so-greatest movies. GoldenEye was intoxicating Certified Fresh fun, while the three that followed are all Rotten.

After Austin Powers took the piss out of the franchise for a decade, Eon turned to resurrecting James Bond as the brooding, brutish hulk we have today. Casino Royale was a return to form, Daniel Craig’s sneer and occasional smile calibrated to the modern cynical viewer. Skyfall was likewise Certified Fresh, but there was not so much critical love for in-betweener Quantum of Solace and the most-recent Spectre of 2015.

Six years passed until No Time To Die, the longest wait between Bond movies. At 15 years, Craig holds the record for longest uninterrupted on-screen ownership of Bond, but Connery spread his appearances as Bond across 21 years. Now, we’re reaching into the classified files for every James Bond movie ever ranked by Tomatometer!


Casino Royale (1967)

Adjusted Score: 28462%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This wacky send-up of James Bond films stars David Niven as the iconic debonair spy, now retired and living a... [More]


A View to a Kill (1985)

Adjusted Score: 42726%
Critics Consensus: Absurd even by Bond standards, A View to a Kill is weighted down by campy jokes and a noticeable lack of energy.
Synopsis: After recovering a microchip from the body of a deceased colleague in Russia, British secret agent James Bond (Roger Moore)... [More]
Directed By: John Glen

Adjusted Score: 44861%
Critics Consensus: A middling Bond film, The Man With the Golden Gun suffers from double entendre-laden dialogue, a noteworthy lack of gadgets, and a villain that overshadows 007.
Synopsis: Cool government operative James Bond (Roger Moore) searches for a stolen invention that can turn the sun's heat into a... [More]
Directed By: Guy Hamilton


Octopussy (1983)

Adjusted Score: 46136%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: James Bond (Roger Moore) may have met his match in Octopussy (Maud Adams), an entrancing beauty involved in a devastating... [More]
Directed By: John Glen

Adjusted Score: 58316%
Critics Consensus: Plagued by mediocre writing, uneven acting, and a fairly by-the-numbers plot, The World Is Not Enough is partially saved by some entertaining and truly Bond-worthy action sequences.
Synopsis: Bond (Pierce Brosnan) must race to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Apted

Adjusted Score: 61362%
Critics Consensus: A competent, if sometimes by-the-numbers entry to the 007 franchise, Tomorrow Never Dies may not boast the most original plot but its action sequences are genuinely thrilling.
Synopsis: Media mogul Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) wants his news empire to reach every country on the globe, but the Chinese... [More]
Directed By: Roger Spottiswoode


Die Another Day (2002)

Adjusted Score: 62439%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is captured by North Korean agents and must serve a grueling prison sentence. He's finally released,... [More]
Directed By: Lee Tamahori


Moonraker (1979)

Adjusted Score: 65389%
Critics Consensus: Featuring one of the series' more ludicrous plots but outfitted with primo gadgets and spectacular sets, Moonraker is both silly and entertaining.
Synopsis: Agent 007 (Roger Moore) blasts into orbit in this action-packed adventure that takes him to Venice, Rio De Janeiro and... [More]
Directed By: Lewis Gilbert


Spectre (2015)

Adjusted Score: 77303%
Critics Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.
Synopsis: A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes

Adjusted Score: 70168%
Critics Consensus: Diamonds are Forever is a largely derivative affair, but it's still pretty entertaining nonetheless, thanks to great stunts, witty dialogue, and the presence of Sean Connery.
Synopsis: While investigating mysterious activities in the world diamond market, 007 (Sean Connery) discovers that his evil nemesis Blofeld (Charles Gray)... [More]
Directed By: Guy Hamilton

Adjusted Score: 76270%
Critics Consensus: Brutal and breathless, Quantum Of Solace delivers tender emotions along with frenetic action, but coming on the heels of Casino Royale, it's still a bit of a disappointment.
Synopsis: Following the death of Vesper Lynd, James Bond (Daniel Craig) makes his next mission personal. The hunt for those who... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster


Live and Let Die (1973)

Adjusted Score: 70702%
Critics Consensus: While not one of the highest-rated Bond films, Live and Let Die finds Roger Moore adding his stamp to the series with flashes of style and an improved sense of humor.
Synopsis: When Bond (Roger Moore) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as... [More]
Directed By: Guy Hamilton

Adjusted Score: 70402%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An aging James Bond (Sean Connery) makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission, leading M (Edward Fox) to... [More]
Directed By: Irvin Kershner

Adjusted Score: 77780%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: During the Cold War, American and Russian spacecrafts go missing, leaving each superpower believing the other is to blame. As... [More]
Directed By: Lewis Gilbert

Adjusted Score: 77991%
Critics Consensus: For Your Eyes Only trades in some of the outlandish Bond staples for a more sober outing, and the result is a satisfying adventure, albeit without some of the bombastic thrills fans may be looking for.
Synopsis: When a British ship is sunk in foreign waters, the world's superpowers begin a feverish race to find its cargo:... [More]
Directed By: John Glen

Adjusted Score: 77473%
Critics Consensus: Newcomer Timothy Dalton plays James Bond with more seriousness than preceding installments, and the result is exciting and colorful but occasionally humorless.
Synopsis: British secret agent James Bond (Timothy Dalton) helps KGB officer Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) defect during a symphony performance. During... [More]
Directed By: John Glen


Licence to Kill (1989)

Adjusted Score: 82337%
Critics Consensus: License to Kill is darker than many of the other Bond entries, with Timothy Dalton playing the character with intensity, but it still has some solid chases and fight scenes.
Synopsis: James Bond (Timothy Dalton) takes on his most-daring adventure after he turns renegade and tracks down one of the international... [More]
Directed By: John Glen


GoldenEye (1995)

Adjusted Score: 84309%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006 (Sean Bean), a former ally-turned-enemy,... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

Adjusted Score: 85276%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a globe-trotting assignment that has him skiing off the edges of cliffs and driving a car deep underwater, British... [More]
Directed By: Lewis Gilbert

Adjusted Score: 87804%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Agent 007 (George Lazenby) and the adventurous Tracy Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) join forces to battle the evil SPECTRE organization... [More]
Directed By: Peter R. Hunt


No Time to Die (2021)

Adjusted Score: 103604%
Critics Consensus: It isn't the sleekest or most daring 007 adventure, but No Time to Die concludes Daniel Craig's franchise tenure in satisfying style.
Synopsis: In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace... [More]
Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga


Thunderball (1965)

Adjusted Score: 93148%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Led by one-eyed evil mastermind Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), the terrorist group SPECTRE hijacks two warheads from a NATO plane... [More]
Directed By: Terence Young


Skyfall (2012)

Adjusted Score: 109235%
Critics Consensus: Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date.
Synopsis: When James Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes


Casino Royale (2006)

Adjusted Score: 104539%
Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.
Synopsis: After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell


Dr. No (1962)

Adjusted Score: 100999%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius... [More]
Directed By: Terence Young

Adjusted Score: 101233%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret... [More]
Directed By: Terence Young


Goldfinger (1964)

Adjusted Score: 105055%
Critics Consensus: Goldfinger is where James Bond as we know him comes into focus - it features one of 007's most famous lines ("A martini. Shaken, not stirred.") and a wide range of gadgets that would become the series' trademark.
Synopsis: Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and... [More]
Directed By: Guy Hamilton

  • Diego

    Skyfall ranked number one speaks volumes about the so called critics that impact the fate of releases these days. Grain of salt people, grain of salt.

    • It’s okay that you have a minority opinion, but it’s no more justified for you to try to cheapen their reviews than would be for them to cheapen yours. Vast majority loved Skyfall, and it’s okay that you didn’t, but don’t act like you live in some higher plane of existence that knows better than everyone else.

      • Maventii

        More people like McDonalds than Gordon Ramsey. It doesn’t make them right.

        • sitonmyface

          Skyfall is better than McDonalds though so…

        • RobertNorwood

          Just makes them fat.

      • ChargerGrant

        He’s higher than you – that’s for sure

      • RobertNorwood

        I didn’t fall off my chair over it but I liked it all the same. Sure, there were holes like the flashlight escape scene but all in all dark and atmospheric like the moors. Loved the Scottish Highlands with some back story.

      • RobertNorwood

        Like he said, “grain of salt” and we’ll take that advice on the expert.

      • Diego

        Take it easy, tiger. I never said it wasn’t a great film, but number 1? Come on, that’s absurd. And no one is “cheapening” the rating system, I was just pointing out the subjectivity of the ratings by so called professional critics. It’s all relative. Relax.

      • VicioousAlienKlown

        No, older Bond fans don’t like the new movies. Its the younger crowd that seems to like the garbage that’s been the Daniel Craig Bond movies.

    • BondBegins

      Yeah, how dare they approve of the only Bond entry with actual character development! All they should care about is action filled spectacle, one dimensional characters, and unadulterated cheese.

      Skyfall is the ONLY good movie in the entire franchise.

    • VicioousAlienKlown

      Exactly, the Craig movies were the worst and least Bond-like of the bunch. Critics have no taste even in Bond movies. Evident by placing Skyfall number one above any other Bond movie.

  • Robin Widjaja

    For me, “Skyfall” was overrated, especially for the excessive, bloated, silly and unsatisfying ending. And at the beginning, the fight scene at the rooftop of the Turkey’s train, it was quite silly also.

    • ChargerGrant

      Totally agree. The thing that killed the ending for me is when M and Finney’s character use a flashlight to attempt to escape the assault on the house – like they wouldn’t know it would be seen.


      • Robin Widjaja

        The entire “cat-and-mouse” sequences at Bond’s childhood home was totally silly – although beautifully shot by Roger Deakins.

      • RobertNorwood

        Yeah, major problems with that little scene.

    • Tom Sillers

      Couldn’t agree more. And too arty for my taste. Casino Royale is the one.

      • bobrulz

        Ah yes. “Artsy”. The go-to insult for anything that’s different from expectations.

        • Steve

          Artsy isn’t the word I might’ve come up with; I prefer ‘melancholy’ as the best way to describe Skyfall. I spent two yrs stationed in the UK, so the entire setting felt VERY familiar to me, on a very deep level. The cold, damp, overcast feel was definitely not lost on me at all. My only complaint was that the version of Adele’s song (in the opening-titles) was different, compared to what is on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and I absolutely HATE it when they do that. As a closet-vocalist who enjoys learning new songs with good composition and clear vocals, it just pisses me off to no end when they release two different versions of a theme-song and insert the WORST one, into the opening-titles. They did it in Goldeneye and Spy Who Loved Me as well as a few others I can’t think of at this very moment…and in FRWL they had the nerve to ONLY play Monro’s vocal version during the film (as source music on a radio) and then over the film’s end titles. RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL ! !

      • Robin Widjaja

        For me, “Casino Royale” is the best Bond instalment in Craig’s era.

    • mhatter13

      Skyfall was terrible! The “Home Alone” ending, the second-rate “Mission Impossible” premise, and so many stupid plot holes – like a bomb planted years before to drop a train on Bond’s head, at just the right place and time. It has a love/hate with Bond’s history, non-sensibly bringing back a car from a previous movie, but at the same time giving Bond purposefully low tech toys and brooding about him being a dinosaur. The critics were so blinded over Sam Mendes being the director that they couldn’t be honest about the mess he created.

      • Wonderboywonderings .

        Not to mention that the “Bond Girls” were decidedly sub-par as well.

        • JXS

          That’s because M was the “Bond girl” in Skyfall. She was Silva’s target. She was the focus of the story. I loved the movie because of it.

      • ThePokeMaster

        I think those are petty complaints in the greater scheme of nonsensical stuff that’s happened in older, more beloved, Bond films.

        • RobertNorwood

          I mean really – Goldfinger at the top??? It was cutting edge back then but a bit trite and clichéd at this point. Roger Moore’s were the worst.

          • Fred

            For most Bond fans Connery’s Goldfinger is at the top. Looks like Craig’s Skyfall is ranked highest on Rotten Tomatoes.
            As for Roger Moore films being the worst, I respectfully disagree.
            Moore’s Spy Who Loved Me is my second favorite Bond film next to Thunderball.
            And my very worst was Connery’s Diamonds Are Forever.
            But even my worst Bond Films ((Diamonds, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Octopussy and World Is Not Enough) are all highly watchable and mostly enjoyable. I’m a huge Bond fan and own the entire collection on DVD. Have seen every Bond film multiple times (except SPECTRE) and watch my least favorite Bond films including the Timothy Dalton (great actor) entries as well. Every Bond was a good actor and did their job well even model turned actor George Lazenby.
            Here are some of my best Bond films no particular order:
            Dr. No-No gadgets necessary . The low budget actually enhanced some of the suspense and chase scenes. One of my favorites.
            From Russia With Love- The higher budget shows. Very original Bond film (should be it’s only the second one) Terrific action scenes.
            GoldFinger-The most overrated Bond movie ever. Slow and dull. However Connery looked very handsome and the girls were very sexy. Good villain and great music. I was expecting too much when I saw this. High expectations hurt the overall movie experience.
            Thunderball- My favorite Bond film, for the exact reasons the previous entry was not. The underwater action was amazing as was the action on land.
            Connery never looked more handsome and the girls were gorgeous.
            Miami Beach and Nassau island location shots looked beautiful.
            On Her Majesty’s Secret Service- The most underrated Bond film ever. George Lazenby was fine. The action sequences were the best yet, especially by the beach and the snowy mountains.
            Bond gets married and the drama was engrossing. One of the best Bond films ever.
            Spy Who Loved Me- My second favorite Bond film after Thunderball Roger Moore was perfect here. Non stop fun and Jaws was hilarious.
            Golden Eye- More serious Bond after Moore. Brosnan was a great choice to play Bond. Action was breathtaking. Best Bond movie of the 90’s.
            Die Another Day- Brosnan’s last Bond movie was also the most entertaining since Roger Moore’s Spy Who Loved Me. Better than any Bond movie of the 80’s and 90’s and a great way to start a new century of Bond.
            Casino Royale- Craig was extremely serious as Bond. Took me a while to get used him. But he did a great job. Rough and tough action scenes complimented by heavy drama and true love reminded me of On Her Majesties Secret Service. In the end, one of the best Bond films ever made. Not as fun and light as most entries though.
            Sky Fall- Felt like 2 movies in one. The budget seemed higher than most of the Bond films (although most do seem very expensive) and the action sequences were very elaborate. Highly dramatic and well produced. Might be too artsy for some, but I enjoyed it immensely. One of the best Bond movies ever.

          • RobertNorwood

            We like what we like. There will be folks who like the cute little quips, the jokes, the gadgets. Early bond films were produced in an era where musicals like Oklahoma, Elvis Presley films, were not only hits but modeled the industry culture; the scripts had the obvious stuff that people liked while at the same time going more to the edge. They are what they are and each generation of films are locked into the “good and bad” of the cinematic approach of its time. If one likes 60’s film and TV one will over look what seems juvenile by today’s tastes. It’s individual, I like The Three Stooges, Daffy Duck… No right and no wrong in any of it.

          • Dyshpo

            The books and films are low fantasy spy action which emphasizes fun and adventure it isn’t high or low scifi . The Daniel Craig films are spy action drama which emphasizes brooding cynicism with gunplay.

          • Tim Gabin

            Fred. You sound like a Bond connoisseur. When you spend this much time thinking about and experiencing something, you earn that accolade. I think you’re right on the money.

          • mikeinkamloops

            Have to agree — Thunderball remains my fave (saw it again yesterday) and On Her Majestys Secret Service is my second fave. Never liked too many of the Moor films. Liked Timothy Dalton flicks though most didn’t. I thought Skyfall was pretty good; Spectre less so.

          • VicioousAlienKlown

            Any of the Roger Moore movies were head & shoulders better than any Daniel Craig garbage, he’s not even Bond in a lot of older fan’s eyes. Waste of the franchise. Lazenby was a better bond.

        • Harry Palm

          So, because the old movies had stupid crap, we should forgive the new ones for having stupid crap?

          • ThePokeMaster

            Taking the nostalgia tinted glasses off, the new ones have less stupid crap by comparison.
            You might as well disown all Bond movies, period.

          • Dyshpo

            Q connecting Silva’s Trojan horse laptop to MI6 mainframe is smart ok, what about having the place rigged to self destruct controlled by said mainframe also smart . Going to Bond homestead that he hasn’t been to in decades which might not be a good idea seeing as they failed to bring weapons and backup really Silva couldn’t have killed the entire UK armed forces’

          • ThePokeMaster

            Never said it was the smartest movie

          • VicioousAlienKlown

            It also has less Bond. Craig is boring and generic just the new movies.

          • Dyshpo

            The old ones were a different genre which benefit from camp

          • VicioousAlienKlown

            The new movies suck. Boring and devoid of personality. No Bond in the new movies…just generic action british hero with problems. Snore……..

      • RobertNorwood

        Not my favorite but still a good one. Sounds like you miss Roger Moore and cars that turn into submarines. It’s Bond as a real person, flawed and personal.

        • Steve

          On a related (but personal) side-note…I work cattle-ranches for a living, and in my working-relationships alongside other ranch-hands and modern-day ‘wannabe’ cowboys, the subject of movies occasionally comes up, and (as one might imagine) Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’ is a topic which most guys I work with DON’T like talking about. By and large, I’d have to say that 99% of the hands I work for HATE that movie, and I never could quite understand why, until it occurred to me once (while helping build a pig-pen for a neighboring ‘hobby rancher’) that people these days ONLY identify with, or prefer to ‘mentor’ with those who are successful and win at EVERYTHING they do, 24/7-365. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always WORK that way. Eventually, even the MOST successful individual experiences a serious, life-altering ‘set-back’…which I would like to think was Clint Eastwoods primary message to the viewer, in ‘Unforgiven’. Mendes and Broccolli made a conscious decision to show the ‘wounded’ side of Bond, because they were counting on the modern-day ’emasculated/effeminate-male’ to identify with that particular theme, and therefore increase ticket-sales, which would help accelerate the fourth Craig-outing, as Bond. Time$ are tough these days, you cannot simply pick up a camera and make a movie and expect to rake in millions, unless you take your time and analyse every little detail about what made previous movies succeed or fail. I am going see ‘Spectre’ in a few hours. I hope it’ll be worth it.

          • RobertNorwood

            Interesting and surprising. What do they imagine it was like in the days of “Unforgiven”? No toilet paper, running water – how would they feel going into a cafe and ordering breakfast… It was an excellent film, and some films are gritty, have broken characters requiring one to see and accept the flaws of the human condition. How did they feel about Broke Back Mountain? Two cowboys kissing – eeee-yooo. It was a pointless movie and homosexual themes do nothing for me.

            Craig is the best Bond yet. We actually know how the character got to where he is – former SAS, and he’s more than just slick, he’s bare knuckle tough.

          • Steve

            That’s the world we live in now, where the younger-generation (especially Millennials) haven’t experienced the ups AND downs of life, so when they see someone who they put on a pedestal as their ‘hero’…and he’s knocked down (as Eastwood’s character definitely was, in that particular movie) they simply brush it aside and say “I hate it, and therefore the movie is totally irrellavent” irregardless of how many accolades and awards it earns, among movie-moguls and producers. As to ‘Brokeback’…that is a T.A.B.O.O. subject among the ranchers/ranch-hands/cowboys I associate with in my profession. Whether or not ‘that lifestyle choice’ actually exists in modern-day ranching/farming, is a non-issue. One just simply doesn’t talk about it. As for me (a movie fan) I am still disgusted with Ang Lee’s short-sighted/tiny-minded SELFISH decision to lift his EXTREMELY well-orchestrated depiction of ‘forbidden love’ directly out of ‘Crouching-Tiger’, and CARELESSLY inserting it into Annie Proulyx’s (unsettling) story of two young day-working sheepherders in the early 60’s Wyoming (actually Canadian) setting, to the thunderous-applause of the Hollywood ‘elite’. Ledger never fully recovered from that debacle, even after totally immersing himself in his forever ‘epic’ portrayal of Nolan’s ‘Joker’ in ‘The Dark Knight’. A young actor of incredible talent paid the ultimate price, for Ang Lee’s personal views, in my never-to-be-humble, opinion.

          • RobertNorwood

            Pretty insightful. Didn’t see Crouching Tiger mainly because of the impossible gravity defying overly long boring martial arts acrobatics that have come into vogue – style over substance.
            Myself I’m a live and let live individual when it comes to the idea of homosexuality. That said I don’t find it makes for award winning cinema or literature when it is the centerpiece, in fact, pretty uninteresting material to the extent I’ve seen it. Broke Back was uninteresting and finally – depressing. I read Proulx’s “The Shipping News” years back – fantastic novel. Got to wonder why a talented story teller would write a full bore homosexual piece. Seems like the story, such as it was, was peripheral, a prop to present two dudes indulging themselves.

          • Steve

            It might very well come down to Ang’s overwhelming need to speak through his movies to the younger generation there in China, and elsewhere. I think deep down Ang might’ve truly wanted to be a ‘teacher’ but his life took him elsewhere, so now he uses the directors chair to get his point across to a wider audience. Even Life of Pi had big messages in it, not so sure about Gozilla or Hulk, though.

          • Jay Dove

            There is a ranking on CrowdSens where you can rank all the bond movies. If everyone participates, we can see the consensus of the group.

          • Steve

            and you just KNOW that someday there’ll be an ‘origin-story/Bond film’. I was just now reflecting on how ‘Batman vs. Superman’ tied all four previous Batman origin-stories together with one key-element: his mother’s pearl-necklace coming apart…

          • Steve

            Annnnnd it TOTALLY was NOT worth it. Opening-titles and theme-song seemed to ‘set the tone’ of the movie (appropriately) but I do NOT like ‘effeminate-sounding’ male-singers; so there’s THAT. As for how many ‘missed opportunities’…I don’t know where to start, other than a very tastefully done moment where Bond picks up a dusty VHS-cassette tape labled: ‘Vesper Lynn – Interrogation’ where he stares at it for a moment…a very interesting shot of his trademark ‘unreadable’ expression, then he carelessly tosses it back on the table. You KNOW he still has feelings for Vesper, both good and bad. I know time-constraints and all kept Mendes and writers from having Bond put that tape in a player…and/or they were doing their best NOT to ‘insult’ the fans-intelligence…but still. One wonders. Bautista was great, but a wasted ‘ending’ for him. As for Blofeld…he was far more ‘intense’ than Silva…and the cat was a nice touch…but I don’t saavy the remote-surgical drill/torture-sequence at all; any five-year old could’ve come up with that. And such a waste of Monica Bellucci’s time and acting-talents. I honestly thought for sure SHE would be either the ‘Bond-Girl’ or ‘Femme-Fatale’, but surprisingly, she was neither. I’ve loved seeing her ever since ‘The Brotherhood of the Wolf’ (French martial-arts movie with Vincent Casell & Marc Dacascos) and of course the ‘Matrix’. Oh well. Here’s hoping lack-luster ticket-sales will force Barbara Brocolli to consider taking the franchise in a different direction; perhaps Michael Fassbender IS a logical alternative ?

        • Harry Palm

          Oh, please. The new Bond movies may not be as cartoony as the old ones, but they’re just as stupid. Their plots make no damn sense. At least the goofy ones are fun to watch.

          • RobertNorwood

            I agree, if “goofy” appeals to one. I also hated Gerry Lewis.

        • VicioousAlienKlown

          Well, you see…Bond isn’t suppose to be a real person. Definitely not James Bond. Time to move on and get someone with a personality. Roger Moore was a lot better James Bond. It wasn’t just the submarine cars and Gadgets. he was suave as well.

          • RobertNorwood

            Well the original Bond is a suave character in both the films and books. I think with Craig’s characterisation the idea is what training and background, personality, provides this character with a license to kill and ability to do it. Delving deeper in the complexities of such a character takes him from a card board cut-out making cute little quips to a more fully formed character with hard edges. Well, anyway – opinions, which makes the whole thing fun; better than discussing politics.

          • VicioousAlienKlown

            Yeah, discussing politics ends up with everyone losing and pissed off.

      • BannedfromPolygon

        Well said, I feel like i’m living in an alternate universe when people praise this film.

      • Noicc1128

        If you’re looking for only realism in a Bond film, hell, any action film, then you shouldn’t watch them.

        • RobertNorwood

          It’s not so much realism, we know that but some “plausibility” or something which allows for the willing suspension of disbelief by the viewer. When things get hokey as they did, it just didn’t work – in my view. It’s what I call hoke creep, which occurs as films rely more on cheap props.

    • Lewis C

      Totally agree, aside from Deakins beautiful cinematography I thought Skyfall was very average. Casino Royale is the one bond film that really sticks out for me.

      • RobertNorwood

        It was average in field where previous Bond films were below average in every way.

    • Edward Howard

      I agree to an extent. It’s a decent film, but not the great one that everyone keeps hailing it as. The story is really unambitious (not to mention the plot holes are excessive), the scope of the film is smaller than the other films and is has none of the edge or suspense Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace had. Spectre is slightly better, but still not as good. In my opinion, Mendes should stop making Bond films, considering that he isn’t great at it. Bring back Martin Campbell, I say!

      • VicioousAlienKlown

        We need a new director and star. Mendes isn’t right for Bond and Craig certainly isn’t Bond. Updating Bond by stripping him of any personality and make him “dark” makes him generic and typical these days.

    • Armando Lopez Jr

      Agreed. It was boring and incoherent. The bad guy made no sense. It was awful on ever level…one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen to be honest.

    • fluxCAPS

      Skyfall was the continuation & culmination of Craig’s Bond origin story, before launching into fully established 007 Bond mode in Spectre.
      Mendes & Craig have said as much.

      Bonds in order of awesomeness (imho):

      1 Daniel Craig
      2 Timothy Dalton
      3 Sean Connery
      4 Pierce Brosnan (For GoldenEye. The rest of Brosnan’s Bond films were decidedly sub-par)
      5 Daylight
      6 Roger Moore (His Bond films were pure spoofs. He was playing the clown – in one case literally – the whole time)

      • Robin Widjaja

        Who’s Daylight? You mean George Lazenby?

      • VicioousAlienKlown

        Daniel Craig is the worst of the bunch, even Lazenby was better.

    • kevin

      Thank you people like to act like sky fall is the end all be all of bond movies. I mean it’s a good bond movie but I wouldnt put it anywhere near the top.

      • VicioousAlienKlown

        I wouldn’t either, its the best of the Craig movies and that’s not saying much.

  • That ranking is pretty stupid. Goldfinger had a 8.5/10 rating. Yeah, it’s the best Bond movie ever. End of story.

    • Even among Connery films I prefer FRWL. Goldfinger is great, but yeah…

      • I enjoy any Connery movie, but Goldfinger is a childhood love. So, yeah…

      • Thoroughly agree – FRWL will always be #1 for me.

        • Steve

          Of ALL the Bond-villains, the one who stands out the most, who would’ve been the equal of Bond (of Connory’s era), was Robert Shaw. The train-sequence…no matter how many times one watches it, leaves one wondering ‘but what if Bond did (or didn’t do) this or that’ or what if Shaw was LESS of an egotistical-prick, and just decided to ‘double-tap’ him. And you HAD to know that the ‘Old Man’ reference was meant to unbalance Bond…it was SO tastefully done…

    • Wonderboywonderings .

      Between Thunderball, FRWL, & Goldfinger, it’s a “pick’em.” A case can be made for any of the 3.

    • Jeremy_Clarkson

      I feel like a lot of this is the nostalgia speaking. I watched Goldfinger for the first time just days before Skyfall was released, and to be quite frank, while Goldfinger is a fine relic of its time, for me, it doesn’t hold a candle against Skyfall, or Casino Royale for that matter. This is just my opinion, though I respect yours too.

      • I respect your opinion; but let me tell you; I’ve watched Goldfinger, Skyfall, and all these damned movies just last year (except for From Russia with Love). Oh yeah, isn’t exactly nostalgia, whatever.

      • VicioousAlienKlown

        Skyfall was so so and Goldfinger was miles better.

    • VicioousAlienKlown

      Any of the Daniel Craig Bond movies should be at the bottom of this list. He’s a generic action british guy. Not Bond.

      • I completely agree.
        Btw I didn’t hate Craig, I pity the fool.

  • mattritchey

    No one will ever convince me that OHMSS isn’t one of the three worst Bond movies.

    • I didn’t care for OHMSS when I was a kid but re-watched it a few years ago and totally got it. It’s top five for me.

      • Steve

        It’s very important for the viewer to ‘forget the moment’ and immerse themselves in the time-period in which each Bond-outing was made. If you cannot do that, then the ‘magic’ is lost on you.

    • Wonderboywonderings .

      Moonraker is pretty awful, too.

      • Maventii

        Blasphemy. Moonraker defined my childhood.

        • Wonderboywonderings .

          Don’t get me wrong–I love it. But it’s awful. And that’s OK.

      • ChargerGrant

        Octopussy is the worst.

    • ChargerGrant

      Okay, then I won’t tell you you’re wrong.

  • DocHolliday44

    Wow this list proves Rotten Tomatoes takes cash for better ratings. Skyfall beats Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger? It might just be these critics are teenagers and don’t know anything about Bond movies but I doubt it.

    Oh and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service should be bottom tier.

    • ChargerGrant

      OHMSS was surprisingly satisfying and made me wonder why Lazenby wasn’t seen again in the role.

      • Eric

        the short version is that he was suppose to continue with the bond franchise but he walked away because he could not eye to eye with the producers.

        • Steve

          Despite the severe animosity between Connory and Cubby/Saltzman, they KNEW Connory would eventually come back to reprise his role, if for no other reason…because the fans WANTED him. Lazenby was a temporary convenience needed to keep the franchise moving along; and sadly, he DID allow his newfound stardom ‘go to his head’. Despite the on-screen chemistry between them, Riggs couldn’t stand him at all; but her breathtakingly realistic performances are testimony to her self-discipline to the craft of acting. She deserved EVERY penny she earned, from her work in that film. I count her among my top-5 favorite Bond-Girls/Femme-Fatales, which include: Jill St. James, Maud Adams (in ‘Octopussy’), Barbara Bach (Spy who loved me) and Barbara Carrera (Never Say Never). The only thing I can’t stand about Lazenby’s story, is how he ‘whines’ about it, whenever asked…decades after the fact. If he would simply show a little more discretion and nobility…

      • Otto Pilot

        You’re right except that Lazenby is probably the weakest part of that film. Still a Top 5 contender though.

    • Respectfully disagree on all accounts. For me, top five for Bond is: 1. Skyfall 2. The Living Daylights 3. From Russia With Love 4. Casino Royale 5. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

      • Wonderboywonderings .

        More power to you, sir–as long as you do realize that you’re in an extreme minority.

      • Grown manboy

        I’m sorry but Skyfall was garbage. Oh they left a trail only a hacker could follow so Bond goes by himself to his childhood home? Then the bad guys send an entire army to attack them, and still Bond is by himself and two other people to fight them off? The entire ending is absurd, I left the theater visibly angry.

        • Steve

          Just take a DEEP breath, and repeat after us: “It’s JUST a MO-vie”. That having been said, I saavy the ‘hurt-feelings’; I felt the same with JJ Abrams take on the re-make of the ‘Wrath of Khan’, where instead of Spock, it’s KIRKS time to die, while saving the Enterprise. Abrams even had the unmitigated GAW to have Chris Pine mimick the garbled: “Ship….out of DANGER ?” speech before his death-scene, but at least he didn’t have Quinto mimick Shatner’s famous murmured: “Nooo” during Nimoy’s death-scene…or maybe Quinto didn’t WANT to do it, out of sheer respect to Nimoy & Shatners legacy ? Either way, you get my point, right ? Absurdity thrown in the face of TRUE die-hard (no pun intended) fans is a dangerous thing to do, if one wants to retain the fan-base.

        • Jeremy_Clarkson

          Hmmm Roger Ebert wrote that Skyfall was “the best Bond film in a long time” and Grown manboy typed “Skyfall was garbage”.

          Roger Ebert… or Grown manboy…

          This is a tough one…

      • DocHolliday44

        Skyfall is seriously overrate, it’s a good movie but it’s no where near the best.

    • RobertNorwood

      I know, I miss all those silly little gimmicks and clichés that even a ton of “willing suspension of disbelief” couldn’t help. Think a car turning into a submarine and then flying off would’ve helped?

    • Jeremy_Clarkson

      Or maybe they’re just not wearing nostalgia-tinted glasses and admit that, objectively, the older Bond films are rather silly and a bit antiquated.

  • ChargerGrant

    Funny how at the end the raters CHEATED and vaulted Casino Royale and Skyfall ahead of Dr. No, Goldfinger and From Russia With Love even though they had lower RT scores. That’s some “weighted formula”. Talk about blatantly biased – LOL!

  • Michał Florian

    Casino Royale is sooooooo overrated !

  • Billy Milby

    I know this list is sorted by scores, but it’s quite wrong. But no harm done, since it’s by a consensus and all.

  • Albert Jackson

    It is interesting that the Daniel Craig and Sean Connery films edge out all others. This is as it should be. I would give the edge to the one of the first three Connery films as the best.

  • Steve

    I am both shocked and pleasantly surprised that ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret-Service’ rated at 82% and landed at #7. Quite a few have gone on record saying Lazenby’s ‘attitude’ is what killed his career, but I also recall a critic or two blaming the ‘anti-establishment movement’ (of the late 60’s) having quite a lot to do with lack-luster ticket-sales to the film when released. As for me, I’ve always loved this particular Bond film, and I’m more than comfortable with Lazenby’s lack of ‘acting-credentials’ going into this one; and the story of HOW he blew right past the office-secy and barged into Cubby’s office, dressed ‘in character’ and then was completely and totally honest with the producer as to his lack of acting-experience was the deciding-factor in him getting the role, just blows me away. Each and every one of us has our own personal favorite Bond movie, but for me, the soundtrack, the chase-scenes, the glorious settings, the ‘sexual-innuendos’…and especially the gut-wrenching closing-scene of Theresa’s death…it all add’s up (for me) to be the best in the series, as far as I’m concerned.

    • RobertNorwood

      Agree with your assessment – in the 60’s everything fell out of favor – especially heroic characters. Strange esoteric movies, French films, etc. were in – it helped to be high.

  • Going but not gone

    I love these films, but really, they’re all about the same, so to me the only one that deserves extra credit is the original, Dr. No.

  • Mr. Pedantic

    Sacriledge, I know, but Goldfinger is so overrated. It’s a film that spends over half it’s running time in glamorous Kentucky, where Bond is dragged from place to place and doesn’t do much other than convert the true hero of the story, Pussy Galore, with the power of his penis. There are dull stretches like the disposal of a car that contains an irrelevant character who is already dead and that (zzz) golf game.

  • chazrunner

    Skyfall gets an adjusted score of 105%? I give it 11 stars!

  • Peter W Dawson

    Diamonds are Forever is way too high on the list.

  • sfbeast

    Sean Connery was perfection. Best movie is the first, Dr No. Then From Russia and Goldfinger. Then they slip into mediocrity where the explosions and nonsense overwhelm the plot. For me the cleverness finally came back with Daniel Craig and Casino. Skyfall was middling. The rankings above have clearly been paid for by the producer.

    • Steve

      Not sure I agree with the ‘middling’ comment. Keep in mind that getting involved in a ‘super-spy’ thriller is TRICKY business, these days. Jason Bourne accomplishes all those things (without the benefit of exotic supercars or supermodels at his side) despite crippling-amnesia, Ethan Hunt accomplishes his goals through gadgets/latest technology AND always ‘being in the right place at the right time’, then you have all the Marvel/DC superheroes in the back of your mind, when faced with coming up with something ‘fresh’ to maintain and attract a fan-base. Also keep in mind ‘Skyfall’ (rather than being ‘all about’ Bond) was ENTIRELY built around the core-premise of Judy Dench’s character facing her (inevitable) ‘cum-uppance’ from previous dealings in the intelligence-community. Did you EVEN pay attention to Adele’s theme-song during opening-titles ? The song was ALL about ‘M’. If you preferred Brocolli & Co. did a movie ‘Entirely’ all about Bond…then you have the earlier films to enjoy. Each one (in the series) deals with certain ‘key’ topics. Where Skyfall impressed ME is in how they managed to tie-in ‘M’s eventual downfall, along with an ‘origin-story’ for how/where/why Silva was pushed over the edge (which btw I think was a SHAMEFUL waste of Bardem’s acting-talents, as he was FAR more ‘sinister’ and ‘menacing’ in ‘No Country for Old Men’) which leads to an eventual change-of-command structure for MI6 (Judy Dench really DID want to move on, from the Bond-franchise, and this was the most clever way to do it) and of course it opens the door to introduce a new ‘Q’ while ALSO building-upon the (new-to-us) ‘Moneypenny’ character. In the meantime, we were titillated with more creepy hints of what was (then) yet to come, with the ‘SPECTRE’ organization. All told…I think Skyfall will likely end up #1 on the majority of Bond-fans minds, for some time to come. This having been said, it is my hope that Michael Fassbender (rather than Idris) IS being seriously considered as either a replacement for Craig, or (at the very least) to be cast as ‘another’ double-O agent. Only time will tell.

      • bobrulz

        Michael Fassbender is a great actor. Too great to be Bond, honestly. I don’t want him tied down to the franchise for a decade to come. I can understand why Daniel Craig is sick of doing it.

        I also want a younger Bond. Maybe not a 25-year old, but a 30-year old would be great. Sean Connery was the only Bond to actually be pretty young when he was cast. It’s time for another young Bond imo

        • Steve

          As long as it’s not Daniel Radcliffe. Just sayin.

        • Steve

          In the eyes of the writers, directors, producers, etc…one can never be ‘too great’ to take on the role of James Bond, and now that Dame Judy Dench has been retired from her role as ‘M’…it’s probably a foregone-conclusion that Daniel Craig will be moving-on, because minus the chemistry that existed between them…it just won’t feel the same; ‘Spectre’ proved this beyond a shadow of a doubt, given my friends/family who shared their reactions to seeing a picture of ‘M’ on the wall, towards the climax of ‘Spectre’…we all agreed that her absence in his chain-of-command is critical to the success (or failure) of any following Bond-films with him in it. It is definitely time for the Bond-franchise to follow the Bourne play-book, and do some spin-off’s showcasing OTHER Double-O’s…hopefully with Fassbender playing another agent, with perhaps a cameo-appearance of Craig. They will have to think of something quickly, because ‘Bourne-5’ is being filmed and it WILL have Damon and Renner in it…which (sadly) makes scheduling & timeline/intersecting ‘spy-universe’ complications difficult for Cruise, who really wanted to do another Mission Impossible with Renner…who BTW is still doing Marvel movies………it boggles the mind to imagine how movie-exec’s and their lawyers manage to pull all of this off, without getting sued. I apologize for sounding like a broken-record on this topic, but I am very passionate about film, and extremely agitated with the increasing amount of ‘garbage’ coming out of Hollywood these days. There are some occasional bright-spots to be sure…but it seems the majority of stuff is either ‘prequels’ or ‘origin-stories’ with very little emphasis on offering a respectful-nod towards the very films/stories they are hoping to ‘enhance’.

        • Steve

          Craig understands that the lack of ‘tension’ between Bond and ‘M’ due to her (Judy Dench) being killed is a death-knell for HIS continued development as Bond.

  • John Dupree

    You guys are nuts. I think the next Bond should be Kevin Costner, for the accent alone.

    • Steve

      yeah, he sure did a convincing job with Robin-Hood.

    • ChargerGrant

      This is sarcasm, right?

  • DaveACIM

    having the four Connery entries (the first four) in the top makes s, but I don’t see either of the newer movies, including Skyfall, in that league–it was very choppy in terms of the story–chronology, etc–Connery and the more serious later versions as well–interesting to see OMMSService so high– was a very powerfully emotional tale–though Lazenby tends to get low marks–it’s still really all about Connery, with some exceptions–

  • Fred

    I watched every BOND film multiple times, expect SPECTRE.
    Even the very worst Bond films were highly watchable and mostly enjoyable, not in any particular order:
    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (might be my least favorite)
    LIVE AND LET DIE (felt low budget, but I enjoyed the silliness)
    NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN ( a poor remake of my favorite – THUNDERBALL)
    OCTOPUSSY-(Silly but kind of fun)
    VIEW TO A KILL-( kind of slow and boring but some good stunts and Roger Moore was impressive considering his age here)
    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (Serious to the max, ski sequences, reminiscent of the superior ON HER MAJESTIE’S SECRET SERVICE)
    MOON RAKER- (silly fun, and enjoyable, but considered one of the worst)
    LIVING DAY LIGHTS (Dalton was a very serious BOND, especially after MOORE, a bit slow, but still liked it)
    LICENSED TO KILL ( Very tough Dalton, fast moving, but felt like a really good cop show on TV not a Bond movie)
    TOMORROW NEVER DIES- (A bit dull , but enjoyable nonetheless)
    WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH- ( Over the top , but again quite likeable)
    QUANTUM OF SOLACE- (Some boring stretches, but again watchable)
    My favorites – again not in any particular order:

    DR NO – Very satisfying debut , even without the high budget and gadgets. Featuring my favorite Bond girl Ursula Andress. Connery looked quite young, but looked experienced already.
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE- Epic entry, the higher budget shows. Considered by some as the most original BOND film ever. Well it was only the second film so it should be original.

    GOLDFINGER- Most overrated Bond film. I enjoyed it to a point, but the hype for it let me down. Too slow and dull. I liked the action much more in every other 60’s Bond Film. But this is considered the best by many. Connery looked very handsome here and the female villains were extremely sexy.
    THUNDERBALL- My personal favorite, exactly for the reason some found it slow. The underwater action was stunning. And the action on land was fantastic. Connery never looked more handsome and he was simply the perfect BOND here. The girls were gorgeous too. Scenery of the Bahamas was magnificent.
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE- My least favorite of the good Connery Bond films, but still fun. Connery did not look handsome here, strange because its only 2 years after his peak THUNDERBALL.
    He didn’t look so interested. I guess that’s why he wanted to end it here.

    ON HER MAJESTIE’S SECRET SERVICE- Lazenby was solid as Bond and the film was well made, but had ta bit too many slow spots. But the action sequences were best yet and more than compensated for the few slow spots. . Loved it all in all. Very underrated.
    MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN- A bit slow, but enjoyable.
    SPY WHO LOVED ME-Fastest and most impressive Bond film starring Moore. I would say my second favorite Bond film after THUNDERBALL Fun Fun Fun, every minute.
    GOLDEN EYE- Fantastic action, great debut for Brosnan.
    DIE ANOTHER DAY-My favorite starring Brosnan, and better than any of Bond 90’s movies Lots of fun and felt like the most expensive budget for a Bond film to this point. Great way to start the new century.

    CASINO ROYALE- Tough Craig was impressive. Not light or humorous like previous entries, but fast moving and enjoyable.

    SKY FALL-Epic in the way DIE ANOTHER DAY was. One of my all-time favorite Bond films.

    • HMS

      I enjoyed reading your opinions on the various Bond films. My list would be the same as yours except for two films. I would replace Die Another Day and Dr. No in the most liked section for Live and Let Die and Tomorrow Never Dies.

      Dr. No’s low budget and the ludicrous flame-throwing armored tractor sequence were the determining factors for the decision to relegate the movie to the lower tier. It is a fine first effort but lacked the elements from future, and in my opinion, better Bond films.
      For the life of me, I just couldn’t remember hardly anything about Die Another Day. The thing I remember most was just how uninteresting Halle Berry’s character was. The plot of the movie sounds great on paper, but I thought it lacked the spark of earlier Brosnan’s Bond films. I will have to watch it again to see if I am wrong.

      Live and Let Die was super entertaining. That movie hit all the right notes for the blaxploitation era. The costumes, script, black gangsters, Baron Samedi, and sheriff J.W. Pepper were spot on. I loved the scenes with Roger Moore visiting Harlem. “Can’t miss him. It’s like following a cue ball.” is classic. Sometimes I prefer my Bond to be fun and this movie satisfies it like no other.
      Tomorrow Never Dies belongs in my upper tier due to my liking my Bond to be fun sometimes. I am a sucker for anything that has Ricky Jay, Vincent Schiavelli, or Jonathan Pryce. This movie has all three! Vincent Schiavelli’s scene as Dr. Kaufman in the hotel room with Bond ranks near the top for funniest Bond moments. As always, Michelle Yeoh is fantastic as an action hero. I found the villain to be refreshingly original. Someone who would manipulate world events to increase his media empire’s ratings and profits was fun.

      • Fred

        Thank you for the response!
        True Dr No’s cheap looking flame throwing thing was laughable , but I forgave that because most of the film was suspenseful and highly realistic . No gadgets and gimmicks but this movie was so innocent and enjoyable for me. I regard this as one of the better Bonds.
        Die Another Day was quite the opposite of Dr No. The budget was sky high and the gadgets and gimmicks were prevalent throughout. Loved it though and it felt like 2 Bond movies in one, much like Sky Fall.
        Yes Moore’s debut as Bond was funny and cool. But it didn’t feel like a real Bond movie much like Diamonds Are Forevver didn’t either.
        The spoof of blaxploitation films of that era was fun as was the silly white southern cops but I didn’t connect with it the way I did with other Bond films.
        Tomorrow Never Dies did have some excellent action sequences a d Bronsan was likeable as always, but some the scenes dragged , not fun enough for me. But again like all Bond films , highly watchable.
        World Is Not Enough was silly but more entertaining for me.
        And yes give Die Another Day another try. Some elements remind me of SkyFall. I have the DVD Bond collection and I’ve watched this one the most often. Definitely the best Bobd film of the 90’s and Bronsan’s biggest and most entertaining entry. Of course everything is subjective and what I believe might be the antithesis of another opinion.
        Just a fun fact:
        I vaguely remember my dad taking me to see Man With The Golden Gun when I was about 7.
        3 years later I was just old enough to see Spy Who Loves Me with a school friend without parents. First time ever and the best time I ever had in a monie theatre .
        So experiences
        and initial reactions play a large part in these reviews.
        Love this discussion and can’t wait to see the new Spectre soon!!! Btw disregard critics and other fans opinions and just have fun!

  • AdWhois

    This list loses all credibility because Quantum of Solace is ranked above anything. That movie was terrible.

    • ChargerGrant

      No, efficient and captivating I thought.

    • Edward Howard

      QOS is actually not that bad, and is still better than Spectre and Skyfall.

      • ChargerGrant

        I liked it better than Skyfall and we”l see about Spectre.

      • bobrulz

        That is probably the worst opinion I’ve seen all day, and I’ve spent all day on the Internet.

        • Edward Howard

          So you don’t agree with me? That’s fine, but don’t call me opinion the “worst”, because opinions are extremely subjective and therefore it is utterly retarded to call my opinion “the worst” based on the fact that I don’t agree with you. After all I could call your opinion rubbish or stupid, but I’m rational (something which you clearly aren’t), which convinces me that you’re either an attention seeking troll or an irrational 12 year old. Personally, I’m convinced either way. 🙂

      • kevin

        Lol you’re kidding right

    • Steve

      Yes, Quantum of Solace was bad, A major plot twist was stolen directly from Clint Eastwood’s late 70’s “The Eiger Sanction.” The nude woman covered in gold worked in Goldfinger; an attempt to recreate that in QoS simply shows a lack of imagination. Derivative crap.

    • Jeremy_Clarkson

      Quantum of Solace was plagued by production issues as a result of the Writers’ Guild strike. They essentially made the story and the dialogues up on the spot during filming. Daniel Craig himself ended up writing parts of that movie.

      Because of this, QoS is nearly incomprehensible in its first viewing, at least it was for me. It’s somehow just barely put together and is constantly falling apart as the film progresses. However, by now I’ve ended up watching it multiple times because it’s an interesting study to see so much go wrong in a film. And I’ve begun to sympathize with the film, and I am now convinced that there is an intelligent film behind it. There is certainly signs of director’s intent (i.e 4 action sequences based on the 4 classic elements: wind, air, fire, water, which ties in with the villain’s motives) and had everything gone as initially intended, I have a feeling it might have been the most intelligent of all Bond films.

      But yes, objectively speaking, at first viewing it’s a terrible film.

    • bobrulz

      Have you seen them though? Some of those other Bond movies are really terrible. Die Another Day, more like Die Before The End Of This Movie Because It’s So Bad.

    • Otto Pilot

      Yeah, there’s some cheesy Bond films, but they have some replay value. I’ve watched QOS maybe twice and never felt inclined to again.

  • Ray Prentice

    Just like most of the Rotten Tomatoes film reviews this list is bloody awful!

    Whoever compiled this list must have been the same plank who scored
    Bridge of Spies and The Martian – 2 very predictable over long recent
    releases, more than 90 out of 100,

    George Lazenby was a “wooden” Bond who lasted just one movie. Yet RT places Lazenby’s Bond movie, which is easily the worst Bond film, in the 7th place!

    Best Bond film – Goldfinger! Best Bond, Sean Connery!

    • ChargerGrant

      Lazenby was better in his one Bond film than Dalton was in all of his and most of Moore’s.

      • Albert Jackson

        No Dalton was better than Lazenby.

        • ChargerGrant

          I never bought Dalton in the role. Too slight and small to be a badass like Craig and too pockmarked to believably attract women since he wasn’t the former. Failed in two critical areas.

    • bobrulz

      I love it when people miss the point of Rotten Tomatoes. It’s not as if this is just one person’s opinion, or even the opinion of the editors of the website. They’re literally just basing it off of critic reviews.

  • Richard Hodges

    well obvioiusly we’re all going to like different films for different reasons, even within a specific genre – and thank goodness for that. For the record, my favourite is Goldfinger, OHMSS is a great film, and Skyfall and Casino Royale are good, but wildly overated. So there.

    • ChargerGrant

      Well said.

  • Rodycaz

    Casino Royale is the best Bond movie ever made. Skyfall is overrated.

    • ChargerGrant

      No on the first, yes on the second.

      • Rodycaz

        Well, that’s my opinion.

  • ChargerGrant

    I’m not sure why the year of release is important in their “weighted formula”, or why they need a weighted formula in the first place. Oh yeah, so they could put Skyfall and Casino Royale at the top, because those films couldn’t make it on the Tomatometer alone. What completely fabricated nonsense.

    • Jeremy_Clarkson

      I think it’s because of the number reviews available for the older films versus the newer ones. Since there are more reviews available for more recent releases, we get a more accurate representation of the critical consensus.

      Or maybe I’m just saying that because I really do like Casino Royale and Skyfall most out of all the Bond films I’ve seen (admittedly, I’ve not seen them all yet).

      • ChargerGrant

        It’s very likely that after you see the rest of the Bond films that CR and Skyfall will remain your favorites, because I’m guessing that since you haven’t seen all the Bond films that you are from the younger set. With that in mind, the other Bond films will seem dated by comparison, which is understandable. It’s what makes a list like this difficult to get a consensus on. People that grew up with Bond films will remember them from those moments in time, when the films seemed cutting edge, exciting and fresh, whereas the younger generation likely won’t.

        • Jeremy_Clarkson

          I agree with you on all accounts.

  • Albert Jackson

    Formulaic is mentioned in one criticism of this franchise. As a visual narrative the Bond films probably used up their ‘program’ with Goldfinger. The charm of the Daniel Craig films was a certain Je ne sais quo but the rest remained the same…. endless elaboration of the obvious.
    I am no longer entertained.

  • TheAngryGerman

    Daniel Craig is not James Bond. He never will be. And those movies are just big piles of crap and only successful because of tens of millions going into global marketing. “Quantum of Solace” is one of the most annoying films ever made and the only good thing on Skyfall is the song performed by Adele. Geez, I watched every Bond movie more than a hundred times, except those crappy Craig movies.

    • Jeremy_Clarkson

      You’ve seen every Bond film over a hundred times???

      Don’t worry. I’m sure things will pick up for you soon.

  • yor mom

    Skyfall is number one!? What the balls!?
    It wasn’t the worst James Bond film but it DEFINITELY wasn’t the best.
    Slow meandering plot, forgettable story, characters, and intrigue that ended with an explosive surprise.. That failed ignition.
    It was a sort of passable movie going experience, but it wasn’t anything to write home about. Casino Royale would take my top spot, but I could see why that would disputed as older aficionados will always see Sean Connery as the “real James Bond”, not to mention it *is* starkly different from the tenor of those films.

  • uzzie

    Skyfall sucked! Daniel Craig is the worst bond ever!

    • Jeremy_Clarkson

      Said no-one ever.

  • Edward Howard

    Skyfall at number 1? Give me a break. Daniel Craig’s worst Bond film. Decent, but falls extremely short of Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace.

  • Scott-99

    I think the problem may be that they keep trying to make these movies current but still tie them back to the original Fleming novels. Bond, and the environment that made the early movies so excellent, comes from the cold war. This new formula of larger-then-life, live-action fight scenes is not what made the Ian Fleming novels so excellent. And although Daniel Craig is a very good actor, it is difficult to compare him with the ultimate Bond, James Bond that was Sean Connery. This brooding, brutal character is not the Bond that I know and enjoy. It isn’t that the formula won’t work, it is that the individual elements aren’t quite right. Let’s get JJ Abrams (Star Trek, Mission Impossible), Christopher McQuarie (Mission Impossible) and maybe Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman Secret Service, Kick-ass) into a room to figure this out.

    • Steve

      About two yrs ago, I caught the internet rumour that Idris Elba was supposedly being ‘considered’ as a replacement for Craig. I became INCENSED. I am NOT a rascist; let’s get that out of the way right now; and it isn’t because I feel he’s ‘incapable’ of playing the role; quite the opposite. Idris definitely has paid his dues, and has the chops to do whatever he sets his mind to. Rather MY issue was with this ridiculous ‘treadmill’ the Bond-fans have been on, being force to ‘accept’ a ‘new Bond’ every other decade. MY idea was to have Idris play a DIFFERENT ‘double-o’. This was an idea that has festered quietly in the back of my mind, ever since seeing that famous (albeit ‘brief’) scene where ALL nine ‘Double-O’s were seated at a gathering in a large hall, towards the beginning of FRWL…and a few other times where the exploits of OTHER double-o’s were mentioned (most notably in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, ‘Octopussy’) and obviously in ‘Goldeneye’ (with the on-screen animosity between Brosnan and Sean Bean) and even the ‘snarky’ comment Lazenby made: “This never happened to the OTHER guy !”. The reason I’m bringing all this up, is because it occurred to me that perhaps the best way to bring the Bond-franchise forward, is to build-upon it by making Bond spin-off’s in much the same way the Bourne movies led to a story with Aaron Cross. I think we (the fans) are ‘hungry’ for finding out what ELSE goes on ELSEWHERE, while Bond is off taking a vacation/sabbatical. Who WAS Alec Treveleyan ? what else did HE accomplish BEFORE going ‘rogue’ ? That’s what I’m talking about. Not ‘origin’ stories…we have enough of that with the ‘Gotham’ TV series and the X-men, and I’m weary of that. I just want more stories of what other double-o’s do, and whether it’s Idris Elba, or Michael Fassbender, or whoever else screen-tested for Bond and didn’t ‘make the cut’…at least give them a story, make the a ‘double-o’ and make a film about it. I KNOW it would sell tickets; especially if it eventually brings them all together, like the (inevitable) upcoming Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross feature.

      • Scott-99

        Well, if you look at Daniel Craig’s imdb, it lists him as starring in “bond 25” with an unknown future date, so it will be him for at least one more movie. I really like the spin-off idea and would love to see the rest of the double-0’s in action. Maybe that’s one way to roll the clock back a little if appropriate..or at least send the franchise in a new direction. Let’s see….five or six British actors that would pass as 00’s. (No, not ALL of them)….here goes: OK, Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler, maybe Benedict Cumberbatch, then you could head south (if it isn’t too insulting) and grab any of the Hemsworths and maybe Simon Baker. (Craig is, what, 45?, so these guys are all younger, some MUCH younger.) Then you take whichever one or ones do the best in a 00 role and run with him or them. And just in case the writers are reading this, whatever you do, do NOT tie another double-0 naked to a chair and play bocce ball with his nether regions. Unfortunately, really, really unfortunately, that is all I see when I think of Daniel Craig in the role. Thanks.

        • Steve

          Mads Mikkelson SHOULD have been cast as either a top-tier ‘Spectre’ agent, or the head of ‘Spectre’ itself. I think Barbara Brocolli really missed-out on a golden-opportunity there. Carey Elwess would’ve made a great double-o in the early yrs; very ‘physical’…but he didn’t develop his ‘dangerous/fully-matured’ on-screen persona’ until ‘Twister’ and ‘Saw’. I have no clue what he’s done lately…perhaps maybe even a more ‘physical’ Q (one who runs, jumps, shoots guns rather than hiding behind a laptop ?) would be a nice idea, now that we have a younger, more ‘physical’ Money-Penny to enjoy ? (NO disrespect intended whatsoever towards dear-departed Lois Maxwell…I’m sure I’m not the ONLY one who misses her on-screen presense. And now that I think of it, I might also enjoy the idea of Jim Caviesel as a double-o…I’m thinking back to his presense on ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (rather than Christ, in ‘The Passion’) but before anyone beats me to it, NO, I would NOT want to see Guy Pierce as a double-o. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t approached for the idea, and if so, my respect for him would go up significantly if he (politely) turned down the offer. Pierce is a damned fine actor, but…a bit ‘over-exposed’, in a way I cannot quite put into words. No…putting Guy Pierce in a Bond film (either as a double-o or as ‘Spectre-esche’ villain would be like…putting raw-honey in a cup of coffee. It just wouldn’t work. :: involuntary shiver ::

        • Steve

          Thx, I’m humbled by your reply. It’s too bad we both are’nt writers who could take our ideas to the Bond-people. It’d be hard work to be sure, but well worth it to have some influence on the future of a much-loved film franchise. I could die a happy man if three Bond films had a little of ‘me’ in them, in some way shape or form. Casting director has a nice ring to it…lol

      • Scott Carroll

        “I am NOT a rascist; let’s get that out of the way right now;”

        Say that all you want, they’re still going to call you one.

    • Scott Carroll

      I don’t know how you can all the Fleming novels excellent and say you detest the brutal, brooding Bond. That’s exactly who the literary James Bond is. As Fleming himself once said, “Bond is a bit of a bastard.”

    • Scott Carroll

      I don’t know how you can say the Fleming novels are excellent and then say you detest the brutal, brooding Bond. That’s exactly who the literary James Bond is. As Fleming himself once said, “Bond is a bit of a basterd.”

      (Yes, I know I misspelled the ‘B’ word but RT’s stupid comment censor catches it otherwise.)

      • Scott-99

        Yes, ok. Perhaps Excellent is not the right word. Entertaining might be more appropriate. I just watched Spectre, though, and it was looong and very slow with a couple of explosions mixed in to keep me awake. Not excellent. Not particularly entertaining. The plot holes were huge, the choices were awful and the effects, though good, defied logic and physics. A notch or two below Moonraker.

  • sfbeast

    I still think most of the Bond movies after Sean Connery are formulaic and almost indistinguishable. I read the books when I was a young teen and they were great. The movies got too involved with special effects and explosions. Roger Moore was better as The Saint than as Bond. Diana Rigg was better as Mrs Peel on the Avengers than as a Bond girl.

    • RobertNorwood

      Moore was the worst and the films even more so.

  • Trevor

    I really never understood all the love for Skyfall, I thought that movie
    was kind of a mess. The plot about M was the most interesting aspect of
    the film, but it felt overshadowed by the plot with Silva, who came
    across as a silly and uninteresting villain to me. The majority of the
    film is cookie-cutter Bond stuff, except for the third act.

    Royale was great, and it breathed fresh life into the franchise. It
    successfully accomplished a much needed character study of a
    well-established character. It seems like after Casino Royale, however,
    they haven’t had any idea of what to do with him.

    If they are
    planning on beginning anew with the franchise at some point, I’d love to
    see Martin Campbell come back to direct. Having directed both GoldenEye
    and Casino Royale, it’s clear that he really understands the

  • tstucker

    No, no, no, no, no. You can’t have a number one Bond film without Connery in it. Impossible.

  • zeevee61

    Thunderball and Goldfinger all time best Bond movies EVER!! Will NEVER watch any James Bond movie with plastic face Craig! He’s creepy…………

  • Annette Crandall

    These lists never make any sense to me. I think people always want something different from a bond film so when they say worst and best it’s super opinionated. How can you say something like Dalton is a more serious grittier Bond but the movies lack in humor, as a downside; but put casino royale at the top of the list? Skyfall is a good film. Whether you think it’s overrated or not is an opinion. I personally think casino royale is overrated and doesn’t have the things I look for in a good bond film.

  • Armando Lopez Jr

    What a retarded list. Who was asking for Bond to cease being Bond with the introduction of Daniel Craig? Bond is all about the high tech, the slick, the smooth…not some haunted thug.

  • Super Rob

    Casino Royale is better than Skyfall. The dialogue between Bond and Vesper Lynd was fantastic. Especially the train scene. I didn’t think Skyfall was so great and Quantum of Solace should be in the 20’s. It was very weak.

    • Steve

      I agree 110%, the dialogue between Bond and Vesper (on the train, over dinner) was priceless. “How was your lamb ?” – “Skewered !” and the look on his face when he said it. ohh, the sexual-tension between them was PALPABLE.

  • Dennis Reviewer

    The 3 Connery films are higher scored than the 2 Craig films in the top 5, so why are they in that order??

    • bobrulz

      The score is weighted by number of reviews.

  • Skyfall — adjusted score: 105%.

    Seems legit.

  • Harry Palm

    “Never Say Never Again” and the first “Casino Royale” don’t count.

  • Bigunit

    This list is a joke, as any true Bond fan would agree. Instead of ranking these by the critics/tomatometer, why not try ranking them by the User reviews? I think you’ll end up with a much more accurate list. Lazenby makes #7? Seriously??

  • John Thomsen

    I’m surprised as they got this one right. Casino Royale gets Bond back to where Ian Fleming intended: a “blunt instrument”. His taste for the finer things came from Fleming’s understanding that most people in post WWII could not afford much but at least they wanted to read about people who could.

  • Baldwin Collins

    I Don’t think rotten tomatoes knows how to rank bond films
    the parody ”casino Royale” (1967) starring David Niven and Woody Allen
    is not considered as an official James Bond movie.

  • BondBegins

    No surprise that Skyfall is number one. For once Bond is portrayed as a real character with flaws that need ironing instead of some walking plot device. It features a villain with plausible motives instead of some nefarious Dr. Evil archetype who just wants to rule the world with plans to block out the sun. It also has striking cinematography to boot. For a franchise in the double digits, perhaps all that doesn’t make for a good “Bond” flick according to fan expectations, but it’s certainly the only good “movie” of the bunch.

  • robert Torsdale

    Skyfall, was written by people who knew nothing about James Bond. I would rate it in the 20’s. Whomever rated this movie #, didn’t see the rest of them. Certainly, “GOLDFINGER” is at the top of the list.

  • David Musick

    Disappointed they just ignored the existence of “Skypecall” and “The Speculum of Quantums” tbh

  • Justin Noah Wagner

    How is GoldenEye not top 5?!

  • DanOne

    Casino Royale has a higher tomato rating though??

  • bobrulz

    I love when people get butthurt over these lists and then get mad at Rotten Tomatoes as if the editors of the website ranked these movies.

  • fantail31

    So how does the Bond franchise place itself and market itself up against the Bourne films and Mission Impossible? The problem is when it tries to be gritty and realistic it rubs up against those two. So it has to be slightly silly, tounge in cheek and oh so British. Lets discuss the best Bond theme song. My personal faves are: 1. Nobody Does It Better ( The Spy Who Loved Me) 2. Live And Let Die. 3. You Only Live Twice 4. Goldfinger.

  • Chrispyking

    I agree with much of the list placement. However, I would swap the #! and #2 spots. In my opinion, Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale was the superior film.

  • Red Ruffensor

    There’s nothing like a list like this to bring out the truly opinionated.

  • Thomas Thompson

    Skyfall #1? lol OK. Another dubious list. Man with the Golden Gun in the bottom 5? That movie is 10x better than Moonraker and most of the Brosnan and Dalton movies. I’d put Live and Let Die & Man with the Golden Gun & On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in the top 10 with most of the Connery movies.

  • Nic Tanghe

    i could’t dissagree more on the new ones not being at the bottem.

  • geaaronson

    ẃho comes up with these ridiculous lists. Lazerby by himself puts his flic in the 25th position;

    • Steve

      I can feel your pain, but LaZENby was’nt by himself; he had Diana Riggs, Telly Savalas and (arguably) the 2nd most dangerous and irritating old ‘crone’ (femme-fatale) to share the screen with; and quite frankly, most of the other girls were quite beautiful even by today’s standards. The soundtrack and scenery were also quite stunning and the love-story leading up to Theresa’s untimely death is something MANY of us die-hard Bond fans hold VERY close to our hearts. Only Vespers or the Countess (in For Your Eyes Only) comes close in sheer ‘impact’ to
      an audience who truly wants Bond to settle-down with someone he loves.

  • Jeffrey Riley

    Die Another Day is BY FAR the worst Bond film. If they think A View to a Kill is ridiculous, how about an invisible car, Bond ice surfing with a parachute in front of a tsunami and the “person” transplant of the Korean guy into the English guy? And don’t even go there that DAD is better than TWINE. That is not even remotely true. I’m usually okay with critics but they’re mediocre at best in understanding James Bond films.

    • Steve

      I agree; the ice-paragliding scene was all i needed to convince me that that was the last we’d be seeing of Brosnan as Bond. Technically speaking, his best ‘Bond’ (from that point on) was in playing Thomas Crown !

  • Will Traynor

    Total nonsense and demonstrates why Rotten Tomatoes is so flawed. Any “Best of” list putting Live and Let Die and Quantum of Solace above Spectre is a an unadulterated joke. Let’s remember that the critics reviewing movies 20-30 years ago are different people with different standards than the critics of today. Spectre is a much better film with better acting, cinematography, action, plot and several other movie aspects than many other Bond films. It’s most likely a Top 10 Bond film and much better than almost all Roger Moore and Brosnan films.

  • Albert Jackson

    I know this is all movies, but someone should note that the Ian Fleming novels , the source of James Bond are somewhat pedestrian as ‘spy’ novels.
    Tho Bond got treated better than those god awful Matt Helm films, where poor Donald Hamilton got trashed.

  • Thomas Luiz

    Well I didn’t expect Spectre to be ranked at such a low position….

    • Steve

      Have you seen it yet ?

      • Thomas Luiz

        Yes, to be honest this isn’t a good one, but i think it is at least better than quantum of solace

        • Steve

          QOS was an odd-duck, of sorts. Taken for the adventure it was…dirty, sweaty, brooding…it wasn’t entirely a WASTE of my time or money…but it’s not one of my ‘go to’ favorites (to watch), on a slow Saturday or Sunday afternoon. My single most disliked part of the film was the choice of theme-song (during opening-titles) I just don’t saavy how (or why) it was chosen. Unless they were aiming to pull more Urban ‘twenty-somethings’ into the theatres, I just don’t see how ‘Post-Modern/Urban hip-hop’ interfaces with the Bond-universe in any way, shape or form. It simply was not a ‘Bond-Theme’. Just my opinion.

        • Steve

          To be honest QOS is starting to grow on me. I dare say it ‘feels’ better thanSpectre to me, on a darker, grittier level. I would say QOS is to Spectre as For Your Eye’s Only was to Moonraker.

  • Arthur H

    If I ever do get arrested I hope I will have a Bond girl.

  • Dick Gear

    Skyfall was boring and i will never understand the love. The best bond movie has to be ‘For Your Eyes Only’. On her Majesties Secret Service is also pretty good. Everyone talks about the ski scenes but there is also a kick ass car chase as well

    • Leopold31

      Yep. I’m another in the minority, but I love “For Your Eyes Only”. I highly rate “Tomorrow Never Dies”.

      Some of the Sean Connery stuff used to be my favorites, but they are truly showing their age at this point. But at least they had plots.

      When “James Bond” became an agent helping the DEA? Ugh. A real low point. And the one with the submarine in Istanbul? A bunch of action does not make a plot.

  • wolf

    skyfall was terrible

  • NavyBlockGuard

    Wait a min. How can QoS…aka POS be higher than License to Kill if the rating is lower!?!? Stupidity at its finest.

  • juliathemechanic

    Sky fall? Seriously? Daniel Craig is the worst Bond yet, by far. He seems like a simple terrorist and is humorless as hell.

  • Alex Siclitaru

    Horrible List . I know that some people like Skyfall over Casino Royale , but Quantum of Solace over Spectre ? Quantum of Solace is like the Bourne Legacy between the Craig films (shaky-cam and quick-cut editing ) . And how is Diamonds Are Forever above Live and Let Die ? And The Spy who loved me above Goldeneye ? Give me a break .

  • Dyshpo

    Skyfall is the worse why would Q the head of tech division hook the villains computer into the mainframe and be surprised it was a Trojan horse with a worm only reason writer fell into a hole.

  • Dyshpo

    Also how could Joker be recruited to MI6 I’m pretty sure they give psychological exams before u learn trade craft. Also how the fuck did Batman get pass his physical and psych evaluation without falling into a pit.

  • Dyshpo

    The reason why the fantastical works for older Bond films is because they’re fantasy spy action films not , Brooding Action Thrillers that Casino Royale started so fantastical stuff doesn’t fly with this new genre. So you’re left with 2 options fill the plot holes or return to Fantasy Spy action.

  • Dyshpo

    Skyfall starts super serious then attempts to give us a throwback Thursday jaunt thru nostalgiaville but it quickly abandons the feeling of terror that Silva instills in all sex slaves. The only bond film that actually portrays Bond close to written character is Goldfinger.

  • xetaprime

    Who put this list together? Skyfall number 1? Nevermind, something’s wrong in Bond-land. Or, people aren’t aging well. Or, millennials have not seen all the films or… Glad to see On Her Majesty’s Secret Service up there as that has been a long time favorite of mine. But this list, as someone who has seen them all in order, is giving me ageda.

  • Dyshpo

    Best scene in Skyfall is when Silva tried to freak Bond out with overt sexual flirting and Bond was like I bet you give lousy head. I like the fact they mentioned for once that a male spy would have to seduce men more than women. In real life men vastly outnumber women in governments and military. Really half the double O agents would be women in real life.

  • Gert Waterink

    “SPECTRE” as good as “Never Say Never Again”? And worse than “Quantum Of Solace”, “Diamonds Are Forever” and “You Only Live Twice”? Well I do agree that “SPECTRE” is not the ‘masterpiece’ or ‘phenomenon’ that “Goldfinger”, “Skyfall”, “From Russia With Love” and “Casino Royale” were. But….THIS low? I can’t help but feeling that certain outside events (negative publicity) disproportionally influenced the minds of many (US) critics that are being counted on RottenTomatoes.

  • Gert Waterink

    Are there actually some people who dare to rank all 26 Bond films? I did ;-). Here’s my TOP 26:

    Top quality films!!!:
    01 –> 9.5/10 –> ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’
    02 –> 9.3/10 –> ‘From Russia With Love’
    03 –> 9.0/10 –> ‘Skyfall’
    04 –> 8.8/10 –> ‘Casino Royale’
    05 –> 8.3/10 –> ‘Thunderball’
    06 –> 8.0/10 –> ‘Doctor No’

    Good films!:
    07 –> 7.8/10 –> ‘SPECTRE’ (NEW !!)
    08 –> 7.6/10 –> ‘Octopussy’
    09 –> 7.5/10 –> ‘For Your Eyes Only’
    10 –> 7.4/10 –> ‘The Living Daylights’
    11 –> 7.2/10 –> ‘Licence To Kill’
    12 –> 7.0/10 –> ‘Goldfinger’

    Average films:
    13 –> 6.7/10 –> ‘The World Is Not Enough’
    14 –> 6.5/10 –> ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’
    15 –> 6.3/10 –> ‘Quantum Of Solace’
    16 –> 6.1/10 –> ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
    17 –> 6.0/10 –> ‘Live And Let Die’
    18 –> 5.7/10 –> ‘Never Say Never Again’ (non-EON)

    Fun stuff for Bond nerds, but as a standalone film bad and sometimes even groce!:
    19 –> 5.4/10 –> ‘Moonraker’
    20 –> 5.1/10 –> ‘Diamonds Are Forever’
    21 –> 4.8/10 –> ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’
    22 –> 4.5/10 –> ‘You Only Live Twice’
    23 –> 4.2/10 –> ‘GoldenEye’
    23 –> 3.4/10 –> ‘A View To A Kill’
    24 –> 2.8/10 –> ‘Die Another Day’
    25 –> 1.2/10 –> ‘Casino Royale’ (non-EON)

  • mikeinkamloops

    While I enjoy the Daniel Craig Bonds, I don’t think I’d ever watch them over and over like I have done with the original few — Dr No, FRWL, Goldfinger, and my fave with Connery, Thunderball. I miss the quips and double-entendres that peppered the old movies; Craig is always so damn serious. Connery and Q had marvelous chemistry, whereas the new Q is a “team player”. You never see Craig fooling with the gadgets like Connery did.
    On Her Majestys Secret Service is my second fave — I think George Lazenby did a great job. Apparently he wasn’t too easy to get along with, though.

  • SteveInCali

    Skyfail? R u kidding me? Not one of the many excellent Sean Connery movies? I don’t think so….

  • dnamj

    Skyfall had a lot of really bad choreography, with Bond needlessly exposing himself to gunfire, etc. They needed a military trainer to help. It just wasn’t believable that he was a super spy.

  • KW Hughey

    Sean Connery is James Bond

  • Seth Garrett

    Man there are some really entitled and rude people on here. It’s a matter of opinion guys, get over it.

  • DocHolliday44

    Quantum Solace, Skyfall and Casino Royal either steal ideas from Bourne movies or they just use that stupid shakey cam bullshit which makes every action scene look ridiculous.

  • VicioousAlienKlown

    None of the Daniel Craig movies were any good. They should be on the bottom of this list.

  • VicioousAlienKlown

    1. Sean Connery movies were the best
    2. Roger Moore movies I grew up with
    3. Pierce Brosnan was good
    5. Timothy Dalton was good
    6. George Lazenby wasn’t bad
    7. Daniel Craig….seriously, he was the generic action guy and the movies were terrible.

  • BobPM

    Daniel Craig lacks the “most interesting man in the world” quality that makes a good Bond.

    Connery was the best, Brosnan was much better than the ratings here suggest, although he couldn’t fight worth a damn. Moore’s films drifted into parody over time. Dalton and Craig are just way to serious for Bond and lack sophistication in the sense of I can speak 10 languages and can identify a great wine by taste. Can’t recall the Lazenby film.

  • john

    I agree… with the list. Skyfall is my favorite.

  • tredshift

    The Best Bond movie…and there have been quite a few BAD Ones…is “From Russia with Love”

  • Sinclair M Harris

    These ratings seem biased to the most recent films, however it is clear that Sean Connery remains the best Bond ever with four of the top six movies.

  • Jay Dove

    I just created my Top 24 Bond movies on CrowdSens.com if everybody updates their ranking, we can see the consensus of the group… check it out https://www.crowdsens.com/DetailTop?TXID=231

  • Richard57

    Sky fall was an effort to raise a character study. It succeeded. Bradem was superb. I did expect the next Bond movie to take a new angle on Bond to take advantage of the depth revealed in SkyFall.

    • Steve

      Bardem was sleep-walking through that role; he had no choice…likely because he was warned (or he made a conscious effort) NOT to channel ANY of his character from ‘No Country for Old Men’…which is a crying shame. As for the ‘character-study’…I see your point, but only from the perspective of the relationship between ‘M’ and Bond. She believed in him when no-one else (except Moneypenny) would. He owed her that much, to try to save her. It was a fitting end, to Judy Dench’s contribution to the Bond-Franchise.

  • Maurizio Garzelli

    Skyfall and Specter were atrocious non-Bond movies: seriously, Ma-Bond and Pa-Bond die and social services make tyke-Bond live with another family with one child who turns out to be the greatest villain in history funding terrorism, war and atrocities JUST because he had a grudge vs his adopted brother who his father liked more than him?
    1) James bond is a fake name, like John Smith, so really, there should not even be a shadow of a parent
    2) if all the disgruntled brothers would start taking terrorism as a hobby, the world would really be a bad place!
    3) The idea of James Bond became akin to the dark knight.

    For me Quantum of Solace was the last James Bond movie, the rest is nonsense that was produced to appeal to a wider audience. I do not mind Craig as a James Bond, but I do mind bad plot line.

  • jimmy

    this isint eve accurate even for rotten tomatoes. Dr No, From Russia with love, and Goldfinger all have a rating of 96% with Casino Royale at 95%. The adjusted score is a bunch of bs

  • Calum

    Just watched all eon movies besides spectre since Christmas from Dr. No through to skyfall having never watched a full Bond movie all the way through in my life. No one comes close to Sean Connery he is just fantastic and goldfinger is easily my favourite. I appreciate all bonds (Dalton just barely) and I think after watching 20 movies and then to come to Daniel Craig it was refreshing for them to reboot the character and to get some background on him and to see he is not invincible, also to meet Felix and Moneypenny.
    I think casino royale was much better than skyfall though.
    I am looking forward to spectre and Bond going forward, hopefully with spectre back in the picture now things will get interesting especially in the 21st century.

    My 2 cents anyway 🙂

  • Mr. J

    I totally understand and respect were everyone is coming from but I have to say, for me, the best Bond was Roger Moore, and I notice a lot of people disagree with me on that one according to the polls I have seen by a lot I mean 90%, now, why do I say this? Well simply because Bond is a movie , yes it is not real, and Moore, was handed with a bunch of bad scripts except for one or two exceptions, and made them absolutely brilliant, for those who are going to say “BUT HE CANT ACT, HE WAS JUST A CLOWN” please watch ‘The man who haunted himself’, and for those who say he was a “gay” bond is ridiculous, if anything he slept with the most women, and I think we can all agree, he was hilarious also I think we would all be happy if we looked that good in our 40’s and 50’s. In my humble opinion I rank the people who played Bond in the following order
    1. Roger Moore
    2. Daniel Craig
    3. Sean Connery
    4. Timothy Dalton
    5. Pierce Brosnan
    6. George Lazenby.
    I respect all your opinions so I hope you can respect mine.

  • Frank Brouwer

    although its a pretty good ‘action movie’ I still think Craig is Jason Bourne in a tuxedo. Bond is all about charm, bad jokes, girls, cars and a shaken martini. Not a ‘pokerfaced’ vigilante.

  • Kestrel

    …What. I’ve seen lists I disagree with, and everything of course is subjective in these lists, but wow. This list is so backwards in its ranking it defies all logic. Diamonds are Forever and Spectre are so powerfully bad they belong near the back, right around Moonraker. Never Say Never Again was surprisingly great, especially considering it had everything going against it. Die Another Day is famously bad, but is ridiculously enjoyable and really only falls apart in the third act. Goldfinger probably deserves the top slot, but Casino Royale gives it some tough competition.

  • Karolus Magnus

    It all comes to personal preference, in my opinion Craig’s Casino Royale is 60% boring, it starts really cool and breaks the James Bonds conventions but Le Chiffre is what saves the movie, for me it drags too much, you can easily remove 35 mins of the movie without hurting it. Skyfall is the best Bond movie in spite of its flaws, Bardem gave a new twist to Bond villains and Spectre is in my opinion 10 steps backwards in the Craig era, it has too many WTF moments like having sex with Monica Belluci after she returns home from her husband’s funeral and the “after fist fight” sex in the train, it jumped the shark simply put.

  • Luke Young

    Goldeneye is my favorite, mostly because it is the first one I watched as a kid in the 90s. And Goldeneye 64 is even better, man I loved that game.

    On a more serious note, there is a huge difference between the older Bond films and the newer Bond films. The directing is different, because the intention is different. The original Bond films were ok with being cheesy at times, and firing off one-liners. The action is vastly outdated compared to modern works as well. This doesn’t make one better than the other in some objective form. It means that they are different films with different intentions.

    People who like a more serious movie that is somewhat more plausible than a guy with a metal rimmed hat and a tall dude with metal jaws, well, they aren’t going to place earlier films above Daniel Craig’s films, which are darker, broodier and more realistic in terms of technology and what technology can do.

    That’s why I like Goldeneye, because it is a blend of the silly cheese, with the serious. It doesn’t take itself too serious, while providing more serious tones.

  • Toni

    Why don’t you all fuck off outside and do something?

  • William Lavagna

    This lists are always designed to make people go out and watch the new movie or buy the new album.
    I’d rate Goldeneye higher than Skyfall.

  • I hate the attitude of people who think that if you like the old Bond films, that you can’t like the new ones. That’s BS! In my opinion, Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Sean Connery. I don’t agree with the order of the list, but I’m a huge Bond fan. Goldfinger is my favorite.

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