Top 10 James Bond Movies

Many people have their own views on who the best 007 James Bond actor is and which is the best Bond movies are, and there are many articles written on this subject. Well, here’s my view on the best James Bond movies numbering from 10-1.

Every 007 James Bond movie is the best James Bond movie to somebody. For over 50 years, this has been a franchise that’s dependably supplied the goods: the stunts, the girls, the theme songs, and the gadgets. People like Sean Connery generally as their favorite 007 James bond actor but my favorite 007 James Bond actor is without a doubt Daniel Craig, he is the dashing hottest and amazing actor and in general, I prefer older movies, so you’ll probably in the article. I will surely make another article again on the top 10 James Bond movies.

#10 For your Eyes Only

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For Your Eyes Only released in 1981, it was the fifth movie of Roger Moore as James Bond and the twelfth spy film in the James Bond series. It marked the directorial debut of John Glen, who holds the record for editing work on eight James Bond films from the 1960s to the 1980s. John likes to include the local animals and wildlife in his films

For Your Eyes Only showcased excellent locations, a great cast, and an attractive storyline. It also had an entertaining and hilarious car chase, skiing scenes, and some amazing underwater visuals (I’m always a big fan of those). Director John Glen did an amazing job, and it was definitely one of his best movie.

It is really really so difficult to choose and pick a solid movie for the number 10 position, but I think I made a very good choice.


#9 Thunderball

Now some may find it surprising, that Thunderball is so low on the list. It probably deserves to be top in the list, it also surprises me, but I decided to lower my Sean Connery and switch things around a little bit.

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Thunderball was Connery’s 4th entry in the series, and if we’re including inflation, it is the highest-grossing James Bond movie of all time, earning over $1 billion US! Now that is an achievement in itself. The theme of Thunderball theme one of the boldest, richest songs of the series.

S.P.E.C.T.R.E. (Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion) hijacks a NATO nuclear bomber, hiding the bombs under the ocean depths and threatening to detonate the weapons unless a ransom of 100,000,000 pounds is paid. The mastermind behind this scheme is international business executive Emilio Largo, who maintains a pool full of sharks for the purpose of eliminating enemies and those henchmen who fail to come up to standard. Dispatched to the Bahamas, lucky Mr. Bond enjoys the attentions of three nubile ladies: Largo’s mistress Domino Derval, British spy Paula Caplan and enemy agent Fiona Volpe.

#8 The Living Daylights

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The Living Daylights was the fifteenth spy film in the James Bond series and the first movie of Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, and definitely, his best, released in 1987. Without a mention of Timothy Dalton, no top 10 list would be complete. The Living Daylights was directed by John Glen, produced by Albert R. Broccoli, his stepson Michael G. Wilson, and co-produced by his daughter, Barbara Broccoli. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was also a financial success, grossing $191.2 million worldwide. I think Dalton made a great 007 James Bond. He was funny and charismatic, as well as being tough and gritty. The living Daylights also featured a respectful leading lady, instead of the usual through away flirt, which was a nice change.

The film was spectacular, it mixed seriousness with touches of comedy, and had a perfect mix of action scenes and storyline. The film reunites Bond with the carmaker Aston Martin, and the uses the Aston Martin DBS.

#7 Live and Let Die

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It was the eighth spy film in the James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as Bond, Live and Let Die released in 1973. The film was directed by Guy Hamilton and was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. It came with a spectacular cast, Mr. Big/Kananga was an even better villain and Jane Seymour was a brilliant Bond girl.

The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. In Live and Let Die, a Harlem drug lord known as Mr. Big plans to distribute two tons of heroin free to put rival drug barons out of business. The drug lord is revealed to be the disguised alter ego of Dr. Kananga, a corrupt Caribbean dictator, who rules San Monique, the fictional island where the heroin poppies are secretly farmed. James Bond (Roger Moore) is investigating the deaths of three British agents, leading him to Kananga, and is soon trapped in a world of gangsters and voodoo as he fights to put a stop to the drug baron’s scheme.

#6 The Spy Who Loved Me

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The Spy Who Loved Me was the third to star Roger Moore as James Bond and the Tenth spy film in the James Bond series released in 1977, directed by Lewis Gilbert with the screenplay being penned by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum. The film takes its title from Ian Fleming’s novel The Spy Who Loved Me, the tenth book in the James Bond series, it does not contain any elements of the novel’s plot. The storyline involves a reclusive megalomaniac named Karl Stromberg, who plans to destroy the whole world and create a new civilization under the sea. Bond teams up with Anya Amasova (a Russian agent), to stop Stromberg.

#5 You Only Live Twice

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You Only Live Twice released in 1967, was the fifth spy film in the James Bond series and fifth movie of Sean Connery as James Bond. The film directed by Lewis Gilbert is the first Bond film to be directed by him, who later directed the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me The film based on Ian Fleming’s 1964 novel of the same name (You Only Live Twice).

You Only Live Twice‘s screenplay was written by Roald Dahl. It is the first James Bond film to discard most of Fleming’s plot, using only a few characters and locations from the book as the background for an entirely every new story.
In You Only Live Twice, James Bond is dispatched to Japan after American and Soviet manned spacecraft disappear mysteriously in orbit. With each nation blaming the other amidst the Cold War, 007 travels secretly to a remote Japanese island to find the perpetrators and comes face to face with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion). The film reveals the appearance of Blofeld, who was previously a partially unseen character. SPECTRE is working for the government of an unnamed Asian power, implied to be the People’s Republic of China, to provoke a war between the superpowers.

#4 Dr. No

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Dr. No is the first James Bond film, released in 1962, directed by Terence Young. It is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, and Jack Lord, it is the first film in the James Bond series, and was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, a partnership that continued until 1975.

In Dr. No, James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American space launch with a radio beam weapon. The first of the Bond books to be made into a film, Dr. No was not the first of Fleming’s novels, it was his sisxth novel and Casino Royale being the debut for the character; the film makes a few references to threads from earlier books. This film also introduced the criminal organisation SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion).

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#3 From Russia with Love

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From Russia with Love released in 1963. It was  the second James Bond film and the also second to star Sean Connery as James Bond. The film Based on the 1957 novel of the same name (From Russia with Love) by Ian Fleming (fifth Bond novel). It was directed by Terence Young, produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and written by Richard Maibaum and Johanna Harwood

Following the success of James Bond first film (Dr. No), United Artists greenlit a sequel and doubled the budget available for the producers. In addition to filming on location in Turkey, the action scenes were shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire and in Scotland. It was a critical and commercial success. It took more than $78 million in worldwide box office receipts, far more than its $2 million budget and more than its predecessor Dr. No, there by becoming a blockbuster in 1960s cinema.

#2 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the sixth Bond film, released in 1969. The film based on the 1963 novel of the same name (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) by Ian Fleming.  Sean Connery’s decision to retire from the role after You Only Live Twice (1967), Eon Productions selected a model, George Lazenby with no prior acting credits , to play the part of James Bond. During the making of the film, Lazenby announced that he would play the role of Bond only once.

In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Bond faces Blofeld , who is planning to hold the world ransom by the threat of sterilising the world’s food supply through a group of brainwashed “angels of death”. Along the way 007 meets, falls in love with, and eventually marries Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo . The film directed by Peter R. Hunt, who had served as a film editor and second unit director on previous the James Bond series  films. and produced by Hunt, along with Albert R.Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.

#1  Goldfinger

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Goldfinger is the third Bond film, released in 1964. It was  the second James Bond film and the also third to star Sean Connery as James Bond. The film Based on the 1959 novel of the same name (Goldfinger) by Ian Fleming (seventh Bond novel). The film directed by Guy Hamilton (it was the first of four Bond films) and  produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. The film also stars Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the character Auric Goldfinger and Shirley Eaton as the iconic Bond girl Jill Masterson.

In Goldfinger, Bond investigating gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger and eventually uncovering Goldfinger’s plans to contaminate Fort Knox. Goldfinger was the very first James Bond blockbuster, with a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined. Principal photography took place from January to July 1964 in the UK, Switzerland and Kentucky and Florida. The release of the film led to a number of promotional including a toy Aston Martin DB5 car from Corgi Toys which became the biggest selling toy of year 1964.

Many people have their own views on which James Bond movie is best and who the best James Bond actor, and there are many articles written on the subject. My favourite 007 actor is without a doubt Daniel Craig, and in general, I prefer older movies, you noticed my bias in the article. Please comment in the comment  box your top 10 James Bond movies. I will write again on “Top 10 James Bond Movies”.

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