The 007 Files: My Rankings Of All 25 James Bond Movies

**Blogger’s note: updated as of 10/09/21 with No Time to Die

After watching all 24 official James Bond pictures and writing blog posts on each averaging around 1,000 words, we’ve arrived at what may be my final 007 Files entry for a while.

I may find something Bond related to blog about, but the next major post will likely be when the fourth Daniel Craig film is released, probably in late 2014. There will be one likely exception. When I see the well-known “unofficial” Bond picture, 1983’s Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery, I’ll post about that. Until then, I’ve now compiled my list ranking all movies from the worst to the very best.

For those reading along, #23 may be a good number for basketball players, but it isn’t here. That number signifies my least favorite Bond film and we work up from there. You’ll forgive me if I don’t comment on the rankings (been there, done that), but I am providing a link to the original post on the films, along with the trailer.

And with that, my final rankings after a month and a half blogging Bond:

25. Die Another Day (2002)

24. Moonraker (1979)

23. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

22. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

21. A View to a Kill (1985)

20. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

19. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

18. Quantum of Solace (2008)

17. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

16. Live and Let Die (1973)

15. Goldeneye (1995)

14. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

13. Spectre 

12. You Only Live Twice (1967)

11. The Living Daylights (1987)

10. Octopussy (1983)

9. Dr. No (1962)

8. No Time to Die (2021)

7. Skyfall (2012)

6. Licence to Kill (1989)

5. Thunderball (1965)

4. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

3. Goldfinger (1964)

2. Casino Royale (2006)

1. From Russia with Love (1963)

And there you have it, my friends! Feel free to let your feelings be known as to your thoughts on the list. It’s been a great experience re-watching all these 007 pictures. Late 2014 can’t get here soon enough!

6 thoughts on “The 007 Files: My Rankings Of All 25 James Bond Movies”

  1. An interesting list – naming favourite Bond films is always highly subjective. For me, Quantum of Solace is by far the worst and OHMSS should be rated above all the Roger Moore Bonds.

  2. I don’t know what order I would put the other 20, but the three worst are Skyfall, You Only Live Twice and Moonraker. I was not impressed by Skyfall at all.

  3. I’ve a soft spot for Moonraker because it was the first Bond film I saw at the cinema. Lois Childs sent my adolescent pleasure centres into overdrive. And it has one of the best lines ever: “Mr Bond, you appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season.” You Only Live Twice has one of the best attempted poisonings and the archetypal set-piece destruction of the evil villain’s base. As for Skyfall, any Bond film that my wife can watch and say, “I could see that again!” has to be worth something!

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