Bond Week: What Are YOUR Favorite Bond Movies?
by Alex Billington
November 13, 2008
Earlier this week we asked Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster what his favorite Bond movies were, so now it's time to ask all of you. Besides the upcoming Quantum of Solace, there are 21 other Bond movies in the franchise's 46 year history to choose from. Out of all the films, 7 of them star Roger Moore, 6 of them star Sean Connery, 4 of them star Pierce Brosnan, 2 of them star Timothy Dalton, 1 of them stars George Lazenby, and 2 of them (so far) stars Daniel Craig. There's a very diverse and exciting selection of films to choose from, so it may be a bit tough to narrow them down, but now is the time to reveal all. It's time to man up and admit which you prefer the most. So what are your favorite Bond movies?
To kick this off, I'll officially reveal my own favorites. My absolute favorite Bond movie is On Her Majesty's Secret Service, closely followed by Man With the Golden Gun. Additionally, I really love Moonraker, You Only Live Twice, GoldenEye, and a new addition, Quantum of Solace. Remarkably I'm not the biggest Sean Connery fan (that is a discussion for another day), so none of my favorites are really from his era. The reason why I prefer the ones I mentioned above mostly stems from my experiences watching them when I was younger. For example, On Her Majesty's Secret Service has a lot of skiing scenes and I still love seeing all of those even to this day. These definitely aren't the typical choices, but that's what I love about this franchise - everyone can have their own unique favorites.
Reader Feedback - 39 Comments
Goldeneye, Moonraker, From Russia With Love.
LASERBEAM on Nov 13, 2008
Love Goldeneye followed by Man With the Golden Gun...
Peloquin on Nov 13, 2008
Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, For your Eyes Only, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale
tyler ford on Nov 13, 2008
Goldfinger and Die Another Day
Not You on Nov 13, 2008
casino royale ...yes i've seen all of them
SCAR on Nov 13, 2008
Golden eye, Live & Let die, Casino Royale... See a trend? I tend to like the re-introductions of the bond the best. That said, I can't wait til tomorrow.
j money on Nov 13, 2008
#6 hit it dead on with me too, but I would also add Goldfinger to the list.
Chris W on Nov 13, 2008
I love From Russia with Love, The Man with the Golden Gun, and GoldenEye. I really dont have a favorite out of those three but if I had to choose one it may very well be GoldenEye only because of the FPS for the N64 and the fun we had with that.
CK on Nov 13, 2008
casino royale , goldeneye, from russia with love
Kevin on Nov 13, 2008
The Man with the Golden Gun, GoldenEye
Johnny Crow on Nov 13, 2008
Dr. No, GoldenEye, From Russia With Love, The Man with the Golden Gun, Casino Royale
Michael Radley on Nov 13, 2008
Dr. No, Goldfinger, License to Kill, Moonraker, GoldenEye, Casino Royale. And, uh Alex? Not a Connery fan? Consider your opinions suspect from here on out.
ScottyR on Nov 13, 2008
My favourites in order are: The Living Daylights, For Your Eyes Only, Casino Royale, Goldfinger, A View to a Kill. Sean Connery is my favourite Bond. My least favourite Bond film is probably Thunderball or Diamonds Are Forever. And Maryam d'Abo is my all-time favourite Bond girl. Oh, and Duran Duran's theme song is the best one of the bunch.
Nicholas Carroll on Nov 13, 2008
@9 right on the money
taylor on Nov 13, 2008
Octapussy!!! That was the first one I saw. I also really like Goldeneye, Casino Royal, and I am looking forward to QS. Mark Forrester is amazing.
Kelley on Nov 13, 2008
Mark Forster. Sorry.
Kelley on Nov 13, 2008
My pattern seems to be the titles with gold... Goldfinger, The Man with the Golden Gun and then Goldeneye. Props to Casino Royale and Live and Let Die too
Andrew on Nov 13, 2008
1. Thunderball 2. Moonraker 3. Casino Royale
David on Nov 13, 2008
Bond Top 5! 1. From Russia With Love (The pure essence of Bond is here. You can't top a fight in the Orient Express) 2. Casino Royale (This is just a GREAT movie. The writers did a great job taking the story and putting it in a modern context. Daniel Craig does a great job!) 3. Goldfinger (The sexy Pussy Galore? A laser heading to Bond's manhood? Oddjob throwing hats? A girl covered in gold? The notion of a radioactive Fort Knox? That's enough!!) 4. Dr.No (The silver screen and the great Connery-Bond get together for the first time) 5. Tomorrow Never Dies (It's not the best, but I like it so much! And Teri Hatcher... oh Teri Hatcher)
Jorge Leiner on Nov 13, 2008
Tommorow Never Dies , Goldeneye , A View to a Kill and the one with Timothy Dalton when he takes on the drug cartel ..lol forgot the name remember'd the ninjas though 🙂
BadKarma on Nov 13, 2008
Hands down my all time favorite is On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Following that in order would be From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Spy Who Loved Me, Casino Royale, World Is Not Enough, For Your Eyes Only, GoldenEye and Thunderball. Those are the ones I can watch over and over again and never get bored with.
Colca on Nov 13, 2008
Thunderball, hands down. Connery kicks Roger Moore's ass in every way, and Daniel Craig is the secon best Bond. I like my Bond to be a badass, not exactly something Moore has in droves. Dalton is pathetic, but Brosnan and Moore were both good and I can't complain, just not my favorites. goldeneye, you only live twice, goldfinger, live and let die, the spy who loved me, Moonraker, the man with the golden gun, octopussy My Top 10 Bonds 1. Thunderball 2. Casino Royale 3. Live and Let Die 4. You Only Live Twice 5. Goldeneye 6. Goldfinger 7. The Spy Who Loved Me 8. The Man with the Golden Gun 9. Moonraker 10. Octopussy
The Definitive Movie Opinion on Nov 13, 2008
Goldfinger is my favourite of the Connery Bonds (and probably my favourite overall) I haven't seen many of the Roger Moore films, but I would probably say that Live and Let Die would be at the top. I haven't seen the Timothy Dalton or George Lazenby films. For Brosnan, I have to say both Goldeneye and World is Not Enough were pretty close (leaning towards the former) Casino Royale would also be in the top five somewhere
Sean Kelly on Nov 13, 2008
From Russia With Love, Casino Royale, and Goldeneye
Darren on Nov 13, 2008
1. Thunderball 2. You only live twice 3. goldfinger
spanx on Nov 13, 2008
I would say GoldenEye is one of my favorites because it was the first Bond I can remember seeing as a child. I am sure I watched all the other ones my my father, but that one is vivid in my mind and I love it!
alex on Nov 13, 2008
goldeneye man with the golden gun goldfinger from russia with love casino royal are my top five alos the one with barron samadie - forgot the name sorry.
the critic on Nov 13, 2008
1. For Your Eyes Only 2. The Living Daylights 3. Licence To Kill 4. From Russia With Love 5. On Her Majestys Secret Service 6. Would be joint between Goldfinger/GoldenEye/Casino Royale depending on mood!
Paul on Nov 14, 2008
No. 1 is The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first Bond flic my father took me to. Plus, Roger Moore riding that retro jetski in his uniform, and the Lotus sub car...too cool. No. 2 is Moonraker. Really enjoyed the Jaws storyline and the Close Encounters theme as the alarm code at the glass factory was a nice touch. No. 3 is Casino Royale. Watching Craig transform from a hired killer to 007 was great. If you notice even the music changes as the film goes on and you only get the traditional theme at the very end when he says "Bond, James Bond." Good things to come!
Jeff on Nov 14, 2008
Top 10: 01. Dr. No 02. Goldfinger 03. From Russia With Love 04. Casino Royale 05. Quantum of Solace 06. The Living Daylights 07. You Only Live Twice 08. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 09. Thunderball 10. Live And Let Die
The Awsome Dude With Sunglasses on Nov 14, 2008
Live and let Die, Living Daylights, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale
JJ on Nov 14, 2008
1. Thunderball 2. Quantum of Solace 3. Casino Royale 4. Goldeneye 5. Dr. No 6. From Russia with Love
tyler wilson on Nov 14, 2008
01 - From Russia With Love 02 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 03 - Goldfinger 04 - Thunderball 05 - Casino Royale 06 - Dr. No 07 - The Living Daylights 08 - Licence to Kill 09 - You Only Live Twice 10 - For Your Eyes Only 11 - Quantum of Solace 12 - The Man with the Golden Gun 13 - Octopussy 14 - The World Is Not Enough 15 - Goldeneye 16 - Diamonds are Forever 17 - The Spy Who Loved Me 18 - A View to a Kill 19 - Live and Let Die 20 - Die Another Day 21 - Tomorrow Never Dies 22 - Moonraker
Scottbuster2000 on Nov 14, 2008
favorite BOND: 1. From Russia With Love 2. Thunderball 3. The Living Daylights 17NOV 2008
Lytton on Nov 17, 2008
My favourite Bond: 1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 2. From Russia with Love 3. Casino Royale 4. Quantum of Solace 5. The Living Daylights
azalee on Nov 17, 2008
just saw quantum of solace hot damn motha F. fukn awsome! insanly great. marc forster really brought something to it! great film making. at the opera really stands out! i lvoe how through out the movie he incorprace different sences together. a gr8 sequle to coasino royal! id love to see him do another. an major big thumbs up on danile craig. hope he does another ten! the jump in improvment in his bond was astounding! i pray gloabal ressession doesnt hit. cause i want another one for next year!
the critic on Nov 17, 2008
My all time favorite, Goldeneye. Goldeneye is one of those bond movies that you can easily watch over and over without getting sick of it. The story line and plot is great, and Sean Bean does a excellent job of playing 006-Alec Trevelyan. I also like how they gave another 00 agent an important role in this movie. Top 5 Bond Movies: 1) Goldeneye 2) Moonraker 3) The World is Not Enough 4) Casino Royale 5) Quantum of Solace
Chris on Nov 26, 2008
1.) Licence to Kill 2.) The Living Daylights 3. Caasino Royale 4.) Dr. No 5.) OHMSS
Mobo on Dec 29, 2008
My Top 10. 1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 2. For Your Eyes Only 3. Spy Who Loved Me 4. Man With The Golden Gun 5. Casino Royale 6. License To Kill 7. Moonraker 8. Quantum Of Solace 9. Octopussy 10. The Living Daylights
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