I’m a James Bond superfreak, I own all the Bond films (yes, even “Die Another Day”, and no I don’t own “Never Say Never Again” and if you, you’re an asshole). Roger Moore is my favorite Bond, but I can acknowledge that Sean Connery than Daniel Craig are the best Bonds. I’m undefeated in James Bond Scene It! though only two people have ever played me. I take Bond films seriously and I hope you do too.
10) “Live and Let Die” (1973)
I’ve always felt that James Bond films have always resonated with current events (when each film was being made). This film really embraces hinting upon racism, and really deals with black culture. This film essentially has black villains, and they’re villains that even black people would love to hate. Not to mention, this is the first outing as my personal favorite Bond, Roger Moore.
9) “The Man With the Golden Gun” (1974)
This film pins James Bond up against Chistopher Lee (who was Ian Flemings cousin). That’s pretty awesome.
8) “You Only Live Twice” (1967)
The best villain in the Bond franchise finally gets a face, Donald Pleasance shows up as Blofeld, James Bond’s nemesis, this film was also penned by Willy Wonka’s Roald Dahl. This film ends with an epic action sequence.
7) “Goldeneye” (1995)
This movie really saved the franchise before it was almost destroyed. It also spawned one of the best video games ever made. Fuck ya Pierce, don’t take any shit! Also, a great title song sung by Tina Turner.
6) “Dr. No” – 1962
First Bond. Nough said.
5) “Casino Royale” (2006)
After the Bond franchise turned out the horrible “Die Another Day”, they saved the shit out of it by supplying a solid story (that somewhat drags), but they found the absolute best James Bond they could. Daniel Craig is simply astounding.
4) “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977)
With a theme song by Carly Simon, Roger Moore kicking ass, Stanley Kubrick helping out with special effects and Jaws. This movie kicks so much ass.
3) “License to Kill” (1989)
This is the first “real world” James Bond film. It deals with a drug cartel leader (Robert Davi) and a scheming televangelist (Wayne Newton). Timothy Dalton is a great Bond, I don’t care what anyone says – plus this is the last Bond film where Bond actually smokes cigarettes.
2) “Goldfinger” (1964)
“You expect me to talk?”
“No Mr. Bond; I expect you to die!”
1) “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)
Not only is this the greatest Bond film, but it’s a great stand alone movie. James Bond gets married, and Blofeld kills his wife – this is the only Bond film to have an “unhappy” ending. Get off George Lazenby’s back – he did the best he could filling Sean Connery’s footsteps.
“Don’t worry, we have all the time in the world.”