Top Ten James Bond Films

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.”


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

9 thoughts on “Top Ten James Bond Films”

  1. Interesting, working my way through the 22 disc box set for James Bond January (Can I count you in after this post!?!?) and with the exception of OHMSS all those films would make the top 1/2 of the list.

    Good stuff. Scaramanga’s my new favourite villain, he was THE MAN!

  2. “Tell me Jill why does he do it?”
    So where’s moonraker on the list oh wait there it is at #4. Couldn’t you say though that Casino Royal also has a fairly unhappy ending.

    1. I guess kinda, but I mean – his wife does get killed. That bitch fucked him over in Casino Royal. Also – Moonraker is almost as big a heap of shit as Die Another Day. I know, lets remake Spy Who Loved Me but with space ships and lasers. Smooth.

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