James Bond has been gracing cinema since 1963! Bond has been played by eight actors including Barry Nelson, David Niven, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.
There are 26 Bond films in the franchise! Last night, I was watching the latest release for the second time, Specre. I absolutely love these films. He’s such a classic character and brings back this nostalgic feeling from old Hollywood films. I have no problem with them making more.
If you’ve been living under a rock (and it’s okay if you have, I do too), let me tell you a little about James Bond. It’s a series of stories based on an English secret service agent.
If your wondering where to start in your choice of the 26 films, I’ve curated a list starting with the top-rated ones.
10 Best Rated James Bond Films
-Dr. No (Sean Connery, Ursula Andress)
The film that introduced the world to Sean Connery as James Bond. 007 is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murders of two British operatives
-The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore, Barbara Bach)
Britain and Russia both send their best agents to negotiate for a tracking system that has lost them each a nuclear submarine.
-Goldfinger (Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe)
Goldfinger is stockpiling gold reserves. Bond investigates, and uncovers an audacious plan to commit the heist of the century.
-Skyfall (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench)
Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
-Casino Royale (Daniel Craig, Eva Green)
Bond takes on arch criminal Le Chiffre, their poker game extending from the gaming tables to the realm of international terror networks and stock market manipulation.
-On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (George Lazenby, Telly Savalas)
George Lazenby stars as Bond in this fan favorite. Blofeld returns to threaten the world once more, this time with biological warfare.
-From Russia With Love (Sean Connery, Pedro Armendáriz)
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
-Specre (Daniel Craig, Naomis Harris)
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
-GoldenEye (Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean)
Pierce Brosnan makes his debut as Bond in a furious chase to recover a stolen stealth helicopter and a lethal space weapon known as GoldenEye.
-ThunderBall (Sean Connery, Claudine Auger)
James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.
Do you have a favorite James Bond movie that isn’t on this list? Share in the comments section below and why it’s your favorite.