BOND RANKINGS

For me, James Bond movies are a lot like “Peking duck and Russian caviar.” Even when they are bad, they are still good.

*These are my personal favorites, not necessarily what is considered the best.

MOVIES:

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  1. Skyfall
  2. From Russia With Love
  3. Casino Royale
  4. You Only Live Twice
  5. The Spy Who Loved Me
  6. Goldeneye
  7. Goldfinger
  8. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  9. The Living Daylights
  10. Quantum Of Solace
  11. Spectre
  12. Live And Let Die
  13. Octopussy
  14. Thunderball
  15. Dr. No
  16. For Your Eyes Only
  17. Tomorrow Never Dies
  18. The World Is Not Enough
  19. Die Another Day
  20. A View To A Kill
  21. Licence To Kill
  22. Moonraker
  23. The Man With The Golden Gun
  24. Diamonds Are Forever

 

There have been many legendary singers and Bond songs… and also some “who sang that?” and “WTF was that?!” over many decades.

*List does not include Dr. No and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

SONGS:

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  1. “Nobody Does It Better” (from The Spy Who Loved Me) by Carly Simon
  2. “Live And Let Die” by Paul McCartney & Wings
  3. “You Only Live Twice” by Nancy Sinatra
  4. “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey
  5. “A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran
  6. “Skyfall” by Adele
  7. “Thunderball” by Tom Jones
  8. “The World Is Not Enough” by Garbage
  9. “All Time High” by Rita Coolidge
  10. “Moonraker” by Shirley Bassey
  11. “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey
  12. “Another Way To Die” (from Quantum Of Solace)
  13. “From Russia With Love” by Matt Munro
  14. “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell
  15. “The Man With The Golden Gun” by Lulu
  16. “Tomorrow Never Dies” by Sheryl Crow
  17. “Writing’s On The Wall” (from Spectre) by Sam Smith
  18. “Goldeneye” by Tina Turner
  19. “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton
  20. “The Living Daylights” by A-ha
  21. “License To Kill” by Gladys Knight
  22. “Die Another Day” by Madonna

 

ACTORS:

“It’s a small group of men who’ve made this role. More men have walked on the moon than have played James Bond.” – Pierce Brosnan

*I’ve separated these six actors into different categories.

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Favorite To Watch

  1. Roger Moore
  2. Sean Connery
  3. Daniel Craig
  4. Pierce Brosnan
  5. George Lazenby
  6. Timothy Dalton

Most Talented Actor 

  1. Timothy Dalton
  2. Daniel Craig
  3. Sean Connery
  4. Pierce Brosnan
  5. Roger Moore
  6. George Lazenby

Closest To What Ian Fleming Envisioned 

  1. Timothy Dalton
  2. Daniel Craig
  3. Sean Connery
  4. George Lazenby
  5. Pierce Brosnan
  6. Roger Moore

Overall Best Bond

  1. Sean Connery – 6 movies (1962-1967, 1971)
  2. Daniel Craig – 4 movies (2006-present, 5th movie coming in 2019)
  3. Roger Moore – 7 movies (1973-1985)
  4. Pierce Brosnan – 4 movies (1995-2002)
  5. Timothy Dalton – 2 movies (1987-1989)
  6. George Lazenby – 1 movie (1969)

 

BOND GIRLS

*This is about more than beauty. It’s about talent, intelligence, and importance. Okay, these are some real lookers too!

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1. Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.

2. Claudine Auger as Domino Vitali in Thunderball.

3. Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.

4. Diana Rigg as Tracy Draco in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

5. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in Dr. No.

6. Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me.

7. Maude Adams as Octopussy in Octopussy.

8. Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live And Let Die.

9. Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love.

10. Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier in License To Kill.

11. Olga Kuryenko as Camilla Montes in Quantum of Solace.

12. Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova in Goldeneye.

13. Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead in Moonraker.

14. Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine in Skyfall.

15. Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies.

16. Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann in Spectre.

17. Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only.

18. Maryam D’Abo as Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights.

19. Jill St. John as Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever.

20. Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice.

21. Brit Ekland as Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun.

22. Halle Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day.

23. Denise Richards as Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough.

24. Tanya Roberts as Stacy Sutton in A View To A Kill.

 

Movie villains have all the fun. No villains have more fun than Bond villains. Everybody wants the rule the world, don’t they?

*Multiple Blofelds on the way

BOND VILLAINS

1. Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva in Skyfall.

2. Gert Frobe as Auric Goldfinger in Goldfinger.

3. Donald Pleasence as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice.

4. Christopher Lee as Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun.

5. Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale.

6. Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No in Dr. No.

7. Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan in Goldeneye.

8. Lotte Lenya as Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love.

9. Christopher Walken as Max Zorin in A View To A Kill.

10. Louis Jourdan as Kamal Khan in Octopussy.

11. Adolfo Celi as Emilio Largo in Thunderball.

12. Yaphet Kotto as Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big in Live And Let Die.

13. Telly Savalas as Ernst Stravo Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

14. Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stravo Blofeld in Spectre.

15. Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough.

16. Robert Davi as Franz Sanchez in License To Kill.

17. Curt Jurgens as Karl Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me.

18. Jonathan Pryce as Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.

19. Michael Lonsdale as Hugo Drax in Moonraker.

20. Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene in Quantum Of Solace.

21. Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves/Tan-Sun Moon in Die Another Day.

22. Charles Gray as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever.

23. Jeroen Krabbé as Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights.

24. Julian Glover as Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only.

 

BOND HENCHPERSON

Help Wanted: Megalomaniac, hellbent on world domination, in need of henchman or henchwoman or gender-neutral henchperson. Must do as I say at all times, be able to fight on top of/or inside of planes and trains. Physical abnormality, a major plus.

1. Jaws (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker)

2. Oddjob (Goldfinger)

3. Red Grant (From Russia With Love)

4. Xenia Onatopp (Goldeneye)

5. May Day (A View To A Kill)

6. Nick Nack (The Man With The Golden Gun)

7. Tee Hee (Live And Let Die)

8. Necros (The Living Daylights)

9. Mr. Hinx (Spectre)

10. Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd (Diamonds Are Forever)

11. Renard (The World Is Not Enough)

12. Gobinda (Octopussy)

13. Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

14. Stamper (Tomorrow Never Dies)

15. Dario (Licence To Kill)

16. Zao (Die Another Day)

17. Irma Bunt (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

18. Chang (Moonraker)

19. Patrice (Skyfall)

20. General Medrano (Quantum Of Solace)

21. Mr. Dimitrios (Casino Royale)

22. Kriegler (For Your Eyes Only)

23. Hans (You Only Live Twice)

24. Professor Dent (Dr. No)

 

PRE-TITLE SEQUENCE

This is a time honored tradition. An action set-piece after the gunbarrel opening, but before the song and opening credits. Major bonus for having nothing to do with the plot, and actually having James Bond in it.

*Dr. No does not have a pre-title sequence.

1. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

2. GOLDFINGER

3. SPECTRE

4. MOONRAKER

5. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

6. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

7. GOLDENEYE

8. SKYFALL

9. QUANTUM OF SOLACE

10. LICENCE TO KILL

11. OCTOPUSSY

12. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

13. CASINO ROYALE

14. THUNDERBALL

15. A VIEW TO A KILL

16. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

17. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

18. TOMORROW NEVER DIES

19. DIE ANOTHER DAY

20. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

21. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

22. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

23. LIVE AND LET DIE

 

TOP 10 BOND FIGHTS:

1. BOND vs GRANT (From Russia With Love)

2. BOND vs HINX (Spectre)

3. BOND vs FRANKS (Diamonds Are Forever)

4. BOND vs OBANNO (Casino Royale)

5. BOND vs SLATE (Quantum Of Solace)

6. BOND vs PATRICE (Skyfall)

7. BOND vs JAWS (The Spy Who Loved Me)

8. BOND vs TREVELYAN (Goldeneye)

9. BOND vs ODDJOB (Goldfinger)

10. BOND vs CHE CHE (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

 

 

TOP 10 BOND GADGETS:

  • Rolex with buzzsaw and electromagnet (Live And Let Die)
  • Aston Martin ejector seat (Goldfinger)
  • Briefcase (From Russia With Love)
  • Wrist dart gun (Moonraker)
  • Explosive Ballpoint Pen (Goldeneye)
  • Ericsson Mobile Phone (Tomorrow Never Dies)
  • Underwater Lotus (The Spy Who Loved Me)
  • “Little Nellie” helicopter (You Only Live Twice)
  • Re-breather (Thunderball)
  • Jet-Pack (Thunderball)