Dr No to Spectre: ranking the James Bond movies from
worst to best - 1st October 2021
Bond over the years. Clockwise from top left: Daniel
Craig, George Lazenby, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan,
Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore.
rank the James Bond movies, the key question is how
much you view them through modern eyes.
wince now when Sean Connery slaps a woman, rips off
a bikini top or holds her down until he can kiss her
but audiences seemed to find this unremarkable behaviour
for a British secret agent in the 1960s. The series
recognised how much times had changed when Judi Denchs
M called 007 a sexist, misogynist dinosaur
in 1995s GoldenEye.
almost six decades of official Bond movies,
the formula has proven enduringly popular: action-packed
spy adventures in exotic locations, spectacular stunts,
glamorous women who usually fall into bed with 007,
gadgets, explosions, fast cars and witty asides. But
it has been reinvented repeatedly as Connery gave
way to George Lazenby then Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton,
Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
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