Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
Mike89406
Topic Author
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:05 pm

Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:57 am

After watching several 007 marathons over the past year or so I've changed my views. For example My favorite Bond film is On her Majesty's Service with George Lazenby and Telly Savalas. Its a classic plus I live the soundtrack as well. The ski chase is perhaps my favorite one of the series. Sean Connery is my favorite all time Bond particularly his early works like You only live twice, Dr. No.
What is everyone else's opinions?
 
User avatar
WarRI1
Posts: 14195
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:51 am

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:27 am

After Sean Connery left, I was not a big fan. He was the best in my opinion also.
It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
 
User avatar
Dreadnought
Posts: 10201
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:31 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:28 am

In descending order:

1) You Only Live Twice
2) The Spy Who Loved Me
3) From Russia with Love
4) Diamonds Are Forever
5) Live and Let Die
6) Thunderball
7) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
8) Goldfinger
9) Casino Royale (2006)
10) Dr. No
Democrats haven't been this angry since we took away their slaves.
 
User avatar
LH748
Posts: 462
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:44 am

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:52 pm

My favorite classic Bond is From Russia with Love, while my favorite modern Bond is Skyfall.
306 310 318 319 320 321 333 343 388 ATR72 733 737 738 739 743 744 748 752 753 763 764 772 77W 788 CRJ7 CRJ9 E170 F100 MD11 RJ1H
AA AB AC AF AK AZ BA DE DL EW FD FR HF HG IB IR MF KU LH LT LX OD TG TK TP UA VJ VN WN W6 YP YW
 
Mortyman
Posts: 5890
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:26 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:15 pm

The last great Bond movie was The Living Daylights (1987). It has gone downhill since then ...
 
User avatar
zckls04
Posts: 2785
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:55 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:17 pm

From Russia with Love
Licence to Kill
You Only Live Twice
For Your Eyes Only
Live and Let Die
Casino Royale
A View to a Kill
Diamonds Are Forever
The Spy Who Loved Me
Dr. No
Skyfall
The Living Daylights
Octopussy
Quantum of Solace
Moonraker
Goldfinger
The Man with the Golden Gun
Thunderball
GoldenEye
The World Is Not Enough
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Tomorrow Never Dies
Die Another Day


Need to see Spectre again to make a judgment, but from what I remember it slots in somewhere mid-pack.
Four Granavox Turbines!
 
User avatar
flyingturtle
Posts: 6009
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:06 pm

My favourite Bond movies:

- Skyfall
- Casino Royale
- the early Moore films (like The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service

The worst:
- Die Another Day
- The World is not Enough
- A View to a Kill
- Octopussy
- Diamonds are Forever

The mediocre ones:
- License to Kill
- Goldeneye
- You only live twice
- Goldfinger

I could refinde this list a bit more, though. To me, a good Bond film is one I connect to more easily, so I am more partial to those that came out during my lifetime. Goldeneye is the first one I watched in a movie theatre, so it goes...

I dislike the Bond films with a lot of CGI, I prefer those with real stunts. Then, Bond is not an action hero - but he must be a hero, using his brains and his courage to overcome certain situations. A good story is essential (e.g. Spectre had none, and I even confused scenes of it with "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" - while watching Spectre, I even waited for Bond to cling to the A400M...)


David
Reading accident reports is what calms me down
 
User avatar
cjg225
Posts: 2042
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:59 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:17 pm

Well, since Connery IS Bond, there are really only a few films to rank. Lazenby gets some benefit from being sandwiched by Connery films, and thus makes the list, too.

#1 has fluctuated over time, and recently has sort of a tie:

1 (tie): From Russia with Love
1 (tie): Goldfinger
3: Thunderball
4: Dr. No
5: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (I've appreciated it more over time such that it now makes my list)
6: You Only Live Twice
7: Diamonds are Forever
8: Never Say Never (it counts... sort of)
Restoring Penn State's transportation heritage...
 
jetwet1
Posts: 3270
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:42 am

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:24 pm

I am probably going to be very much in the minority here, but I rate any of the Daniel Craig movies above the "classics" , I actually thought he was a horrible choice to play Bond when it was first announced and then Casino Royale came out and I loved it, I much prefer the "darker" Bond to anything else, especially Roger Moore's version, though I loved him in the Saint.

So for me, Skyfall is the best.
 
CXB77L
Posts: 2613
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:18 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:23 am

For me, what makes a good James Bond film is its fidelity to the original source material - the novels of Ian Fleming. By that, I don't necessarily mean that the film has to follow the book exactly (although the original stories haven't been fully exhausted yet), but that original cinematic stories ought to be based on the literary character, such that one familiar with the literary Bond can easily picture Fleming's Bond doing the sorts of things that he does on screen.

On that basis, my favourite films are as follows:

1. From Russia With Love
2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
3. Dr No
4. Goldfinger
5. Thunderball
6. The Living Daylights
7. Licence to Kill
8. Casino Royale
9. Skyfall
10. Goldeneye
11. For Your Eyes Only
12. Live and Let Die
13. You Only Live Twice
14. The World is Not Enough
15. Octopussy
16. Diamonds Are Forever
17. Tomorrow Never Dies
18. Quantum of Solace
19. The Man with the Golden Gun
20. SPECTRE
21. A View to a Kill
22. The Spy Who Loved Me
23. Moonraker
24. Die Another Day
Boeing 777 fanboy
 
michaelg90222
Posts: 178
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:54 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:30 pm

I think this will be very controversial, but my favourite Bond film is A View To A Kill, and I've never been able to put my finger on why! I do really like Christopher Walken as Max Zorin, and weirdly enjoy the silly scenes in this film. It always seems to be in people's worst list. I can see why, but as I said I like it.

So here is my top 10:

1 A View To A Kill
2 Goldfinger
3 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4 Dr No
5 Goldeneye
6 Live and Let Die
7 You Only Live Twice
8 From Russia With Love
9 Skyfall
10 The World Is Not Enough
319 320 321 332 346 717 73G 738 744 763 788 E190 F70 RJ85 MD11 SB20 DH8D AT72
AA AZ BA BE BY CJ D8 FR IB KL KM LA LX MD SA SR T3 U2 V7 WA XZ ZB 2L 4Z
 
User avatar
CrimsonNL
Posts: 2154
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:34 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:05 pm

You Only Live Twice, my favorite. I used to watch bond films all the time as a kid and I have the best memories about this one. I still love that evil cave with the bridge over the piranha pond!

Martijn
Always comparing your flown types list with mine
 
User avatar
zckls04
Posts: 2785
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:55 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:21 pm

michaelg90222 wrote:
I think this will be very controversial, but my favourite Bond film is A View To A Kill,


Vastly underrated that film. Way more entertaining than some which are considered among the best (e.g. the tedious Thunderball).
Four Granavox Turbines!
 
Mike89406
Topic Author
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:05 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:46 am

I thought Lazenby and Brosnon were closer to the Book version. They're movies were darker like the novel.

You only Live Twice and For You're Eyes only had the best opening theme sequence with OHMSS a close third.

Dr. No and You Only Twice are my favorite Connery movies.
Early Roger Moore were good like Live & let Die, Man with a golden Gun.

Pierce Brosnan was good but was given lousy scripts.
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 24908
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:43 am

WarRI1 wrote:
After Sean Connery left, I was not a big fan. He was the best in my opinion also.


Agreed. The old ones are certainly the best. Although I have the whole collection on Bluray I find I mostly watch the Connery ones.
 
bunumuring
Posts: 2538
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:56 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:28 am

jetwet1 wrote:
I am probably going to be very much in the minority here, but I rate any of the Daniel Craig movies above the "classics" , I actually thought he was a horrible choice to play Bond when it was first announced and then Casino Royale came out and I loved it, I much prefer the "darker" Bond to anything else, especially Roger Moore's version, though I loved him in the Saint. So for me, Skyfall is the best.


Hey guys,
Jetwet1, I totally agree with you...
I am a big James Bond fan, and consider the four Daniel Craig movies to be the best, with 'Skyfall' the best by a whisker over 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace'. 'Spectre' left me a bit cold but I loved how it closed a few 'themes' / plot lines running through the previous three movies. The perfect summing up/closure of the Craig set of Bond movies?
Of the others, I loved 'A View To A Kill' the most but enjoyed them all. 'Moonraker' was the only one I didn't particularly enjoy. 'A View To A Kill' had the best Bond theme song, in my humble opinion - well, I am a child of the Eighties, lol.
Of the Bonds, Daniel Craig is definitely first. Connery just pips Dalton with Moore and Brosnan (my least favourite) bringing up the rear. Lazenby gets a thumbs up if only for being a fellow Aussie, lol. As a footnote, I am so so so glad that plans to employ Mel Gibson as Bond did not eventuate... and I vote for any of the Hemsworths to be the next Bond!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.
PS: Mortyman, the fact that fellow Norwegians a-ha did the theme song didn't have anything to do with you nominating 'The Living Daylights' as the high point of the series, out of nationalistic pride, did it lol....???
I just wanna live while I'm alive!
 
Mike89406
Topic Author
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:05 pm

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:04 am

Ii liked Goldfinger for many reasons but the flying women were pretty good in this movie and I liked gold finger also liked him as the redneck sheriff in Live and Let Die

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: speedygonzales and 37 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos