There are very few movie characters who have managed to cast their spell on every generation equally. With every passing year and advancement in technology, some genius invention turns obsolete, some spectacular performance appears churlish. James Bond movies have survived many generations and continues to be loved by audiences even today. James Bond is the fictional creation of Ian Fleming and was first introduced in his 1953 novel. There have been twenty four James Bond movies so far and each of them has been equally captivating and entertaining. Actors David Niven, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan have all played Bond in the various productions.
Except Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again, all other films were produced by Eon Productions. British secret agent James Bond, who also addresses himself as 007, works for M16. The characterization of James Bond has slightly varied with the actor but in general he plays the role of a tough secret agent with a slight sense of humor which continues to remain Bond’s style statement. All James Bond films have satisfying proportions of suspense, adventure, thrill and humor. Yet here I list out my top ten favorite James Bond films.
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Dr. No (1962)
In this film, Sean Connery plays the Bond. The director of this film is Terence Young while Ursula Andress plays the Bond Girl in the film.
In this film, James Bond discovers that a Chinese scientist living in a remote Jamaican Island is connected to a bizarre killing. The scientist is working for SPECTRE and is plotting to disrupt the rocket launches in America.
Even in this film Sean Connery plays James Bond. The film was directed by Guy Hamilton.Honor Blackman plays the Bond girl.
In this film James Bond battles Auric Goldfinger, a gold magnate who schemes to irradiate the gold supply of Fort Knox, making it lose its worth, thus increasing the value of his own supply.
Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig plays Bond in this film. The film was directed by Ken Hughes, John Huston, Robert Parrish, Joseph McGrath, Val Guest and Richard Talmadge.
In his first assignment as a 00 agent, James Bond attempts to foil schemes of the financier Le Chiffre by winning over him in a game of Poker at Casino Royale in Montenegro. Bond also woos the employee at the treasury, Vesper Lynd who has her own plans.
Pierce Brosnan plays James Bond in Goldeneye. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and Isabella Scorupco plays the Bond girl in this film.
James Bond is striving to stop a group of techno-terrorists who use GoldenEye satellite weapon against London to cause global economic meltdown.
Sean Connery plays Bond in this film. Thunderball was directed by Terence Young and Claudine Auger plays the Bond girl in this film.
James Bond heads to the Bahamas to stop playboy multimillionaire Emilio Largo, the Deputy Head of SPECTRE, from using hijacked nuclear weapons. These nuclear weapons have the power to destroy and devastate the entire coastline of Eastern United States.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
George Lazenby plays James Bond in this film. The film was directed by Peter R Hunt and Dianna Rigg played the Bond girl in this film.
Bond unveils SPECTRE’s plan of biochemical terror while on hunt for Ernst Stavro Blofeld. James Bond woos and marries daughter of a crime lord who is suicidal in nature. She dies on the day of their wedding.
From Russia With Love (1963)
Sean Connery is James Bond in this film. Daniela Bianchi plays the Bond girl. This film was directed by Terence Young.
SPECTRE is conspiring to eliminate Bond. They employ a young fascinating Russian woman to play a fake defector in a scheme to terminate Bond. James Bond subsequently exploits her to decipher Russian.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Roger Moore plays Bond in this film. It is the directoral effort of Lewis Gilbert and Barbara Bach plays the Bond girl in this film.
James Bond and a female Russian Agent work together to find two nuclear submarines that have gone missing. They finally have to deal with a man who dreams of an empire undersea.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Sean Connery plays Bond in You Only Live Twice. The film was directed by Lewis Gilbert and Mie Hama was the Bond girl in the film.
James Bond fakes his death. He is off to Japan to find out about the hijack of a Russian and American manned spacecraft from the orbit. He later discovers that it had been a plot of the Head of SPECTRE, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The Living Daylights (1987)
Timothy Dalton plays Bond in this film. The film was directed by John Glenn. Maryam d’Abo plays the Bond girl in this film.
James Bond joins a female cellist to enquire and find out more about the fake defector General Georgi Koskov whom she claimed she was working for. The pursuit later leads them to a powerful weapons dealer Brad Whitaker.