Bond Ratings

This is what happens when you’re in the car for three hours on New Year’s Day, when the radio stations want to play you the Top 100 songs you’ve never heard (nor ever wanted to) or the Top 500 classic-rock songs that you already know by heart.

So you punch off the radio, and instead for some reason you and your spouse revisit your disagreement from November, about whether Skyfall was a triumph or a flop. You assert again that it was a flop, which leads to the question of where it ranks in the Bond canon. And this is where things end up.

Best Bond films

  1. Casino Royale
  2. Goldfinger
  3. For Your Eyes Only
  4. Tomorrow Never Dies
  5. From Russia With Love

Remainder of the top half (more or less in order of preference)

  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Goldeneye
  • Live and Let Die
  • Thunderball
  • Die Another Day
  • The Living Daylights

Unrated (I’ve never seen it)

  • Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Bottom half (in chronological order)

  • Dr. No
  • You Only Live Twice
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Octopussy
  • License to Kill
  • The World Is Not Enough
  • Skyfall

Worst Bond films

  1. The Man With the Golden Gun
  2. Quantum of Solace
  3. A View to a Kill
  4. Moonraker

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