1. Casino Royale
A wonderful return to the basic, gritty spy-based kind of Bond film like Dr. No, FRWL and OHMSS, doing away with the silliness that was defining the series by DAD. Craig is a fantastic Bond, one of my two favs! Le Chiffre is a wicked villain, great plot, great action scenes, I just love this movie!
2. From Russia With Love
One of the greatest spy movies ever made for sure, if not THE best. Robert Shaw as Red Grant is an awesome henchman with a great fight scene in a cool, realistic story. Love the briefcase, not unbelievable like some of the later gadgets in the series became. Sean Connery's favorite Bond film, and most certainly one of my favorites!
3. Licence To Kill
A great immersion into the dark heart of the assasin James Bond driven by Dalton's kick-ass 007 performance. Davi and Del Toro are cool baddies and I like the action scenes in this. I always appreciate something a little different.
4. The Living Daylights
The first Bond movie I saw. Dalton does a great interpretation of the Fleming Bond from the novels and the plot does away with some of the silliness of a few of the Moore films. Cool cargo net-fight near the end and neat pre-title scene.
5. Quantum Of Solace
Definitely worth repeated viewings, I love this for the same reason I love LTK - it's something a bit different. Cool opening car chase, the Opera scene is very much classic Bond, and Craig is great again. Love the plane chase bit as well, and it was good to see Mathis back on Bonds side. Fits well into the story arc of Bond at the start of his 00 career.
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The closest adaption of an Ian Fleming novel, and George Lazenby makes a very good Bond IMO. Good spy story like FRWL; more realistic. Savalas makes a cool Blofeld. Diana Rigg as Tracy, Swiss Alp location, ski chases, bobsled chase... All in all fantastic.
Perhaps my favorite of the epic, larger-than-life Bond films, this one seemed to strike a good balance for me between the FRWL and GF formulas. I've always loved this one. Largo's one of my favorite villains, great underwater action climax, the shark pool of course, and the colorful Bahamas setting.
This, along with FRWL and perhaps TB, is one of the quintessential Bond movies. "Shocking" intro, Q doesn't joke about that Aston Martin! Great villain and henchman and Connery's in top form. "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to DIE!" Classic.
Great reinvention of Bond for the 90's. Pierce makes a cool Bond. Tank chase, Xenia Onatopp, 006 as a villain... Very much a superior Bond film.
10. For Your Eyes Only
After the far-fetched silliness of Moonraker, this was a nice return to form, with Roger demonstrating his serious side of Bond a bit "moore" (<just had to do that! :P). Good realistic spy story and cool climax.
11. The Spy Who Loved Me
Perhaps Roger Moore's best; opening ski jump, Jaws, Lotus submersible, undersea lair... a truly epic Bond film. "Keeping the British end up, Sir." Another surefire winner and a classic in the series, no doubt.
12. Dr. No
The one that started it all. Sean Connery gives a wonderful perfmormance in his - and the - first 007 outing and introduces himself with style. Good realistic spy story about Bond in Jamacia investigating the death of a colleague and not too unbelievable, like many of the other ones became. Good use of tropical island settings, plus Honey Ryder and Dr. No and his steel hands.
13. Live And Let Die
Enjoyable and fun to watch, with some cool villains, a good entry vehicle for Roger Moore, who I think gives a confident performance in his first outing as 007. Solitaire is a unique and beautiful Bond girl, loved the croc farm and subsequent escape scenes. Cool island setting.
14. The World Is Not Enough
Some prefer "TND" over this, but this remains my second favorite of the Pierce Bond movies. Great pre-title scene and Q's iconic final appearance. Christmas Jones is a pretty silly name but Denise Richards isn't the worst of the Bond girls and I enjoyed the Elektra King/Renard/oil pipeline story, plus it was great to see Zukovsky back!
15. Tomorrow Never Dies
Overall cool second outing for Pierce Brosnan as Bond, I think the climax in this movie felt slightly overdone and could've been shorter considering how it unfolded. But still satisfying nonetheless, with some spectacular stunts and a slightly different plot.
16. You Only Live Twice
Definitely a classic, but somehow not quite up to par with the first four for me, this one seemed a bit too far fetched at times, and the Little Nelly helicopter scene felt like an excuse for an action/gadget scene and didn't really advance the plot. Still, the Japan setting was good and Donald Pleasance is memorable and perhaps the best of the "seen" Blofelds.
Not as good as FYEO but still fun to watch, Roger was getting a bit old here and the film suffered from some silly moments, like Tarzan yells and telling tigers to sit, etc. But Kamal Khan was very suave and the Indian setting was very distinctive. Train chase and plane climax were well done.
18. The Man With The Golden Gun
Interesting premise and I do find it (mostly) enjoyable, this one was a bit too silly at times and I really wish they would have done a closer interpretation of the novel, seeing as Christopher Lee was so memorable as Scaramanga. What's up wiht that silly slide whistle sound at the end of a perfectly good car chase?
19. Diamonds Are Forever
Good elevator brawl and a cool car chase scene on the neon-lit streets of Las Vegas are pluses here, but overall the movie is a bit too comical and far fetched. It should've followed on more closely from OHMSS, but instead we get moon buggies and bizzare villains and giant diamond laser satellites blowing things up, with a few rather unconvincing special effects too.
I'll admit it's kinda fun to watch occasionally, but this is far too ridiculous. The pre-credit scene and Amazon boat chase were good, but the hover-craft scene in Venice is probably the most ridiculous scene in the entire franchise. Just an overblown version of TSWLM, in space instead of at sea. I don't mind a little fantasy, but this is too much.
21. A View To A Kill
A good climax on the Golden Gate bridge and Chirstopher Walken as Zorin are all I like here. Roger Moore was too old by this point (even he thought so!) and this made him unconvincing in the action scenes and creepy in the bedroom scenes. Not quite the worst, but close...
22. Die Another Day
Far too overblown. Too many things explode that shouldn't. Unconvincing CGI. An invisible car(<!?)... Sword fight was kinda cool and Miranda Frost was hot but there were too many scenes that copied previous Bond films. Pierce was cool as always though. Too bad about (most) of the rest.