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Sean Connery Era

  • Dr. No
    • We kick off the series with James Bond taking on a nefarious Asian crime boss on a beautiful tropical island, setting in stone so many tropes that the series would perpetuate throughout the years.
  • From Russia with Love
    • A lackluster follow up that somehow became more popular than it deserved, Bond once again faces off against the machinations of SPECTRE.
  • Goldfinger
    • The best of the Connery era, this largely stand-alone film pits Bond against a foe worthy of his talents, Auric Goldfinger.
  • Thunderball
    • Dull and dreary, but attractively filmed, Bond has to go to Jamaica for a vacation... I mean, to stop a nuclear threat against the U.S.
  • You Only Live Twice
    • When SPECTRE starts stealing space ships out of the sky, all to provoke World War III, Bond is forced to intervene in an adventure that is about as awkward and racist as anything in the series yet.

George Lazenby Era

  • On Her Majesty‚Äôs Secret Service
    • Bond returns with a new face, a new lady love, and a fun time to be had. If only the villain were as interesting as the hero this time around.
  • Diamonds Are Forever
    • The original Bond returns (for a paycheck), as Sean Connery trots out his tired old shtick for one last go as the world's most famous secret agent.

Roger Moore Era

  • Live and Let Die
    • It's yet another new Bond as Roger Moore slots himself into a terrible, frankly quite racist, film for his first outing. Ugh.
  • The Man with the Golden Gun
    • James Bond is back, and he's taking on his greatest villain yet: Christopher Lee.
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
    • Bond gets paried up with a Russian agent to find two missing submarines in this luke-waarm rehash of the basic story of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, just without any of the spark.
  • Moonraker
    • And now Bond is going into space because every film apparently had to be a Star War in this dreadful sci-fi "epic" that jumps all the sharks it can, all at once.
  • For Your Eyes Only
    • The British secret agent (that everyone knows) has to find a missing submarine detection system in this blandly inoffensive follow-up to the series.
  • Octopussy
    • Dissent in the Soviet Ranks leads Bond on a chase to stop a nuclear weapon from blowing up a... circus?
  • A View to a Kill
    • Moore returns one last time for an adventure in America, saving Silicon Valley from Christopher Walken's charismatic villain.

Timothy Dalton Era

  • The Living Daylights
    • And now we have a new Bond, played by Timothy Dalton, taking on Soviet smugglers, while the audience tries to decide if this is the same Bond or a new guy taking over the codename.
  • Licence to Kill
    • Bond takes on drug dealers in an amusing not post-Cold War film that feels very post-Cold War.

Pierce Brosnan Era

  • GoldenEye
    • And we're already onto a new Bond with Pierce Brosnan stepping into the role and doing a pretty solid job in the process.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
    • Bond has to deal with an insane media mogul and some sick kung fu in this decent, but pretty silly, follow up.
  • The World is Not Enough
    • An evil mastermind has stolen a nuclear bomb and plans to unleash carnage just because in this third Brosnan outing.
  • Die Another Day
    • Brosnan returns one last time for easily the dumbest, and worst, film in the series, hands down.

Daniel Craig Era

  • Casino Royale (2006)
    • We get another new Bond, and with him a whole new reboot of the series, and the series suddenly roars to life (finally).
  • Quantum of Solace
    • Bond is distraught and looking to cause maximum damage as he goes hunting for the people behind Vesper's death in this solid follow up.
  • Skyfall
    • It's Bond against a rouge former agent as the new series starts to retread old plotlines.
  • Spectre
    • You know what this series needed? More of what didn't work so long ago. So let's enjoy a return of Blofeld in this pretty awful fourth film.
  • No Time to Die
    • Daniel Craig returns one last time to usher his era of Bond out with solid action but an otherwise muddled finale.

Other Films

  • Casino Royale (1967)
    • It's a tale of several Bonds as SMERSH it out for cash, power, and blood and they're desperate to make sure Bond doesn't get in the way this time. Sadly, the film is hardly up to its high concept ideas.
  • Never Say Never Again
    • Sean Connery returns to his biggest role, again, in this decent (if rather pointless) remake of Thunderball.

Austin Powers

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    • A parody of the James Bond series, this first film sets up our new 1960s British agent as a fish-out-of-water as he's pulled out of time to battle his old nemesis in the 1990s.
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    • Austin returns for another stab at taking down Dr. Evil, but this time back in the past via the magic of time travel.
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
    • Austin is back for a third (and so far final) time, but the adventure is starting to feel all too familiar, and very, very shallow indeed.