A Bond movie is about finding the right kind of balance for our super-spy, who is a killing machine, but is also human. Below is the list of best James Bond 007 movies ever from the franchise – which has had its share of lows – which stood out, and made James Bond what he is now. Here’s the list of top James Bond movies in order of their merit. You can watch some of these best James Bond movies on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.
Pierce Brosnan’s first entry as the MI6 agent is also his best. Directed by Martin Campbell, the movie has the most believable plot of all Brosnan’s Bond films. The pre-credits scene with Brosnan infiltrating a Soviet chemical factory is among the best of the franchise. It also has the inimitable Sean Bean in a chilling negative role. Somehow, it all comes together, rather spectacularly. Brosnan is confident, charming and deadly as the new Bond, and looks taylor-made to don the role. Sean Bean too doesn’t disappoint, and dies in the end. Watch the movie for some amazing chases/action sequences and you won’t be disappointed.
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9. The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore has the honour of playing James Bond the most number of times. Unfortunately, 5 of those 7 movies are plain bad, the only high point of his tenure being this amazing movie. It features perhaps one of the most terrifying henchman of all Bond films – Jaws (played by Richard Kiel). Roger Moore is elegant, the movie itself is briskly paced and doesn’t insult the viewer’s intelligence – as is the case with almost all of the other Moore outings. (Moonraker, are you listening?) It is suave, features a memorable, Academy Award nominated Original Score, and is definitely worth a dekko.