GoldenEye, 1995, Pierce Brosnan
For all you 90s kids who owned N64s this is the big boy. Apart from the legendary GoldenEye game and Tina Turner’s killer theme song, this Brosnan film gem is still seen as one of the best Bonds ever. A deadly satellite weapon is taken over by one of Bond’s old MI6 buddies gone bad, Alec Trevelyan, who wants to send a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. The race is on to stop this deadly plan, but along the way James gets saucy in a steam room with Xenia Onatopp, and caught up in a textbook genius tank chase across Russia. Watch it now!
License to Kill, 1989, Timothy Dalton
Yes, we included a Dalton Bond. This underappreciated portrayal of 007 is a bit more low key than many of its competitors, but it still has many triumphs which should be celebrated. For starters, there is a ridiculously young and spiteful looking Benicio Del Toro as one of the baddies. Secondly, Bond has no license to kill throughout the film, so you could say Bond has gone bad. And thirdly there is a deadly shark in the film so it really pushes into a hybrid genre of action/nature film. Bond is on a mission to track down the evil drug lord who killed one of his friends, and feeds his other mate to a shark.
Moonraker, 1979, Roger Moore
There are many reasons for choosing the fourth film out of Roger Moore’s total seven adventures as Bond. Moore was certainly the biggest 007 joker of them all – slash overly slimy Bond – but we love him. Towards the end of his seven film run, he was certainly looking a little crispy around the edges, but Moonraker just oozes with 70s style. We see Bond blast off into space after the theft of a space shuttle, in which he discovers a naughty plot to commit global genocide. With characters like Dr Goodhead and the ultimate metal tooth villain, Jaws, this is Bondalicious!
Goldfinger, 1964, Sean Connery
Debatably the fairest Bond in all the land is Mr Connery. He was the first ever 007 and Goldfinger is seen as one of, if not the best, Bond movies ever, ever, ever. This mission takes James to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger and his naughty henchmen are going to destroy the world economy by stealing all the gold, OH NO. To save the world, again, Bond becomes fake bessies with Goldfinger, but nothing ever goes to plan. If that hasn’t persuaded you to watch this classic, the girl in it is called Pussy Galore.
Casino Royale, 2006, Daniel Craig
Casino Royale sees Bond graduate to 00 status, and it also saw Daniel Craig, the first ever blond Bond, graduate into a 007 legend. The first mission sees James team with fellow agent Vesper, a woman who can more than give him a run for his money. They must go to Montenegro to stop terrorist banker Le Chiffre from winning back money on a big stakes poker. Le Chiffre must win back the money as many other naughty people he owes a few quid are hunting him down, but not on Bond’s watch!