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What are the best James Bond films??

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  1. Floodedstatue

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    I'm thinking about getting some of the James Bond fims on DVD. I have seen most of them, but do not remember all of them. I particularly liked the late Connery-era, early Moore-era films.

    What are people's top 3 bond films?? :lease:
     
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    the rule seems to be, you like the Bond 'you grew up with..' for me it was Connery, and the best will always be From Russia with Love and Goldfinger.....

    I actually quite liked On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Lazenby wasn't that bad, but the film would have been perfect with Connery.

    I found Moores films moved the series into dangerous trivial ground. Over topical jokes such as the infamous, 'walkies!'...and an urge to take on every passing fad ie the kunf Fu in Man with the Golden Gun. Moore and the Bond series reached the pits with Moonraker and the weak attempts at humour with the Jaws character in this film.

    I think Dalton could have been great , unfortunatley his films suffered from some 1980's PC...

    Brosnan comes a close second, with Goldeneye a classic Bond, and a great peice of home cinema........imho.
     
  3. Kenny Glasgow

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    Sean - Goldfinger
    Rog - Live and Let Die
    George/Tim - nothing
    Pierce - Tomorrow Never Dies
     
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    I grew up with Roger but Connery is the definite Bond and hid films are best also i think.
    All time top 3 : Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Thunderball

    If you prefer something more modern i would say Goldeneye with Pierce or The World is not enough, think these two are his best.

    Rogers best 2 : The Spy who loved me and For your eyes only

    I liked Dalton as Bond but i think 'License to kill' was more like a 'Die hard'
    clone not much bondian elegance and class in it.
     
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    licence to kill
    goldeneye (still love the tank chase!)
     
  6. Miniholic

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    When I was younger Roger Moore was my favourite Bond, (guess it's being a 70's child) but now it has to be Sean Connery every time, with Goldfinger or Thunderball topping the list - always loved Vulcan bombers. :)

    I would probably even say that Pierce Brosnan was my second fave, although I though that Die Another Day was absolutly dire, some of the set pieces were ok, but what was with the surfing scene? :nono: I felt it was far too hollywood to be a bond film. I did like Halle Barry's scenes though :devil:

    Connery - Goldfinger
    Brosnan - Goldeneye
    Moore - Live & let die or View to a kill
    Honourable mention to The Living Daylights
     
  7. simey

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    Some have definitely aged better than others.

    Here are my faves:-

    Connery – Goldfinger and You Only live Twice
    Lazenby – Oh Her Majesty’s Secret Service (vastly under rated, only spoilt by slightly annoying heavy handed dubbing).
    Moore – The Spy Who Loved Me
    Dalton – The Living Daylights.
    (Don’t go anywhere near Licence to Kill, in my view the low point of the entire series).
    Brosnan – Goldeneye

    I hope for the future they get back to sharp plots, reduce the ‘Carry on’ type humour and keep the CGI effects to the absolute minimum.
     
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    Best for me as follows.

    Connery - From Russia With Love and Goldfinger
    Moore - For your Eyes Only
    Dalton - The Living Daylights
    Brosnan - Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies ( everything after that went downhill although the first half of Die Another Day was good )
     
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    I like all of them especially the Roger Moore ones. Live and Let Die was the first Bond film I remember seeing, so Moore is the man, (although a lot of people would disagree with me).

    Damo :)
     
  10. Kenny Glasgow

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    What about the best 3 Bond Themes?

    Live & Let Die - Macca :beer:
    View To A Kill - Duran Duran
    Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
     
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    "Can open, worms everywhere"

    You dont know what you've started here 'Statue.

    In no particular order: Top 3

    The World Is Not Enough
    Goldfinger
    Licence To Kill

    The Rest:
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Diamonds Are Forever
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Dr No
     
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    My favourites are Thunderball and Goldfinger.

    I also like the Spy Who Loved Me and Tomorrow Never Dies.
     
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    Easy, best Bond Films are: Goldeneye(Brosnan), View To A Kill(Moore) Thunderball(Connery)

    No offence Fordy, but for me TWINE is by far and away the worst Bond of all time(2nd thoughts maybe DAD is worse) but why have a great character actor like Robert Carlyle in a bond film and make him the worst baddie ever.
     
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    The Spy Who Love Me, The man with the Golden Gun (locations good) and perhaps The Living Daylights or A View to a KIll (edit).

    Bond films went downhill when they became PC.
     
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    For me my best are From Russia With Love, The Living Daylights and Thunderball, with a credible mention for You Only Live Twice.

    Bond was at his best in these, the humour of the Moore era was good but Bond should have been slightly menacing which he was in these films.

    Dalton could have been a great Bond but Licence to Kill was a commercial piece of crap which somehow seemed to fall beteen a Bond and an Action film without ever hitting either, then the legal wrangles stopped production for a few years.

    Living Daylights was good as the role changed back to a Connery-esque figure.
     
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    I really liked the Sean Connory ones. I think he was the Bond. James Bond. I should really go and buy those DVDs. Hmm.
     
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    As much as i like Sean Connery as bond, i'd totally agree with that. If only Dalton had had more movies to go at.
     
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    Goldeneye is my fav, mainly cos it has the best
    Dolby 5:1 sound track I have ever heard.
     
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    Would say my top 3 would be:

    Goldfinger
    Thunderball
    OHMSS

    The latter would undoubtedly be the number one Bond movie ever if Connery (or any other decent actor) had played the part, but even with Lazenby this is a top rate entry in the series.

    From the remaining three Bonds I'd plump for License to Kill (Dalton), Tomorrow Never Dies (Brosnan) and For Your Eyes Only (Moore).

    Amazed to see Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun being rated. When first seeing them and when watching them again recently, my opinion was the same - that both represent the nadir of the series.
     
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    Best film Goldfinger
    Best songGoldfinger
    Best toy Goldfinger

    Can still remember the thrill of getting that Corgi Aston for my 7th birthday. I had lost the little figure by the next day :D
     
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    Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights and Goldeneye

    TBH almost all of them are very good in one way or another except for the last two which pretty much stink as far as I'm concerned! :)
     
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    Goldeneye is the best Bond film and in my humble opinion Brosnan is the best Bond.

    I haven't seen Goldeneye on DVD but would be hugely surprised if the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is anything special. You should get your hands on a copy of Die Another Day as the DTS soundtrack is phenomenal!
     
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    My favs:

    Thunderball
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Moonraker
    The living daylights
     
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    Roger Moore through and through

    My absolute faves
    1) Man with the golden gun........best car stunt ever
    2) The spy who loved me...........Lotus in the sea drives out onto beach! What a scene!
    3) Moonraker...........................Lasers in a bond film OMG :eek: :thumbsup:

    Actually, they may not be the best Bond to some but as the initial post decreed you grow up with Bond, the above signifies my youth and fond memories to boot!
     
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    My top 3 in no particular order.

    Live and Let Die (the first one I saw, some great lines & that speedboat chase)
    Goldeneye (stacks up well against anything else in the action/adventure genre)
    For Your Eyes Only (Good plot, more of a 'traditional' spy movie).

    Did I see somewhere that some new Bond DVDs were coing out with new transfers and re-mixed 5.1 sound, even on the old films ?
     
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    my two faves are Live and Let Die & License to Kill
     
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    If you don't have the Bond films I'd be tempted to wait.

    There are strong rumours of remastered disks being released early next year.
     
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    we'll see what happens to those remastered DVD's now that Sony have bought MGM, but i'm pretty sure Sony will go ahead with the production.
     
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    Goldfinger - good plot, baddies & action. The benchmark.

    The spy who loved me - my favourite Moore (although live and let die/golden gun come close), superb start, great lotus and Carly Simon's theme.

    Tommorrow never dies - my favourite bond film since the 70's, great prologue.

    Tim Dalton bought a bit of realism and violence back, one of the first things he did was headbutt someone. great stuff.

    I think the Moore films have aged more than the Connery ones (blue safari suit in Moonraker?).

    Generally I'd recommend all Connery, early Moore, and Tommorrow Never Dies.
     
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    Living Daylights (oddly the first Bond film I ever saw and still a nice plot/ set piece and lady combo)
    Goldfinger (What's not to like?)
    TWINE. Reasons?- I like Denise Richards and I liked the revisting of the Robbie Coltrane character, the fact that Bond carried an injury through it and the set pieces were of a high standard.

    Obviously View to a Kill deserves special mention for having Christopher Walken in it.
     

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