Peter Travers just ranked all 24 of the Bond films in order from best to worst for Rolling Stone. His top five: 1) Goldfinger 2)From Russia with Love 3)On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 4) Casino Royale 5) Skyfall. No major issues with his list but I do disagree. Here’s the official Chef Diesel Top 24 All-Time Bond list. And remember, I have a freakin’ Bond tattoo, so I know my stuff.
1) Goldfinger (1964)
Simply classic. Pussy Galore.
2) From Russia with Love (1963)
Cold war. Great villains. Timeless scenes: train fight, opening hedge maze, Bond’s sex tape.
3) Dr. No (1962)
Honey Rider. The Caribbean. Sharks.
4) Casino Royale (2006)
Grit. Emotional investment. Venice and sack trauma. Welcome, Daniel Craig.
5) Live and Let Die (1973)
Voodoo. Paul McCartney. Barrel roll car jump.
6) The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Three nipples. Nick Nack. South Pacific.
7) Thunderball (1965)
8) Goldeneye (1995)
N64. Back to Russia. Brosnan’s best work.
9) Skyfall (2012)
Just saw this so it has a great chance to move up considerably. Visually stunning, great script.
10) You Only Live Twice (1967)
11) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
12) Moonraker (1979)
Jaws. Outer space.
13) Quantum of Solace (2008)
Tons of hate but really not that bad.
14) Octopussy (1983)
The height of 007 camp. Almost a parody of itself.
15) Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Vegas and the best sample Kanye has ever used.
16) A View to a Kill (1985)
Christopher Walken before it was cool to love Christopher Walken.
17) For Your Eyes Only (1981)
The best skiing scene in cinematic history.
18) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Terri Hatcher as a Bond Girl? Good thing she dies.
19) The World is Not Enough (1999)
Denise Richards as a scientist names Christmas Jones. Are you fucking kidding me?
20) Never Say Never Again (1983)
Doesn’t count. Not made by Eon Productions.
21) Die Another Day (2002)
Halle Berry in Cuba? Invisible Car? Diamond face villain? No, thanks.
22) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
One word: Lazeny. Also, Bond married? Impossible.
23) The Living Daylights (1987)
One word: Dalton.
24) License to Kill (1989)