1. From Russia With Love (1963)
Sean Connery, the original James Bond, set the bar high for others to follow. Not many can replicate the Bond that Connery played so it’s only natural that each Bond actor had their own spin on the character. From Russia With Love featured one of my favourite scenes involving Bond and a Spectre villain, Red Grant.
2. Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond is a fantastic movie. Craig was the perfect person to reboot the role of Bond and was officially Bond for 15 years with five films under his belt. Each of Craig’s entries are amazing in their own way but there is no doubt that his debut adventure is the most memorable. It has fun action sequences and a compelling story of a young Bond with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Craig gave the franchise the revival it needed.
3. License To Kill (1989)
Similarly to Connery’s Bond, Timothy Dalton’s Bond was tough and ruthless but with a bit less tongue-in-cheek. Dalton’s Bond was a breath of fresh air. This second Dalton entry, License To Kill, was a great action thriller and he fit perfectly into James Bond’s shoes. It was a shame there wasn’t a third movie with Dalton playing Bond.
4. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Pierce Brosnan’s second Bond entry is explosive, to say the least. Along for the adventure this time is Michelle Yeoh, the Hong Kong action star and certified badass! Tomorrow Never Dies features plenty of action sequences and Bond gadgetry to keep fans hooked and cheering Bond on, from one scene to the next.
5. The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Roger Moore’s Bond goes head-to-head with Scarmanaga, a villain played by the legendary Christopher Lee. Clifton James also returned as Sheriff Pepper (the comic-relief bumbling cop who has some run-ins with Bond). Scaramanga was a villain that had the capabilities to match Bond. With some fun action pieces, the finale of Bond vs Scaramanga in the ‘funhouse’ is a great set piece.