James Bond is one of those legendary characters, who have ruled the Hollywood industry for decades now, besides being revered by millions of movie lovers all over the world. There is something enigmatic and charming about him, which inspires awe for all James Bond movies made till date. With different actors enacting 007 in these classic movies, the aura of the star remains the same over the time.
Here is a list of top 10 James Bond movies:
One of the best James Bond movies of all times is the 1964 movie “Goldfinger”, which stars Sean Connery as the man himself for the third time. The movie was directed by Guy Hamilton and it had claimed an Academy Award for best sound effects. The plot revolves around the villain Goldfinger, who plans to shatter the world economy and shoot up the worth of his gold, but is stopped in his tracks by none other than 007.
2. From Russia With Love
Another favorite Bond flick, this one again has Sean Connery playing the role for the second time. Set in the backdrop of the Cold War, this 1963 movie was shot at locations around the globe and ran around the story of a Russian cryptographic device, which was first stolen and then re sold to them. But Bond has to stop this from happening.
3. The Spy Who Loved Me
Next on this list is the 1977 movie, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, had Roger Moore star as James Bond. This movie got three Academy Award nominations. The film showcases the notorious villains Jaws and Karl Stromberg, who want to escalate a nuclear war in the world, by finishing off the cities of New York and Moscow using submarine missiles, but have to face Bond in their path.
4. Casino Royale
The 2006 movie starred Daniel Craig as James Bond for the first time and was incidentally one of the longest Bond movies. The story runs around how an evil terrorist financer Le Chiffre wants to make up for his losses by becoming a part of a high stake poker tournament to be held at Casino Royale and Bond wants to hinder his plans.
5. Dr. No
The next among the best 10 James Bond movies is this 1962 movie in which Sean Connery made his debut as Bond. The film also showcased the villainous group called SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism Revenge Extortion) for the first time. They want to sabotage the rocket launch mission from Cape Canaveral, while Bond is employed to investigate.
6. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
This film introduced a fresh face as Bond, the young Australian actor George Lazenby, who played this role just once in this 1969 movie. In this movie, the mission of 007 is to stop an evil villain who wants to destroy the world with a deadly virus.
Among the best James Bond movies is the 2012 movie “Skyfall”, which came on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 007 films. It stars Daniel Craig as Bond and received 5 Oscar nominations, along with 2 Oscar Awards. The film was shot in locations at China, Macau, Istanbul and Scotland.
8. For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only (1981) is a classic espionage film starring Roger Moore as James Bond for the fifth time. This movie was acclaimed for its excellent stunt scenes and also got nominated for the best original song category of the Academy Awards. In this movie, Bond is out to stop a villain who wants to sell a sunken top secret missile launching device to KGB, which could threat the security of the British Navy.
9. Licence to Kill
The 1989 movie had Timothy Dalton starring as James Bond and was a pure action flick. Bond is out to solve an international drug racket case as an independent agent in this movie, in order to avenge the murder of a friend and his friend.
Another one of the top 10 James Bond movies is Goldeneye (1995), the film which saw Pierce Brosnan play Bond for the first time. It was the start of the high tech era in the Bond movies, covering the plot of a satellite based computer crime, which has to be stopped by Bond.
All these James Bond movies are true entertainers and must watch movies for all Bond fans.