The longest running action film franchise ever, we’ve been thrilled by the antics of Agent 007 for 53 years. Now you can catch Mr Bond, James Bond anytime, anywhere on Stan.
Everyone has their own top 10 Bond films. Here Stan’s resident Bond expert’s picks — what are yours?
10. License To Kill
In this film Timothy Dalton reprises his role as 007, and a 21 year old Benicio Del Toro as the youngest Bond villain ever.
9. You Only Live Twice
Screenplay writer Roald Dahl later said that of all the filmed adaptations of his written works, this one was the only one where he liked the filmed results.
8. For Your Eyes Only
Fans and critics complained that the series had become too focused on wild gadgets, outlandish plots, over-the-top villains and screwball comedy. As a result, producers decided to return to a more realistic storyline with this film.
The budget for this Bond film was more than the combined budgets of the first three Bond films, and is the 27th biggest grossing film of all time.
6. From Russia With Love
Sean Connery said that this movie was his personal favorite out of the Bond films he did, and it was also the last ever viewed by 007 creator Ian Fleming.
Judi Dench has more screen time in this film alone than Desmond Llewelyn had in his 17 films as Q, making her portrayal of M the most common character in the series after Bond himself.
4. The Spy Who Loved Me
After the film’s release, demand for white Lotus Esprit cars surged to the point that new customers had to be placed on a three-year waiting list.
This film features the highest bungee jump from a structure in a movie, with a drop of over 722 ft.
2. Casino Royale
Watch that opening parkour chase carefully — it took 6 weeks to film.
Goldfinger features the first appearance of a laser beam in a movie. In the original script, the scene had a spinning buzzsaw (as in the novel) until it was decided that such an image had become “commonplace and unoriginal”.
Are we missing one of your top 10? Is there one on this list you’d drop? Tell us in the comments below.