Top Bond Films

From my surveys of a few hundred hardcore Bond fans, asking for a top five, the top ten vote-getters are:
1. Casino Royale (2006)
2. From Russia With Love
3. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
4. The Living Daylights
5. Goldfinger
6. For Your Eyes Only
7. Thunderball
8. Licence to Kill/Dr. No (tie)
10. The Spy Who Loved Me

From the IMDb’s survey of over 11,000 users, asking only for one favorite Bond film back in December of 2006, the top ten vote-getters were:

1. Casino Royale (2006)
2. Goldfinger
3. GoldenEye
4. From Russia With Love
5. Dr. No
6. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
7. The Spy Who Loved Me
8. Live and Let Die
9. You Only Live Twice
10. Thunderball

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10 Responses to “Top Bond Films”

  1. My Top Ten:

    10- Die Another Day
    9- Octopussy
    8- From Russia With Love
    7- Live and Let Die
    6- Goldfinger
    5- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    4- Moonraker
    3- The Spy Who Loved Me
    2- Thunderball
    1- Casino Royale

    My Top 8 are all pretty close and somewhat interchangeable. There is a big gap between 8 and 9. FRWL is probably the highest quality Bond film but its entertainment value has diminshed somwhat for me.

  2. Very, very good list on the first one though i think For you Eyes only shuld be replaced with Goldeneye in my view

  3. Deborah Lipp Says:

    Well, these are statistics, not my personal opinion. GoldenEye is certainly in my personal top five.

  4. How did one get to vote on this? I do find it rather silly that the most recent Bond outing is #1. How long do you think it will be before it falls slightly to a more reasonable position?

  5. Deborah Lipp Says:

    Zippertuck, I used surveys published on Bond fansites like Commander Bond. I collated several hundred lists of people’s Bond film rankings (1-21 usually, but sometimes just top five). Combing the Internet and collating the data took weeks and weeks.

    I then gave the top five weighted points, so that if a film was picked as #1, I gave it 5 points, as #2, I gave it 4 points, and so on. No points below a rank of five. So the first list are the top point-getters from that.

    CR did so amazingly well because even though it didn’t end up as everyone’s #1, it was in more than half of top fives.

    The second list is from a survey on the IMDb in which a user could vote for only one movie as a favorite. I think there are flaws with that method, but then, 11,000 responses is more than I can gather on my own.

    I agree that a decade will change a lot of opinions.

  6. You do a very good job collecting statistics

  7. Deborah Lipp Says:

    Hey, Joe, sorry you ended up in the spam filter folder.

    Two of your favorites (LALD and MR) are in my bottom five, but I find that any two fans who compare their lists will find something like that.

  8. So Deborah where is your list? would love to know how you rate the films.

  9. Deborah Lipp Says:

    Ah, a good post for the near future.

  10. 01) From Russia With Love
    02) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    03) GoldenEye
    04) Casino Royale
    05) Licence To Kill
    06) For Your Eyes Only
    07) Dr. No
    08) Live & Let Die
    09) Goldfinger
    10) Tomorrow Never Dies
    11) The Man With The Golden Gun
    12) The Spy Who Loved Me
    13) Thunderball
    14) Living Daylights
    15) The World is Not Enough
    16) You Only Live Twice
    17) Octopussy
    18) Die Another Day
    19) Moonraker
    20) Diamonds Are Forever
    21) A View to a Kill

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