How to Watch All the Movies in Order

Bond … James Bond. Have you seen all the 007 movies yet? Perhaps just a few. Perhaps you want to watch them all, but you’re looking for the right strategy.

There are very few stories that connect older films like Dr. No And Die Another Day. But, all that changed in 2006 when the franchise was relaunched. Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale.

Continue reading to learn how to watch the James BondMovies in chronological order

Ian Flemming; Sean Connery

Dr. No (1962)

Ian Fleming’s secret agent character is ready for action in this film, which is the first in the Bond franchise. James, played by Sean Connery in bulletproof arrogance), travels to Jamaica in search of the reason a British agent has disappeared. He eventually finds Dr. No. This villain and his henchmen are determined to use a weapon against a US space launch.

Russia with Love (1963)

This Bond film is one of my favorite. 007 is involved with a plot to murder a beautiful Russian girl. It’s all connected to a terrorist plot involving a Soviet encryption device. The nefarious group is called SPECTRE and would be seen in several Bond movies.

Goldfinger (1964)

Audiences might recognize Goldfinger — this is the movie with the famous scene of a woman painted head to toe in gold paint. This is also one of Connery’s most rewatchable adventures. GoldfingerFollow Bond as the chase for a gold-obsessed, Fort Knox-targeting villain.

Thunderball (1965)

This movie was about a terrorist organization that hijacked two nuclear bombs. Connery would reprise the role in another James Bond movie.

You Only Live Twice (1967)

007 travels to Japan to investigate the disappearance a Soviet-crewed spacecraft. The Cold War rivals are pointing fingers at one another and tensions are increasing. Now the famous superspy has to make sure war doesn’t break out.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

George Lazenby stepped into 007’s shoes for this project — and in the opening scene, he breaks the fourth wall by making a joke about the recasting. Bond is also married elsewhere in the movie.

Diamonds are Forever (1971)

Connery is back to play the role of 007. It turns out that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Star was wrongly advised by his manager to not sign a multi-picture contract to return as Bond.

Lazenby was out, and Connery got a handsome pay check. In this film, 007 plays the role of a diamond smuggler. He learns about a sinister plan to use diamonds to create a deadly space laser weapon.

How To Watch All of the 'James Bond' Movies in Order

Jane Seymour; Roger Moore

Live and Let Die (1973)

After Diamonds are Forever producers couldn’t entice Connery to stay with the role. They needed another actor to take over the role after Lazenby had left. Enter Roger Moore! His era is known for being a little more silly, with a greater emphasis on humor and gadgets.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Moore and a sun-powered device are included in this adventure. There is a very unique and deadly funhouse, as well as Christopher Lee’s memorable performance as Scaramanga.

The Spy Who Lovingly Loved Me (1977)

Moore is back as Bond, taking on a megalomaniac who seeks to destroy everything and create a new undersea civilisation. Jaws, another Bond foe, is featured in this film.

Moonraker (1979)

The story revolves around the hijacking of a spaceship known as the Moonraker on its way from the United Kingdom to its home. The crew has been killed and 007 is summoned to investigate.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

The superspy is on the hunt for a British ship missing. This vessel is not just any vessel. It also has a weapons encryption system that could be used to kill if it was in the wrong hands.

With Moore in the role, there’s a scene very early in the film where Bond visits the grave of his late wife, Tracy. It would be the only direct reference to previous 007 movies before the 2006 reboot.

Octopussy (1983)

Bond is on the case after a fellow agent is found dead with a counterfeit Fabergé egg. The egg is connected to a plot against a U.S. Air Force Base with a nuclear weapon. Maud Adams, who was in The Man with the Golden Gun, is also back in a completely different role.

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Remember how Bond would be played by Connery in the exact same story? Thunderball? Due to a rights issue involving the original novel, a writer was able to make this film separately from the “official” Bond series. It was released in 1983. Octopussy.

Connery is back as his most beloved character, the aging 007, in the same story as the original. Thunderball. It’s not included in any box sets because it isn’t produced by EON Productions.

A View to Kill (1985)

This is Moore’s last film as 007. The movie features the famous spy battle Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and May Day (Grace Jones) as the villain works to wipe out California’s Silicon Valley.

The Living Daylights (1987)

Timothy DaltonFor a darker and more intense version, Bond wears a tuxedo. Bond investigates a KGB plot by Bond to assassinate all enemy spy spies linked to a shocking arms trade.

License to Kill (1989)

After making his debut in The Living Daylights One film later, Dalton makes the final appearance in the role. This is a personal story for 007 who finds himself suspended from his duties as agent.

Not one to sit back, he viciously chases down a drug lord who ordered the murder of his friend’s wife. Felix Leiter, a CIA agent, is left clinging on to life after the attack.

How To Watch All of the 'James Bond' Movies in Order

Izabella Scorupco; Pierce Brosnan
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Goldeneye (1995)

Six years later, Bond disappeared from the big-screen for good License to Kill. He returned in form of Pierce BrosnanThe character was given a more elegant, charming look by M. Moneypenny. The film has 007 and M Moneypenny investigating the disappearance a powerful satellite system.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Brosnan, now 007 is taking on a media mogul attempting to ignite World War III. Appearing as one of the “Bond girls” was Teri Hatcher, most famous at the time for her role in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

The World Isn’t Enough (1999)

Brosnan’s third outing as Bond sees him trying to protect an oil heiress (Sophie Marceau) from the man who kidnapped her (Robert Carlyle), a terrorist who is incapable of feeling pain.

Die Another Day (2002)

With Brosnan taking on the lead role for the last time, Bond is captured in the film’s North Korean opening scene, and audiences see he’s tortured for quite some time before being released.

He discovers a shocking truth about Gustav Graves, a British millionaire. Halle Berrystars as Jinx

Casino Royale (2006)

This is a bit of an origin story. What made Bond the mysterious, womanizing spy he became? It centers around a pivotal poker match in which the British government gambles to stop terrorist cells.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

This film is a direct sequel, with Craig returning as Bond. Still seething and broken over Vesper’s (Eva Green) death, Bond goes after an organization known as Quantum, which is bent on destroying a country’s most valuable natural resource.

How To Watch All of the 'James Bond' Movies in Order

Daniel Craig
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Skyfall (2012)

Craig’s third outing as Bond proved to be wildly popular, crushing box office records. This story sees 007 face off against Raoul Silva (an ex-embittered agent).Javier Bardem), who plans to kill M (Judi Dench).

SPECTRE (2015)

Bond is sent a posthumous message to M by M. He then goes after the assassin but is ultimately led to SPECTRE, a larger organization. Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of this nefarious organization is his name (Christoph Waltz). The film’s villain and organization were present in previous films. However, the filmmakers have added a shocking twist.

No Time To Die (2021)

This is Craig’s final outing as Bond, who is retired at the beginning of the film. His relationship with Madeline Swann is ended by a tragic attackLéa Seydoux),He meets the woman he met in his previous film. He’s pulled back into another adventure, this one involving chemical weapons and a mysterious terrorist (Rami Malek).

He now has to work alongside the spy, who has succeeded him as 007Lashana Lynch). And Swann has a secret that will change the agent’s fate with absolute finality.