Title

Year

Bond

Box

Budget

Rating

Girl

Bad Guy

Locations

Plot Summary

Memorable bits

 

Dr. No

‘62

Sean

$60M

$1M

*

Honeychile Ryder

Dr No

Jamaica

Mad scientist steals rockets, sells bird shit, Bond nukes him

Sucking poison out of her toes, dragons

 

From Russia with Love

‘63

Sean

$79M

$3M

**

Tatiana Romanova

Red Grant, Rosa Klebb

Istanbul, Orient Exp.

Very pretty gift for bond is a trap to kill him

Gypsy fight, train fight, helicopters

 

Goldfinger

‘64

Sean

$125M

$4M

*

Pussy Galore

Auric Goldfinger

USA

Mad guy likes Gold

Oddjob battles, laser vasectomy, golf

 

Thunderball

‘65

Sean

$141M

$11M

**

Dominique Derval

Emilio Largo

Bahamas

Nukes stolen, Bond chases girl and saves the day

Underwater battle, skyhook rescue

 

You Only Live Twice

‘67

Sean

$112M

$10M

***

Aki

Ernst Blofeld

Japan

Stolen spacecraft prelude to WWIII, Bond has massage

Gyrocopter, ninja fight, smoking kills

 

OHMSS

‘69

George

$87M

$7M

***

Teresa di Vincenzo

Ernst Blofeld

Swtiz.

Bond chases girl, resigns, they marry, she dies

Ice chase, skiing, bobsled, end scene

 

Diamonds Are Forever

‘71

Sean

$116M

$7M

*

Tiffany Case

Ernst Blofeld

USA

Blofeld stuff, stolen diamonds, lasers bla bla bla

Bambi and Thumper

 

Live and Let Die

‘73

Roger

$162M

$7M

*

Solitaire

Kananga

Caribbean

Bond stacks the deck and doesn't do drugs

Baron Samedi

 

Man with the Golden Gun

‘74

Roger

$98M

$7M

*

Mary Goodnight

Francisco Sacramanga

Macau

Bond rises to the challenge and duels it out with assassin

Spiral car jump

 

The Spy Who Loved Me

‘77

Roger

$187M

$14M

**

Anya Amasova

Stromberg, Jaws

Egypt

Stolen submarines means Bond meets his Soviet match

Skiing, Lotus Esprit, Jaws

 

Moonraker

‘79

Roger

$210M

$34M

*

Holly Goodhead

Hugo Drax, Jaws

Space

Stolen shuttles, nerve agents and Jaws love scene

Cable car fight

 

For Your Eyes Only

‘81

Roger

$203M

$28M

**

Melina Havelock

Aristotle Kristatos

Med.

Confused Bond chases wrong radio thief, dodging arrows

Underwater skiing, monastery, 2CV

 

Octopussy

‘83

Roger

$188M

$28M

**

Octopussy

Kamal Khan

India & Germany

Eggs send Bond to India to uncover nuke plot and a circus

Microjet, Rotary saw

 

A View to a Kill

‘85

Roger

$158M

$30M

*

Stacey Sutton

Max Zorin

Various

Zorin wants to destroy Silicon Valley, Bond sadly stops him

Music? Christopher Walken?

 

The Living Daylights

‘87

Tim

$191M

$40M

**

Kara Milovy

Brad Whittaker

Various

Convoluted fake SMERSH plot leads to Afghan. Drugs &  girls

Cello case sled, Gibraltar chase

 

Licence to Kill

‘89

Tim

$156M

$42M

*

Pam Bouvier

Franz Sanchez

USA

Bonds buddy dies, he resigns, revenge is sweet

Maserati

 

GoldenEye

‘95

Pierce

$353M

$60M

**

Natalya Simonova

Alec Trevelyan

Russia

Stolen helicopter and EMP satellites

Judy Dench, Bungy jump off a dam

 

Tomorrow Never Dies

‘97

Pierce

$347M

$110M

*

Wai Lin

Elliot Carver

Various

GPS encoder nearly starts war with UK and China

Soundtrack?

 

World Is Not Enough

‘99

Pierce

$390M

$135M

**

Christmas Jones

Renard, Elektra

Istanbul

Oil baddy steals nukes, Bond ???

Pig chase, saw blades

 

Die Another Day

‘02

Pierce

$456M

$142M

*

Jinx Johnson

Tan Sun Moon

N Korea

Bad guy has shaky tech weapon

Not much

 

Casino Royale

‘06

Daniel

$593M

$130M

***

Vesper Lyn

Le Chiffre

Various

High stakes - Bond bluffs a man who has nothing to lose

Fight in the stair well

 

Qantum of Solace

‘08

Daniel

$586M

$230M

*

Camille Montes

Dominic Greene

Various

Who can follow? Random and not very well connected

Random Virgin Atlantic cameo

 

Skyfall

12

Daniel

$1093M

$200M

**

Eve Moneypenny

Raoul Silva

Istanbul / UK

Scary cybercriminal revenges himself on the very naughty M

Javier Bardem, Komodo dragons and Bourne-esque action

 
            

Ratings :

*

Give it a miss, truly forgettable

         
 

**

A real bond film with all the right elements

         
 

***

Best of the best