Top 5 James Bond Movies

Did you know that ODEON is the only UK cinema chain to have shown every James Bond film?

Ever since the first back in 1962 (Dr No) ODEON has loved 007. While we wait for the release of No Time to Die – Daniel Craig’s last ever appearance as Bond – we wanted to celebrate the previous movies. 

We asked you which Bond movies you wanted to see back in cinemas, and the results are in...

1- Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond: Daniel Craig

Bond villain: Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen)

Other key characters: Vesper Lynd (Amy Green), M (Judi Dench), Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Q (Ben Whishaw)

What’s it all about?:

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale.

Why is it so great? 

It’s Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond. Judi Dench as a formidable M.

Best line: 

Vesper Lynd : You can switch off so easily, can't you? It doesn't bother you? Killing those people?

James Bond : Well, I wouldn't be very good at my job if it did.

Theme song:

“You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell

2- Goldfinger (1964)

James Bond: Sean Connery

Bond villain: Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe)

Other key characters: Oddjob (Harold Sakata), Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), M (Bernard Lee), Q (Desmond Llewelyn), Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell), Felix Leiter (Cec Linder)

What’s it all about?

While investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the U.S. Fort Knox gold reserve.

Why is it so great?

Sean Connery at his best. Uber-henchman Oddjob and his multi-tasking hat. Jill Masterson’s gold makeover.

Best line: 

Bond: Do you expect me to talk?

Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

Theme song:

“Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey

3- Skyfall (2012)

James Bond: Daniel Craig

Bond villain: Silva (Javier Bardem)

Other key characters: M (Judi Dench), Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Q (Ben Whishaw), Tanner (Rory Kinnear)

What’s it all about?

James Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Why is it so great?

A fantastic villain. M gets to show what she’s made of. The original Aston Martin DB5.

Best line: 

Bond: A gun and a radio, not exactly Christmas, is it?

Q: You were expecting an exploding pen? We don't really go in for that any more.

Theme song:

“Skyfall” by Adele

4- GoldenEye (1995)

James Bond: Pierce Brosnan

Bond villain: Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean)

Other key characters: Natalya Simonova (Izabelle Scorupco), Valentin Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane), M (Judi Dench), Q (Desmond Llewelyn), Moneypenny (Samantha Bond)

What’s it all about?

Years after a friend and fellow 00 agent is killed on a joint mission, a secret space based weapons program known as "GoldenEye" is stolen and Bond must stop a Russian crime syndicate from using it.

Why is it so great?

Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as Bond. Another 00. Robbie Coltrane as Valentin. 

Best line

Trevelyan: Why can’t you just be a good boy and die?

Bond: You first.

Theme song

“Goldeneye” by Tina Turner

5- Live and Let Die (1973)

James Bond: Roger Moore

Bond villain: Kananga (Yaphet Kotto)

Other key characters: Solitaire (Jane Seymour), Sheriff Pepper (Clifton James), M (Bernard Lee), Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)

What’s it all about?

When James Bond is sent to investigate the mysterious deaths of British agents he meets a voodoo master and a tarot card reader, and uncovers a plot to flood the world with heroin.

Why is it so great?

New Orleans. Crocodiles. Motor boat chases. 

Best line:

Tee: [As he leaves Bond in the middle of a lake with crocodiles] There are two ways to kill a crocodile.

James Bond: I don't suppose you care to share them with me?

Theme song:

“Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and Wings

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No Time To Die is coming in 2021 and, for Bond fans, this is as serious as any MI6 briefing. Your mission is to learn everything about Daniel Craig’s latest outing as 007.  

So shake a Martini, slip into a tuxedo and prepare for the ultimate Bond-nanza.

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all the james bond actors and films

Sean Connery as James Bond

Dr. No (1962)

From Russia with Love (1963)

Goldfinger (1964)

Thunderball (1965)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

George Lazenby as James Bond

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Roger Moore as James Bond

Live and Let Die (1973)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Moonraker (1979)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Octopussy (1983)

A View to a Kill (1985)

Timothy Dalton as James Bond

The Living Daylights (1987)

Licence to Kill (1989)

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

GoldenEye (1995)

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Die Another Day (2002)

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Casino Royale (2006)

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Skyfall (2012)

Spectre (2015)

No Time to Die (2021)