Of all the major catalog titles finally making their way to Blu-ray this year, the one that I’m personally most excited for is the ‘Bond 50‘ collection that will be released next week. Even though I already bought most of the James Bond movies when they were previously released on the format, I’m such a sucker for this franchise that I can’t resist the temptation of that lovely box set. In anticipation of this release, I want to run some polls this week to celebrate the 007 movie series. We’ll start with the most obvious question: Which are your favorite James Bond films?
When we last asked this question, the 2006 ‘Casino Royale‘ reboot starring Daniel Craig won out as most people’s favorite entry in the franchise. I’d like to know if that result still holds true a year and a half later.
The other difference between that older poll and this one is that you can vote for as many options as you’d like this time. This isn’t just a competition to see which single title is deemed the “best” Bond film. Go ahead and vote for all the movies that you consider your favorites.
I love the whole Bond series, even the bad movies. I’d be inclined to just check off every box on this list, but the reality is that I of course have some favorites. There’s no arguing against ‘Goldfinger‘. That’s still perhaps the definitive 007 film. In addition to that one (which is just a given), to narrow my picks down to just one choice per actor, I’d have to go with ‘Thunderball‘ for Connery, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ for Lazenby (perhaps a cheat since it’s his only Bond film, but it’s also a genuinely good one), ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ for Moore, ‘Licence to Kill‘ for Dalton, ‘GoldenEye’ for Brosnan and ‘Casino Royale’ for Craig. But I also love ‘Dr. No‘, ‘From Russia with Love‘, ‘For Your Eyes Only‘ and the underrated ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Which are your favorites?
If you love the James Bond franchise as much as I do, don’t forget to get your preorder in for the ‘Bond 50’ collection. When you order from Amazon, you’ll also get an exclusive hardcover book about James Bond movie posters.