James Bond Movies In Order: How to Watch Chronologically in Australia

James Bond Movies In Order

The first James Bond novel was published in 1953, written by the British writer Ian Fleming. Nine years later, the first James Bond movie adaptation ‘Dr No’ hit the cinema screens in 1962, and after that, new sequels have been coming our way almost every few years. So if you are wondering “How to watch James Bond Movies In Order?”, keep reading the article and find out how you can do it.

There are 27 James Bond movies in total. Out of which 25 movies were produced by Eon Productions. Moreover, the Bond franchise has given a chance to 6 actors for playing the role of iconic and dashing agent, James Bond.

No doubt, 007 James Bond has attracted a powerful fan base, and it has become one of the most iconic series in Hollywood.

James Bond Movies in Order (with Short Reviews):

The James Bond series is based on twelve novels and two short stories written by Ian Fleming. After his death in 1964, several other writers have contributed to taking the James Bond stories ahead. The movies focus on a fictional secret service agent James Bond- also known as 007(double O seven). He is not only a spy but also a detective, a martial artist, and an assassin.

He is highly intelligent, clever, and diabolically independent. The series covers his adventures while he works on his cases and a lot of other things too. If you want to watch the James Bond Movies in release date order, here’s a full breakdown.

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Dr No (1962):

Dr.NO

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Terence Young

Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman

This is the first James Bond movie and the character was played by the Scottish actor Sean Connery. In this movie, Agent 007 goes to Jamaica to investigate the death of a British intelligence Chief. He also comes across Honey Ryder there and discovers an evil organization called Spectre. (Special Executive For Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion).


From Russia with Love (1963):

From Russia With Love

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Terence Young

Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz

In the second movie, James Bond is fighting with Spectre which is a secret crime organization. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are after a decoding device known as Lektor. They use Tatiana to lure Bond into helping them. James Bond must escape from Istanbul in a series of deadly encounters with his enemy.


Goldfinger (1964):

Goldfinger

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Sean Connery, Honour Blackman, Shirley Eaton

In this movie, agent 007 faces the most notorious villain of all time, obsessed with gold, Auric-Goldfinger. Only Bond can stop him from carrying out his planned heist of stealing gold from Fort Knox in the US. The movie also has two famous characters: Oddjob and Honor Blackman.


Thunderball (1965):

Thunderball

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Terence Young

Cast: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi

Bond is on a mission to find out the two atomic bombs. Spectre has hijacked a plane with two atom bombs loaded on it. They are now demanding a ransom of £100 in diamonds. During his crackdown mission on Spectre, Bond meets CIA agent Felix Leiter and also discovers the identity of one of the Spectre’s members known as Number 2


You Only Live Twice (1967):

You only live twice

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Cast: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama

Agent 007 investigates the matter of a stolen aircraft, in the sea of Japan. After reaching there, he discovers the identity of the leader of Spectre’s organization, known as Number 1. He also uncovers Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s plan to trick the world by starting WWIII.


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969):

On her majesty's service

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Peter R. Hunt

Cast: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas

This is the first movie in which Sean Connery did not play James Bond’s character and George Lazenby, an Australian actor, took over the role for a single film. In this movie, James Bond hunts for Blofeld. He also falls in love with Bond Girl Contessa Tracy di Vicenzo and marries her.


Diamonds Are Forever (1971):

Diamonds are forever

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray

James Bond investigates the case of a diamond smuggling ring. After traveling the whole world, he finally makes it to Whyte House casino Las Vegas. Agent 007 discovers that Blofeld is heading the diamond-smuggling operation.  He also learns about Blofeld’s plans of using laser-armed satellites to destroy all the nuclear weapons of 3 giant countries, forcing them into WWIII.


Live and Let Die (1973):

Live and let die

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour

Roger Moore, a British actor, played the character of James Bond in this movie. We see him stopping Mr. Big from his plan of giving away two tons of Heroin for free, in an effort to push other dealers out of the market and business. This is the first time when a black girl played the role of a Bond Girl Rosie Carver.


The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

 

Bond works on the case of a golden bullet with 007 carved on it. The bullet is believed to belong to the famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. He always uses a golden gun to kill his targets. During his search for Scaramanga, Bond finds out the location of a secret small device, known as Solex Agitator.


The Spy Who Loved Me (1977):

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977):

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jurgens

Somebody has captured the Soviet Union and British Submarines. Bond starts working with KGB agent Major Anya Amasova to find out the person behind this deed. He learns that it’s Karl Stromberg, who plans to destroy New York and Moscow by inflicting a nuclear war. Once the human race is destroyed he could create his own civilization.


 Moonraker (1979):

Moonraker

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Lewis Gibert

Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Moonraker, the space shuttle, has been hijacked by Hugo Drax. He plans on destroying and wiping out the human race from the earth with the help of deadly nerve gas. Hugo Drax is the owner of a space shuttle company. Bond must get him before he accomplishes his dangerous plans.


For Your Eyes Only (1981):

 

For your Eyes only

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Roger Moore, Carol Bouquet, Topol

In this movie, Bond has to solve a double mystery. He starts working with the Archeologist Timothy Havelock after the sinking of a spy boat. The spy boat carries a device that can order launching a ballistic missile. Bond starts working with the Archaeologist to recover the device. Meanwhile, the archaeologist is murdered by someone. Now Bond must find who has murdered him and also finds the launch device.

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Octopussy (1983):

Octopussy

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

Bond starts investigating the murder of his fellow Agent 009, who was murdered in East Berlin. During his mission, agent 007 learns about the nuclear weapon plot based in Germany. The title of this movie comes from the bond girl Octopussy, who lives on an island populated by women.


Never Say Never Again (1983):

Never say never again

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Irvin Kershner

Cast: Sean Connery, Max Von Sydow, Barbara Carrera

Sean Conner reappeared in the role of James Bond in this movie, 12 years after he last played it. It’s not an official Eon movie but made by Taliafilm. The title of the movie comes from Connery himself and is a reference to what he said once. He said he will never do James Bond movies again. The movie is actually a remake of the older version of Thunderball.


A View To A Kill (1985):

A View To A Kill (1985)

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts

This is the last movie to star Roger Moore as James Bond. In this movie, Bond fights an industrialist, Christopher Walken’s Max Zorin, who attempts to destroy Silicon Valley. He further plans on destroying the whole San Francisco Bay by floods triggered by bombs underneath the lakes.


The Living Daylights (1987):

The Living Daylights (1987)

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Jeroen Krabbe

James Bond helps the KGB officer, General Koskov, defect from the Soviet Union. General Kaskov talks about the reinstated “smiert spionam” policy, which means death to spies, by General Leonid Pushkin. Bond must get Pushkin before he starts working on his policy.


License to Kill (1989):

License to Kill

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi

Bond helps his friend Felix Leiter in arresting a powerful drug dealer known as Franz Sanchez. Unfortunately, the notorious criminal ends up running away, injuring Leiter, and murdering his wife. Bond wants to help his friend, but the head of MI6 asks him to return to his duty. Upon his refusal, he revoked Bond’s license to kill. That means Bond has to complete his mission as a rogue agent.


GoldenEye (1995):

Golden Eye

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Martin Campbell

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco

Irish American actor Pierce Brosnan’s debut film as Bond turned out to be a blockbuster movie. Bond’s fellow agent, Alec Trevelyan, is killed. 10 years later, during a mission to save the Goldeneye (a powerful satellite system) from theft in Siberia, he learns that his fellow agent was alive.


Tomorrow Never Dies (1997):

Tomorrow Never Dies

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

Bond finds out that the sinking of a British warship in China was deliberate and planned. Upon investigation, he finds out that media tycoon Elliot Carver is involved in the conspiracy. Carver’s ultimate plan is to inflict a war between the British and the Chinese. Bond must stop him before he implements his plan.


The World Is Not Enough (1999):

The world is not enough

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle

M, the head of MI6, sends Bond to retrieve money for Sir Robert King. Unfortunately, the money includes a hidden bomb that ends up killing the King. Agent 007 finds out that a former KGB agent who has now turned into a terrorist named Renard is after this trap. M wants Bond to stop Renard and save King’s daughter.


Die Another Day (2002):

Die another day

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Lee Tamahori

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike

Bond is arrested and tortured for 14 months before he is released. He was captured while on a mission to investigate the North Korean General, who traded African Diamonds. MI6 suspends him upon his return. But he continues to work on his mission. He finally uncovers the conspiracy that North Korea planned.

 


Casino Royale (2006):

Casino royale

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Martin Campbell

Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen

Daniel Craig played the role of James Bond in Casino Royale and nailed it perfectly with his acting skills. In this movie, Bond is on a mission to destroy the terrorist money manager Le Chiffre.  He tries to retrieve his money by setting up a high-stakes poker game. Bond must defeat Le Chiffre before it’s too late.

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Quantum of Solace (2008):

Quantum of Solace

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Marc Forster

Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

James Bond searches for those who have blackmailed his lover. This search leads him to the merciless businessman Dominic Greene. Bonds learns about his plan to gain complete control of the vital natural resource. But Bond tries to defeat him and does whatever he can to stop him.


Skyfall (2012):

Sky fall

Writer: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem

Bond is presumed dead after a failed mission. M is being questioned about her leadership. Meanwhile, MI6 headquarters are attacked in London. Bond comes out to uncover the people responsible for this attack. HE learns about Raoul Silva, who is a former MI6 agent. Silva tries to blame M and kill her reputation.

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Spectre (2015):

Spectre

Writer: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw

Agent 007 receives a message from M, after her death. M is the head of the intelligence agency MI6. Bonds learns about a terrorist attack and faces the consequences of being suspended by the new M, due to taking part in an unauthorized mission. However, Bond continues to work on the mission and uncovers the leader of the evil organization Spectre.


No Time to Die (2021):

No time to die

 

Writer: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch

The movie has not hit the cinema screens yet. Its current release date is October 8 in the US. According to the trailers released, Bond lives his retirement life when he is forced back into action and starts a fight against a ruthless villain named Satin. However, this time he will receive help from a woman, Nomi.

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FAQs

Although all 6 actors who played James Bond have nailed it perfectly. But Sean Connery tops the list of actors who played James Bond because of his amazing acting skills.

Skyfall remains the most successful movie of the James Bond series with total global revenue of $1.111 billion

Liam Neeson has revealed that he was approached for the role of James Bond back in 1990. However, he turned it down according to the wish of his late wife Natasha Richardson.

Roger Moore has played the role of James Bond in 7 different movies, whereas Sean Connery has played it 6 times.

James Bond movies are popular because of the twisted plots and puzzling mysteries. In addition, the series is also famous because of James Bond’s classy demeanor.

 

Wrapping Up:

That’s the complete breakdown of how to watch James Bond movies in order of their release date. The James Bond franchise became the first most popular franchise because of the entertainment, thrill, and action presented to the viewers. We hope you find the gist of all these movies by streaming them from Australia in the order mentioned above. Happy Streaming Folks!

Lily Bart

Lily is like a wild flower who is sweet yet always on top of her game. She dreams of someday living somewhere warm and writing a novel. She is a passionate binge-watcher and has watched countless movies and shows. She has won all of our in-house movie trivia.

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