Watch All James Bond Movies In Order | A Detailed Guide

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 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.

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

The movies focus on a fictional secret service agent James Bond- also known as 007(double O seven). He is highly intelligent, clever, and diabolically independent. The movies cover Bond’s adventures while he works on his cases and a lot of other things too. Check our blog on how Netflix offers $600 million to buy James bond’s no time to die.

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 Explained:

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 stories ahead. He is not only a spy but also a detective, a martial artist, and an assassin. If you want to watch the James Bond Movies in order, here’s a full breakdown.

Dr No (1962):

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Terence Young

Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman

Dr. no is the first of all James Bond movies and the character was played by the Scottish actor Sean Connery. In this James bond 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). Also, check out our guide on the best movies on Netflix and find some amazing action thrillers from the list.


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 of the Bond movies, he 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. Bond must escape from Istanbul in a series of deadly encounters with his enemy. After dr. no, this Bond movie comes at the second position to stream while watching the franchise.


Goldfinger (1964):

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Sean Connery, Honour Blackman, Shirley Eaton

In Goldfinger, 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):

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. Check out some other action movies from our list of best action movies on Netflix.


You Only Live Twice (1967):

 

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. It is no doubt the best James Bond movie.


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969):

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Peter R. Hunt

Cast: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas

On her Majesty’s secret service 1969 is the first of all James Bond movies 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 on her majesty’s secret service, Bond hunts for Blofeld. He also falls in love with Bond Girl Contessa Tracy di Vicenzo and marries her.


Diamonds Are Forever (1971):

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Guy Hamilton

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

After On her majesty’s secret service, Diamonds are forever was released. 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):

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)

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 Man with the Golden gun is surely not to miss.


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):

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):

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Roger Moore, Carol Bouquet, Topol

In this movie, Bond has to solve a double mystery. If you are interested in mystery movies, don’t forget to check out this link for the best mystery movies on Netflix. 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.


Octopussy (1983):

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):

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 Never say never again, 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 a James Bond movie again. Never say never is actually a remake of the older version of Thunderball.


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( Timothy Dalton) 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):

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: John Glen

Cast: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi

Bond, played by Timothy Dalton, 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. Timothy Dalton showed one of his best performances in this movie.


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. This is the first Bond movie to feature Pierce Bronson as James Bond.


Tomorrow Never Dies (1997):

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

In Tomorrow never dies 1997, 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.


Quantum of Solace (2008):

 

Writer: Ian Fleming

Director: Marc Forster

Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

In Quantum of Solace 2008, James Bond(Daniel Craig) 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 (Daniel Craig) 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. This is one of the most successful James bond movies.


Spectre (2015):

Spectre

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

Director: Sam Mendes

Cast: Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw

Agent 007 (Daniel Craig) 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. This upcoming James Bond movie featuring Daniel Craig is surely not to miss.

However, Bond continues to work on the mission and uncovers the leader of the evil organization Spectre. This is the last one of all the released James Bond movies and you should watch it in the last of you are streaming all James Bond movies in order.

 


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

This is the latest of all James bond movies and 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. And with this, our list of Bond movies in order ends.

We recommend you to watch all the James Bond movies in order to enjoy them to the fullest. However, even if you decide not to stream Bond movies in order, you can still enjoy them as stand-alone movies whether it’s At Her majesty’s Secret Service 1969, Casino Royale, World is not enough, Man with the Golden Gun or any of the other movies of the series.

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 James Bond movie of the whole 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 James Bond movies, whereas Sean Connery has played it 6 times.

Every James Bond movie is a hit and they are popular because of the twisted plots and puzzling mysteries. In addition, the series is also famous because of James Bond’s classy demeanour

  • Casino Royale (1954 TV), a U.S. television adaptation of Fleming’s 1953 novel.
  • Casino Royale (1967 film), a 1967 non-EON satire of the spy genre.
  • Casino Royale (film), the 21st film in EON Productions’ series (2006).


 

 

Wrapping Up:

That’s the complete breakdown of how to watch James Bond movies in order. 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 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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