Special Report

Every James Bond Movie Ranked Worst to Best

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

26. Casino Royale (1967)
> Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress
> Favorable reviews: 35% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross:

Originally conceived by producer Charles K. Feldman as an entry to Eon Productions’ James Bond series, which had already released four Bond films, “Casino Royale” was instead released as a satirical spy comedy by the now defunct Famous Artists Productions after Eon rejected the project. Despite starring Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and Orson Welles, the movie is generally considered the worst Bond picture and – for many – is not considered a Bond picture at all.

Source: Courtesy of MGM/UA Entertainment Company

25. A View to a Kill (1985)
> Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts
> Favorable reviews: 40% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $50.33M

“A View to a Kill” is the final Bond film to star Roger Moore. Moore was 57 years old during the shooting. The film is the first to show Bond travel to France – which would go on to be a popular destination in the franchise – despite being the 16th of the series, including the 1967 “Casino Royale” and 1983’s “Never Say Never Again.”

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

24. Never Say Never Again (1983)
> Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer
> Favorable reviews: 37% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $55.50M

“Never Say Never Again” is the second film adaptation of author Ian Fleming’s novel “Thunderball.” It is one of two James Bond films not produced by Eon Productions, which released the more popular “Octopussy” the same year.

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

23. Moonraker (1979)
> Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale
> Favorable reviews: 43% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $70.31M

Eon Productions originally planned to release “For Your Eyes Only” after “The Spy Who Loved Me.” However, due to the success of “Star Wars,” which came out in 1977, the company reconsidered and instead made the space-themed “Moonraker.” The movie was the highest-grossing Bond film until the release of “GoldenEye” in 1995.

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

22. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
> Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle
> Favorable reviews: 49% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $126.94M

“The World is Not Enough” is the final movie to feature actor Desmond Llewelyn in the role of Q, putting an end to a 17 film streak. It’s also the first film in the series to feature a female character as one of the lead antagonists – Sophie Marceau as Elektra King.