007 Days Of Bond: Here are the Top 10 James Bond films according to IMDB 4 years ago

007 Days Of Bond: Here are the Top 10 James Bond films according to IMDB

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Welcome to 007 Days of Bond, a very special JOE celebration of all that is great about Ian Fleming's iconic super spy.

Each day this week, in the build-up to the release of Spectre in Irish cinemas on Monday 26 October, we'll bring you a series of super suave articles covering everything from the Top 10 James Bond films according to IMDB, to the very best weapons available in the classic James Bond N64 game, GoldenEye.

This is classified information and you're on a need-to-know basis. 

Bond is back as 007 finally gets to tackle the mysterious Spectre organisation in his latest adventure, but there has been a major leak from MI6 that was published by IMDB.

To be honest, being allowed to look at these very public ratings from the Top 10 Bond films isn't exactly the work of Blofeld or Jaws, but it's still worth a bit of espionage and stealth on our part.

Here's our dossier on the best 10 Bond films according to IMDB users.

10) On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - 6.8

Who played Bond? George Lazenby

Plot: James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps.

Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only and The Man With The Golden Gun were all tied with the exact rating but we've opted for this one because it's incredibly different from any other 007 film.

Time has been very kind to this entry which is best remembered as the film where Bond gets married.


Oh yeah, his marriage was probably even shorter than Britney Spears' one in Las Vegas.

9) You Only Live Twice (1967) - 6.9

Who played Bond? Sean Connery

Plot: In an absolutely bonkers tale, Bond and a Japanese secret service ninja must join up and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

I would really want to be in the room when this story was pitched to the studio. Loopers but fun.

8) Thunderball (1965) - 7.0

Who played Bond? Sean Connery

Plot: Our favourite spy heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Those villains, eh? They never just play nice.

I'm sure that this shoot must have been really painful for Sean Connery, especially having to spend weeks on end in the Caribbean while being surrounded by beautiful women.

7) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - 7.1

Who played Bond? Roger Moore

Plot: Rather than just sitting on the couch, 007 decided to get up off his bum and investigate the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, all with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he just happened to have killed.

It also features one of the best opening sequences of any Bond film, as Roger Moore shows off some breathtaking ski skills before delivering a memorable metaphorical 'up yours' to the chasing villains.

It's either Mr Moore or his stunt double.

6) GoldenEye (1995) - 7.2

Who played Bond? Pierce Brosnan

Plot: Yes, a lot of people would say the classic N64 game is much better, but the film was very good also. Judi Dench's M is one for the ages and her first verbal sparring with Bond is truly memorable.

So what happens?

Well, 007 is sent on a mission to team up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research centre to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead.

It's Sean Bean, he always dies.

GoldenEye is a fantastic return to form for 007 after six years away from the screen.

5) Dr. No (1962) - 7.3

Who played Bond? Sean Connery

Plot: The most famous franchise in film history had to start somewhere and that somewhere was Jamaica.

While dodging tarantulas, fire-breathing dragons and a trio of assassins known as the three blind mice, 007 meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No.

It wouldn't be the last time that the world ever heard of James Bond.

4) From Russia With Love (1963) - 7.5

Who played Bond? Sean Connery

Plot: Those pesky SPECTRE goons are acting up again as Bond becomes involved in an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen.

It's usually in the last place you look, James.


3) Goldfinger (1964) - 7.8

Who played Bond? Sean Connery

Plot: There's Pussy Galore in this one as Auric Goldfinger and his henchman plan on raiding Fort Knox and obliterating the world economy.

It almost sounds like a modern-day documentary.

To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats and avoid a sexy pilot.

He has a great life, doesn't he?

2) Skyfall (2012) - 7.8

Who played Bond? Daniel Craig

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

It's a bloody great film and the ending did have a touch of the "Home Alones" about it. I'm not complaining though, but it didn't have someone getting hit in the face with an iron.

1) Casino Royale (2006) - 8.0

Who played Bond? Daniel Craig

Plot: Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.

Free-running, heart attacks and testicle-whipping are all here as Daniel Craig showed the entire world that he had the balls to play Bond.

Spectre is released in Irish cinemas on Monday 26 October. Check out the spy-tastic trailer here: