Ranking Every James Bond Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best

Here's how six decades of James Bond films stack up, based on their Rotten Tomatoes scores.

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There's no one like James Bond—whether he's played by Sean ConneryRoger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig. Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby have also stepped into the impeccable shoes of the iconic super-spy, along with David Niven in the much maligned (and decidedly unofficial) 1967 Casino Royale. But while Bond may always be Bond, and his drink of choice consistent, the quality of the film adaptations of Ian Fleming's novels has varied wildly over the years, since 007 made his cinematic debut in Dr. No. That's why we're ranking every James Bond movie, according to the critics.

In advance of the forthcoming No Time to Die, we're seeing how all the Bond movies—24 Eon Productions films, and two non-Eon Productions—measure up when it comes to their Rotten Tomatoes percentages, which are calculated based on the number of positive reviews. From the classic to the absurd to the gritty and grounded, here's every James Bond movie so far, from the worst reviewed to the best. And for more critical perspective, this was The Best Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated, According to Critics.

26
Casino Royale (1967)

still from the 1967 casino royale
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25 percent

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25
A View to a Kill (1985)

a view to a kill
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent

24
Octopussy (1983)

still from octopussy
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 40 percent

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23
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

the man with the golden gun
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 43 percent

22
The World Is Not Enough (1999)

the world is not enough
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

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21
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

tomorrow never dies
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57 percent

20
Die Another Day (2002)

die another day
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57 percent

19
Moonraker (1979)

still from moonraker
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60 percent

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18
Spectre (2015)

still from spectre
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63 percent

17
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

diamonds are forever
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent

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16
Quantum of Solace (2008)

quantum of solace
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent

15
Live and Let Die (1973)

live and let die
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67 percent

14
Never Say Never Again (1983)

never say never again
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 69 percent

13
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

for your eyes only
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72 percent

12
The Living Daylights (1987)

the living daylights
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72 percent

11
You Only Live Twice (1967)

you only live twice
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73 percent

10
Licence to Kill (1989)

licence to kill
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77 percent

9
GoldenEye (1995)

still from goldeneye
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 78 percent

8
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

the spy who loved me
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79 percent

7
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

on her majesty's secret service
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

6
Thunderball (1965)

still from thunderball
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

5
Skyfall (2012)

still from skyfall
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

4
Dr. No (1962)

still from dr. no
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

3
From Russia With Love (1963)

from russia with love
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

2
Casino Royale (2006)

still from the 2006 casino royale
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

1
Goldfinger (1964)

still from goldfinger
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 99 percent

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