James Bond is one of the longest-running franchises, telling the stories of British agent James Bond. The latest installment, No Time To Die, was delayed time and time again, but Daniel Craig’s latest film is out now, ending another chapter in the Bond story. 

Those who want to mix things up a bit more can check out our alternate viewing order at the end. For example, we’ve made a list based on the order of Ian Fleming’s novels (he created the character). There are also quick viewing commands with different narrative links. All of these lists at the end of our guide are spoiler-free. So, take a look at the movies and find out which one you like the best.

In either case, you’ll be ready for Bond 25.

Dr. No (1962)

Starring: Sean Connery

In the first James Bond film, Scottish actor Sean Connery brings the British character to life on the big screen. Agent 007 travels to Jamaica to investigate the death of a British intelligence chief. There he meets Honey Ryder, the first Bond girl, played by Ursula Andress. Bond also discovers the existence of an evil organization known as the Specter (or Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion).

From Russia with Love (1963)

Starring: Sean Connery

The second Bond film develops the Spectre’s organization, showing its numerical hierarchy. Spectre’s Number 5, a chess grandmaster named Kronsteen, devises a plan to obtain a Lektor cryptographic device from the Soviets, all the while plotting revenge on Bond for killing Specter’s agent, Dr. No. The leader of the organization, the unseen Number 1, sends Rosa Klebb, aka Number 3, to bring Kronsteen’s plan to life.

Goldfinger (1964)

Starring: Sean Connery

James Bond takes on one of the greatest villains of all time, the gold-obsessed Auric Goldfinger. Goldfinger hatches a plan to steal all the gold from Fort Knox, in the United States, and only 007 can stop him, of course. The film also features two of the franchise’s most famous characters: Oddjob, Goldfinger’s Korean servant; and Pussy Galore (laughs), a Bond girl played by Honor Blackman.

Thunderball (1965)

Starring: Sean Connery

Specter has hijacked a plane loaded with two atomic bombs and demands a ransom of £100 million in diamonds. Bond takes it upon himself to find the two bombs and follows a lead to the Bahamas. There he meets CIA agent Felix Leiter and discovers the identity of Specter number 2.

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Starring: Sean Connery

A spaceship is stolen and lands in the Sea of ​​Japan, and James Bond heads there to investigate. Once he arrives, he discovers the identity of Number 1, the leader of the Spectre: Ernst Stavro Blofeld. He also discovers Blofeld’s plan to trick the nations of the world into starting World War III.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Starring: George Lazenby

Sean Connery is retiring from the franchise at this time. Then an Australian actor, George Lazenby, takes over the role for a single film. We see how he hunts down Blofeld. He too falls in love and, for the first (and only time), marries a Bond girl, Countess Tracy di Vicenzo. This film is believed to follow the plot of Ian Fleming’s novel the most, and is also more dramatic than any of the other films in the franchise.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Starring: Sean Connery

Sean Connery briefly returns to thwart a diamond smuggling ring. He travels around the world before arriving at the Whyte House casino in Las Vegas, where he discovers that Blofeld is behind the diamond smuggling operation. Blofled wants to use a laser-armed satellite to destroy all US, Soviet and Chinese nuclear weapons, thus forcing the countries into a bidding war. We also meet Bond girl Plenty O’Toole, perhaps the dumbest name in the franchise after Pussy Galore.

Live and Let Die (1973)

Starring: Roger Moore

This is British actor Roger Moore‘s first film as Bond. We see him try to stop Mr. Big, a drug lord who has a plan to monopolize heroin by giving away two tons of it, all in order to drive other dealers out of the business. In this film, Bond goes from Harlem to New Orleans and finally to the fictional island of San Monique. This is also the first film to feature a black woman as a Bond girl, with Rosie Carver played by Gloria Hendry.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Starring: Roger Moore

Bond is relieved of his post after MI6 receives a golden bullet with “007” engraved on it. The bullet is believed to be from the famous assassin Francisco Scaramanga, who uses a golden pistol to kill his targets. Bond sets out in search of Scaramanga and tracks down the location of a small device, called the Solex Shaker, which can harness the power of the Sun.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Starring: Roger Moore

Following the capture of British and Soviet Union submarines, Bond joins forces with KGB agent Major Anya Amasova. The two work together to identify the person behind the robberies: Karl Stromberg, a shipping magnate and scientist, who has a plan to destroy both New York and Moscow in order to unleash a nuclear war that allows him to create his own civilization. .

Moonraker (1979)

Starring: Roger Moore

Following the hijacking of the space shuttle Moonraker, Bond must find the location of the stolen ship. He learns that Hugo Drax, the owner of the company that produces the space shuttles, is behind all of this, and that Drax is working on a plan to wipe out a large portion of the human race with deadly nerve gas. Finally, Bond must venture into space to defeat Drax on his space station.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Starring: Roger Moore

After a spy ship carrying a device capable of commanding the launch of ballistic missiles sinks, Bond is ordered to help a marine archaeologist, named Timothy Havelock, recover the device. When the archaeologist is murdered, Bond not only has to find the launch device, but also find out who killed Havelock and why. Dun, dun, dun, duuuun…

Octopussy (1983)

Starring: Roger Moore

Bond investigates the murder of agent 009, who was killed in East Berlin while carrying a fake Fabergé egg. This leads 007 to discover a nuclear weapons plot in West Germany. Octopussy features a cast of memorable villains, including knife-throwing identical twins. Octopussy’s title comes from the film’s main antagonist and Bond girl: an international jewelry smuggler who resides on an island populated by women.

A View To A Kill (1985)

Starring: Roger Moore

In the seventh and final film starring Roger Moore, James Bond takes on Christopher Walken’s Max Zorin, an industrialist trying to corner the microchip market by destroying Silicon Valley. His plan revolves around bombs located under lakes and faults that will cause the destruction of the entire San Francisco Bay through flooding.

The Living Daylights (1987)

Starring: Timothy Dalton

In his first film as an MI6 agent, British actor Timothy Dalton helps KGB General Georgi Koskov defect from the Soviet Union. Once in the hands of the allies, he tells them that General Leonid Pushkin has reinstated the policy of smiert spionam (“death to spies”). Bond is ordered to catch Pushkin before he can kill any more agents and damage relations between the Soviet Union and the West.

License to Kill (1989)

Starring: Timothy Dalton

After Bond helps his old friend Felix Leiter capture a drug lord named Franz Sánchez, the criminal ends up escaping, severely injuring Leiter and killing his wife. When M, the head of MI6, orders Bond to return to her normal duties, he refuses, prompting M to revoke her license to kill. This means that Bond must embark on his revenge mission as a rogue agent.

GoldenEye (1995)

Starring: Pierce Brosnan

This is Irish-American actor Pierce Brosnan’s first film as Bond. His fellow MI6 agent, Alec Trevelyan, is murdered. But 10 years later, after an attack on a bunker in Siberia and the theft of the control disk for a satellite weapon known as the Goldeneye, Bond learns that he is really alive.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Starring: Pierce Brosnan

Investigating the sinking of a British warship in Chinese waters, Bond discovers a connection to media mogul Elliot Carver. With the help of a Chinese special agent, Bond discovers Carver’s plan to start a conflict between the British and Chinese, with a promise from a renegade Chinese general that Carver will receive exclusive broadcast rights in China.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Starring: Pierce Brosnan

Bond is sent to retrieve money for Sir Robert King, a friend of M, the head of MI6, only for the money to turn out to include a hidden bomb that kills King. Agent 007 soon realizes that a former KGB agent turned terrorist named Renard has set the trap. M sends Bond to stop Renard and protect King’s daughter.

Die Another Day (2002)

Starring: Pierce Brosnan

Bond’s mission is to investigate a North Korean general implicated in the African conflict diamond trade, but 007 is captured and tortured for 14 months before being released. He is suspended upon his return, but continues his mission and uncovers a plot to use a solar-powered mirror satellite to cut the militarized border between North and South Korea, allowing the North Koreans to invade.

Casino Royale (2006)

Starring: Daniel Craig

Casino Royale is technically a remake of an unofficial Bond movie, and it reboots the entire franchise, with British actor Daniel Craig. He shows her earning 00 status from him by taking down the terrorist money manager Le Chiffre. After Bond thwarts his plan to fly a plane, Le Chiffre organizes a high-stakes poker game, hoping to win back his lost money. Bond is sent to defeat Le Chiffre and bankrupt any organization that had trusted him.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Starring: Daniel Craig

Bond learns that the exiled Bolivian General Medrano is working with Dominic Greene, who is part of an organization known as Quantum, so that he can be installed as president of the country, all in exchange for a small plot of desert. What seems like a great deal for Medrano turns out to be a bad deal, as it is revealed that Quantum will control all of Bolivia’s water supply. But Bond does everything possible to stop him.

Skyfall (2012)

Starring: Daniel Craig

After a failed mission, Bond is presumed dead and M is placed under review amid questions about her leadership at MI6. When the intelligence agency’s headquarters in London is attacked, Bond comes out of hiding to discover the people behind the attack, which leads him to Raoul Silva, a former MI6 agent, who was captured and brutally tortured by the chinese government. Silva blames M and tries to destroy her and her reputation.

Spectre (2015)

Starring: Daniel Craig

Bond receives a message from M, the head of MI6, after her death, which leads him to stop a terrorist attack. For taking part in an unauthorized mission, Bond is suspended by the new M. He moves on, of course, and ends up uncovering the evil organization known as the Spectre, as well as its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld, now played by German actor- Austrian Christoph Waltz.

No Time to Die (2021)

Starring: Daniel Craig

In the latest Bond installment, the retired 007 is forced back into action to stop a plot by a villain, known as Safin, that has been threatening millions of lives. Bond is once again played by Daniel Craig, but this time he will have the help of a female agent, named Nomi, as well as his old friends Miss Moneypenny, Q and M. No time to die really closes the story arc of all the films. by Daniel Craig.

Casino Royale (uncanon-1967)

Starring: David Nivens

This is a so-called “unofficial” Bond film, because it was not produced by Eon or distributed by MGM, but by Famous Artists and Columbia. It stars British actor David Nivens who comes out of retirement to take on the evil organization SMIRSH. It also features Orson Welles as the main antagonist, Le Chiffre. Although it’s still a spy movie, it’s much more of a satirical comedy, which makes it slightly different from the official Bond movies.

Never say never

Starring: Sean Connery

Sean Connery returns as James Bond, 12 years after his last role. Again, this is not an official Eon/MGM movie. Instead, it was made by Taliafilm and distributed by Warner Bros. The film’s title is a reference to Connery, who once said that he would not play James Bond again. And it’s actually a remake of Thunderball. (One of Ian Flemings’ writing partners picked up the film rights to the novel, so that’s where this version came from.)