Top 5 James Bond Movies
One of the longest running movie series in American film history is the James Bond series. The movies have almost everything a man can dream of in a good action flick. There is no shortage of good action, attractive females, femme fatales, and mostly captivating plots. Their longevity can mostly be attributed to their ability to adapt to the current times and the fact that Ian Flemming wrote many great James Bond stories in his lifetime. In this article I give the best five James Bond films in my opinion.
Goldeneye is my choice for number five on my list. The first Bond flick starring Pierce Brosnan was the best he was ever in. Goldeneye is action-packed, has a good storyline, and has a nice ensemble of attractive females including the cleverly named Xenia Onatopp. The storyline involves the stealing of a disc that can control a satellite weapon called Goldeneye. Bond then tries to recover this disc before the terrorist organization Janus can use it in their operations. I highly recommend this entertaining flick which includes an interesting twist and an equally sadistic and interesting character in Xenia Onatopp.
The first James Bond film is also one of the finest. Starring the legendary Sean Connery as our hero, this Bond film is one that has proven to withstand the test of time. This film features an interesting plot involving the disappearance of a fellow British Intelligence operative and also one of the best "Bond girls" of all time in Ursula Andress's character Honey Rider. This film is an iconic piece in American film history featuring many aspects that would be influential in future Bond flicks. It also icludes one of the most iconic scenes in Bond history featuring Honey Rider seductively returning to shore after snorkeling for conch shells. Don't let the release date of 1962 deter you because this film is a must see.
The newest Bond film is also one of the most interesting and engaging. Sam Mendes, famous for his film American Beauty, does a fantastic job putting some of his influence in while retaining the original Bond integrity. The film centers around Bond trying to protect M (his boss) after an attack on MI6 headquarters. Daniel Craig does a fantastic job portraying some sides of Bond we have never seen before. The film also stars the fantastic Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, one of the most interesting and twisted villains in the history of Bond movies. With the fantastic plot, acting, and action this film has throughout, this installment is sure to be remembered as one of the finest Bond films in the series.
Goldfinger is often called the greatest Bond film of all time, and with good reason. This film stars Sean Connery again as James Bond in this story of a man named Auric Goldfinger who tries to rob Fort Knox. This film has probably been the most influential film in the entire Bond repertoire with Bond's extensive gadget use and the introduction of the beautiful Aston Martin as Bond's car of choice. Goldfinger was also the first Bond film to feature the extensive opening credits montage with a famous singer performing a title song. This flick features some beautiful Bond girls with the ill-fated Jill Masterson and bad girl turned good Pussy Galore. This is another film Bond film that has withstood the course of time and is still considered a classic to this day.
Casino Royale is my absolute favorite Bond film and my choice for the number one spot. This film was a much needed reboot considering the quality of some of the previous Bond films including the forgettable Die Another Day. The movie chronicles Bond as he enters a high stakes poker game to prevent the villain Le Chiffre from accessing a large sum of money to continue being a financier for the world's terrorists. Many people were skeptical about the casting of Daniel Craig as James Bond, but he proved to be fantastic in a role many would consider to be a more "rogue" Bond. This film has some incredible action sequences including the unforgettable "parkour" chase sequence near the beginning of the film. The poker scenes may at first sound boring to some viewers, but in reality they are guaranteed to keep the viewer on the edge of his or her seat. With a cast including several beautiful Bond girls, an entertaining plot featuring a good twist, and the underlying story of Bond maturing into a legitimate secret agent, this film is a must see for any movie fan.