26. Casino Royale (1967)
> Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress
> Favorable reviews: 35% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: N/A
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.
25. A View to a Kill (1985)
> Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts
> Favorable reviews: 40% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $50.3 million
“A View to a Kill” is the final Bond film to star Roger Moore, who was 57 years old during the shooting. The film’s cast features Christopher Walken as psychopath Max Zorin and Grace Jones as May Day, who conspire to take over the microchip industry.
24. Never Say Never Again (1983)
> Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer
> Favorable reviews: 37% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $55.5 million
“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.
23. Octopussy (1983)
> Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan
> Favorable reviews: 47% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $67.9 million
“Octopussy” was released approximately four months before the independently produced “Never Say Never Again,” starring Sean Connery. The film grossed over $12 million more in the U.S. than the latter release.
22. Die Another Day (2002)
> Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike
> Favorable reviews: 41% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $160.9 million
Pierce Brosnan played the role of James Bond in four films, completing his tenure with 2002’s “Die Another Day.” The film, which is the 20th Eon-produced Bond movie, was released 40 years after the first Bond film, “Dr. No.”