Every James Bond Movie Ranked Worst to Best

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16. Live and Let Die (1973)
> Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour
> Favorable reviews: 65% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $35.4 million

“Live and Let Die,” the first of Roger Moore’s seven appearances as the British agent, takes Bond to the Bayou after the mysterious deaths of several British agents. There he encounters Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), a major drug dealer, and voodoo master Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder). The comic relief is provided by good ole boy Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James). The movie is also known for its theme song, performed by Paul McCartney and Wings.

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15. Licence to Kill (1989)
> Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell
> Favorable reviews: 60% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $34.7 million

“License to Kill” is the second and final film to star Timothy Dalton as James Bond. Being generally more violent than other films in the series up to that point, it is the first Bond film to receive a PG-13 rating in the U.S. There was a gap of six years until the next Bond film, “GoldenEye,” was released — the longest gap between Bond movies.

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14. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
> Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray
> Favorable reviews: 58% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $43.8 million

“Diamonds Are Forever” is the final Eon Productions James Bond film to star Sean Connery, although the actor would return to the role once more in the independently produced “Never Say Never Again.” The film is highly regarded for its humor, including a number of comical sight gags.

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13. The Living Daylights (1987)
> Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Jeroen Krabbé
> Favorable reviews: 66% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $51.2 million

“The Living Daylights” is the first of two Bond films to star Timothy Dalton, following Roger Moore’s departure from the series. While some at the time criticized Dalton’s portrayal as moody and humorless, others were highly impressed, including Washington Post film critic Rita Kempley who, in 1987, described Dalton as the “best Bond ever.”

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12. Spectre (2015)
> Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
> Favorable reviews: 61% of audiences
> Domestic box office gross: $200.1 million

“Spectre” is the most recent Bond release and the fourth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007. It’s the first film to feature criminal organization Spectre and its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld since “Diamonds Are Forever” in 1971. The organization’s first appearance was in 1962’s “Dr. No.”