questionswhich is your favorite james bond movie?

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lol I watched some of Thunderball and Goldfinger earlier on Encore.

My favorite...The Spy Who Loved Me. A Lotus that turns into a submarine? Yes please!

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Sorry, but I can't pick just one... there are so many great ones...

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too many great - can't choose my favorite, but i can choose which bond was my favorite (intentional tangent here lol) - I'm still with dalton as bond, even though the two titles he was in aren't in my top list.

To stay on topic - my top 3 are goldfinger, live and let die, and OHMSS with lazenby.

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I don't think I could pick my favorite... but some of my least favorite ones have been the ones starring Daniel Craig.

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I'm probably gonna get downvoted for this, but here goes nothing......... I've actually only ever seen one James Bond movie, Die Another Day, and that was only because my parents and I were visiting some friends. I have nothing about the films, I even enjoyed the one I saw, but I just can't seem to get into them the way people do.

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I enjoy the older ones, but the last 2 with Daniel Craig have been my favorites. Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace are just both so good I can't pick one. Excited for Skyfall. Craig nails the Bond character.

@captainsuperdawg: DAD is the worst Bond movie IMO. I was upset that they where going to end the series on that note. Peirce did a good Bond, but that movie was just so cheesy.
Check out any of the other films. You'll enjoy them.

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goldeneye was actually pretty good, but the rest of the brosnan bonds are complete crap.

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If you ask what my favorite movie is with the James Bond name on it, I'll say the new Casino Royale. If you ask what my favorite movie is with the James Bond character in it, I'll say Goldeneye.

My reasoning is that while Casino Royale was great and Daniel Craig was a lot of fun to watch, the character isn't really James Bond yet in that movie. He's not suave, not cavalier, and not really a womanizer. He's just been given the double-oh designation and we're seeing the character develop into the James Bond we know from the earlier movies.

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Clearly Thunderball. By far the best.

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Live and Let Die is my personal favorite. But they are ALL GREAT!

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I've always loved moonraker and all the Pierce Brosnan ones. I;m also a big Daniel Craig fan so I like the newer ones as well. Sean Connery and Roger Moore were always awesome even though it was a bit before my generation I've seen almost all of them.

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I guess I'm a Martin Campbell fan? Casino Royale is a fantastic film. As in, it stands up as a real piece of cinema. It's telling a real and honest story about this character, and he really changes over the course of the movie. Goldeneye is probably my second favorite, being the modern epitome of all of the zanny qualities of the Bond franchise. The gadgets are cool, the film score is really iconic (or is it memorable just because of playing the N64 video game so much?), and Sean Bean is great as always.

Sean Connery is probably my favorite of the old school Bonds, although I would be lying if I said I could differentiate the movies enough to pick a favorite. I typically only watch the classic Bond movies when they are on cable marathons, in which case I tend to only see 75% of a movie at a time.

Oh, and for the record Quantum of Solace is total garbage except for the bits with Mathis. Here's hoping against hope that Skyfall is a return to form.

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@wickedd365: Personally I think Craig is a subpar Bond. He's a pretty good action star, but that isn't what Bond is supposed to be about. He doesn't have the smooth character of my favorites (Moore first, then Brosnan). Basically I can't see Craig as Bond seducing much of anyone or delivering the clever one-liners that his predecessors did so well. Hell, Connerry is a laugh factory in comparison to Craig; I almost think Craig may have been a better choice for a Bond villain.

As for my favorite movie, I'd probably also go with The Spy Who Loved Me. It really set up the franchise nicely.

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Another vote for The Spy Who Loved Me.

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@sunnyx0r: Daniel Craig comes very close to Ian Fleming's vision of Bond. He was most emphatically not suave or wordly. He was (in the books) a rather blunt instrument of British foreign policy. When you say "he isn't Bond" what you are really saying is "he isn't playing Sean Connery playing James Bond".

To get back to the OP, my favorites would be (for the old) Goldfinger. Partly for the DB5, partly for Pussy Galore (Honor Blackmon), partly for Connery, but mostly for Gert Frobe. The Goldfinger character is such an awesome villian. As in

"You expect me to talk ?!"
[laughs]
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die."

Best new film is Quantum of Solace, but Casino Royal is close.

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@wilfbrim: I should have clarified: Craig isn't the Bond that I know from the movies. I've only read one of Fleming's books (Dr. No) and unfortunately I thought it was pretty terrible, so I haven't bothered to read any more.

If Craig really is what Fleming originally intended, then kudos to him and to all the others who made the newer movies true to the books. I do really enjoy watching Craig, which is why I picked Casino Royale as one of my top two. He's just not the Bond I was expecting to see.

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@captainsuperdawg: I agree up above: Die Another Day is one of the worst Bond movies (the other being Moonraker: BOND IN SPACE!). Watch any other, then form an opinion.