No Time To Die: revisiting the James Bond movies in order of release

The 25th James Bond movie No Time To Die, starring Daniel Craig, reaches us on the 12th of November. In celebration of the long-running spy franchise, we're revisiting the series in order of release.

Craig makes his fifth and final appearance as the world's most famous secret agent, in a movie that returns 007 to his spiritual home of Jamaica.

As Craig prepares to bow out in style, here's your essential recap of the greatest spy series of them all.

No Time To Die James Bond movie poster


1. Dr No (1962)

It all started here with Sean Connery's debut as the suave 007. All of the classic James Bond tropes, from the guns to the gadgets, the locations to the leading ladies and the rollicking theme tunes, took shape here.

Find out more about Dr No.


 

 

2. From Russia With Love (1963)

A highlight of the Bond canon, this engrossing and gritty Cold War thriller features a stand-out Connery performance as Bond, and also sees the debut of composer John Barry, plus Desmond Lleweyn as Q.

Find out more about From Russia With Love.

 


3. Goldfinger (1964)

The Bond franchise came into its own with this sexy, sultry and defiantly outlandish adventure, which set the template for all the 007 movies in its wake.

Find out more about Goldfinger.


 

 

4. Thunderball (1965)

The Bond franchise becomes increasingly outrageous and gadget-laden as Sean Connery's 007 heads to the Bahamas to prevent a SPECTRE-led atomic threat.

Find out more about Thunderball.


 

 

5. You Only Live Twice (1967)

Sean Connery bowed out as Bond (temporarily) in this exotic, Japan-set tale that again places 007 on a collision course with the nefarious Blofeld.

Find out more about You Only Live Twice.


 

 

6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

George Lazenby portrays Bond for the first and only time in this emotional story where 007 gets married and battles his arch-nemesis Blofeld.

Find out more about On Her Majesty's Secret Service.


 

 

7. Diamonds are Forever (1971)

With George Lazenby's sudden departure, original Bond Sean Connery was lured back for this campy 007 adventure.

Find out more about Diamonds are Forever.


 

 

8. Live and Let Die (1973)

Roger Moore makes his debut as a knowingly humorous, eyebrow-raising 007 in the first of his seven Bond movies.

Find out more about Live and Let Die.


 

 

9. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Roger Moore returns as 007 and tackles Christopher Lee's fearsome Francisco Scaramanga in this goofy kung-fu adventure.

Find out more about The Man with the Golden Gun.


 

 

10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Roger Moore's best Bond movie to date pits him against the might of Richard Kiel's metal-mouthed Jaws.

Find out more about The Spy Who Loved Me.


 

 

11. Moonraker (1979)

The Bond franchise again tips into self-parody by sending Roger Moore into space to defeat a world-conquering megalomaniac.

Find out more about Moonraker.


 

 

12. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Roger Moore's Bond comes back down to earth in an appreciably gritty revenge story that makes stunning use of Greek locations.

Find out more about For Your Eyes Only.


 

 

13. Octopussy (1983)

007 heads to India for a tale of jewelry smuggling, acrobatics and Cold War nuclear paranoia in Roger Moore's penultimate Bond movie.

Find out more about Octopussy.


 

 

14. A View To A Kill (1985)

Roger Moore bows out as Bond in his seventh and final movie in the franchise, battling Christopher Walken's nefarious villain Max Zorin.

Find out more about A View To A Kill.

 


15. The Living Daylights (1987)

Actor Timothy Dalton restores much-needed depth and grittiness to 007 in the first of his two Bond movies.

Find out more about The Living Daylights.


 

 

16. Licence To Kill (1989)

Timothy Dalton bows out as Bond in the most violent movie of the series, as 007 engages in a personal vendetta against a ruthless drug lord.

Find out more about Licence To Kill.

 


17. GoldenEye (1995)

Pierce Brosnan takes over as 007 in the first of his four Bond movies, an action-packed tale of betrayal set largely in post-Cold War Russia.

Find out more about GoldenEye.


 

 

18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

The action sequences ramp up and 007 gets a remote-controlled BMW to play with in Pierce Brosnan's second Bond movie.

Find out more about Tomorrow Never Dies.


 

 

19. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Pierce Brosnan's penultimate Bond movie boasts one of the best pre-title sequences in the series, not to mention one of the best female characters in the form of Sophie Marceau's Elektra King.

Find out more about The World Is Not Enough.


 

 

20. Die Another Day (2002)

Pierce Brosnan makes his final appearance as 007 in an effects-driven blockbuster released to mark the franchise's 40th anniversary.

Find out more about Die Another Day.


 

 

21. Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Craig presents his radical, acclaimed portrayal of 007 for the first time in this gritty adventure that shows us how Bond became the legendary British agent.

Find out more about Casino Royale.



Stay tuned to this blog post over the coming weeks and months as we count down all the James Bond movies in order of release.

No Time To Die is released on the 12th of November 2020, so tweet us your favourite 007 movie @Cineworld.