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James Bond Movies In Order

One of the most famous spies in the movie world is James Bond. Throughout the countless years of the Bond films, people continue to return to the charismatic, mysterious, smooth-talking spy. This series is one of the longest living series there is. Though it has gone through many different actors taking up the role of Bond no other series can really stand up next to this one.

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Down below you’ll find all the information you need regarding what order you should watch the James Bond movies in. You’ll also find more information regarding the set of movies each different Bond actor played in. There will be multiple ways you can watch these movies as there really isn’t a full-on storyline to follow with the 25 different movies in the series! First off we’ll give you the list of Bond movies in the order of their release.

List Of James Bond Movies In Order Of Release

  • Dr No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Casino Royal (1967)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)
  • No Time to Die (2021)

There’s your answer if you are looking for the James Bond movies in order of their release dates. As you can see there are quite a few so it can get quite messy and confusing to understand at times.

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James Bond Movies In Chronological Order

Now, we’ll go through the order of which the story kind of goes. Though the stories don’t tie in perfectly with one another there technically is an order you should watch them in! It is a little confusing as it is split into two different timelines of sorts. More specifically the Daniel Craig movies don’t count toward the original Bond timeline and are on their own as you’ll see below.

Original James Bond Movies In Order

  • Dr No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)

Daniel Craig James Bond Movies In Order

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)
  • No Time to Die (2021)

You may be wondering why two movies are missing up above. Those would be Never Say Never Again (1983) and Casino Royale (1967). Well, this is because they simply don’t exist in the same Bond universe at all. We told you it was confusing but that list above is the best way you can watch the Bond movies in chronological order.

James Bond Movies In Order By Actors

Now, down below we will go through the 7 different actors who have played the suave spy that has entertained us for years! Some of these guys are definitely more notable for their work as Bond while some were a little disappointing. Nonetheless, here are each of the Bond movies these actors are responsible for!

Sean Connery James Bond Movies In Order (1962-1971/1983)
  • Dr No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963) 
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
David Niven James Bond Movies In Order (1967)
  • Casino Royale (1967)
George Lazenby James Bond Movies In Order (1969)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Roger Moore James Bond Movies In Order (1973-1983)
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
Timothy Dalton James Bond Movies In Order (1987-1989)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
Pierce Brosnan James Bond Movies In Order (1995-2002)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
Daniel Craig James Bond Movies In Order (2006-Current)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)
  • No Time to Die (2021)

James Bond Movies In Order Of Release And More

Lastly, we’ll be listing all the James Bond movies in order of release date again but this time you’ll also find a description, trailer, and even where you can watch each of the Bond films! This should answer any remaining questions you have about the order of the James Bond movies!

1.  Dr. No

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Dr. No Movie Description

Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman), is a genius who wants nothing more than to destroy the U.S. space program. It’s up to Agent 007 (Sean Connery), to prevent the planned disaster from happening and keep the world from being thrown into chaos by this evil Dr.

2.  From Russia with Love

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From Russia with Love Movie Description

A mysterious criminal organization known as SPECTRE has appeared on Agent 007’s (Sean Connery) radar. Bond finds his mission leads him to Istanbul where he must use his skill and wits to escape with his life and take down SPECTRE before they cause irreparable damage.

3.  Goldfinger

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Goldfinger Movie Description

Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) plans on taking over Fort Knox and bringing the world economy to its knees when he gives Operation Grand Slam the greenlight. It’s up to James Bond (Sean Connery) to stop Goldfinger and save the world from Goldfingers’ chaos.

4.  Thunderball

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Thunderball Movie Description

SPECTRE is back with Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi) leading the criminal organization. They have taken the world hostage with two nuclear warheads they have in their possession. James Bond (Sean Connery) must recover the warheads and keep SPECTRE from receiving the money they are ransoming from the world.

5.  Casino Royale

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Casino Royale Movie Description

Bond (David Niven) finds his retirement cut short when he’s dragged back into action when an organization known as SMERSH begins killing British secret agents. It’s now up to Bond to bring this organization out of the shadows and prevent any more deaths.

6.  You Only Live Twice

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You Only Live Twice Movie Description

American and Russian spacecrafts’ have begun to disappear during the height of the Cold War. The British government has learned that one of the missing crafts has landed in the Sea Of Japan. James Bond (Sean Connery) is thrown back into action and with the help of Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) and Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi), he must uncover this conspiracy and save the world from more destruction.

7.  On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Movie Description

Based in the Swiss Alps, SPECTRE continues its silent reign of terror. This time, they plan on killing millions with new germ warfare technology. Agent 007 (George Lazenby) and Tracy Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) team up to keep SPECTRE from succeeding.

8.  Diamonds Are Forever

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Diamonds Are Forever Movie Description

Going undercover to infiltrate a Las Vegas diamond-smuggling ring, James Bond (Sean Connery) must use the gadgets he has to prevent the ring’s evil plan. They plan on taking out Washington using a laser in space. If he fails, the world will fall into total and uncontrollable chaos.

9.  Live and Let Die

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Live and Let Die Movie Description

Three agents have mysteriously died, Bond (Roger Moore) begins his investigation and quickly uncovers the dark truth. He finds himself in the middle of a global conspiracy led by the crimelord Kananga (Yaphet Kotto), also known as Mr. Big.

10.  The Man with the Golden Gun

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The Man with the Golden Gun Movie Description

Now being targeted by the world’s most expensive and dangerous assassin, James Bond (Roger Moore) must evade death as he also tries to recover stolen solar cell technology that will be sold to the highest bidder.

11.  The Spy Who Loved Me

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The Spy Who Loved Me Movie Description

Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) has threatened to destroy New York City with nuclear weapons. James Bond (Roger Moore) partners with Russian agent Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) to take down Stromberg. However, they must get past Jaws (Richard Kiel) first, Strombergs 7-foot tall killer henchman.

12.  Moonraker

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Moonraker Movie Description

Agent 007’s (Roger Moore) investigation into an American space shuttle that has been hijacked leads him to Venice, Rio De Janeiro, and even outer space. Along with Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles), a CIA agent, Bond must stop Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale), the man behind this chaos from accomplishing his plan which could wipe out all human life.

13.  For Your Eyes Only

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For Your Eyes Only Movie Description

Britain has lost a crucial device that controls its Polaris submarines. They send British agent James Bond (Roger Moore) to recover the missing device before it can be used against them.

14.  Octopussy

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Octopussy Movie Description

Agent 009 has been mysteriously murdered. James Bond’s (Roger Moore) investigation has led him to India where he uncovers a smuggling operation. The sinister woman behind the operation plans on blowing up a U.S. Air Force base. It’s now up to 007 to stop her before it’s too late.

15.  Never Say Never Again

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Never Say Never Again Movie Description

James Bond’s (Sean Connery) age has begun to catch up to him. After making a crucial mistake his boss M (Edward Fox), now believes that his time as a spy has ended and ends up suspending him. But when SPECTRE emerges and steals two nuclear missiles, M goes to Bond for help cutting his forced retirement short.

16.  A View to a Kill

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A View to a Kill Movie Description

James Bond (Roger Moore) uncovers a plot that leads him to the head of Zorin Industries, Zorin (Christopher Walken). He plans on wiping out his competition with technology that Bond recovered from a fellow Russian colleague. 007 must act quickly before it’s too late. But first, he must get past May Day (Grace Jones), Zorin’s elite bodyguard.

17.  The Living Daylights

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The Living Daylights Movie Description

James Bond (Timothy Dalton) must help defective KGB agent Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) survive a new policy instated by Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies), the head of the KGB, which allows for the assassination of defectors. However, this isn’t Bond’s only problem. He must also thwart a sinister plot led by an arms dealer and a pair of Russian assassins.

18.  Licence to Kill

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Licence to Kill Movie Description

After the death of his best friend’s wife, James Bond (Timothy Dalton) embarks on a revenge mission. He disobeys his orders and relinquishes his licence to kill. He finds himself undercover as a hitman in an attempt to get hired by the man responsible for his best friend’s wife’s death.

19.  GoldenEye

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GoldenEye Movie Description

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) finds himself pinned against a former ally, Agent 006 (Sean Bean). 006 has taken over a powerful satellite system that he plans on using to destroy the Earth. However, Bond must also keep an eye open for 006’s partner, Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) a gorgeous assassin.

20.  Tomorrow Never Dies

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Tomorrow Never Dies Movie Description

Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) a media mogul plans on using his reach to pin the Western world against China after not being allowed to broadcast his news in China. It’s up to James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and Chinese secret agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) to stop Elliot before he starts the war he’s looking for.

21.  The World Is Not Enough

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The World Is Not Enough Movie Description

The world’s oil supply is in danger and it’s up to Bond (Pierce Brosnan) to put a stop to the international power struggle. He finds himself fighting against Renard (Robert Carlyle), a man who feels no pain due to the bullet stuck in his brain.

22.  Die Another Day

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Die Another Day Movie Description

After being released from a North Korean prison, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is convinced that someone in the agency betrayed him. Now on the run, Bond finds himself in Cuba with Zao (Rick Yune), the agent who captured him right on his tail. He uncovers a conspiracy between Zao and a British millionaire named Graves (Toby Stephens) that involves a dangerous and destructive laser.

23.  Casino Royale

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Casino Royale Movie Description

Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances the activities of dangerous terrorist organizations finds himself in James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) crosshairs. Bond has learned that Le Chiffre plans on raising money at a high-stakes poker game. Bond is sent by MI6 to take part in the poker game in hope that the newest 00 agent can take down Le Chiffre’s criminal enterprise.

24.  Quantum of Solace

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Quantum of Solace Movie Description

James Bond (Daniel Craig) is out for revenge after the death of Vesper Lynd (Eva Green). His investigation leads him to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), an important player in the organization that blackmailed his dead girlfriend. He quickly uncovers a conspiracy in which Greene plans on taking control of one of the world’s most vital resources. It’s now up to Bond to use his years of training and stop Greene from throwing the world into chaos.

25.  Skyfall

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Skyfall Movie Description

James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) current mission goes horribly wrong nearly killing him. The consequences of the failure led to the exposure of MI6 agents all over the world. Bond rises from the dead and agrees to help M (Judi Dench) after the attack on MI6. His path leads him to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M’s past looking to cause her unimaginable pain.

26.  Spectre

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Spectre Movie Description

James Bond (Daniel Craig) finds himself in Mexico City after he discovers a message from the past. While there he uncovers the existence of a shadow criminal organization known as SPECTRE. As Bond closes in on the organization he uncovers a disturbing connection between himself and a key player inside of SPECTRE.

27.  No Time to Die

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No Time to Die Movie Description

Bond (Daniel Craig) has retired and is currently enjoying his life in Jamaica. But, when Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), an old friend from the CIA comes knocking, his peace quickly disappears. Bond finds himself back in the action when he must recuse a missing scientist. His mission sends him on a collision course with a new enemy who has access to dangerous new tech.


That about wraps up all the different ways you can watch the James Bond movies in order. You can do so by release date, chronologically, or even watch each set of films that each of the 7 actors took part in! We hope that we managed to answer all your questions regarding the order of the James Bond films!

James Bond movies in order
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