James Bond

I don’t know why, but I’ve had a hankering for some Bond movies. But before I can watch any ole movie in the series, it sure would be nice to know where they fall in place, so I don’t miss any.

Below is a list I snagged from Wikipedia.

Movie Title Year Bond Actor Synopsis
Dr No 1962 Sean Connery James Bond traces a mysterious murder to a Chinese scientist living on a small Jamaican island who, working for SPECTRE, plans to disrupt American rocket launches.
From Russia with Love 1963 Sean Connery SPECTRE hires a seductive young female Russian agent to act as a fake defector in a plot to assassinate Bond; in turn 007 uses her to get a Soviet decoding machine.
Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery Bond battles gold magnate Auric Goldfinger, who plans to irradiate the gold supply of Fort Knox, making it worthless and increasing the value of his own supply.
Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery Bond is sent to the Bahamas in a bid to stop Emilio Largo, playboy billionaire and deputy head of SPECTRE, from using hijacked nuclear weapons to devastate the coastline of the eastern United States.
You Only Live Twice 1967 Sean Connery After faking his own death, Bond goes to Japan to investigate the hijacking of American and Russian manned spacecraft from orbit, which turns out to be a plan by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the megalomaniacal head of SPECTRE.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby On the pursuit of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Bond discovers SPECTRE’s plan for biochemical terror. Meanwhile, Bond falls in love with and marries a crime lord’s suicidal daughter, who dies on their wedding day.
Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Bond traces a diamond smuggling operation first to Holland and Las Vegas and then to a SPECTRE plot to build a satellite with laser beams capable of destroying weapons on the ground.
Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore Bond fights voodoo priests, heroin smugglers and a ruthless dictator in New York, New Orleans and San Monique in a film imitating the conventions of “blaxploitation” movies of the era.
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 Roger Moore While trying to locate a missing solar expert, Bond ends up in an intense game of cat-and-mouse with the world’s top assassin, Francisco Scaramanga.
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Roger Moore Bond teams up with a female Russian agent to locate two missing nuclear submarines; he winds up dealing with a man whose dream is an undersea empire.
Moonraker 1979 Roger Moore Bond investigates the mid-air hijacking of one of the Moonraker space shuttles. The shuttle’s maker, Hugo Drax, is using his shuttle fleet to help in wiping out every human on Earth and re-populating it with a hand-picked racial rainbow of superior human pairs.
For Your Eyes Only 1981 Roger Moore Bond’s investigation of the murder of a marine archaeologist working for the British Secret Service leads him to a race against the Soviets for a submarine attack computer in a sunken ship.
Octopussy 1983 Roger Moore The murder of Agent 009 and a forgery of a FabergĂ© egg lead Bond to India, where he allies with cult leader Octopussy against Kamal Khan, a playboy Afghan prince, who with Russian General Orlov is plotting to “accidentally” detonate a nuclear device on a US air base in Germany, hoping NATO will disarm and the Soviets can take over Europe in record time.
A View to a Kill 1985 Roger Moore Bond investigates a high-tech firm headed up by former KGB Agent and industrialist Max Zorin, and uncovers a plot to corner the market on microchips by manufacturing an earthquake that would drown Silicon Valley (and all of Zorin’s competition).
The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton Bond teams up with a female cellist to investigate the fake defector for whom she was allegedly working, General Georgi Koskov, leading them to a weapons-for-drugs smuggling scheme headed up by powerful arms dealer Brad Whitaker.
Licence to Kill 1989 Timothy Dalton Bond resigns from the secret service to avenge the attempted murder of his CIA friend, Felix Leiter. His pursuit of the assailants leads him to powerful Colombian drug lord Franz Sanchez and a mysterious woman, Pam Bouvier, who has an agenda of her own in bringing down Sanchez and his empire.
GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Bond fights to prevent a syndicate of techno-terrorists from causing a global financial meltdown through usage of the GoldenEye satellite weapon against London.
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Pierce Brosnan Bond investigates media mogul Elliot Carver, who aims to start a war between the UK and China so he can be guaranteed exclusive coverage for his new cable news channel.
The World Is Not Enough 1999 Pierce Brosnan Bond is asked to play bodyguard to oil heiress Elektra King whose father was murdered in MI6 headquarters, and discovers she still has a connection and a plan to the terrorist who once kidnapped her, Renard.
Die Another Day 2002 Pierce Brosnan After Bond is released from one year in North Korean captivity for killing General Moon, he tries to discover who betrayed him, teaming up with a female American agent. Eventually he finds out Moon’s henchmen have ties to a mysterious diamond dealer, Gustav Graves.
Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig Bond, in his first assignment as a ’00’ agent, attempts to frustrate the schemes of terrorist financier Le Chiffre by defeating him at a high-stakes game of Texas hold ’em poker at Casino Royale in Montenegro. In the meantime he falls in love with treasury employee Vesper Lynd, who turns out to have an agenda of her own.
Quantum of Solace 2008 Daniel Craig Bond pursues Quantum, the organisation he believes responsible for the death of Vesper Lynd. Along with Camille Montes, a young woman seeking revenge, he goes after corrupt General Medrano, who plans with Quantum to stage a military coup in Bolivia and hijack “one of the world’s most precious natural resources”.
Skyfall 2012 Daniel Craig Events in M’s past bring into question 007’s loyalty to her; with MI6 coming under attack, Bond must find and destroy the source of the trouble, whatever the cost.