Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) – Roger Spottiswoode

Pierce Brosnan’s second outing as Ian Fleming’s James Bond, 007, is the final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following a screening of Goldfinger, and I quite happily make the argument that this may be Brosnan’s best outing in his four Bond films. From the opening White Knight sequence, to…

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) – Charles Crichton

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues its recommendations following the viewing of Kind Hearts and Coronets with this Alec Guinness/Stanley Holloway robbery movie, and features a tiny, blink and you miss it appearance of a young Audrey Hepburn. The director also shot Hue and Cry, and one of the other films…

GoldenEye (1995) – Martin Campbell

  Welcome back to the 101 Action Movies list 007. After a number of years that had Pierce Brosnan’s name bandied about for taking over the role of James Bond, he finally takes on the coveted role and makes it his own. It also features one of my favorite pre-credit sequences in the Bond saga,…

For Your Eyes Only (1981) – John Glen

  This is my favorite of the Roger Moore 007s. A View To A Kill will always have a soft spot in my heart because it was the first James Bond soundtrack I had, and Spy Who Loved Me just because it was so much fun, but For Your Eyes Only added a more serious…

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Lewis Gilbert

  I love when the 101 Action Movies brings me a favorite to rewatch, and I do love my Bond films, alongside For Your Eyes Only, The Spy Who Loved Me is one of my preferred outings of Roger Moore as 007. This one is Moore’s James Bond at his best, tongue firmly in cheek,…

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – Guy Hamilton

Sean Connery returns as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007, his last official appearance as James Bond. Never Say Never Again is a remake of Thunderball which was released by Warner Brothers, so it doesn’t count as canon. Sorry. This entry on the 101 Action Movies list follows James as he works to foil S.P.E.C.T.R.E.’s latest…

Thunderball (1965) – Terence Young

  007 is back in his biggest adventure yet and the 101 Action Movies brings me one of my favorite Sean Connery Bond films. For me, this one has it all, exotic locations, scuba diving (something I haven’t done for years, but still love), Connery being suave and cool, banter with Q (Desmond Llewelyn) and…

From Russia With Love (1963) – Terence Young

  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the Bond films, so it was really no surprise to me that a number of them would start to pop up the further I got into the 101 Action Movies list. Of the early James Bond films, From Russia With Love is closest to the source…

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) – Ken Hughes

Ian Fleming. His name is synonymous with James Bond. But that wasn’t the only fantastic character he brought to life. He also wrote the original story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In 1968 Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, who had overseen the James Bond series of films from the beginning, brought Fleming’s other famous creation to the big screen, with a lot of…