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The Ultimate James Bond Poll Results

 

007 MAGAZINE readers vote
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
as greatest ever Bond film!

The Ultimate James Bond Film Poll

Ahead of the much-anticipated 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, Dr. No on October 5th, an international survey of 007 MAGAZINE readers has rated On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), starring George Lazenby and directed by Peter Hunt, as the greatest Bond film of all time.

Readers of 007 MAGAZINE were asked to rate all 24 Bond films (including the 'unofficial' 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale and the rogue 1983 Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again) on a scale from 0-10. The average score for each film was then calculated, with OHMSS averaging an impressive 8.912 to finish ahead of second-placed Goldfinger (1964) - average mark 8.824, and third-placed From Russia With Love (1963) - average mark 8.802.

The only post-1960s film to feature in the Top Five was Daniel Craig's debut as Bond, 2006's Casino Royale, which averaged 8.324 to finish in fourth position. Four of the top six movies in the final standings starred Sean Connery, while the highest placed entries featuring the other Bond actors were The Living Daylights in seventh position (1987, starring Timothy Dalton as 007); The Spy Who Loved Me in eighth position (1977, starring Roger Moore as 007) and GoldenEye in ninth position (1995, starring Pierce Brosnan as 007).

The spoof version of Casino Royale (1967), which featured David Niven as Sir James Bond, finished 24th and last in the survey, averaging just 2.601, while Die Another Day (2002), Pierce Brosnan's final Bond film, came second-last, averaging just 4.576. In all, readers from 18 different countries around the world contributed to the survey, with a total of over 3,000 votes being cast.

Graham Rye, editor & publisher of 007 MAGAZINE said: "It was no surprise to me that OHMSS made it to Number One in the 007 MAGAZINE poll, and good to see that the cream of the crop starring Connery and Craig filled the rest of the top five positions.
Full details and analysis of the survey will appear in 007 MAGAZINE issue #56.
 
George Lazenby Norman Wanstall Martine Beswicke Luciana Paluzzi LUKE WILLIAMS chats with a selection of Bond alumni and learns their reactions to the result of the 007 MAGAZINE Greatest Ever Bond Film Poll!

 

007 MAGAZINE GREATEST EVER BOND FILM POLL RESULTS - September 2012

  Position: Film: Year/Bond Actor: Average Mark:
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) George Lazenby as James Bond 007 1st On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969/George Lazenby 8.912
Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 2nd Goldfinger 1964/Sean Connery 8.824
From Russia With Love (1963) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 3rd From Russia With Love 1963/Sean Connery 8.802
Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 4th Casino Royale 2006/Daniel Craig 8.324
Thunderball (1965) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 5th Thunderball 1965/Sean Connery 7.979
Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 6th Dr. No 1962/Sean Connery 7.830
The Living Daylights (1987) Timothy Dalton as James Bond 007 7th The Living Daylights 1987/Timothy Dalton 7.703
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 8th The Spy Who Loved Me 1977/Roger Moore 7.685
GoldenEye (1995) Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 9th GoldenEye 1995/Pierce Brosnan 7.351
For Your Eyes Only (1981) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 10th For Your Eyes Only 1981/Roger Moore 7.199
You Only Live Twice (1967) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 11th You Only Live Twice 1967/Sean Connery 7.195
Live And Let Die (1973) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 12th Live And Let Die 1973/Roger Moore 7.109
Licence To Kill (1989) Timothy Dalton as James Bond 007 13th Licence To Kill 1989/Timothy Dalton 6.736
Octopussy (1983) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 14th Octopussy 1983/Roger Moore 6.538
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 15th Tomorrow Never Dies 1997/Pierce Brosnan 6.344
The World Is Not Enough (1999) Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 16th The World Is Not Enough 1999/Pierce Brosnan 6.308
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 17th The Man With The Golden Gun 1974/Roger Moore 5.979
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 18th Diamonds Are Forever 1971/Sean Connery 5.965
Quantum of Solace (2008) Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 19th Quantum of Solace 2008/Daniel Craig 5.806
Moonraker (1979) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 20th Moonraker 1979/Roger Moore 5.755
A View To A Kill (1985) Roger Moore as James Bond 007 21st A View To A Kill 1985/Roger Moore 5.235
Never Say Never Again (1983) Sean Connery as James Bond 007 22nd Never Say Never Again 1983/Sean Connery 5.179
Die Another Day (2002) Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 23rd Die Another Day 2002/Pierce Brosnan 4.576
Casino Royale (1967) David Niven as Sir James Bond 24th Casino Royale 1967/David Niven 2.601

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