Written by Kirk BairdThe critical and box-office success of Skyfall has many asking the question: Is this the best Bond ever? Perhaps. But it has some steep challengers. Here are some other classic Bond movies, in no particular order.
Goldfinger (1964): The third film in the series has 007 tangling with one of the great Bond villains, Goldfinger (Gert Frobe).
Casino Royale (2006): Daniel Craig in his first movie as James Bond makes us forget about the decades of pretenders to the throne of Best. Super Agent. Ever.
From Russia with Love (1963): Sean Connery as Bond and Robert Shaw as the villain Red Grant trade fists on a train in one of the great fights in movie history.
Live and Let Die (1973): Best remembered for Paul McCartney’s pulse-pounding theme song, it’s also Roger Moore’s entry into the Bond franchise.
Dr. No (1962): This first 007 outing in the movies set the template for 50 years to come of Ian Fleming’s dashing British super agent.
Die Another Day (2002): Pierce Brosnan wraps up his four-film run as 007 with his best Bond film yet, not to mention Halle Berry in a bikini.