The most famous British spy has taken a long time to reach streaming platforms and he has done it all at once, with all his installments on Prime Video, ideal for the summer
those plots between action and parody, full of seduction but also bullying and Russophobia, have marked the history of cinema with a legion of fans with the most iconic spy, always in a suit, always elegant, always sexy and accompanied by the best technology to combat villains. But for years, James Bond movies have not been available on any online platform, until Prime Video has decided to offer them all in its normal subscription.
In total, 26 films and two documentaries of the sagas starring Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, including the latest installment, No time to die, with which he retires, without us knowing yet who will replace him. Seen through today’s eyes, the James Bond of yesteryear is a macho stalker who objectifies every woman he sees, but it’s hard not to be entertained by some of the funniest plots. We have bounded the marathon selecting the best film of each actor -except for Dalton, who only has two installments- according to his score on IMDB:
1. ‘Casino Royale’
For many, 2006 is by far the best James Bond movie ever shot, and for IMDB too, which gives it an 8, although the pulse and sensitivity of Sam Mendes with Javier Bardem as a magnificent villain make others prefer Skyfall (2012). In any case, the entire Daniel Craig saga shows the James Bond more sensitive and less macho, with depth and traumas, seductive at times but tormented at others. There are Bond purists who consider Craig too sensitive or too short for the role.
It is the only film starring Pierce Brosnan that is among the highest rated, with a 7.2. Much joke has been made with Brosnan’s lack of expressiveness, surely the dullest Bond in history, although its classic elegance has caused many to associate it with the classic image of James Bond.
2. ‘Golden Eye’
It is the only film starring Pierce Brosnan that is among the highest rated, with a 7.2. Much joke has been made with the lack of expressiveness of Brosnan, surely the dullest Bond in history, although its classic elegance has caused many to associate it with the classic image of James Bond.
3. ‘James Bond versus Goldfinger’
Despite the repeated refusals of one of the girls that Bond seduces in this film (she does it compulsively practically like a mental patient), the protagonist played by Sean Connery plants a kiss on her mouth and she ends up giving up. This film serves as the clearest example of rape culture and the objectification of women, which only serves to brighten the eyes of a Bond who reviews them from top to bottom and throws the cane at all of them. Of course, it has other very funny shots and it is difficult not to get hooked from the beginning. It has a 7.7 on IMDB.
4. ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
The third installment of those starring Roger Moore served to save the franchise, which came from a major box office and critical setback in its previous installment. Bond works with a Russian spy to find out why submarines from the British and Soviet fleets have disappeared. And that, of course, will arouse tensions of all kinds between the two. A 7 on IMDB.