No one has more career win shares , and that competition isn't particularly close. Not a single player can match his lifetime combination of points per game and true shooting percentage, despite the fact that scoring has never served as his primary facet. Even before including this season's numbers he finished in the No. You can dive down plenty of internet rabbit holes breaking down the numbers between these two basketball deities, but this article won't add any further to that collection.
That's simply not the point, and it's a process rife with complications. How long can a peak last? How do we weigh playoff performances against regular-season excellence? On the most basic level, James has the ability to swing the tides of battle in his squad's favor in more diverse ways than anyone else.
No numbers needed. Though scoring has always been a secondary focus during his professional career, he's become one of the greatest point-producers in the sport's history. His blend of volume and efficiency is literally unparalleled, especially now that he's added a working three-point stroke to his bag of tricks. He never won Defensive Player of the Year, but he was a mainstay on All-Defense squads throughout his prime, frequenting highlight reels with his chase-down blocks and ability to lock up a wide variety of positions.
He's arguably the best passer the league has ever seen, coupling Einsteinian understanding of the game with unparalleled vision and the requisite physical gifts necessary to squeeze the rock into the tightest of spaces. Maybe you still think that's not enough to topple Jordan, who, despite his weakness as a long-range marksman, made a living lighting up scoreboards and has a DPOY trophy on his mantle. Even that knock against him might not be entirely fair, since the league was different during his reign of terror, and he could've developed a three-point stroke in a later era that demanded perimeter prowess from smaller players.
Perhaps you're on the Chamberlain train, blown away by his ability to lead the league in assists one year and compile eye-popping scoring figures in another. You might even push for the blend of physicality and finesse we saw from Shaquille O'Neal during his true prime shoutout Elliott Kalb's fantastic book. All of that is fine. It's encouraged, even. I'm not trying to persuade you into a homogeneous view of the historical hierarchy. But settling into your stance and refusing to so much as contemplate other perspectives is a myopic view of the conversation, already unnecessarily dooming too many generations who were unable to consider that a current standout could be superior to their childhood heroes.
James' versatility has just won me over. I've seen him thrive in too many areas for too long now, refusing to concede defeat and ensuring total domination over an entire half of the NBA regardless of who suits up alongside him. And as he continues to win the unwinnable battle against Father Time, even setting a career high in assists per game during his age season, he's swaying a larger and larger swath of the basketball-watching population.
Unanimity is not required here. Conformity isn't coveted. Because just as has been the case for a while now with Jordan, present-day fans should fall into one of two categories: acknowledging that James is indeed the best we've seen or at least including him in the conversation. Though Russell will always have a compelling argument due to the sheer volume of his jewelry collection five MVPs and 11 titles , the Chicago legend went through a gauntlet of opponents during basketball's golden age and emerged with a perfect record on the biggest stage.
That supersedes the first-round losses to the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons and negates any imperfections he might've displayed between the lines, earning him the right to be called the sport's greatest champion. And perfection is even tougher to regain than trust. Regardless, "Big Mac" drops down to the latter half of the list because he became synonymous with St. Louis in the second half of his career. That sort of disloyalty can't go unpunished Nevertheless and home runs aside, McGwire's greatest successes came in an Athletic uniform. Once upon a time and many muscle-bound joints ago, the dude was a pretty slick fielder and proved it with a Gold Glove in That made for a versatile ballplayer considering we was also the other half of the power duo that blasted its way to the World Series title.
Albert was a star for both the Stanford Cardinal and the San Francisco 49ers in the gridiron's early days. In a nice bit of symmetry considering the Niners also gave us Steve Young, Albert is often credited as inventing the bootleg as well as being arguably the finest left-handed quarterback to ever play the game Young used the former to become the latter. Although the QB wasn't born in the Bay Area, he moved to Palo Alto for college and would never permanently return to his native Chicago.
After coaching the 49ers for several years, Albert would retire and eventually die from Alzheimer's Disease within walking distance of "The Farm" in The biggest mistake "Mr. Raider" ever made was choosing to star at the same position and in the same geography as the greatest wide receiver of all time.
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Next to Jerry Rice, Brown's career seems a little pedestrian and it most certainly was not. The Raider franchise has boasted a number of elite receivers and Brown might just be the best of the bunch—he holds franchise records for basically every meaningful receiving category. Louis Blues in the playoffs. Interesting though that distinction may be, Nolan pops up on the Bay Area radar because of his contributions to the San Jose Sharks a few years after their inaugural season in the NHL.
Though a player the caliber of Joe Thornton might seem out of place lower on the list than Nolan, the Irish-Canadian gets the nod because of timing. Nolan's tenure basks in the glow of over-achievement whereas Thornton suffers under the fluorescent bulbs of mild disappointment. Though the sluggers in Oakland had all the glitz, glam, and hardware, it was Clark who personified the intense devotion to winning baseball after which most baseball fans lust. I know I'll always remember running home from elementary school just in time for that shot up the middle.
I'll admit—it does seem strange that the greater the San Jose Shark on this list, the less impressive the career highlights get. But Marleau makes for an obvious choice as the Bay Area's greatest terror in teal. The Canadian has played his entire year NHL career with the franchise and holds many of its all-time records. His performance at the Summer Games in Seoul remains one of the most dominant Olympic performances ever—he set world records in four of his five gold-medal heats and narrowly missed a sixth gold in the meter butterfly.
His career was so stuffed with accomplishment that I didn't even mention his enshrinements in both the United States Olympic and International Swimming Halls of Fame. Major League Baseball's history is pock-marked with instances of unheralded players hijacking the sport's biggest moments. Tenace provided it and then some, smacking four big flies and driving in nine runs in the seven games to earn MVP honors. Not bad for a guy who had five taters during the regular season and didn't win the starting gig until the postseason.
There's a reason a rather nondescript wide receiver has been taken to the San Francisco 49ers' collective bosom ever since he retired in When you are one-half of the most famous play in team history, the franchise and its fan base tend to want to keep you around town. What gets lost in the confetti is the fact that Clark actually had one hell of a game before that eternal moment—he finished the game with yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions. The wide receiver from Clemson had a nice nine-year career with San Francisco, but he's cherished for that one play. He established a name for himself in Oakland at Richmond High School before the Seals recruited him and he eventually ended up in pinstripes.
Though he took his talents to the Big Apple, his heart stayed in the Bay Area. After baseball, Lefty returned to coach children in Crockett, moved to Novato for his later years, and died in Larkspur's Marin General Hospital of congestive heart failure. But before becoming an NFL legend in Baltimore, the native of West Virginia attended high school in Antioch, spent a year at Modesto Junior College, and then moved on to the University of San Francisco where he helped lead the Dons to an undefeated season in That's quite a dossier for the man who, in , was voted the greatest defensive end in pro football history by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
That's the only thing keeping this monster—who played football at George Washington High School in San Francisco—lower on the ladder. During the culmination of an illustrious college career at the University of San Francisco, the native Texan led the country in rushing as a senior and did the heavy-lifting on offense as the Dons finished the season without a loss. As a neat little bonus, he put himself in an exclusive club he's probably the only member by winning Olympic silver and bronze the same year he shared NFL Rookie of the Year honors with a man we'll see shortly.
Mullin isn't a local boy and he didn't play his college ball—which was quite dandy—in the Bay Area, so you know his days shooting jumpers for the Golden State Warriors were memorable. Mully saw some dark days in Oakland—both personally and competitively—yet soldiered through it all and his reward was our adoration. Hendricks is another pro who wasn't born and didn't grow up locally, but had such an incredible career for the Oakland Raiders that he demands his placement.
Though he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and won his first Super Bowl with that franchise, then spent a year with the Green Bay Packers, he saved his best for the Silver and Black. The Florida high-school football legend helped the Raider franchise win three Super Bowls and was a regular on the All-Pro team while roughing up quarterbacks across the Bay.
Oh, and don't go calling him a meathead The burly Hendricks was a physics major at the University of Miami and was known to do math problems to relax. You look at all those highlights and it's a little strange that the long-time Oakland Athletic and San Francisco Giant isn't already enshrined in Cooperstown. In , baseball god Bill James called the southpaw the hardest throwing lefty in the game and the second-hardest fireballer of his generation Nolan Ryan would be No. Furthermore, the game winner wasn't simply along for the ride on those championship Oakland clubs.
The man who came to the Bay Area from Louisiana was a primary component. He was so good, commissioner Bowie Kuhn twice vetoed Charlie Finley's attempts to trade Vida based the competitive imbalance they would've created. Though his game hitting streak is perhaps the most unbreakable record in the Major-League books, "Joltin' Joe" actually bested it for the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League where he hit in 61 straight games.
DiMaggio's best work was done in the Big Apple, but his life started in the Bay Area and he returned here in death—he was buried in Colma San Mateo after a funeral at Sts. In a lot of other areas of the United States, Stabler would rank much higher on a list such as this because he was obviously a gifted quarterback. But the Bay Area produces and has seen elite QBs by the fists-full. Nevertheless, the one-time Bear Bryant recruit from Alabama had a stellar career in the Silver and Black. He was the fastest man behind center to reach wins when he notched No.
Barry is undoubtedly one of the greatest cagers to hoop in the Bay Area, but he tumbles down the pecking order for a variety of reasons. Additionally, he was the original prickly Barry by the Bay, not exactly a warm and cuddly fan favorite as much as one who demanded adulation because of excellent play. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
The infamous spit-baller played Major League Baseball for 22 years so he actually spent more time playing against the San Francisco Giants than the decade he spent in the Orange and Black. Nevertheless, the Hall of Famer had some excellent years in San Francisco and formed a lethal one-two combination at the top of the rotation with Juan Marichal. Unfortunately, those clubs kept finishing as also-rans until Perry moved on and found even greater glory with other franchises.
The big man would join the Niners in the middle of the season and immediately helped power the team to its first Super Bowl title. A second would soon follow in the season, though Dean had lost a few steps by then and was nearing the end of his storied career. Those years were the ones that walked him through the doors at Canton.
After being drafted in , Casper would get traded in the middle of the season that saw Oakland win another ring, which seems like a rough way to end your tenure with a team. Regardless, the tight end enjoyed many good times with the Silver and Black. Like most elite players, many of his best moments—including "The Ghost to the Post" and snagging the first touchdown of Super Bowl XI—were authored in the postseason. He spend his entire year career in San Francisco. Though he doesn't look all that special on paper, consider he played in an era when passing wasn't the free-for-all it's become in the modern NFL.
Also consider three Hall of Famers—Bob St. Clair, Don Shula, and the late Bill Walsh—are all on the record in the deceased local legend's corner. Walsh even made a public charge to get Wilson enshrined, but the latter had to settle for the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. He was born in Oakland, attended Saint Elizabeth High School in the same city, and then broke out at the Major-League level with the hometown Athletics. The local legend would become a regular game winner and vital part of the Oakland teams that were a postseason staple.
Even better, the right-hander would elevate his game in the playoffs and was a devastating weapon from the mound. Plus, he was a total bust for the Bums—like any loyal Bay Area ballplayer should be.
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Louis Cardinals, his nine years with the San Francisco Giants were fantastic. Despite sharing the diamond with mythical Giants like Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, the Puerto Rican still managed to grab a little of the spotlight for himself. Clashes with manager Alvin Dark probably brought his tenure with the club to a premature end, but it was fun while it lasted. You might say Brodie kept it all in the geographical family—he was born in San Francisco, grew up in Oakland, attended Oakland Technical High School, became an All American at Stanford University, and then spent 17 years with the San Francisco 49ers His career bona fides are somewhat limited by the playing time he lost sharing the backfield with Y.
Tittle, but the local boy still established himself as one of the Niners' glitterati at QB. A multifaceted athlete as his second career as a professional golfer proved, Brodie was most impressive on the football field. When he finally did retire, only Johnny Unitas and Fran Tarkenton had more career passing yards. Fingers had his best individual year in for the Milwaukee Brewers, but he's revered in the Bay Area for his valuable contributions to the Oakland Athletic teams that won a trio of World Series rings.
Of the 12 Fall Classic victories, the right-hander won two and saved seven, including two of the three clinchers. The New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera gets all the publicity for being a great postseason closer—and rightly so—but Rollie wasn't a bad precursor. Generally acknowledged to be the pioneer of modern relief pitching, the man with the famous mustache became only the second reliever to be enshrined in Cooperstown.
The perennial game winner with the A's amped it up a bit for the Fall Classic, winning four games without suffering defeat as the club snatched three consecutive rings. A contract dispute sent Catfish packing to the New York Yankees where he'd win two more rings. However, the dispute did no lasting damage to the relationship as Hunter refused to choose which cap he'd where on his Hall-of-Fame plaque—Yankees or Athletics.
Blanda played 26 seasons of professional football, every year except one from through , the last nine of which were spent with the Oakland Raiders. During that time, the superlative athlete dabbled at linebacker before establishing himself as a premier quarterback and place kicker. He would set a litany of records as a passer that would stand until modern chuckers like Dan Marino and Brett Favre erased them from the books. Though Blanda never saw a Super Bowl title with the Raiders and wasn't even the starting quarterback, he managed to post quite a few memorable games as both the backup QB and kicker while Oakland came achingly close to the Promised Land.
If you need proof of the media's infatuation with the New York Yankees, look no further than Reggie Jackson. October" seems synonymous with the Bronx Bombers, but he really spent more time in Oakland , was drafted by the franchise then in Kansas City , won an extra World Series ring with the Athletics, posted his lone MVP season there, and retired with the club that brought him into the Show.
Granted, his time across the Bay—both as a player and later as a coach—was marred with off-field controversies and hard feelings. But, judged strictly by on-field substance, Reggie's career was more Green and Gold than pinstriped. What's more, he played every game for almost a decade and a half—that's incredible no matter the number of games on the schedule or the era of play. It boggles the mind when you consider those were the days when guys would play both sides of the ball.
Nomellini did so and he did it well, earning All-Pro honors as both an offensive and defensive tackle. Of course, none of that is surprising when you learn Nomellini never played high school sports, instead working at a foundry to help support his family, and served in the Pacific during World War II.
I was tempted to list all of Otto's surgeries and medical ailments amongst his highlights. Suffice it to say the native of Wisconsin paid a heavy price for starting in every single game for his year Oakland Raider career. The center anchored what would become the franchise's greatest strength, though he would retire several years before the Silver and Black would achieve Super Bowl success. As a consequence of the physical assault, his body broke down—he required nine knee surgeries during his playing days and 19 more in subsequent years. Add to that misfortune 12 other surgeries, a near-death experience on the operating table, the amputation of his right leg, a bout with prostate cancer in remission , and the loss of his daughter to a blood clot.
Shell is considered by many to be the best offensive lineman from the talented group that contributed so mightily to the successful Raider teams of the 's. His performance in Super Bowl XI against the ferocious Minnesota Viking defensive end, Jim Marshall, is the stuff of legend in big-ugly circles and beyond.
Though his adoration in the Bay Area lost a bit of luster during his head-coaching stint in , Shell remains an iconic figure from the glory of his playing days.
Fun fact though not for Shell, so much —the big man owns the record as the longest-tenured diabetic in the NFL. While Nomellini played in every game for 14 years, Upshaw had the nerve to miss a game in his run with the Oakland Raiders. In fairness to the recently departed, the one-game scar occurred in the final year of his year career, after he'd started in straight regular-season games.
Upshaw was, by all accounts, the leader of the Silver and Black offensive line that plowed the road for the most prosperous era of Oakland Raider football. The left guard excelled in all areas of line play, but was especially devastating in the running game where his size and speed were particular assets. Bob St.
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Clair went on to play football for the Dons and was a member of the undefeated team. Much to his disappointment I'm sure, USF dropped the program, forcing him to finish his career at Tulsa. The San Francisco 49ers brought him back the brief hiatus and he would spend all of his 11 years in the NFL with the Niners. Canton embraced him because of his offensive line play, but he was a versatile player—inserted on defense in goal-line situations and a monument on special teams he blocked 10 field goals in Aptly nicknamed "The Intimidator," Wilcox dominated from his outside linebacker position.
Known for his size, speed, and strength, the Oregonian also used his effective reach and soft hands to intercept 14 passes in his year NFL career. Though many consider him to be the best outside linebacker of his generation, the individual brilliance was never emulated by the team. The Niners struggled through the early days of Wilcox' career and hadn't yet finished their renaissance before he was forced to hang up his cleats. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Jimmy Johnson in and he'd be a star for the next 16 years until retiring after the season, though not always at cornerback.
The multi-talented athlete played both sides of the ball in college at UCLA—he also found success on the track while a Bruin—and the Niners gave his offensive tires a few kicks in his second year as a pro. Ultimately, the powers-that-be returned him to defense where he'd become one of the best cover corners the League has ever seen he manned the safety position for a time as well. First time ever and the best time I ever had in a monie theatre. So experiences and initial reactions play a large part in these reviews.
Btw disregard critics and other fans opinions and just have fun! This list loses all credibility because Quantum of Solace is ranked above anything. That movie was terrible. Derivative crap. They essentially made the story and the dialogues up on the spot during filming. Daniel Craig himself ended up writing parts of that movie. Because of this, QoS is nearly incomprehensible in its first viewing, at least it was for me.
Have you seen them though? Some of those other Bond movies are really terrible. Whoever compiled this list must have been the same plank who scored Bridge of Spies and The Martian — 2 very predictable over long recent releases, more than 90 out of ,. I never bought Dalton in the role. Failed in two critical areas. I love it when people miss the point of Rotten Tomatoes. So there. What completely fabricated nonsense. Since there are more reviews available for more recent releases, we get a more accurate representation of the critical consensus.
With that in mind, the other Bond films will seem dated by comparison, which is understandable. Formulaic is mentioned in one criticism of this franchise. The charm of the Daniel Craig films was a certain Je ne sais quo but the rest remained the same…. I am no longer entertained. Daniel Craig is not James Bond. He never will be. And those movies are just big piles of crap and only successful because of tens of millions going into global marketing. Geez, I watched every Bond movie more than a hundred times, except those crappy Craig movies. Skyfall is number one!?
What the balls!? Slow meandering plot, forgettable story, characters, and intrigue that ended with an explosive surprise.. That failed ignition. Skyfall at number 1? Give me a break. I think the problem may be that they keep trying to make these movies current but still tie them back to the original Fleming novels. Bond, and the environment that made the early movies so excellent, comes from the cold war.
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This new formula of larger-then-life, live-action fight scenes is not what made the Ian Fleming novels so excellent. And although Daniel Craig is a very good actor, it is difficult to compare him with the ultimate Bond, James Bond that was Sean Connery. This brooding, brutal character is not the Bond that I know and enjoy. Idris definitely has paid his dues, and has the chops to do whatever he sets his mind to.
No, not ALL of them …. Craig is, what, 45? Then you take whichever one or ones do the best in a 00 role and run with him or them. And just in case the writers are reading this, whatever you do, do NOT tie another double-0 naked to a chair and play bocce ball with his nether regions.
Unfortunately, really, really unfortunately, that is all I see when I think of Daniel Craig in the role. I think Barbara Brocolli really missed-out on a golden-opportunity there. Casting director has a nice ring to it…lol. Yes, ok. Perhaps Excellent is not the right word. Entertaining might be more appropriate. I just watched Spectre, though, and it was looong and very slow with a couple of explosions mixed in to keep me awake. Not excellent. Not particularly entertaining. The plot holes were huge, the choices were awful and the effects, though good, defied logic and physics. A notch or two below Moonraker.
I still think most of the Bond movies after Sean Connery are formulaic and almost indistinguishable. I read the books when I was a young teen and they were great. The movies got too involved with special effects and explosions. Roger Moore was better as The Saint than as Bond. I really never understood all the love for Skyfall, I thought that movie was kind of a mess. The plot about M was the most interesting aspect of the film, but it felt overshadowed by the plot with Silva, who came across as a silly and uninteresting villain to me.
The majority of the film is cookie-cutter Bond stuff, except for the third act. Casino Royale was great, and it breathed fresh life into the franchise. It successfully accomplished a much needed character study of a well-established character. No, no, no, no, no. These lists never make any sense to me. How can you say something like Dalton is a more serious grittier Bond but the movies lack in humor, as a downside; but put casino royale at the top of the list? Skyfall is a good film. What a retarded list. Who was asking for Bond to cease being Bond with the introduction of Daniel Craig?
Bond is all about the high tech, the slick, the smooth…not some haunted thug. Casino Royale is better than Skyfall. The dialogue between Bond and Vesper Lynd was fantastic. Especially the train scene.
It was very weak. The 3 Connery films are higher scored than the 2 Craig films in the top 5, so why are they in that order?? This list is a joke, as any true Bond fan would agree. Lazenby makes 7? No surprise that Skyfall is number one. For once Bond is portrayed as a real character with flaws that need ironing instead of some walking plot device.
It features a villain with plausible motives instead of some nefarious Dr. Evil archetype who just wants to rule the world with plans to block out the sun. It also has striking cinematography to boot.
Skyfall, was written by people who knew nothing about James Bond. I love when people get butthurt over these lists and then get mad at Rotten Tomatoes as if the editors of the website ranked these movies. So how does the Bond franchise place itself and market itself up against the Bourne films and Mission Impossible? The problem is when it tries to be gritty and realistic it rubs up against those two. So it has to be slightly silly, tounge in cheek and oh so British. Lets discuss the best Bond theme song. My personal faves are: 1.
Live And Let Die. You Only Live Twice 4. I agree with much of the list placement. However, I would swap the! Skyfall 1? Another dubious list. Man with the Golden Gun in the bottom 5? That movie is 10x better than Moonraker and most of the Brosnan and Dalton movies. That is not even remotely true.
Total nonsense and demonstrates why Rotten Tomatoes is so flawed. Spectre is a much better film with better acting, cinematography, action, plot and several other movie aspects than many other Bond films. Tho Bond got treated better than those god awful Matt Helm films, where poor Donald Hamilton got trashed. QOS was an odd-duck, of sorts. Just my opinion.
To be honest QOS is starting to grow on me. Skyfall was boring and i will never understand the love. On her Majesties Secret Service is also pretty good. Everyone talks about the ski scenes but there is also a kick ass car chase as well. Some of the Sean Connery stuff used to be my favorites, but they are truly showing their age at this point.
But at least they had plots. A real low point. And the one with the submarine in Istanbul? A bunch of action does not make a plot. Wait a min. Stupidity at its finest. Sky fall? Daniel Craig is the worst Bond yet, by far. He seems like a simple terrorist and is humorless as hell. Horrible List. Quantum of Solace is like the Bourne Legacy between the Craig films shaky-cam and quick-cut editing.
And The Spy who loved me above Goldeneye? Skyfall is the worse why would Q the head of tech division hook the villains computer into the mainframe and be surprised it was a Trojan horse with a worm only reason writer fell into a hole. Also how the fuck did Batman get pass his physical and psych evaluation without falling into a pit. Skyfall starts super serious then attempts to give us a throwback Thursday jaunt thru nostalgiaville but it quickly abandons the feeling of terror that Silva instills in all sex slaves.
The only bond film that actually portrays Bond close to written character is Goldfinger. Who put this list together? Skyfall number 1? But this list, as someone who has seen them all in order, is giving me ageda. Best scene in Skyfall is when Silva tried to freak Bond out with overt sexual flirting and Bond was like I bet you give lousy head. I like the fact they mentioned for once that a male spy would have to seduce men more than women.
In real life men vastly outnumber women in governments and military. Really half the double O agents would be women in real life. THIS low? Are there actually some people who dare to rank all 26 Bond films? I did ;-. Top quality films!!! Good films! Fun stuff for Bond nerds, but as a standalone film bad and sometimes even groce! I miss the quips and double-entendres that peppered the old movies; Craig is always so damn serious.
You never see Craig fooling with the gadgets like Connery did. R u kidding me? Not one of the many excellent Sean Connery movies? Skyfall had a lot of really bad choreography, with Bond needlessly exposing himself to gunfire, etc. They needed a military trainer to help. Man there are some really entitled and rude people on here. Quantum Solace, Skyfall and Casino Royal either steal ideas from Bourne movies or they just use that stupid shakey cam bullshit which makes every action scene look ridiculous. Sean Connery movies were the best 2. Roger Moore movies I grew up with 3.
Pierce Brosnan was good 5. Timothy Dalton was good 6. Daniel Craig…. Dalton and Craig are just way to serious for Bond and lack sophistication in the sense of I can speak 10 languages and can identify a great wine by taste. These ratings seem biased to the most recent films, however it is clear that Sean Connery remains the best Bond ever with four of the top six movies.
I just created my Top 24 Bond movies on CrowdSens. Sky fall was an effort to raise a character study. It succeeded. Bradem was superb. I did expect the next Bond movie to take a new angle on Bond to take advantage of the depth revealed in SkyFall. She believed in him when no-one else except Moneypenny would. He owed her that much, to try to save her. Skyfall and Specter were atrocious non-Bond movies: seriously, Ma-Bond and Pa-Bond die and social services make tyke-Bond live with another family with one child who turns out to be the greatest villain in history funding terrorism, war and atrocities JUST because he had a grudge vs his adopted brother who his father liked more than him?
For me Quantum of Solace was the last James Bond movie, the rest is nonsense that was produced to appeal to a wider audience. I do not mind Craig as a James Bond, but I do mind bad plot line. The adjusted score is a bunch of bs. Just watched all eon movies besides spectre since Christmas from Dr. No through to skyfall having never watched a full Bond movie all the way through in my life.
No one comes close to Sean Connery he is just fantastic and goldfinger is easily my favourite. I appreciate all bonds Dalton just barely and I think after watching 20 movies and then to come to Daniel Craig it was refreshing for them to reboot the character and to get some background on him and to see he is not invincible, also to meet Felix and Moneypenny.
I think casino royale was much better than skyfall though. I am looking forward to spectre and Bond going forward, hopefully with spectre back in the picture now things will get interesting especially in the 21st century. In my humble opinion I rank the people who played Bond in the following order 1. Roger Moore 2. Daniel Craig 3. Sean Connery 4. Timothy Dalton 5. Pierce Brosnan 6. George Lazenby. I respect all your opinions so I hope you can respect mine. Bond is all about charm, bad jokes, girls, cars and a shaken martini.
This list is so backwards in its ranking it defies all logic. Diamonds are Forever and Spectre are so powerfully bad they belong near the back, right around Moonraker. Never Say Never Again was surprisingly great, especially considering it had everything going against it. Die Another Day is famously bad, but is ridiculously enjoyable and really only falls apart in the third act.
Goldfinger probably deserves the top slot, but Casino Royale gives it some tough competition. Goldeneye is my favorite, mostly because it is the first one I watched as a kid in the 90s. And Goldeneye 64 is even better, man I loved that game. On a more serious note, there is a huge difference between the older Bond films and the newer Bond films. The directing is different, because the intention is different. The original Bond films were ok with being cheesy at times, and firing off one-liners.
The action is vastly outdated compared to modern works as well. It means that they are different films with different intentions. This lists are always designed to make people go out and watch the new movie or buy the new album. Goldfinger is my favorite. Top Box Office. Jester McGree. What's the Tomatometer? Follow Us.