What is the best Daniel Craig James Bond movie?

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When Pierce Brosnan quit as 007, I stopped caring about James Bond.

I've run out of movies to watch, but im still in a 007 mood. Knowing that the Daniel Craig Bond movies aren't as good, I need to know... what is the best one to watch?
 

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They are both better than the Brosnan movies. I say Casino Royale is better than Quantum of Solace though.
 

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They both stink. I was a huge Bond/Brosnan fan back in the day and I hated both movies with passion.
 

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Well actually Die another wasn't that much better than Casino Royale...but the other 3 are great!
 

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Yeah, I think we can all agree "Goldeneye" and "The World Is Not Enough" are the pinacle of the entire series.
 

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Yeah, I think we can all agree "Goldeneye" and "The World Is Not Enough" are the pinacle of the entire series.
I will agree that Goldeneye was easily the best of the Bond movies up to Brosnan's end and I don't dislike any of Brosnan's films, but Craig's movies feel like completely different movies. More Bourne than Bond so I think that makes them feel like more serious movies.
 

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I will agree that Goldeneye was easily the best of the Bond movies up to Brosnan's end and I don't dislike any of Brosnan's films, but Craig's movies feel like completely different movies. More Bourne than Bond so I think that makes them feel like more serious movies.
Is Judi Dench still playing 'M'?

That's a big selling point for me, I just d/l'ed Casino Royale... I'd like to see SOME familar faces (I think Casino Royale is the first movie without 'Q')
 

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Casino Royale is the best Bond movie in a long time.
 

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Casino Royale and Golden Eye are both great Bond films. It's just that they're two different types of films with two different types of Bond. I can see why some would not like one or the other but I think they're both great.
 

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Is Judi Dench still playing 'M'?

That's a big selling point for me, I just d/l'ed Casino Royale... I'd like to see SOME familar faces (I think Casino Royale is the first movie without 'Q')
Yes Judi Dench is still M which is something that honestly bugged me. They went to the point of rebooting everything and getting rid of Q, Moneypenny and most of the Bond fixtures but retained the same person playing M.
 

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Casino Royale is loads better than any of the Brosnan films, and Quantium i'd put on the level of say a Thunderball or Diamonds are Forever. So all of them i'd put over any and all Roger Moore films.
And for some reason starting with Casino Royale they made Alex and now Moneypenny black and now Q is 31 in the current one they're filming .
 

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Watch 'Layer Cake' with Daniel Craig. Excellent flick.

It's not a Bond movie.
 

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Casino Royale is loads better than any of the Brosnan films, and Quantium i'd put on the level of say a Thunderball or Diamonds are Forever. So all of them i'd put over any and all Roger Moore films.
And for some reason starting with Casino Royale they made Alex and now Moneypenny black and now Q is 31 in the current one they're filming .
Felix Leiter is also being played by Jeffery Wright. I like that they kept him as Leiter from Casino to Quantum allowing some continuity and keeping a relationship with Bond.

Also, yes Layer Cake is quite good as well. It's the movie Guy Ritchie should have kept making.
 

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Daniel Craig was great in Milk but he doesn't cut it as Bond.
 

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Yeah, I think we can all agree "Goldeneye" and "The World Is Not Enough" are the pinacle of the entire series.
Depends. How do you define pinnacle? Because if you are saying that those two are the best movies in the entire pre-Craig franchise, better than any of Connery's work, you are wrong. I'm still very fond of the first four.

And Daniel Craig wasn't in Milk. However, he is the one with the most impressive pre-Bond/Bond-era resume out of all the Bonds.
 

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Goldeneye is the best Bond film overall. I'd be hard pressed to even name a close second. Casino Royale is the better of the two Craig movies, but you'd be better served watching one of the "Bourne" movies, all of which are better than the Craig Bonds they inspired.

Goldeneye
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Thunderball
License to Kill
Goldfinger
Octopussy
Casino Royale
The World is Not Enough
The Spy Who Loved Me
Dr No
For Your Eyes Only
Tomorrow Never Dies
You Only Live Twice
The Man With the Golden Gun
From Russia With Love
The Living Daylights
Quantum of Solace
Die Another Day
Live and Let Die
Moonraker
Diamonds are Forever
A View to a Kill
 

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I guess its Casino Royale, the last good Bond movie was probably License to Kill
 

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They both stink. I was a huge Bond/Brosnan fan back in the day and I hated both movies with passion.
+1

I was able to sit through Quantum of Solace despite being completely disappointed with Casino Royale when I saw it in the theater. Last week I tried to rewatch Casino Royale for the first time since, but turned it off after the credits. If you're a fan of Bond films, then you know that the credits sequences used to be amazing pieces of work in their own right; done primarily with practical special effects. Now it is one long shitty cgi sequence. What makes Bond "Bond" is not present in the Daniel Craig movies - though Quantum of Solace did remind me of some of the misdirection present in License to Kill.
 

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I'll have to watch QOS again. I saw it in theaters and didn't love it. I really really enjoyed Casino Royale mainly because it was the polar opposite of Die Another Day which I feel is the worst since AVTAK.

Best by actor:
Connery - Goldfinger
Lazenby - duh
Moore - Spy Who Loved Me
Dalton - License to Kill
Brosnan - GoldenEye
Craig - Casino Royale

Worst by actor:
Connery - Diamonds Are Forever
Moore - A View to a Kill
Dalton - Living Daylights
Brosnan - Die Another Day
 

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I'll have to watch QOS again. I saw it in theaters and didn't love it. I really really enjoyed Casino Royale mainly because it was the polar opposite of Die Another Day which I feel is the worst since AVTAK.

Best by actor:
Connery - Goldfinger
Lazenby - duh
Moore - Spy Who Loved Me
Dalton - License to Kill
Brosnan - GoldenEye
Craig - Casino Royale

Worst by actor:
Connery - Diamonds Are Forever
Moore - A View to a Kill
Dalton - Living Daylights
Brosnan - Die Another Day
Die Another Day was like a science fiction movie. It was such a departure from the entire series I saw nowhere else for Bond to go. As far as the best by series I've just rewatched all the movies this month and can't disagree with the best for the different Bond's but for Connery's I think it's hard to pick Goldfinger above equally good Dr. No and From Russia With Love.
 

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I think From Russia with Love is my favorite Bond movie.

And QoS had horrible CGI. It's why the only scene people remember from the movie was the opera scene.

Which was the Roger Moore movie that had Bond dressed as a clown? And I haven't seen these in awhile but was AVTAK worse than Moonraker? I remember that one being pretty rank.
 

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I think From Russia with Love is my favorite Bond movie.

And QoS had horrible CGI. It's why the only scene people remember from the movie was the opera scene.

Which was the Roger Moore movie that had Bond dressed as a clown? And I haven't seen these in awhile but was AVTAK worse than Moonraker? I remember that one being pretty rank.
Octopussy was the one where he dressed as a Clown. That's probably Moore's 2nd best. Moonraker was easily Moore's worst film, but there isn't much positive to say about AVATK.