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How to Watch the James Bond Movies in Order 2021

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The James Bond 007 movies are a franchise that's spanned many decades, with many actors helming the role. If you want to watch them all, you'll need a subscription to Netflix, and you'll have to pay for individual rentals on Amazon's Prime Video.

007 Movies by Order of Release

If you want to relive the history of James Bond as it was seen by viewing audiences throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, then watching the 007 movies in order of release is the way to do it.

MovieActorRelease DateStreaming ServiceDr. NoSean Connery1962Amazon Prime VideoFrom Russia With LoveSean Connery1963Amazon Prime VideoGoldfingerSean Connery1964Amazon Prime VideoThunderballSean Connery1965Amazon Prime VideoYou Only Live TwiceSean Connery1967Amazon Prime VideoCasino RoyaleDavid Niven1967Amazon Prime VideoOn Her Majest's Secret ServiceGeorge Lazenby1969Amazon Prime VideoDiamonds are ForeverSean Connery1971Amazon Prime VideoLive and Let DieRoger Moore1973Amazon Prime VideoThe Man with the Golden GunRoger Moore1974Amazon Prime VideoThe Spy Who Loved MeRoger Moore1977Amazon Prime VideoMoonrakerRoger Moore1979Amazon Prime VideoFor Your Eyes OnlyRoger Moore1981Amazon Prime VideoOctopussyRoger Moore1983Amazon Prime VideoNever Say Never AgainSean Connery1983Amazon prime VideoA View to A KillRoger Moore1985Amazon Prime VideoThe Living DaylightsTimothy Dalton1987Amazon Prime VideoLicense to KillTimothy Dalton1989Amazon Prime VideoGoldenEyePierce Brosnan1995NetflixTomorrow Never DiesPierce Brosnan1997NetflixThe World is Not EnoughPierce Brosnan1999NetflixDie Another DayPierce Brosnan2002Amazon Prime VideoCasino RoyaleDaniel Craig2006NetflixQuantum of SolaceDaniel Craig2008NetflixSkyfallDaniel Craig2012Amazon Prime VideoSpectreDaniel Craig2015Amazon Prime Video

Watch Bond Movies in Book Order

As much as the early Bond movies hold up just as well today as they did in the 1960s, that's not where the original James Bond character began. It was actually five years after the original film, Dr. No, that we got our first taste of the James Bond origin story in Casino Royale. The books started from the beginning, though they do meander a little throughout Bond's career along the way.

Sean Connery's James Bond is one of movie history's classic heroes.Johan Oomen/Flickr

It's not exact, but if you want to follow along with the books yourself, or stick to the story that is most accurate to Author and James Bond creator, Ian Fleming's original vision, watch the 0007 movies in book order.

Some Bond movies aren't from the books directly, or reference short stories and traditionally non-canon elements, so this list does not include every Bond movie from all the James Bond actors. It also includes the two Casino Royale movies. Pick your favorite, or enjoy both for their own merits.

MovieActorRelease YearStreaming ServiceCasino RoyaleDavid Niven1967Amazon Prime VideoCasino RoyaleDaniel Craig2006NetflixLive and Let DieRoger Moore1973Amazon Prime VideoMoonrakerRoger Moore1979Amazon Prime VideoDiamonds are ForeverSean Connery1971Amazon Prime VideoFrom Russia With LoveSean Connery1963Amazon Prime VideoDr. NoSean Connery1962Amazon Prime VideoGoldfingerSean Connery1964Amazon Prime VideoFor Your Eyes OnlyRoger Moore1981Amazon Prime VideoThunderballSean Connery1965Amazon Prime VideoThe Spy Who Loved MeRoger Moore1977Amazon Prime VideoOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceGeorge Lazenby1969Amazon Prime VideoYou Only Live TwiceSean Connery1967Amazon Prime VideoThe Man with the Golden GunRoger Moore1974Amazon Prime VideoOctopussyRoger Moore1983Amazon Prime VideoThe Living DaylightsTimothy Dalton1987Amazon Prime Video

The Unofficial Chronology

James Bond fans and scholars have been debating the chronological order of the James Bond films for decades. So many of the stories feature younger, or older Bonds than the release order might suggest and even Ian Fleming didn't cover everything in Bond's early years in his early books.

An unofficial chronology has emerged from these debates, however, and while it is more focused on the novels than the movies, you can look at Bond's body of work from start to near-finish through the same lens by following along.

MovieActorRelease DateStreaming serviceCasino RoyaleDavid Niven1967Amazon Prime VideoCasino RoyaleDaniel Craig2006NetflixLive and Let DieRoger Moore1973Amazon Prime VideoMoonrakerRoger Moore1979Amazon Prime VideoDiamonds are ForeverSean Connery1971Amazon Prime VideoFrom Russia With LoveSean Connery1963Amazon Prime VideoDr. NoSean Connery1962Amazon Prime VideoGoldfingerSean Connery1964Amazon Prime VideoQuantum of SolaceDaniel Craig2008NetflixLicense to KillTimothy Dalton1989Amazon Prime VideoA View to A KillRoger Moore1985Amazon Prime VideoFor Your Eyes OnlyRoger Moore1981Amazon Prime VideoThunderballSean Connery1965Amazon Prime VideoOctopussyRoger Moore1983Amazon Prime VideoThe Living DaylightsTimothy Dalton1987Amazon Prime VideoOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceGeorge Lazenby1969Amazon Prime VideoThe Spy Who Loved MeRoger Moore1977Amazon Prime VideoYou Only Live TwiceSean Connery1967Amazon Prime VideoThe Man with the Golden GunRoger Moore1974Amazon Prime Video

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