How to Watch the James Bond Movies in Order

Be a streaming super sleuth by watching all 007 movies back to back

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.

Movie Actor Release Date Streaming Service
Dr. No Sean Connery 1962 Amazon Prime Video
From Russia With Love Sean Connery 1963 Amazon Prime Video
Goldfinger Sean Connery 1964 Amazon Prime Video
Thunderball Sean Connery 1965 Amazon Prime Video
You Only Live Twice Sean Connery 1967 Amazon Prime Video
Casino Royale David Niven 1967 Amazon Prime Video
On Her Majest's Secret Service George Lazenby 1969 Amazon Prime Video
Diamonds are Forever Sean Connery 1971 Amazon Prime Video
Live and Let Die Roger Moore 1973 Amazon Prime Video
The Man with the Golden Gun Roger Moore 1974 Amazon Prime Video
The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore 1977 Amazon Prime Video
Moonraker Roger Moore 1979 Amazon Prime Video
For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore 1981 Amazon Prime Video
Octopussy Roger Moore 1983 Amazon Prime Video
Never Say Never Again Sean Connery 1983 Amazon prime Video
A View to A Kill Roger Moore 1985 Amazon Prime Video
The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton 1987 Amazon Prime Video
License to Kill Timothy Dalton 1989 Amazon Prime Video
GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan 1995 Netflix
Tomorrow Never Dies Pierce Brosnan 1997 Netflix
The World is Not Enough Pierce Brosnan 1999 Netflix
Die Another Day Pierce Brosnan 2002 Amazon Prime Video
Casino Royale Daniel Craig 2006 Netflix
Quantum of Solace Daniel Craig 2008 Netflix
Skyfall Daniel Craig 2012 Amazon Prime Video
Spectre Daniel Craig 2015 Amazon 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 as Bond
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.

Movie Actor Release Year Streaming Service
Casino Royale David Niven 1967 Amazon Prime Video
Casino Royale Daniel Craig 2006 Netflix
Live and Let Die Roger Moore 1973 Amazon Prime Video
Moonraker Roger Moore 1979 Amazon Prime Video
Diamonds are Forever Sean Connery 1971 Amazon Prime Video
From Russia With Love Sean Connery 1963 Amazon Prime Video
Dr. No Sean Connery 1962 Amazon Prime Video
Goldfinger Sean Connery 1964 Amazon Prime Video
For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore 1981 Amazon Prime Video
Thunderball Sean Connery 1965 Amazon Prime Video
The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore 1977 Amazon Prime Video
On Her Majesty's Secret Service George Lazenby 1969 Amazon Prime Video
You Only Live Twice Sean Connery 1967 Amazon Prime Video
The Man with the Golden Gun Roger Moore 1974 Amazon Prime Video
Octopussy Roger Moore 1983 Amazon Prime Video
The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton 1987 Amazon 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.

Movie Actor Release Date Streaming service
Casino Royale David Niven 1967 Amazon Prime Video
Casino Royale Daniel Craig 2006 Netflix
Live and Let Die Roger Moore 1973 Amazon Prime Video
Moonraker Roger Moore 1979 Amazon Prime Video
Diamonds are Forever Sean Connery 1971 Amazon Prime Video
From Russia With Love Sean Connery 1963 Amazon Prime Video
Dr. No Sean Connery 1962 Amazon Prime Video
Goldfinger Sean Connery 1964 Amazon Prime Video
Quantum of Solace Daniel Craig 2008 Netflix
License to Kill Timothy Dalton 1989 Amazon Prime Video
A View to A Kill Roger Moore 1985 Amazon Prime Video
For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore 1981 Amazon Prime Video
Thunderball Sean Connery 1965 Amazon Prime Video
Octopussy Roger Moore 1983 Amazon Prime Video
The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton 1987 Amazon Prime Video
On Her Majesty's Secret Service George Lazenby 1969 Amazon Prime Video
The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore 1977 Amazon Prime Video
You Only Live Twice Sean Connery 1967 Amazon Prime Video
The Man with the Golden Gun Roger Moore 1974 Amazon Prime Video

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