“Bond. James Bond.” A timeless and classic character who has impacted the history of cinema for decades. No other action franchise has more films. No other franchise is as iconic. There is only one. With the 25th James Bond film coming out soon we look back at the top 007 films according to Rotten Tomatoes.

There are many actors who filled the role of Bond, but only two are on this list. Daniel Craig has captivated audiences for over 15 years. Sean Connery started the Bond franchise and created such a mesmerizing performance it is rarely matched. 

Goldfinger

RT Critics Score: 99%

Audience Score: 89%

Synopsis: The powerful tycoon Auric Goldfinger has initiated Operation Grand Slam, a cataclysmic scheme to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. James Bond, armed with his specially equipped Aston Martin, must stop the plan by overcoming several outrageous adversaries.

From Russia with Love

RT Critics Score: 95%

Audience Score: 84%

Synopsis: Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.

Dr. No

RT Critics Score: 95%

Audience Score: 82%

Synopsis: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Casino Royale

RT Critics Score: 94%

Audience Score: 89%

Synopsis: After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest “00” operative will topple the man’s organization.


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Skyfall

RT Critics Score: 92%

Audience Score: 86%

Synopsis: When James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents around the world are exposed, and MI6 is attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M turns to the one man she can trust: Bond. Aided only by a field agent (Naomie Harris), Bond takes to the shadows and follows a trail to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M’s past who wants to settle an old score.


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