Here's Where You Can Stream Or Rent Every James Bond Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the James Bond franchise.)

There's a new James Bond movie on the way — "No Time to Die," a film that has already been delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but seems to be locked into its October 8, 2021 release date right now. While the continuity of the Bond series is all over the place, and many of the films aren't even connected, you might want to brush up on the franchise before you see the latest. 

And that's why I'm here to help! But be warned: many of these films aren't just sitting on a streaming service; you're going to have to shell out some money to rent them. 

Dr. No

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

The first Bond film introduces us to 007 as played by Sean Connery. Shot on a low budget, the film ended up being a huge hit and launched a seemingly never-ending franchise. In his first on-screen adventure, Bond heads to Jamaica to find a missing agent. There, he tangles with the evil Dr. No, who wants to use a "radio beam weapon" to target a space launch. Man, this Dr. No guy sounds like a real jerk! 

From Russia With Love

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Bond is back! This time, 007 is dealing with the defection of a Soviet consulate clerk. Meanwhile, evil organization SPECTRE wants revenge against Bond for killing Dr. No (uh, spoiler for the previous move, I guess). Some people actually think this is the best Bond movie ever. Are they right? You decide! 


Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

When I was a kid, "Goldfinger" was always the Bond movie I liked best. I haven't seen it in years, though, so I have no idea how well it holds up. But it has a killer theme song, and it features Bond fighting gold-loving bad guy Auric Goldfinger. The first two Bond movies were shot on relatively cheap budgets. But now, it was clear the public wanted more Bond, so "Goldfinger" ended up with a budget "equal to that of the two preceding films combined." It paid off — the movie was a hit. 


Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

"Thunderball" was an even bigger hit than the movies that came before it — and ended up being a bigger hit than the five Bond movies that came after it, too. The plot has Bond trying to save the world from SPECTRE after the organization steals some atomic bombs. Also: Bond uses a jetpack! 

You Only Live Twice

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

"You Only Live Twice" sends Bond to Japan, and it's the first film in the series to show Bond arch-nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played here by Donald Pleasence. This was also going to be Sean Connery's final Bond movie — but that changed. 

Casino Royale

Where to stream: Amazon Prime Video

Here's where things start to get messy. The Bond series is owned by Eon Productions. However, Charles K. Feldman had bought the film rights to the first Bond book, "Casino Royale," back in the 1960s. Feldman turned to Eon to try to get the film made, but a deal never came together. Rather than give up, Feldman decided to move forward and make "Casino Royale" a parody movie. The end result has a plot involving a group of agents pretending to be James Bond. Meanwhile, the film also introduces the real James Bond, a character named Sir James Bond played by David Niven. The film was a hit at the time, but at this point pretty much everyone agrees it's not very good. 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was the first, and only Bond film to feature George Lazenby as 007. Lazenby had never acted before and he announced he would not reprise the role while the film was still in production. The plot has Bond once again facing Blofeld (now played by Telly Savalas), and while it wasn't as huge of a hit as the films that came before, it still did well — and fan reaction has only grown more positive over the years. 

Diamonds Are Forever

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

With Lazenby out, a new Bond was needed. And believe it or not, names being considered for the new Bond in "Diamonds Are Forever" included Clint Eastwood, Adam West, and even Burt Reynolds. Eventually, though, Sean Connery would come back to reprise his most famous role. This would be Connery's last Eon-produced Bond film, but he still had one last Bond adventure to come. 

Live and Let Die

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Introducing the new James Bond: Roger Moore. Moore's Bond is a lot funnier than Connery's take, and some love that, and others do not. Here, Bond ends up dealing with drug smugglers, gangsters, and, uh, voodoo. Sure, why not. 

The Man With the Golden Gun

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Martial arts were big at the box office when "The Man With the Golden Gun" came out, which means we get a lot of awkward kung-fu in this movie. This was considered a low point in the franchise at the time of its release, and that opinion hasn't seemed to change over the years. 

The Spy Who Loved Me

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Bond's mission this time: stop a guy who wants to start a whole new civilization under the sea. You know, I like the serious Daniel Craig Bond era, but I gotta say: I wish we could get a new Bond movie where the villain has a goofball plan like this. Also: this is the Bond film featuring henchman Jaws and his metal mouth. 


Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Bond — in space! The success of "Star Wars" had ushered in a sci-fi boom, and the Bond franchise followed suit by blasting 007 off the planet. It sounds silly, and it is silly. Yet people seem to have a soft spot for this one, and there's nothing wrong with that. Also: Jaws is back!

For Your Eyes Only

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Once again, Bond has to find some sort of missile. There are a lot more stolen/missing missiles in this franchise than I remember. After all the sci-fi nonsense of "Moonraker," this was meant to be a more back-to-basics approach to 007. 


Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

The Bond film with the title most likely to make you snicker immaturely, "Octopussy" features — you guessed it — a nuclear weapon. At this point, missiles and nuclear weapons deserve their own credit on the poster. Anyway, this is a Bond film that has the distinction of coming out only four months before the next Bond movie. Well...sort of. 

Never Say Never Again

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

"Never Say Never Again" brings back Sean Connery, but since this is not an Eon production it's considered to be non-canonical. Think of it as a Bond movie from another dimension. The film is yet another adaptation of "Thunderball," because producer Kevin McClory still had the rights to the specific "Thunderball" novel and that's how this was able to be made outside the Eon bubble. Anyway, this is Connery's final time in the role. 

A View to Kill

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

Time to say goodbye to Roger Moore, as "A View to Kill" was his final 007 adventure. The mission involves microchips! And, yes, bombs — because you just can't make one of these movies unless there's a bomb somewhere. "A View to Kill" also features Christopher Walken as the bad guy, playing a role written specifically for David Bowie (who said no). 

The Living Daylights

Where to rent: Amazon ($3.99)

"The Living Daylights" introduced the new Bond in the form of Timothy Dalton. Dalton's Bond is a fan favorite, and he really should've been able to play the role a little longer. In his first 007 outing, Dalton's Bond is up against the KGB. And before you ask, yes, there is a bomb (and Bond is the one planting the bomb, too). 

Licence to Kill

Where to rent: Amazon ($3.99)

Timothy Dalton's second, and last, time as Bond. This is a much darker entry, with Bond resigning from MI6 and going on a quest for revenge. After this film, legal disputes would put the Bond series on hold for six years. During that time, Dalton said goodbye to the role.


Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

It's the Bond of the '90s! Pierce Brosnan steps into 007's tux and tries to save the world from a deadly satellite. Lots of people love this entry, and it's easy to see why: it's a lot of fun. It also features one of the very best Bond villains–– Famke Janssen's Xenia Onatopp, who murders people by squeezing them between her thighs. Yes, really. 

Tomorrow Never Dies

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

After "GoldenEye," the Brosnan Bond era goes quickly downhill. Brosnan himself made a great Bond, but the majority of his films were a bit of a bust. In "Tomorrow Never Dies,"  Bond has to deal with a stealth warship. And are missiles involved? You bet your ass they are. On the plus side, this film features Michelle Yeoh, and that's never a bad thing. 

The World Is Not Enough

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

"The World is Not Enough," but by now you might have had enough of this list. I know I have! But we have to keep going. In this film, Brosnan's Bond meets a nuclear physicist named — I swear to God — Christmas Jones, and she's played by Denise Richards. Yep. 

Die Another Day

Where to rent: Apple TV ($5.99), Amazon ($3.99)

The final Brosnan Bond is the worst yet. Pity. The film has Halle Berry as a character who was supposed to get her own spinoff (she didn't), Rosamund Pike as an evil double agent who uses a sword (nice), and a hotel made out of ice (hmm?). 

Casino Royale

Where to stream: Netflix

This is my personal favorite Bond movie. Is that a controversial thing to say? I don't know. But I do know I love Daniel Craig's rough-and-tumble new Bond, who feels more like a cold killer than a suave spy. This was Bond for the "Batman Begins" era, where everything had to be rebooted to be more "believable," whatever that means. That makes "Casino Royale" a little more down-to-earth than previous Bonds, but it still rocks. And Eva Green is one of the best Bond Girls of all time, no hyperbole.

Quantum of Solace

Where to stream: Netflix

After such a strong start, the Daniel Craig Bond era immediately tripped over its own feet with the clunky "Quantum of Solace." There are a few things to enjoy here, but overall, this feels like a huge miss for Bond's second go-around. 


Where to stream: Hulu, Paramount+

A vast improvement on "Quantum of Solace," "Skyfall" tries to be "The Dark Knight" of the Bond franchise. It doesn't always work, but it sure is fun, and Javier Bardem's Raoul Silva is a great villain. Also: the movie ends with Bond boobytrapping his family mansion like he was Kevin in "Home Alone." 


Where to rent: Apple TV ($3.99)

After finding its footing again with "Skyfall," the Craig era stumbles all over again with the needlessly frustrating "Spectre," a film that gives Bond an evil brother who also happens to be Blofeld. It's a dumb idea and everyone who came up with it should feel bad! Here's hoping "No Time to Die" gives Craig on last good Bond movie before he retires from the role.