Dr. No (1962)
The first Bond film and nonetheless among the finest, Dr. No launched so many components of what turned the sequence template for many years to come. Unsettling megalomaniac villain, world-spanning evil plan, drop-dead lovely girls, pulse-pounding chases and cold-blooded killings…they’re all right here. And then in fact there was the late, nice Sean Connery, rugged, smoldering and lethal as the definitive display screen Bond.
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From Russia with Love (1963)
Connery’s second outing as 007 might be the closest to Fleming’s books when it comes to total tone and magnificence. This is a lean, thrilling journey that places Bond up towards one in every of his most fearsome enemies: the cold-blooded murderer Red Grant (Robert Shaw). Their practice struggle is without doubt one of the greatest scenes within the franchise.
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Bond’s third outing was the Avengers: Endgame of its time, a cultural occasion not to be missed. Director Guy Hamilton launched extra humor into the proceedings, whereas Connery tweaked the character accordingly. Add to that extra motion, a bigger than life villain and an epic scope, and you’ve got the film that many nonetheless take into account the very best of the sequence.