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How to watch James Bond movies in order

How to watch James Bond movies in order on streaming or free
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If you're a 007 fan looking to watch James Bond movies in order, you've come to the right place. Our guide outlines where you can find the James Bond films on streaming and even free online.

The James Bond movie franchise has been going strong since 1962, with the release of Dr. No. The legacy continues with No Time to Die, currently scheduled to open in theaters in October 2021. Daniel Craig once again stars as the the secret agent, though the actor has said this will be his final appearance as 007.

The James Bond movies are based on Ian Fleming's novels and short stories, first published in 1953. There are 27 films in total, 25 of which were produced by Eon Productions. Eon, founded by producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, now own the rights to all of Fleming's novels. 

Over the course of the Bond franchise, six actors have portrayed the dashing, debonaire agent: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. (A seventh, David Niven, played Bond in the non-Eon version of Casino Royale.)

The Bond movies have attracted a fervent fanbase and the franchise has become one of the most iconic in Hollywood history.

James Bond movies in chronological order

Watching the James Bond movies in release order is easy. We've also included the two non-Eon produced films in this list, sorted by theatrical release date and lead actor.

(The non-Eon movies are denoted by italics.)

  1. Dr. No (1962) - Sean Connery
  2. From Russia with Love (1963) - Sean Connery
  3. Goldfinger (1964) - Sean Connery
  4. Thunderball (1965) - Sean Connery
  5. Casino Royale (1967) - David Niven
  6. You Only Live Twice (1967) - Sean Connery
  7. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - George Lazenby
  8. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - Sean Connery
  9. Live and Let Die (1973) - Roger Moore
  10. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) - Roger Moore
  11. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Roger Moore
  12. Moonraker (1979) - Roger Moore
  13. For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Roger Moore
  14. Octopussy (1983) - Roger Moore
  15. Never Say Never Again (1983) - Sean Connery
  16. A View to a Kill (1985) - Roger Moore
  17. The Living Daylights (1987) - Timothy Dalton
  18. Licence to Kill (1989) - Timothy Dalton
  19. GoldenEye (1995) - Pierce Brosnan
  20. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - Pierce Brosnan
  21. The World Is Not Enough (1999) - Pierce Brosnan
  22. Die Another Day (2002) - Pierce Brosnan
  23. Casino Royale (2006) - Daniel Craig
  24. Quantum of Solace (2008) - Daniel Craig
  25. Skyfall (2012) - Daniel Craig
  26. Spectre (2015) - Daniel Craig
  27. No Time to Die (2021) - Daniel Craig

Where to watch the James Bond movies on streaming

Updated April 2021

All of the James Bond movies are constantly moving between different streaming services, including Netflix, Peacock, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. 

This month, Pluto TV has a James Bond 007 live channel streaming most of the main films on demand for free. 

And all of the films are available to rent or own from digital retailers such as Amazon, Apple's iTunes and YouTube:

Dr. No
Rent/purchase at Amazon, Apple and YouTube

From Russia with Love (1963)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Goldfinger (1964)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Thunderball (1965)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Casino Royale (1967)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

You Only Live Twice (1967)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Live and Let Die (1973)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Moonraker (1979)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Octopussy (1983)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Never Say Never Again (1983)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

A View to a Kill (1985)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

The Living Daylights (1987)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Licence to Kill (1989)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

GoldenEye (1995)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Die Another Day (2002)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Casino Royale (2006)
Streaming on Netflix
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Streaming on Netflix
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Skyfall (2012)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

Spectre (2015)
Rent/purchase from Amazon, Apple or YouTube

No Time to Die (2021)
In theaters Oct. 8, 2021

Are the James Bond movies on Netflix?

As of April 2021, two James Bond movies are streaming on Netflix and they are Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace

But other may be available on Netflix in the future, so stay tuned.