If you're a 007 fan looking to watch James Bond movies in order, we have good news. MGM Plus, formerly known as Epix, is the latest service to offer many of the James Bond movies. That said, they're still very splintered, across the likes of Max, Prime Video and Paramount Plus. The latest news saw five Bond movies leave the likes of Paramount Plus, Prime Video and MGM Plus Prime Video.
The James Bond movie franchise has been going strong since 1962, with the release of Dr. No. The legacy continued most recently in No Time to Die, which featured Daniel Craig as the secret agent for the final time. It's one of the few modern Bonds on a streaming service, unfortunately.
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.) And with Craig's run ending, we've already been pondering who could replace him as the next James Bond.
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 order by release date
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.)
- Dr. No (1962) - Sean Connery
- From Russia with Love (1963) - Sean Connery
- Goldfinger (1964) - Sean Connery
- Thunderball (1965) - Sean Connery
- Casino Royale (1967) - David Niven
- You Only Live Twice (1967) - Sean Connery
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - George Lazenby
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - Sean Connery
- Live and Let Die (1973) - Roger Moore
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) - Roger Moore
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Roger Moore
- Moonraker (1979) - Roger Moore
- For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Roger Moore
- Octopussy (1983) - Roger Moore
- Never Say Never Again (1983) - Sean Connery
- A View to a Kill (1985) - Roger Moore
- The Living Daylights (1987) - Timothy Dalton
- Licence to Kill (1989) - Timothy Dalton
- GoldenEye (1995) - Pierce Brosnan
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - Pierce Brosnan
- The World Is Not Enough (1999) - Pierce Brosnan
- Die Another Day (2002) - Pierce Brosnan
- Casino Royale (2006) - Daniel Craig
- Quantum of Solace (2008) - Daniel Craig
- Skyfall (2012) - Daniel Craig
- Spectre (2015) - Daniel Craig
- No Time to Die (2021) - Daniel Craig
Where to watch the James Bond movies on streaming
Updated July 2023
In the US, all of the James Bond movies have constantly moved between different streaming services, including Max, Netflix, Prime Video, Peacock, Paramount Plus and Hulu. However, with Amazon's purchase of MGM studio, many came to MGM Plus — though that list isn't exactly static, as some have disappeared recently. The following titles have left one or more services: Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me and License to Kill.
And all of the films are available to rent or own from digital retailers such as Amazon, Apple's iTunes and YouTube.
Things are much easier in Australia, however, as 007's adventures (with the exception of No Time To Die) can be streamed on services Stan and Prime Video. In this instance, Stan has the upper hand, with each James Bond film available to stream in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.
Are the James Bond movies on Netflix?
As of July 2023, only one James Bond movies is streaming on Netflix — Skyfall.
It's leaving, though, on July 31st.
Other titles may become available on Netflix in the future, so stay tuned.
More movies to watch online
Looking for more big sagas of movies? We've got you covered. For starters, one service lets you watch the John Wick movies online. You can consume most of the Marvel movies in order on Disney Plus, but there's still some MCU movies you can't get there.
As for the task of watching the Fast & Furious movies in order? It's difficult, as they're spread across a lot of services — much like James Bond's movies.