SFX's 50th Anniversary James Bond Poll - The Results!

Licence to vote! The results of SFX's 50th anniversary James Bond poll are here!

Unless you've been incarcerated in Colonel Moon's North Korean fortress stronghold of late it can't have escaped your attention that the big screen Bond franchise has reached its golden anniversary. To celebrate this cinematic milestone we knocked back a veritable Fort Knox's worth of Martinis - yes, we were shaken and slurred - and decided to poll you, the SFX readership, on your all time favourite 007 movies.

With Skyfall released in the UK today, it's time to slice open the manila MI6 file marked Eyes Only and reveal the results. If your fave doesn't make the top 10 please don't retaliate by kidnapping supertankers or unleashing the Omega virus. It's only a bit of fun. Not worth blackmailing the world over.


1) CASINO ROYALE (2006) 19.42%

2) GOLDFINGER (1964) 10.86%


SECRET SERVICE (1969) 10.29%

4) GOLDENEYE (1995) 9.14%

5) FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) 8.23%

6) THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) 8.07%

7) THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) 5.27%

8) LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) 4.44%

9) YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) 3.7%

10) LICENCE TO KILL (1989) 3.05%


11) THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) /MOONRAKER (1979) 2.06%

12) TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) 1.98%

13) DR NO (1962) 1.89%

14) QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) 1.73%

15) FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981) 1.56%

16) A VIEW TO A KILL (1985) 1.4%

17) DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971) 1.32%

18) THUNDERBALL (1965) 1.23%

19) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974) 1.15%

20) DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) 0.66%

21) OCTOPUSSY (1983) 0.49%

Read all of SFX's film-by-film Bond marathon here! Plus why not pick up issue 227 of SFX magazine (opens in new tab) which featured a celebration of Skyfall and 50 years of Bond spy-fi?

Nick Setchfield
Editor-at-Large, SFX Magazine

Nick Setchfield is the Editor-at-Large for SFX Magazine, writing features, reviews, interviews, and more for the monthly issues. However, he is also a freelance journalist and author with Titan Books. His original novels are called The War in the Dark, and The Spider Dance. He's also written a book on James Bond called Mission Statements.