James Bond Every James Bond Opening Sequence, Ranked  

Jacob Shelton
280 votes 56 voters 26 items

List Rules Vote up the most Bond-worthy opening sequences.

Regardless of which James Bond film is your favorite, you can’t deny that each title sequence is a uniquely satisfying visual experience. The introductory themes set the tone for the movie and get viewers into the zone for a great spy flick, filled with action, adventure, and - of course - Bond girls. But which are the best James Bonds opening credits? Are you more of a Goldfinger person or do you prefer the Duran Duran tinged opening sequence for A View to a Kill? Stylistically, all of the sequences owe a debt of gratitude to Maurice Binder’s original introduction for Dr. No, which contained many of the elements that are present today.

All the James Bond intros are super cool, but which are the best? Which sequences are the most memorable and grab you by the golden gun to make you take notice? Think about what makes the top James Bond movie credits so good: the music, the visuals, the typography. Then, vote on which of the James Bond movie intros are the best. If you’re a neophyte to the world of 007, all of the sequences are here and ranked for your viewing pleasure.

1 13 VOTES

Casino Royale


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Actors: Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen, + more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Also Ranked

#62 on The Greatest Movies for Guys

#46 on The Best Adventure Movies

#65 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#7 on The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

12 1
Is this opening the best?
see more on Casino Royale
2 20 VOTES

Goldfinger


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Actors: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall, Shirley Eaton, Lois Maxwell, + more

Initial Release: 1964

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Also Ranked

#35 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#3 on The Best Movies of the '60s

#44 on The Best Adventure Movies

#66 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

16 4
Is this opening the best?
see more on Goldfinger
3 21 VOTES

Skyfall


Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Actors: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, + more

Initial Release: 2012

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Also Ranked

#89 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#61 on The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives

#16 on The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

#43 on The Greatest Movie Themes

16 5
Is this opening the best?
see more on Skyfall

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Actors: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro, Richard Kiel, Valerie Leon, + more

Initial Release: 1977

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Also Ranked

#97 on The Best '70s Movies

#81 on The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

#21 on The Best Submarine Movies Of All Time

#4 on The Best Pre-Dalton James Bond Movies, Ranked

14 4
Is this opening the best?
see more on The Spy Who Loved Me