Prompted by my good friends at Her Majesty’s Secret Servant, I decided it was time to finally sit down and rank all the James Bond movies here.

My plan is to make this an periodic event — even to the point of including years when there are no new entries.

Part of the reason for this is out of sensitivity that rankings on sites such as necessarily bias over time, because the site wasn’t around when so many of the older films first came out. There’s also a certain halo effect often dissipates with the passage of time, post-premier.

For good and bad.

The approach that’s always made most sense to me was lining ’em up and sequencing ’em, worst to best. In doing that this round, I can honestly say that I felt no ties. data are included to, um, show how wrong some assessments can be sometimes.

Annual James Bond movie ranking, 2011: