No Time To Die was the 25th instalment in the adventures of James Bond and Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007. It was released in cinemas in September 2021 after numerous delays due to the pandemic.
Right now, you can stream the spy film on one of the biggest video platforms, Amazon Prime Video. However, what films come before it, and how can you watch them?
Here are the different ways you can watch the Bond films in order, either just for Daniel Craig, all of his predecessors, or for reading the books.
Daniel Craig Bond era
If you’re intending to watch No Time To Die, then it’s well worth sitting down and enjoying the previous four movies in which Daniel Craig played Bond.
Many of the characters across those films have continuing storylines, including Blofeld, Moneypenny, Q, Dr Madeline Swann, M, and Felix Leiter, and while each film is a standalone piece, there are plenty of references and call-backs to events in the world that has been Craig’s home since 2006.
Plus, there’s the bonus of watching what we regard as the best Bond movie of all time: Skyfall.
Here’s the order for the Daniel Craig Bond films;
Casino Royale (2006)Quantum of Solace (2008)Skyfall (2012)Spectre (2015)No Time To Die (2021)
And to whet your appetite here’s the trailer for No Time To Die.
Every James Bond movie in order
While there’s no need to watch any of the pre-Craig Bond movies to enjoy No Time To Die, there’s still a wealth of entertainment to be found by revisiting the canon as a whole.
Not only does this allow you to enjoy classics such as ‘You Only Live Twice’ and ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, but means you can play the age-old game of ‘Who is your favourite Bond?’ Not to mention comparing the vast array of villains, glamorous companions, and lethal gadgets that have been the hallmark of the Bond genre.
Over the years there have been several actors in the role of Bond, with nationalities of Scottish, Australian, English, Irish, Welsh, and English once more.
The order of their appearances is:
Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig
…but in a couple of instances, Connery left the role and then returned for one-off movies (Diamonds are Forever and Never Say Never Again). Plus, there was also a comedy version of Casino Royale in 1967 starring David Niven and Woody Allen as James and Jimmy Bond respectively. While this isn’t regarded as part of the official Bond lineage, it’s actually well worth a look.
Here’s how to explore the history of 007, from the first assignment to his latest mission.
Dr No (1963) – Sean ConneryFrom Russia with Love (1963) – Sean ConneryGoldfinger (1964) – Sean ConneryThunderball (1965) – Sean ConneryYou Only Live Twice (1967) – Sean ConneryOn Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – George LazenbyDiamonds Are Forever (1971) – Sean ConneryLive and Let Die (1973) – Roger MooreThe Man with the Golden Gun (1974) – Roger MooreThe Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Roger MooreMoonraker (1979) – Roger MooreFor Your Eyes Only (1981) – Roger MooreOctopussy (1983) – Roger MooreNever Say Never Again (1983) – Sean ConneryA View to a Kill (1985) – Roger MooreThe Living Daylights (1987) – Timothy DaltonLicense to Kill (1989) – Timothy DaltonGoldeneye (1995) – Pierce BrosnanTomorrow Never Dies (1997) – Pierce BrosnanThe World is Not Enough (1999) – Pierce BrosnanDie Another Day (2002) – Pierce BrosnanCasino Royale (2006) – Daniel CraigQuantum of Solace (2008) – Daniel CraigSkyfall (2012) – Daniel CraigSpectre (2015) – Daniel CraigNo Time To Die (2021) – Daniel Craig
Sadly, at the time of writing no streaming service has the entire 007 collection to stream – but if you’re looking for a specific movie, check out JustWatch to see where (or if) it is available to stream. Alternatively ou can rent or buy specific films on platforms like Amazon, Google Play and YouTube.
You may also want to invest in the complete collection on Blu-Ray/DVD. We found the boxset for sale on Amazon UK for £49.99 and Amazon US for $79.96 – though this does exclude No Time To Die.
Read the James Bond books in order
These days James Bond is mainly thought of as a movie franchise, but before Connery slipped on that white tuxedo and lit a cigarette at the card table, the character was already a huge hit thanks to the books penned by Ian Fleming.
Many of the early movies took their names from the novels, although the plots often veered heavily away from those written by the author. But, if you want to be a Bond completionist, this is the order to watch the movies. Bear in mind that there were only ever 13 full-length books and two short stories, so when you reach the end of this list there will be ten more movies to choose from, but that can be a mission you complete using your own judgement.
Casino Royale (2006) – Daniel CraigLive and Let Die (1973) – Roger MooreMoonraker (1979) – Roger MooreDiamonds are Forever (1971) – Sean ConneryFrom Russia with Love (1963) – Sean ConneryDr No (1963) – Sean ConneryGoldfinger (1964) – Sean ConneryFor Your Eyes Only (1981) – Roger MooreThunderball (1965) – Sean ConneryThe Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Roger MooreOn Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – George LazenbyYou Only Live Twice (1967) – Sean ConneryThe Man with the Golden Gun (1974) – Roger MooreOctopussy (1983) – Roger MooreThe Living Daylights (1987) Timothy Dalton
If you finish all that then you must be a true fan. So, take a look at our roundup of the
Best Bond Gifts and Gadgets to reward yourself.