Movies are the best way to escape your worries (or the world) for a couple of hours when you’re feeling particularly stressed. One of the best franchises for this kind of entertainment, in our opinion, is the James Bond series: the films are pure action and fantasy, they follow a familiar template, and you don’t have to catch up on anything that has come before to get into the series or a single film.
That’s why it’s so encouraging that despite the COVID-19 crisis delaying the release of the new Bond film, No Time to Die, the vast majority of the Bond canon is now accessible via major streaming services. Almost all of them are available to rent or buy from Amazon, and many of them can be streamed for free by Prime members. Hulu and Netflix both offer free streaming options for a selection of films. On Pluto TV’s dedicated Bond channel, you may also watch a number of them (with commercials) or on-demand.
Available to rent or buy on Amazon and Amazon UK
Dr. No, the first Bond film and still one of the finest, set the standard for the series for decades to come with so many innovations. This film features an unsettling megalomaniac villain, an evil plan that spans the globe, stunningly gorgeous women, heart-pounding chases, and chilling murders. Lastly, there was the late, great Sean Connery, who played the definitive James Bond on-screen with his rugged, smoldering, and deadly persona.
- It’s “free” to watch No Time To Die on Amazon right now.
- Right now, you can watch the latest James Bond film on Netflix. Finally! Here’s where you can see it.
The Pluto TV Free Bond is still in effect.
Pluto TV’s free James Bond movies will no longer be available as of January 1, 2022. This has happened before, so there’s a chance that these free 007 movies will be available again in the future. These items, however, are no longer available as of right this second. Because they haven’t returned as of June 13, 2022.
On Blu-Ray, James Bond.
What happens if you can’t watch James Bond online? I wonder if physical Blu-rays are finally in order. You can see the entire collection here.
Detailed instructions on how to watch Daniel Craig’s Bond films
Daniel Craig, the most recent 007, managed to keep the spectacle of the franchise while bringing it back to its roots with edgier films about a complex character who pushes himself to his physical and psychological limits rather than just a guy with fancy gadgets. It’s all about the anti-hero Bond with Craig.
- The Casino Royale (stream on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu)
- Solace in a Bottle (stream on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu)
- The movie “Skyfall” (rent on Amazon)
- The Spectre (rent on Amazon)
Pierce Brosnan Bond movies: how to watch them
The amount of dad jokes and double entendres in the Pierce Brosnan Bond films is directly related to how much you enjoy the Bond films of that era. In the 1990s, they were all about sex and the blockbuster appeal.
- The GoldenEye (stream on Netflix)
- The Day After Tomorrow Will Never Come (stream on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu)
- Not Enough Time in the World (stream on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu)
- Live a Second Life (rent on Amazon, or stream via the Showtime app or Amazon add-on)
The best ways to watch the old Bond films
A Bond marathon from Dr. No through Licence to Kill is difficult to get into if you’re a fan of the earlier films in the series from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In order to watch some of the other Bond films (such as Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again), you’ll need to either rent or buy them from Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, or YouTube. This includes the two unofficial Bond films, Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
- Dr. No is a doctor (rent on Amazon)
- Love, from Russia (stream on Hulu)
- The Man With the Golden Gun (rent on Amazon)
- It’s called Thunderball, and it’s (stream on Hulu)
- At the casino in Casino Royale (rent on Amazon)
- You only get one shot at life (stream on Amazon, Hulu)
What is the best way to see
You won’t be able to see it until 2021 at the earliest. Get the lowdown on Daniel Craig’s final Bond film and see who else is in it by reading our review. Are you having trouble deciding what to watch? If you’d like to receive weekly streaming recommendations in your inbox, sign up for our Streamail newsletter here!