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- Dr. No
- From Russia With Love
- You Only Live Twice
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- Diamonds Are Forever
- Live and Let Die
- The Man With the Golden Gun
- For Your Eyes Only
- A View to A Kill
- The Living Daylights
- Licence to Kill
- Tomorrow Never Dies
- The World Is Not Enough
- Die Another Day
- Casino Royale
- Quantum of Solace
The film series contains examples of:
- Adaptation Displacement: And how. Pretty ironic considering that the novels are some of the best selling books in history.
- Ensemble Darkhorse:
- The Judi Dench take on M is easily the most memorable version of the character and has received gradually more screen time as her time in the role has continued. Notably her version of M survived the full continuity reboot into Casino Royale.
- Wai Lin has her own fanbase. They were even considering a sequel where she returned.
- Franchise Original Sin: Everything that went wrong with the series pre-reboot was in evidence in mild form as early as Goldfinger. This is "original sin" in more than one sense, as all those things were inherent to the series' character pre-reboot — enough so that the films with Daniel Craig simply don't feel like James Bond films to some viewers. It runs the other way as well, though not as drastically — Dr. No feels closer to Quantum of Solace than Goldfinger in some respects.
- Memetic Outfit: The tuxedo. Also, to a far lesser extent, the duck hat.
- Memetic Sex God: He's James freakin' Bond. Come on.
- Values Dissonance: Instead of spending all day here, let's just say "Early Bond" + "Women" (note that the books have other value issues as well, but the women are most prominent). Roger Moore even looks uncomfortable attempting to imitate such works in The Man with the Golden Gun.
- Villain Decay: Blofeld.
- Wangst: Dalton's Bond.
The novel series contains examples of:
- Complete Monster: Almost all the Bond villains are pure evil. Most are sadists and psychopaths.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Garden of Death in You Only Live Twice.
- Only the Creator Does It Right: The novels written after Fleming's death aren't particularly famous or well-regarded.
- Trapped by Mountain Lions: As a part of Ian Fleming's apparent obsession with food and high-class living, many of the books take detours from Bond investigating a world-spanning conspiracy to describe him having lunch. In great detail.
- Values Dissonance:
- In The Man with the Golden Gun, M reads a psych report speculating that Scaramanga is gay because he uses a large calibre gun.
- Communists are never up to any good. Bond likes but patronizes Blacks, hates Koreans but loves the Japanese, and thinks "sex equality" has fostered bisexual misfits. Homosexuals cannot whistle.
- In Goldfinger, Pussy Galore's a lesbian, and Bond bangs her into righteousness.