As winter sets in on our ninth month of staying at home due to the pandemic, one starts to wonder what to do next while staying isolated and safe. One of the safest activities is to binge-watch movies. However, the expense of some of these streaming services is approaching cable company rates. It is ridiculous.
However, it looks like MGM has opened up their YouTube paywall with an impressive array of James Bond films. This may be a teaser lead into the next Bond film due out in April 2021; No Time To Die. Unfortunately, the entertainment site Engadget is reporting that that film may be delayed in its release due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Definitive Classic James Bond Film Series Playlist
We found 19 of the original James Bond films that you can view for free (albeit with ads) on YouTube. The list includes all those starring the late Sean Connery. A fitting tribute. You can check them all out on the MGM YouTube Channel playlist or kick off your binge watchingby clicking on each of the films in the selection below.
1962 – Dr. No
This is the first of the James Bond films spy classic. Sean Connery mission involves travels to the Caribbean and ends up in mysterious agent 007 on a mission in Jamaica to thwart a fanatical scientist’s world-threatening scheme.
1964 – From Russia With Love
Bond squares off against the evil SPECTRE crime syndicate to seize a Soviet decoding machine. This action-packed film includes a thrilling boat pursuit, strafing by a helicopter, and a deadly fight aboard the famous train of the Orient Express
1965 – Goldfinger
Agent 007 faces off with a deranged scoundrel determined to destroy all the gold in Fort Knox — and obliterate the world economy.
1965 – Thunderball
SPECTRE has hijacked two atomic warheads and a NATO aircraft during a training mission They threaten to wipe out two English or American cities…if $280 million in ransom is not paid.
1967 – You Only Live Twice
Bond stages his own death to infiltrate SPECTRE after an American and Soviet spacecraft disappears during a mission.
1969 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Viewed by many as the best Bond film. George Lazenby, as Agent 007, confronts the notorious arch-villain and SPECTRE head Ernst Blofeld, played by Telly Savalas, who is preparing a biological-warfare assault on the whole world.
1971 – Diamonds Are Forever
This James Bond film masters the Las Vegas tables and uncovers a scheme by the treacherous villain, Ernst Blofeld, to force the world powers to disarm so that he can take over the globe
1973 – Live and Let Die
Roger Moore debuts as Bond travels from the big city of New York to Louisiana’s bayou country. He battles a ruthless drug lord with a diabolical plot to conquer the world.
1974 – The Man with the Golden Gun
Roger Moore as 007 is enticed into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a wealthy murderer. Britt Ekland also stars.
1977 – The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore continues as 007 on an explosive adventure that travels from the the Egyptian pyramids to the bottom of the ocean and a gravity-defying mountaintop ski chase.
1979 – Moonraker
Agent 007 takes on Sir Hugo Drax, who plans to clear out all of humankind and replace it with a super race cultivated in an extensive orbiting space station.
1981 – For Your Eyes Only
As agent 007, Rodger Moore is racing against time to find a stolen device capable of commanding a squadron of nuclear submarines.
1983 – Octopussy
As James Bond is lured to Octopussy’s Indian palace, he learns of a plot by a diabolical villain that could end the world.
1983 – Never Say Never Again
This is the better redo of James Bond film Thunderball, and Sean Connery returns for his final appearance as James Bond. Bond is drawn out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of two nuclear weapons by SPECTRE.
1985 – A View To Kill
Roger Moore’s last performance as James Bond. Secret agent 007 must stop a crazed technology magnate from destroying Silicon Valley.
1987 – The Living Day Lights
Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond to battle a diabolical arms merchants bent on world control in this thrilling, lightning-paced exploit.
1989 – Licence to Kill
Bond deserts Her Majesty’s Secret Service and embarks on a world wide personal vendetta to kill those responsible for his friend CIA Agent Felix Leiter and his wife’s death.
1995 – Goldeneye
Pierce Brosnan is introduced as agent 007 against a vengeful foe who controls a remarkable space threat capable of global destruction.
1997 – Tomorrow Never Dies
A British warship is mysteriously destroyed in Chinese waters, the world reels on the brink of a world war. Pierce Brosnan comes to the rescue as 007 to find the criminal mastermind.
1999 – The World is Not Enough
In the 19th Bond exploit, 007 (Pierce Brosnan) must resolve a potentially destructive power struggle between two unbalanced nations, controlling the world’s oil supply as the final reward.