Best Films Based on Ian Fleming's Books

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Ian Fleming

The Naval intelligence officer is best remembered for having created the legendary character of James Bond 007, an iconic figure in pop culture. Fleming wrote twelve novels, two short story collections, two works of non-fiction, and one children's novella in his brief writing career of eleven years.

Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Craig debuted as Bond in this adaptation of the first novel about the secret agent helmed by Martin Campbell, which has come to enjoy crown glory in the Bond canon.

Goldfinger (1964)

Sean Connery's Bond took on the maverick gold-obsessed titular villain in this country-hopping adventure that gave Bond his tourist identity and also, in some sense, his viciousness.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Peter Hunt cast George Lazenby as "Emo Bond" in this more staid but no less thrilling adventure in which Bond takes on Blofeld in the Swiss Alps and, wait for it, gets married.

From Russia With Love (1963)

Bond faced off against SPECTRE for the second time as they attempted to avenge Dr. No's death at his hands in this thrilling adventure of a film.

Dr. No (1962)

James Bond 007 was introduced to the wider world with this film by Terence Young, which involved Bond solving a murder and trying to get at SPECTRE operative Dr. No while trying desperately to not be distracted by the devastatingly beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress).

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Fleming wrote this novella about an eccentric inventor and his children and the tall tales he tells them with great abandon, and it became a marvel for families to take in on the screen too!

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