“The Spy Who Loved Me” named ultimate James Bond movie


The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) has been named the quintessential James Bond film, based on how closely it resembles the profile of the ideal 007 movie, calculated by a new study.

Bond Breakdowna new interactive guide from OLBG, dissects all the key stats behind the official James Bond films – including romantic liaisons, bad guys killed, vehicles driven and more – to see how each iconic 007 actor compares. 

Released in the run up to the highly-anticipated release of No Time To Die, the guide also reveals the recipe behind the ideal James Bond film, by calculating the average occurrences and count of key metrics across every 007 movie to date.

The study found that the average Bond film sees 17 bad guys killed, three guns used, just over six gadgets used, three romantic liaisons, and two vehicles driven.

The ideal film also sees a staggering 13 units of alcohol consumed, 0.5 vehicles destroyed, one utterance of ‘Bond, James Bond’, 0.5 mentions of ‘shaken not stirred’ and seven countries visited. Bond also travels 14,079 miles and visits a casino 0.4 times per movie.

As a result, the average 007 flick generates £288.2 million at the global box office and sees fans score it a critical rating of 6.9/10. 

Using this benchmark, the study looks to name which existing Bond movie proves the closest match to the quintessential 007 film, and discovers it’s The Spy Who Loved Me that bears the closest resemblance – making it the best film to date. 

Top 5 Bond movies, based on how quintessential they are:

1. The Spy Who Loved Me

2.You Only Live Twice

3. Die Another Day

4. Octopussy

5. For Your Eyes Only 

Roger Moore’s The Spy Who Loved Me reports an IMDb rating of 7.1/10, $171,400,000 in profit, and an incredible 31 bad guys killed – making it one of the deadliest flicks to date.

The flick also boasts the second most popular Bond girl according to fans, based on a Twitter sentiment analysis, with Anya Amasova coming closely behind Teresa Di Vincenzo

To see the full breakdown behind all 24 released Bond movies, please visit Bond Breakdown here: https://www.olbg.com/insights/bond-breakdown/