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2. You Only Live Twice

(1967)

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Ranking the Bond films: You Only Live Twice

It goes to the top of the list if only for that hollowed-out volcano, Blofeld's best lair ever. In fact, every stop in this slickest of Bond flicks — from exotic Japanese islands to M's submarine office — pushes the series to the outer edge of coolness without once slipping too far into camp (except maybe those cheesy space-capsule effects).

Originally posted Nov 16, 2006