9. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
A super opening sequence (Bond getting garroted in a topiary), an unforgettable baddie (Rosa Klebb, with her poison-tipped shoes), and some truly exotic locations (the sewers of Istanbul). But the pacing is sometimes slower than that train trip Bond takes in the third act.
Image Credit: From Russia With Love: Everett Collection
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