18. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)
The plot is almost as puny as the sidekick: Bond must battle an infamous hitman (Christopher Lee as Scaramanga) and his little-person pal (Hervé Villechaize as Nick Nack) to recover a solar-powered secret weapon. The thrills are equally small.
Image Credit: The Man With the Golden Gun: Everett Collection
We track the peaks and valleys of 007's onscreen life through 21 previous official films, from ''Dr. No'' to ''Casino Royale''