21. Quantum of Solace (2008)
Box Office: $169.4 million/$591.7 million
Director: Marc Forster
Theme Song Performed By: Jack White and Alicia Keys (''Another Way to Die'')
Fun Fact: In a Goldfinger homage, Bond discovers the oil-coated corpse of Arterton's Strawberry Fields sprawled on a bed.
Plot: Picking up right where 2006's Casino Royale ended, Quantum is a true sequel that kicks off with a high-speed Aston Martin car chase, an MI6 double cross that almost gets Judi Dench's M snuffed, and a Bourne-esque foot chase across the red-tile roofs of Siena. From there, things get complicated fast. Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) is a seemingly squeaky-clean eco-entrepreneur who's wrapped up in an organization called Quantum that echoes early-Bond's shadowy criminal cabal SPECTRE (a.k.a. the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion). There's an opera-house shootout in Austria, a cool drowning-in-crude-oil death in Bolivia, and two easy-on-the-eyes Bond girls (Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton) for the price of one. Still, it's no Casino Royale. B-