Casino Royale (2006)
One of the Best Bond Films
Casino Royale is one of the most perfect Bond films out there, and I include the previous entries into the franchise in this statement. It has memorable characters, explosive action (including an opening chase scene that shows that the franchise is in no way slowing down,) a relevant plot, and a chilling villain. It also ushers in the Daniel Craig era of a new, more serious and ruthless Bond. In some ways, Craig's Bond is much more human and less of a wise-cracking caricature and, at his most human, he is closest to the character portrayed in Fleming's novels. At any rate, this ranks as one of my favorite Bond films, definitely top 5 material.