For the past 50 years, James Bond has managed to get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world, time and time again. So, in honor of these 50 years of service, we are counting down the most mindblowing moments in Bond history. It was tough, but with the help of two Bond connoiseurs—documentary filmmaker John Cork and MI6 Confidential Magazine writer Ben Williams—we were able to narrow the long list down to ten.
10. Bond skis of a cliff in The Spy Who Loved Me
A Bond movie is incomplete without a long fall. This time, he's being chased down by machine-gun wielding Soviet spies on skis, out-maneuvering them, but somehow doesn't see the cliff straight ahead. We hold our breath as he plummets to his inevitable....nope. Bond is prepared, as usual, with a parachute. Classic.
9. Murder on the Orient Express in From Russia With Love
According to Williams, this scene set the bar for all fights that followed and is still considered the best fistfight scene in the film series. "Up until this film, fistfights in the Bond movies had been somewhat more theatrical," he says. "But when Bond takes on Red Grant in a carriage of the Orient Express, we are offered a brutal, claustrophobic battle."