Bond. James Bond.
Whether it’s the cars, the gadgets, or the exotic destinations, we all love James Bond in one way or another. To celebrate the release of No Time to Die, the 25th film in the franchise, pop culture and gaming site Nerd Bear wants to pay one super fan $1,000 to binge-watch all of the films. Don’t worry. You’ll have 30 days to complete the task. You’ll also be filling out a worksheet over this time period, so be sure to take notes.
From Dr. No to Spectre and Connery to Craig, the James Bond universe is a wide one. That’s 24 (official) movies, 51 hours of films, seven different 007s, and too many martinis and heart-stopping stunts to count. No Time to Die was originally scheduled to be released in April 2020. But we all know what happened with 2020.
The perfect candidate should:
- Be a super fan of the Bond franchise
- Have good attention to detail (there will be a quiz later)
- Have time to watch all 24 movies over a 30-day timeframe
- Be active on social media to post updates as they go
James Bond Films
- Dr. No (1962)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
- The Living Daylights (1987)
- Licence to Kill (1989)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
- The World Is Not Enough (1999)
- Die Another Day (2002)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Spectre (2015)
If you’re saying, “Dude, that can’t be right. I know there are more than 24.” Well, you’re both right and wrong. Never Say Never Again (1983 with Sean Connery) was made outside of the official Bond franchise because of a contract loophole. It’s not part of Eon Productions, and therefore, not considered “official.” Casino Royale (1967 with David Niven as Bond) was a spy film, but again, not an official Albert R. Broccoli production. So, now you know.
If you are up to the assignment, fill out this form and answer a couple of questions to apply. Submissions must be received by midnight April 16, 2021. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen.
Winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to rent the movies (on Amazon Prime). After completing the movie marathon, you’ll receive $1,000 and a $50 AMC gift card to watch the new movie whenever it does come out. As of right now, No Time to Die is expected to be released on October 8, 2021 (but don't hold us to it).
After nearly 60 years, the Bond franchise has been one of the longest-running and most popular series of all time. Are you looking forward to the next Bond movie? Who’s your favorite 007? Let us know in the comments.