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Top 10 James Bond Kills

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script written by Nathan Sharp.

The name is Bond. James Bond. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 James Bond kills. For this list, we're looking at the greatest Bond kills of the franchise. These kills must be memorable, creative, funny, sickening, or all of the above. He's a cold blooded killer, so let's count down his best moments. Also, because we're talking about deaths, there will obviously be some major spoilers, so SPOILER ALERT.

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Script written by Nathan Sharp.

Top 10 James Bond Kills


The name is Bond. James Bond. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 James Bond kills.

For this list, we’re looking at the greatest Bond kills of the franchise. These kills must be memorable, creative, funny, sickening, or all of the above. We’re also only looking at kills that Bond himself is responsible for, so Jill from “Goldfinger” or Tracy from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” will not be on the list, as Bond was not directly responsible for their deaths. Also, because we’re talking about deaths, there will obviously be some major spoilers, so SPOILER ALERT.

#10: Nuclear Rod Through the Chest
“The World Is Not Enough” (1999)

This nineteenth Bond adventure sees him in Istanbul as he uncovers a scheme to raise the world’s petroleum prices via a nuclear meltdown. We’re sure villain Renard didn’t have this in mind when he stored nuclear rods aboard a submarine. After a fight, the nuclear rod impales Renard through the chest, finally killing the un-killable man. It’s a graphic death, but in typical Bond fashion, is not shown in a graphic way. We have to say, being impaled through your chest by a nuclear rod is one awesome way to go out.

#9: Archenemy Down the Smokestack
“For Your Eyes Only” (1981)

This movie, about Bond trying to find a secret missile command system, has perhaps one of the most famous, or infamous, depending on who you ask, villain deaths in the Bond canon. After several years, Bond finally dispatches who we are led to believe is his arch nemesis, Blofeld, by picking up his wheelchair with a helicopter landing stick, then promptly dropping him down a smokestack, killing him once and for all. Regardless of its slight anticlimactic nature, Blofeld’s death is very memorable in its creativity and execution. No pun intended.

#8: Dr. No Goes Nuclear
“Dr. No” (1962)

We’re going way back over 50 years to the very first Bond film for this entry. In this movie, Bond finds Dr. No trying to sabotage a manned space launch with his nuclear radio beam. It sounds kind of goofy, but his death is oh-so-memorable. After Bond pushes the reactor to its limit, a fistfight ensues, with No left to boil to death in the cooling vat. Another graphic death, this one is memorable not only because it was the very first villain death but also because of its sheer brutality.

#7: Sanchez Is Blown Up
“Licence to Kill” (1989)

This Bond entry, arguably the darkest of the entire series, finds Bond not on a mission but on a personal vendetta to avenge the maiming of Felix Leiter and the death of his friend and fellow agent’s wife. He does this at the end of the film by setting villain Franz Sanchez on fire and letting him walk into a tanker, which promptly explodes. This is perhaps one of the darkest and most cold-blooded of all the Bond kills, but we love it for those very reasons. It’s a far cry from the Moore era, that’s for sure.

#6: Knife to the Back
“Skyfall” (2012)

In this 21st century entry of the Bond franchise, Bond has to protect his mentor M as a former agent tries to take revenge on her. Unfortunately, Bond is not fast enough and M is fatally wounded, but vengeance is taken when Bond pitches a knife into Raoul Silva’s back. This death is memorable due to the sheer drama of the scene, as it comes on the heels of M’s stabbing and features Silva walking towards Bond after being stabbed. The Bond franchise has certainly matured since Craig took over, hasn’t it?

#5: Elektra’s Death
“The World Is Not Enough” (1999)

What can we say? There were some really memorable kills in this movie. In this scene, Bond and M are both held hostage, and after freeing M, Bond returns to take care of business. After Elektra disobeys Bond, he shoots her point blank in the chest, killing her without a blink or a hint of remorse. This kill again sees Bond at his coldest, as he kills an unarmed woman at point blank range. Yes, she deserved it, but it’s memorable due to the sheer shock effect of the kill.

#4: Oddjob’s Electrocution
“Goldfinger” (1964)

While Goldfinger’s death-out-of-the-airplane was memorable in and of itself, it is Odd Job’s demise that proves even more so to us. In this movie, Bond tries to protect Fort Knox against the thief Goldfinger, and in the finale, fights his henchman Oddjob. After a fistfight, the Korean manservant’s steel hat gets stuck in the vault’s bars. As he reaches for it, Bond touches a loose electrical wire to the steel bars and this causes Oddjob to cook like a steak. His fall forward is just icing on the cake.

#3: The Cradle Will Fall on 006
“GoldenEye” (1995)

After a six-year hiatus, Bond returned with this film where he attempts to stop an arms syndicate from using the titular satellite to destroy London. While Xenia Onatopp’s death earlier in the film deserves a mention, it’s the killing of agent 006 that takes it. Alec Trevelyan’s death comes at the end of the movie, and it is a brutal one. After a fistfight, Bond coldly drops Trevelyan hundreds of feet down onto the floor of the satellite. After somehow surviving this, Trevelyan watches as the entire exploding cradle falls towards him, during which he screams out in fear as it crushes him to death. Damn.

#2: Ballooning Up
“Live and Let Die” (1973)

In this first Roger Moore-era film, Bond tries to stop drug lord Mr. Big from distributing large amounts of heroin without cost. In the finale, 007 finally kills Big – who is actually immoral Caribbean Prime Minister Dr. Kananga - by putting a shark gun pellet into his mouth, causing the villain to literally blow up like a balloon, shoot out of the water, and explode upon impact with the ceiling. It’s every bit as ridiculous as it sounds, but we can’t help but be entertained by the sheer ridiculousness of the scene. Welcome to the infamous Moore era.

Before we take a look at our top Bond kill, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Zorin Falls Off the Golden Gate Bridge

“A View to a Kill” (1985)

- Drax is Ejected into Space

“Moonraker” (1979)

- Grant is Strangled

“From Russia with Love” (1963)


#1: Dryden and Dryden’s Contact
“Casino Royale” (2006)

The first in the Bond franchise with Daniel Craig-as-Bond sees our hero going up against millionaire Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game. At the film’s beginning, we see Bond in an office telling the story of how he killed his first target, Dryden’s underground contact Fisher, to Dryden himself. This he did by drowning him in a sink and finally shooting him. Immediately after the story ends, Bond coldly shoots the disloyal Mi6 section chief himself point blank. While not as creative as previous deaths, these ones have significant thematic importance, as they are what make Bond a 00 agent and therefore they’ve earned the top spot. You can’t get more important than that.

Do you agree with our list? What James Bond kill do you think is the most memorable? For more creative top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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