Many James Bond movies have come and gone from Netflix over the years but long term, it looks like Prime Video will be their permanent home despite the fact it was reported Netflix wanted to carry No Time to Die exclusively. Here’s a history of James Bond on Netflix as of 2021.
James Bond is a fictional British spy created by the novelist Ian Fleming. The famous novelist has created 14 Bond novels with all of which have all had film adaptations.
Across 26 films, the franchise has grossed over $7 billion at the box office. From its iconic theme to the iconic cars, leading men and women, the James Bond films have had a huge impact on the film industry. Without the influence of Bond, movies may look very different from how they do today.
What James Bonds movies are on Netflix US for 2021?
Until Feburary 2019, the James Bond titles were available to stream exclusively on Hulu. On February 1st, 2019 Netflix added a bunch of new James Bond titles as part of the first of the month additions.
James Bond is about to shake up your Friday night plans: Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough, Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, The Living Daylights, and The Man with The Golden Gun are now streaming
— Netflix (@netflix) February 1, 2019
On March 1st, 2019 Netflix in the United States added more to their collection with the release of six more James Bond movies which includes the very first two Bond movies from the early ’60s, a couple from the Connery and Moore era and another of the Brosman era movies in the form of Tomorrow Never Dies.
The following 18 James Bond films were available to stream on Netflix:
|Title||Year of Release||Added to Netflix|
|Dr. No||1962||March 1st, 2019|
|From Russia With Love||1963||March 1st, 2019|
|Goldfinger||1964||February 1st, 2019|
|Thunderball||1965||March 1st, 2019|
|You Only Live Twice||1967||February 1st, 2019|
|On Her Majesty’s Secret Service||1969||March 1st, 2019|
|Diamonds Are Forever||1971||February 1st, 2019|
|Live and Let Die||1973||February 1st, 2019|
|The Man with the Golden Gun||1974||February 1st, 2019|
|The Spy Who Loved Me||1977||February 1st, 2019|
|Moonraker||1979||March 1st, 2019|
|For Your Eyes Only||1981||March 1st, 2019|
|Octopussy||1983||February 1st, 2019|
|The Living Daylights||1987||February 1st, 2019|
|Tomorrow Never Dies||1997||March 1st, 2019|
|The World Is Not Enough||1999||February 1st, 2019|
|Die Another Day||2002||February 1st, 2019|
|Casino Royale||2006||February 1st, 2019|
In almost all cases – these movies were removed from Netflix two months after being added.
The Pierce Brosman movies were removed from Netflix in January 2021.
Two of Daniel Craig's Bond movies are hitting Netflix US on August 31st, 2020. pic.twitter.com/AoVoG1Obxa
— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) July 23, 2020
Once those two Daniel Craig movies depart, no James Bond movies will be available on Netflix and that, long term, is likely how it’s going to stay.
MGM as you may know was purchased by Amazon (although still yet to get government approval) and although Bond’s role at Amazon’s still remains unclear, it’s highly unlikely that Netflix will get the license the movies.
In late 2020, speculations swirled around Netflix picking up James Bond: No Time To Die with numbers cited topping $800 million.
Are other regions streaming the James Bond films on Netflix?
Sadly the US is the only region that have streamed James Bond titles. Not even the latest Daniel Craig films are available to stream anywhere else in the world.
In the United Kingdom, the movie franchise remains on ITV and premieres on its channels regularly, particularly on the weekends. This has been the case since 2013 when ITV signed a multi-year agreement.
Internationally, the distributors are often complicated with Universal and Sony hasn’t helped co-distribute the movie in the past. With Amazon stepping in, seeing these movies on Netflix seems unlikely.