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The Correct Order In Which To Watch Pierce Brosnan's James Bond Movies

James Bond is one of the most legendary roles an actor could hope to land. Ian Fleming created the super spy all the way back in 1953, and the character has appeared across numerous forms of media. Most fans know 007 from the movies, which started in 1962 with "Dr. No" and have grown into a massive 25-film franchise. Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig played Bond over his 60-year theatrical journey, each bringing something unique to the character.

Brosnan's iconic run as the character introduced many fans to 007. He took over the role in the mid-90s, following Timothy Dalton's short stint as the character. Brosnan's performance as Bond brought new life into the franchise. He took inspiration from two Bond legends, Connery and Moore, which are considered two of the best portrayals of the character.

It's been nearly 20 years since Pierce Brosnan graced the big screen as the iconic James Bond, but he still holds a special place in many fans' hearts.

Now that every James Bond movie is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, it might be time for fans to rewatch some of 007's adventures. If you're wondering what order to watch Pierce Brosnan's movies in, don't worry, we've got you covered.

The following article contains spoilers for Pierce Brosnan's James Bond movies.

Start off strong with GoldenEye

If you want to watch through all of Pierce Brosnan's Bond films, you will want to start with 1995's "GoldenEye." 

Brosnan's first outing as 007 takes place after the fall of the Soviet Union. The movie opens with a flashback to a 1986 mission where Bond and fellow MI6 agent Alec Trevelyan, known as 006, infiltrate a Soviet chemical weapons facility. The mission goes awry, and Trevelyan is caught and killed as Bond escapes and destroys the facility. 

In the present day, 1995, M sends Bond to investigate a Siberian site that a Soviet-era satellite, GoldenEye, hit with an electromagnetic pulse. Bond secures a meeting with Janus, revealing that Trevelyan is alive after faking his death and is leading the criminal organization. Trevelyan wants revenge on England for their actions against his family during World War II. 

Janus captures and interrogates Bond alongside Natalya Simonova, a survivor of the Siberian attack. The two escape and chase after Trevelyan to stop him from using GoldenEye to attack London. Bond and Simonova infiltrate the Janus hidden base, where they destroy GoldenEye and stop Trevelyan's plans. Bond kills his former ally before escaping the exploding base. 

The cast includes Brosnan as Bond, Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan, Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova, and Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp. "GoldenEye" received positive reviews from critics. It sits at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and spawned a legendary video game of the same name.

Next up is Tomorrow Never Dies

Pierce Brosnan's second Bond movie is "Tomorrow Never Dies." Released in 1997, the film sees media mogul Elliot Carver trick the British and Chinese governments into nearly starting a war between them. Carver uses a stealth ship to sink a British Navy vessel in Chinese waters and kills everyone onboard using Chinese ammunition.

As Britain and China are gearing up for war, M sends Bond to investigate Carver, where he meets agent Wai Lin who is chasing the same leads for China. Bond travels to the sunken British Navy vessel's site and learns what transpired, but Carver captures him and Wai Lin. Carver tells the pair of his grand plan to use the nations' conflict to destroy Beijing using the stolen Chinese missiles. Afterward, Carter will receive exclusive broadcasting rights in China for the next century. Bond and Wai Lin manage to escape and relay this information to their respective governments. Bond detonates explosives on Carver's stealth ship, revealing it to both naval fleets. He kills Carver, saves Wai Lin after she's thrown overboard, and escapes before the ship explodes.

Of course, Brosnan returned to play Bond for "Tomorrow Never Dies." Jonathan Pryce played Elliot Carver, and Michelle Yeoh played Wai Lin. The movie earned average reviews from critics and a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Continue the series with The World Is Not Enough

Next in the Pierce Brosnan series is "The World Is Not Enough." 

On orders from M, Bond retrieves money for British oil tycoon Sir Robert King. Once delivered, the money, laced with explosives, kill King, and Bond chases the assassin, who chooses death over capture. MI6 traces the bomb back to Renard, a former KGB agent the British agency tried to assassinate. The attempt failed and left Renard with a bullet lodged in his skull that made him not feel pain. His next target is Elektra King, Robert's daughter, and M assigns Bond to protect her. 

Bond meets Elektra, overseeing an oil pipeline construction, and Renard's men attack the two. He kills Elektra's head of security after learning he was working with Renard. Bond pretends to be a nuclear physicist and infiltrates a Russian base, meeting Dr. Christmas Jones in the process. Jones blows Bond's cover, allowing Renard to escape with a nuclear bomb. Bond and Jones track down the bomb, only to learn that someone has taken half its plutonium. Elektra reveals that she killed her father and kidnaps M. 

Jones figures out the villains' plan to use the nuclear bomb to destroy Istanbul and all of the Russian oil pipelines. Doing so would leave Elektra's as the lone-standing pipeline, drastically increasing in value. Elektra captures Bond and Jones, but Bond gets free, saves M, and kills Elektra. He enters the submarine where Renard is holding Jones and kills the former KGB agent, escaping with Jones as the submarine explodes. 

The film stars Brosnan, Sophie Marceau as Elektra King, Robert Carlyle as Renard, and Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones. Like its predecessor, "The World Is Not Enough" earned mixed reviews from critics, sitting at 51% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Finish off Brosnan's run with Die Another Day

"Die Another Day" opens with Bond infiltrating a military base in North Korea, investigating Colonel Tan-Sun Moon. His subordinate, Zao, mysteriously receives information on Bond's true identity, and a hovercraft chase ensues, resulting in Moon's death and Bond's capture by the North Korean army.

After over a year in captivity, the North Koreans trade Bond for Zao, putting him in MI6 custody. He believes someone in MI6 betrayed him, but M doesn't listen. Bond escapes and travels to Cuba, chasing after Zao. There he meets NSA agent Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson and follows her to a secret location that performs procedures to change people's appearances. They shut down the operation and find a new lead in billionaire Gustav Graves.

Bond and Jinx meet Graves in London, learning that MI6 agent Miranda Frost is working undercover as his assistant. Bond and Graves participate in the iconic fencing match, and he invites the two to his ice palace in Iceland. There, Graves shows Bond his satellite Icarus which uses mirrors to reflect rays from the Sun. Bond discovers that Graves is Colonel Moon, who changed his appearance, and Frost reveals herself as the traitor who betrayed Bond to North Korea. Graves plans on using Icarus to destroy the DMZ, allowing North Korea to invade South Korea. Bond kills Graves, Jinx kills Frost, and the pair destroy Icarus and escape together.

"Die Another Day" starred Brosnan, Halle Berry as Jinx, Toby Stephens as Graves, Will Yun Lee as Colonel Moon, and Rosamund Pike as Frost. The film garnered an equal response to those before it, receiving a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Daniel Craig would take over the role after Brosnan, this time with less camp.