Are The ‘James Bond’ Movies on Netflix in 2021?

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.

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.

In 2020, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were added to Netflix US on August 31st, 2020. These movies are now due to expire in late August 2021.

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.

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