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Are the James Bond films streaming on Netflix in 2021?

Who wouldn’t want to see the suave and enigmatic 007, James Bond, clad in crisp suits, engage in some high-strung action? While Amazon Prime seems to be a safe haven for the spy, Netflix seems to have a considerably volatile on-and-off relationship with the film franchise. 

With 26 productions to its name, the Bond franchise has garnered a staggering revenue of well over $7billion. With their iconic themes, leading characters, stylish cars and the innumerable Bonds with their new charms, the films have had an enormous impact on cinema in general and particularly the espionage genre. 

If you are a die-hard James Bond fanatic and would like to know what films can be streamed on Netflix, keep reading.

What James Bond films can be watched on Netflix US?

Until 2019, James Bond titles were streamed exclusively on Hulu before being a part of the Netflix family. Those titles moved on to the platform include, 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

In March, the streamer added six more films, such as those early versions and ones from the eras of Connery, Moore and Brosnan. 

Thus, the following eighteen titles were available for streaming: 

  • 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
  • The Living Daylights, 1987
  • Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997
  • The World Is Not Enough, 1999
  • Die Another Day, 2002
  • Casino Royale, 2006

However, briefly, after they were added, they were removed two months later, barring the Pierce Brosnan films which were removed earlier this year, in January. 

On August 31, 2020, Netflix US started streaming Daniel Craig-led Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace which has departed in August 2021. 

With these two departing the streamer, no other James Bond films are available for streaming on Netflix. 

What other regions are streaming James Bond films on Netflix? 

It is only in the United States that the James Bond titles are available. In the United Kingdom, the franchise premieres on the ITV channels quite frequently on the weekends due to their multi-year agreement with the production team. Since Amazon Prime has already garnered streaming rights, Netflix will most likely not stream the films in any other region.

However, just two months after being added, the films were removed from the service. Although, the Pierce Brosnan ones only left in January this year.

On August 31, 2020, Netflix US started streaming Daniel Craig-led Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, which departed last month. With these two leaving the platform, no other James Bond films are available for streaming on Netflix. 

What other regions are streaming James Bond films on Netflix? 

It is only in the United States that the James Bond titles are available. In the United Kingdom, the franchise often plays on ITV due to their multi-year agreement with the production team. Since Amazon Prime has already garnered streaming rights, Netflix will most likely not stream the films in any other region.