After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond series returned for a new generation -- one whose '90s nostalgia frequently conflates this film with the immensely popular N64 video game of the same name. A shame, because Pierce Brosnan and director Martin Campbell delivered a largely outstanding Bond adventure, with a classic villain in former agent 006 (Sean Bean) and an iconic henchwoman in Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen). Judi Dench's no-nonsense, postmodern take on M was so indelible that a franchise reboot 11 years later couldn't resist carrying her over.
If Brosnan takes the cake as your favorite Bond, you’re in luck because GoldenEye isn’t the only feature available on Netflix. Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough are available, too.