18. Never Say Never Again (1983)
I know, I know, this one isn't canon, you're screaming, spittle foaming in the corners of your mouth as you pull tufts of hair from your head. But we've worked our way down to a sort of Island of Misfit Bonds tier, where the movies offer familiar nods and winks while veering slightly into weirder, unfamiliar territory. Plus, when Sean Connery plays James Bond, it counts. This remake of Thunderball has a zippy energy the original doesn't (courtesy of Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner), a decent Blofeld in Max von Sydow, and Bernie Casey as Felix Leiter. To top it off, Connery is more engaged here than he was in at least two of his "official" entries.