Casino Royale
2006
****
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Daniel Craig’s debut as 007 is arguably one of the best films in the series, even if it could be a bit shorter. This reboot strips down the worn-out formula – beautiful women, glamorous locations, and terrific action set pieces remain – and gives the franchise a much needed injection of gritty realism. Now James Bond goes through real emotions, be it pain, love or loss. The main storyline, based on Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel, revolves around a tense card game against a moneylaunderer for terrorists.