Patriot Games - I've never seen this and mostly remember that it exists because of the controversy over film critic/historian Joseph McBride's review of it. Basically he attacked the movie on political grounds in a review he wrote for Daily Variety, Paramount freaked out and said that you can't talk about politics in a movie review and got Daily Variety to try and restrict which movies he could review in order to control the controversy, he tried to sue them and then they paid him to go away. That gave him enough money to work on finishing up his book projects rather than taking another job as a reviewer and he wrote a number of important biographies/critical studies on major directors. His 800+ page book Searching for John Ford is magnificent, so if Patriot Games helped that happen then God Bless that movie.
Escape from New York - After a bunch of people here dumped on this for being boring I was worried that I was remembering it through rose colored glasses, but on rewatch I still thought it was alot of fun. I agree that Snake it's really a great character though.
Octopussy- Fun, the last one I really care about.
Never Say Never Again- This is a remake of Thunderball, another studio bought the rights to that script so that's why this movie exists. I agree that it's like a mediocre TV movie, in fact I said that in a recent post.
A View to a Kill- This sucks and I think it's the only pre-Die Another Day Bond that I've only seen all the way through once.
The Living Daylights-Dalton is boring but the movie is at least decent.
Licence to Kill- I don't care for this this ugly attempt to a "serious" Bond movie. Even if I liked it I'd call it "polarizing" rather than "underrated," since it tends to get love-it-or-hate-it reactions.
Goldeneye-The best Bronson movie but it's biggest legacy is the video game.
Tomorrow Never Dies-This came out when I had just recently become a fan and I liked it alot but now I think it's dull and mechanical.
The World Is Not Enough-Better in some ways but it has way too many truly awful elements.
Die Another Day-one of the worst movies ever.
Casino Royale (2006)- I was mostly indifferent to the movie and gave up on the series at this point.
A few movies I just watched:
Anatomy of the Murder (rewatch) - Okay, the second viewing confirms that this is one of the greatest movies ever made. The people in it are interesting, to me the appeal just defies a more reductive explanation. The long running time just flies by.
Bonjour Tristesse - also directed by Otto Preminger, it's good but I tend not to love movies about the empty lives of selfish rich people.
Richard II - The one directed by Deborah Warner and starring Fiona Shaw. I'm find with gender-swapping in Shakespeare but it is used very confusingly here. Richard is played by a woman and in this version he's in love with Henry Bolingbrook and they keep kissing in front of everyone. It's confusing. They still refer to Richard as a man. Are they gay? There's no textual justification for this. The cinematography, lighting, and art direction are awful and the guy who played John of Gaunt was a disaster. I turned it off after 40 minutes and I almost never do this.
Richard III - The one with Ian McKellin, which was hard to find for a long time despite its good reputation. Very entertaining and accessible, this is one you could show to people who are afraid of Shakespeare. It uses less than half the text, which is fine because this play is usually heavily cut, but they did cut out some of the best parts. As long as you can look at what's there rather than what's been left out then this is a good time.