Tear Jerker / James Bond

  • Die Another Day
  • Skyfall
  • Spectre

  • Tracy's death at the end of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. "We have all the time in the world..."
    • Any time it's referenced in subsequent films, really.
  • In Licence to Kill, the death (and less than implied rape of) Della and Felix Leiter's own mauling by a shark courtesy of Sanchez.
    • It's even worse when Fridge Horror sets in: Bond and Felix have both lost their brides on their wedding day.
    • Also, Bond finally killing Sanchez and avenging Felix and Della. Probably the best use of Chekhov's Gun in the series.
    Sanchez: You could have had everything.
    Bond: Don't you want to know why?
  • A bit of a meta example, but Richard Kiel, the actor famous for playing Jaws, died September 10, 2014, three days before his 75th birthday.
  • Casino Royale (2006): Bond's desperate efforts to save Vesper and the way he holds her in his arms when it's obvious that she's dead. Daniel Craig displays so many emotions within a few minutes that your heart feels as broken as his when it's all over.