These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Oddjob. Probably the most copied and parodied Bond villain of all time, and even got his own Vicks 44 commercial. Not just copies and parodies, but homages too. Kung Lao, we're looking at you!
Goldfinger himself is a good example. He's easily the most famous Big Bad from the film series, even over Blofeld. Quite an achievement when you consider that this is the only Bond film starring Sean Connery that doesn't involve Blofeld or SPECTRE.
More Fridge Brilliance: the car had Bond's homing device in it. So, whoever was tracking it would make a tragic discovery.
In his review, Roger Ebert famously pointed out that the scene where Goldfinger explains his plot to the Mafia heads and then kills them has no purpose, since he's just going to kill them all anyway, he has no idea Bond's listening in and it's not even his real plan. He concludes that Goldfinger simply spent a huge amount of money on making the models and films for it and just wanted to show it off to someone.
Genius Bonus: Goldfinger's first name Auric. "Aurum" means "gold" in Latin.
Growing the Beard: While Dr. No and From Russia with Love are still well thought of, it was Goldfinger that was the first Bond to be a huge hit at the box office (to the point that some theaters were holding showings 24 hours a day to meet demand), establish most of the tropes common to the series and show how flat out awesome Bond could be.
Funny enough, the Goldfinger soundtrack album outsold the Beatles.
And in more ways than just one. At the time Goldfinger was being written and shot, the Beatles were a boy band who did mostly covers. It was only two months before the release that A Hard Day's Night - the first album of all-original material - was released, and good as it was, it still didn't predict Rubber Soul or Revolver, much less Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road or Let It Be. At the time of Goldfinger, making fun of The Beatles was the 1964 equivalent of making fun of Justin Bieber would be today - which perhaps itself has an ironic lesson in it.
Bond's gadget filled Aston Martin used in this film was the inspiration for the Mach Five from Speed Racer. It comes full circle when the Mach Five's submarine mode is mimicked with the submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me.
It Was His Sled: Oddjob gets electrocuted through his metal-rimmed hat. It's one of the most iconic moments in the franchise. Also, The Reveal about what Goldfinger's Evil Plan really is has lost much of its original Wham Line impact. Still a bloody good plan, though.
Magnificent Bastard: While the Goldfinger of the book has a plan that could not possibly work (for reasons Bond points out in the film,) the film's Evil Plan is so good even Bond apologises for his scepticism and calls it "inspired". Goldfinger is also Crazy-Prepared (wearing a US Army uniform under his coat just in case he needed to bluff his way out), comes really close to succeeding and nearly gets away even when he fails, manages to alternate between being genuinely Affably Evil and Faux Affably Evil depending on his mood, and renders Bond largely useless throughout most of the film. There's a reason many consider him the greatest Bond villain of them all.
Memetic Mutation: The crotch laser scene along with the line "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to DIE!"
Narm: The fight between Bond and Oddjob in Fort Knox. We all know it's supposed to be really scary that Bond, big rugged manly Bond, is being tossed around like a rag doll, but it's too obviously staged and comes across being hopelessly phony.
Jill Masterson has 5 minutes of screentime, but due to an iconic death, she is one of the most well-remembered elements of the series.
The old lady who pulls out and MP 40 and shoots at Bond's Aston Martin when he escapes from Goldfinger's henchmen may also count.
Sequel Displacement: Many people start the Bond series with this one. Or they think this is the best, among 23.
Uncanny Valley: Goldfinger in the book. However, the effect comes across from the odd combination of his appearance and his dress sense: in the golf scene, Bond notes that Goldfinger looks like he went to a costume designer and asked, "what do people wear when they go to play golf?" The result was unsettling to look at because it didn't look natural at all.
James forcing a kiss on Pussy Galore and her falling into his arms is often misconstrued as 'Rape as Love' rather the aggressive courting it was meant to be. It's worse in the book, where he literally bangs the gay out of her.
Auric's opinion on Koreans: "The cruelest people in the world."