In the 1965 film Thunderball, spearguns are used by James Bond, Emilio Largo's men, the U.S. Navy Frogmen, and Domino Vitali. Bond used one to kill Largo's henchman, Vargas. In the underwater battle, both the Navy and Largo's men used the spearguns to fight each. On the Disco Volante, before Largo kills Bond with a pistol Domino kills Largo with a speargun to avenge her brother.
In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond manages to get away from the Liparus crew by killing two guards with a speargun found on top of a cart filled with tanks.