The Bourne Identity
Directed By Doug Liman
Cinematography by Oliver Wood
A man is found in the ocean and suffers extreme memory loss, not even able to remember who he is. Slowly, piece by piece, he begins to put the clues together and realizes who he is (a highly trained spy and killer). When his former associates find out that he's still alive, they're not too happy. Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon, has to go on the run while figuring out what to do - and he drags along a new woman he meets, Marie, who gets stuck in the middle of bullets and wanted lists.
Matt Damon will never top his role as Bourne, at least to me. He's good in the "Oceans" series (11-13), but not as good as he is with this character. I wouldn't describe myself as an action movie lover per se, but I do enjoy plenty of spy franchises like this Bourne series, the Mission Impossible movies, and - of course - James Bond. And while the 007 legacy and history will always stand on its own, the Bourne movies (at least the trilogy with Damon) have a different edge to them. There's a certain pace, mood, and world that they live in. Anytime this comes up on TV, I never shy away from watching it again.