There’s no doubt the Bourne franchise has reinvigorated the spy genre with a darker, more reality-based, global techno-thriller approach.

Based on Robert Ludlum’s novels, the films star Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a U.S. agent with amnesia who may have been targeted from within his own government. When Bourne resurfaces he attempts to discover the truth while traveling around the world, getting into car chases and showing off his Jujitsu skills.

Doug Liman directed the first film with Paul Greengrass helming the sequels, and scripts by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton).

Grade: A-

The Bourne Trilogy is currently available.