The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity, a 2002 action thriller and its two sequels are probably the best spy movies ever made. Based on a Robert Ludlum novel of the same name, and directed by Doug Liman, the Bourne Identity’s  insight into the workings of the intelligence community prefigured the Snowden revelations regarding US government surveillance. The acting is superb, the directing is first class and Tony Gilroy’s and William Blake Herron’s script is intelligent and well crafted. It is regarded by many critics as a neo-noir classic.