To continue our series of the best movies of recent years, today we will tackle the Action/Suspense genre. I love this category because I can be pretty certain that my husband will join me on the couch to watch any of these great films. Many of these action films are part of a series because when you have lots of explosions and car chases, it may take several films to tell a whole story!
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Rated PG-13
The Bourne trilogy starring Matt Damon is one of my favorite action series starting with The Bourne Identity (2002). The series continued with Jeremy Renner taking the lead with The Bourne Legacy (2012) and we will circle back to Matt Damon’s version with July’s release of Jason Bourne. That’s a lot of Bourne! My favorite is the first film which introduces us to Jason Bourne, a man fished out of the ocean with bullet wounds and no memory of what happened to him. Bourne quickly realizes that he’s a wanted man and he fights to stay alive while he searches for clues to unlock the mystery of who he is. The story continues in the second film with Bourne living quietly having put his assassin past behind him. Unfortunately, his past catches up with him and Jason must put his old skills to use again to survive and find out why the CIA won’t leave him alone. The films are known for their intense and realistic action sequences (one entire fight scene takes place in a tiny bathroom!) and the acting is top-notch. I highly recommend the Matt Damon trilogy (though Jeremy Renner’s film wasn’t that bad) and can’t wait for the new installment to come out in July! Read More →