Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Action Movies of All Time

Which action movie ranked above 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' 'Terminator 2' and 'Rambo?'

3. 'The Bourne Identity'

When The Bourne Identity hit theaters back in the summer of 2002 Universal Studios, even in their wildest dreams, probably didn't think they were kicking off a franchise so massive it would eventually run on two parallel tracks and gross enough money to feed a small continent. It all started with this adaptation of Robert Ludlum's 1980 novel about a government agent whose memories have been erased. It grossed $214 million and generated two immediate sequels. Damon recently signed on for a fourth chapter, and Jeremy Renner also has his own Bourne movies going. That's a lot of Bourne, but if Universal thought it would be profitable they'd throw another three or four of them out there. 

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