3. 'The Bourne Identity'
Matt Damon's career took a bit of a dip in the early 2000s when All the Pretty Horses, The Legend of Bagger Vance and The Majestic all stiffed with audiences, but he regained some steam with a small role in Oceans 11 and came roaring back in 2002 with The Bourne Identity. Based on Robert Ludlum's books, the film featured him playing an American who washes up onshore in Italy with no memories but strangely advanced combat and language skills. He soon sets off to figure how he wound up in this state, and who is after him. It was a huge hit that launched a mega franchise and made sure Matt Damon's great, great grandkids will be quite wealthy.