What are some of the movies like Jason Bourne? You must mention Jason Bourne before you can list the names of the most successful spy movies we have seen.
The movie has a remarkable execution and a thrilling and engaging storyline; the entertainment level is so high that most people still rank the series as one of the best.
The storyline is about a former C.I.A. agent Jason Bourne who was in hiding but was called out by the C.I.A. director.
Jason Bourne went on a secret mission to learn more about his past, family, and the cause of his father’s death.
Both the director and characters did a fantastic job in the movie. If you are a fan of Jason Bourne and spy movies, we have compiled a list of movies like Jason Bourne.
1. Memento (2000)
- Director: Christopher Nolan
- Cast: Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano, Carrie-Anne Moss
- IMDb rating: 8.4/10
Memento is the first on our list of movies like Jason Bourne. The storyline is about a former insurance investigator Leonard (Guy Pearce), who has short-term memory loss due to the injury he sustained when trying to intervene in the murder of his wife (Jorja Fox).
He only remembers things before the incident, and to cope with the memory loss, he tattoos notes on his body and takes pictures.
Leonard’s mission is to find and kill the murderer of his wife, who he believes is John G, as the name is tattooed on his body.
Leonard is helped by Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) and Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss); he does not remember who they are, why they are helping him, and their intentions. Memento has 60 nominations, including the Oscars and 57 awards. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 93%.
2. The Atomic Blonde (2017)
- Director: David Leitch
- Cast: Charlize Theron, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Sam Hargrave
- IMDb rating: 6.7/10
The movie is set in November 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin wall.
The main character, a top-level M16 spy, Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) dispatched to Cold War Germany to investigate the murder of an M16 agent James Gascoigne (Sam Hargrave), who was killed by K.G.B. agent Yuri Bakhtin(Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson).
Lorraine is sent not only to investigate the murder but to recover a valuable document.
After debriefing by C.I.A. agent Emmett Kurzfeld (John Goodman) and M16 executive Eric Gray (Toby Jones).
She has to go through endless battles and make the most difficult decision – which side should she trust as both teams need the list.
With 18 nominations, 10 wins, and an excellent storyline, the movie fits into the list of movies like Jason Bourne. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film 79%.
3. Collateral (2004)
- Director: Michael Mann
- Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Jada Pinkett Smith
- IMDb rating: 7.5/10
Collateral may not have the spy storyline like Jason Bourne, but the action scenes give the same experience as the latter.
Max (Jamie Foxx), a Los Angeles cab driver hoping to start his own limo company, picks up a U.S. prosecutor Anne Farrell (Jada Pinkett Smith) and gets her number at the end of the ride due to his chatty attitude with clients.
Max’s next client is Vincent (Tom Cruise), who offers him $700 to make five stops and get him to the airport on time.
Little did he know that Vincent was a hired assassin sent to kill every witness in Annie’s case.
Vincent takes Max as collateral and forces him to drive to the assigned destinations for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Max and Vincent must survive as the F.B.I. and L.A.P.D. drive to stop them.
This crime and action drama is rated 86%. The punches, dead bodies, and hot race make the film worthy of being on the list of movies like Jason Bourne.
4. Jack Reacher (2012)
- Director: Christopher McQuarrie
- Cast: Tom Cruise
- IMDb rating: 7/10
What happens when an expert sniper kills five people in a mass shooting?
This storyline is the case of James Barr ( who was accused of homicide by Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo) due to his former paranoid behavior.
The prosecutor, Alex Rodin (Richard Jenkins), tries to get Barr to agree to the confession.
Still, the accused only calls for Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), a former military criminal investigator and an unknown drifter.
Reacher works with a talented defense attorney Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike). Ultimately, they find out Barr is innocent, and the killer is framing the victim.
With a rating of 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, the vibes and energy of the characters, and the thrilling storyline, we added this movie to the list of movies like Jason Bourne.
5. Dark City (1998)
- Director: Alex Proyas
- Cast: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt
- IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Although Dark City has Sci-fi sides, the murder and spy elements are enough to add it to the list of movies like Jason Bourne.
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes up in a hotel bathtub, not having any memory, including his name or the killer of the prostitute in the room.
He receives a phone call from Doctor Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland), warning him to flee the room as the police suspect him to be the murderer of the series of killings, especially Inspector Frank Bumstead (William Hurt).
John discovers he has superpowers and is wanted by mysterious beings called “The Strangers.”
The director did an excellent job of giving the film a compelling storyline that would steal the viewers’ attention. Rotten Tomatoes rated Dark City 75%.
6. Salt (2010)
- Director: Phillip Noyce
- Cast: Angelina Jolie, August Diehl,Liev Schreiber
- IMDb ratings: 6.4/10
Every movie with Angelina Jolie will surely give you an engaging and enthralling experience.
Apart from the beautiful performance by Angelina Jolie, the storyline is similar to Jason Bourne, so we need to add it to the list of movies like Jason Bourne.
Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), a CIA agent highly respected by others, including her boss Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber), is assigned to interrogate a Russian defector who turned himself into the CIA.
The defector accuses her of being a double agent in charge of killing the Russian president (Olek Krupa) on his forthcoming visit to America for the funeral of the deceased U.S. president (Hunt Block).
After all her efforts to reach her husband, Mike Krause (August Diehl), proved abortive, she goes on the run to protect him. Winter is confused if Salt is a loyal C.I.A. agent or a mole.
This action and mystery film rated 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. Lucy (2014)
- Director: Luc Besson
- Cast: Scarlet Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Pilou Asbæk, Amr Waked
- IMDb rating: 6.4/10
This classic sci-fi movie is the next on our list of movies like Jason Bourne. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is tricked by her boyfriend Richard (Pilou Asbæk) into delivering a briefcase to Mr. Jang (Choi Min-Sik).
Still, she is captured and turned into a drug mule for trying out new, powerful synthetic drugs.
The drug bag leaks inside her stomach, and Lucy discovers her body and mind are undergoing unexplainable changes.
With her new powers, Lucy takes revenge against her captors but notices she needs more of the drug or risks destroying her body.
She is helped by Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) and a police captain, Pierre Del Rio (Amr Waked).
The director and characters, especially Scarlet Johansson, gave us a thrilling performance and experience. Rotten Tomatoes rated Lucy 66%.
8. Safe House (2012)
- Director: Daniel Espinosa
- Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington
- IMDb rating: 6.7/10
What would happen to a young C.I.A. agent on the run with a criminal kept under his watch?
The same question may be in the mind of Matt Waston (Ryan Reynolds), who is in charge of manning the C.I.A.’s most wanted rogue agent, Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) but faces attack from mercenaries prompting him to escape with Frost.
He is tasked by the authorities to take Frost to another safe house, but Tobin warns him not to trust anyone as the mercenaries could only get information about the safe house from an insider.
David Guggenheim did a fantastic job with the script. Due to the solid entertainment, Rotten Tomatoes rated Safe House 53%.
9. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
- Director: Guy Ritchie
- Cast: Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer
- IMDb rating: 7.2/10
This spy thriller is next on our list of movies like Jason Bourne.
The movie is about A CIA agent, Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill), the mechanic Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander), and K.G.B. agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer).
They all have to put aside their unpleasant relationship and work together to stop a private criminal organization from constructing a nuclear bomb using Gaby’s father’s scientific expertise.
Still regarding each other as enemies, these three investigators must cooperate even if they have their agenda. Rotten Tomatoes rated The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 68%.
10. Le Samourai (1967)
- Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
- Cast: Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier
- IMDb rating: 8/10
Le Samourai is another film in our list of movies like Jason Bourne that will seize your attention.
Jeff Costello (Alain Delon), a professional assassin, made a mistake when assassinating a nightclub owner, resulting in interrogations and roundups by the police.
But he was free with his strong alibi, like his girlfriend Janet (Nathalie Delon), the club’s pianist (Cathy Rosier).
However, the police think he is not innocent and is on his tail; the one who hired him also wants him dead. Will Jef find out who hired him and take his revenge?
It may surprise you that Rotten Tomatoes rated this Franco-Italian neo-noir crime thriller film 100%.