Saving Private Ryan
After surviving the initial landing of Normandy, John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) is tasked with finding Private Ryan (Matt Damon), after all three of his brothers are killed in action. Saving Private Ryan displays Spielberg at his best: creating a thrilling ride, with an engaging narrative, that doesn’t get hung up on gags or tricks. And of course, the first thirty minutes or so might be one of the most riveting battle sequences ever filmed.
The Bourne Identity
The story of secret agent gone rouge (Matt Damon) is sleek, stylish, and smart. Above he shows even fifty grand can be cool if its in the right hands.
Good Will Hunting
This heartfelt drama about blue collar Will Hunting (Matt Damon) discovering his amazing ability with math and academia is really about fulfilling oneself. In the film Will’s obstacles include legal problems, his ego, and most importantly: psychiatric counseling with Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). With this one, come for the story, and stay for the performances.