Bourne is best conspiracy film – or is it?

Yes it is, according to Universal Pictures (UK), who have carried out new research to celebrate the release of their new box-set The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray.

Fans can now buy The Ultimate Bourne Collection Blu-ray Box Set, featuring The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne is a mysterious CIA agent who has undergone genetic modification as part of ‘Operation Treadstone’. But you probably know that already. The important thing, is that the series of three films featuring the adventures of his character clinched almost a fifth of the total votes in the poll, to come out on top.

This comes at a fitting time, with the Olympics in full-swing and talks of genetic modification sweeping the world.

The poll surveyed more than 1,000 film fans and comes ahead of the next release in the Bourne franchise. The Bourne Legacy will come out on 13th August and stars Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, a new agent who is apparently “Treadstone without the inconsistency”. See the trailer here.

In at second place is The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks which came away with 14% of the votes and Jim Carrey’s The Truman Show came third.

Here is the full list of Top Ten Conspiracy Movies:

The Bourne Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007) – 19.5%

The Da Vinci Code (2006) – 14%

The Truman Show (1998) – 9.3%

Shutter Island (2010) – 6.4%

The Wicker Man (1973) – 5.5%

Enemy of the State (1998) – 4.9%

JFK (1991) – 4.2%

The Pelican Brief (1993) – 4.0%

North by Northwest (1959) – 3.9%

All The President’s Men (1976) – 3.6%

Others – 24.7%

Narrowly missing out on the top ten were Angels & Demons, Minority Report and L.A. Confidential.

A Universal spokesperson commented:

“Conspiracy theory movies have continued to grip our imaginations for decades and our fascination in them shows no signs of waning. The Bourne Trilogy has been a stand-out series which is set to continue in the new film The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner and we know that fans will enjoy refreshing their own memories with the Blu-ray box set in glorious high definition.”

What we want to know is, where are all those classic 70s conspiracy thrillers? Ground-breaking films like The Parallax Syndrome, The Conversation, and Capricorn One, which took paranoia to new levels of bug-eyed jitteryness.

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