Top 7 Bourne Movies in Order of Release

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Here are the top Bourne Movies in Order for your viewing pleasure.

1. The Bourne Identity (miniseries) – May 8, 1988

We can’t forget to include the first-ever bourne movie to kick off this franchise in our list of bourne movies in order of release.

This is the first of a two-part mini-series. During a storm, a retired doctor looks after a chilly stranger and an unconscious guy who has washed up on the strand of a tiny French town.

Things rapidly grow deadly as he pursues his own. Assassination attempts have been made against him. He is well-known in Europe’s most exclusive hotels.

When the mystery guy wakes up, he has no recollection of what happened. She has no idea what her name is, where these flashback memories originated from, or why an anonymous Swiss bank account access code was slipped into her lap.

Worst of all, his recollections bear a striking resemblance to the purported activities of the legendary terrorist Carlos the Jackal.

2. The Bourne Identity – June 14, 2002

Liman directed the film masterfully, and Damon was an excellent choice for the lead role. The plot was incredibly intriguing, and the European atmosphere was ideal. This is only one example of how intelligent action films can be. Liman made the most of an impossible plot by making it as genuine as possible.

When you first encounter Bourne (Matt Damon), he appears to be a faceless guy with two bullet wounds on his back. He’s rescued by a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea, and when he wakes up, he has no memory of who he is or what happened to him. A laser projector found beneath his skin that projects the number of a Zurich deposit box is the sole clue. He then heads off, only to discover that he is a member of a CIA-run secret programme that trains assassins.

I was astonished to see that it was released in 2002 when I looked it up. That film might have been released yesterday! The basic soundtrack and setting, the fast-paced “realistic” combat, the shaky cam aesthetics, the dead-serious main characters who are “pro” to the nth degree… Only difference is that it isn’t a replica of a stale old style, but rather pure and— for its time— unique!

The pursuit sequence through the streets of Paris in a small shitty red vehicle before Bourne parks in the subterranean parking and he and Marie pause is a chase sequence through the streets of Paris in a little shitty red automobile. The only time Bourne visits a bank is before he meets Marie, which occurs early in the film. Because the bank is located in Zürich, it’s probable that they spoke German there. I might be wrong, but I believe the only time he had a run-in with German cops is during his visit to Munich in The Bourne Supremacy (greatest fight scene IMO).

In keeping with that reality, one of the nicest details was how, after escaping the German cops, they just remained in the car for a few seconds, doing nothing and saying nothing. Allowing their adrenaline and heart rates to return to normal. Not making a snide remark or a clumsy pun.

3. The Bourne Supremacy – July 23, 2004

Bourne and Marie Kreutz (played by Franka Potente) are currently residing in Goa, India, two years after they vanished at the end of The Bourne Identity. Meanwhile, the CIA deputy director is working on a deal when the operation is ambushed by an unknown assailant, who kills everyone and leaves Jason Bourne’s fingerprints behind to blame him for the killings. The same assassin then goes on the lookout for Bourne and Marie. Of course, Bourne suspects the assassin was sent by the CIA, and that the agency has stepped up its search for him.

Following the killing of his lover in India, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) emerges from hiding to seek answers, demonstrating that Europe has some impressive infrastructure in the process. Out of the entire series, I think Karl Urban was Bourne’s strongest antagonist.

Because of this, I believe it is the finest of the three Bourne films. Despite the fight between Bourne and Desh in Ultimatum and the Waterloo sequence (my favourite of the trilogy), I still prefer Supremecy.

There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it image of a banner announcing a street demonstration when Bourne is driving through Berlin. Later, Bourne sent Nicky to the same demonstration in order to detach her from her security detail.

4. The Bourne Ultimatum – August 3, 2007

Winner of an Academy Award Jason Bourne is played by Matt Damon, a skilled assassin. He will not be stopped by a hail of bullets from a new generation of specially trained assassins who follow in his footsteps and do everything it takes to keep him from discovering his actual identity after losing his memory and being left without the only person he loves.

From the outset to the final second, The Bourne Ultimatum delivers heart-stopping action, death-defying feats, and thrill.

5. The Bourne Legacy

The guy who designed these top-secret programmes, Eric Byer (Edward Norton), has chosen to destroy one of them in order to rescue the others. He makes the decision to end the Outcome programme. Jason Bourne’s activities now threaten to expose and destroy decades of costly and useful research conducted by different spy organisations. When one of the Outcome agents, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), hears that he is being pursued, he joins Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), a research scientist, on the run. Byer has placed targets on each of their backs and will not stop until they are killed. Cross, on the other hand, proves to be far more deadly and ruthless than Byer could have expected.

6. Jason Bourne 2016

Jason Bourne returns in the fifth part of the Bourne film series, which is a direct sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Former CIA assassin Jason Bourne is played by Matt Damon again in this film. Bourne is on the run from CIA kill squads as he seeks to unearth buried facts about his father, while CIA director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) orders Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander), the chief of cyber-security, to track him down.

 7. Treadstone (2019)

Finally, “Treadstone” is a full-fledged action-packed game against the black operations programme Operation Treadstone, and it comes in last on our list of all the Bourne movies in order of release.

“Treadstone” follows activity from D.C. to Berlin to Paris and beyond, tracing the roots of the famed secret system and connecting it to current special ops. “Treadstone” transforms its employees into near-superhuman killers throughout the world, utilising secret legislation to alter behaviour and create sleepless “wake-up” agents to restart their perilous task.


Finally, the Bourne trilogy of films is an intriguing quirk in cinema.

The scenario and characters have become legendary, and most people are familiar with the story. This list of bourne movies in chronological order is one of those series where you can watch just one instalment and be amused without knowing anything about the narrative or characters from previous films.

If you wish to fill in the blanks, it also works as a terrific sequel trilogy that builds on the first film and neatly wraps things up. Plus, I’d argue that they’re just as good as stand-alone movies when seen in order.

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