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The Best Movies And Series In The 'Bourne' Franchise

Updated April 16, 2021 77 votes 22 voters6 items

List RulesVote up the best entries in the Bourne franchise.

The Bourne movies are based on the well-known book series written by Robert Ludlum and set itself apart from other action films at the time with its use of real stunts. They were further popularized by Matt Damon's performance which received generally positive reviews from critics. The films are listed with their release dates so you can watch them in chronological order or from best to worst, the choice is yours.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Bourne films are there, you can look below for the answer. The Bourne films follow the titular character Jason Bourne as he attempts to separate himself from the Treadstone program which embeds assassins all over the world. There was a slight deviation from Jason Bourne when Jeremy Renner took over as the main protagonist in the Bourne Legacy film that served as the fourth installment in the film series. But which of the Bourne movies is the best? Will The Bourne Identity make it to the top of the list or could a follow up in the new series Treadstone take the top spot? You get to help decide with your votes.

Vote up the Bourne movies that you love and vote downs the one you wish you could have skipped. Be sure to check back as new Bourne movies and TV shows comes out to see where they end up on the list.

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    The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi. The Bourne Ultimatum is the third in the Bourne film series, being preceded by The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. The fourth movie, The Bourne Legacy, was released in August 2012. Matt Damon reprises his role as Ludlum's signature character, former CIA agent and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne. ...  more
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  • The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely different. The film was directed by Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Tony Gilroy. Universal Pictures released the film to theaters in the United States on July 23, 2004. It is the second in the Bourne film series. It is preceded by The Bourne Identity and followed by The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy. The Bourne Supremacy continues the story of Jason Bourne, a former CIA agent suffering from psychogenic amnesia. Bourne is portrayed by Matt Damon....  more
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    The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss and attempting to discover his true identity amidst a clandestine conspiracy within the Central Intelligence Agency. The film also features Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. This, the first in the Bourne film series, is followed by The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Bourne Legacy. The film was directed by Doug Liman and adapted for the screen by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron. ...  more
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    Jason Bourne is a 2016 American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Greengrass and film editor Christopher Rouse. The fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct sequel to 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. Matt Damon reprises his role as the main character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne....  more
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