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.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
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 on Wikipedia
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%
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 on Wikipedia
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
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 on Wikipedia
Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%
The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and continued by Eric Van Lustbader. Although this film has the same title as Van Lustbader's first Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy, the actual screenplay bears little resemblance to the novel. Unlike the novel, which features Jason Bourne as the principal character, the film centers on agent Aaron Cross, an original character. In addition to Renner, the film stars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. The titular character Jason Bourne does not appear in The Bourne Legacy, because actor Matt Damon, who played ...more on Wikipedia