Jason Bourne is a fictional character. There’s no chance you’ve never heard of that renowned moniker if you’re a lover of the spy genre. Bourne is a pop culture phenomenon, standing alongside other well-known espionage film franchises like James Bond and Mission: Impossible.
While it is true that, in comparison to previous Bond and Mission Impossible flicks, the Bourne franchise’s later two episodes appear to have had less of an impact, Whether you’re a lover of espionage novels who wants to see the movies and TV programmes, or a die-hard fan who wants to return to an alternate reality where a renegade agent decimates a corrupt CIA, you have to admit that Jason Bourne is a name that inspires wonder and intrigue. Let’s see every Jason Bourne movie in chronological order
1. The Bourne Identity (TV Mini Series, 1988)
Director- Roger Young
During a violent storm, an unconscious guy washes up on the beach of a little French village. The unconscious stranger is looked after by a retired doctor. When the mystery man wakes up, he has no recollection of what happened. He has no idea what his identity is, where his flashback memories come from, or why an access code for an anonymous Swiss bank account has been implanted in his thigh. Things gradually become perilous as he searches for his own identity. There have been attempts on his life, he is well-known in first-class hotels across Europe, and, worst of all, his memories and the purported deeds of the notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal have striking resemblance.
2. The Bourne Identity (2002)
Director- Doug Liman
On a stormy night, the crew of a fishing boat pulls a young guy from the Mediterranean Sea. A curious fisherman with a scalpel discovers two gunshots in the young man’s back and a tiny laser device in his hip, believing the young man to be dead. A Swiss bank account number is revealed by the laser beam. Our drenched hero, however, is alive and well, and soon finds himself in Zurich. The young man learns his name is Jason Bourne while exploring the bank vault. He also discovers a befuddling collection of passports, all of which bear his photo, as well as a large sum of money.
Jason Bourne discovers his love interest and travel companion, Marie, in the United States Embassy, as well as the fact that he is being pursued by assassins. Bourne scours Paris for clues about his identity and former life, armed with a bag of money and unusual martial arts skills, and with Marie by his side. He finds himself in the centre of two CIA-directed assassination plots.
3. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Director- Paul Greengrass
Jason Bourne thought he’d moved on from his past two years ago. However, as the CIA threatens to ruin Jason Bourne’s new existence, the past catches up with him. Bourne and Marie have kept their underground existence anonymous at the expense of permanence. Bourne moves Marie from city to city, fueled by shattered nightmares and haunted by a past he can’t remember, trying to stay one step ahead of the threat implicit in every unexplained stranger’s glance, every “wrong number” phone call—that at any moment, without warning, he might be pulled back into the world he hoped he’d left behind.
4. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Director- Paul Greengrass
Bourne is unintentionally drawn out of hiding by London-based reporter Simon Ross, who is attempting to reveal Operation Blackbriar, an improvement to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper pieces. When Bourne arranges a meeting with Ross, he discovers they’re being scanned right away. Bourne must finally, ultimately, unearth his dark background while avoiding The Company’s greatest efforts to eradicate him, thanks to information from the reporter.
5. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Director- Tony Gilroy
When a British journalist was preparing an expose about the Black Ops operations Treadstone and Black Briar, and the people in charge of them, they were concerned. The former Treadstone operative Jason Bourne obtained the Treadstone and Black Briar file, he delivered it to Pamela Landy, who subsequently passed it on to the media. When the men in charge of Treadstone and Black Briar learn of this, they’re worried about how it may influence their other operations. They conclude it’s best to halt all operations and ensure that everyone engaged vanishes. They attempt to eliminate Aaron Cross, who is a member of another organisation known as Outcome, but he manages to escape. Dr. Marta Shearing, who worked on him when he first started, is the next person he seeks out.
It appears that all participants are required to take drugs as part of the study, but he has ran out, which is why he seeks her out. However, someone tries to assassinate her. He saves her, and she informs him that he should have stopped taking his drugs a long time ago. They travel to Manila so she can assist him. Outcome’s men later discover that Cross and Shearing are still alive. They are attempting to apprehend them.
6. Jason Bourne (2016)
Director- Paul Greengrass
The CIA is after Jason Bourne once more. It starts with Nicky Parsons, a former CIA operative who assisted Bourne before going undercover and now working with a whistleblower who wants to expose the CIA’s black ops. Nicky breaks into the CIA and downloads all of the CIA’s Black Ops, including Treadstone, which Bourne was involved in. Heather Lee, a CIA operative, discovers the hack and informs CIA Director Dewey, the guy behind the Black Ops, about it. He demands that Parsons and, hopefully, Bourne be discovered.
7. Treadstone (TV Series, 2019)
Director- Tim Kring
Treadstone serves as both a precursor and a continuation of the Bourne film franchise. It takes place in two timelines: the 1970s, when the CIA was looking for ways to build super-soldiers called as “assets,” turn them into sleeper spies using brutal tactics, and the present, after Jason Bourne’s final abduction. Treadstone was planned to broaden Jason Bourne’s universe beyond Robert Ludlum’s novels and connect into a sixth Bourne film.