One of the best ways to observe

(Pocket-lint) – The Jason Bourne movies introduced the world of spycraft and CIA-ordered assassinations into the brand new millennium – whereas additionally turning Matt Damon right into a full-blown Hollywood motion star. 

The films primarily deal with Damon as Bourne, a CIA-controlled murderer who loses his reminiscence and begins a journey to find his id, finally turning him in opposition to his handlers on the CIA. There’s additionally a TV present, Treadstone, which rounds out the Jason Bourne Universe by delving into the background of the CIA program that skilled assassins like Bourne. It solely has one season. There are reviews a few sixth Bourne movie underway, too.

That can assist you catch-up on Bourne or expertise the franchise for the primary time, we suggest watching the Bourne movies so as of launch date, because the collection is chronological. Right here, then, is one of the simplest ways to observe each Bourne movie so as.


Each Bourne movie and present so as

To skip the spoilers, try our at-a-glance model of this information beneath.


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The Bourne Id (2002)


While you first see Bourne (Matt Damon), you meet him as an nameless man with two gunshot wounds in his again. He’s been rescued by a fishing vessel within the Mediterranean sea, and when he awakens, he has no recollection of who he’s or his previous. The one clue is a laser projector discovered beneath his pores and skin that tasks the variety of a deposit field in Zurich. He then units off and finally learns he’s a part of a secret program coaching assassins for the CIA.

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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)


Two years after disappearing on the finish of The Bourne Id, Bourne and Marie Kreutz (performed Franka Potente) are actually dwelling a peaceable life in Goa, India. In the meantime, the CIA deputy director is engaged on a deal, however the operation is ambushed by an unknown assailant, who kills everybody and leaves behind Jason Bourne’s fingerprints to border him for the murders. This similar murderer then tries to search out Bourne and Marie. Bourne, after all, assumes the murderer was despatched by the CIA and that the CIA has renewed its efforts to search out Bourne. 

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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)


The Bourne Ultimatum follows Bourne, once more performed by Matt Damon, instantly following the ending of the Bourne Supremacy. He learns Simon Ross (Paddy Considine), a journalist, is working to uncover the secrets and techniques behind a CIA murderer coaching program often known as Treadstone. From there, we see him race in opposition to the CIA because the company tries to cowl up the existence of this system by murdering all these concerned.

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The Bourne Legacy (2012)


The Bourne Legacy is the one Bourne movie to not star Matt Damon because the titular character. As a substitute, the motion is centered round a Division of Protection asset named Aaron Cross (performed by Jeremy Renner). Cross obtained related coaching to Bourne via a program known as Operation Final result. When a hyperlink between Operation Final result and Treadstone turns into obvious, retired Air Power Colonel Eric Byer (performed by Edward Norton) orders all Final result property to be murdered, however, sadly for him, Cross survives. 

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Jason Bourne (2016)


Jason Bourne picks up 12 years after the occasions of The Bourne Ultimatum – which noticed Bourne expose the Treadstone program. Matt Damon is again, and his character is totally recovered from amnesia, however he’s compelled to dwell in hiding. The CIA remains to be looking him. Its analyst, Nicky Parsons (performed by Julia Stiles), even discovers proof linking Bourne’s father to the creation of Treadstone, and he or she units off to search out him. This places Bourne on a path to as soon as once more tackle CIA management who nonetheless need him useless.

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Treadstone – Season 1 (2019)

The primary and solely season of Treadstone aired on the USA Community. It’s part-prequel and part-sequel to the Bourne movie collection, with among the story set in 1973, once we see CIA operative John Randolph Bentley (performed by Jeremy Irvine) escape from a Soviet conduct modification program often known as Cicada in East Berlin. From there, the present dives into the current day, with Treadstone property going about their regular lives till they’re all of a sudden activated and change into world-class assassins like Bourne. 

Be aware: You possibly can watch Treadstone first, earlier than the movies, in your re-watch, however the leap to the current day within the first season may confuse or not imply as a lot to you. It can be watched as a standalone, or after the movie collection, which is what we suggest. 

Treadstone is on Amazon Video within the UK, in addition to coming to channel 5Action.

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Bonus: The Bourne Id (1988)

If you wish to see completely every thing Bourne-related, then you want to try this made-for-TV film that aired on ABC in two elements in 1988. It follows a lot of the identical beats because the 2002 movie, with Jason Bourne (performed by Richard Chamberlain) awakening and never remembering who he’s whereas displaying abilities most traditional individuals do not know. The most effective half, although, is that you may watch it free on YouTube (unofficially). 

Be aware: You possibly can watch this movie earlier than all the opposite movies, however it’s in a separate timeline altogether, so we suggest watching it final. 

What’s the finest streaming machine to your TV? Our high suggestion is the Amazon Hearth TV Stick 4K Max. Additionally wonderful are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Specific 4K, the Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Hearth TV Stick.

The whole Bourne timeline at a look

OK, so right here is the at-a-glance model of the listing above:

  • The Bourne Id (2002)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • Treadstone – Season 1 (2019)
  • Bonus: The Bourne Id (1988)

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Writing by Maggie Tillman. Modifying by Chris Corridor.

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