The Bourne films are a series of action/thriller spy films based on the character Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is, created by author Robert Ludlum.
All three of Ludlum’s novels were adapted for the screen, featuring Matt Damon as the titular character in each. Doug Liman directed The Bourne Identity (2002), and Paul Greengrass directed The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Tony Gilroy co-wrote each film and directed The Bourne Legacy (2012).
The Bourne Identity
A man (Matt Damon) is found floating in the Mediterranean Sea with two gunshot wounds in his back and a device with the number of a Swiss safe deposit box embedded in his hip. Upon reaching shore, the man assumes the name Jason Bourne after finding a passport under the name in the safe deposit box, along with other international passports, large amounts of assorted currencies, and a gun.
The Bourne Supremacy
Some two years after learning that he is a trained assassin and breaking his connections with the CIA, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is framed for a crime connected to one of his past missions. A subsequent attempt on his life results in Marie’s death, so he decides to take revenge by hunting down those responsible.
The Bourne Ultimatum
After six weeks of disconnection from his job, Bourne (Matt Damon) learns that a British journalist has been investigating his past and contacts him to find out who his source is. Bourne is subsequently targeted by Operation Blackbriar, an upgraded Operation Treadstone, which has also taken note of the investigation.
The first three movies, I regard as a trilogy. The last movie… sorry… I still can’t watch it. It was so boring that I swore I saw Jesus… The first threee movies were gold. This was a softer calmer sweeter 007. The first one got you accustomed to the idea of watching bourne in motion. The second movie made you love him. The third was a tribute concert… Don’t watch bourne unless you have time to sit and enjoy… and don’t watch legacy… god don’t watch legacy…