Complete Watch Guide to Fast and Furious Movies in Chronological Order

Soumya Nair

Written by Soumya Nair

Updated On December 28, 2023

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Fast and Furious Movies

With a lot of established movie franchises in Hollywood, one that has always served the petrolheads is the Fast and Furious movies. The franchise has evolved over the years with some ups and downs along the road. One of the major setbacks was the untimely death of Paul Walker in 2013. 

Even if you have never watched a Fast and Furious movie you must be aware that you are in for some adrenaline-filled thrilling action scenes. But if are considering going on a binge-watch marathon before the release of the upcoming Fast X Part-2 it can be extremely confusing and the titles won’t help you either (in fact they can be hella confusing).

Ok now don’t scratch your head, we know movies are supposed to be a fun experience and hence we have simplified the list of all Fast and Furious movies in order for you. 

Fast and Furious Movies in Chronological Order:

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious

The first movie to introduce the world to the drag racing culture with the loved characters of Brian O’Connor, played by Paul Walker, and Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. Fast and Furious franchise always will be on top of the list of best movies of Paul Walker, and Vin Diesel movies.

Brian is an undercover cop who is assigned the task of taking down an illegal underground car racing group led by Dominic. But things get complicated when Brian gets emotionally involved with Dom and starts dating his sister, Letty. He decides to go against his duties as a cop and join hands with the racing team.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 55%

Watch the trailer for The Fast and the Furious:

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

2 Fast 2 Furious

The movie is the second installation of Fast and Furious movies in order. 2 Fast 2 Furious is the only movie in the franchise without Vin Diesel reprising his role as Dom. The movie introduced two new characters Tej and Roman who became part of the main cast in the upcoming years.

The movie is set in the picturesque location of Miami and has Paul Walker’s character Brian in the main action. He along with Monica, an undercover customs agent is assigned the task of bringing down the drug lord, Carter Verone.

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 39%

Enjoy the trailer for 2 Fast 2 Furious:

Fast and Furious (2009)

Fast and Furiouss

Here is a gentle reminder to not confuse this one with the 2001 release The Fast and the Furious. Though Fast and Furious is the fourth released movie, it picks up the story from where 2 Fast 2 Furious left. 

After Vin Diesel’s disappearance from 2 Fast 2 Furious fans were excited to see Brian and Dom’s chemistry back on screen. The movie also introduced the most loved character of Gisel, played by Gal Gadot. The character has received much love from the audience and this is always counted in the best movies of Gal Gadot

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29%

Check out the trailer for Fast and Furious:

Fast Five (2011)

Fast 5

The 2011 release raised the bar of the movie and is the fifth Fast and Furious movie in order of release date. The movie continues the story right from Dom’s escape from the prison transport along with Brian and Mia. 

The movie also starred Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs. The plot escalated quickly in terms of the storyline. The movie featured an ensemble of cast Ludacris, Tyrese, and Sung Kang. The group can be seen racing away from some government agency and the idea of ‘the bigger the better’ seems to work with the movie. 

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78%

Here is the trailer for Fast Five:

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast and Furious 6

The regular star cast is repeated in the 2013 release but with a new villain in the picture. Luke Evans as Owen Shaw. When Hobbs believes he can’t take down the criminal group on his own he decides to seek help from Dom.

Dom is more than willing to help when he and his group are offered full pardons when they return back home. The elite group of racers are hence back again in action but this time to get back their freedom and family. 

IMDb Rating: 7/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%

Watch the trailer for Fast & Furious 6:

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

Tokyo Drift is the third if we look at the release order of Fast and Furious movies but fits right after Fast & Furious 6 in the order of timeline. The plot of the movie sees a shift in focus and revolves around Lucas Black’s character Sean Boswell who is mentored by Han Lue.

You are sure to come across some loopholes in the plot and the story sometimes just does not add up, but let me tell you this is the highest-grossing movie of all the Fast and Furious movies.

IMDb Rating: 7/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%

Check out the trailer for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7

The movie holds a special place in the hearts of Fast and Furious fans and Paul Walker fans as this was the last movie featuring Walker before his unfortunate death. The movie served as an emotional farewell to one of the most loved actors and characters of the Fast and Furious franchise.

The plot picks up at the end of Tokyo Drift when they are relieved that they have gotten rid of Owen Shaw. As you might have guessed it’s not that easy. Furious 7 introduces Deckard Shaw, Owen Shaw’s brother, who is determined to avenge the death of his brother.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81%

Enjoy the trailer for Furious 7:

The Fate of the Furious/ Fast 8 (2017)

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious, also known as Fast 8 saw a much of new faces along with the regulars. Charlize Theron, one of the hottest Hollywood actresses can be seen as Cipher, and Helen Mirren starred as Magdalene Shaw. 

Dom and his crew have finally decided to retire from their action-filled world and lead a normal life. But can their journey be as easy as it seems? Just when they feel they are getting a taste of a laid-back life, Dom is pulled back into the world of crime by a seductress. Can the group handle this situation or are they back to square one?

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67%

Here is the trailer for The Fate of the Furious:

F9 (2021)

F9

Yes this is the movie that stars Cardi B! We get to see an estranged brother of Dom named Jakob, played by John Cena. The movie shed light on Dom’s past and how he lost his father. This time the group is assigned the task of bringing down an international terrorist group. When they dig deep into the crime it turns out the leader is none other than Dom’s brother Jakob.

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 59%

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Fast X (2023)

Fast X

Sadly this one puts a break to the Fast and Furious saga. Fast X was released on 19 May this year. Technically Fast X is the last movie in the list of Fast and Furious movies in order, but we have good news for you. The movie is split into two parts hence you can look forward to one more movie.

Dom and his group have till now tackled more than enough enemies but this time they have someone who might be stronger than them all. The enemy is not new to them but someone they forgot about years ago. In Fast Five, when they kill the drug lord Hernan Reyes they forgot about his son, Dante, who is now back for revenge. Dante is played by Jason Momoa famously known for his role of Aquaman. 

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 57%

Enjoy the trailer for Fast X:

Fast X Part 2 (2025)

Fast X Part 2

Though not much is not known about the upcoming movie yet, Vin Diesel took to social media and shared the official release date of Fast X Part 2 with fans. The movie is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2025. 

Conclusion

The Fast and Furious movies have been a part of our life for over two decades now and it justifies why it is so hard to bid farewell to the franchise. This was all about the Fast and Furious movies in order to watch. These franchise have not only grabbed the attention of all automotive enthusiasts but have also kept the audience connected with the emotional factor. While we wait for the 2025 release it’s time to rewatch the movies in honor of the most beloved franchise. 

Author: Soumya Nair

Soumya Nair is an entertainment industry enthusiast who loves to write and bring in all the gossip and news to everyone interested. She always make sure to keep a keen eye on everything that goes behind the glam and glitter of the industry.

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