List of All Fast and Furious Movies in Order (Plus Ranking and Box Office)

With the Fast & Furious 9 around the corner (rescheduled to the first quarter of 2021) you may want to re-watch all Fast and Furious Movies released so far. But do you watch them in order of release (which we often suggest) or is there a better way to watch it?

We know from the Star Wars example that release order and chronological order can be completely different. In the case of the Fast and Furious series, the two are pretty much the same. That is, with the exception of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). You probably want to watch that one between Furious 6 (2013) and Fast & Furious 7 (2015). The main reason would be that Han dies in Tokyo Drift, yet he magically re-appears in Furious 6.

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It’s crazy when you think that the first movie was released way back in 2001, almost 20 years ago, and the series is still ongoing. Of course, the franchise went through some changes. First three movies are focused on Illegal street racing, while later on the franchise starts to transition toward heist action with explosions and insane scenes, mission impossible style. Also, a lot of new characters have been added (Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Jason Statham being the major ones).

Besides the 8 movies in the The Fast Saga, there are also two short films and the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off. Anyway, here is the list of all Fast and Furious movies in order of release:

1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

The first installment in the franchise takes us inside the world of illegal street racing. Well known street racer Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are under suspicion for a string of truck robberies. The FBI and LAPD sends officer Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) to infiltrate Toretto’s crew and confirm that he is the one doing the robberies. However, O’Connor starts to like this new world of the underground street racing circle, his new friend Toretto and especially Toretto’s sister Mia. He will find himself in a difficult situation where he needs to decide whether he is a cop or Toretto’s friend.

Crew: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, Letty Ortiz, Mia Toretto (+ Jesse, Leon and Vince)
Main Antagonist: Johnny Tran

Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Genre: Short, Action, Sport
Director: Philip G. Atwell
Starring: Paul Walker

This is a short six-minute film that was supposed to be a connection between the first and the second movie in the franchise. So, it takes place after The Fast and The Furious and details events prior to 2 Fast 2 Furious. Brian O’Connor is on the run from the police (because he helped Toretto to escape). After being involved in several underground street races, he ends up in Miami, where 2 Fast 2 Furious takes place.

2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser

This is the part without Vin Diesel and the rest of the cast from the original movie that played his crew. It is the sequel to the first movie, but also kind of a standalone movie. Brian O’Conner is now a fugitive cop who ends up in Miami. When caught by the police, he is offered a chance to clean his criminal record by going undercover again. This time he is teamed up with his childhood friend ex-con Roman Pearce (Gibson) and Customs Service agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) to take down Miami drug lord. All of those skills acquired in the street racing circuit will come in handy.

Crew: Brian O’Conner, Roman Pearce, Monica Fuentes (+ Tej Parker, Suki, Jimmy)
Main Antagonist: Carter Verone

3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Shad Moss

Tokyo Drift is a lot of things at the same time. It is the third movie in the franchise, but also a standalone movie. Since it was not possible to return the original cast in Tokyo Drift, this was supposed to be an entry in the franchise, but ended up being chronologically between Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7.

The story follows a high school car enthusiast Sean who keeps getting into trouble because of his involvement in illegal street races. In order to avoid prison after the latest race, he ends up in Tokyo to live with his father. There he will discover a different way to race called drift racing. In the underworld of Tokyo, guided by Han, Sean will find himself in a dangerous world of Yakuza.

At the end of the movie Vin Diesel makes a cameo appearance, which was a sign that the original cast is about to come back.

Crew: Sean Boswell, Han Lue, Twinkie, Neela
Main Antagonist: Takashi

Los Bandoleros (2009)

Genre: Short, Action, Drama
Director: Vin Diesel
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang

This is the second and final short twenty-minute movie that details what Toretto is doing after he runs away from LA. After hiding in Mexico, where he met Han, he is now in the Dominican Republic, where Letty found him, planning a new hijack.

4. Fast & Furious (2009)

Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot

This is the fourth installment in the series and direct sequel to the original movie from 2001, where the main cast is back together. Brian O’Conner now works for the FBI and Dom returns to Los Angeles after the news that his girlfriend Letty was assassinated. While O’Conner must infiltrate a drug cartel as a driver to take down their boss Braga, Dom will do the same in order to find Letty’s murderer. The two must work together in order to get revenge and survive the cartel.

Crew: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, Letty Ortiz, Mia Toretto (+ Gisele Yashar)
Main Antagonist: Arturo Braga

5. Fast Five (2011)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot

Fast Five (or Fast & Furious 5) departs the franchise from the street racing theme in the previous movies and transforms the series into heist action. Brian O’Conner and Mia Toretto rescue Dominic Toretto during transportation to prison. They all end up in Brazil where they met former crew member Vince. After a train heist went bad, the owner of the car stolen from the train, the crime lord Reyes, wants his car back. Dom and Brian find out that the car contains a chip with the location of Reyes’s $100 million in cash. They decide to steal it. Meanwhile, the best government tracker, agent Hobbs, arrives in Brazil for Dom and Brian.

Crew: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, Mia Toretto, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, Vince, Han Lue, Gisele Yashar (+ Luke Hobbs, Elena Neves)
Main Antagonist: Hernan Reyes

6. Furious 6 (2013)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Gina Carano

Dom, Brian and the rest of the crew are full of cash from Rio heist, but they can’t go back home because they are still wanted. Meanwhile, agent Hobbs is tracking a dangerous group of mercenaries led by a military man called Shaw, but he cannot take them down without Toretto’s skilled crew. Hobbs will offer them full amnesty if they help take down the mercenaries. By the way, Letty turns out to be alive and working for Shaw. Dom assembles the team and the war between two tough groups can start.

Crew: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, Luke Hobbs, Mia Toretto, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, Han Lue, Gisele Yashar (+ Elena Neves, Letty Ortiz)
Main Antagonist: Owen Shaw

7. Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: James Wan
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Kurt Russell

In Furious 7, Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and the rest of the crew are finally back at home after they help take down Owen Shaw and earn amnesty. They live a normal and peaceful life until the past starts to hunt them. Deckard Shaw, Owen Shaw’s older and meaner brother, seeks revenge. This rogue special forces assassin first attacks and cripples agent Hobbs, then sends a bomb to Toretto’s address. Dominic’s Crew must reassemble to defend themselves, but that’s not all. A mysterious government character called “Mr. Nobody” appears and saves Toretto from Shaw. He offers help in bringing down Shaw if Dominic’s crew help retrieve a surveillance program “God’s Eye” from Somalian terrorist Jakarde. When Toretto and the crew lure Shaw and Jakarde on their own turf, LA streets, all hell is gonna break loose.

Crew: Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, Luke Hobbs, Letty Ortiz, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, Mia Toretto (+ Mr. Nobody, Ramsey, Elena Neves)
Main Antagonists: Deckard Shaw, Mose Jakande

8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell

While Dominic Toretto and Letty Ortiz are on their honeymoon in Cuba, Dom is approached by mysterious woman Cipher who coerced him into working against Luke Hobbs and betraying his own team. When Toretto and his crew are hired by Hobbs to retrieve an EMP device, Dom goes rogue and Hobbs ends up in the same prison where he put Shaw. After both Hobbs and Shaw escape, they will be recruited by Mr. Nobody to help Dom’s crew to find Dom and capture Cipher. Dom will start to question Cipher’s motives, but it will be too late. She holds agent Elena Neves and Dom’s son hostage, so now he is forced to work for her.

Crew: Dominic Toretto, Letty Ortiz, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, Ramsey, Luke Hobbs, Deckard Shaw (+ Eric Reisner, Elena Neves, Mr. Nobody)
Main Antagonist: Cipher

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham,Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby

In this Fast and Furious spin-off, two known characters from the later movies in the franchise will form an unlikely alliance. Lawman Hobbs and outcast Shaw must team up to defeat a cybernetically-enhanced terrorist. The story is set after the events in The Fate of the Furious.

All Fast and Furious Movies Chronological Order

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • Los Bandoleros (2009)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Furious 6 (2013)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

All Fast and Furious Movies Ranked According to IMDb

  • Fast Five (2011) – 7.3 with 349,000
  • Furious 6 (2013) – 7.1 with 365,000
  • Fast & Furious 7 (2015) – 7.1 with 355,000
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001) – 6.8 with 343,000
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017) – 6.7 with 200,000
  • Fast & Furious (2009) – 6.6 with 259,000
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) – 6.0 with 238,000
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – 5.9 with 248,000

All Fast and Furious Movies Box Office Performance

  • Fast & Furious 7 (2015) – $1.516 billion
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017) – $1.236 billion
  • Furious 6 (2013) – $789 million
  • Fast Five (2011) – $626 million
  • Fast & Furious (2009) – $363 million
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – $236 million
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001) – $207 million
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) – $159 million

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