Is there a solid concept for 2001''s The Fast and Furious? A simple concept, but a large, billion-dollar franchise that expanded as a light Point Break remake, which swapped surfboards for cars, and kept all the unironic man-lovesoon in a dangerous dose of NoS, a place in which the notion of family can forgive all crimes and the action set-pieces gleefully laugh in the face of physics.
If you''re new to the series or are planning a rewatching, then we''ll help you pass it once more in a row. Below, you''ll find two options: the Fast & Furious movies in order of chronological events, and the Fast & Furious movies in order of when each film was released in theaters. There''s no "right" way to do it, and this is why these are among the most spectacular action movies ever made.
Fast & Furious Movies in Order of Release
Here is the Fast Saga in order to see how its films were seen in theaters.
The Fast and the Furious - June 22, 2001
2 Fast 2 Furious - June 6, 2003
Tokyo Drift: The Fast and the Furious
Fast & Furious - April 3, 2009
Fast Five - April 29, 2011
6th & Furious: May 24, 2013
Furious 7 - April 3, 2015
The Furious''s Death - April 14, 2017
Hobbs & Shaw: A Fast & Furious Presents on August 2, 2019
F9 - June 25, 2021
Fast X - May 19, 2023
Films with a Chronological Order of Events Fast & Furious
The Fast and the Furious has begun filming a cult comedy about drag racing, which involves filming on stage. Brian O''Connor, an LAPD instructor who goes undercover to reclaim a crew of carjackers, has also begun the process. This is also the first time we meet vital series mainstay Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez).
In the aftermath of The Fast and the Furious, Brian O''Connor gets to Miami, and the sequel''s biggest surprise is introducing Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as Tej Parker. (The story of Dom and Letty as the first film in Los Bandoleros.)
This is where things get creepy. The fourth installment in the series is actually the third chronologically and, depending on the story, a direct sequel to the first film. Five years after The Fast and Furious, we meet Gal Gadot as team-member.
The fast five remake of Fast Five, which was turned away from car racing and into gloomy plots, will be released shortly after Fast and Furious. This is also the first time we meet Dwayne Johnson as the extremely powerful and spinoff-worthy DEA agent Luke Hobbs.
Lin''s third consecutive participation in the franchise takes place six months after Fast Five. A post-credits scene introduces Jason Statham''s Deckard Shaw and changes some of the...
The third film of the franchise is the sixth, chronologically, taking place just a few months after Fast & Furious 6. (Although the studio in no way has planned for this, some stuff absolutely does not line up, and part of the fun is you just accept it.)
The film by director James Wan takes place just less than a year after Fast & Furious 6 and slightly overlaps with the end of the Tokyo Drift.
The 2017 film by Director F. Gary Gray starts off a few months after Furious 7. A car chase scene featuring a nuclear submarine has also relaunched key actors, such as Charlize Theron''s criminal mastermind, Cipher and Helen Mirren, as Shaw''s matriarch.
Justin Lin returns to the franchise with a return to 1989, where we learn about Dom''s past and how he lost his father. The majority of the film, which includes a very questionably tan John Cena as Jakob Toretto, Dom, and Mia''s dark horse older brother, will be brought back. Han, who "died" in Tokyo Drift, will also play the film.
It''s quite unclear when exactly this spinoff film is going to be released. It''s entirely safe to say that Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw are friends in The Fate of the Furious, but there''s some compelling evidence like Brixton (Idris Elba) claiming he was nearly killed in 2014, which might also mean Hobbs and Shaw happen after F9.
Fast X is going to fall in the air. After Lin made his comeback as director, Louis Leterrier was replaced. Jason Momoa as an unknown villain, Rita Moreno as the Toretto matriarch and grandma (why Vin Diesel thought we needed this is up for debate), and Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, and Alan Ritchson are all in unknown roles.