How to Watch All Fast and Furious Movies in Order

Navigate the Fast franchise by watching Fast and Furious movies in order ahead of the Fast X.

The Fast and Furious franchise has been around for 21 years, and throughout that time it has transformed from a humble street racing series to the height of outrageous Hollywood action, earning approximately $2 billion USD at the box office worldwide.

Fast and the Furious, a very low-stakes street racing and gangster thriller, launched the high-octane film series in 2001. It centered on the tense relationship between Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and undercover detective Brian O’Conner (played by Paul Walker).

Ever since then, the franchise has grown in scope and ambition and it can be challenging to follow the convoluted story the twelve films have woven together.

How many Fast and Furious movies are there?

There are currently 10 Fast and Furious movies, an animated series, and 2 short films. With the latest Fast X coming this year, there is no end to the Fast franchise.

Fast and Furious 10 movie is premiering in May 2023. The Toretto family tree will spread further in the upcoming installment, which also stars Jason Momoa as the antagonist and Hollywood legend Rita Moreno as the grandmother of Vin Diesel’s character.

Now is the best time to watch Fast and Furious movies before the newest Fast X comes out.

How to watch Fast and Furious movies in chronological order?

fast and furious movies in order

There are two ways to watch these movies: in the order of release date, and in order of their events. Although most of the Fast movies are sequels to one another, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift stands out as an exception.

Tokyo Drift, despite being the third Fast movie to hit theatres, actually takes place between Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7. It is centered on different characters in Japan.

Here’s how to watch the movies in chronological order:

  1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  3. Fast & Furious (2009)
  4. Fast Five (2011)
  5. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  6. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  7. Furious 7 (2015)
  8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  9. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
  10. F9 (2021)
  11. Fast X (2023)

How to watch Fast and Furious movies in release order?

If you are new to the Fast franchise, I recommend sticking to the simplest route: release order. You can watch the movies in the release order, and connect the dots, which is very thrilling.

Here’s how to watch Fast and Furious movies in order of release:

  1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  4. Fast & Furious (2009)
  5. Fast Five (2011)
  6. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  7. Furious 7 (2015)
  8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  9. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
  10. F9 (2021)
  11. Fast X (2023)

Here are the details regarding each film and how you can watch it online.

1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Release date: June 22, 2021
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Johnny Strong, Chad Lindberg, Ted Levine, Rick Yune.

In the first film of the franchise, Toretto is willing to do everything to get revenge on the man who has done him and his family wrong. To help with his quest, he teams up with an undercover cop, Brian. The two quickly develop a brotherly bond to uncover the truth behind Vince’s murder.

The duo with their team face off against drug lords, cops, street racers, and each other. The first movie introduces us to a series of characters.

2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Release date: June 6, 2003
Starring: Paul Walker, Eva Mendes, Tyrese Gibson, James Remar, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

The sequel focuses on Brian alone who has moved from LA to Miami to escape prosecution and makes a living with illegal street racing. Brian is given a chance by the FBI to right his wrongs by going undercover again.

This time, he is tasked to bring down a powerful drug lord. Brian agrees on one condition, that he can choose his own partner. Brian travels to Barstow and asks his friend Roman Pearce to help with the mission.

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

Release date: June 16, 2006
Starring: Sung Kang, Brian Tee, Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Nathalie Kelley

This is where the franchise takes a turn, as Tokyo Drift does not follow the timeline of its predecessors. It focuses on Han and is set in Japan.

Sean comes to Tokyo to live with his estranged father and finds solace in Japan’s drifting community. He confronts Takashi – known as the Drift King in Japan. Takashi has ties to the Yakuza. After losing the race, Sean meets Han and the duo becomes great friends.

4. Fast & Furious (2009)

Release date: March 12, 2009
Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso, John Ortiz

This one is set after 2 Fast 2 Furious and has nothing to do with Tokyo Drift. Five years after escaping the US, Dom and his crew start attempting grand thefts in the Dominican Republic.

Suspecting the police are on their trail, Dom leaves everyone behind, including Letty, and moves to Panama City. However, soon he gets a call that Letty is murdered by Braga, a Mexican drug lord, for which he returns to the US. Dom and Brian team up once again to bring Letty’s killer to justice.

5. Fast Five (2011) 

Release date: April 29, 2011
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Matt Schulze

Fast Five introduces us to Rock who plays the character of Luke Hobbs. Ludacris also returns, along with Sung Kang and Gal Gadot.

Dom and Brian recruit a team of old friends and professionals to steal $100 million from a corrupt businessman. However, he is also being chased by US law enforcement agencies and a very capable agent Luke Hobbs.

With this film, the Fast franchise shifted from illegal street racing to heists.

6. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Release date: May 24, 2013
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, John Ortiz, Gina Carano

The sixth installment is the sequel to Fast Five. Toretto and his team are offered a chance by the government for amnesty for their help with Agent Luke Hobbs. However, only if they help take down a mercenary group, whose member is none other than the presumed dead Letty.

7. Furious 7 (2015)

Release date: April 3, 2015
Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou

The family reunites to say goodbye to Paul Walker. Dom, Brian, and the rest of the team are back in the US living their lives after the amnesty by the government. That is until a rogue special force agent, Deckard Shaw comes seeking revenge.

8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Release date: April 14, 2017
Starring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russel

The franchise carries on with a new character. We are introduced to a villain, Cipher, played by Charlize Theron. Dom betrays his team and joins Cipher, a mysterious hacker queen to help her with her nefarious agenda.

Dom’s crew and DSS Agent Luke Hobbs are recruited by Mr. Nobody to stop Dom and Cipher. They also gain an ally, Deckard Shaw.

9. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)

Release date: August 2, 2019
Starring: Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Cliff Curtis, Eiza González, Roman Reigns

This one is not really a core movie, more like a spin-off. Hobbs and Shaw is the movie that is set after the events of The Fate of the Furious (2017) and focuses on Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw as they battle against an enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba) threatening to release a deadly virus.

10. F9 (2021)

Release date: June 25, 2021
Starring: Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Helen Mirren, Sung Kang, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russel, Nathalie Emmanuel

Toretto and his team reunite once again to stop a terrorist organization from destroying the world. However, the main villain is none other than Dom’s younger brother Jakob (John Cena).

11. Fast X (2023)

Release date: May 2023
Starring: Vin Diesel, Brie Larson, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Alan Ritchson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Rita Moreno, John Cena, Charlize Theron, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ludacris

Fast X is the latest movie, the tenth installment in the Fast franchise. It is set to release in May 2023 and it is a sequel to F9. It is the second last installment of one of the most popular film franchises in the world.

Where to watch Fast and Furious movies?

Until recently, all movies of the Fast franchise were available on various platforms, but not anymore. You can watch Fast and Furious on Netflix. Luckily, Netflix has all movies available to stream. But the movies are only available on the platform in a few countries, so you will need to use a VPN.

Unfortunately, none of the Fast and Furious movies are on Disney Plus, and you cannot watch all Fast movies on HBO Max either. The platform only has access to a few installments, due to copyrights. You can watch some parts on Amazon Prime Video by renting or purchasing the movies.

These were all the Fast and Furious movies in order. If you are looking to watch some similar movies, you can watch The Dark Knight Trilogy, James Bond, or Interstellar.

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