Over its 21-year history, The Fast and Furious franchise has evolved from a relatively modest street racing series to the pinnacle of over-the-top Hollywood action — an evolution that's led to nearly $2 billion USD at the global box office.
Throughout that time, the franchise's twelve films (nine mainline, one spinoff, and two shorts) have woven together a convoluted narrative that's proven a bit difficult to follow. So ahead of the upcoming Fast and Furious film: Fast X, we've put together this handy guide on how to watch the Fast and Furious movies in chronological order.
At the bottom of the article, you'll find a second list that orders the films by their actual release dates, if you’d prefer to watch them in that order instead. Considering its lack of importance to the film series’ ongoing narrative, we aren’t including the animated series .
- How to watch in chronological order
- How to watch by release order
How Many Fast and Furious Movies are There?
There are currently 10 Fast and Furious movies, 2 short films, and an animated series. With Fast X already announced, there is seemingly no end to the Fast and Furious cinematic universe. See our guide on where to watch every Fast and Furious movie for streaming details.
Fast and Furious Movies in Chronological Order
1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
The timeline begins with the franchise's first film, 2001's The Fast and the Furious. The fairly straightforward action plot tasks Paul Walker's undercover cop Brian O'Conner with taking down a crew of carjackers led by Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto. Brian gets involved in illegal street racing, befriends Dom, starts dating his sister (Jordan Brewster's Mia Toretto), and ultimately chooses those relationships over his duty as a cop. The first film also introduces viewers to series staple Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty Ortiz, Dom's love interest.
Read our review of The Fast and the Furious.
2. The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Where to watch: YouTube
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious shows how Brian O’Conner, on the run from law enforcement, gets from LA to Miami before the events of 2 Fast 2 Furious. The six-minute short film features no dialogue and a handful of races. It’s nonessential viewing, but it’s here nonetheless.
3. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
The series’ only movie without Dom Toretto, 2 Fast 2 Furious introduces Roman Pearce (Tyrese GIbson) and Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges). The story follows Brian O’Connor and Pearce as they go undercover to take down a drug lord in exchange for having their criminal records expunged — a mission that's ultimately successful. It also introduces a new love interest for O’Connor in Eva Mendes’s Monica Fuentes, who only appears again briefly in Fast Five.
Read our review of 2 Fast 2 Furious
4. Los Bandoleros (2009)
Where to watch: Vimeo
The second of the series’ two short films, Los Bandoleros takes place between Fast 1 and Fast 4, though its exact placement on the timeline is never specified. Written and directed by Vin Diesel, Los Bandoleros is set in the Dominican Republic, where Dom is lying low after the events of Fast 1. In its 20-minute runtime, the film manages to cover an oil war, corrupt politics, and a prison break, culminating in a romantic reunion between Dom and Letty. Chronologically, it’s also the first time we see Sung Kang’s death-defying Han Lue.
5. Fast & Furious (2009)
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
Not to be confused with The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious is the franchise's fourth mainline film, though it precedes Tokyo Drift (film number three) in the chronology. It's a sequel to Fast 1, set five years later, with Dom and Brian teaming up once again to take down a drug lord and avenge the “death” of Letty. Dom is ultimately arrested and sentenced, though en route to the prison, Brian, Mia, and Tego Leo (Tego Calderon) are seen intercepting the prison bus. Fast & Furious also introduces Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar. It was the Wonder Woman actor's first major film role.
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6. Fast Five (2011)
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
Frequent series director Justin Lin’s third Fast movie raised the stakes with massive setpieces and a supersized cast featuring Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs. Picking up where Fast & Furious left off, Dom heads to Rio de Janeiro with Mia and Brian after escaping his prison transport. A familiar tale unfolds: They steal and race souped-up street cars while on the run from another government agency, this time Luke Hobbs and the DEA. Eva Mendes’s Monica Fuentes returns in a mid-credits scene to reveal Letty is still alive.
Read our review of Fast Five.
7. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Fast 6 begins with Dom and his crew once again on the lam. Hobbs, meanwhile, is looking to take down a mercenary group led by Luke Evans’s Owen Shaw. Hobbs recruits Dom by showing him a picture of Letty, whom Dom believes to be dead, and offering him and his crew amnesty back in the U.S. As always, there are vehicular shenanigans and casualties, though things ultimately end well for the crew, and the franchise carries on. The post-credits scene introduces Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw to the series.
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8. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
The wackiest of the Fast movies timeline-wise is the series’ third movie, which actually takes place between Fast 6 and 7. The first Fast movie directed by Justin Lin features a Dom cameo but largely centers around teenage street racers Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) and Twinkie (Shad "Bow Wow" Moss), with series staple Han Lue serving as a mentor to Sean. With a $62 million haul, it's the series’ least successful entry by box office total.
Read our review of Tokyo Drift.
9. Furious 7 (2015)
The series’ biggest box office success to date is Furious 7, which grossed over $350 million — no other Fast film has cleared $250 million. It’s also the most well-received critically with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 82% (five points better than runner-up Fast Five). Furious 7 picks up at the end of Tokyo Drift, with Statham’s Deckard Shaw serving as the main villain. It was directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring, Aquaman).
This is the last Fast film with Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner, as Walker died during the time of its filming. Furious 7 ends with an emotional farewell to Brian/Walker.
Read our review of Furious 7.
10. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
Order is restored here as Fast 8 follows Fast 7 in both the real and fictional timelines. The film’s stacked cast includes Charlize Theron, Russell Crowe, Scott Eastwood, and Helen Mirren, alongside series regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johson, and Jason Statham. In addition to the expected dose of fast cars, over-the-top action, and double-crossing, Fast 8 finds time for cyberterrorism and the threat of nuclear war.
Read our review of The Fate of the Furious.
11. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
The series’ only spinoff film to date stars Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw. The duo, who became buddies after escaping prison together in the previous film, are tasked with saving humanity from a deadly virus. The spinoff also brings the legendary Idris Elba into the fold as villainous super soldier Brixton Lore.
Back in 2020, Johnson said he was working on a Hobbs and Shaw sequel, though he vowed to never again appear in the mainline films due to a feud with Vin Diesel. So as it stands there are currently no discussions happening for a sequel.
Read our review of Hobbs and Shaw.
12. F9 (2021)
The series’ most recent film, once again directed by Justin Lin, pits Dom and the crew against Jakob Toretto, Dom’s estranged brother played by John Cena. The family’s all here for this one, as nearly every major series player to date returns, in addition to new blood like Cena, Michael Rooker, and Cardi B. The plot involves another threat to humanity: Project Aries, a device capable of controlling all of the world's weapon systems. As always, that plot is foiled, in part thanks to Roman and Tej flying a Pontiac into space.
Read our review of Fast and Furious 9.
13. Fast X (2023)
Where to watch: Coming to theaters on May 19, 2023.
Fast X is set to be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious franchise. Dom will have to protect his family from a new enemy named Dante (Jason Momoa) who is looking for revenge after the death of his father in Fast 5. Fast X won't be released in theaters unil May 19, 2023.
How to Watch the Fast and Furious Movies By Release Date
- The Fast and the Furious (2001)
- The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003 – short film)
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
- Fast & Furious (2009)
- Los Bandoleros (2009 – short film)
- Fast Five (2011)
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
- Hobbs & Shaw (2019 – spinoff film)
- F9 (2021)
- Fast X (May 19, 2023)
The Future of The Fast and Furious Movies
When Fast X premieres in May 2023, it'll be the end of the mainline The Fast and Furious movies, but that doesn't mean we're done with the universe. There still may be spinoffs coming, like 2019's Hobbs & Shaw – though it doesn't look like a sequel to that spinoff is coming any time soon. There's also a rumored The Fast and Furious spinoff that will supposedly be led by the women of the series, according to a report from Syfy. Though, again, nothing is confirmed there, either.
And the only reason that the series is seemingly so disjointed is that it was that Universal practically ran out of gas with 2 Fast 2 Furious, discovered they had more fuel in the tank with the character of Han in Tokyo Drift, and then decided to make all of the sequels prequels in order to give more screen-time to Han ...How to watch the Fast and Furious movies in chronological order? ›
- The Fast and the Furious (2001) ...
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) ...
- Fast & Furious (2009) ...
- Fast Five (2011) ...
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013) ...
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) ...
- The Fate of the Furious (2017) ...
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
And the only reason that the series is seemingly so disjointed is that it was that Universal practically ran out of gas with 2 Fast 2 Furious, discovered they had more fuel in the tank with the character of Han in Tokyo Drift, and then decided to make all of the sequels prequels in order to give more screen-time to Han ...Is Fast 10 the last movie? ›
Fast & Furious 10, officially titled Fast X, is set to be the last chapter in the series, bringing the adventures of Vin Diesel's Dominic Torreto to a close.Is Fast and Furious on HBO Max? ›
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift — HBO Max (US), digital on-demand (UK) Fast & Furious — Peacock (US), digital on-demand (UK) Fast Five — Peacock (US), digital on-demand (UK)What's the actual order of Fast and Furious? ›
Paul Walker wasn't asked to return because the studio felt he was too old. The first draft of the script featured the return of Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto. This is only Fast and the Furious film not to star Paul Walker (prior to his death).Why was Vin Diesel in Tokyo Drift? ›
Following respectable test screenings of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Universal still felt it needed a star cameo; Vin Diesel agreed to reprise his role as Dominic Toretto for a brief cameo, in exchange for Universal's ownership to rights of the Riddick series and character, in lieu of financial payment.Why is Tokyo Drift in the future? ›
But the main reason Tokyo Drift was shifted into the future of the Fast and Furious timeline was that it saw Sung Kang's Han Lue die in a car crash. Presumably, so that fans could see more of Han, Kang returned for Fast and Furious, Fast Five and Fast and Furious 6.What is the unofficial Fast and Furious prequel? ›
Better Luck Tomorrow stars Parry Shen, Sung Kang, Jason Tobin, Roger Fan, and John Cho and is based loosely on the murder of Stuart Tay, a teenager from Orange County, California, by four Sunny Hills High School honor students on December 31, 1992.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that the upcoming Fast X film will mention the late Paul Walker and his character Brian, with Diesel promising that the franchise will say “goodbye” to the character as it wraps up.Will fast 11 be the last? ›
Sequel. A sequel, which is planned to serve as the eleventh and final main installment, is in development. Prior to development of Fast X, in June 2021, Diesel said, "Every story deserves its ending. I know people are going to feel like it doesn't have to end, but I think all good things should.Will there be a F&F 10? ›
In July 2020, Universal Pictures announced that Fast and Furious 10 will be released in theaters on April 7, 2023.
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Fast & Furious | Disney+Is Hobbs and Shaw before F9? ›
Furious 7 (2015) The Fate of the Furious (2017) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) F9 (2021)Is F9 before Tokyo Drift? ›
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Furious 7 (2015) Fate of the Furious (2017) F9 (2021)How old is Vin Diesel? › Who is playing Brian O Conner in Fast 10? › Will Paul Walker be in fast 11? ›
Fast 11 Will Give Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner A True Goodbye, Says Vin Diesel. Fast & Furious 11 is currently planned to mark the end of the long-running franchise, and star Vin Diesel shares that the film will feature a touching goodbye to Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner.
The only Fast and Furious movie that doesn't feature at least a cameo by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto. The reason for Vin Diesel not appearing is due to his filming of xXx (2002) at the time. The electrical device used by the police throughout the film to disable the cars is non-existent in reality.Was Tokyo Drift planned? ›
But originally, the film was written around Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto, says Chris Morgan, who wrote Tokyo Drift and every subsequent globe-trotting adventure. “There was an open writing call for the third film,” he told UPROXX. “I think originally I came in and pitched.Why is dom at the end of Tokyo Drift? ›
Oh, and speaking of Diesel, he does end up showing up in Tokyo Drift – the actor agreed to a fun little cameo as Dom Toretto in the film's closing moments as part of a trade-off with Universal to get the rights to Pitch Black and his Riddick character.What was the old muscle car in Tokyo Drift? ›
The 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback is a major car driven by Sean Boswell in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Sean wins the race and becomes the new Drift King, and afterward, others call him D.K., suggesting that the pseudonym is passed on when another person wins a race against the Drift King. In the last scene of the movie, Vin Diesel has a cameo, appearing as Dom Toretto and challenging Sean to a drift race.What is the orange car from Tokyo Drift? ›
The same holds true for the RX-7 which was built by Veilside as a show car to show off its Fortune wide-body kit. It then went off to a Tokyo Auto Salon and was then purchased from Veilside for use in “Tokyo Drift.” Originally red, the RX-7 was repainted House of Color Sunset Pearl orange for filming.What did Han say to Sean in Tokyo Drift? ›
Han : Life's simple, you make choices and you don't look back. Shawn Boswell : [Shawn engages the nitrous in Han's RX-7 and zips past a Skyline.Which Fast and Furious movie can I skip? ›
Tokyo Drift is the third in the series but actually set way later in the timeline, so you'll want to skip that and jump to Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. Then you can watch Tokyo Drift. After that, hop to franchise best Furious 7.Why is there no Fast and Furious 9? ›
F9 was originally scheduled for worldwide release by Universal Pictures on April 19, 2019, but was delayed several times, first due to the release of Hobbs & Shaw (2019) and planned release of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film No Time to Die (2021), and then the COVID-19 pandemic.What is year one in Fast and Furious? ›
If you think you've seen this car, you have. It's Year One's "Bandit" version of the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am and it's been in virtually every hot-rodding magazine and featured on every Web site.
"It's something that is planned. This movie jumps back and forth between the past and the present. You will see Brian in the past, you won't see Brian in the present. It's something that everybody has to be on board with.Is Brian mentioned in F9? ›
Brian O'Conner isn't seen in "F9," but the character's absence is explained. Additionally, the film contains two respectful nods to Brian near the film's end.Who is replacing Brian in Fast and Furious? ›
His character, Brian O'Conner, has been kept alive on screen using CGI and the late actor's two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker as body doubles.Will there be a Fast 12? ›
There will not be a twelfth mainline installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.Who pulled up at the end of Fast 9? ›
The blue Nissan suggests that the identity of the driver is none other than Brian O'Connor, who watched over his and Dom's kids in F9 but was noticeably absent. While Brian O'Connor's cars have multiplied and grown into an impressive collection over seven films, he is mostly known for driving blue Nissan GT-Rs.Who is the villain in Fast and Furious 11? ›
Then there's Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who's something of an anti-hero and switches sides whenever it suits him, just like Jakob (John Cena). And Fast X will introduce a new, unknown villain played by Jason Mamoa, adding to the movie's immense star power.Are they bringing back Brian in Fast and Furious? ›
Fans' hearts were broken when Paul Walker, who portrayed Brian O'Conner, passed away in 2013. However, it appears that the franchise is going to offer fans some sort of resolution, as it has been confirmed that Brian O'Conner will be showing up in the next few Fast and Furious film.Does HBO have Fast and Furious? ›
F9: The Fast Saga | Watch the Movie on HBO | HBO.com.Is F9 on Netflix? ›
Watch F9: The Fast Saga | Netflix.Does Paramount plus have Fast and Furious? ›
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You are able to stream Fast & Furious by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu. You are able to stream Fast & Furious for free on NBC.Is Fast and Furious on prime? ›
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Fast & Furious (2009) Fast Five (2011) Fast & Furious 6 (2013) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)Why isn t Dom in Hobbs and Shaw? ›
In spite of this, neither Hobbs nor Shaw call in an old friend like Dom Toretto, who has worked with both men in the past and possesses a similar skill set which would be useful in taking Brixton out. This is most likely because of an ongoing feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.Is Dom Toretto in Hobbs and Shaw? ›
In addition to Diesel as Dom Toretto, there's Michelle Rodriguez as his wife Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as the wisecracking Roman Pearce, Ludacris and Nathalie Emmanuel as tech experts Tej Parker and Ramsey respectively, Jordana Brewster as Dom's sister Mia Toretto, Helen Mirren as militia leader Magdalene Shaw,...How many movies are in the Fast and Furious trilogy? ›
There are currently nine films in the main "Fast and Furious" franchise, with the 10th, "Fast X," set to release on May 19, 2023. There are other movies in the series, including a "Hobbs and Shaw" spin off, its planned sequel and a planned, untitled, woman-led spin-off.Will there be a Fast and Furious 11? ›
Yes, there will be a Fast and Furious 11. Director and cast are already signed up, and the film will be the final Fast and Furious movie. Having replaced Justin Lin on Fast X, Louis Leterrier was recently confirmed as Fast and Furious 11 director.Is Fast and Furious on Disney? ›
Fast & Furious | Disney+What is Fast 4 called? ›
Fast & Furious (also known as Fast & Furious 4) is a 2009 action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan.Where does Tokyo Drift fit in? ›
Although it was the third Fast film to be released in cinemas, Tokyo Drift is actually set between Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7. Swerving away from the story of Brian and Dom, the film follows a completely new set of characters led by Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), a student forced to move to Japan to avoid jail time.
Brian O'Connor's return in Fast & Furious 11 creates a massive challenge for the franchise in terms of closing his story. After starring in all but one of the first seven Fast & Furious movies, Paul Walker's character was firmly established as one of the franchise leads.Will there be Fast 12? ›
After the tenth and eleventh films, there will be no more Fast and Furious movies. The team behind the film has even stated that this will be a two-part finale to the saga, akin to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.Will there be a Furious 12? ›
It is confirmed that Fast & Furious 11 is the final movie in the main franchise saga.How long is Tokyo Drift? › How old is Brian in Fast and Furious 1? ›
The Fast And The Furious (2001)
In this case, Brian would have been 22 or 23 years old.
Amnesia. However, Letty was not killed by the explosion. Gisele Yashar, an employee of Arturo Braga, brought the wounded and amnesiac Letty to the hospital. She was found two days later in the hospital by Owen Shaw, who had gone there to kill her.