This piece is meant to put your boredom in the backseat as you binge watch the action-packed F&F series. The main films of the Fast & Furious franchise are collectively known as The Fast Saga.
Fast & Furious (originally The Fast and the Furious), a media franchise is centered on a series of action films largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and spies.
But you know what, a reboot to the series that started with the fourth instalment altered the order in which fans should watch the franchise if they’re hoping to view them in a proper chronological order.
You’d know why as you progress. With this piece we have tried to put together the blocks in a chronology that could help enjoy the series much better.
The first instalment was released in 2001, which began the original trilogy of films focused on racing and culminated in the film – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). The series went under a change with Fast & Furious (2009) that transitioned the series towards heists and spying, followed by four sequels. F9 is set to be released in 2021, with a tenth planned too.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious follows Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), an undercover cop, who is tasked with discovering the identities of a group of unknown automobile hijackers led by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Brian O’Conner and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) team up to go undercover for the U.S. Customs Service to bring down drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) in exchange for the erasure of their criminal records.
Fast & Furious (2009)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Brian O’Conner and Dominic Toretto are forced to work together to avenge the murder of Toretto’s lover Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) and apprehend drug lord Arturo Braga (John Ortiz). The film is set five years after the events of The Fast and the Furious and before Tokyo Drift.
Fast Five (2011)
Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and Mia Toretto plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and their team are offered amnesty for their crimes by Luke Hobbs, in exchange for helping him take down a skilled mercenary organization led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), one member of which is Toretto’s former lover Letty Ortiz. It is the last film to be set before Tokyo Drift.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
High school car enthusiast Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) is sent to live in Tokyo with his father and finds solace in the city’s drifting community. Although this is the third film released in the franchise, it has been retroactively placed as the sixth, with the subsequent three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift.
Furious 7 (2015)
Deckard Shaw, a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother Owen, puts the team of Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner in danger once again.
Paul William Walker IV, an American actor best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise died on November 30, 2013 at the age of 40 in a single-car crash. Walker had not completed filming Furious 7 (2015) at the time of his death, which was completed after rewrites and stand-ins, including his brothers Cody and Caleb, filling in for Walker. The song ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was commissioned for the film’s soundtrack as a tribute to Walker.
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Cyberterrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron) coerces Dominic Toretto into working for her and turns him against his team, forcing them to find Dominic and take down Cipher.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Spin-off film (2019)
Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw are forced to team up with Shaw’s sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) to battle a cybernetically-enhanced terrorist named Brixton Lore (Idris Elba) threatening the world with a deadly virus. The film is set after the events of The Fate of the Furious.
Dominic Toretto and his family must face Dominic’s younger brother Jakob (John Cena), a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher, and who holds a personal vendetta against Dominic.
Untitled tenth film
An untitled tenth and final film is planned, with Lin and Casey set to return to direct and write, respectively. It was scheduled to be released on April 2, 2021 before F9 took its release date.
Untitled female-led film – Spin-off film
An untitled female-led spin-off film is in development, with Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet serving as writers.
Untitled Hobbs & Shaw sequel
A sequel that includes various new characters written to be introduced.
Enjoy and stay tuned.