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10 Best Fights In The Fast & Furious Movies, Ranked

The Fast & Furious franchise may have begun with illegal street races and truck hijackings, but the series has evolved to have some of the most physics-defying fight scenes in blockbuster cinema. While the original tetralogy of Fast & Furious films was more concerned with who could drive a quarter mile the fastest, the latter half of the series has seen the ever-growing family face several potentially world-ending threats. This escalation in stakes has meant that the Fast & Furious movies have developed the need for some truly explosive brawls and action sequences.

Following a series of disappointing entries, 2011’s Fast Five was the movie the franchise needed to re-ignite the magic of the original The Fast and the Furious film. Fast Five revived the series with several death-defying practical stunts, brutal brawls, and the addition of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Though a feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel and the tragic death of co-star Paul Walker caused numerous issues behind the scenes of the Fast & Furious franchise, the series’ incredible action scenes and familial themes have kept it going for over 20 years. Here are the ten best fight scenes in the Fast & Furious franchise, ranked:
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10 Roman And Han Get Destroyed By Jah (Fast & Furious 6)

Roman and Han prepare to fight Jah in Fast and Furious 6.

While Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Han (Sung Kang) may be fan-favorite Fast & Furious characters, this Fast & Furious 6 fight demonstrates the sheer talent of their opponent, Jah, played by martial artist Joe Taslim. Taslim exploded onto the scene in the incredible action film The Raid and got the opportunity to showcase his phenomenal skills to an even larger audience in Fast & Furious 6. In this standout scene, drivers Roman Pearce and Han Lue are chasing Jah down at London’s Waterloo Station. They quickly discover that they are severely outmatched by the henchman, who proceeds to swiftly beat both men, who barely manage to escape with their lives.

9 Letty Throws Kara Off A Ledge (Furious 7)


Following Letty’s shocking resurrection in Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7 sees her rejoin the family and face off against Ronda Rousey’s Kara during a party in Abu Dhabi. The brawl between the two is absolutely brutal, yet surprisingly acrobatic, with Rhonda Rousey utilizing all her skills as a former MMA fighter against Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty. While Roman and Han barely survive their encounter with Jah, Letty ultimately gets the upper hand against Kara by throwing her off a ledge and onto the desk of the party’s DJ. It’s a fantastic end to a brilliant fight sequence that highlights both actors’ abilities.

8 Dom And Hobbs Team Up To Wreck Owen Shaw And Klaus (Fast and Furious 6)


Fast & Furious 6 may have had one hilariously bad scene with Vin Diesel and The Rock, but this climatic fight certainly wasn’t it. Here, Dom Toretto and Luke Hobbs team up to defeat villain Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his final henchman, Klaus (Kim Kold). The highlight of this brilliantly over-the-top action sequence comes when Dom Toretto picks up the 6’4,” 320 lbs Klaus, just in time for Hobbs to come flying in and knock him out cold. It’s a truly awesome moment in a series that never bothers to obey the laws of physics.

7 Letty Sends Riley Flying (Fast and Furious 6)


Intercut with Dom and Hobbs’ spectacular fight against Owen Shaw and Klaus is Letty’s brawl with the treacherous Riley (Gina Carano). Despite this action sequence taking place on a plane attempting to take off, this particular fight is noticeably more grounded than Dom and Hobbs’. Following one of the Fast & Furious franchise’s most ridiculous scenes, Riley seems to take the upper hand when she chokes Letty against the inner wall of the plane. However, Letty ultimately comes out on top when she opens the plane’s side door and blows Riley away with a harpoon. It’s an unquestionably definitive death in a series notoriously known for constantly resurrecting characters.
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6 Hobbs And Shaw Defeat Brixton Lore, Super Soldier (Hobbs & Shaw)


One of the best fight scenes in the Fast & Furious franchise occurs in the spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. During the film’s climax, Brixton Lore (Idris Elba) attacks Hobbs’ childhood home in Samoa. To defeat a super soldier who can see their every move coming, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw have to work together to time their attacks correctly. With liberal use of slow motion and environmental weapons, the ensuing fight is simultaneously one of the funniest and most brutal in the whole Fast & Furious series. Brixton’s defeat at the hands of the titular duo is awesome to watch and ends their character arcs perfectly.

5 Brian Brawls Kiet In A Moving Cagematch (Furious 7)


During the convoy ambush in Furious 7, Brian is forced to battle Kiet (Tony Jaa) inside a moving bus. Jaa was already a world-renowned martial arts star who made his Hollywood debut in Furious 7. The fight shows Jaa’s vigor, fighting prowess, and personality, especially when his character taunts Brian after locking him in a cage onboard the crashing bus. This fight also sets up one of the best Fast & Furious stunts, when Brian is forced to jump out of the bus as it falls off a cliff. The bus brawl is incredibly exciting and truly displays just how talented a martial artist Tony Jaa is.

4 Dom Vs. Jakob: Battle Of Brothers (F9: The Fast Saga)

Dom and Jakob Toretto in F9

F9: The Fast Saga introduces Dom’s never-before-seen brother, Jakob Toretto (John Cena), as an antagonist for the family. The two brothers clash in Edinburgh, wrecking much of the city in their duel. What sets this fight apart is not only the sheer scale of damage, thanks to a giant electromagnet stolen by Tej and Roman, but also the poignancy of two once-close brothers coming to physical blows. Dom’s repeated emphasis on family, found or otherwise, really sells how tragic the battle is, while fantastic visual effects provide some brilliant visual flair.

3 Deckard Shaw Sends Luke Hobbs To Hospital (Furious 7)


In revenge for hospitalizing his brother in Fast & Furious 6, Deckard Shaw pays Luke Hobbs a visit towards the start of Furious 7. Statham sells just how dangerous Deckard Shaw is by severely injuring the almost never-beaten Dwayne Johnson due to his absurd fight rule. Even though Shaw has to use a bomb to beat Hobbs, he more than pulls his own when it comes to physical blows by contrasting Hobbs’ sheer size with his speed and quick thinking. During the fight, Shaw utilizes broken glass to stop Hobbs from pummeling him. Although Hobbs and Shaw eventually become allies, they are far from that moment in Furious 7.
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2 Luke Hobbs Joins The Team After A Brutal Fight With Dom (Fast Five)

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs in Fast and Furious 5

While Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s feud would sour the later sequels’ production, The Rock helped Fast Five become the revitalization the franchise needed. Luke Hobbs is introduced as an antagonist for Dom and the rest of the family as they plan a heist in Rio, so he tracks Toretto down. The two begin brawling after coming face to face, resulting in the two men tearing through the building they’re fighting in. Shortly after his impressive defeat, in a moment that changed the Fast & Furious franchise forever, Hobbs joins the family.

1 Dom Uses His Street Smarts To Defeat Deckard Shaw (Furious 7)

Dom and Shaw crash each other's cars in Furious 7

Dom Toretto tells Deckard Shaw that “[he’s] got family” and reveals what he does to people that mess with them in Furious 7’s climactic street fight. With Deckard having injured Hobbs and supposedly killed Han, Dom does not mess around in their all-out brawl. Dom begins by almost killing Shaw outright, firstly with his car and then with a shotgun. However, he then decides to duel Shaw, armed with metal pipes. Much like Shaw’s earlier fight with Hobbs, the sequence is swift and brutal, with both men landing heavy hits on one another.
Its ending sets this fight apart from every other in the Fast & Furious franchise. With the parking garage the two are fighting on having been structurally damaged by a missile fired by Shaw’s supposed ally Mose Jakanda (A Quiet Place 2’s Djimon Hounsou), Dom can get the upper hand and higher ground on Shaw. With a brilliantly stupid one-liner: “thing about street fights… the street always wins,” Dom sends Shaw crashing down onto the first floor. It’s a fun end to a balls-to-the-wall fight, almost encapsulating the Fast & Furious franchise’s entirety into one moment.
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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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