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Every Fast & The Furious Movie, Ranked By Letterboxd

After the release of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, it would’ve been hard to see it becoming a blockbuster franchise. It was popular but not something you’d expect to be a billion-dollar series. That was even less likely after Vin Diesel missed most of the two sequels.

However, he and the rest of the original cast returned in 2009 and since then, the Fast & Furious franchise has become one of the highest-grossing in movie history. They’ve gone bigger with each entry, introduced interesting new characters, and they’re all fun. While not all were critical hits, the users on Letterboxd have been mostly positive about each installment.
Updated on November 17th, 2022, by Kevin Pantoja: The news that Fast X is on the horizon has fans of the Fast and the Furious franchise as excited as ever. Add in the rumors of an all-female spin-off and the success of 2021’s F9 and there are plenty of reasons to be pumped. Fans can rewatch the iconic series in full or if they want to simply check out the best of the bunch, the ratings on Letterboxd can help you figure out which those are.

F9 (2021) – 2.56
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Jakob Toretto mocks Dom after getting released by Otto's men in F9

The latest entry into the franchise, F9, surprisingly has the lowest score of the series. It seems like most of the criticism comes from the fact that even for a franchise known for being over the top, this went a bit too far with storylines like two characters going into space in a car.

On the plus side, fans were elated at the return of Han and John Cena’s turn as Dom’s brother Jakob Toretto made him one of the better villains of the series. It also set the tone for the final few installments. Most reviews have it at three stars (22%).

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – 2.77
Rent On Apple TV

Hobbs and Shaw walk while holding a hammer and a bat, respectively

On paper, this should’ve been so much better. By the time 2019 rolled around, the series had become massive and knew how to get mileage out of the over-the-top high-octane scenes. Throw in Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham playing off of each other and Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby in the supporting cast and Hobbs & Shaw was a recipe for success.

The cast was praised, including the surprise appearances from Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart. However, many fans felt it was a bit bloated with a runtime of over two hours. 27% of the reviews give it the three star treatment, with it getting lower on each side as it goes on.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – 2.82
Stream On Peacock

Devon Aoki and Ludacris check out an engine in 2 Fast 2 Furious

It’s usually widely agreed upon that 2 Fast 2 Furious is the worst entry in this series. That’s not to say that it’s a bad movie, it just comes at a really weird time. Without the original cast other than Paul Walker, it at times feels like a straight-to-DVD sequel rather than a major theatrical one.

The scores on this were less than enthusiastic as most reviews gave it either three stars (20%) or two stars (17%). Still, the 2003 sequel was important as it introduced Roman Pierce (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej Parker (Ludacris), who would go on to appear in multiple foll0w-ups.

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) – 2.82
Rent On Vudu

Dom holds his son Brian in Fate of the Furious

With F9 on the horizon and Hobbs & Shaw being a spin-off, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious was technically the most recent entry in the series. By this point, it could be considered tough to find new things for these characters to face. Thankfully, this film found a unique concept.

It used a cyberterrorist (Charlize Theron) to pit Dominic against his family, giving eveyrthing a whole new spin. That, plus the huge scale that a lot of the later movies have and the steady hand of F. Gary Gray as director made this mostly work. Again, three stars is the common score (28%), with three and a half (15%) following closely behind.

Fast & Furious (2009) – 2.84
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Dom reaches out of his car to hold Letty, who is on the windshield

In terms of sheer importance, this was arguably the most pivotal movie in the franchise. Released in 2009, Fast & Furious was the fourth installment and it brought back the original cast of Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster, which set the tone going forward.

While it was nice to have the cast back and the twist of Rodriguez’s Letty dying (apparently) was interesting, it doesn’t quite hold up. 30% of the reviews have it smack dab in the middle at three stars, showing that this is a good but not quite great entry into the beloved series.

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) – 2.97
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Han drifts through Tokyo in an orange and black Mazda RX7 in Tokyo Drift

By many longtime fans of the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is often considered to be the underrated darling of them all. It’s understandable that so many overlooked it considering none of the original cast returned for this third entry released in 2006.

Ultimately, it proved to be an important one. Justin Lin took over as director and helped develop a style that would run through the following movies. There was also the debut of Han (Sung Kang), one of the most popular characters from the franchise. While three stars is the typical rating (25%), there are actually a solid number of perfect five star scores (5%).

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) – 3.09
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Roman dives onto another car

Justin Lin is arguably at his very best behind the camera in 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. The previous entry did wonders in terms of taking things to the next level and this continues that trend. The post-credits stinger after Fast Five revealed that Letty was still alive and that became the heart of this film.

This entire plot centered on the core team working together to bring Letty back into the fold and fix her amnesia. It features the wild action you’d expect, while Luke Evans made for a compelling villain who would return later on. Once again, three stars was given out a lot (30%), with four stars not far behind (16%).

Furious 7 (2015) – 3.22
Stream On Peacock

Dom and Brian look at the Lykan Hypersport in Furious 7

Surprisingly, after everything Justin Lin did to rejuvenate the series, he wasn’t at the helm of Furious 7. Instead, the honor went to Saw and Aquaman director James Wan. In fact, his work behind the camera for this 2015 film was arguably what helped him land Aquaman in the first place.

After Evans’ Owen Shaw lost in the previous film, his brother Deckard vowed vengeance on the family and was the main villain here. Along with the absurd set pieces (like skydiving with cars or driving across several buildings), there was the emotion of this being Paul Walker’s last appearance after his untimely death. 26% of users gave this three stars, 20% gave it three and a half, and 18% have it at four stars.

The Fast And The Furious (2001) – 3.23
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Dom and Brian look concerned after surviving a car crash in The Fast and the Furious

Sometimes it can be difficult to top the original. In 2001, The Fast and the Furious arrived and was a surprise hit at the box office. Watching this movie is interesting because it doesn’t feel all that much like what the franchise went on to become as it’s much smaller in scale.

Instead of saving the world, it’s a story about stolen items and street racing. Despite that, it actually works well because of the relationship between the characters and it’s held up by series fans. Three stars is often the rating given (30%), with a fair amount given this four stars as well (15%).

Fast Five (2011) – 3.41
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Hobbs shoots a machine gun in Fast Five

It’s kind of fitting that this is the highest-scoring film of them all because of what it means for the franchise. In the eyes of many, 2011’s Fast Five marked a huge change. This was when things really went from being small-time to becoming a series with incredibly high stakes.

This is basically a mock Ocean’s Eleven, as it consists of a heist and brings together characters from the previous movies to work together. Plus, it also sees the debut of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, who would become a staple going forward. Interestingly, this is the lone movie where the highest rating is a tie, as both three and four stars were given out 23% of the time each.
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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

Related 10 Most Exciting Things To Expect From Fast 11 Fast & Furious 11 will pull all the strings to become bigger than the previous installments, and here is why the film is worth being excited about.

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

Related Vin Diesel May Have Spoiled Fast & Furious 11’s Ending With $2.7 Billion Movie Comparison Dom’s death happening in Fast & Furious 11 may have been spoiled already, with Vin Diesel comparing the upcoming movie to another big franchise.

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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