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How (& Where) To Watch By Release Date & Chronologically

The Fast & Furious franchise is made up of 11 films that can be watched according to release date or chronological order. Most movies in the franchise center around Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto, a street racer, and his loyal circle of family and friends. Over the years, multiple actors have reprised their roles in the Fast & Furious films, either as leads or supporting players. Across the different movies, Dom and his team take part in daring street races, heists, and spy plots. The Fast & Furious franchise has become known for its recurring theme of family and incredible action sequences that defy the laws of physics.

With 11 films released and more planned, it is no secret that the Fast & Furious movies have been commercially successful. Because the movies have spanned decades, the franchise represents how the typical Hollywood action blockbuster has evolved over the years. As film technology improves, so do the special effects and stunts shown in Fast & Furious films. The lore behind Fast & Furious movies has also intensified with prequels, sequels, and spin-offs as more characters are introduced. The franchise is expected to expand its universe even more to give its original characters a proper sendoff with the upcoming 2025 sequel Fast 11.

RELATED: Fast & Furious Complete Timeline (Including Fast X Flashbacks & Retcons)

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto and Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in The Fast and the Furious 2001

Released in 2001, The Fast and the Furious seems quaint compared to what the franchise has become. In the franchise’s debut film, LAPD officer Brian (Paul Walker) goes undercover to solve a hijacking case and discovers the world of street racing as he finds himself involved with Dominic’s crew. Instead of arresting Dom at the end of the movie, Brian lets him go and gives him a car to escape, calling back to the first night the two street raced together. Brian and Dom’s friendship is a core part of the franchise, and the first film succeeds in setting up the connection between the two.

Available to stream on Peacock and Sling TV.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious Cole Hauser Carter Verone

2 Fast 2 Furious is a direct sequel to The Fast in the Furious, but instead of taking place in Los Angeles, the film is set in Miami. It is also the only movie of the main storyline that does not include Diesel’s character Dominic. In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian is hiding out in Miami, and he works with his childhood friend Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) to help the government arrest a drug lord named Carter Verone (Cole Hauser). 2 Fast 2 Furious sets up a reoccurring plot of the main protagonists working with law enforcement to catch other criminals in exchange for immunity or protection.

Available to stream on Peacock, Sling TV, and USA Network.

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Sean V DK in Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

Taking place after the events of The Fast in the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift follows Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) when he is sent to live in Tokyo with his father (Brian Goodman). In Japan, he becomes enthralled with learning how to drift, and he meets Dom’s friend Han Lue (Sung Kang). Diesel also makes a cameo as Dominic at the end of the film. When Tokyo Drift was released in 2006 it mainly functioned as a standalone film. Because of Han’s character arc in later Fast & Furious entries, it now serves as an important connecting piece in the franchise.

Available to stream on Peacock.

Fast & Furious (2009)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in Fast & Furious

The fourth franchise entry is where the Fast & Furious movie order gets a bit trickier. It is the fourth movie in the franchise but takes place five years after the events of The Fast and the Furious, and before The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The movie cements Brian and Dom’s friendship and solidifies that Brian belongs in Dom’s family. When Dom is sentenced to prison, Brian becomes disillusioned with law enforcement and resigns from the FBI. At the end of the film, Brian is seen as a member of Dom’s crew, helping him escape.

Available to stream on Peacock and Sling TV.

Fast Five (2011)
Brian and Dom grin at the vault full of money in Fast Five

Fast Five is a sequel to Fast & Furious, and it takes place before the events of Tokyo Drift. For fans wanting to watch the Fast & Furious movies in order of release date, it is the fifth movie in the franchise. Fast Five kicks off where Fast & Furious ended with Brian and Mia (Jordana Brewster) helping free Dom. The central plot follows Brian, Dominic, and Mia trying to conduct a heist while a DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) attempts to arrest them. Fast Five signals the transformation of the franchise with the introduction of Hobbs, as it expands the series’ worldview outside of Dom’s original family.

Available to stream on Peacock and Sling TV.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Brian, Mia, Dom, Letty, Han, Tej, and Roman say grace in Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6 takes place before Tokyo Drift and after Fast Five. In the movie, Dom’s crew works together with Hobbs to try and overthrow criminal Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). The film acts as a prequel to Tokyo Drift and sets up a future spin-off with the introduction of Jason Statham as Owen’s brother Deckard Shaw. Fast & Furious 6 also reintroduces Dominic’s love interest Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) after she was thought to be dead in Fast Five. This starts the trend of characters in the franchise coming back after it was thought they were killed off, making the Fast & Furious saga more complicated to follow.

Available to rent or purchase on Amazon Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft, DirecTV, Redbox, and AMC on Demand.

Furious 7 (2015)
Brian looks serious in Furious 7

Paul Walker died during production for Furious 7, and the movie marks the last time Brian appears in the franchise. Following Walker’s death, Brian’s storyline for Furious 7 was rewritten, and the film ended with Brian officially retiring and raising a family with Mia. Furious 7 also included a tribute to Walker that highlighted his friendship with Diesel and his years of playing Brian. While the movie’s plot features the return of Statham’s character Deckard Shaw, what stands out the most about Furious 7 is Walker’s impact on the franchise, making it the most emotional film in the series to date.

Available to stream on Peacock and Sling TV.

Related: Maintaining Brian’s Furious 7 Ending Is Worth The Fast X Plot Holes

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Cypher coerces Dom to betray his friends

The Fate of the Furious is a sequel to Furious 7, and Brian and Mia are not present in the film, as it directly follows the storyline of Brian’s retirement. The movie introduces Charlize Theron’s villain character Cipher. In the movie, Cipher manipulates Dom into turning against his own team, putting hi in a precarious position that was fresh and nerve-wracking to watch. Deckard Shaw also officially joins Dom, Hobbs, and the rest of the group, setting up the spin-off, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.

Available to stream on fuboTV, DirecTV, and Sling TV.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw (2019)
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham take down bad guys in Hobbs and Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is the first official spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise. While not a direct sequel, Hobbs and Shaw takes place after the events of The Fate of the Furious. In the movie, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw must work together to stop terrorist Brixton Lore (Idris Elba) alongside Deckard’s sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby). While the spin-off features impressive battles between the characters, it deviates from the franchise’s original focus of street racing. With the success of Hobbs and Shaw, the movie demonstrated that the franchise can be successful without focusing on the original characters.

Available to stream on fuboTV and DirecTV.

F9 (2021)
F9 Dom and Letty pic

F9 returns to the primary storyline of the Fast & Furious series. It is the 10th film of the franchise and takes place after The Fate of the Furious and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. F9 features the return of some familiar faces with Theron reprising her role as Cipher, Brewster returning as Mia, and Kang surprising fans by returning as Han who was presumed dead. The movie also introduces John Cena to the franchise as Jakob, Dom’s younger brother. With so many characters and connecting storylines, F9 is the best example of how expansive Fast & Furious universe became over the years.

Available to rent or purchase on Amazon Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft, Redbox, DirecTV, AMC on Demand, Flix Fling, Spectrum on Demand, and Alamo on Demand.

Fast X (2023)
Tess and Aimes next to each other in Fast X

Along with the main beloved characters, Cena returns as Jakob and Theron is present again as Cipher in the franchise’s newest release, Fast X. The movie also introduces new characters including Brie Larson as Tess and Jason Momoa as Hernan Reyes. Hobbs is only present in a mid-credits scene, which sets up Hernan as a possible antagonist against Hobbs for future films. Unlike other films in the franchise, Fast X ends on a cliffhanger instead of the team being safe. This deviation hints that future Fast & Furious movies like Fast 11 can take on a different structure when the original characters eventually exit.

Available to rent or purchase on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft, Redbox, DirectTV, and Spectrum on Demand.

Fast & Furious Movies In Chronological Order
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

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) Furious 7 (2015) The Fate Of The Furious (2017) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw (2019) F9 (2021) Fast X (2023)

There is a certain appeal to watching the Fast & Furious movies in order of when they were released, particularly because the movies’ universe, budget, and tone grow larger as the films continue. When watched in order of release date, the tone of Tokyo Drift fits the style of the first two Fast & Furious films. However, for fans who have difficulty following storylines and time jumps, it can be beneficial to watch the movies in chronological order, particularly with Han’s death being retconned in the series due to the character’s popularity.

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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

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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