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Every Fast & Furious Movie Ranked, According To Ranker

The Fast & Furious franchise has as many admirers as it does detractors but it’s always guaranteed to reek in hundreds of millions of dollars with each new installment. Critics might not always love the cheesy moments and all-too-basic plots but fans do, hence the guaranteed box office returns.

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So far, there have been ten installments in the franchise, but which one among them do fans like more? Opinions vary, but there is one place where the consensus of fans can be found. Ranker relies on fan votes to construct its lists and so far, audiences have had their say about which movies they hate and like.

Fast 9 (2021)
Jakob yells at Dom in F9

While enjoying his retirement, Dom is forced to spring back into action once again when his long-lost brother, Jakob Toretto reappears. Han, who was previously thought to be dead, also turns out to be alive.

The numerous cheesy scenes in Fast 9 are a big reason why it’s the least appreciated installment in the franchise. Jakob isn’t convincing enough as a villain either and the franchise once again uses the tired tropes of a major character having a brother as well as the antagonist eventually joining Dom and his crew. Nonetheless, the movie has far more ambitious stunts than any other in the franchise.

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Deckard Shaw fights while holding Dom's baby in Fast & Furious

In The Fate of the Furious, Dom and his crew encounter a mysterious villain named Cipher who is keen on causing World War 3. And for the first time, Dom is convinced to turn against his “family.”

The movie packs in plenty of unforgettable moments, including one where Dom wins a race by racing in reverse and another where Deckard Shaw takes on Cipher’s baddies inside a plane while holding Dom’s baby. However, the major flaw is clearly the plot, as the one about a villain keen on destroying the world feels a bit cliche.

Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
A wounded Hobbs and Shaw looking in the same direction

The first spinoff sees Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs being paired together to stop the cybernetic villain Brixton Lore and retrieve the supervirus known as “Snowflake” while at it. The two don’t get along at first, they manage to carry out the mission efficiently.

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Hobbs & Shaw fully embraces the comedy and sci-fi genres. Throughout the movie, the two main characters are unable to refrain from throwing shady burns each other’s way. The introduction of a robotic antagonist feels a bit odd for a franchise that was simply about cars at first but it still works. There are lesser high-speed chases too but the numerous fight scenes perfectly fill the void.

Fast & Furious (2009)
Drug lord Arturo Braga gets jailed in Fast & Furious (2009)

Dom, a fugitive, and Brian, an FBI agent team up to stop the heroin dealer and one of the richest Fast & Furious villains, Arturo Braga. However, they must learn to put their differences aside first.

It’s perhaps the least talked about installment and that’s because there are hardly any compelling characters. Apart from Dom and Brian, no one else shines. The title isn’t creative enough compared to the rest of the movies and this presumably contributed to fan disinterest. To date, it still has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score too (28%).

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2005)
Han teaches Sean how to drift in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

A teenage petrol head is sent to Tokyo to live with his father. There he meets another petrolhead and thief named Han who introduces him to the city’s underworld.

Tokyo Drift is unique because it’s the first installment that’s entirely set outside the United States. Once again, Dom isn’t a part of the proceedings though he does make a brief cameo. And for fans who fell in love with the franchise specifically because of car chases, there is more than enough drifting and overtaking.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Roman and Brian take a breather after fighting in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Brian’s childhood friend, Roman Pearce, is released from prison with a condition in 2 Fast 2 Furious.. He then has to help in taking down a popular Miami drug lord.

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2 Fast 2 Furious perfectly introduces Roman and highlights all the qualities that have made him a fan-favorite character. His exchanges with Brian are extremely hilarious and his driving skills are more than exceptional. And with a sunny Miami setting, the movie feels much more grounded, guaranteed to impress fans that don’t enjoy the current globe-trotting escapades.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Tej warns his crew at the NATO base after he spots Owen Shaw commandeering a tank in Furious 6

Seeking to stop Owen Shaw, Hobbs enlists the help of Dom and his team in Fast & Furious 6. This marks a turning point in the relationship between the lawman and the criminal crew.

Though the villain isn’t strong enough, this movie has some of the best Fast & Furious scenes of all time. This includes one where Dom’s crew chases Owen’s Antonov An-124 on the runway. The mid-credits sequence is also on Marvel’s levels of brilliance as it involves the introduction of an even better villain in Deckard Shaw.

Furious 7 (2015)
Dom and Brian standing next to a red supercar in Furious 7

Dom’s crew has to deal with the much more formidable Deckard Shaw who is seeking revenge for what they did to their brother. The crew also has to prevent a program from falling into the wrong hands.

Deckard is such a brilliant villain that it’s a shame he was eventually turned into one of the good guys. He proves to be one of the best fighters in Fast & Furious when he takes on Hobbs and Dom in extremely brutal scenes. The stunts are magnificently choreographed too, with one where Dom drives through different skyscrapers, sticking to the minds of fans to date. There’s the emotional goodbye for Brian too in the end.

Fast Five (2011)
Dom and Brian jump out of a car that's about to dive into a lake in Fast Five

Dom and Brian recruit some of the most capable drivers from around the world to conduct a $100 million heist in Rio. Their mission isn’t a smooth one because DSS agent Luke Hobbs is after them.

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It’s the installment that marks the turning point of the franchise making it morph from just a series of racing movies to a box office juggernaut centered around international crime and espionage. Fast Five mostly works because it brings in most of the fan-favorite characters from the previous movies, creating an Avengers type of team-up. Having been typecast as a baddie for most of his life, Joaquim de Almeida is also very convincing as the villain Hernan Reyes.

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Letty looks sideways while sitting inside a car in The Fast and the Furious

Brian, an undercover police officer, is tasked with taking down a group of car thieves led by Dominic Toretto. However, falling in love with Dom’s sister, Mia, changes his perspective about the crew.

The Fast and the Furious is the movie that started it all and it sure does lay a strong foundation. The cars are the true stars and there are so many of them that it would be impossible for each viewer to not find their favorite. The plot isn’t complicated either, enabling audiences to enjoy the chase scenes and drama without trying too hard to figure out what’s going on.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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