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10 Best Fast & Furious Car Stunts, Ranked


Fast and Furious franchise’s car stunts have evolved from grounded to outlandishly absurd but always maintained practical effects integrity.
More explosive action awaits in the next installment, which will be the franchise’s last movie in the main series.
From driving under a truck to dropping cars from planes, the Fast and Furious franchise’s best stunts are joyously ridiculous, offering thrilling action.

Over the course of 11 movies so far, the Fast and Furious franchise has delivered plenty of incredible car stunts, pushing the limits of old-school practical effects. Although the franchise started out with a relatively grounded crime story in Los Angeles, it has since spun into globetrotting movies about heists, espionage, and threats to humanity. Throughout such turbulent change, the Fast and Furious franchise’s ridiculous stunts have gotten bigger and bigger, but they have always maintained an impressive level of practical effects, even in stunts which seem completely unbelievable.

With the Fast and Furious franchise coming to an end with the next movie, there’s one last chance for some more explosive action. Stunts so far have included cars being dropped out of planes, sent over steep cliffs and smashed into each other at great speeds, so there’s no knowing what could lie in store for the final installment. Dominic Toretto and his family seem able to survive anything that their enemies throw at them, but the absurd nature of the stunts is part of their appeal. Fast and Furious makes no claim to being realistic, and its best stunts are joyously outlandish.

the fast and the furious cast crew

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10 Dom Drives Underneath A Truck
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and The Furious truck stunt

Looking back at The Fast and the Furious shows the humble beginnings of the franchise. The stunts may have gotten bigger and more absurd in later movies, but the more grounded stunts of The Fast and the Furious can often be more thrilling by comparison. While the later stunts use CGI to embellish the action, the earliest movies are all about jaw-dropping stunt driving, and everything is real. During one of the crew’s earliest heists in The Fast and the Furious, Dom must slide his car beneath a truck when the road becomes too narrow in front of them.

9 Jumping From Skyscraper To Skyscraper
Furious 7 (2015)
The skyscraper car jump in Furious 7

Furious 7 bid farewell to Paul Walker, and it remains one of the franchise’s best movies. As well as having an emotional story line, Furious 7 certainly doesn’t skimp on explosive stunts. With no other option as they try to make a quick getaway, Dom and Brian are forced to jump a rare supercar from one skyscraper in Abu Dhabi to another. After their brakes stop working, they have to repeat the death-defying feat. The stunt used extensive CGI, but the production team really did drive a car out of a glass building, albeit at a much lower height.

8 Racing On A Frozen Lake
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Dom's crew dodges attacks from Cipher's men in Russia in Fate Of The Furious

The submarine was added using CGI, but the massive explosion was achieved using practical effects.

The Fate of the Furious introduces Cipher, one of the most interesting Fast and Furious villains. Cipher adds a whole new type of threat to the franchise, even hijacking a nuclear submarine. As the crew race to trap the submarine in a narrow bay, they are pursued across a frozen lake by a small army of Cipher’s goons. The scene features plenty of great stunt driving, and it ends with the submarine bursting up from below the ice. The submarine was added using CGI, but the massive explosion was achieved using practical effects.

7 The Wrecking Ball Bomb In Rome
Fast X (2023)
Italy bomb ball scene Fast X

The most exhilarating moments in Fast X all involve Jason Momoa’s Dante in some way. The flamboyant villain isn’t just out for his own self-interest, he also seems to enjoy the theatricality of his duel with Dom and his family. The sequence in Rome is a perfect example of this, as he unleashes a bouncing bomb in the streets and watches in glee as Dom and Letty must evade it. The narrow, ancient streets of Rome are the perfect playground for the stunt drivers. Fast X’s cliffhanger ending sets up an explosive end to the franchise.

6 The Tank Bursts Out Of A Truck
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
A tank bursting from inside a truck in Fast and Furious 6.

The tank’s sudden appearance in the highway chase in Fast & Furious 6 is among the franchise’s most shocking moments. Just as Dom and the rest of the crew think the odds may be in their favor, the tank bursts free from the back of a truck, tearing it to shreds like tissue paper. The souped-up tank accelerated off of a special ramp built into the back of the truck, and the effect of it obliterating parts of the highway is all genuine. It may be utterly implausible, but the tank scene is undeniably fun to watch.

5 A Gas Tanker Tumbles Off A Cliff
Fast & Furious (2009)
A gas tanker explodes on a cliffside in Fast & Furious (2009)

Fast & Furious may not be considered among the best Fast and Furious movies, but it still has its fair share of remarkable stunts. The opening scene sees Dom orchestrating a heist on a massive gas truck in the Dominican Republic. The movie hits its highest point early on, as the truck spins out of control and crashes over the side of a cliff, igniting the gas into an immense fireball. The explosion was shot using practical effects, and this gives it even more impact. Unfortunately, the rest of Fast & Furious struggles to live up to this thrilling start.

4 Driving Through A Minefield
F9: The Fast Saga (2021)
Minefield scene from F9

F9 took on the difficult task of raising the stakes once again, and the early sequence in the fictional Central American country of Montequinto stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the franchise’s best. The scene uses real land mines buried in the ground, sending real cars flying into the air with each explosion. The scene abruptly shifts gears between thrilling fun and nervous tension when Roman must clamber out of a car which is dangling perilously over a mine. The chase across a minefield is an early highlight of F9, and it helps reintroduce the danger that Cipher carries.

3 Raining Self-Driving Cars
The Fate of the Furious (2017)

The Fast and Furious franchise is well-known for treating cars like toys, smashing them together and throwing them around haphazardly, and very few scenes illustrate this as clearly as The Fate of the Furious’ raining cars scene. Cipher manages to hack into every self-driving car in New York City, and she sends them hurtling toward a Russian Minister of Defense’s convoy. Even cars which are several floors off the ground in parking garages start to shoot toward the convoy. The result at ground level is wonderfully choreographed chaos, with the city transformed into a war zone.

2 The Vault Chase
Fast Five (2011)

The bank vault scene used a few different vaults, one of which could be driven from the inside, with the wheels low to the ground so they wouldn’t show up on camera.

Fast Five brought Dwayne Johnson to the Fast and Furious franchise, and it began to pull away from all-out racing and move toward a broader style of action. Some action scenes, like Hobbs and Dom’s rooftop chase through the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, don’t involve any cars, but the movie’s climax returns to its roots. The bank vault scene used a few different vaults, one of which could be driven from the inside, with the wheels low to the ground so they wouldn’t show up on camera. In some shots, it’s a genuine steel vault causing damage.

1 Dropping Cars Out Of A Cargo Plane
Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7’s cargo plane drop is the most impressive and outrageous stunt in the entire franchise. It may look like pure fantasy, but the scene uses a remarkable amount of real footage. Furious 7 actually dropped cars from 12,000 feet above the desert in Arizona, and it used a team of skydivers with cameras strapped to their helmets to shoot the action from both above and below. Plenty of other movies would have used excessive CGI, but the Fast and Furious franchise’s commitment to practical stunts helps it stand out from its competitors.

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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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