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Fast & Furious Movies in Order: How to Watch the F&F Movie Franchise

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If there are ongoing debates about whether the earth is flat or the earth is round, there are also ongoing arguments about how the complete Fast & Furious movie franchise should be watched. According to some, the movie franchise should not really be watched according to its chronological release dates, but rather by looking at the storylines of the movies themselves. Many people argue that it is better to watch it according to how the stories develop.

As of 2022, there are currently nine films in the franchise, excluding the two upcoming films in 2023 and 2024, and the spin-offs. So with this, let us take a look at the nine Fast & Furious movies in chronological order, and maybe let us also consider watching it based on its storyline.

1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Genre: Action, Adventure

Runtime: 1h 47m

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) adores the rush of street racing and is treated like a rock star by his admirers. Dom chooses to take Brian (Paul Walker), a newbie to street racing, under his wing after a fiery encounter with the vicious Johnny Tran. Mia, Dom's sister, sees something in Brian that she likes as well. The problem is, they have no idea he's an undercover officer, and Dominic and his adversary Johnny Tran are both top suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-time hijacking.

2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Genre: Action, Adventure

Runtime: 1h 48m

Ex-police officer Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) moves from Los Angeles to Miami to begin a new life in this sequel. Brian befriends car-savvy Tej (Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) and Suki (Devon Aoki) after becoming involved in the street-racing scene in his new city, but his competitive streak ends when federal officials catch him and he must enter into a bargain with the FBI. Brian embarks on a perilous assignment with new colleague Roman Pearce (Tyrese) to take down a big drug dealer.

3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Genre: Action

Runtime: 1h 44m

Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) is always an outcast, but his successes as a street racer help him identify himself. Because his pastime makes him the bad guy with the authorities, he returns to Japan to live with his father. He learns about an exhilarating, yet hazardous, new type of the sport after he arrives, further alienating him. When Sean goes against the local champion and falls for the man's girlfriend, the stakes become higher.

4. Fast & Furious (2009)

4. Fast & Furious (2009)

Genre: Action, Mystery & Thriller

Runtime: 1h 47m

When a crime drags fugitive ex-convict Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and agent Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) back to the dirty streets of Los Angeles, their high-octane enmity resurfaces. When a mutual foe appears, Dom and Brian must learn to work with each other and trust one another if they are to beat him.

5. Fast Five (2011)

5. Fast Five (2011)

Genre: Action

Runtime: 2h 10m

Ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Torretto (Jordana Brewster) have been evading authorities since breaking her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) out of detention. They must complete one final task in Rio de Janeiro before gaining permanent freedom. Brian and Dom assemble their one-of-a-kind team of car racers, knowing they must confront the crooked businessman who wants them dead before the federal agent on their trail (Dwayne Johnson) finds them.

6. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

6. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Genre: Action

Runtime: 2h 10m

Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) have spread across the globe since their theft in Rio made them and their gang extremely wealthy; nonetheless, they must continue to live as fugitives, not being able to go back home to their families. Meanwhile, Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking a gang of dangerous mercenary drivers whose second-in-command is a familiar face to Dom. Hobbs, unable to take them down on his own, asks Dom and his crew for assistance in exchange exonerating everybody.

7. Furious 7 (2015)

7. Furious 7 (2015)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller

Runtime: 2h 17m

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), and the rest of the team have scattered to resume their normal lives after defeating worldwide terrorist Owen Shaw. Owen's older brother, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), is thirsty for vengeance. In exchange for their assistance in freeing a kidnapped computer hacker who has devised a formidable surveillance program, a suave government agent promises to help Dom and colleagues take care of Shaw.

8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller

Runtime: 2h 16m

The globe-trotting team has achieved some kind of a regular existence, with Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired, and the rest of the crew exonerated. When a mysterious lady dubbed Cipher drives Dom to betray them all, they face an unexpected struggle. They must now band together to bring home the guy who made them a family and prevent Cipher from wreaking havoc.

9. F9 The Fast Saga (2021)

9. F9 The Fast Saga (2021)

Genre: Adventure, Action, Crime

Runtime: 2h 25m

Dom Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, lives a serene life off the grid with Letty and his son, Brian, but they are aware that danger lies just beyond their peaceful horizon. This time, the threat will push Dom to face his past sins if he is to save those he cares about. His team band together to foil a world-shattering conspiracy masterminded by the most experienced assassin and high-performance racer they've ever met: Dom's forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).

So there you have it: the chronological list of all nine Fast & Furious movies. But if you are wanting to give it another go and watch all nine movies based on the suggested storyline, then you might want to look at this list:

1. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

2. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

4. Fast & Furious (2009)

5. Fast Five (2011)

6. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

7. Furious 7 (2015)

8. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

9. F9 The Fast Saga (2021)

There are still two upcoming movies in the Fast & Furious franchise: Fast X and Fast X Sequel which will be released in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Now while you are waiting for the new films to come, this might be the time to rewatch all nine movies. Have you ever watched the movies in either order? If so, which one is better? Let us know in the comments below.

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