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.
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Fast 9 (2021)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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’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 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)
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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