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You wouldn’t expect a solid international action franchise like Fast Furious have the most complicated timeline. Again, who predicted that the 2001 original on modest street races would see its aftermaths dragging bank safes across the asphalt, jumping planes, sliding submarines, and possibly coming into contact with the alien life in deep space?
Some of them Fast Furious sequels are set later in the timeline, even if they were made earlier than the others. To watch the F&F movies in chronological order as events unfold, you can always start with the first two: The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious. Tokyo drift is the third in the series but actually takes place much later in the timeline, so you’ll want to skip that and move on to Fast Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. Then You can look Tokyo drift.
After that, hop for the best furious 7. Follow it with The fate of the furious and spin-off Hobbs & Shaw then the last: F9.
See below for the full list if you want to watch Fast Furious movies in order! (And check out the Fast Saga filed by Tomatometer!)
Adjusted score: 58.902%
Critics Consensus: Sleek and shiny on the surface, The Fast and the Furious is reminiscent of those nerdy teenage exploitation films of the 1950s.
Adjusted score: 40.382%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful people and beautiful cars in a movie that won’t test brain cells.
Adjusted score: 33.485%
Critics Consensus: While Fast and Furious features the required action and stunts, the filmmakers have failed to deliver a competent story or compelling characters.
Adjusted score: 83.272%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, loud and over the top, Fast Five proudly embraces its brainless thrills and breathes new life into the franchise.
Adjusted score: 78.023%
Critics Consensus: With intense humor and fantastic action scenes, Fast & Furious 6 builds on the blockbuster winning formula that made Fast 5 a critical and commercial success.
Adjusted score: 41.352%
Critics Consensus: Stunning driving sequences paired with a sluggish storyline and flat performance make this Drift a disappointing follow-up to previous Fast and Furious episodes.
Adjusted score: 92.644%
Critics Consensus: Serving up a new series of thrills while adding unexpected dramatic weight, Furious 7 keeps the franchise on the move in more ways than one.
Adjusted score: 80.22%
Critics Consensus: Fate of the Furious opens a new chapter in the franchise, fueled by the same contagious cast chemistry and over-the-top action fans fans have come to expect.
Adjusted score: 81.72%
Critics Consensus: Hobbs & Shaw doesn’t shoot as high as the franchise’s best episodes, but pulls decent mileage out of its well-assorted stars and over-the-top action sequences.
Adjusted score: 69.199%
Critics Consensus: F9 takes the franchise further than ever, but director Justin Lin’s knack for absurd sets keeps the action buzzing.