When you think of franchises which don’t seem to end, one name that always pops up is the Fast and Furious series. A franchise which started with an FBI agent’s hunt for thieves with amazing driving skills has undergone a transformation, which usually happens when a franchise passes through many different directors. The franchise may have started as a fun film for all the street racing enthusiasts but over the years has become something else (not that we are complaining). Now this July, the franchise is going to new heights with a spin-off film, Hobbs & Shaw, in which The Rock and Jason Statham team up to save the world from a cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist. But before the film comes out, let’s take a look back and rank all the Fast and Furious films, from worst to best.
The only movie of the franchise where Vin Diesel is absent. Probably why it is at this position. This movie had some amazing race scene. Who could forget the climax sequence with hundred of cars but it paled in comparison to the other movies of the franchise.
The fourth movie in the franchise, this was also the movie where Letty “died” putting the franchise in an emotional gear, which was lacking till then. But also like its predecessors, it failed to establish the franchise as a series.
The movie is remembered for the infamous super long airstrip scene. It is also that scene that set the tone of the movies that followed with each trying to surpass this one when it came to executing impossible action sequences.
This movie is a throwback to the time when the series was all about fast cars and illegal street racing. When things were simple yet fun. Although we have no complaints about the turn the franchise has taken, it doesn’t stop us from appreciating this one.
This movie would probably top every street-racing enthusiasts’ list. This was probably the only movie that focused more on racing and cars without too many subplots. The character of Han (who died in this movie) became so popular that he got a callback in a couple of later movies.
Two words: Jason Stratham. He is probably one the most loved villains of all. Although you could hate his actions you couldn’t hate him, ever. He was certainly the highlight of the movie. The movie is also bittersweet because it was Paul Walker’s last movie while we might not see him again, he could have gotten a better tribute.
The latest addition to the franchise. This movie had a bit of both fast cars and those unbelievable action sequences that make you question your knowledge of science. Paul Walker was sorely missed this time but the future movies will certainly have to compete with the plane sequence in this one.
This movie was the glue that bound all the previous movies together and at the same time gave us Hobbs who managed to outshine Toretto for once. The family that we see now came together in this movie. And even when there will be more movies in this franchise, nothing could top this one.
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