Fast & Furious Saga: Wow Past Of This Movies Franchise

Fast & Furious Saga is a popular movie franchise from Hollywood. We are revisiting the first ten films from this saga. These films were released over a two-plus-decade-long period.

This Hollywood cinema franchise has earned billions from the global box offices since then. It all started way back with the first film of the series – The Fast and The Furious in 2001. The first film starred Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the lead roles. And now they have released ten movies so far. With the Fast X film, the countdown has begun to reach its end.

Thus the Fast X film is the first chapter of The Fast Saga or should I say the Fast and Furious movies franchise. But before we tell you about the Fast X (2023) film, let us revisit the Fast & Furious movie franchise and allow us to share the review as well as the details about the films from the said movie franchise.


Spoiler Free Review of the Fast & Furious Saga (2001 to 2023)

A brief note about the Fast & Furious movie franchise

The Fast and Furious movie franchise is a mad-cap action and adventure trip into the world of fast cars and furious crime. Caught right in the middle of the high-stakes and high-tech. crimes, the family and the friends led by charismatic Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) are just trying to survive and lead the normal life of an average Joe.

But, the chances of that happening to this bunch of extraordinary folks is almost nil. The troubles always sneak up and find them. And this has been happening in the last ten movies of the said franchise. With their high-octane action sequences and unbelievable stunts, these movies have crossed earnings over a billion-dollar mark from box-office collections, after becoming hit movies around the globe.

The key details of its movies are shared in the following paragraphs

Thanks to its dedicated legions of fan followings. Our FM team has rated all the movies in the series and shared their relevant details with you all here, so do read it. And if you are a dedicated action junkie like our FM team members, then do not miss this nutty and outrageous action adventure. And a word of caution, while watching these movies do not forget to leave your critical minds behind, only then you will like them more.

You, know, watching these movies is like taking a roller-coaster ride. Enjoy!


There are four movies in the first decade from 2001 to 2010 from the Fast & Furious Movies Franchise.

I. The Fast and The Furious (2001) movie (1st Fast & Furious Saga)

Poster of The Fast and The Furious

1st Fast & Furious Saga
The Fast and the Furious

Synopsis of The Fast and The Furious

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) enjoys the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), Dom decides to take Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), a newcomer to street racing, under his wing. Dominic Toretto aka Dom’s sister Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) sees something she likes in Brian, too.

The trouble is, neither of them realizes he’s an undercover cop, and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the prime suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking.

Ratings of The Fast and The Furious

FM’s rating3.50/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date55% Tomatometer & 74% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus/Rotten Tomatoes Sleek and shiny on the surface, The Fast and the Furious recalls those cheesy teenage exploitation flicks of the 1950s.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Fast and The Furious (2001) movie

II. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) movie (2nd Fast & Furious Saga)

Poster of the 2 Fast 2 Furious

2nd Fast & Furious Saga
2 Fast 2 Furious

Synopsis of the 2 Fast 2 Furious

Ex-police officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) relocates from Los Angeles to Miami to start over. Becoming involved in the street-racing scene in his new city, Brian befriends car-savvy Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Suki (Devon Aoki), but his competitive streak ends when federal agents apprehend him and he must enter into a deal with the FBI.

Working with new partner Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), Brian begins a dangerous mission to take down a powerful drug dealer.

Ratings of the 2 Fast 2 Furious

FM’s rating3.25/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date37% Tomatometer & 50% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus/Rotten Tomatoes Beautiful people and beautiful cars in a movie that won’t tax the brain cells.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Fast 2 Furious (2003) movie

III. The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) movie (3rd Fast & Furious Saga)

Poster of The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

3rd Fast & Furious Saga
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Synopsis of The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift movie

Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) always feels like an outsider, but he defines himself through his victories as a street racer. His hobby makes him unpopular with the authorities, so he goes to live with his father in Japan. Once there and even more alienated, he learns about an exciting, but dangerous, new style of the sport. The stakes are high when Sean takes on the local champion and falls for the man’s girlfriend.

Ratings of The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

FM’s rating3.15/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date38% Tomatometer & 69% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus/Rotten TomatoesEye-popping driving sequences coupled with a limp story and flat performances make this Drift a disappointing follow-up to previous Fast and Furious instalments.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift movie

IV. Fast & Furious (2009) movie (4th Fast & Furious Saga)

Poster of the Fast & Furious

4th Fast & Furious Saga
Fast & Furious

Synopsis of the Fast & Furious movie

When a crime brings them back to the mean streets of Los Angeles, fugitive ex-convict Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) reignite their high-octane feud. However, when a common enemy rears his head, Dom and Brian must learn how to work together and trust one another to defeat him.

Ratings of the Fast & Furious movie

FM’s rating3.45/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date29% Tomatometer & 67% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus/Rotten TomatoesWhile Fast and Furious features the requisite action and stunts, the filmmakers have failed to provide a competent story or compelling characters.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Fast & Furious (2009) movie

There are four more movies in the second decade from 2011 to 2020 from the Fast & Furious Movies Franchise.

V. Fast Five (2011) movie (5th Fast & Furious Saga)

Poster of the Fast Five

5th Fast & Furious Saga
Fast Five (2011) movie poster

Synopsis of the Fast Five

Ever since ex-cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Torretto (Jordana Brewster) broke her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they’ve travelled border to border to evade authorities. In Rio de Janeiro, they must do one final job before they can gain their freedom for good. Assembling their elite team of car racers, Brian and Dom know they must confront the corrupt businessman who wants them dead before the federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) on their trail finds them.

Ratings of the Fast Five

FM’s rating3.75/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date77% Tomatometer & 83% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesSleek, loud, and over the top, Fast Five proudly embraces its brainless action thrills and injects new life into the franchise.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Fast Five (2011) movie

VI. Fast & Furious 6 (2013) movie (6th Fast & Furious Saga)

Poster of the Fast & Furious 6

6th Fast & Furious Saga
Fast & Furious 6 (2013) movie poster

Synopsis of the Fast & Furious 6

Since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian’s (Paul Walker) heist in Rio left them and their crew very rich people, they’ve scattered across the globe; however, they must still live as fugitives, unable to return home to their families. Meanwhile, Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking a gang of lethally skilled mercenary drivers whose second-in-command is someone Dom knows. Unable to take them down himself, Hobbs asks Dom and his crew for help in exchange for full pardons for everyone.

Ratings of the Fast & Furious 6

FM’s rating3.65/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the dateWith high-octane humour and terrific action scenes, Fast & Furious 6 builds upon the winning blockbuster formula that made Fast 5 a critical and commercial success.
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesWith high-octane humor and terrific action scenes, Fast & Furious 6 builds upon the winning blockbuster formula that made Fast 5 a critical and commercial success.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Fast & Furious 6 (2013) movie

VII. Furious 7 (2015) movie (7th Fast & Furious Saga)

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7th Fast & Furious Saga
Furious 7 (2015) movie poster

Synopsis of the Furious 7

After defeating international terrorist Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew have separated to return to more normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen’s older brother, is thirsty for revenge. A slick government agent offers to help Dom and the company take care of Shaw in exchange for their help in rescuing a kidnapped computer hacker who has developed a powerful surveillance program.


Ratings of the Furious 7

FM’s rating3.70/5
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes81% Tomatometer & 82% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesServing up a fresh round of over-the-top thrills while adding unexpected dramatic heft, Furious 7 keeps the franchise moving in more ways than one.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Furious 7 (2015) movie

Paul Walker (who played Brian O’Conner in this Fast & Furious movie franchise) died in a car crash on November 30, 2013. His tragic road accident happened after he had attended a charity event. The Furious 7 (2015) movie’s closing scenes at the end paid an emotional tribute to Paul Walker, as his character Brian met with a happy ending, and rode off into the sunset (check our featured image of the said scene from the movie). Also, the Furious 7 movie song – “See You Again by Wiz Khalifa” is a tribute to Paul Walker. This song was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

#RIP Paul Walker

VIII. The Fate Of The Furious – F8 (2017) movie

Poster of The Fate Of The Furious – F8

8th Fast & Furious Saga
The Fate Of The Furious – F8 (2017) movie poster

Synopsis of The Fate Of The Furious – F8

With Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) married, Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher (Charlize Theron) forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

Ratings of The Fate Of The Furious – F8

FM’s rating3.55/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date67% Tomatometer & 72% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesThe Fate of the Furious opens a new chapter in the franchise, fueled by the same infectious cast chemistry and over-the-top action fans have come to expect.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Fate Of The Furious – F8 (2017) movie

So far, there are two movies in its third decade from 2021 onwards; a couple more movies from the Fast & Furious movies franchise are going to come, as we race towards the finish line of the Fast saga.

IX. F9: The Fast Saga (2021) movie

Poster of the F9: The Fast Saga

F9: The Fast Saga (2021) movie poster

Synopsis of the F9: The Fast Saga

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena) Toretto.

Ratings of the F9: The Fast Saga

FM’s rating3.05/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date59% Tomatometer & 82% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesF9 sends the franchise hurtling further over the top than ever, but director Justin Lin’s knack for preposterous set pieces keeps the action humming.
Audience Says / Rotten TomatoesThe Fast franchise is more over the top than ever, but who needs a believable story when you have wall-to-wall action?
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – F9: The Fast Saga (2021) movie

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) movie

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Hobbs & Shaw (2019) movie poster

Synopsis of the Hobbs & Shaw

Brixton Lorr (Idris Alba) is a cybernetically enhanced soldier who possesses superhuman strength, a brilliant mind and a lethal pathogen that could wipe out half of the world’s population. It’s now up to hulking lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and lawless operative Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to put aside their past differences and work together to prevent the seemingly indestructible Lorr from destroying humanity.

Ratings of the Hobbs & Shaw

FM’s rating3.60/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date68%Tomatometer & 88% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesHobbs & Shaw doesn’t rev as high as the franchise’s best instalments but gets decent mileage out of its well-matched stars and over-the-top action sequences.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Hobbs & Shaw (2019) movie

X. Fast X (2023) movie

Poster (official) of the Fast X

Fast X (2023) movie poster

Read its detailed review, ratings, synopsis and other key information on Fast X (2023) movie. Here is the link to the FM article:- Fast X (2023): Incredible & Awe-Inspiring Action.


Conclusion of FM article on the Fast & Furious saga

If you have a time shortage to watch the above films, then we humbly suggest that you skip the Tokyo Drift film. Also, watch the remaining movies in the order of their release to understand the flow of their saga. After watching the Fast X (2023) movie, we are certain that this saga is heading for a tension-filled ending.

Fast X has a worthy antagonist Dante (Jason Momoa). This villain always stays one step ahead of the hero. Meanwhile, the protagonist Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) fights back. As he wishes to save his family and friends in the epic story of revenge and retribution. Don’t forget to read our review of Fast X (2023) movie.

Watch the trailer (s) and enjoy the bumpy rides.

Check out the trailers of all these films from the Fast & Furious movie franchise on the YouTube channel ~ https://www.youtube.com/@TheFastSaga.

Fast & Furious – Official Theatrical Teaser | YouTube

Featured & Other Images: Fast & Furious Movies Franchise | Universal Pictures.


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