We’ve passed 14 epinephrine-soaked years riding shotgun with The Fast and Furious franchise, the ridiculous-yet-amazing series having taken some rather major twists and turns as you go along. Narratively speaking, the series has brought even more complex than my confusing thoughts toward Dwayne Johnson. I just want to be held in his massive tree trunk arms, okay?
Though the franchise seems to be pretty straight-forward on its surface, it’s actually filled with non-linear, out of sequence storytelling, moving to and fro through flashbacks and turning between time periods frequently. To get things sorted, I’ve set up the movies in their accurate chronological sequence, in order to find the starting of this epic story, straight to the very end (if they ever accomplish making them).
Fast and Furious Chronological Storyline
1. The Fast and the Furious – (2001)
Dominic Toretto drives the roads of LA like he is the owner of them. With regards to his team is worried, he does. He spends his days restructuring high end race cars and improving the skill of computer controlled fuel injection. By night time, Dom pockets up to $10,000 whenever someone dares to race him in his own earth-bound rocket of a car. Dom lives off of the excitement of street car racing and his fans address him like a superstar. Brian specifically looks up to Dominic and wishes his acceptance, but to the entire crowd, he’s white bread. After having a high encounter with the merciless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to accept Brian under his side. Dom’s sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. The issue here is, neither of them knows he’s an undercover police and Dominic and his competitor Johnny Tran both are the main suspects in a case related to dirty money and big-rig hijacking.
2. 2 Fast 2 Furious – (2003)
Brian O’Conner leaves LA because of his unlawful actions from the first movie and now soars the streets of Miami earning money here and there by street racing. Observed by Customs Agent Monica Fuentes, Brian is hooked by the police and is given an offer by Agent Markham and Bilkins to go undercover and try to cut down drug lord Carter Verone in exchange for his criminal convictions to be wiped out. Brian concurs but only if he is given approval to select his associate. Brian heads home to Barstow, California where he conscript an old friend Roman Pearce to assist him. Pearce confirms but only for a similar deal Brian was offered. With the assistance of Monica, Brian and Rome work together to take down Verone.
3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
An American adolescent named Sean Boswell is a recluse in school, however he challenges his competitor for an illegal street racing, and he Somme his car in the end of the race. To avoid time in jail he is transferred to Tokyo to stay with his father who is in the military. When he comes he finds out a new, enjoyable but dangerous way of street racing in the underworld of the streets of Tokyo, Japan.
4. Fast & Furious – (2009)
Dominic Toretto, street racer-crook who’s still wanted by both the police and some bad guys he has crossed, decides to remove himself from everyone close to him as well as his girlfriend Letty. Afterwards he knows Letty was murdered in L.A. so he comes back to figure out what happened. Brian Conner, an undercover cop helped Dom to escape rather than turning him in, now works for the FBI. He’s been looking for a evasive drug supplier known as Braga. His path directs him to the same man that Dom is seeking. It appears that Letty was doing her job as a courier for Braga. When Braga searches for some newer and more effective drivers, Dom and Brian put themselves in front. Dom wants to reach the man who killed Letty while Brian is searching for Braga.
5. Fast 5 – (2011)
Former cop Brian O’Conner joins with ex-con Dom Toretto on the reverse side of the law. Dwayne Johnson connects to returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Matt Schulze, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tego Calderon, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and Don Omar for this ultimate high-risk race. Since Brian and Mia Toretto shattered Dom out of custody, they’ve covered across many borders to avoid authorities. Now backed into a cranny in Rio de Janeiro, they have to pull one last job so that they can achieve their freedom. As they construct their elite team of leading racers, the unlikely allies know their only chance of getting out for good means facing the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their butt. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) never misses his target.
6. Fast & Furious 6 – (2013)
Luke Hobbs, the criminal tracer has been following a man named Shaw who’s a former military man who driving a mobile tactical team. And when Hobbs finally turns into a lead on him, he chooses to bring in Dominic Toretto to assist him catch him. He goes to Dominic and informs him that his girlfriend, Letty whom he considered was dead, is alive and aspect of Shaw’s team. So Dom choices Brian, Roman, Tej, Han and Gisele to assist him. And they head to where they believe Shaw will make his next move in London. When Hobbs makes his move, they realize that Shaw played them and they endeavor to get him but he’s too good.
7. Furious 7 – (2015)
The mistakes of the past are meet up with Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and his team, when Deckard Shaw turns up to seek revenge for the ordeal of his younger brother. When a young anonymous hacker who states to have created ‘God’s Eye’ is also placed into the mix, things go erratic, and Toretto and his team have to protect the hacker and also settle their scores with Shaw.
8. The Fate of the Furious – (2017)
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the other members of the team has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a facade of a normal life. But when a strange woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t appear to avoid as well as a betrayal of those nearest to him, they will deal with trials that will test them as never before. From the coast of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy flatland off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will traversed the world to stop an agitator from unleashing mayhem on the world’s stage and to take home the man who caused them to be a family.