Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, is already sweeping off records on the box office. The terrific trio of Hobbs, Shaw, and Idris Elba’s Brixton Lore carries the baton of supermacho male egos and testosterone-fueled rage forward in the latest spinoff while you wait for the ninth installment to be released soon.
The FF franchise has been entertaining the masses with its adrenaline-fueled action sequences and obviously, the crazy car chases since 2001. Wow! Two whole decades of crazy car races and over-the-top action. While the ninth installment in the franchise (Fast & Furious 9) is due to release in 2020 featuring John Cena, the latest FF spinoff – Hobbs & Shaw is doing amazingly well at the box office.
Fast & Furious launched Vin Diesel and late Paul Walker back in 2001 and ever since then the saga has continued. Though losing Paul Walker in 2015 was a huge loss to his fans and the franchise, the show must go on. Here are all the Fast & Furious movies ranked from worst to best.
9. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Remember when the cop Brian O’Connor teams up with his childhood frenemy Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) to bring down the Miami drug lord? Some fans may not agree with this but 2 Fast & Furious was the rock-bottom of the franchise without many offerings in terms of interesting screenplay and action stunts. If you ask me, it was a 2-hour long snooze fest.
8. The Fast & The Furious (2001)
Even though the 2001 movie was a launchpad of the franchise and careers of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, the action was still average and the special effects were poor. Well, the inexplicable chemistry between the two lead characters is why this movie is fun to watch.
7. The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Is it just me or did you guys miss Brian and Dom in action too? The third installment of the FF franchise takes you directly to the underbelly of Tokyo where our lead Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) is a troubled teenager who gets mixed up with the underworld. The movie was dramatically dire though the soundtrack was nice.
6. Fast & Furious (2009)
It is where Dom and Brian team up together to avenge his girlfriend’s death. Even though it was a cliche, the hard-boiled eye candy was a pleasure to watch. The action sequences and the car chases were better and more glamorous than the previous releases.
5. Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Fast forward to 2019 and the latest release sits at number five with its superspy intrigue and old school fisticuff. A crossover between Fast & Furious and Mission Impossible, the secret sauce to the whole testosterone-injected drama is Shaw’s sister Vanessa Kirby.
4. The Fate of The Furious (2017)
Dom goes bad and teams with hacker queen Charlize Theron but it is Hobb’s duty to bring them down. A few things in the movie might seem silly but you have got to hand it the action was really great. I mean, that scene with Dodge Charger taking down the Russian nuclear submarine was epic.
3. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
It took the producers six movie installments for women to take a lead at being fast and furious. And girl, have they done a tremendous job? Yes, they have. The action sequence between Letty and Shaw’s number two are amazing.
2. Furious 7 (2015)
The last movie in which we see the late Paul Walker in his full action is a spectacle to watch. Owen Shaw’s big brother Deckard (John Statham) has a bone to pick with Dom’s whole crew while Brian is in a pickle to choose between his growing family and an adrenaline-fueled life. The end scene where Brian drives into the sunset and Dom into his future is a real tear-jerker. Ah, the end of an era!
1. Fast Five (2011)
It took them five films to get everything right. From adventure to story to car chasing scenes, everything in this movie makes it a real treat to watch. Hobbs makes up for everything the movie had been missing.
Sure the ranking and reviews are subjective. You may agree or disagree with the list above. So, why don’t you tell us in the comments which ones your most and least favorite FF movies are.
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