The Fast & Furious franchise humbly began back in 2001 as a simple action-crime series about the underground world of street racing. Over the years, the franchise morphed into an over-the-top action extravaganza in which our pseudo-family of heroes take on international drug lords, cyber-terrorists, and even superhuman cyborgs.
After the franchise’s soft reboot with its fourth installment, Fast & Furious, the series’ timeline got a little complicated due to the fact that it technically takes place before the third installment, Tokyo Drift. Add in a few retcons and characters coming back from the dead, and you’ve got a series that, while entertaining, doesn't exactly make linear sense.
Luckily, we’ve done the work of de-tangling the complicated Fast & Furious timeline so you can track the Fast Family’s action-packed journey over the years. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride.
1989: Jack Toretto Dies And Dominic Toretto Goes To Prison For AssaultPhoto: F9: The Fast Saga / Universal Pictures
1991: Dom Beats Jakob In A Street Race, Forcing Him To Leave Los Angeles For GoodPhoto: F9: The Fast Saga / Universal Pictures
2004: Brian O’Conner Goes Undercover, Befriends Dom, And Falls In Love With Dom’s Sister MiaPhoto: The Fast and the Furious / Universal Pictures
2004-2007: Brian Is Arrested In Miami And Takes Down A Drug Lord In Exchange For A PardonPhoto: 2 Fast 2 Furious / Universal Pictures
Early 2009: Dom And Letty Ortiz Get Married In The Dominican RepublicPhoto: Furious 7 / Universal Pictures
Mid-2009: Letty Is Hospitalized With Amnesia, Where She Is Recruited By Owen ShawPhoto: Fast & Furious 6 / Universal Pictures