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Which Fast and the Furious Movie is the Most Fast and Furious?

May 21, 2020
Dom was the best in the first film.

I love the Fast & Furious franchise, and I can still clearly remember nearly blowing up my four-cylinder Dodge Shadow while driving home after watching The Fast and the Furious in 2001 (it wasn’t a 10-second car). Ever since that slightly fast & furious night in which I watched some Corona loving street racers attempt to steal DVD players, I’ve enjoyed watching the franchise evolve into a globe-trotting blockbuster series that’s grossed billions at the worldwide box office.

In honor of Fast 9’s original release date (May 22, 2020), I decided to see which Fast movie is the most Fast & Furious. Basically, I wanted to know which of the Fast films has the most races, fights, NOS, corona, BBQ, property destruction, gratuitous party shots, and mentions of family. I rewatched the movies and recorded an insane amount of stats, and used insanely detailed articles from Bloomberg (excellent resource – whoever did this is excellent – stats hold up when I rewatched the films and compared data) and Insure the Gap to score 23 categories (Thanks again Bloomberg).

  1. Racing time
  2. NOS usage
  3. Is there a BBQ? – Fun article about why the Furious 6 BBQ is the best
  4. Fastest finale (cars driving fast)
  5. Best Fight
  6. Engine Revving Time
  7. Time spent talking about cars
  8. Time spent where cars are worked on
  9. Gear shifts
  10. Tachometer/speedometer shots
  11. Explosions
  12. Time a gun is wielded
  13. Hand-to-hand combat time
  14. Time spent riding outside of vehicles
  15. Time spent at social gatherings
  16. Male biceps time
  17. Gratuitous party shot time
  18. Hugs
  19. Mentions of Family and Team
  20. Roll ups with team
  21. Corona consumption
  22. Property destruction
  23. Does a main character die?

I ranked each of the nine installments (1-9) according to where they placed in each category. Or, I gave them a one or a zero for Yes/No questions (Is there is a BBQ it gets a 0). The film that’s the most Fast & Furious has the least amount of points. How did I add up the points? Fast & Furious 6 has 22 mentions of “Family” and “Team,” so it got 1 point. 2 Fast 2 Furious only has one mention of “Team,” so it received 9 points.

Here’s a couple more examples – The Fate of the Furious features billions of dollars of property damage (Nuclear submarine, thousands of cars, that massive facility that’s blown up in the beginning) so it got 1 point. The Fast & the Furious (2001) features a few destroyed cars and some property damage, so it got 9 points.

Tokyo Drift has over 15 minutes of racing so it gets 1 point. Hobbs and Shaw has no “official” races, so it received 9 points.

Here are the results (lowest amount of points wins)

  1. Fast & Furious 6 – 79 points – WINNER!
  2. Furious 7 – 86 points
  3. 2 Fast 2 Furious – 87 points
  4. The Fast and the Furious – 92 points
  5. Fast Five – 99 points
  6. Fast and Furious – 102 points
  7. The Fate of the Furious – 106 points
  8. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift – 113 points
  9. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw – 130 points

Why is Fast & Furious 6 the most fast and furious? It never placed last in any category, and it tied 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift with four #1 spots. The film’s numbers remained consistent throughout the categories and won quite easily. I’ve included some videos to show you why it’s the most fast and furious of the franchise.

Family is said 11 times (start at :30 seconds)

There is a BBQ that features Corona

The beginning of the film features Brian and Dom racing to the hospital where Mia is giving birth. Racing AND family

Dom and Letty race

It features the best fight in the franchise. I love when Tyrese and Sung Kang battle Joe Taslim, AND Michelle Rodriguez fights Gina Carano

The ending is insane. The cars drive very fast while chasing an airplane on an insanely long runway. They also say “Ride or Die.”

There are massive explosions

The crew chase a tank on a highway and Dom saves Letty by crashing his car and catching her in the air

Dom and Hobbs work together

Tej and Hobbs buy sweet cars

Roman and Brian have a great bro-mance (3:00 in clip)

Brian beats the crap out of Braga and some prisoners (furious fight)

Dom works on an engine

There’s a classic team meeting

Dom gets shot, then completely forgets about it.

Grappling hooks are aided by NOS (grappling hooks are used a lot in franchise).

Roman is always hungry

There you have it! Fast and Furious 6 is the most fast and furious film of the franchise. It features street races, corona, BBQ, family, planes blowing up, grappling hooks, fist fights and everything that makes a Fast movie great.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2020 11:43 pm

    Omg now I have to go back and watch all of these and see for myself it is statistically the most fast and furious.

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