Who would have thought a movie about illegal street racing would spawn such a lucrative and popular franchise? While the Fast & Furious movies today are less about street racing and more about global espionage, they're still exciting and have left us with some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history. The more ridiculous they get, the more fun we have. Here's how you can watch every Fast & Furious movie from the comfort of your own home.

The beginning: The Fast and the Furious

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A young and reckless cop goes undercover and infiltrates an underground street racing ring, where his loyalty is tested when he becomes romantically involved with the ringleader's sister. This is where it all started, and it only gets more outlandish from here.

$18 at Amazon

Eject-o seat-o cuz: 2 Fast 2 Furious

When former cop Brian O'Conner recruits his friend to bust a dangerous criminal, all havoc breaks loose. 2 Fast 2 Furious is famous for introducing two characters who are still around today: Roman Pierce and Tej Parker, played by Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris.

$18 at Amazon

Han's debut: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

While it's often forgotten among fans, Tokyo Drift took audiences to Japan and introduced the culture of drifting. The film follows Sean Boswell as he learns the art of drifting and takes on one of Tokyo's most infamous racers.

$18 at Amazon

Back to its roots: Fast & Furious

Not to be confused with the first movie, this is the one where Brian O'Conner is hired back at the FBI, he enlists the help of Dom Toretto to help him take down a notorious heroin importer — who also contains a shocking secret.

$10 at Amazon

A new direction: Fast Five

Fast Five cemented the franchise as one focused entirely on the action by introducing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as agent Luke Hobbs, who plays a federal agent hellbent on taking down Dom Toretto and his crew.

$10 at Amazon

High price casualties: Fast & Furious 6

After chasing Dom Toretto and his crew of professional criminals, Hobbs asks them to help him on a dangerous mission. When they go after a team of mercenaries, Dom is faced with a major surprise.

$20 at Amazon

New enemy: Furious 7

Furious 7 marked the debut of Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw, who seeks revenge for what Dom and his team did to his brother. The movie marked the end of the road for Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner, as the actor died in a tragic car accident before the film's release.

$20 at Amazon

Into the future: The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious features Charlize Theron's mysterious Cipher, a tech-savvy villain who manipulates Dom Toretto into betraying his family.

$15 at Amazon

Get your ten-second car

With eight movies under its belt, the Fast & Furious franchise is bigger than ever, and it's not stopping anytime soon. There are at least two more movies in the main storyline, plus spin-offs on the way, including a film starring The Rock and Jason Statham.

Looking back at the franchise as a whole, there's no better way to get started than with The Fast and the Furious, which was unlike anything else at the time of its release.

Although it's considered the Black Sheep of the franchise, my personal favorite is The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Not only does it feature one of the franchise's more ground stories, but it introduced audiences to Han, who is easily the best character in all the movies.

If you like high-octane action and souped-up cars, these movies are for you.

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