3. The Fast and the Furious
There are a lot of movies in the Fast & Furious franchise, so you’d be forgiven for not watching every single one of them, especially since not all are currently available to stream on Netflix. That said, there are still several to watch, and diving into a multi-film franchise might feel like a daunting task.
Your best bet is to begin with the movie that started it all, the 2001 flick The Fast and the Furious, which introduces us to iconic characters like Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker), and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez). If you end up liking the first movie, you can always watch the other entries in the franchise. The first five films are streaming on Netflix.
Walker’s character, Brian, is an undercover cop tasked with infiltrating a street-racing gang believed to be involved in a hijacking case. Dom is more or less the group’s ringleader, and everyone treats him and his girlfriend, Letty, like royalty. He takes Brian under his wing and introduces him to the seedy and exciting world of street racing, unaware that Brian is secretly a cop.
- Release Year: 2001
- Director: Tom Harper
- Cast: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine