Watch 7 Fast & Furious Movies Before 'Fate'

by Lakecia Hammond

On April 14, the newest Fast & Furious movie will be released, and everyone who isn't caught up on the last seven movies in the franchise will want to catch up before heading to the theater. I personally only watched a few of the movies in the past so I could watch my girl-crush, Michelle Rodriguez, show the guys who's boss. But now I'm ready to catch the new release in theaters, I want to learn what happened in all the previous movies — and so learning where to watch the past seven Fast and Furious movies is a highly important matter.

The first film in the franchise dropped in 2001, and it showed Dom, played by Vin Diesel, train Brian, played by Paul Walker, on the art of street racing. Sadly, Walker was involved in a fatal car accident during the filming of Furious 7 and so he won't be featured in the this month's followup. But if you're missing him badly, check out the last seven movies of the series to see him in action.

The Fast and the Furious, $4- 13, Amazon; Furious 7, $4-13, Amazon

If you haven't seen any of the movies and are ready to get streaming, you have quite a few options to choose from and depending on your existing memberships with these sources, if one option freezes up, you can always go to the next source and pick up where you left off. iTunes has all of the movies for purchase for $9.99, but if you're looking to rent, you're better off going with YouTube or Amazon where they charge either $3 or $4 per movie. If you're a die-hard fan, its not a bad investment to go ahead and buy all of the films and watch them from your device whenever you please.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the original cast members come back yet again for another film, especially since it wasn't immediately clear after Walker's death if there'd be a follow-up to Furious 7. In fact, as Deadline reports, Diesel announced there will be not one but three new Fast and Furious movies we can look forward to, including Fate. One thing's for certain, I'll be adding to the projected pot of $110 million the new movie is groomed to earn its opening weekend, according to Screenrant, with no hesitation. It will be sad to see a film in the franchise without Walker in it, but it'll still be a worthwhile experience.