The Fast & Furious saga has pulled off many a stunt, and as the franchise continues, those stunts get crazier. The films have seen Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto lead his family from street racing to heists to practically becoming superheroes. Whatever these movies are, they are a thrill a minute. Here is a list of some of the most ridiculous stunts in the Fast & Furious saga.
The Tank Chase – “Fast & Furious 6” (2013)
The Tank Chase from Fast & Furious 6 is a destructive action sequence that sees the Fast Family running down the film’s villain, Owen Shaw, who drives a tank down the wrong side of a freeway.
There are many ridiculous beats in this sequence, such as Tyrese Gibson’s character, Roman, leaping from his car as it is pancaked by the tank. He lands on the roof of a car being driven at high speed by Brian, played by Paul Walker.
The most truly ridiculous Fast & Furious stunt in this scene happens when the gang flips the tank, launching Letty off the top of it. Dom opens his door and drives his car into the guard rail, sending him flying through the air to catch Letty. They land, somehow safely, on the windshield of a car on the opposite side of the highway.
You know, like you do.
The Runway Scene – “Fast & Furious 6” (2013)
Fast & Furious 6 has more than one ridiculous stunt in it. The climactic set piece of the movie features the team chasing an airplane down a seemingly endless runway at high speed, attaching their cars to it with cables to weigh it down and prevent Owen Shaw from escaping.
It is a thrilling sequence with high stakes and important character beats. It mostly works, until you realize that the team and this airplane have been speeding down a runway for well over five minutes. For reference, most airplanes take off in about 30 seconds.
When they finally blow the plane up (like you do), there is still no end in sight for this runway. Why does this infinite runway exist? Hard to say. But it sure makes for a legendary Fast & Furious stunt sequence.
The Car Skydiving – “Furious 7” (2015)
Furious 7 could be the best entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, and it is full of some of the craziest stunt moments the series has to offer. One of those moments has the team skydiving… With cars.
They roll their vehicles out of an airplane and deploy GPS-guided parachutes that land them safely and (mostly) without incident on a mountain road.
From there, they are free to intercept a terrorist caravan and save the creator of a powerful computer program so that they can stop the dastardly Deckard Shaw.
Parachuting a car into the mountains is also a great way to beat the traffic on holiday weekends.
The Submarine Chase – “The Fate of the Furious” (2017)
Next up is the submarine chase. Here, the gang speeds across the icy surface of a frozen lake as a submarine pursues them. The sub destroys the ice as it surfaces, right on the heels of the heroes.
They narrowly evade the sub, but then a very angry Charlize Theron fires a heat-seeking missile at the crew. Now we have the makings of a truly great Fast & Furious stunt.
The gang peels off toward the shore, but Dom stays straight to attract the missile. He outruns the heat seeker and turns it around toward the sub. Dom ramps his car over the sub and lures the missile right into it.
Dom bails from his fiery car, and as the flames of the exploding submarine are about to consume him, his friends pull up to form a shield of cars all around him.
The Vault Heist – “Fast Five” (2011)
This Fast & Furious stunt is probably the most destructive in the franchise. The team steals a large evidence vault from a police station. It contains money and incriminating evidence, all property of a ruthless drug dealer.
Dom and Brian drag the giant metal box through the streets of Rio de Janeiro using muscle cars and heavy cables. They cause millions of dollars worth of property damage as they demolish cars, streets, and buildings with the payload whipping around behind them.
Dom finishes off this epic Fast & Furious stunt by destroying the bad guys’ cars with the vault and his own vehicle, which he once again bails out from in mid air without so much as a scratch.
The Car Parachuting – “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)
Throwing it back to the early days of the Fast & Furious films, this stunt from 2 Fast 2 Furious has Brian and Roman ramping their car at 120 miles per hour from the shore onto a yacht.
This stunt is relatively small in scale compared to where the franchise goes in later films, but this stunt is pure. There is no elaborate plan or crazy gear. It’s just Brian improvising and Roman having his back as they go for broke to save Eva Mendes and stop the bad guys.
It is a classic move executed in high-octane fashion, and it is still a Fast & Furious stunt staple.
Tej and Roman Go to Space – “F9: The Fast Saga” (2021)
When a franchise that does not begin in space eventually goes there, it is usually a bad sign. In the case of the Fast & Furious franchise, it is just a chance to pull off another crazy stunt.
In F9, Tej and Roman launch into space in a rocket car to stop the satellite upload of a weapons system hacker. It is as ridiculous as it sounds, and it is awesome.
It is a classic Tej and Roman interaction, but Roman goes through with the terrifying stunt despite his very vocal reservations. What ensues is one of the wildest, most ridiculous moments in Fast & Furious history, and a stunt that can be called truly ridiculous.
The Cars Driving Through Buildings – “Furious 7” (2015)
Here it is, the grandaddy Fast & Furious stunt: the building jump. In Furious 7, Dom and Brian take the cake when they jump a Lykan Hypersport from one Abu Dhabi skyscraper to another – twice.
The first time, they make the jump to escape Deckard Shaw, the brutal Jason Statham character trying to blow them up. They use the car to beat him up first, then drive it out the window to the next building, despite Brian’s protest that “cars don’t fly.”
When they land, they lose their brakes. The Fast & Furious code seems to be “if you can’t slow down, speed up,” and that’s exactly what they do to pull off this great Fast & Furious stunt.
Dom shifts up and crashes into the next building over, destroying priceless art and artifacts in the process. Brian and Dom bail from the spinning vehicle (again, unscathed) and the exotic car plummets 50 stories to its doom.