Universal Pictures; Photo Illustration by Kenneth Bachor for TIME
By Eliana Dockterman and Matt Vella
April 7, 2017

The eighth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fate of the Furious, hits theaters April 14. Naturally, we watched every film to determine which movie was the fastest and furious-est of them all. We took notes on the car flips, the quips and the man tears spilled over Corona beers, ranking everything.

Some people may think these movies are all the same, but each one is unique with a diverse array of muscles and motors. The series that began as a somewhat realistic look at illegal street racing evolved into something akin to a superhero franchise. In case you haven’t seen them, here’s what happens in each one:

The Fast and the Furious (2001): A crew of elite street racers is infiltrated by an undercover cop

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): An undercover cop and friend use knowledge of elite street racing crews to bring down a drug lord

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): A crew of elite street racers in Tokyo initiates an American teenager

Fast & Furious (2009): A crew of elite street racers (and an FBI agent) avenge the murder of one of their own

Fast Five (2011): A crew of elite street racers pulls one last job to buy its freedom

Fast & Furious 6 (2013): A crew of elite street racers pulls one last job to save one of its own

Furious 7 (2015): A crew of elite street racers pulls one last job to avenge the murder of one of its own

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