22. Fast and Furious (Franchise)
Original Release — June 22, 2001
This uproarious franchise has delighted in ever increasingly physic-altering stunts. What originally began as a group of street racers moonlighting as thieves has evolved into outrageous action sequences that you can’t help but grin and cheer at. Though critics have often scoffed at their quality and attempts at drama over the years, there is no denying the effect it has had on the action landscape.
The late-Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson led series clearly seems driven — full pun intended — by filmmakers who willingly choose to embrace the giddiness that corrals audiences into a summer blockbuster season. Movies have long existed as the place to see things that sometimes could never physically exist in our world, and this long-standing series continues to go full throttle in the pursuit of bigger and badder things to put on the silver screen.
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