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“I don’t have friends, I got family.”

Watching a “Fast and Furious” movie not only forces you to sit on the edge of your seat, it makes you long for your own international heist crew. Chief among the films’ themes is the idea that family is the most sacred force on Earth — even stronger than the pull of gravity, as evidenced by the recent physics-defying stunt. What started as Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) gang of street racing metalheads evolved into a globe trotting crew of inhuman superheroes. Though the “Fast” family’s bonds have been tested on more than one occasion, they have managed to stay strong through eight blockbuster films.

From the streets of Los Angeles to the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, Dom, Brian and their fellow street racers have stolen DVD players, stopped drug lords, and prevented another world war. The one thing they never forget to do? Celebrate their special connection. Though family members come and go, each film fits in a moment or five to crack open a cold Corona and enjoy a barbecue (but not before saying grace).

These are the “Fast” family’s greatest moments, from showing each other tough love to displaying heart-on-your-sleeve earnestness for family members gone too soon.