In 2002, Jason Statham drove his way into cinemas as high stakes courier, Frank Martin, in the super-fast crime movie, The Transporter. The film about a freelance courier who takes on tricky jobs, was a mild hit with audiences (critics thought it was OK), and it kick-started a franchise.
But how many Transporter movies are there? Well, buckle up, because I’m about to tell you!
The Transporter movies in order
To date, there are four Transporter movies. The Transporter movies are as follows:
- The Transporter (2002)
- The Transporter 2 (2005)
- The Transporter 3 (2008)
- The Transporter Refueled (2015)
In addition to the core Transporter movies, the character of Frank Martin also appeared in the 2004 Tom Cruise movie, Collateral. Jason Statham popped up for a quick cameo, listed as ‘Airport Man’, but yep, that’s Frank Martin!
Wasn’t there a Transporter TV series too?
In addition to the movie franchise, Frank Martin was the lead character in The Transporter – a two season television series. Chris Vance took on the role between 2012 and 2014, for a total of 24 episodes.
Are all of the Transporter movies part of the same series?
All four Transporter movies are part of the same series, however, The Transporter Refuelled is a prequel/soft reboot of the series with a different actor playing Frank Martin.
In Transporter 1 – 3, Jason Statham plays the role of Frank Martin. For The Transporter Refuelled, Ed Skrein takes on the part.
Who are the cast of the Transporter films?
Notable cast members in the Transporter series include Jason Statham, Ed Skrein, François Berléand, Shu Qi, Keith David, Robert Knepper and Jeroen Krabbé.
Is the Transporter series the work of the same director?
The Transporter movies are the work of multiple directors. Corey Yuen directed The Transporter, Louis Leterrier directed The Transporter 2, Olivier Megaton directed The Transporter 3, and Camille Delamarre directed The Transporter Refueled.
What is the best Transporter movie?
According to IMDb, the Transporter films are ranked as follows:
- The Transporter (2002) – 6.8/10
- The Transporter 2 (2005) – 6.3/10
- The Transporter 3 (2008) – 6.1/10
- The Transporter Refueled (2015) – 5.2/10
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