Mad Max Movies In Order (Release Date Order At A Glance)
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Best Way To Watch The Mad Max Movies In Order
If you’re a fan of action-packed, post-apocalyptic movies, then the Mad Max series is definitely for you. The series is set in a bleak world where gasoline and other resources are scarce, and gangs of criminals roam the land. The titular character, Max, is a rough and tough loner who does whatever it takes to survive in this harsh world.
So, if you’re interested in watching the Mad Max series but don’t know where to start, don’t worry! We’re here to help. In this post, we’ll lay out exactly how to watch all four movies in order so you can follow the story correctly. Plus we’ll talk about the upcoming Mad Max films as well!
Mad Max Movies In Order Of Release Date
To kick us off, we’ll be starting with the Mad Max movies in order of their release dates! There have been a total of 4 Mad Max films so far with two more currently in the works.
The first was released back in 1979 and the most recent in 2015. Below you’ll find all the information you need about each film. This includes a trailer, synopsis, where you can watch each movie, and more!
1. Mad Max
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Mad Max Movie Description
In a bleak future, when the world is on the brink of collapse, a brave law enforcement officer takes on a vicious biker gang.
Max (Mel Gibson), driven to his limits after his family is killed by the gang, sets out to take them down one by one.
2. The Road Warrior
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Mad Max 2 Movie Description
In a post-apocalyptic world, Max (Mel Gibson) defends groups of survivors from ruthless tribal attacks. After accidentally discovering a small group of people living under the leadership of Pappagallo, Max originally planned to steal their oil.
However, he soon became their unlikely protector against Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless followers.
3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Movie Description
Max (Mel Gibson) drifts into a lawless town, where he becomes a gladiator and is forced into the desert.
There he is rescued by a pack of feral orphans who have been searching for help for years. When they take his appearance as a sign and head off into the desert, Max follows them back to the lawless town.
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
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Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Description
Years ago, the world was plunged into chaos. A cruel and ruthless tyrant, Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), now rules the Wasteland with an iron fist. However, there is hope. Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) have seized the War Rig and are now on the run from Joe’s forces.
They must hurry to outrun the warlord before he catches up to them. Along the way, they must face and defeat dangerous obstacles and enemies in order to make their escape.
Furiosa Movie Description
In a world where the strong prey on the weak, one woman dares to stand up against them. This is the story of how Furiosa became the legendary renegade warrior she is today.
Mad Max: The Wasteland Movie Description
Mad Max Movies In Order Chronologically
That about wraps it up for the Mad Max movies in order of their release date! What about their chronological order? Well, this franchise is split into 2 continuities. The original, and the reboot. To watch the original Mad Max movies in chronological order you would watch them like this:
- Mad Max (1979)
- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
After that, you have the reboot which currently only has 1 film. However, there are 2 new additions to the Mad Max universe coming in the next 2 years.
One is Furiosa and the other is Mad Max: The Wasteland. Furiosa is going to serve as a spin-off/ prequel to Fury Road, and Mad Max: The Wasteland should serve as a sequel. So for their chronological order, it should look something like this:
- Furiosa (2024)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
- Mad Max: The Wasteland (TBA)
Mad Max Movies FAQs
Now that you know how to watch all the Mad Max movies in order, we’re going to cover a few more of the most frequently asked questions about this adrenaline-pumping franchise.
Is Mad Max: Fury Road A Reboot Or A Sequel?
Fury Road is a reboot of the Mad Max franchise, though at some point it was meant to be a sequel.
What’s After Mad Max: Fury Road?
Mad Max: Furiosa will come after Fury Road once it’s released. Furiosa is planned to release in 2024.
What Is Considered The Best Mad Max Movie?
Mad Max: Fury Road is considered the best Mad Max movie. Here’s their order by rank:
- Mad Max: Fury Road (97%)
- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (95%)
- Mad Max (91%)
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (81%)