In 1979, Mad Max hit cinema screens. The film, about a policeman living in a dystopian world, gained a cult following and led to a series of sequels, as well as a reboot.
But how many Mad Max movies are there and what is the viewing order? For all the details and more, read on!
Mad Max movies in order
To date, there are four Mad Max movies. The Mad Max films – which were produced between 1979 and 2015 – were released in the following order:
- Mad Max (1979)
- Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) (1981)
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Are all of the Mad Max movies part of the same series?
The first three entries in the Mad Max series are told in chronological order. Characters and themes that are introduced in the first entry are continued across the series, and actor Mel Gibson plays the title role.
The fourth entry – Mad Max: Fury Road – is a soft reboot of the series and includes a mostly all-new cast. Tom Hardy plays the role of Max for this movie.
Who are the cast of the Mad Max films?
The cast of the Mad Max movie series differs across the course of each entry. Notable actors in the series include Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells, Tina Turner, Angry Anderson, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Zoë Kravitz.
Is the Mad Max series the work of the same director?
All four entries in the Mad Max series are directed by George Miller.
What is the best Mad Max film?
Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) and Mad Max: Fury Road are generally considered to be the best entries in the Mad Max movie series.
According to IMDb the Mad Max movies are ranked as follows:
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – 8.1/10
- Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) (1981) – 7.6/10
- Mad Max (1979) – 6.9/10
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – 6.3/10
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