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Mad Max Movies In Order [Watch Order Of Mad Max Series]

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What will happen if the resources available on earth will start to vanish! Well Inspired by the Energy Crisis of 1979, The Mad Max series is a blockbuster action movie series.

Here is the list of all Mad Max movies in order of release

The Mad Max movies in order

  1. Mad Max (1979)
  2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
  3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  5. Mad Max: The Wasteland

About Mad Max Movie Series

The Mad Max series is inspired by the real event of the Energy crisis and is directed by George Miller. The first movie in this series was released in 1979 named “Mad Max” and was a huge hit and made a huge profit over a low budget.

The Movie is based on the character of Max Rockatansky officer in MFP who takes an oath to finish all the bike gangs when his family is gets killed. the movie has an amazing story which is supported by amazing action and chasing scenes and the dasing personality of Mel Gibson in the lead role.

list of all Mad Max movies in order of release

Mad Max Movies In order: How to Watch Mad Max Movies?

The Mad Max series has four movies, A trilogy, and a sequel cum reboot the fourth movie. A large gap between the third and fourth movies and the delay in the release of the fourth movie has created many inconsistencies in the story. Moreover, the replacement of Mel Gibson with Tom Hardy in the role of Max Rockatansky created many changes in the main storyline of the series.

Are the Mad Max movies connected?

Accept the fourth movie in the series, the first three films are connected to each other. The first movie introduces you to the character and plot, the second movie sets after three years of the first movie and the finally the third movie continues the story the further.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is a complete standalone movie and can be watched as a standalone, but watching the previous installment will give you more background and color that will help you enjoy and understand the movie better.

Do you need to watch Mad Max in order?

The best order to watch Mad Max movies is to watch them in order of release since the first three movies are connected in terms of story, while the fourth movie is completely standalone but will be amazing if you watch it after the three movies. Here is the list of all Mad Max movies in order

Mad Max (1979)

  • Director: George Miller 
  • Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Cult Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Written By: James McCausland, George Miller
  • Runtime: 93 minutes

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

  • Director: George Miller 
  • Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Written By: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant
  • Runtime: 96 minutes

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

  • Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie 
  • Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Written By: Terry Hayes
  • Runtime: 107 minutes

4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

  • Director: George Miller
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Written By: Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris, George Miller
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
A Still from Mad Max (1979). it is the first movie on the list of all Mad Max movies in order of release

Mad Max (1979)

The movie sets in a dystopian world where everything is destroyed due to an energy crisis and people are trying to live a normal life but many gangs have emerged and are troubling people and stealing oil from the city. Max Rockatansky(officer in MFP) takes down “The Nightrider” a member of Toecutter’s merciless motorcycle gang when he kills a police officer.

In protecting people and maintaining justice, Max has grown many enemies and hence he decides to leave the MFP for the safety of his family. while traveling to north max’s wife and child are killed by the bike gang of Mel Gibson. Now retribution is only the thing that Max wants!

A Still from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). it is the second movie on the list of all Mad Max movies in order of release

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

The story continues and we find that Law and order have completely vanished. In search of food and fuel max finds himself near a refinery which is ceased by the gang of Humungous, Max makes a deal with Refinery defenders to give them his truck in exchange for fuel.

While escaping from the refinery compound, Max is attacked by a gang of Humungous but is rescued by The Gyro Captain. Max decides to help refinery defenders to escape, but this will not be easy because the boys of Humungous are after them.

A Still from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). it is the third movie on the list of all Mad Max movies in order of release

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

The story continues after ten years and we find Max in the middle of the desert on a Camel drown truck. While crossing the desert, Max is attacked by a pilot and steals all of his belongings. Max reaches Bertertown where he makes a deal with Auntie Entity to kill the manager of their refinery for exchange food and vehicle.

Max defeats the Master Blaster but refuses to kill him, Auntie Entity exiles Max into deserts on a horse where he is rescued by a group of tribe. After few days Max sneaks back to Bertertown to rebel againt Auntie Entity.

A Still from Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). it is the fourth movie on the list of all Mad Max movies in order of release

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

In a post apocalyptic world, Max is captured by War Boys who are lead by Immortan Joe. When Furiosa (lieutenant in joe’s Army) tries to escape with five wife of Immorton Joe, They are attacked by army of war boys with Nux carrying Max with him.

In the fight, Max manages to escape with Furiosa and the five wives of Immortan Joe. In the process, Furiosa and Max fight with a Biker gang who tries to steal fuel from them. In the journey of search of a safe homeland Furiosa, Max and five prisoners face many challenges.

Is Mad Max Fury Road a sequel or a reboot?

According to creators, Mad Max Fury is a sequel to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and is actually re-envisioning of the story after the second movie. The Mad Max Fury Road is a complete standalone movie that can be watched as a standalone but it is advisable to watch previous movies to understand the plot and background better.

Complete Mad Max Franchise

The franchise has planned two additional prequel moviesthat will tell the additional story in the Mad Max series. Mad Max: The Wasteland, a Prequel to 2015’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road and Furiosa that will tell the story of Furiosa, starred in the fourth movie.

Besides four main movies, A short film was released in 2011 based on the further adventures of Max Rockatansky after his desertion from Main Force Patrol. Here is the list of complete movies, short films and upcoming movies in Mad Max Franchise

  1. Mad Max (1979)
  2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
  3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  4. Mad Max Renegade (2011) – short film
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  6. Mad Max: The Wasteland (2023) – TBA
  7. Furiosa (2023) – TBA

Other Awesome Action Movie Series


Mad Max movie series is one of the most popular action series that takes you to a fictional dystopian world after an Energy crisis. The series follows the story of a police officer who works in MFP.

The series is one of successful action series is of all time and is filled with amazing action and fighting scene, Made with the a very low budget, the series made a huge profit on big screen. Here in this article I have discussed the complete story of mad max series and have provided the best order to watch this action series.

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