Here’s where you can watch all five films in the Mad Max universe

Now is the perfect time to buckle up for a binge watch.
Loading the player...

When it comes to iconic Australian film franchises, the Max Max film series tops the list every single time. 

In the last 45 years, there have been five films set in the Mad Max universe, all of which have been regarded by critics as some of the best action films ever made.

WATCH NOW: Furiosa Trailer.

The brainchild of Academy Award-winning Australian filmmaker George Miller, the series is set in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world where society has all but collapsed due to war, resource shortages, and ecocide. 

What remains is a world ruled by disorder, chaos, and crime lords who fight for control over finite resources such as water, car parts, and even women.

A young Mel Gibson starred as ‘Max’ in the first three movies. (Credit: Getty)

How many Mad Max movies are there?

The Mad Max franchise began in 1979 with the release of Mad Max

It was soon followed by three sequels Mad Max 2 (released in the USA as The Road Warrior) in 1981 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985.

After decades of production hell, a fourth film starring Tom Hary and Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road – was released in 2015. 

A fifth film – Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga – starring Anna Taylor-Joy is set to be released on May 23rd, 2024 in Australia.

Tom Hardy over the role of Max in 2015’s Fury Road. (Credit: Warner Bros)

Is there a correct order to watch the Mad Max movies?

The director/writer/creator of all five films in the Mad Max franchise, George Miller, recommends watching the movies in the order they were released.

It is worth noting however that the standalone action-adventure Furiosa is a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, which rebooted the franchise after a 30-year hiatus.

Charlize Theron portayed Furiosa in Fury Road… (Credit: Warner Bros)

Was Mad Max filmed in Australia?

The first Max Max movie was filmed in and around Melbourne while filming moved to the outback towns of Cooper Pedy, Silverton, and Broken Hill for the two subsequent sequels.

Fury Road was due to return to these areas for filming, but due to unseasonably high amounts of rainfall, the majority of production took place in Namibia. 

For Furiosa, filming returned to the outback in the towns of Silverton and Hay.

…And Anya Taylor-Joseph will portray a younger version of the character in 2024. (Credit: Warner Bros)

Where can I watch the Mad Max movies in Australia?

If you’re looking to binge-watch all of the original Max Max movies ahead of watching Furiosa at your local cinema, you’re in luck!

All three are available to stream on Apple TV+ as well as 2015’s Fury Road.

Stream Mad Max on Apple TV+ from $12.99/mth, with a 7-day free trial. 


Related stories