In an Australian dystopian world, a police pursuit driver is targeted by a motorcycle gang for the death of their former leader. When his wife and child are horrifically killed by them, this patrolman sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge. “Mad Max” is a classic Australian movie with a dark and destructive atmosphere. Director George Miller did a brilliant job, especially considering that the movie had a very low budget. Despite that, the costumes and setting are excellent, and the cast is terrific. If you love to watch post-apocalyptic films, here is the list of twelve movies similar to Mad Max.
12. The Omega Man (1971)
In 1975, a biological war between Russia and China destroyed most of mankind. Dr. Robert Neville is one of the few survivors of this apocalyptic war because he immunized himself. The rest of the survivors are called “The Family”, and they are sensitive to light and homicidally psychotic. Dr. Neville must now survive the constant attacks by “The Family” while trying to create a cure for this plague.
Although it is a bit dated, “The Omega Man” is an engaging and thought-provoking piece of cinema. Because of the captivating world, this film is one of the best apocalyptic action movies of the 70s.