9 thrilling action movies like Mad Max to watch on Netflix

Check out the nine thrilling action movies like Mad Max currently streaming on Netflix!
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga from Warner Bros.
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga from Warner Bros. /

Netflix is no stranger to action-packed films and series, and one film that's on everyone's radar is the 2024 post-apocalyptic action-adventure, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Directed by George Miller, this thrilling prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) dives into the origins of Imperator Furiosa, with Anya Taylor-Joy taking on the role of the fierce warrior in adulthood and Alyla Browne portraying her as a child.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga hit theaters worldwide on May 24, 2024. While it’s unlikely we'll see this epic tale on Netflix anytime soon, don’t worry! Netflix has a treasure trove of adrenaline-pumping movies that can scratch that Mad Max itch.

Are you ready for a wild ride through the wastelands of thrilling cinema? Join us as we reveal our top action movie picks on Netflix that will give you those same high-octane, post-apocalyptic vibes you crave!

Without further ado, let's dive in!

Action movies like Mad Max on Netflix

In this photo illustration, the Netflix logo seen displayed...
In this photo illustration, the Netflix logo seen displayed... / SOPA Images/GettyImages

As mentioned, when it comes to high-octane, action-packed films, Netflix should be the first place you check. With options catering to all tastes, we're confident you'll find something you love.

If you're disappointed that Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga won't be on Netflix, don't worry! Why not dive into our top 9 choices of films that capture the Mad Max vibe but are available to stream on Netflix? Check out our top picks below:

Atlas (2024)

Director: Brad Peyton
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, and others
Synopsis: In a bleak-sounding future, an A.I. soldier has determined that the only way to end war is to end humanity (via IMDb)
Length: 1h 58m
Watch: Atlas (2024) is now available on Netflix

A thought-provoking sci-fi film set in a dystopian future where an AI system named Atlas gains sentience and begins questioning its purpose, leading to a conflict with its creators that could determine the fate of humanity. Netflix Life Rating: 7/10

Rebel Moon (2023)

Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, and others
Synopsis: When a peaceful settlement on the edge of a distant moon finds itself threatened by a tyrannical ruling force, a stranger living among its villagers becomes their best hope for survival (via IMDb).
Length: 2h 13m
Watch: Rebel Moon parts 1 and 2 are now available to watch on Netflix

Zack Snyder's epic sci-fi adventure follows a peaceful colony's struggle against the tyrannical Imperium, as they recruit a young woman with a mysterious past to help them assemble an army to fight for their freedom. Netflix Life Rating: 8/10

Paradise (2023)

Director: Boris Kunz
Cast: Kostja Ullmann, Corinna Kirchhoff, Marlene Tanczik, and others
Synopsis: After his wife is forced to give up 40 years of her life as payment for an insurance debt, a man desperately searches for a way to get them back (via IMDb)
Length: 1h 57m
Watch: Paradise (2023) is now available to watch on Netflix

Boris Kunz's visually stunning drama Paradise explores the complexities of an isolated utopian community. As cracks begin to show in their seemingly perfect society, a family must confront harsh truths about the price of paradise. Netflix Life Rating: 8/10

Army of the Dead (2021)

Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, and others
Synopsis: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted (via IMDb)
Length: 2h 58m
Watch: Army of the Dead (2021) is available to watch on Netflix

Another one from Zack Snyder, this action-packed zombie heist thriller follows a group of mercenaries venture into a quarantined Las Vegas overrun by the undead to pull off an ambitious casino heist amidst the chaos. Netflix Life Rating: 8/10

Love and Monsters (2020)

Director: Michael Matthews
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, and others
Synopsis: Seven years after he survived the monster apocalypse, lovably hapless Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his high school sweetheart (via IMDb)
Length: 1h 49m
Watch: Love and Monsters (2018) is available to watch on Netflix

A post-apocalyptic adventure film set in a world overrun by monstrous creatures. A young man living in an underground colony ventures out to find his former girlfriend, braving the dangerous surface world filled with mutated beasts. Netflix Life Rating: 9/10

Mortal Engines (2018)

Director: Christian Rivers
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, and others
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy (via IMDb)
Length: 2h 8m
Watch: Mortal Engines (2018) is available to watch on Netflix

A post-apocalyptic steampunk film based on the book series by Philip Reeve. Entire cities have been mounted on wheels and prey on smaller towns, consuming them for resources. Two unlikely heroes try to stop the terrifying mobile city of London from devouring everything in its path. Netflix Life Rating: 6/10

Snowpiercer (2013)

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and others
Synopsis: In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the survivors who boarded the Snowpiercer (a train that travels around the globe), a new class system emerges (via IMDb)
Length: 2h 6m
Watch: Snowpiercer (2013) is available to watch on Netflix

A sci-fi thriller set on a perpetually moving train that carries the last survivors of the human race after the world becomes a frozen wasteland. The passengers are divided by class, leading to a violent revolt as the poor seek to overthrow the privileged elite who control the train. Netflix Life Rating: 8/10

Elysium (2013)

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
Synopsis: In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds (via IMDb).
Length: 1h 49m
Watch: Elysium (2013) is available to watch on Netflix

A dystopian sci-fi film depicting a diseased and overpopulated Earth, and the wealthy living on the luxurious space habitat Elysium. An ex-con takes on a dangerous mission to get to Elysium and fight for equality between the classes. Netflix Life Rating: 9/10

Dredd (2012)

Director: Pete Travis
Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby. Lena Headey, and others
: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO (via IMDb).
1h 35m
Dredd (2012) is available to watch on Netflix

A gritty reboot of the Judge Dredd comic book franchise. In a violent future where police have the powers of judges, Dredd and a trainee judge become trapped in a massive apartment tower controlled by a vicious drug lord and her gang. Netflix Life Rating: 7/10

Next. Where to watch Furiosa (and the Mad Max movies) since they're not on Netflix. Where to watch Furiosa since they're not on Netflix. dark