Must See: Mad Max Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Jason Shankel.

Title: Mad Max
Date: 1979

Vitals: Mel Gibson's family is killed by reckless drivers who spout pseudo-intellectual/spiritual nonsense and violate each other's sexual boundaries. This role had no apparent long-term effect on Mr. Gibson.

Famous names: Mel Gibson

Crunchy goodness: 5

Sequels: Mad Max II (aka The Road Warrior), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

Sights you'll never unsee: Anorexic, post-apocalyptic apparent space-lizard lounge singer threatening to "stick to (me) like a tire on a licorice road." That sounds painful.

Life lesson: Babies are not very effective speed bumps.

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