12 Best Mel Gibson Movies of All Time

Mel Gibson is an American actor and director. He was born in Peekskill, New York, on January 3, 1956. Gibson began his career as an actor in Australian films and television series. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his lead role in the Mad Max franchise. He later starred in a number of successful Hollywood films, including the lethal weapon series, Braveheart, and The Patriot.

Throughout his career, Mel Gibson has always been a controversial figure. His outspoken views on religion and politics have often landed him in hot water, and his personal life has been plagued by scandal. In 2006, he was arrested for DUI in Malibu, an incident that proved to be the final straw for many Hollywood executives. As a result, Gibson’s career went into decline, and he has since been relegated to supporting roles and independent films.

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However, he has managed to stage something of a comeback in recent years, thanks in part to his starring role in the highly successful “Hangover” franchise. Nevertheless, it is clear that Gibson’s days as a leading man are behind him. But given his long list of controversies, that may not be such a bad thing.

During the 80s and 90s, he was one of the biggest action movie stars in the world. Gibson is best known for the roles in the Lethal Weapon film series, Mad Max trilogy, and Braveheart. Interestingly, his biggest box office successes (as an actor and as a director) are from the 2000s decade with What Women Want and Signs. In recent years, he made pretty good movies like Get the Gringo (2012) and Blood Father (2016). Below in this article we are listing best 12 popular Mel Gibson movies to watch.

Mel Gibson Movies

12 Best Mel Gibson Movies of All Time

  1. MAD MAX series

    Director: George Miller

    Writers: James McCausland, George Miller, Byron Kennedy

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

     Mad Max (1979) on IMDb

    Mad Maca is an action film series and is an Australian post-apocalyptic action film. The film mainly tells you about the story of revenge, murder, and societal breakdown. There is a road in dystopian Australia that is ruled by maniacs gang that can do anything for scrap and gasoline.

    On the same road, the gang killed the max family, by this, he wanted to take revenge, and he took all laws and regulations into their hand. By becoming a road warrior he was named Mad max.

  2. The Man Without Face

    Director: Mel Gibson

    Writers: Isabelle Holland, Malcolm MacRury

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton

    Genres: Drama

     The Man Without a Face (1993) on IMDb

    The man without a face is a famous American film. The film is directed by Mel Gibson, in his debut. The story about Justin McLeod that had been lived in an isolated place and was a painter for the past few years. His face is disfigured in an accident, and his chest burns. Chuck Nordstrand is another character who wanted to clear the military academy exam as he didn’t clear his last year. On a ferry, McLeod and chuck meet each other, and chuck is scared by him because of his disfigured face.

    Chuck needs a tutor to help him to clear his military exam. When he started taking classes from him he didn’t like his orthodox methods but after that, they became good friends. Mcleod is a mystery that no one knew about it and no one take an effort to get to know him.

    After some time chuck father’s knew about McLeod and that he was a tutor of his son, which he and his town didnt like that chuck will go or meet him. So they all try to convince him not to go, but chuck becomes so suspicious and wanted to know about the McLeod story behind his disfigured face that has happened at the time of the accident. After so much investigation he got to know about the McLeod and that the boy who died was a student of the McLeod. Mcleod has been exiled from his town and imprisoned for three years without his mistake.

    The authorities sent the notice to McLeod to leave the town and finished all the contacts with chuck. Chuck tried to find his friend he sent an undelivered mail. He went to his house which was empty, but he found some letters and paintings that McLeod made for his student chuck, he was so happy. At last in the story, chuck finally graduates from the military academy and silently greets his tutor who is faceless or the person who is behind his success.

  3. The Year of Living Dangerously

    Director: Peter Weir

    Writers: David Williamson, Peter Weir, C.J. Koch

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

    Genres: Drama, Romance, War

     The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) on IMDb

    The first character hamilton of foreign correspondent for a TV network in australia. For his assignment, he needs to go to Jakarta. There he met different foreign correspondent communities from different countries such as the US, New Zealand, Uk. Predecessors are one of the reasons that hamilton can never be successful in his life. But billy is another character who takes initiative for him and arranges different interviews for him. Billy and Jill (third character) both are good friends, billy introduces hamilton to Jill.

    Billy wants to kill Jill that’s why he hired a guy till billy returned to the UK. But when billy went, Jill fell in love with the guy. There is a Chinese community that provides weapons to the PKI. Before Jill wants to send the information to the guy so that he can save himself from them. But on the other side, the guy wants to cover the community so that it will reach the arms shipment. Between this, Jill and Billy can’t connect to the guy. At the time the guy was with the journalist.

    There are two more characters in the story driver Kumar, peti Curtis, who are members of PKI. Kumar is the loyal one and helps the guy and opens their eyes to him that the persons he was supporting they aren’t loyal ones. In the next scene, billy throws the security guard from the hotel in Indonesia. As he failed to fulfill the need of the Indonesians.

    Jill and the guy were the witnesses. He visited the presidential palace, and he got to know about the shipment. The guy wanted to be caught by the officer and the officer tried to kill her and in that process, he lost his retina. He took it to billy’s house so that he gets to rest. After that Kumar dropped the guy at the airport as he want to rescue him from the officers, and the planning board out to Jakarta as the place was too dangerous for him and Jill and the guy reunite.

  4. Gallipoli

    Director: Peter Weir

    Writers: David Williamson, Peter Weir, Ernest Raymond

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

    Genres: Adventure, Drama, History, War

     Gallipoli (1981) on IMDb

    It was another dramatic film that was produced by Patricia Lovell and directed by Peter Weir. Archy Hamilton is an old stockman, and sprinter, who is only 18 years old. He took all his training from his uncle. Jack and Harry, another character named Frank Dunne who is unemployed, all time he wishes to win when Frank loses in the game, he goes to archy, and then he gave all his prize money to him.

    Archy and Frank don’t have enough tickets for the train. So he slept on part of the train, and when they woke up in the early morning they got to know they had arrived at the wrong place. The train stopped at the dessert station instead of Perth. Now Frank and Archy are separate on their paths. After some time at the training exercise, Archy and Frank meet each other once again.

    After that, the war will continue for a long time. Frank’s friend was shot in the war, and his other friend Snowy was in the hospital and denied food and water. Light horses get attacked in three waves, and the war begins one by one. At the end of the story, Archy was hit by bullets in his head back, and chest and he fell down.

  5. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    Director: Mel Gibson

    Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

    Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

    Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War

     Hacksaw Ridge (2016) on IMDb

    This is another war film that was based on a documentary in the year 2004 that was directed by Terry benedict. In 1925, in Virginia, Lynchburg and young Desmond doss killed his brother( roughly housing). The story begins after 15 yrs does take a man to the hospital as he was injured and at that time he meets a nurse and started a romance. Doss tells about his interest in nurses and how much he likes to do medical work. Now the next part is where the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and gave invitations to world war 2. For that time Doss needs to give medication to the army.

    By this decision, his father was very upset because of the huge devastation that occurred in the first world war. On the other side, Doss and Dorothy (nurse) got engaged. Doss started the basic training under the order of sergeant Howell. But he always follow his regional beliefs for this reason everyone tortured him in specific ways. Now there is the time has come when doss and Dorothy get married to each other. But again captain Glover puts the doss in jail and wants to plead guilty so that he gets to leave for his marriage.

    Doss can’t go against his beliefs, so he refuses. But his father sent a letter and stat that the US constitution protected his son. After that doss and Dorothy got married. In a war, Smitty and doss met and spent a good time. On the next morning, a war began and counter-attacked Smitty and she got killed. Doss saves the life of hack Howell on the fire.

    After seeing his courage, and honesty, Glover ( captain) apologized to Doss and he won the war. Doss got the medal as he rescued 75 soldiers in the war and also showed footage of his real life while they were on the stage of winning the war. All these are in the photos.

  6. Braveheart

    Director: Mel Gibson

    Writer: Randall Wallace

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan

    Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War

     Braveheart (1995) on IMDb

    It is a dramatic film about King Edward’s long hunks that wanted to control Scotland after the death of the Alexander III of Scotland. There is a character William Wallace who is the witness of Longshanks father’s death and several Scottish nobles. In another scene, we have seen that shank is going abroad to Europe and spending some time with his uncle. After a year Longshanks got the position of a nobleman and got all the benefits in Scotland.

    Now the time has come when Wallace returns to Scotland and he falls in love with Murron his childhood friend and they are already married to each other secretly. After that story changes when Wallace found Murron as English soldiers have raped her, but in the fight, Murron is captured by the soldiers, and they execute her publicly. Wallace tried to fight with the English garrison and send a message to the Longshanks of rebellion.

    Longshank tries to stop Wallace, so he sent his son prince Edward and the long shank visits France to get an alliance with them to secure England the war begins. He leads his army so that they would be ready for the war. Wallace is a Scottish patriot. At the end of the story, Wallace captured the English people, and they wanted to hear mercy from Wallace’s mouth. He said he want freedom and at last saw Murron in the crowd and she passed a smile to him. The story is a mixture of everything love, sacrifice, betrayal, and friendship.

  7. Apocalypto

    Director: Mel Gibson

    Writers: Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia

    Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

     Apocalypto (2006) on IMDb

    The story starts in the rainforest where Jagua paw and his father, Flint sky, go hunting. They first encounter the refugees, and then the group leader tells the story to them. Their land was damaged, and they asked permission to pass go through the jungle. On the following day, the raiders attacked the village. At the time of the attack, paw tried to secure their pregnant wife, turtle, and ran into the scary place. But one of the raiders knew about doing, and they killed him.

    Once he knew that paw is the son of flint they cover the whole jungle with their people. But paw and his family were trapped in the pit. In the next scene, raiders start ruling the Mayan city, they sell females and treat males as slaves. After that seven, the wife of Jagua paw gives birth to the son, and they are still trapped in the pit.

    On the other side, the two raiders who are left follow the paw in the jungle. But the paw flees for his jungle very silently to save himself and his family. He successfully escaped from the raiders. Paw shows courage and remembers his father’s words, facing all the challenges one by one don’t run away from them. At the end of the story, the whole family reunites and starts a new beginning in their life.

  8. The Passion of the Christ

    Director: Mel Gibson

    Writers: Benedict Fitzgerald(screenplay)Mel Gibson(screenplay)

    Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern

    Genre: Drama

     The Passion of the Christ (2004) on IMDb

    The whole film is surrounded before the death of Jesus Christ. In the film, there are many flashbacks of Jesus’ life. Every night Jesus prays a god when all his disciples slept. But one day, satan saw Jesus and his sweating turned into blood. Juda controls the group of guards who are in the temple and betray Jesus’s true identity. The fight begins when Malchus get injured, but Jesus heals the pain of Malchus. After that guards captured Jesus and started beating him at the sanhedrin. All disciples fled and went to Jesus’s mother’s place and informed all the story.

    On the other side of the story Peter follows Jesus and the people who captured him. Caiaphas was always against and had objection against the priest. He comes with false accusations and witnesses that are totally against Jesus. Jesus asked Caiaphas that he was a son of God or not. Jesus said yes, but no one listened to him. Again Peter flees to defend him from the Caiaphas, Juda ready to return the money as they were guilty.

    After Jesus ran away and hung himself. After the crowd demanded to release Jesus, as he was the son of God, and wanted justice for their Satan. All were witnesses to Jesus’ suffering. In Golgatha he had to carry a heavy wooden box. In the whole journey of Golgatha, the guards beat the jeans and for him to cross.

    He hanged himself from the cross and prays for forgiveness for his sufferings, people, to god. Jesus gave his spirit and kill himself for their people. Earthquakes came and devastated the temple. Jesus died, and the holes were visible to everyone on his palms. At the end of his journey, all are witnesses when Jesus is killed and tortured.

  9. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie

    Writers: Terry HayesGeorge Miller, Byron Kennedy

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence

    Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

     Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) on IMDb

    It is another action film where Max Rockatansky the first character, saw that he was crossing the desert he was on a motorcycle, and camels pulled it. Band it Jedediah and his son attack him and steal his vehicle. Jedediah wants to do trading on Bartertown, and max follows him. Jedediah has nothing to do with trade, but he was successful in convincing the ruler.

    Aunty Entity proffers him that if he completes the task, she will resupply him. Aunty explains the precious energy that is found in Bartertown’s where pig feces change into methane. Master blaster who was the bodyguard of the refiner. Aunty wants that max will kill blaster so that he will not be more part of this will. Max tries to find the strategies of the master blaster and another pig killer, who work for them to feed their children.

    Master blaster knows about the max that the vehicle belongs to him he tries to kill him. Max knows about blaster weakness and that he is hypersensitive when sound noise rises. After that Bartertown conflicts are solved due to the death of the gladiatorial called thunderstorm. Max accuses the blaster that stealing his vehicle, and the war begins against the master.

    Max Blaster aunty and couldn’t complete his work. Aunty gave him a punishment that he had bound that place on the horse. Savannah Wix saves Max and wants to save all the children from Bartertown. But max gives them instructions to send the people to the desert where they get water and plants to grow. And at last, max would successfully saves all the children from Bartertown.

  10. Tequila Sunrise

    Director: Robert Towne

    Writer: Robert Towne

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell

    Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

     Tequila Sunrise (1988) on IMDb

    This is the most romantic crime film directed by Robert town, Mac is a dealer. He has a close friend Nick who is a detective lieutenant. He has to follow his duty in despite of looking his long-term relationship with mac. One day Mac went to the restaurant, and he saw a beautiful owner Jo Ann, and he got attracted to her. Nic started watching activities of Mac by taking the help of Jo Ann.

    They both get the information that Mac has relations with Mexican drug kingpin Carlos, DEA agent, and a police commander Raul Julia is coming to the town. Max already has a great business, and he wants to raise his son. So he must-tries to stop this drug business. But he wishes to help his lawyer by giving him some cocaine, and Carlos, his old friend pressurizes him to do this job.

    Jo Ann started liking Nick as he cared for her a lot. Nick and Jo Ann fall in love with each other, and they both express their feeling. But Jo Ann ended her relationship with nick as she knew about his real mission to capture the mac and his activities.

    Maguire and the whole group set a trap for Mac and Carlos. Only Mac had seen Carlos face. The story had a turning point where Jo Ann and Mac fell in love and started making love at his house. Jo Ann knows that Maguire will rescue the Mac, and Nick provides the gun to Jo Ann for her protection. She didn’t listen to nick’s warning and went to Mac’s house, where she found Carlos.

    Carlos relieves nick’s gun and takes her from the yacht to the marina. Then mac killed Greg as he had all information about the cocaine. After that Maguire and nic found Gregg’s body with cocaine.

    Carlos wants to kill Jo Ann as she knows everything about them. So he pressurizes the mac. But he refuses to do it. Carlos double-crosses the mac where the fight has begun. Carlos died in the arms of Mac. Mac wants to surrender, but mac jumps into the water. On the other side, Maguire shoots the bullet in a high flow.

    At the end of the story. Jo Ann runs to see nick instead of Mac. And from a long distance, Nick watched her, and she saw him. It is a

  11. We Were Soldier

    Director: Randall Wallace

    Writer: Harold G. Moore, Joseph Lee Galloway, Randall Wallace

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear

    Genres: Action, Drama, History, War

     We Were Soldiers (2002) on IMDb

    The movie is based on the war between the United States and Vietnam. US army chose to go with a  train and start a battalion when he went for the attack, he found that America had already attacked and removed all the North Vietnamese attackers. Moore leads a new aircraft into the la Drang Valley, where they find that the camp is for the North Vietnamese army, around 4000 men.

    The war continues day by day. The north Vietnamese soldier again attacks the American people. When he came back to the US, Moore became the leader of the wives of America. The war continues at the end of the story. Julia succeeds and wins the war, and he came to his home safely with his family. All superiors appreciated and congratulated him for killing Vietnamese arms. Moore once again Visits the Vietnam war memorial place and looks at the soldiers where they all rest in peace.

  12. Lethal Weapon

    Director: Richard Donner

    Writer: Shane Black, Jeffrey Boam

    Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

    Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

     Lethal Weapon (1987) on IMDb

    It is an action film produced and directed by Richard Donner. The story began with the scene of his dead wife, and he becomes erratic and suicidal. The captain thought that Martin Riggs was giving excuses because of a psychosis problem and wanted to take a pension and also want to support Roger Murtaugh in the war.

    Murtaugh and Riggs weren’t getting along, but Murtaugh believed the mental state of Riggs.

    Murtaugh met former Vietnam war friend Michael Hunsaker as he wanted to rescue his daughter Amanda from pornography, but his daughter did suicide by jumping from the balcony. Her body was founded that she had been poisoned with lots of drugs, maybe she was murdered.

    Riggs and Murtaugh started asking questions to the pimp. Pimp shares, attacking both of them, Riggs kills the pimp so that he saves the Murtaugh’s life.

    Now they came to find the witness for Amanda’s death, Dixies a prostitute dixie’s home was fired and the corpse was recovered.

    Murtaugh and riggs went to Hunsaker for his daughter’s funeral and where he confessed that he worked for a shadow company. The whole story where the CIA agent, and soldier start involving in the shadow company that was become a criminal organization, and they ship the heroine in large quantities. Hunsaker had a role as a banker to allow the funds to transit. Then Hunsaker counts Murtaugh to become the witness for the shadow company.

    On the other side, Joshed shoots Hunsaker and tries to kill Riggs. But Riggs didn’t dead they gave them fake evidence of Riggs’s death so that they get an advantage.

    The story comes with a turning point where the shadow company kidnaps Rianne( the Murtaugh daughter) and they capture three of them. After a lot of fights, Joshua was in custody at the police station, and Joshua was killed by many bullets as he broke the rules.

    At the end of the story, we see that Riggs celebrates Christmas day with the Murtaugh family. Riggs gives a hollow point bullet to Murtaugh as he kept himself because he wants to kill himself, but now there is no need.

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