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Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

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Written by

Lana Wachowski (Writer)
Lilly Wachowski (Writer)

Runtime

136 minutes

Country

United States of America, Australia

Language

English

Tagline

Welcome to the Real World.

Cast

Keywords

martial arts philosophy fight truth prophecy cyberpunk virtual reality artificial intelligence dystopia saving the world man vs machine messiah dream world self sacrifice insurgence gnosticism trans director

Photos

Lists

#18 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#286 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#39 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound David Lee John T. Reitz Gregg Rudloff David E. Campbell

Oscar for Best Film Editing Zach Staenberg

Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Dane A. Davis

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects John Gaeta Steve Courtley