The Matrix (1999)

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In a world of 1s and 0s...are you a zero, or The One?

Directed By The Wachowskis The Wachowskis Starring Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves  •  Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Hugo Weaving Hugo Weaving  •  Joe Pantoliano Joe Pantoliano Genres Action  •  Cyberpunk / Tech Noir  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Dystopian Film  •  Female-Directed Film  •  Girls-with-Guns  •  Martial Arts  •  Mindbender  •  Post-Apocalyptic Film  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction Studios &
The Matrix  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Village Roadshow Pictures  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Winning  •  MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Nominated  •  MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Winning  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Action Movies  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Martial Arts Movies of All Time  •  A.V. Club's 50 Best Films of the 90s  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Empire Award for Best Film Winning  •  Indiewire's 100 All-Time Greatest Films Directed by Women
Release Info 1999-03-31T00:00:00Z March 31, 1999
Color  •  136 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (41)


ozfinger on 3/16/2011 Reply  · 

Say what you want about the sequels, The Matrix was by far the best movie going experience I've ever had. The best fight scenes ever caught on film, and the most jaw dropping original scifi story ever told. If only they stopped at one.

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ear on 3/27/2011 Reply  · 

The Matrix is too cool for words.

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bob.cousins on 5/5/2011 Reply  · 

see number 1, sums it all up for me -

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Keith Hartley on 4/5/2012 Reply  ·

considering this list includes Forrest Gump, Braveheart, scarface, and the original rocky all in its top ten most overrated films ever I have to assume it was authored by some kid born in the mid to late 90's who probably has the green lantern on his most underrated film list

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PiccoloKing on 7/12/2012 Reply  · 

The list seems legit to me.

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kanedryofficial on 8/1/2014 Reply  · 

Flickchart is about ranking your FAVORITE movies not the BEST movies you've seen. The Matrix is somewhat overrated but that doesn't mean it still doesn't have lots of fans.

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phonyfilmfan on 6/1/2020 Reply  · 

Forrest Gump is crap, though. The rest though, I agree.

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charismagray on 5/11/2012 Reply  · 

If Live Free Or Die Hard and The Matrix was mix together it would be the most famous movie I've ever seen in my life!LOLZ!

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TheHonestFilmFan on 7/1/2014 Reply  · 


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AverageMovieBuff on 5/2/2015 Reply  · 

I don't know either, man.

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Crackanigga on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Second one's way better but it's still AWESOME!

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Jormund on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 


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kanedryofficial on 8/1/2014 Reply  · 

The fuck?

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Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 


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FilmOdyssey on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah Caesar ... whoa.

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Danielod on 9/24/2013 Reply  · 

this movie gets better and better every time I watch it

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Danielod on 10/4/2013 Reply  · 

Truly the best sci-fi movie and my personal favorite

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movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

1999 Was My Favorite Year In Movies.

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Danielod on 11/3/2013 Reply  · 

Like if this is your favorite movie...

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Meleth on 11/23/2013 Reply  · 

Fight scenes ware AWESOME <3 A.Smith was awesome! Just plain cool !! a yummy movie!

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Danielod on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

I might be in the minority on this one, but I thought (even though they were a huge step down from the original) the sequels didn't ruin the first one. I still see the first movie the same way before and after I saw the sequels. Only my opinion...

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Arthouse on 10/6/2014 Reply  · 

The sequels were pretty bad but it can't damage the original. The sequels can only damage themselves and also the reputations of the Wachowski Brothers.

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cheesydog1 on 5/3/2014 Reply  · 

Whoa I know Kung fu

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ChrisFilm85 on 1/5/2022 Reply  · 

You sure do

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Area_hulk on 8/23/2014 Reply  · 

It amazes me how brilliant this movie is, yet its acting is so crap

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Arthouse on 10/6/2014 Reply  · 

A classic

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Koroy on 9/19/2015 Reply  · 

What can I say man Ot looks cartoonish nowadays.
Acting is such a crap too.
Its shitty sequel made it more worse

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ChrisFilm85 on 12/30/2021 Reply  · 

Don't agree with you there

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mcgrathta on 1/23/2017 Reply  · 

The Matrix just scared the crap outta me when Neo touches the unstoppable mirror with his finger.

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Eagleskywalker87 on 8/7/2017 Reply  · 

I find it hard to believe that such a dull, poorly acted and downright nonsensical movie is held in such high regard! I didn't see it when it was released so that could contribute to my dislike!

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cine_matic on 7/25/2018 Reply  · 

that's interesting because one of my close friends also did not see it at the time of release and saw it just recently for the first time and disliked it quite a bit. I can understand your hate for it, but I personally love it.

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ChrisFilm85 on 8/18/2021 Reply  · 

I didn't see it when it came out and I absolutely love it

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digioid007 on 2/20/2021 Reply  ·

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JosiahMovies on 2/24/2021 Reply  · 

Why you posting random links this is for films, not random stuff go elsewhere

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wyrmhearth on 12/27/2021 Reply  · 

He does it because there is no moderation system for flickcharts comments.

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ChrisFilm85 on 5/22/2021 Reply  · 

An absolute pop-culture sci-fi masterpiece. Complete genius. One of my Top 10 favourite films of all time (currently sitting at #6). Stunning, influencial, and features Carrie-Anne Moss as the coolest suplorting female character ever in an action movie, peroid. 10/10

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ChrisFilm85 on 1/1/2022 Reply  · 

It's moved up 6 spots!

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JimmyMcGill on 8/27/2022 Reply  · 

Overall, for a complicated scenario, things are pretty tight story wise and the film noir feel adds to the aesthetics.

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