Movies like The Matrix

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The Matrix (1999)
 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious, exciting, interesting, intense, stylized, tech noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, man versus machine, existentialism, alternate reality, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy, imaginary, freedom, mentor, cyberspace, dystopic future, one against many, prophecy, visceral, a.i., gunfight, heroes, romancing partners, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 22nd century
Place: los angeles

Most similar movies to The Matrix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about gun, technology, distopia, dialogue, storytelling, gunfight and violence mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Matrix: Inception (2010), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Blade Runner (1982), Equilibrium (2002), Total Recall (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: philosophical, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, virtual reality, chosen one, mind control, precognition, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, alternate reality, freedom, chosen one, warrior, virtual reality, precognition, save the world, post apocalypse, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.1M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, existentialism, life philosophy, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fictional reality, haunted by the past ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, africa, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, atmospheric, futuristic, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, danger, time travel, alternate reality, deception ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 696K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, neo noir, a.i., androids, artificial intelligence, killer robot, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 312K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, resistance, gunfight, dystopic future, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 303K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, mars, secret agents, secret agent, space colony, outer space, memory loss, chase, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.4
 71K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, alternate reality, danger, a.i., cyberspace, heroes, fighting the system, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 94K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, future dystopia, danger, inventions and discoveries, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, danger, heroic mission, race against time, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i. ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2000s, near future, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 801K
The Terminator (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids and robots, androids, dystopic future, killer robot, protector, manhunt, artificial intelligence, terminator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 371K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, fighting the system, on the run, class differences, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 314K
TRON: Legacy (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, computer program, cyberpunk, computers and web, cyberspace, man versus machine, alternate reality, adventure, programmer, dystopic future, technology gone awry, fictional reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 114K
TRON (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, alternate reality, computer animation, fighting the system, cyberspace, hacker, oppression, corporate world, programmer, heroes, cyberpunk, computer game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 241K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, secret agents, memory loss, rebel, fictional reality, double agent, world domination, cyberpunk, conspiracy, suspicion ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, strong female lead, distopia, hacker, one woman army, technology, androids, terrorism, investigation, female spy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 487K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, alien encounter, disorder, space travel, catastrophe, survival, resistance, mysterious character ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
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 7.1
 253K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: intense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, post apocalypse, drug lord, judge, lone hero, fighting crime, cyberpunk, distopia, survival, psychic, corruption, police ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, imaginary, destiny, space and aliens, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 169K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, robot, utopia, dystopic future, clones, murder, investigation, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 124K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, female killer, future dystopia, strong female lead, secret movement, martial arts, cyberpunk, rebelliousness, rebellion, mysterious character, one against many ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cliffhanger, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, dystopic future, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Hungary, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, artificial intelligence, genetics, bounty hunter, dark future, main character dies, ex soldier, investigation, inventor, freedom fighter, mission ...
Time: future, near future, 2040s, year 1966
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.8
 130K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, cyberspace, computers and web, distopia, contests and competitions, danger, future dystopia, computer genius, chases and races, profanity, wrongful imprisonment, prison ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2030s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 7K
Fortress 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 7 years on from the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run. Finally, they give in, and surrender, only to find themselves imprisoned in a new, more sophisticated fortress prison in outer space. But Brennick's not ...
Style: futuristic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, microchip, on the run, prisoner, chase, race against time, heroes, rivalry, surveillance, outer space, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 345K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural, tribe ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 301K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, fugitives, cloning, island, freedom, dystopic future, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 13K
Casshern (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Fifty years of war between the Great Eastern Federation and Europa - now merged as Eurasia - have taken their toll on planet Earth. As a result of the use of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, much of Earth has become uninhabitable and people ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, tragic hero, fictional war, redemption, laboratory, vengeance, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, battles, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, distopia, anti hero, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%