Movies like The Matrix

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The Matrix (1999)
 8.7
 1.6M
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, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, serious, interesting, exciting, stylized, intense, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, chosen one, man versus machine, distopia, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, alternate reality, philosophy, imaginary, existentialism, cyberspace, mentor, freedom, post apocalyptic, gunfight, dystopic future, a.i., prophecy, heroes, technology gone awry, post apocalypse, life philosophy ...
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 serious films with plots about technology, distopia, storytelling, gun, dialogue, cyberpunk and pistol mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Matrix: The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Inception (2010), Equilibrium (2002), Blade Runner (1982), 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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, virtual reality, post apocalypse, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, precognition, save the world, chosen one, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 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, serious, futuristic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, virtual reality, alternate reality, chosen one, freedom, warrior, save the world, heroes, fighting the system, precognition ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, futuristic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, imaginary, computer system, time travel, neo noir, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.8
 2.0M
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, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, haunted by the past, alternate reality, mind control, teamwork, redemption, manipulations, subconscious, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, japan, kenya, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 307K
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, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, fighting the system, lone hero, society, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dictatorship, struggle ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.1
 675K
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: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., neo noir, existentialism, distopia, artificial intelligence, killer robot, androids, fugitives, androids and robots, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.5
 294K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, conspiracy, chase, space colony, false memory, resistance ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 70K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, technology gone awry, alternate reality, danger, a.i., cyberspace, uncover truth, fighting the system, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 308K
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, serious, surreal, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, computer program, computers and web, adventure, cyberspace, technology gone awry, man versus machine, fictional reality, disappearance, cyberpunk, programmer, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 781K
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, androids and robots, androids, killer robot, sent to the past, protector, dystopic future, future war, manhunt, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 237K
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: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, memory loss, world domination, betrayal, secret agents, fictional reality, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, time travel, cyborgs, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, chase, robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 21st century, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 92K
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, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, future dystopia, danger, hacker, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space wars, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 245K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, post apocalypse, judge, drug lord, survival, justice, corruption, police, rivalry, arrest, neo noir, explosion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, end of the world, adventure, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 297K
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: escape, future dystopia, fugitives, technology gone awry, cloning, island, conspiracy, freedom, clones, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 475K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 339K
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, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, death, life & death, dystopic future, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence, human existence ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 167K
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, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, future dystopia, robot, investigation, clones, murder, human existence, society, special agents ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 111K
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, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, alternate reality, hacker, computer animation, computer, oppression, corporate world, programmer, cyberspace, fighting the system, heroes, motorcycle race ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 122K
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: female protagonist, strong female character, female killer, future dystopia, secret movement, martial arts, cyberpunk, rebelliousness, mysterious character, one against many, strong female lead, rebellion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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, heroes, adventure, battles, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 417K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: youth, fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, society, rebellion, distopia, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
Returner (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an alien invasion threatens to annihilate the human race, a young Japanese girl, named Milly (Anne Suzuki), travels back in time from 2084 to October 2002, and enlists the reluctant aid of skilled Tokyo gunman, named Miyamoto (Takeshi ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, ufo, adventure, save the world, danger, life is a bitch, changing the past or future, escapades, future dystopia, imaginary, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, female protagonist, cyborgs, hacker, strong female lead, distopia, technology, evolution, philosophy, terrorism, investigation, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: intense, exciting, serious, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, cyborgs, apocalypse, chaos, chase, killer robot, artificial intelligence, robot, manhunt, terminator, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, artificial intelligence, genetics, bounty hunter, ex soldier, investigation, main character dies, inventor, pursuit, police detective, death of protagonist ...
Time: future, year 1966, 2040s, near future
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 508
Virtual Combat (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This lively low-budget action movie is packed with martial arts, sexy sirens, and a sci-fi plot involving computers and virtual reality images that become real. The tale centers on two Nevada border officers, Dave Quarry (Don "The Dragon" ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, virtual reality, kung fu, kickboxer, kung fu master, androids and robots, escapades, superhuman powers, master villain, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%