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, serious, philosophical, cerebral, exciting, interesting, stylized, intense, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, hacker, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy, imaginary, cyberspace, mentor, existentialism, distopia, alternate reality, freedom, dystopic future, a.i., prophecy, post apocalyptic, technology gone awry, gunfight, heroic mission, post apocalypse, romancing partners ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century

Most similar movies to The Matrix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, visually appealing, serious and suspenseful films with plots about technology, dialogue, storytelling, cyberpunk, fight scenes, catastrophe and violence mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Matrix: The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Inception (2010), Equilibrium (2002), Blade Runner (1982), The Animatrix (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, virtual reality, freedom, save the world, chosen one, warrior, precognition, martial arts, self sacrifice, mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, virtual reality, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, precognition, artificial intelligence, save the world, alternate reality, martial arts, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 23rd century ...
⇓ 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, uncover truth, computer system, protagonist as suspect, imaginary, time travel, crimes, investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.8
 1.9M
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, mind control, manipulations, virtual reality, teamwork, redemption, imagination, philosophy, subconscious, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, kenya, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 304K
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, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, gunfight, lone hero, utopia, resistance, totalitarianism, society, betrayal, human nature, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 662K
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., artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, existentialism, killer robot, androids and robots, confrontation with superior, human nature, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, technology gone awry, danger, a.i., cyberspace, fighting the system, uncover truth, alternate reality, imaginary, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 283K
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, chase, mars, false memory, resistance, conspiracy, space colony ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, hacker, future dystopia, computers and web, danger, technophobia, society, computer genius, a.i., save the world, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2000s, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 305K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, computer program, computers and web, adventure, fictional reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, man versus machine, disappearance, cyberpunk, chases and races, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 90K
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, inventions and discoveries, future dystopia, computers and web, danger, hacker, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, time travel, save the world, killer robot, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, robot, manhunt, future dystopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 242K
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, judge, drug lord, survival, justice, corruption, police, rivalry, neo noir, arrest, criminal, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, destiny, space wars, heroes, chaos, imaginary, danger, space travel, space and aliens, save the lady, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 470K
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, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, alien encounter, space and aliens, survival, disorder, danger, catastrophe, evil alien, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 234K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, fictional reality, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 769K
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: cyberpunk, man versus machine, killer robot, androids and robots, sent to the past, androids, future war, manhunt, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, mission, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, 2020s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: alien, future dystopia, save the world, space travel, dystopic future, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, end of the world, love, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 166K
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, robot, future dystopia, investigation, murder, human existence, special agents, life risking, clones ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 110K
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, humorous, exciting, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, hacker, oppression, corporate world, cyberspace, computer, motorcycle race, adventure, good versus evil, computer program, cyberpunk, teleportation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ 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, escapades, life is a bitch, future dystopia, changing the past or future, alien invasion, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 335K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, 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: atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, death, love and romance, tribe, karma, dystopic future, human existence, wisdom of life, life & death ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: seoul, hawaii, south korea, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 455K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, save the world, destruction, creature, heroes, heroic mission, danger, giant, evil alien, survival, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, UK
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, hacker, cyborgs, philosophy, evolution, technology, terrorism, investigation, artificial intelligence, network, memory ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 483
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, kung fu, virtual reality, kung fu master, kickboxer, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, master villain, disorder, fighting crime ...
Time: future
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, killer robot, chase, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, robot, manhunt, chaos, apocalypse, terminator, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, save the world, army, androids and robots, resistance, fate of humanity, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Expect No Mercy (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader Warbeck is training assassins to become even more efficient ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: martial arts, danger, virtual reality, kidnapping, assassination, undercover, espionage, crimes, man versus machine, life is a bitch, secret agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 50K
Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: cult film, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, apocalypse, chase, robot, murder, laser, on the run, escape, killer robot, plastic surgery, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%