What are the best movies like The Matrix?

A mind-boggling sci-fi movie is something film geeks would love. Movies like The Matrix are thought-provoking, making you think about what the future has in store for us. Years after, there are a lot of films created that share the same theme. Check out the best movies like The Matrix here in our list.

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    #1Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime film based on the popular manga of the same name. This movie had an iconic soundtrack and visuals which later inspired movies like The Matrix.


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    Alan Guo
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "It's amazing that there was something like this that existed way back. I've seen it through a friend's DVD and the sci-fi element in this anime film is just like The Matrix. Both movies blew me away."
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    #2Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a 1982 movie that depicts a 2019 dystopian Los Angeles. The film is considered to have paved the way for future movies like The Matrix, which belong to the sci-fi genre.  


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    Jose Jordan
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "A lot of great special effects for its time and definitely one of the best movies pre-Matrix era. This is like the OG sci-fi film tbh!"
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    #3The Net

    The Net

    The Net is a 1995 film that gives its own take on the cyber action thriller genre. It is a fast-paced hi-tech thriller film like the Matrix and also gives glimpses of what the future is all about.


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    Walter Brewer
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Well for starters the movie has Sandra Bullock and that is enough reason for me to like this movie. Although the movie is not really like The Matrix to be exact, the story is still pretty interesting"


Did you know that 'The Matrix' was the first movie to sell 1 million copies on DVD? We all know that this Keanu Reeves hit flick trilogy is still iconic to this day. Written and directed by The Wachowskis, this movie was a box office commercial success. It also received four Academy Awards. It is usually a staple of sci-fi discussions and film reviews. With its first film earning more than $460 million worldwide, no one can deny its success. However, when the first movie was released in 1999, DVD players were still far from being household items. Six months after the film's release, it was on home video. The movie then helped propel people to adopt the then-emerging DVD video format. Without the movie's following at that time, DVDs might have been much slower to take off.

The franchise took off from where it left off from its first movie and never missed a beat. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded, and Revolutions, were filmed simultaneously and released in 2003. To this day, the earnings of the trilogy have film critics in awe as it gained $1.6 billion worldwide. The movie has definitely ushered in a new era of sci-fi and dystopian movies. It has embedded into moviegoers an idea of how technology can take over the world someday. The creation of new CGI movies were products of how 'The Matrix' mixed visuals with excellent fight scenes. The world we live in is changing fast because of technological advancements. With the arrival of supercomputers, the elements that the film showed us could soon come into fruition.  

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    Gattaca is a film with a premise revolving around a dystopic theme just like The Matrix. The movie shows a society where eugenics is essentially the norm when conceiving a child.


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    Stephen Washington
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "This is the ultimate dystopic movie next to The Matrix. A lot of things that I seen here are very realistic and makes me think about the future"
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    Tron is a Steven Lisberger science-fiction cult classic and is one of the best sci-fi films like The Matrix. It was one of the first films to reference computer functions and its intelligence.


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    Lei Xu
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "This movie for me resembles The Matric the most. From the CGI, the story and everything. I wouldn't be surprised if the creators of The Matrix just copied this in a way"
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    #6The Lawnmower Man

    The Lawnmower Man

    The Lawnmower Man is a sci-fi movie in 1992. The movie is about a scientist named Dr. Lawrence Angelo who experimented with a mentally-challenged greenskeeper named Jobe Smith, turning him into an intellect.


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    John Chang
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Old Old movie but very interesting. You can see that they made cool movies with dystopia on them like what The Matrix did for this generation"
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    #7The Prestige

    The Prestige

    The Prestige is a psychological film directed by Christopher Nolan, which is about the story of magicians  Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, who share an intense rivalry after being beaten by a tragedy. 


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    Andy Wen
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Christopher Nolan really is the bomb when it comes to mind-boggling stuff like this. Never had enough of movies like these. Really reminds me of The Matrix in a way"
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    Inception is a sci-fi film by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released in 2010, Inception was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who infiltrates the subconscious of sleeping minds to steal secrets in exchange for his freedom.


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    Victoria Pan
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Watching this, I got confused until I rewatched it and understood what happened in that last scene LOL. Great sci-fi ish movie. I think this ranks among the best films like The Matrix"
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    #9Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    Shutter Island is a crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese released in 2010. Leonardo di Caprio stars as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels who investigates the disappearance of a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane that quickly turns nightmarish.  


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    Marie Carlson
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "This is the most thought-provoking film I've seen next to the matrix. Leonardo Dicaprio was just amazing and so is Keanu Reeves"
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    Hackers is a movie in 1995 about a group of hacker friends discovering a nefarious plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus. They have to use their hacking skills to stop the mastermind while evading the Secret Service.


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    Miguel Rosales
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Great film! This to me is the next best sci-fi hacking film next to The Matrix. Nothing beats that film ever"


Best What are the best movies like The Matrix
1Ghost in the ShellMovies 22 Paid
2Blade RunnerMovies 17 Paid
3The NetMovies 15 Paid
4GattacaMovies 15 Paid
5TronMovies 12 Paid
6The Lawnmower ManMovies 11 Paid
7The PrestigeMovies 8 Paid
8InceptionMovies 5 Paid
9Shutter IslandMovies 4 Paid
10HackersMovies 2 Paid

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