Movies like The Matrix come only once in blue moon. In fact, you are hard pressed to think of any science fiction movie with similar kind of success on all fronts: critics, box office, cult following.
The Matrix, the 1999 movie by the Wachowskis, had been a revelation when it first came out and is amazingly continuing its esteem among the audience – almost on the same level – even now too. Precisely, this is what great movies do. They overcome the dimensions of time and offer us never-ending quest upon their vast, unimaginable purviews. This film almost redefined the genre of science fiction with awe-inspiring techniques used for action, and mind-blowing concepts which was unknown to the movie-goers up till then. Many a number of fan theories including philosophical conceits are attributed to this film, all in a way validates the depths to which it travels. Further delving on the love for this film, motivates us to watch more ‘Matrix-like’ films. So, following is the list of movies similar to The Matrix that are our recommendations. You can watch of some of these movies like The Matrix on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
12. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
If you are looking for a film as close as “The Matrix”, there is no other better option than this one. Sharing almost similar themes with it, “The Thirteenth floor” was a film that was received not too well because of it. The film is really bold in its treatment with attempts of crossing quite a few genres which work out decently well. The characters, although not really deep, are well structured, and the plot constructed with subtle complexity. Nothing is given away at interesting points, keeping us guessing, the film manages to triumph greatly in its art department too.
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11. Tron (1982)