March 31, 1999
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
A programmer by day and a computer hacker by night, Thomas A. Anderson lives two distinct lives. His night persona, Neo, has always harbored questions about the true nature of reality. Neo finds out that his suspicions were correct when he is suddenly targeted by the police after Morpheus, a legendary hacker, makes contact. Morpheus shows Neo the real world, a wasteland where humanity is captive to machines that live off of human electrochemical energy and body heat. Thomas Anderson's world, our world, is just an artificial reality known as the Matrix used to imprison the minds of captive humans. Neo joins the rebels in in their fight to defeat the machines. Within the Matrix, Neo must battle agents, powerful computer programs dedicated to eliminating the rebels.