A science-fiction action film around a computer hacker that learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

The Matrix

The Matrix (1999)


The film depicts a future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality created by sentient machines to pacify and subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Upon learning this, computer programmer "Neo" is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, involving other people who have been freed from the "dream world" and into reality.

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