Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.
Release date: March 31, 1999 (USA)
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Sequel: The Matrix Reloaded
Production companies: Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Silver Pictures
Box office: 467.2 million USD
Screenplay: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski