A computer hacker is ripped out of his reality and learns
that he's been living in a computer simulation his entire life.
The Matrix (1999)
Written and Directed by Lilly Wachowski and Lana Wachowski
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Gloria Foster,
Matt Doran, Belinda McClory
Oscar Wins - Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing,
Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects
The Matrix is one of the coolest action movies of all time. It's original, action-packed, and has one of the best villains of all time. While the film is undeniably dated, it still somehow holds up today, which is always a good sign.
Keanu Reeves leads this cast, in a role that will define him until the end of time. He has yet to stop playing some form of Neo in all of his films post-Matrix, but in this badass action/sci-fi flick he shines. Then there's Hugo Weaving in his breakout role as Agent Smith, one of the best movie villains of the 1990's. He steals the show, providing a scary yet subtle performance for the ages.
The Matrix has stood the test of time and remains of the best action films ever made. Its odd philosophical ramblings may not make much sense, but it won't keep you from enjoying this film.