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Best 10 Sci-Fi Movies Like ‘Matrix’ to Watch Before ‘Matrix Ressurections’ Comes Out

Sci-Fi Movies Like Matrix
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Matrix is undoubtedly one of the best sci-fi movies and it inspired many movies with its action scenes and its brilliant concept, and now Matrix 4 is coming out next month with the original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles. So, until you wait for The Matrix Resurrections to come on HBO Max and in theaters on October 22, you can watch these 10 sci-fi movies like Matrix.

Arrival

Synopsis: When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Children of Men

Synopsis: No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine, filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men “Lifts you to the rafters, transporting you with the greatness of its filmmaking. The action is swift, ferocious and spectacularly choreographed.” (The New York Times)

Annihilation

Synopsis: A biologist and former solider (Natalie Portman) must lead a mission into a mysterious quarantine zone known as The Shimmer, a beautiful but deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures that threatens all life on Earth. Also starring Oscar Isaac.

Inception

Synopsis: Your mind is the scene of the crime. Box-office superstar Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this contemporary science fiction action film set “within the architecture of the mind.” Written, directed and produced by Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige), this eagerly awaited follow-up to 2008’s billion-dollar blockbuster is yet another visionary tale from a startingly original filmmaker who continually raises the bar with every film he makes. Shooting in London, Paris, Tangiers, Calgary and Los Angeles, Nolan’s mind-bending film also stars Academy Award® winners Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard, in addition to Juno’s Ellen Page, Batman Begins’ Cillian Murphy and Oscar® nominees Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Tom Berenger (Platoon).

Ghost in the Shell

Sci-Fi Movies Like Matrix
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Synopsis: In the year 2029, the world has become interconnected by a vast electronic network that permeates every aspect of life. That same network also becomes a battelfield for Tokyo’s Section Nine security force, which has been charged with apprehending the master hacker known only as the Puppet Master. Spearheading the investigation is Major Motoko Kusanagi, who – like many in her department – is a cyborg officer, far more powerful than her human appearance would suggest. And yet as the Puppet Master, who is even capable of hacking human minds, leaves a trail of victims robbed of their memories. Motoko begins to ponder the very nature of her existence: is she purely an artificial construct, or is there more? What, exactly, is the “ghost” – her essence – in her cybernetic “shell”?

Minority Report

Synopsis: Minority Report is about a cop in the future working in a division of the police department that arrests killers before they commit the crimes courtesy of some future viewing technology. Cruise’s character has the tables turned on him when he is accused of a future crime and must find out what brought it about and stop it before it can happen.

Total Recall (1990)

Synopsis: 2084. Quaid is haunted each night by a dream that he is on Mars looking for beautiful Melina. He goes against his wife Lori’s wishes and visits the Recall laboratories. They claim that they can help make his dream a reality by offering him an adventurous trip in his mind with a powerful hallucinogenic drug. But the experience has unexpected consequences, the drug awakens a memory that was erased from Quaid’s mind. In fact, he is not Quaid, he is a dangerous terrorist fighting against a Martian despot, Lori is not his wife she is an enemy agent and the red planet is at the heart of a terrifying plot. Pitiless killers relentlessly chase Quaid and he goes to Mars where other memories and other dangers await him, including Melina, the woman of his dreams. He will make an incredible discovery about his own identity.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Synopsis: Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel’s memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover his love for Clementine. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew (Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood) chase him through the maze of his memories, it’s clear that Joel just can’t get Clementine out of his head.

12 Monkeys

Synopsis: In the year 2035, convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) volunteers reluctantly to be sent back in time by scientists to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth’s population decades earlier. But when Cole is sent mistakenly to 1990 instead of 1996, he’s arrested and locked up in a mental hospital, where he meets a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) and the son (Brad Pitt) of a famous virus expert (Christopher Plummer).

Blade Runner

Synopsis: In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a “Blade Runner”. Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate “replicants”. The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. As he tracks the replicants, eliminating them one by one, he soon comes across another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion, despite the fact that she’s a replicant herself. As Deckard closes in on the leader of the replicant group, his true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what’s human and what’s not human.


This concludes the list of the best movies like ‘Matrix’ you should watch. If you have watched them all tell us in the comments we will make a new list for you and if you haven’t, What are you waiting for? Check out the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections below:

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