The Matrix

In 1999 the Wachowskis introduced us to a futuristic dystopian world in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside the Matrix, a simulated reality created by the machines to keep humans in their place, as batteries. When computer hacker "Neo" (Keanu Reeves) uncovers, through a glitch in the programming, what is their actual reality, he joins the rebellion along with others who have found their way out of the Matrix.

After the success of the first film it was no surprise that further instalments followed included an animation series. The filming also broke new ground introducing the "bullet time" effect.