"The Matrix" is a science fiction action film released in 1999. It was directed by the Wachowski siblings and stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving.
The film is set in a dystopian future in which humanity is trapped inside a simulated reality called "the Matrix," created by sentient machines to distract and pacify humans while their bodies are used as an energy source. The main character, Neo (Reeves), is a hacker who is recruited by a group of rebels to join the fight against the machines and free humanity from the Matrix.
The film was a critical and commercial success, and it has since become a classic of science fiction cinema. It is known for its innovative special effects, deep philosophical themes, and iconic action scenes. The Matrix was followed by two sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," which were released in 2003.