30. The Matrix Trilogy
Release Year: 1999, 2003
Directed By: The Wachowskis
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Jada Pinkett Smith, Harold Perrineau, Harry Lennix, Ian Bliss, Anthony Zerbe, David Roberts, Clayton Watson, Nona Gaye, Nathaniel Lees, Hugo Weaving
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 1
There are many small pleasures in life, but we all have to agree that one if the best modern small pleasures of life is when an entire film franchise is streaming Netflix. Right? Think about having access to all four Scream movies or all three Austin Powers movies. Nothing beats the ease of a seamless movie marathon. Well, you’re in luck. This November, Netflix brings all three films in The Matrix series back to its ranks, and your watch list has never been more nostalgic.
The trilogy begins with The Matrix, which centers on Neo (Keanu Reeves) as he seeks the guidance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), the supposed most dangerous man alive. But Neo believes Morpheus can provide answers about The Matrix. When Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) contacts Neo to an underworld to meet Morpheus, they fight for their lives against formidable secret agents. The following two films continue their battle against the Machine Army, which culminates in a final fight to save the world.
The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded each hold an 88% and a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Matrix Revolutions holds a less impressive 35%. The trilogy made over $1.6 billion combined worldwide, making it one of the most successful film franchises of all time and a pop culture phenomenon. Coincidentally, The Matrix will soon return with a fourth film next year, as well as other potential off-shoot films. But first, revisit the original trilogy when it returns to Netflix this month.