The Matrix
1999
*****
Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss,Hugo Weaving

Reality as we know it is nothing but an illusion created by the machines, who have in fact enslaved the people. A hacker named Neo learns that he has a key role to play in liberating the mankind. The Wachowski brothers have written and directed a highly original and visually groundbreaking science fiction action film which mixes oriental philosophy with kung-fu action, among many other things. Followed by two inferior sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.