The Matrix is a 1999 science-fiction film set in a dystopian world of simulated reality, where humans are unknowingly trapped whilst their bodies are being used to generate energy. The main character, Neo, discovers this, and joins a resistance to end this abuse. The directors differentiated between reality and simulated reality in the film through the use of color; the simulated world is tinted green. The Matrix is part of the cyberpunk sub-genre of science-fiction, and an important cult film of the 1990s.

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