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Matrix Movies In Order Chronologically

We should take a moment and thank Keanu Reeves for giving us these incredible and absolutely iconic movies. There’s no question about the Matrix movies being some of the best sci-fi action movies to ever be created. You just cannot go wrong with watching these films. These are the types of movies that must live on forever. These are a must-watch for everyone and no one should have to go through life without experiencing the beauty that is The Matrix.

Maybe you’re new to the series and want to know just how to watch The Matrix movies in order for the best experience. Or maybe you’re re-watching the series and need a refresher. Regardless of what it is, we got your back. Starting with The Matrix films in chronological order.

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Best Way To Watch The Matrix Movies In Order
  • Animatrix: The Second Renaissance – Part I and II
  • The Animatrix: A Detective Story
  • The Matrix
  • The Animatrix: The Kid’s Story
  • The Animatrix: Final Flight of the Osiris
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Animatrix: Beyond
  • The Animatrix: World Record
  • The Animatrix: Program
  • The Animatrix: Matriculated
  • The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Movies In Order Of Release Date

The order above is the best way to watch the Matrix films as that’s how the story order goes! Next up, we’re going to list the Matrix movies in order of their release dates. Along with each movie, you’ll also find a trailer, a small description, as well as where you can watch each of the films! 

1.  The Matrix

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The Matrix Movie Description

Neo (Keanu Reeves) is a computer hacker who has come across a phrase countless times which raises his curiosity. He continues coming across something known as the Matrix. He believes that the mysterious man Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), also known as the most dangerous man alive can help him answer these questions.

When he comes upon a gorgeous woman named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), she leads him to the underworld where Neo meets Morpheus for the first time. Together they end up fighting a deadly battle against sinister intelligence agents. As Neo gets closer to the truth he quickly realizes he may face consequences greater than losing his life.

2.  The Matrix Reloaded

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The Matrix Reloaded Movie Description

The never-ending battle against the machine continues with Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) leading the forefront. Though they have impressive weaponry and unmatched skills, the machines prove to be relentless and won’t stop their attack. As Neo continues to learn more about the Matrix, the clearer his role in saving the remains of the human race becomes.

3.  The Matrix Revolutions

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The Matrix Revolutions Movie Description

Neo (Keanu Reeves) finds himself trapped in a limbo world as the machines continue to wreak havoc on mankind. Most of the planet is still trapped in the virtual reality world these machines have created. Those who have managed to escape the grasps of this virtual world struggle with holding off the killer machines as they wait for Neo to escape limbo and save the human race.

However, when the deadly computer program known as Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) appears once again, they’ll need all the help they can get if they plan on defeating the agent once and for all.

4.  The Matrix Resurrections

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The Matrix Resurrections Movie Description

Mr. Anderson must once again choose between staying complacent and accepting his reality or following the white rabbit. Unknown to him, The Matrix has grown stronger than ever before. Neo’s path is more uncertain than it’s ever been before. 


Next up, we’ll be putting together a few shortlists to help things in The Matrix universe make a little more sense. Starting off with all The Animatrix shorts listed in chronological order by themselves. After that, you’ll also find The Matrix movies listed in order by themselves.

The Animatrix Movies In Order

  • Animatrix: The Second Renaissance – Part 1
  • Animatrix: The Second Renaissance – Part II
  • The Animatrix: A Detective Story
  • The Animatrix: The Kid’s Story
  • The Animatrix: Final Flight of the Osiris
  • The Animatrix: Beyond
  • The Animatrix: World Record
  • The Animatrix: Program
  • The Animatrix: Matriculated

What Order Do The Matrix Movies Go In

  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Matrix Resurrections

We’ll be listing what we believe The Matrix movies ranked from worst to best are. We think by far the fourth installment was the worst. We were kind of disappointed with it, to be honest. 

The Matrix Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix
How Many Matrix Movies Are There?

There are a total of 4 Matrix films, not including the Animatrix shorts. The most recent addition to The Matrix universe was ‘The Matrix Resurrections’. If you include the Animatrix shorts, there are 13 Matrix movies in total!

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