Where can you stream all the "Matrix" movies before watching "The Matrix Resurrections"?

It's been 18 years since the first trippy ride. You might want to get reloaded before venturing back

By Sandy C.

Published December 20, 2021 8:00PM (EST)

Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving face each other in a scene from The Wachowski's 1999 movie "The Matrix" (Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving face each other in a scene from The Wachowski's 1999 movie "The Matrix" (Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

This story originally appeared on Hidden Remote.

"The Matrix Resurrections" is in theaters on Dec. 22, and if you want a refresher and rewatch all the movies (or have never seen them) before the big day, here's where you can stream the "Matrix" movies online.

"The Matrix" movies franchise follows national treasure Keanu Reeves and queen Carrie-Anne Moss. The story the movies follow requires all of your attention and keeps audiences engaged with fun stunts and twists at every turn.

The first chapter, "The Matrix," takes place in a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped in a simulation, which is a wild theory that is very popular these days. This reality is called "The Matrix" in the movies. Eventually, computer programmer Thomas Anderson (aka Neo, Reeves) uncovers the truth and sets out to stop these machines.

Several movie sequels followed "The Matrix" (which was released in 1999), including two direct-to-video films. Since the movies feature such a unique and bendy concept, I do highly suggest you watch the first three movies before" The Matrix Resurrections," but you don't have to watch the direct-to-video chapters.

How many "The Matrix" movies are there?

There are a total of six movies, this number includes "Resurrections." The movie titles are:

  • "The Matrix" (1999)
  • "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003)
  • "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)
  • "The Matrix Resurrections" (2021)

And the two direct-to-video movies: "The Matrix Revisited" (2001) and T"he Animatrix" (2003). Again, the ones you should see are the first three.

Where can you stream "The Matrix" movies online?

  • "The Matrix" — the movie is streaming on Hulu and HBO Max with a subscription
  • "The Matrix Reloaded" — the movie is streaming on Hulu and HBO Max with a subscription
  • "The Matrix Revolutions" — the movie is streaming on Hulu and HBO Max with a subscription
  • "The Matrix Resurrections" — the movie premieres in theaters and HBO Max (with a subscription) on Dec. 22, 2021

Will you be watching "Resurrections" in theaters or stream it online thanks to HBO Max? I believe a movie like this deserves the big-screen treatment! But if you're not comfortable going to the theater, you have a home option, too.


Sandy C.

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