Top 50 Matrix Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Matrix facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Matrix film message.

In The Matrix(1999), Morpheus nods at the blind man in the lobby of the Oracle and he nods back.

In The Matrix, water on windows foreshadowed code
In The Matrix, water on windows foreshadowed code

Matrix Trivia

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  1. The hotel room where Trinity is monitoring Neo in the first scene of the movie is the same room where Neo is shot by Agent Smith while trying to leave the Matrix at the end.

  2. A fight scene occurs involving Neo vs multiple clones of Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving). Although the scene was mostly CGI they still useda lot of stunt doubles for Hugo in the scene. Seeing his stunt doubles is how he discovered his receding hairline.

  3. The candy that the Oracle eats is another red pill.

Matrix Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Trinity resets a system password to "Z10N0101", which can be read as "Zion5". Under the zero-based indexing common in computing, this might refer to the 6th Zion. This scene precedes the revelation that the Matrix is in its 6th iteration.

  • 1 - Morpheus is on Neo's computer screen in the beginning.
    Morpheus is on Neo's computer screen in the beginning.
  • 1 - The Kid asks Neo if he remembered ever eating Tastee Wheat. Then, in The Matrix Revolutions (2003), an advertisement for Tastee Wheat is briefly shown in the train station chase scene.
    The Kid asks Neo if he remembered ever eating Tastee Wheat. Then, in The Matrix Revolutions (2003), an advertisement for Tastee Wheat is briefly shown in the train station chase scene.

Matrix Hidden Details

1 - Inside Morpheus' simulation of The Matrix you can see people repeated in the scene because their program can't replicate the processing power of The Matrix, wich can handle simultaniesly billions of different "NPCs".
Inside Morpheus' simulation of The Matrix you can see people repeated in the scene because their program can't replicate the processing power of The Matrix, wich can handle simultaniesly billions of different "NPCs".
1 - Neo's passport expires on September 11th 2001.
Neo's passport expires on September 11th 2001.
1 - At the end of The Matrix, Neo makes a call to the machines from a phone booth. Two movies later, Neo and Agent Smith are seen falling from the sky and collide with the ground at the same intersection as the phone booth from the end of the first Matrix; the phone booth can be seen in the background.
At the end of The Matrix, Neo makes a call to the machines from a phone booth. Two movies later, Neo and Agent Smith are seen falling from the sky and collide with the ground at the same intersection as the phone booth from the end of the first Matrix; the phone booth can be seen in the background.
1 - Neo has 80 lines of dialogue before taking the red pill. Of those, 44 are questions (roughly 1 per minute). This was meant to reinforce Neo's core theme as someone who questions reality.
Neo has 80 lines of dialogue before taking the red pill. Of those, 44 are questions (roughly 1 per minute). This was meant to reinforce Neo's core theme as someone who questions reality.
1 - A real hacking technique has been shown when Trinity hacked a system. It's been reported that the author of the tool "almost danced" in the movie theater when he realized they featured "his creation"
A real hacking technique has been shown when Trinity hacked a system. It's been reported that the author of the tool "almost danced" in the movie theater when he realized they featured "his creation"
1 - Agent Smith's suit doesn't have the green tint of the Matrix (shown on the other agent's), illustrating that he is now out of the System.
Agent Smith's suit doesn't have the green tint of the Matrix (shown on the other agent's), illustrating that he is now out of the System.
1 - Agent Smith wears the same rectangular sunglasses as the other Agents. But in the sequels, he wears a unique angular pair closer in style to Neo's - illustrating how the two have become linked.
Agent Smith wears the same rectangular sunglasses as the other Agents. But in the sequels, he wears a unique angular pair closer in style to Neo's - illustrating how the two have become linked.
1 - The actress playing the original Oracle passed away. The new Oracle referenced that by saying "I wish there was an easy way to get through this, but there ain't. I'm sorry this had to happen. I'm sorry I couldn't be sitting here like you remember me...but it wasn't "
The actress playing the original Oracle passed away. The new Oracle referenced that by saying "I wish there was an easy way to get through this, but there ain't. I'm sorry this had to happen. I'm sorry I couldn't be sitting here like you remember me...but it wasn't "
1 - Morpheus asks Cypher for his phone, Cypher hesitates pulling his hand out of his pocket because earlier he dumped his phone so they could be tracked. Fortunately, Trinity immediately gives her phone to Morpheus.
Morpheus asks Cypher for his phone, Cypher hesitates pulling his hand out of his pocket because earlier he dumped his phone so they could be tracked. Fortunately, Trinity immediately gives her phone to Morpheus.
1 - Neo/One becomes trapped in "Mobil" train station, an anagram for "Limbo".
Neo/One becomes trapped in "Mobil" train station, an anagram for "Limbo".
1 - Agent Smith's Audi A8's license plate reads IS 5416 - referencing Isaiah 54:16 in the Old Testament: "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy."
Agent Smith's Audi A8's license plate reads IS 5416 - referencing Isaiah 54:16 in the Old Testament: "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy."
1 - The company that Neo works for in The Matrix (1999) is called Metacortex. The cerebral cortex of a human is responsible for thinking, perceiving and understanding the concept of consciousness, the central topic of the film itself
The company that Neo works for in The Matrix (1999) is called Metacortex. The cerebral cortex of a human is responsible for thinking, perceiving and understanding the concept of consciousness, the central topic of the film itself
1 - Merovingian leaves to 'go take a piss" (aka cheat on Persephone). After he leaves, Persephone takes Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus into the men's bathroom to help them get to the Keymaker because she knows Merovingian won't be in there.
Merovingian leaves to 'go take a piss" (aka cheat on Persephone). After he leaves, Persephone takes Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus into the men's bathroom to help them get to the Keymaker because she knows Merovingian won't be in there.
1 - Neo listens to his boss, but is distracted by the window cleaners on the platform outside the building. We see not one but two close ups of the soapy water as it runs down the glass, a reference to the Matrix code trickling down a monitor.
Neo listens to his boss, but is distracted by the window cleaners on the platform outside the building. We see not one but two close ups of the soapy water as it runs down the glass, a reference to the Matrix code trickling down a monitor.
1 - The face of The Architect, the creator of the Matrix, was based from Vinton Gray Cerf, recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet"
The face of The Architect, the creator of the Matrix, was based from Vinton Gray Cerf, recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet"

So many actors reportedly turned down roles in The Matrix (1999) that every major character in the film has a famous actor who was offered to play them, but refused. Here are just some of them.

Neo is trapped in a train station which is in between the real world and the matrix. The station is called Mobil Ave, an anagram for limbo.

The Oracle informs Neo that he isn't the One, but maybe he will be in the next life. It's not until Agent Smith kills him that he comes back to life as the One. (One more detail in comments)

1 - - When Morpheus first appears in the construct, his glasses are opaque black so that the camera does not see it's own reflection as it moves toward him. In later shots they are his traditional mirrored glasses.
- When Morpheus first appears in the construct, his glasses are opaque black so that the camera does not see it's own reflection as it moves toward him. In later shots they are his traditional mirrored glasses.

Trinity uses the nmap command correctly to change the power station's root password and gain access.

The Oracle tells Neo he has already made his choice about saving Trinity. This is visualized in the scene with the Architect when he stands closer to the door that will save Trinity.

There are no white shirts. Everything you see as white on the screen has been through a green dye bath.

1 - Though the setting is never specified, the subway train that hits Agent Smith is headed toward the "loop," suggesting it is set in Chicago.
Though the setting is never specified, the subway train that hits Agent Smith is headed toward the "loop," suggesting it is set in Chicago.
1 - The same corridor is used in opening scene and final scene.
The same corridor is used in opening scene and final scene.
1 - The eyes of the machine that carries Neo's body away are green, unlike all the others seen prior (red), indicating that the war between machines and humans is over.
The eyes of the machine that carries Neo's body away are green, unlike all the others seen prior (red), indicating that the war between machines and humans is over.
1 - Neo stores his computer files in a book called Simulacra & Simulation. Written by the philosopher Jean Baudrillard, it focuses on the subject of reality as a simulation.
Neo stores his computer files in a book called Simulacra & Simulation. Written by the philosopher Jean Baudrillard, it focuses on the subject of reality as a simulation.
1 - When Neo is picked up under the Adams st bridge, and is resisting, Switch calls him "copper top". This is a reference to the fact that Neo hasn't been freed and is still operating as a battery for the machines. Copper top is the name given to Duracell batteries.
When Neo is picked up under the Adams st bridge, and is resisting, Switch calls him "copper top". This is a reference to the fact that Neo hasn't been freed and is still operating as a battery for the machines. Copper top is the name given to Duracell batteries.

Cypher halfheartedly reaches for his phone when Morpheus asks because he's already ditched his.

1 - The Matrix code is a Japanese sushi recipe, written in half-width kana characters, Latin letters and Arabic numerals.
The Matrix code is a Japanese sushi recipe, written in half-width kana characters, Latin letters and Arabic numerals.
1 - We all know Neo opens the book "Simulacra and Simulation", which is about how human experience is of a simulation of reality. But he opens the chapter to On Nihilism. Nihilism is "extreme skepticism maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence".
We all know Neo opens the book "Simulacra and Simulation", which is about how human experience is of a simulation of reality. But he opens the chapter to On Nihilism. Nihilism is "extreme skepticism maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence".
1 - During the interrogation scene, the file the Agents read from uses a font called 'OCR' (which is 'machine-readable') because the Agents are...well...
During the interrogation scene, the file the Agents read from uses a font called 'OCR' (which is 'machine-readable') because the Agents are...well...
1 - When Morpheus asks for a cell phone, Cypher fumbles in his pocket because he placed his cell phone it in a trash can earlier for the agents to track.
When Morpheus asks for a cell phone, Cypher fumbles in his pocket because he placed his cell phone it in a trash can earlier for the agents to track.
1 - The Matrix (1999) end scene takes place in the same location as the final showdown in The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Matrix (1999) end scene takes place in the same location as the final showdown in The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
1 - The final fight between Neo(Keanu Reeves) and Agent Smith(Hugo Weaving), takes place at the steps of the bulding also used as The Continental from the John Wick Trilogy.
The final fight between Neo(Keanu Reeves) and Agent Smith(Hugo Weaving), takes place at the steps of the bulding also used as The Continental from the John Wick Trilogy.
1 - Neo says, "You ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming?" His hacker friend Choi says, "Hey, it just sounds to me like you need to unplug, man." A remark about actually being plugged into The Matrix.
Neo says, "You ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming?" His hacker friend Choi says, "Hey, it just sounds to me like you need to unplug, man." A remark about actually being plugged into The Matrix.
Matrix poster
Matrix poster

Matrix Plot

Steven Matrix is one of the underworld's foremost hitmen until his luck runs out, and someone puts a contract out on him. Shot in the forehead by a .22 pistol, Matrix "dies" and finds ...

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Matrix. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Stars Nick Mancuso, Phillip Jarrett, Carrie-Anne Moss, John Vernon
IMDB score 7.9