Question: are you taking the Red Pill or the Blue Pill? The Matrix is one of the most buzzed franchises in history. The groundbreaking CGI plus Keanu Reeves broke the internet- before there even really was one. And with the new Matrix Resurrections dropping this week, it’s on people’s minds again. Here’s how to watch the Matrix movies in order before watching The Matrix Resurrections.
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About The Matrix Resurrections (2021)
From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre.
The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.
Watch the trailer for Matrix Resurrections here.
What Is The Correct Release Order Of The Matrix Movies?
- The Matrix (1999). The Matrix introduced the world to Neo, Trinity, Morpheus. It’s a must-see!
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003). This one starts 6 months after the first film ends with Trinity and Neo in a relationship, and Morpheus trying to stop the world from ending.
- The Animatrix (2003). These short animated films happen between (and after) the live-action trilogy of films.
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Revolutions was released the same year as Reloaded and picks up right where it left off.
- The Matrix Resurrections (2021). In theaters and on HBO Max December 22, 2021.
Where Can You Watch All The Matrix Movies?
We’re big fans of rewatching the previous movies before heading to the theater for the newest.
Here’s the shortlist of movies to watch before seeing Spider-Man No Way Home, for example.
And if you missed out on The Matrix or were one of the OG movie-goers back in the 90s, you will most certainly need a refresh!
So where can you watch all the Matrix movies?
The Matrix Movies Are Not On Netflix
We knew you’d ask, so there you go.
But you can still stream The Matrix movies before watching The Matrix Resurrections.
The full Matrix trilogy is available to stream on HBOMax.
The Animatrix, the short animated Matrix anthology, is also on HBO Max.
The Matrix movies and anthology are also on Hulu with a paid subscription.
If you find out other options on how to watch the Matrix movies in order before watching The Matrix Resurrections, please leave the info in the comments.
Where Can I Rent The Matrix Movies?
Amazon has the original Matrix movies to rent or buy (affiliate links included).
And that’s how to watch the Matrix movies in order before watching The Matrix Resurrections.
Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.