Unless you've been in a coma for the last decade, you should have a fair idea about why this movie is one of the best techie movies of all time. The Matrix pulls in all sorts of references and influences from mythology, religion, and philosophy.

What is the Matrix? Two kinds of people had no trouble understanding that. Gamers and Philosophers. The story revolves around a computer hacker Thomas Anderson, alias Neo, who is contacted by an enigmatic Morpheus, who makes him realize that the reality he lives in might be a computer simulation. In the near future, computers create a simulated 20th-century life called the "Matrix" to draw power them.

Techie Chewable Nugget: Real Vs Virtual, Consciousness.

Quotable quote: "Whoa"