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What books/movies are Matrix related?

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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Howdy peeps,


I was wondering what books/movies are similar to the Matrix? The ones I can come up with are:

Avatar
Wizard of OZ
Thirteenth Floor
Dark City
Tron
Tron Legacy
Shrek (all)
Antz
Terminator (all)
Transformers (all)
Harry Potter (all)
Minority Report
Jumpers
Batman Begins
The Fifth Element
The Island
Total Recall
Solaris
6th Day
Inception
Surrogates
Equilibrium
2001
2010
Star Wars (all)
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
E.T.
Soylent Green
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
V for Vendetta
Highlander (all)
Metropolis
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Moby Dick


Those are the ones I can come up with off the top of my . but I know there's more, sew please post any I left off the list.


Ribbit




posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Well, snap. You've got all the good ones I've watched


edit to add:

Well... Watch "Primer", Pi, and I'm assuming you've seen Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick.

What else...

Blah, drawing blanks. I don't enjoy my work schedule. Going to bed early is impossible(I'm an insomniac), and waking up at 5AM just makes it suck all the much more.
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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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I would definitely add The Animatrix to that list.

www.imdb.com...

It is a collection of animated shorts related to the Matrix and the back story of the Matrix...the soundtrack is also fantastic.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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Define 'Similar to the Matrix?' and I might be able to suggest some?


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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Good stuff ---> THEY LIVE, WE SLEEP

www.youtube.com...



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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most of what you suggested OP are in no way matrix related or anything involving mind control, new world order of some sort and whatever else.

batman? avatar? really?

in your list maybe 5 of those are matrix related



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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I saw a preview last night for a movie to be released in April called "Cabin In The Woods". Seems like there's something going on with it. Looks to be "Evil Dead" meets "The Matrix".

Cabin In The Woods
www.imdb.com...






posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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Oh, And "Vanilla Sky". The Original foreign film on which "Vanilla Sky" is based is titled "Abre Los Ojos".



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by XelNaga
most of what you suggested OP are in no way matrix related or anything involving mind control, new world order of some sort and whatever else.

batman? avatar? really?

in your list maybe 5 of those are matrix related


I think he's also going for hidden government as well as virtual existence.

Almost forget "Videodrome".

"The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye."
Dr. Brian Oblivion, "Videodrome"
edit on 3/20/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: Videodrome



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by khimbar

Define 'Similar to the Matrix?' and I might be able to suggest some?



The world as we know it is based on a lie and/or an individual (choosen one) saving the world.

Ribbit



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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And one of my favs, "The Fountain"



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are

Originally posted by XelNaga
most of what you suggested OP are in no way matrix related or anything involving mind control, new world order of some sort and whatever else.

batman? avatar? really?

in your list maybe 5 of those are matrix related


I think he's also going for hidden government as well as virtual existence.

Almost forget "Videodrome".

"The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye."
Dr. Brian Oblivion, "Videodrome"



Excellent one!


Here are others you made me think of with Videodrome:

Scanners
Firestarter
The Shining
The Dead Zone
The Running Man
Needful Things
The Stand
The Langoliers
Rose Red
The Talisman (book)

Ribbit



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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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"THX 1138". George Lucas pre-Star Wars.

And "Logan's Run" of course.

And I just started a thread in which I mention "Orphans Of The Sky", by Robert A. Heinlein:


Orphans of the Sky




Orphans of the Sky is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, consisting of two parts: "Universe" (Astounding Science Fiction, May 1941) and its sequel, "Common Sense" (Astounding Science Fiction, October 1941). The two novellas were first published together in book form in 1963. "Universe" was also published separately in 1951 as a 10¢ Dell paperback. These works contain one of the earliest fictional depictions of a generation ship.

Characters and story

At the beginning of the story, the gigantic, cylindrical generation ship Vanguard, originally destined for Proxima Centauri, is cruising pilotless through the interstellar medium as a result of a mutiny that killed all the piloting officers. Over time, the descendants of the surviving loyal crew have forgotten the purpose and nature of their ship and lapsed into a pre-technological culture marked by superstition, wherein the word "Ship" is become a synonym of "cosmos", so that "To move the ship" is considered an oxymoron, and references to the Ship's "voyage" are interpreted as metaphor. They are ruled by an oligarchy of "Officers" and "Scientists", whose . is the putative heir of or successor to the original captain. Most crew members lead a simple illiterate life of agriculture, seldom or never venturing to the "upper decks" where the "muties" (an abbreviation of "mutants" or "mutineers") dwell.

The story centers upon an intelligent and curious young man, Hugh Hoyland, who is early in adulthood selected as an apprentice of the Scientists, who ritualistically perform the technical tasks operating the Ship (such as entering trash into its energy-converter for lighting and environmental control) while ignorant of their true functions. On a mission to hunt muties, Hugh is captured and becomes the slave of Joe-Jim Gregory, the two-.ed leader of a powerful mutie gang, who later reveal the Ship's true nature and purpose to Hugh.
Having become convinced of the Ship's true purpose, Hugh convinces Joe-Jim to complete the Vanguard's mission of reaching its intended destination (preserved in fable as "Far Centaurus"), and returns to the lower levels of the Ship to convince others to help him; but is arrested by his former boss Bill Ertz and sentenced to death. While in his cell, Hugh persuades his old friend Alan Mahoney to enlist Joe-Jim's gang in rescuing him; and sometime after having been rescued, reveals the proof of his assertions to Bill and Alan. Bill then goes to convince the captain's aide, Phineas Narby, to join Hugh's effort.
Inspired by one of Joe-Jim's books, The Three Musketeers, the protagonists create swords superior to any weapons present in the lower Ship and and overthrow the Captain, later to install Phineas as Captain, Joe-Jim as Vice-Captain, Bill as Chief Engineer, and Hugh himself as astrogator. When Phineas is secure in his position, he launches an attack to rid the Ship of muties once and for all. Joe is killed in the fighting; whereupon Jim sacrifices himself to hold off their pursuers long enough for Hugh, Bill, Alan, and their wives to retreat to a lifeboat left by the Ship's builders, wherein they leave the Ship and land on the inhabitable moon of a gas giant, which they explore and colonize.
en.wikipedia.org...



edit on 3/20/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: additional film and book and link and typo



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Movies that play with the concept of reality:

Altered states
Solaris (read the book first by Stanislaw Lem)
Donnie Darko
Blade Runner

About books read Philip K.Dick and William Gibson



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by 0thetrooth0
Good stuff ---> THEY LIVE, WE SLEEP

www.youtube.com...



How could I have forgotten that one?


Ribbit

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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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That's one of my favs to, its one of the best movies ever, especially the last minutes of it..

and the song is just epic

death is the road to awe..



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by ButtUglyToad
 


I saw a preview last night for a movie to be released in April called "Cabin In The Woods". Seems like there's something going on with it. Looks to be "Evil Dead" meets "The Matrix".

Cabin In The Woods
www.imdb.com...






That's twisted!


I likes!


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by Phantom traveller
reply to post by ButtUglyToad
 


Movies that play with the concept of reality:

Altered states
Solaris (read the book first by Stanislaw Lem)
Donnie Darko
Blade Runner

About books read Philip K.Dick and William Gibson





Oh yeah, Altered States.


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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'Nother one: "The Truman Show".
How could I have forgotten that one.

Which makes me think of the film "The Forgotten"
Add that to the list as well.

And: "In The Mouth Of Madness"
edit on 3/20/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: Sutter Cane



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by 0thetrooth0
reply to post by Mike.Ockizard
 


That's one of my favs to, its one of the best movies ever, especially the last minutes of it..

and the song is just epic

death is the road to awe..



I've never seen that movie.


Ribbit



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