Where Was The Matrix Filmed? A Phenomenal Cult-Classic Action-Thriller!


Are you ready to take a leap of imagination? Well, “No one can be told what The Matrix is, you have to see it for yourself.” A visually appealing Sci-fi adventure movie that will keep you wondering what’s real and what’s not. I am pretty sure any movie enthusiast will never miss a movie like The Matrix. If you haven’t watched a mind-bending movie like The Matrix yet, then I will recommend you add it to your watchlist. For those of you looking for where was The Matrix filmed, keep reading the article to find out.

The Matrix is a cult classic that was released in 1999 and stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Laurence Fishburne in the lead roles. The gravity-defying stunts and the flawless slow-motion special effects make this a perfect Friday night flick. No matter how many times you watch it, The Matrix never fails to entertain. The exterior locations are filmed perfectly and make you feel like you are playing a video game or are stuck in a virtual world.

Now, coming back to the filming locations, the whole movie was filmed in Sydney, Australia, with interior filming mostly done at Fox Studios, Sydney

The Plot of The Matrix | Know The Difference Between Dream And Reality!

Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a computer programmer, who is known by the alias ‘Neo.’ He faces repeated online encounters phrasing the term “The Matrix’’. While looking for answers he meets a man named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) who has all the answers he seeks. Neo gets to know that the life he is living is just a simulation and that the ‘’nightmares” he was having were, in fact, real.

Neo has to make a choice between two pills, a red one that will reveal the truth about the matrix and the blue one which will make him forget everything and take him back to normal life. Neo takes the red one and wakes up in the pod of the flying ship, where he finds other human prisoners. He learns about the war between humans and machines and how the machines have been controlling human minds while making them share an alternate reality. 

With new superhero-like abilities, Neo decides to help Morpheus and the other rebels to free all human prisoners from the matrix.

Where Was The Matrix Filmed? Know All The Sydney Based Locations!

Where Was The Matrix Filmed? A Phenomenal Cult-Classic Action-Thriller!

The Matrix takes place in an unnamed city but we have already told you that all the filming took place in Australia because there were some budget constraints with the producers. The filming was on point and very well appreciated by critics. No one at that time knew that Keanu Reeves dodging a few bullets in slow motion would become a pop culture phenomenon. Anyhow, let’s discuss the major locations where The Matrix was filmed.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Where Was The Matrix Filmed? A Phenomenal Cult-Classic Action-Thriller!

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales, the largest and most populous city in Australia. The harbor city is popular for the famous Sydney Opera House which is also called an architectural masterpiece of the 20th century. Sydney is a perfect holiday destination where you can enjoy sandy beaches during the day and new rooftop bars and shopping avenues during the night.

Central Business District, Martin Place At Pitt Street, Sydney

The Matrix in the movie implies that it’s set in Chicago, but the metropolis city seen in the movie is Sydney, mostly around the central business district. The place where the phone box is seen in the movie when Carrie-Anne Moss escapes Agent Smith and disappears after making a call is Miller’s Point. Miller’s point is close to Sydney Harbour Bridge, which can also be seen in movies like Mission Impossible and Mechanic: Ressurection. 

A round fountain is seen in the movie when Neo is in the training program area, and Morpheus explains to him about the matrix. This fountain is located in Martin Place at Pitt street, which is in the heart of Sydney’s main business district area. 

The restaurant where we see Cypher and Agent Smith making a deal was an actual restaurant named Forty-One Restaurant at Chifley Square, close to the fountain. The restaurant is now closed. Also, previously an office building where Neo is ambushed by the agents and sees a black cat deja-vu signifying the glitch is now revamped into a hotel called Westin Hotel at Martin Place.

The government building where Morpheus is held captive is the Colonial State Bank Centre which is also at 52 Martin Place. The underground train station where we see Neo and Agent smith fighting was filmed on a rail track section of an old wheat storage facility at White Bay, located close to Anzac Bridge.

Fox Studio, Moore Park

Where Was The Matrix Filmed? A Phenomenal Cult-Classic Action-Thriller!

The interior scenes were shot in the Fox Studio in Moore Park, Sydney. Since its inception in 1998, the studio has been a host to some of the biggest movies ever produced. The latest Marvel movie Thor: Love And Thunder was also produced here.

Other popular Sydney locations that can be seen in The Matrix are Aon Tower, AWA Building, and Allianz Building.

Final Words

We have now come to the end of the article. As promised, I have discussed and told you about all the possible locations where The Matrix was filmed. Hopefully, you will be able to recognize the place next time you watch the movie and tell your friends about it as well. If you like this article, then please share your opinions with us in the comments section below.

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Who is the director of The Matrix?

The Matrix is directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, who is now known as Wachowski Sisters (previously Wachowski Brothers).

How many awards did The Matrix win?

The Matrix won four awards, including Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects at the 72nd Academy Awards.

What is the runtime of The Matrix?

The runtime of The Matrix is 2 Hours and 16 Minutes, including the starting and the end credits.

Ujwal Mattoo
Ujwal Mattoo
With full journalism and half engineering background, Ujwal has hands in both the tech and creative fields. He is a film enthusiast who loves all kinds of genres. As much as he enjoys watching movies, he is always amused to know more and write about the locations to feed his hunger for traveling. In this world of fictional louds, he voices his opinions softly! He is either busy writing or playing with Milo, his dog!


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