I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “The Matrix” is, at best, a well-made summary of previous easterns and cyberpunk movies such as “Total Recall”, “Akira” or “Ghost in the Shell”. I found a nice video that compares several scenes, sometimes ‘to the detail’ references, created by Robert Wilson of “Everything is a Remix”. If you have never thought about this before, you should check it out. Also, you should watch all mentioned movies if you have not seen them yet.
Cyberpunk Influences in “The Matrix”