The BEST Episodes of The Animatrix

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019

Network: Adult Swim

Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines.

The Second Renaissance Part II

#1 - The Second Renaissance Part II

Season 1 - Episode 3

The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix.

star 8.72
36 votes
Directors: Mahiro Maeda
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
The Second Renaissance Part I

#2 - The Second Renaissance Part I

Season 1 - Episode 2

The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix.

star 8.53
38 votes
Directors: Mahiro Maeda
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Beyond

#3 - Beyond

Season 1 - Episode 7

A young girl searching for her cat discovers a haunted house caused by a glitch in the system.

star 8.27
30 votes
Directors: Kôji Morimoto
Writers: Kôji Morimoto
Kid's Story

#4 - Kid's Story

Season 1 - Episode 4

A teenager is contacted by Neo, and manages to escape the Matrix.

star 8.19
31 votes
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Final Flight of the Osiris

#5 - Final Flight of the Osiris

Season 1 - Episode 1

The crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempt to warn their city of an imminent attack.

star 8.02
43 votes
Directors: Andrew R. Jones
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Program

#6 - Program

Season 1 - Episode 5

Two warriors battle in a samurai training simulation when one decides to betray his crewmates and re-enter the Matrix.

star 7.90
31 votes
Writers: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
A Detective Story

#7 - A Detective Story

Season 1 - Episode 8

Private investigator Ash tracks a hacker named Trinity through the looking glass.

star 7.80
30 votes
Writers: Ellen Moore, Manjiro Ooshio, Shinichirô Watanabe
World Record

#8 - World Record

Season 1 - Episode 6

A champion sprinter manages to break free of the Matrix by sheer physical effort during a record attempt.

star 7.50
32 votes
Directors: Takeshi Koike
Writers: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Matriculated

#9 - Matriculated

Season 1 - Episode 9

A group of humans capture a machine scout and insert it into a 'human matrix'.

star 7.23
26 votes
Directors: Peter Chung
Writers: Peter Chung