The 10 Scariest Sci-Fi Prisons From Movies & TV

Apr 13, 2012 Comments
The Matrix (The Matrix)

Unlike many of the prisons on this list, The Matrix is one of the few places where being inside might be better than the alternative. In a future where machines harvest humans' energy by imprisoning them in a network of cells, resistance is undermined by the shared virtual reality of The Matrix -- a world not unlike our own, filled with all manner of routine drudgery and people going about their lives.

Still, that might be considered an improvement over the real world as it's presented in the film – a barren landscape torched by the humans' war with the machines. It really just comes down to which option you consider the lesser of evils: life as an office temp or life on the run from killer machines.

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