Alex Proyas, 1998
A year before the first Matrix triology film, Dark City anticipated much of the neo-noir environment that would be popularized globally by the saga of the Wachowski brothers.
John Murdoch wakes up in an unfamiliar hotel room and finds he is being sought for a series of brutal murders, though he remembers nothing. Pursued by police and plagued by strange mysterious beings, who have the ability to stop time and change reality, John seeks to discover the riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the greatest illusion, discovering the truth can be fatal.
At the time of the film's debut, the studio considered the plot too complex and feared it was incomprehensible, forcing the director to include an explanation in the film's introduction.
If at the time of the premiere did not have much success, the time ended up doing justice to Dark City and turned it into a compulsory classic for the fans of science fiction.