The Matrix stands as a true masterpiece and the very best that cinematography has to offer. It is incomparable. It is unique. It's an action movie and it's a philosophical movie. It has set the standard for all movies. No other movie has approached its level of quality.
It's also the reason why I don't watch action movies anymore. In an industry of Transformers and G.I. Joes, it's hard to get excited about anything these days.