From “The Matrix” to “Toy Story-4” is a subjective list of the best films of the actor.
Keanu Reeves has lived thousands of lives in his films. The breadth of his role will be the envy of any modern actor – a football team striker, a drug addict, a darknet activist, a children’s toy, a surfer, and Keanu in the role of Keanu in the legendary cameo in the film “You are my doubt.”
Of course, every appearance of Keanu Reeves on the screen is a real gift for fans, but his films have a hierarchy. We walked through his filmography, ranging from trilogies (“The Matrix,” “John Wick,” “The Incredible Adventures of Bill and Ted”), sports films (“On the Crest of the Wave,” “Doubles)” to dubious paintings (“Dracula”), and made a subjective rating of his best films.
Point Break (1991)
The film that defined Reeves as the star of action movies, which he remains 30 years later. Well known to viewers as a Ted, the actor tried on the California style and the role of an undercover FBI agent. He’s charming, mysterious, and looks damn good on the surf.
The Matrix (1999)
Frustrated corporate programmer Neo joins through the early darknet to a group of hackers who are actually soldiers in freeing the universe from the prison of the digital world. Reeves’ lines mostly consist of a series of existential questions, and the two sequels that follow may not have turned out to be so clever – however, it is impossible not to note “The Matrix” in this list.
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
In this romantic comedy, Keanu has a minor role in plan B for the heroine Diane Keaton. But the film is still worth watching – where else to look at the actor in the role of a charming heart surgeon.
The Lake House (2006)
A remake of the South Korean film about a lake house where time-divided characters Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock live. Objectively not the best film, which pulls only acting, but we still love it for some reason – and for the stupid plot, and the repeated joint appearance of Keanu and Sandra Bullock on the screen, and even for the sad haircut of the actress.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Toy Story is one of the best franchises in the Disney universe, so when the creators announced the release of the fourth cartoon, everyone bet that it would be great. Keanu Reeves returns to the role of stuntman-motorcyclist al Ivel Knievel.
Keep speeds above 50 mph. Reeves plays a young intelligence agent who tries to prevent a bus bomb from exploding. Combine Reeves’ natural charm with Sandra Bullock’s charisma, and you’ll have one of the best thrillers of all time.
Devil’s Advocate (1997)
In short, this is the most convoluted legal-themed thriller you’ve ever seen. When Reeves’ character gets a job in a law office headed by an influential lawyer played by Al Pacino, Keanu’s personal life takes on dark colors. His film wife, played by Charlize Theron, begins to see strange hallucinations that are both sexy and frightening.
The Replacements (2000)
It’s hard not to like a movie about American football, but we don’t insist that “Doubles” is the best example in this category (there’s always an option to include “In the Glory”). But when it comes to the films that Reeves starred in, this 2000 film about a group of cranks stepping into the game when the first and second members of the Washington Sentinels go on strike is incredibly exciting to watch.
John Wick (2014)
The first “John Ick” can not boast of the number of high stakes in the plot, like subsequent films. And that’s why he’s (hardly) the best in the trilogy. The bad guys kill John’s dog. John decides to kill the bad guys. What else do you need?
John Wick 2: Chapter 2 (2017)
Immediately followed by the second part, which is inferior to the first quite a bit. The stakes go up, the missions get bloodier, and John gets excommunicate status. Everything will look very cool on the screen, especially when Keanu Reeves goes through the entire vocabulary of action jargon with his fascinating voice.
John Wick 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Part 3 is only half a step behind the second film and the original film. Here, Keanu Reeves shows the full power of his action-action actor abilities. Which, again, is a plus.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
It’s hard to resist and not say it’s a great movie. (Best. Let’s dance on).
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
The truth is this: Every time Bill and Tedd meet death, a party begins. True, it is. But the second part is not as fun as the first. Evil Ted and Evil Bill were not welcome guests, unlike Socrates or Lincoln.
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
“Bill and Ted Back in Action” is a charming, heart-wringing look at growing up, fatherhood, and even making (and correcting) mistakes. The tape is full of cameos from the first part.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Ok, Keanu did not get a major role in this film – an adaptation of the French novel of the 18th century. It is rather the output of John Malkovich and Glenn Close. Keanu brings his youth and beauty to this film – and that’s enough.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
We insist that Keanu Reeves’ best role is where he plays himself. Applause for the film, which has a cameo, showed a little strange and real Keanu.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
A stellar cast, legendary direction by Francis Ford Coppola, a magnificent, mystical vision of Transylvania. But also: very, very, very bad British accent from Keanu.