The 10 Keanu Reeves Best Movies Of All Time

Keanu Reeves Best Movies Of All Time: Keanu Reeves’ best films are the ones that have made him one of the most beloved stars in the film industry. Although to say something like that is certainly an understatement: the actor causes a real furor among his fans, he is the most famous of those baptized as “internet boyfriends” and his calm, honest and spiritual personality is irresistible to the public. In the end, he has two very important elements: he has an incredible talent as an actor and on top of that he seems a very good person.

In this selection we will find all kinds of films from his filmography, from the one that put him at the top of action cinema to those in which he shone as secondary. You cannot miss his most famous sagas such as ‘The Matrix ‘, the futuristic action odyssey of the Wachowski sisters that marked one of the highest points of his career (and it is a universe to which he will return in 2021 thanks to the fourth installment of the franchise, ‘Matrix: Resurrections’) and also the most recent’ John Wick’, where the actor was resurrected as the action hero he has always been, this time with plenty of gunplay and spectacular martial arts battles seeking revenge.

And in franchises we will not leave out a slightly different one, the one starring Bill and Ted (Reeves and Alex Winter) from the comedy ‘ The amazing adventures of Bill and Ted ‘ in the 80s.


Keanu Reeves Best Movies Of All Time


From there, we celebrate their very diverse and fascinating roles in action films such as ‘ They Call Him Bodhi ‘ and ‘ Speed ‘ (two of the most beloved and acclaimed of all their history in the cinema) and also in romantic comedies such as ‘ When you least expect it ‘ by Nancy Meyers and animated adventures like ‘ Toy Story 4 ‘A Scanner Darkly ‘. As we can see, the actor has not lacked (almost) any genre to explore. Which is your favorite? Do you agree with our order from worst to best?

10. The Gift (2000)

  • Directed: Sam Raimi
  • Release Date : December 22, 2000
  • Running Time: 112 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $10 million
  • Box Office: $44.6 million
  • Rating: 6.7/10

This supernatural thriller brought together Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear and Hilary Swank under the great Sam Raimi. And, although the results did not completely convince the critics because of some cliché, it was not difficult to see virtues in his ingenious story. Perfect to accompany the best Netflix suspense thrillers.

Synopsis: Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchett), a widow with three children, decides to take advantage of her clairvoyant powers by reading the future of her neighbors. Her predictions have direct repercussions on the town, especially for Buddy Cole (Giovanni Ribisi), a mechanic who sees her as a mother, or for Valerie Barksdale (Hilary Swank), a battered wife. Things get complicated for Annie when her services are required to find the missing Jessica King (Katie Holmes), the young girlfriend of school principal Wayne Collins (Greg Kinnear).

9. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

  • Directed: Gus Van Sant
  • Release Date: September 29, 1991 (United States)
  • Running Time: 102 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $2.5 million
  • Box office: $6.4 million (North America)
  • Rating: 7/10

One of the best movies of the 90s ? Without hesitation. This journey through the most marginal and degraded environments of deep America united Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix (who would pass away a couple of years later) between incredible sunrises and sunsets, and with an emotional honesty that captivated an entire generation. It was directed by Gus Van Sant, and is considered one of the most outstanding titles of his filmography.

Synopsis: The action takes place in Portland. Mike and Scott meet on the street where they work as “hustlers.” The former is obsessed with the search for his mother, while Scott uses this profession to rebel against a millionaire and domineering father. The two develop a crazy friendship that takes on tragic overtones when Scott falls in love with Carmella and Mike realizes that he is about to of losing the only important person in your life.

8. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

  • Directed: Richard Linklater
  • Release Date : July 7, 2006 (United States)
  • Running Time: 100 minutes[1]
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $8.7 million
  • Box Office: $7.7 million
  • Rating: 7.1/10

After ‘Waking Life’, Richard Linklater again used the technique of rotoscopic animation to adapt a story by Philip K. Dick. The author analyzed with his dystopias and his science fiction the essence of society and the human being, and all that is extracted in this excellent film with Keanu Reeves as the protagonist (animated).

Synopsis: In Orange County (California), in a future time in which America has lost the battle against drugs, an undercover cop (Reeves) is ordered to spy on his friends. As he had done in the popular “Waking Life”, the director mixes animation and real characters.

7. Speed ​​(1994)

  • Directed: Jan de Bont
  • Release Date : June 10, 1994
  • Running Time: 116 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $30–37 million
  • Box Office: $350.4 million
  • Rating: 7.2/10

Much of its success lies in the simplicity of the premise of these Jan de Bont films. A bus. A bomb. A heroic cop. A lot of tension. All of this turns into a magnificent, exemplary thriller that does not spend a single minute of its footage beating around the bush. ‘Speed’ goes straight to the heart of the matter, with Keanu Reeves confirming himself as an action hero by his own standards. Of course, it is also one of the best Sandra Bullock movies.

Synopsis: Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) is an intrepid LA cop. Survival in this city for a law enforcement officer is not an easy task, but Jack, in addition to enjoying a recognized good luck, knows perfectly the tricks to avoid danger, however, his lucky star is facing a tough test when trapped in a city bus with a bomb installed programmed to explode if the vehicle slows to less than 50 miles per hour.

6. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

  • Directed: Kenneth Branagh
  • Release Date: May 7, 1993 (United States)
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
  • Countries: United Kingdom, United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $11 million
  • Box Office: $43 million
  • Rating: 7.3/10

Adaptation of the tale of William Shakespeare by Kenneth Branagh, with a star-studded ensemble cast (Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Keaton, Imelda Staunton …) in which Keanu Reeves reached the peak of his ‘sex appeal’ in the role of Don Juan. Is it the uniform? It is also one of Denzel Washington’s best films.

Synopsis: Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, and his victorious army return from the war. Clouds of dust rise above the heat-battered plain, marking their trajectory. Don Pedro is accompanied by Benito, his stepbrother, don Juan and Claudio. As the young heroes pass through the majestic arcades of Leonato’s estate, warm welcomes and passionate glances meet between the conquering warriors and the ladies who await them.

5. Point Break (1991)

  • Directed: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Release Date: July 12, 1991 (United States)
  • Running Time: 122 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $24 million
  • Box Office: $83.5 million
  • Rating: 7.3/10

One of Kathryn Bigelow’s best films, and also one of Keanu Reeves’ most iconic. This action film on the Californian coast has become over the years a true cult piece, both for its intense action scenes and for the ambiguous relationship between the protagonist and the character of Patrick Swayze, with blonde hair and surfboard in hand.

Synopsis: Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), a former athlete recently joined the FBI, makes his way to the shores of California. Once there, he must dismantle a gang of robbers. To achieve this, he enters the most marginal environments of the city, where he meets his rival (Patrick Swayze), a strange character that everyone calls Bodhi.

4. The ‘John Wick’ Saga (2014 – 2019)

  • Directed: Chad Stahelski
  • Release Date: October 24, 2014 (United States)
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $20–30 million
  • Box Office: $86 million
  • Rating: 7.4/10

After a few years away from the spotlight, Keanu Reeves lived his own ‘keanussaince’ with ‘John Wick’, the film that nobody expected and without which we could not live now. One of the best action movies ever? Possibly. The actor plays this tragic character as a true action star, reminding us that he always has been and always will be. Two equally acclaimed sequels followed, and the future shines for this character and his particular world of hitmen, blood pacts, and bullet casings.

Synopsis: Legendary assassin John Wick (Reeves) is forced out of retirement after a tragic murder. His revenge will unleash a series of consequences in the underworld of the hitmen that will force him to fight for his life on every corner.

3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

  • Directed: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Release Date: November 13, 1992
  • Running Time: 128 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $40 million
  • Box Office: $215.8 million
  • Rating: 7.4/10

If you’re adapting one of the most influential novels in history, go big. That’s what Francis Ford Coppola, who knows about iconic blockbusters for a while, should think when he set out to bring Count Dracula to the big screen with all the fanfare and sensuality he deserved. With a scandal cast (Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, Cary Elwes, Richard E. Grant, Monica Bellucci and more), the filmmaker signed one of the best vampire movies ever made.

Synopsis: Prince Vlad (Gary Oldman) was a brave warrior who sold his soul to the devil after learning of the death of his beloved. Since then he has been known as Count Dracula. Four centuries later, the count arrives in London, where he believes he has found in a young woman named Mina (Winona Ryder) the reincarnation of his old love.

2. Toy Story 4 (2019)

  • Directed: Josh Cooley
  • Release Date: June 21, 2019 (United States)
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $200 million
  • Box Office: $1.073 billion
  • Rating: 7.7/10

We could not leave out the dubbing work of Keanu Reeves in this fourth installment of the ‘Toy Story’ saga, especially after having seen the videos of the ‘making of’ in which he gives everything to bring the biker Duke Caboom to life. Ha ha, oh yeah, ha The film is a new Pixar gem, and Reeves’ involvement put the icing on the cake.

Synopsis: Woody has always been clear about what his job is in the world, and what his priority is: taking care of his owner, be it Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds Forky, a shiny new toy to her room, a new adventure begins that will help old and new friends show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

1. The ‘Matrix’ Saga (1999 – 2021)

  • Directed: The Wachowskis[a
  • Release Date: March 31, 1999 (United States)
  • Running Time: 136 minutes
  • Countries: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $63 million
  • Box Office: $465.3 million
  • Rating: 8.7/10

” It is not only an excellent clencla-fiction film: it is one of those evolutionary leaps that, from time to time, propel the genre towards unprecedented hyperspaces of the spectacle”, wrote at the end of the last century Jordi Costa in his criticism of ‘The Matrix’ for Frames. Twenty years later, we know he was right: the Wachowski sisters’ films made history, opened borders and offered Hollywood a revolutionary film that would eventually become a saga. With the ‘Matrix 4’ release date just around the corner, it doesn’t hurt to remember that Keanu Reeves found his most memorable role as Neo.

Synopsis: Neo, a quiet worker in a software company, will see that his whole conception of life will be ruined when another pirate, Morpheus, explains that what he is really living is nothing more than a long dream supported by virtual realities: the ‘Matrix’. Morpheus is the leader of a small group of rebels aware of the true reality, who thinks that Neo is “The Chosen One” announced in the prophecies and that he will be able to free humanity from the machines.

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