When we say that Keanu Reeves is one of Hollywood’s most loved stars, surely few people will argue with that statement! Known for his poise and kind nature in real life and a man of exceptional talent in front of the camera, it should come as no surprise then that Keanu Reeves remains a hot favorite with moviegoers.
If you are a fan of his work then get ready to have your eyeballs spoiled! We have collected his best action, romance and dramatic roles just for you.
1. Point Break (1991)
When FBI agent Johnny Utah learns that a slippery group of bank robbers might be surfers, he agrees to infiltrate the local beach community. While learning to surf, he is recognized by a surfer called Bodhi – luckily not as an FBI agent but as a former college football star.
The brief fame of his past gives Utah a foot in the door of Bodhi’s tightly knit surfer group. When one of them moons other surfers – a habit of one of the bank robbers – Utah believes he has found the gang. Battling his own growing love of the wild surfer culture, Utah openly pursues Bodhi with deadly results.
2. The Matrix (1999)
When hacker Neo discovers the phrase “the Matrix” online his world is never the same again. He meets Morpheus who offers him a red and blue pill. Neo takes the red pill because it will show him the truth about the world. It reveals that humanity lives in the Matrix, a simulation created by intelligent machines to keep people in a dream state while the machines feed on their bioelectric power.
Neo has to square off with the deadly Agent Smith and his team to fulfil his destiny as the One, the man prophesied to free humanity.
3. Speed (1994)
LAPD SWAT officer Jack Traven foils a bomber’s attempt to exchange hostages for a ransom of $3 million. Out for revenge, the bomber blows up a bus in front of Jack and tells him that he now wants $3.7 million and that another bus is also rigged with explosives. Jack finds the bus but the situation becomes a high-speed hazard as the bomb will detonate if the bus slows down below 50 miles per hour (80 km/h).
To prevent a tragedy, Jack has to deal with irate passengers, dangers on the road, and a bomber who seems to know his every next move. LAPD SWAT officer Jack Traven foils a bomber’s plan to exchange hostages for $3 million. Out for revenge, the man blows up a bus in front of Jack and tells him that he now wants $3.7 million or he’ll detonate a second bus.
The race against time turns into a high-speed chase as the bus will also explode if the driver drops below 50 miles per hour.
4. John Wick (2014)
John Wick is a bereaved husband. He’s also an ace assassin. After thugs kill the puppy his terminally-ill wife had left him for solace, Wick is unyielding in his revenge.
He targets the gang’s leader who also happens to be the son of the head of New York’s Russian mafia. Knowing how deadly Wick can be, Viggo Tarasov pleads with his former assassin to spare his son.
However, Wick refuses and hoping to stop him, Tasarov sends a hit squad after him and also places a rich bounty on his head in order to place droves of killers in his way.
5. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
In 2688, the human race has finally achieved a utopian society. Civilization is based on the philosophy and music of the Two Great Ones. But a small change in the past threatens this wonderful time and one of the citizens, Rufus, decides to go back in time. He wants to make sure that the Two Great Ones, Bill and Ted, stay on track with their music.
He discovers that Ted’s father wants to send him to a military school but that will alter the future and wipe out the utopian world. The answer is for the pair to do better in their schoolwork, so they come up with an innovative idea. Using the time machine that Rufus came in, Ted and Bill kidnap several historical figures to pass a history test and stay at their old school to save the future.
6. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
Florida defense attorney Kevin Lomax has a bad habit of defending guilty clients and winning their cases, despite knowing that he is destroying the chances of innocent victims to receive justice. This catches the eye of John Milton, the head of a powerful law firm in New York. When Milton offers Lomax a lucrative job, he accepts.
But as Lomax becomes more involved with the firm, his wife begins to see the true demonic nature of his colleagues and boss. When Lomax doesn’t believe her claims that she was brutally assaulted by Milton, the consequences bring Lomax face to face with Satan.
7. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Johnny lives in a world where society is controlled by mega-corporations and the world relies on a virtual internet despite that it causes a frightening disease called NAS. Johnny is also a courier that carries sensitive information inside a brain implant for big companies. But one day, feeling done with it all, he accepts a lucrative job that will earn him enough to finally remove the device.
However, Johnny’s last message is more valuable than he realizes. Suddenly, everyone seems to want to kill him and when he discovers that the implant holds the cure for NAS, he goes underground to fight his pursuers and hopefully release the information to the world.
8. Constantine (2005)
Occult expert John Constantine knows he’s going to hell. Suffering from terminal cancer, he knows his time is running out and with his gift for battling Hell’s demons, he hopes to earn his place in Heaven. But when Satan’s son decides to take over the world, Constantine is caught in the middle of a terrifying prophecy where Hell will finally conquer the Earth – something that threatens even his talent for warding off evil.
Constantine follows a trail of clues to find out what is going on and at the heart of the matter is the mysterious suicide of a young woman. Working with her surviving twin sister, they have to overcome demons, rogue angels and their own destiny to survive.
9. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
When it comes to love, 60-something Harry Sanborn only dates women under 30. When he visits his young girlfriend’s house, he meets her mother, playwright Erica Barry. Needless to say, the huge age difference between her daughter and Harry makes Erica uncomfortable but for everyone’s sake, she doesn’t make a fuss.
Things become complicated when Erica meets and date a much younger doctor (played by Reeves). Harry starts to fall in love with Erica but needs to overcome his playboy style to find true happiness – a chance that might not hang around forever.
10. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
When an object is seen hurtling towards the Earth, scientists calculate that it will impact Manhattan and that it has the force to destroy civilization. A group of experts are brought in, including Helen Benson, to come up with a survival plan but to everyone’s surprise, the object slows down and gently lands in Central Park.
Alien contact is made when Klaatu, an extraterrestrial appearing in human form, informs them that he represents several exo-civilizations and he intends to save the Earth. However, as Helen gets to know him better, she realizes that Klaatu wants to protect the planet by wiping out the foremost major plague that is destroying it – humanity.
Helen has to change Klaatu’s mind but she is racing against time when he releases a deadly swarm of tiny robots that consume everything they touch.