10 Best Keanu Reeves Movies

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10 best Keanu Reeves movies

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Is there any other actor out there as casually cool as Keanu Reeves? An enigma both on the screen and in real life, Reeves continues to captivate audiences with both his stellar performances and his frequently-memed personal life. Starting first as a chill burnout and evolving into an action movie staple, Keanu Reeves is one of the most consistently interesting and truly compelling actors around.

John Wick

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Who would’ve thought that Keanu Reeves’ most incredible role would come so late in his career? Long after all the other roles that made him famous, he managed to score his best gig yet: John Wick, the best hitman known to man. There have been two movies so far with a third film and a spinoff series on the way, so it goes without saying that Reeves has found one of the most lucrative roles of his career in John Wick—but, more importantly, he’s given audiences some of the best action movies of the 21st century.

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The Matrix

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Before there was John Wick, Reeves was known best as Neo: the sunglasses-wearing, trenchcoat-sporting computer hacker who helped spawn countless spoofs and parodies of all kinds across three films. The films haven’t aged as well as you might think, but there’s no denying that Reeves’ performance still manages to astound.

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

The role that started it all for him still manages to be pretty funny. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is the kind of adventure comedy we don’t see much of anymore, and Reeves’ slightly stupid Ted makes this film as charming as it is goofy. There’s no telling if he and Alex Winter will ever return for a third film, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give this one a rewatch.

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My Own Private Idaho

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Praised as one of the greatest LGBTQ films of all time, My Own Private Idaho stars Reeves and River Phoenix as two friends living in Portland as they figure themselves and their relationship out. It’s emotional and delicate and insightful and easily his best dramatic performance.

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A Scanner Darkly

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, Richard Linklater’s strangely-animated adaptation of A Scanner Darkly has Reeves giving one of the most interesting performances of his career. It’s a sci-fi drama, a dark comedy, a neo-noir tribute, and an aminated movie all rolled into one—and Reeves anchors the whole thing.

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Speed

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

What an exciting movie Speed is. It’s original, too. Keanu Reeves is the perfect casting when you consider how effortless his coolness is. You can’t be a hothead when dealing with a bomb on a city bus, and Reeves’ character keeps things as relaxed as one possibly could when trying to maintain a speed of 50 miles per hour through busy city streets.

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Point Break

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

This was one of the first times audiences saw how good Keanu Reeves could be in an action movie. Sure, it’s a little cheesy and sure, it’s a little over-the-top, but Reeves absolutely nails every single mark needed to deliver a solid action film.

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Parenthood

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Like Bill and Ted, Parenthood is one of the lighter entries in Reeves’ filmography—that’s not to say it’s not good, though. Parenthood is excellent and Reeves is one of many additions to a pretty solid ensemble cast. He’s an essential and charming addition to an already pleasing film.

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River’s Edge

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

It’s a heavy movie, but Keanu Reeves is no stranger to heavy lifting: River’s Edge stars him and Crispin Glover as two friends in a group of high school buddies who are let in on a horrible act that one of them committed. Their lives start to unravel, of course, but Reeves’ early work here is a real indication of the sheer talent he was harboring all along.

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Dangerous Liaisons

10 best Keanu Reeves movies

Reeves comes in as a supporting character in this period drama based on a play, but that doesn’t mean he’s not pretty great in it. The movie’s stars are Glenn Close and John Malkovich, but Reeves is in it enough that he deserves some recognition for his dramatic chops.

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