The 52 years old Canadian is a revered actor, producer and director and needs no introduction for recognition. Keanue Reeves has been working in the showbiz industry for three decades now and has made a big name for himself. With his tall figure, calm demeanor and a versatile set of acting skills, he has worked in almost all genres of movies winning many awards including a Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, we have listed 15 best Keanu Reeves movies of all time:
15. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
It stars the young and handsome Keanu Reeves as a soldier named Paul, on his way back home after WWII. On his way, he is fortunate to meet a beautiful girl Victoria who is apprehensive about her father’s anger over her pregnancy.
Paul offers to help her by posing as her husband to save her from trouble in her family. The good guy Paul turns home to his wife after helping Victoria, only to find her cheating on him. Betrayed, he finds his way back to Victoria to profess his love. The music composer of this movie won a well-deserved Golden Globe for Best original Score.
14. Constantine (2005)
The versatile Canadian actor Keanue Reeves plays a demon hunter in this horror genre movie based on comic book Hellblazer. Known for his dealing with supernatural beings, John Constantine is approached by a detective named Angela to prove that her twin sister’s death was not a suicide.
As John digs in the case, he learns that demons are breaking in the human world and his attempt to stop them brings him face to face with the worst of them all, the Satan himself.
13. The Gift (2000)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes and Keanue Reeves in the lead roles, this is another horror/fantasy thriller with a great story. The movie takes time to develop the characters before delving into the crisis.
Cate Blanchett plays Annie, the woman who can read and see supernatural things. She reads the cards for a living and helps the local people. All is routine until a girl goes missing and Annie keeps having visions.
The body is found in a pond belonging to Donnie Barksdale (Keanue Reeves) who becomes the prime suspect. The visions and information that Annie has also make her a suspect in the eyes of authorities. The Gift makes a great watch for suspense loving audience.
12. Little Buddha (1993)
Bernardo Bertolucci’s project described in word is about Buddhism. Lama Norbu, a Buddhist monk travels to Seattle to a family he had a vision about to tell them that their ten year old son might be a reincarnation of their great Buddhist leader.
Reluctant at first but with circumstances forcing them to think about matters like life and death, the family agrees to take the child to Tibet with the monk. The movie also plays flashbacks showing the story and transformation of Prince Siddharta (Keanue Reeves) into the Buddha.
11. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
This adventure comedy features Keanue Reeves and Alex Winter as two teenage high school students named Ted and Bill respectively. The boys aspire to start a rock band after high school. The catch is they are about to fail the history class which will separate both of them and crush their dreams.
Rufus, a man from the future comes to help them pass as their band is very important in the future society. With the help of a time machine, the teenagers travel in history to collect figures for their report.
10. Man of Tai Chi (2013)
This action adventure forms Keanue Reeves’ directorial debut. Interestingly, he himself features as the antagonist in the movie. The movie focuses on the life of Tiger Chen, (a stuntman from The Matrix). Tiger Chen is a student of Tai Chi, a branch of marital arts.
Although it is illegal to use Tai Chi outside the training temple, Tiger Chen is offered substantial money and a job which he takes to save the temple as it is in dire need of money.
Little does Tiger Chen know that the security job he signed up for is actually just a ploy to get him to fight in an underground fight club owned by Donaka Mark (Keanue Reeves). The tests and fights transforms Tiger Chen from a sweet boy into a vicious killer.
9. River’s Edge (1986)
This crime flick directed by Tim Hunter has a dark underlying theme and takes inspiration from a true case where a high school kid killed his girlfriend. The story is somewhat similar. One of the group of friends has killed another. They all react differently to it. One of them, Layne, fiercely protects the killer while some want to tell the cops.
The movie doesn’t answer questions like most but lays bare the raw human nature in front of the audience. Deep in alcohol and drugs, some teenagers are far from the circle of humanity and sanity. Keanue Reeves plays one of the friends in the group named Matt.
8. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
Directed by Taylor Hackford, The Devil’s Advocate is better than good. It is great! With a good story and a cast that includes the dashing looks of Keanue Reeves, the beauty of Charlize Theron and the class of Al-Pacino, this thriller is a complete package.
Based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel and revolves around the life of a very successful lawyer, Keanu Reeves (Kevin Lomax), who ends up working for the Satan (Al-Pacino), who incidentally happens to be Kevin’s father.
The movie ends with a great plot twist, bringing Kevin back to restroom, preparing to defend a guilty client. Kevin’s conscience awakens after his encounter with the devil in his nightmare and he decides to drop the client.