Keanu Reeves Movie List
About this Keanu Reeves Filmography
Keanu Reeves is a talented, enigmatic actor who has starred in over sixty different movies and TV series. He first gained popularity with his role of Ted Logan in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. The next big hit for Keanu was the 1994 action flick Speed; however, he is perhaps the best known for his role as Neo in the cult-classic Matrix trilogy.
You will find a Keanu Reeves filmography and be able read short reviews below. Don't forget to take the poll to show what you think of his acting. You are also welcome to share your thoughts about the films he took part in. What do you think is the best Keanu Reeves movie ever made?
List of Keanu Reeves Films
Contrary to the popular opinion, Keanu is quite versatile and can do other, more diverse roles besides those of someone cold and emotionless like the alien from The Day the Earth Stood Still. Here's a list of movies where he played a prominent role:
#1. The Matrix
A genius computer hacker who joins a group of underground rebels fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. Definitely one of the best Keanu Reeves movies ever.
#2. The Devil's Advocate
Kevin Lomax, a highly successful and charismatic lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new client is Lucifer himself.
Adapted from the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, this fantasy movie tells the story of a supernatural detective John Constantine who sends hell demons back where they came from.
#4. Matrix Reloaded
In the second part of the trilogy, Neo must meet the maker of the Matrix, fight an even stronger Agent Smith and unlock his full powers if he wants to save Trinity from a dark fate he saw in his dreams.
#5. Point Break
When a rookie FBI agent suspects surfers are behind a recent string of bank robberies, he goes undercover and attempts to infiltrate their community. There he forms a complex relationship with their charismatic leader Bodhi.
#6. Johnny Mnemonic
In the 21st century, Johnny is a data courier who's job is to transport gigabytes of information in his head. Carrying a crucial data package too large to hold for long, he must deliver it before he dies from side effects or is killed by one of the groups going after the info.
#7. A Walk in the Clouds
After returning from World War II, Paul meets a beautiful young woman on the bus. On her way home, she is unmarried and pregnant, and thinks her strict father is going to kill her. The man gallantly offers to help by posing as her husband for one night, unaware that doing so will change both of their lives forever.
LA police officer must save the passengers of a bus that has a bomb rigged to it which will explode if the bus goes below 50 mph. A popular blockbluster movie of the 90's and possibly one of the best Keanu Reeves movies in terms of popularity.
#9. The Watcher
A sadistic, twisted serial killer (played by Keanu Reeves) torments a burnt-out former detective Joel Campbell by sending him photos of his future victims. Campbell rises to the challenge and attempts to stop the maniac at any cost.
#10. Matrix Revolutions
The inhabitants of the rebel city Zion are hopelessly trying to fend off a massive machine attack, while Neo and Trinity are fighting a war on another front.
#11. Chain Reaction
A university undergraduate Eddie Kasalivich is working on a promising green energy project. When one of the chief scientists is murdered and the technology is stolen, Eddie and his fellow researcher are framed for it and run for their lives. Regarded by some as the worst Keanu Reeves movie ever.
#12. Much Ado About Nothing
An adaptation of a comedy by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero.
#13. My Own Private Idaho
Two male hustlers living on the streets of Portland, Oregon embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
#14. The Lake House
A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its new resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they're actually living two years apart, they must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
#15. A Scanner Darkly
Set in a future where America has lost its war on drugs, Bob Arctor, an undercover cop, is one of many people hooked on a popular drug Substance D, which causes its users to develop split personalities. Fred is obsessed with taking down Bob, a notorious drug dealer, but due to his addiction he doesn't know that he IS Bob. Based on a classic novel by Philip K. Dick.
#16. Street Kings
A veteran detective with a talent for delivering brutal street justice, Tom Ludlow finds himself ensnared in a deadly web of conspiracy and betrayal. When evidence implicates him in the murder of a fellow officer he realizes his life is in danger and he can't trust anyone.
#17. River's Edge
A group of high school friends discover that one of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend. He actually brags about killing her, and the reactions vary. Layne, the self-proclaimed leader of the group, is intent on keeping the murder a secret and protecting Samson, while the rest of the group: Matt (played by Keanu Reeves), Clarissa, Maggie, and Tony want to go to the police. Based on a real-life murder of a young California girl.
#18. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
A sci-fi comedy film where two slacker teens use a time machine to prepare a presentation for their history class. Keanu Reeves plays Theodore "Ted" Logan.
#19. The Day the Earth Stood Still
An alien dignitary Klaatu comes to Earth to deliver the message that humanity has to clean up their act or get wiped out.
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
#21. The Gift
A small town psychic is tormented by tragic loss and visions connected to the murder of a young woman whose schoolteacher fiancé is a prime suspect. Other suspects include an abusive redneck husband (Keanu Reeves) and a traumatized local man on antidepressant therapy.
#22. Sweet November
Nelson is a man devoted to his career in an advertising firm. He meets a woman that is completely unlike him: free-spirited, bohemian, unpredictable. They share a life-changing romance. Both Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron have been nominated for Worst Actor and Worst Actress at the 2001 Golden Raspberry Awards for this movie.
#23. Permanent Record
The suicide of David Sinclair, a successful, talented and smart high schooler leaves his best friend and band member Chris Townsend (Keanu Reeves) with a lot of questions, to say the least. As he starts taking over David's responsibilities, Chris starts discovering what kind of pressure his friend was under.
#24. 47 Ronin
Based on Japan's national legend, this movie tells the story of 47 samurai who's lord (daimyo) was forced to commit ritual suicide (seppuku) for assaulting a court official who insulted him. The samurai become masterless (ronin) and swear to avenge their master's death.
A Note about the List
This list of the top Keanu Reeves movies is actually arranged by votes cast by visitors to this page over the course of several years. Unfortunately, after the transfer to HubPages, voting is no longer available. However, you can still see which movies gathered the most attention, as they are closer to the top of the rankings.
My Favorite Movies with Keanu Reeves
Like most people, I really enjoyed the Matrix trilogy (although I still think the first one was the best). These movies are a cult-classic now, and there's no denying Reeves is a part of it. Many people criticize him for his supposed lack of expressions, but I think he was perfectly suited for the role of Neo.
My second favorite has to be Constantine. I love sci-fi and fantasy movies, so these two selections really shouldn't be a surprise. Keanu plays John Constantine, a cynical exorcist who has to prevent demons from invading our world. I thought the detached attitude of Reeves suited Constantine's character, who knew that he would die from lung cancer soon, and was doomed to hell no matter what he did. The other really memorable character for me was Gabriel (played by Tilda Swinton).
Possible Upcoming Keanu Reeves Movies
The following movies sounded promising, but it's not very likely they will see the light of day now. Still... who knows?
- Cowboy Bebop live action movie was supposed to be adapted from the popular sci-fi anime film and series sharing the same name, with Keanu Reeves playing the role of the main character, a young bounty hunter named Spike. The fate of the movie is unclear; it was undergoing some rewrites in hopes of reducing the required filming budget, which was apparently around half a billion dollars.
- Jekyll was said to be a new retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novella. Keanu Reeves was rumored to star as the main character with the split personality (Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde), a potentially controversial casting decision.
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