A lonely doctor who used to live in an unique lakeside home starts writing love letters to the property’s previous occupant, a dissatisfied architect.
Before it’s too late, they must attempt to solve the mysteries behind their remarkable relationship. Unusual love fantasy provides the much-needed “Speed” reunion (through this adaptation of the South Korean film “Il Mare”). Yes, that’s strange, but it kind of…works?
9) Being a parent (1989)
He delivers one of the most Keanu performances ever as Tod, Dianne Weist’s doofy drag-racing lover.
What precisely does it imply? While Reeves gets little screen time in Ron Howard’s home drama, he does so to the degree that he embodies his iconic “Whoa” remark from “The Matrix.” When Wiest’s troublesome son (a young Joaquin Phoenix) is in need of parental advice, Tod, despite his appearance, provides surprising words of wisdom. “To purchase a dog or drive a vehicle, you need a licence. To catch a fish, you need a licence.
They’ll allow any butt-r——n’ a—hole be a father, on the other hand.” And then there’s the hairstyle. Wow.
River’s Edge (number 8) (1986)
When a slacker in high school performs a startling deed and then tells his pals, their response is nearly as vague and puzzling as the crime itself.
Early in his career, Reeves made an impact with this gloomy portrayal alongside a batty Crispin Glover. This frightening yet moving thriller also stars Dennis Hopper and Ione Skye.
7) Dracula by Bram Stoker (1992)
The centuries-old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister’s fiancée and wreak havoc in the strange country in Francis Ford Coppola’s superb, criminally underappreciated version of the Bram Stoker storey.
We love what Reeves brings to Coppola’s sumptuous vision, supporting amazing performances from his co-stars Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, and Winona Ryder.
Reeves plays the barrister with a flabbergasting British accent (you might have seen a frequently shared clip out of context), but we love what he brings to Coppola’s sumptuous vision.
6) My Own Idaho Private Estate (1991)
Reeves enters one of his most diverse and fruitful phases of his young career with Gus Van Sant’s renowned and delicately paced road film partly inspired on Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1,” “Henry IV, Part 2,” and “Henry V.”
Reeves portrays one of two closest friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers as they go on a voyage of self-discovery and find their relationship faltering along the way, alongside River Phoenix. A poem with a sad tone that has a devoted following.
5) The Incredible Adventures of Bill and Ted (1989)
With the use of a time machine, two righteous guys set out on a mission to create the perfect historical presentation.
In this uber-silly yet delightful comedy, Reeves and Alex Winter express their inner valley guys with frightening realism, individuals long linked with the actor’s identity and even his off-screen demeanour.
He was a Jeff Spicoli-like brah who simply wanted to rock out with historical people.
4) The John Wick franchise (2014)
Reeves’ on-screen image as a hitman with a vengeance was further recreated as a hitman with a vendetta.
Thought to be retired, he emerges from retirement to find the criminals who murdered his dog and stole all he had. Reeves is one of the few performers who can play both dangerous and benign roles effectively.
Began the long-running series which also show any signs of slowing down off. For some, the gunplay (and brutality) may get tedious, but it harkens back to classic John Woo films, and who doesn’t like to see Keanu kick butt? It’s difficult to choose amongst the three, so I’ll go with the first to represent them all.
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Perhaps you believe it is deserving of the top position. That is something I admire. I’m simply being truthful to myself. OK, here is my truth. I like “The Matrix,” especially Reeves’ portrayal of Neo. I even like “Reloaded,” which many criticise despite its groundbreaking and thrilling action scenes and bewildering but entertaining world-building.
But it all began with the Wachowskis’ breakthrough 1999 sci-fi adventure about a computer hacker who learns the startling reality that his whole existence is a complex illusion perpetrated by an evil cyber-intelligence.
The superb filmmaking and game cast headed by Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss make this really mind-bending material that leaves fans thrilled. “Whoa.”
2) Quickness (1994)
This film is fantastic. So. Difficult. Reeves portrays an L.A. policeman tasked with stopping a bomb from detonating on a municipal bus by maintaining a speed of more than 50 miles per hour.
I’m captivated on the concept alone, but director Jan de Bont goes above and beyond to create this one of the best action movies ever made, at least in our lifetime.
As Jack Traven, Reeves is his typical competent action hero self, wonderfully matched with Sandra Bullock, the lady charged with maintaining the bus above the speed limit after the driver is shot!
Grab your popcorn because this film has everything you’re looking for in a Friday night action film, including a frightening Dennis Hopper as the crazy bomber.
1) Zen from the movie Point Break (1991).
Bank robberies, rubber U.S. president masks, surfing, skydiving, Gary Busey, and two celebrities at their absolute prime appear in Kathryn Bigelow’s cops-and-robbers classic.
Reeves portrays Johnny Utah, a hotshot FBI agent who goes undercover to capture a group of bank robbers.
The beautiful photography by Donald Peterman and the grandiose music by Mark Isham push this film into the rarefied air of action films.
It might get by on the surfing and bank robbery alone, but the skydiving scenes are endorphin overdose, including one moment when Keanu leaps out of an aircraft without a parachute.