What are the best Keanu Reeves movies? Not only is Keanu Reeves a pretty good actor on his day, but he’s also one of the nicest, most humble and generous people in all of Hollywood. So, it’s only right that we take some time to celebrate his work.
Starting his career in a string of ‘80s movies before shooting to stardom in the comedy movie Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Reeves would eventually go on to become a bonafide action hero. Now, he’s one of the coolest actors around and it seems no one has a bad word to say about the guy (apart from Matthew Perry).
But, we’re not here to praise Reeves for being an all-round sweetheart, so let’s take a look at the best Keanu Reeves movies.
What are the best Keanu Reeves movies?
- John Wick
- The Matrix
- Toy Story 4
- A Scanner Darkly
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- Point Break
John Wick (2014)
The whole franchise is full of stylish cinematography and breathtaking fight choreography and there’s lots more to come, too. We just hope we don’t have to see any more dogs get hurt, because we’ll end up going on a rampage of revenge.
The Matrix (1999)
Perhaps Reeves’ most iconic role of all is his portrayal of the protagonist in the genre-shaping science fiction movie saga of The Matrix. As Neo, Reeves takes us on a journey from confused everyman to a literal messiah, and it’s enthralling to watch.
The Matrix is essentially a superhero movie, deeply rooted in themes of gender identity, societal evolution, and the dangers of technology. It also has some incredible fight scenes, if that’s not enough for you.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Long before his work on Toy Story, Reeves went through the animation process in a very different way as Richard Linklater utilised rotoscope technology for his 2000s movies A Scanner Darkly.
At times very funny, at others a stark exploration of corruption and conspiracy, A Scanner Darkly offers a bizarre but brilliant vision of a not-too-distant future. As well as being one of Keanu’s best films, A Scanner Darkly also stands as one of the best, and most faithful Philip K Dick adaptations to date.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
No list at The Digital Fix would be complete without a horror movie and Francis Ford Coppola duly delivers with this absolute classic, which is one of his best movies. It’s gothic, it’s sexy, and it’s somehow a very original vampire movie in its own way.
We have to admit, Reeves doesn’t give the best performance of his career, but not for the want of trying bless him. In the words of our very own James Osborne, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is an imperfectly perfect vampire movie.
Point Break (1991)
Point Break is pretty much the epitome of a good old-fashioned ‘90s movie. This Kathryn Bigelow flick is all about dudes being dudes, surfing the waves and shooting guns into the sky – what more could you want?
The thriller movie stars a young Reeves as the brilliantly named Johnny Utah, an undercover FBI agent looking to infiltrate Patrick Swayze’s gang of bank robbers. Point Break has no frills attached, it’s just bloody good fun and will forever and always be Keanu Reeves’ best movie.
That’s enough from Keanu Reeves for now. If you want more though, check out our guide to the John Wick 4 release date. Or, for other cool actors, take a look at our list of the best Ryan Gosling movies and stay up to date with new releases by checking out our indepth explainer of every major new movie in 2023