Happy Birthday to Keanu Reeves, who turns 52 tomorrow! 🙂
Dammit! I’ve not yet managed to watch John Wick. I really wanted to watch that before making this list since, if it’s as good as everyone seems to think it is, maybe it’ll make my top ten. Well, I’ve not had time to watch it so I guess I’ll just have to update this list when I see it. IF it’s top ten worthy… 😉 Oh, and I also desperately want to see The Neon Demon as that looks like the type of thing I could potentially love. Blame that one on cinemas not giving non-mainstream films a chance, though – I couldn’t find it playing anywhere near me. I’d have made time for that.
I’m a fan of Keanu Reeves. I think people either love him or they don’t (I don’t think anyone hates him, though, do they?). People make fun of him sometimes but I don’t understand that. He’s admittedly better in certain types of roles than others but, when it’s a role that suits him, he’s great. Yes, the dumb guy suits him & I’ll always love Ted “Theodore” Logan more than any other character he’s played. Who doesn’t love a sweet idiot?! But I had a massive crush on him in Speed & in Point Break when he was young, dumb & full of “whoaaaa”. He’s proven himself to be a fantastic popcorn action movie star & I’m always happy when he’s in a film that ends up being popular.
Sometimes when I make these actor top tens, I’m really scraping the bottom of the barrel for the lower half of the list. This time, I’d have to say I truly like at least eight of them (I could do with re-watching numbers 9 & 10). I love the top six and ADORE the top two (they’re all-time favorites). So, yeah, Keanu Reeves has had a very solid career despite some annoying critics.
So here are My Top Ten Keanu Reeves Movies, counting down to my favorite (movie, not character). Let’s start counting down from the bottom, though – I’ve seen 23…. 🙂
**Updated having now seen John Wick & The Neon Demon & John Wick 2. Ugh – The Neon Demon most definitely doesn’t make it into the top ten!
25. The Neon Demon
24 & 23. The Matrix Sequels (Whatever they were called – I’ve tried to forget them)
22. Johnny Mnemonic (Remember nothing about this now. How ironic!)
21. Chain Reaction
20. Something’s Gotta Give
19. The Gift
18. Much Ado About Nothing (Barely remember this either – am sure it deserves to be higher)
16. The Day The Earth Stood Still
14. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
13. The Devil’s Advocate
12. My Own Private Idaho (Putting this at 12 is a total lie as I seriously need to re-watch it since I loved River Phoenix but, again, barely remember it…) 😉
11. A Scanner Darkly
My Top Ten:
9. John Wick & John Wick 2
4. The Matrix (not the sequels!)
Gotta love Keanu, Great list! I would actually have to say I like the Matrix sequels.. all of them! Sorry 😀
Thanks! Glad to see there’s so much love for Keanu. : ) lol – that’s okay! I know people do like the Matrix sequels. I’m happy with just the first one. : )
The Neon Demon SUCKED. So did Knock Knock. I don’t know what he’s thinking lately but he needs to get back on track,. Thank god John Wick 2 is coming out soon.
Fuck Knock Knock, man.
That fucking movie sucked so fucking bad. In fact, it can burn in hell.
I think I should watch it as a double feature with Only God Forgives. ; )
Lol. So I’m safe to skip watching that one? ; )
Yeah man, fuck Knock Knock.
Awww! Well, I’ll still watch The Neon Demon at some point. Although I never bothered with Only God Forgives. Which one is worse??? I have no interest in Knock Knock, though. But I guess I better watch John Wick before the sequel! : )
Thank goodness for John Wick 2! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for that!
I’ll try to watch John Wick before John Wick 2. And before Knock Knock, it sounds! : )
john Wick was great 🙂 I loved Bill and Ted as a kid and Point Break is a classic. I also enjoyed 47 Ronin and he was pretty good in the gift.
I guess I really better watch John Wick. : ) I was curious about 47 Ronin. I know it got bad reviews but I liked the look of it…
i think if you like martial arts and the mysticism around the samurai you’ll enjoy it.
Why the F£@k is Raging Bull not #1? 😉
Jesting aside, this is a good list. I’m a big admirer of Reeves. Ok, he’s not the greatest of actors but he has a presence and likability that most other actors would die for.
I’m very surprised not see Sam Raimi’s Thw Gift, though. Reeves plays an absolute slime all and I still reckon it’s the best performance I’ve ever seen from him. I’ve always said it, he should play bad guys more often. That’s actually where his talents lie.
Bwahaha! I love the thought of Keanu Reeves in Raging Bull! “Dude, did you fuck my wife? Whoa!” ; ) Wow – it looks like a lot of people love Keanu & I had no idea! I’d happily watch any movie he’s in. I’d maybe have The Gift higher but, like a lot of movies now, I don’t remember it well enough. Oh it sucks to be old! Maybe I’ll watch it again someday. But I like dumb and/or sexy Keanu the most. : )
I too love Keanu! I aspire to look like that at 52!
Me too! But more feminine. : ) He never ages. I’m glad to hear from so many fans of his!
You need to get on John Wick stat! I think you’ll like it a lot. Good list, Point Break for me. 🙂
Thanks! Lol – yeah, it sounds like I really need to see John Wick from what everyone has said. I adore Point Break, though. That & Bill & Ted are all-time favorites. : )
I have never seen Lake House or River’s Edge but the rest of your Top Ten is spectacular. I love Keanu. John Wick is awesome. (Love that gun-fu) The Matrix and Point Break are two of my favorite films of All-Time. (Never met him. He’s a California celeb. I’m a New York guy. When I lived in L.A. I literally only met one celeb. It’s much harder out there. Everybody’s in their cars)
The Lake House is quite girly for me but I suppose I gotta like girly stuff sometimes. River’s Edge is probably better than I remember – could do with re-watching that as well. I’ll definitely get around to John Wick at some point. Aw, damn! No Keanu stories! That would’ve been awesome. Like, whoa. Keanu is a cool dude. : )
Shocker: I have never properly seen either Bill & Ted. I know! (Our teacher put one of them on in an end-of-term drama class once but, funnily enough, turned out there wasn’t time to get through an entire movie in an hour-long lesson.)
I see 47 Ronin isn’t on your list. I’d recommend avoiding it. Good idea, terrible movie. As for John Wick, I feel like that’s a movie it’s possible to get over-hyped for. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t looooove it as much as all the chatter made me think I would.
Whaaaaat?! Whoa. Dude! You gotta watch Bill & Ted! ; ) Damn – I liked the look of 47 Ronin but skipped after bad reviews. Yeah, I’m afraid John Wick has been hyped too much. It looks like a fun action movie but I won’t assume it’s much more than that…
They’re on the list!
I was the same with 47 Ronin, but then I caved, and was still disappointed.
I reckon you’ve got the right way to approach John Wick, though.
I totally love a bit of Keanu!
Me too! And he looks amazing for 52. Whoa. : )
I love Bill & Ted and obviously Ted more! ❤ And I used to have a crush on Keanu too. But lately I haven't seen anything from him that I've liked. I might finish John Wick someday but the first 30 minutes were not my (or my stepdad's) cup of tea. In mutual agreement we chose to watch something else after that half an hour.
Yay! I love that movie so much. But, yeah – Ted even more! ; )
I absolutely adore Keanu Reeves! He is just awesome. As for John Wick? That has to happen sometime! I love the heck out of that for so many reasons. Love this list!
Zoë! Oh my god – I didn’t realize I’d missed so many comments on my blog. Work is taking all my time lately!! 😫 I’m shocked at how many people love Keanu! But that’s awesome, because I love Keanu too. John Wick WILL happen. Someday. Hopefully before the sequel. ; )
He’s just awesome! Hope work gives you a breather sometime! John Wick is FANTASTIC. So excited for that sequel hahaha.
Love Keanu, love this list, I have seen Speed and Point Break waaaay too many times during my formative years. Thanks for letting my inner 12-year-old geek out 🙂
Lol. No need to feel guilty about Point Break & Speed! They’re awesome. : ) I’m happy to see how many people love Keanu!
I love Keanu. Have you ever seen 47 Ronin? DON’T. Awful stuff. My favourite is probably John Wick, though I haven’t seen him in too much. That’s a great film!
No, I wanted to see 47 Ronin but then it got bad reviews. I know I clearly need to see John Wick! I think Zoë keeps telling me that too. lol. : )
It’s such a terrible movie. I think it is on my list of the worst movies I’ve ever seen! 😀 John Wick is SOOO good. I think you’d love it – entertainment value is so high!
My top 3 would have to be 3. Bill and Ted 2. Speed and 1. The Matrix. Aside from that I have little to no love for Keanu Reeves. Even in John Wick.
Awww…. I actually thought more people didn’t like Keanu but you’re the first to say so. Everyone seems to love him! : )
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Wooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Private Idaho for me… Also love Parenthood, bit of pathos there…
Oops – I missed this comment. Glad to hear from another Keanu fan! I love how popular he is lately. 🙂 I SO need to rewatch My Own Private Idaho, especially as I was such a big River Phoenix fan too…
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