Is this really one of the best Keanu Reeves films? No. But could we skip putting it on a list of memorable performances? Also no. We’d light a candle for this Keanu tumbleweed deity any day. Just…not too close.
Sure, it’s a bit over-the-top. But every devil we’ve ever met is a little extra. Especially that one who lives on our shoulder. In The Devil’s Advocate, Keanu plays Kevin Lomax, a lawyer who unwittingly finds himself working for Lucifer himself (Al Pacino).
In The Matrix, Keanu plays Neo, the OG Chosen One. This is pre-Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Kung Fu Panda, you name it. With its leather-clad aesthetic and an endless supply of slow-motion fight scenes, The Matrix was the perfect movie to kick off the new millennium.
Keanu plays undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah in this action-packed heist film. Alongside him is the late Patrick Swayze playing Bodhi, a surfer bro. If nothing else, it’s worth watching for the chase scene alone where Reeves can be seen chasing a Reagan mask-wearing Swayze.
The John Wick franchise is set to release its fourth film in Spring 2023, with the fifth film already in development. So we think it’s safe to say most people love dogs. Er…Keanu Reeves. Dogs and Keanu? Whatever it is, it works.