Keanu Reeves had a very fruitful decade because of his John Wick movies, but even before he transformed into a vengeful assassin, he was already building an illustrious career with the Matrix trilogy. These two franchises are what Reeves is known for, but the actor has had other projects that are equally worthy to watch.
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything segment, Reeves answered a fan’s question about his favorite movie that he worked on in the past. As expected, he could not just give one answer so he gave a list of films that fans can surely check out.
10. John Wick (2014)
The project that revived Keanu Reeves’ career, Chad Stahelski’s John Wick became an unexpected sensation that would later branch out to three more films and two spinoffs. The actor’s groundbreaking performance as an ex-hitman on a quest for revenge certainly kick-started the success of the movie series.
9. Point Break (1991)
Reeves has proven he can excel in action movies, and Point Break was a good start. Released in 1991, the film followed a young undercover agent on a mission to infiltrate a band of bank robbers. The twist happens when he finds himself developing a complex bond with them.
8. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Also came out in 1991, My Own Private Idaho is an independent adventure drama film loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Henry IV. It also starred the late River Phoenix, who died two years after the film was released.
7. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
This is an unexpected answer from Keanu Reeves because it is unlike many of his popular movies. A Scanner Darkly is an animated science fiction thriller film that revolves around an undercover cop whose life suddenly changes after he comes under the influence of a mysterious drug.
6. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
The Devil’s Advocate is for fans of legal dramas with a twist of supernatural elements. The project also stars Al Pacino as a high-profile figure at a prestigious New York law firm where Reeves’ character would find himself joining in.
5. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The third installment in the Matrix films perfectly wraps up the original trilogy, yet it received mixed reviews from fans. Although it did not fully capture the essence of the first movie, it is still an enjoyable watch for fans of Reeves and the franchise.
4. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The second film served as a strong sequel to the first Matrix movie with spectacular fight scenes and a compelling plot. While some fans believe the narrative is a little less coherent, it still delivered an entertaining performance.
3. The Matrix (1999)
It would not be a surprise for fans to find the original Matrix movie in Keanu Reeves’ list of favorite films because this installment is certainly the best in the franchise. It offered a well-blended mix of science fiction and martial arts, and it is one of the classic ‘90s action movies that truly stood the test of time.
2. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
This project was an essential part of Reeves’ career when he was only starting in the industry. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a light-hearted comedy about two helpless high school slackers who come in contact with a time-traveler from the future.
1. River’s Edge (1986)
Finally, Keanu Reeves’ foremost answer from the Reddit Q&A seems to be a surprise for many. This is one of the most obscure projects he has done in his career, yet the intriguing plot might attract fans. River’s Edge is a bleak crime drama film about a group of friends whose bond is suddenly broken when one of the members kills another.