Keanu Reeves is the most inspirational and celebrated star of Hollywood. He has some of the most influential films in history. Along with being a good actor, Reeves is also an inspirational human who shares his thoughts like a Buddhist monk and writes poetry. Reeves has done it all, from badass to stoner, to a romantic teenager.
Below are some of his great films.
1. The Matrix (1999)
Director- Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
A man named Thomas Anderson (commonly known as Neo) leads an unremarkable existence in the year 1999. He sits alone at home by his monitor, a software techie by day and a computer hacker by night. He is waiting for a sign, a signal – from what or whom he doesn’t know – until one night, a mysterious woman named Trinity seeks him out and introduces him to Morpheus, the faceless character he has been waiting for. Morpheus, a sort of messiah, reveals the truth about Neo’s reality by revealing the dark secrets that have plagued him for so long.
2. Speed (1994)
Director- Jan de Bont
When a young Los Angeles police department Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) officer named Jack Traven enrages retired Atlanta police department bomb squad member Howard Payne by foiling his attempt to take hostages trapped in an elevator with a bomb. Payne retaliates by arming a bus with a bomb that will explode if the bus slows down below 50 miles per hour. Jack and his companion Detective Harry Temple strive to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off. With the help of spunky passenger Annie, while also trying to figure out how Payne is monitoring them.
3. Point Break (1991)
Director- Kathryn Bigelow
A series of bank robberies by a daring band of thieves known as the Ex-Presidents has terrorized sun-drenched Southern California. As the rubber-masked crooks act quickly and without leaving a trace, right under the noses of the cops. In those conditions, Johnny Utah, a clean-cut and novice F.B.I. agent, goes undercover to enter the local surfing community. He gathers information from his surf coach, Tyler, after following up on a lead. Soon after, Johnny befriends Bodhi, the mystic and enigmatic surf leader, who teaches him not only how to catch the perfect wave, but also how to find new meaning in life.
4. John Wick (2014)
Director- Chad Stahelski
John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from his loving wife, a valuable keepsake to help John find new meaning in life now that she is gone, with the unexpected loss of his beloved wife still bitter in his mouth. When Iosef Tarasov, an arrogant Russian mob prince, and his men pay Wick an unwanted visit to rob him of his cherished 1969 Mustang and his wife’s present, Wick will be forced to reveal his meticulously hidden identity. John, blinded by vengeance, will launch a carefully choreographed cyclone of destruction against the sophisticated kingpin, Viggo Tarasov, and his family, who are fully aware of his murderous capacity. Only blood can fulfill the boogeyman’s appetite for vengeance at this point.
4. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Director- Gus Van Sant
Mike Waters lives on the streets and befriends Scott Favor, a somewhat older and streetwise character who teaches him how to survive. Waters has narcolepsy, which means he can fall asleep at any time and in practically any situation. Favor comes from a wealthy household and is fighting against his upbringing. Waters is driven to discover his biological mother, so they travel extensively together and spend time in Italy. Favor, on the other hand, has assimilated into mainstream culture and has little time for his old pal.
5. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Director- Stephen Herek
Ted Logan and Bill S. Preston, ESQ. are in serious difficulty. They must submit an oral report for History, and if they do not receive an A+, they will fail the course. Ted will be sent to military school in Alaska if they fail History. Fortunately for them, they have access to a time machine that they borrowed from Rufus, a time traveler. Many historical personalities, such as Billy the Kid, Napoleon, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and others, are brought back. Unfortunately, issues emerge, and all of the historical characters are imprisoned. In order to finish their report, Bill and Ted must save them.
6. The Replacements (2000)
Director- Howard Deutch
When the NFL’s Washington Sentinels go on strike, the team’s owner brings out former NFL coach Jimmy McGinty from retirement to coach a ragtag group of substitute players for the final four games of the season. Shane Falco, stage left For the length of the season, the team’s captain is required to mold the misfits, which include a convenience store guard, gangster rapper brothers, former sumo wrestler, a Welsh “football” player known as “The Leg,” a deaf player, a felon on a work-release program, and a harsh SWAT leader. Meanwhile, Falco develops feelings for Annabelle Farrell, the team’s cheerleading captain.