To celebrate the release of Bill & Ted Face The Music Rakuten TV has compiled a list of some classic Keanu Reeves films to help with the lockdown blues and also keep us quiet until John Wick 4 and 5 arrive in the future. See if you agree with the choices.
Ahead of the Bill and Ted Face The Music release, Keanu fans can access classic Keanu Reeves titles to get their fix of the ever-popular actor, including The Matrix (Trilogy), John Wick (Trilogy), Speed, Point Break, Something’s Gotta Give and less known gems such as Parenthood and Brotherhood of Justice.
A fan-favourite for over 35-years, Keanu Reeves has taken on every genre and transfixed audiences as one of the most watchable and loveable actors. With 32 titles to choose from across the Rakuten TV catalogue, there is something for everyone – romance, action, horror, thriller, comedy and sci-fi.
See below for Rakuten TV’s top choices to create the perfect Keanu Reeves movie marathon!
Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020)
Bill & Ted Face The Music, the third film in the most excellent trilogy, arrives on Rakuten TV on 15th January. The beloved Californian duo (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter) are back together and on a quest to save the world (again). This time the laidback heroes are middle aged dads who are joined by their daughters on their most excellent adventure to prevent a world-destroying crisis – with a little help from Mozart, Hendrix and Louis Armstrong.
Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
Go back to where it all began, with one of Keanu’s first feature films. Starring alongside another rising star at the time, Kiefer Sutherland, this tale is a classic high school story as bullies are taken on by student vigilantes.
A perfect comedy about the joys – and perils – of parenthood. Striving to be the perfect parent, Steve Martin soon find his wife, kids, their boyfriends and friends have other ideas. An all-star cast alongside Reeves also includes Rick Moranis, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen and Dianne Wiest.
Point Break (1991)
A heist story with a twist. Reeves stars opposite Patrick Swayze in this nonstop action thriller about an FBI agent lured by the rush when he goes undercover to unmask a band of thrill-seeking surfers who rob banks to fund their addiction to pulling off the most daring score, surviving the greatest danger… and riding the biggest wave –Point Break.
Pop quiz, hotshot: there’s a bomb on a bus that will go off if it drops below 50mph… What do you do? Arguably the film that made Keanu Reeves a global superstar – Speed is the high-octane thriller set on public bus with a bomb rigged to go off if the speed drops. Reeve’s turn as LAPD cop Jack Traven has viewers on the edge of their seat as he races to beat the bomber, while building sizzling on-screen chemistry with co-star Sandra Bullock.
The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
A terrifying, well-crafted horror drama. Reeves stars as a talented young lawyer, lured to the big city for a job of a lifetime at a New York law firm run by legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino). As he moves up the ranks, his wife (Charlize Theron) begins experiencing supernatural visions, and he soon realises that there is more to his firm, and his boss, than meets the eye.
The Matrix (Trilogy) (1999 – 2003)
One of the biggest classic Keanu Reeves films on the list are the Wachowski directed cult hits The Matrix Trilogy. A huge, mind bending explosive sci-fi adventure, which featured some of the most extraordinary special effects of its day, as an everyday man who comes to believe that his world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans.
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Reeves effortlessly charms as a handsome young doctor in this heart-warming, romantic comedy. When aging womaniser (Jack Nicholson) is prescribed bed rest at his young girlfriends’ Hampton beach house, he finds himself falling her mother (Diane Keaton), who, for once, might be out of his league.
In this cult favourite, Reeves plays a supernatural detective who’s lonely mission is to track down half-demons and cast them back to hell. When an L.A.P.D Detective (Rachel Weisz) seeks him out to help her investigate the death of her twin sister, the pair form an unlikely friendship as they embark on a dangerous war against demons. Also starring Shia LeBeouf and Tilda Swinton.
The Lake House (2006)
Reeves is reunited with Sandra Bullock in this timeless classic, where time is not what it seems. When a lonely doctor (Bullock), who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident (Reeves), they discover that they’re actually living two years apart. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.
John Wick (Trilogy) (2014 – 2019)
Audiences have been bowled over by Reeves’ star power turn as legendary assassin John Wick, in this action-packed trilogy. Brought out of retirement by a string of violent events targeted at him by Sadistic mobster Losef, Wick embarks on a ruthless vendetta against him and doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.
In addition to the above, Rakuten TV also has some lesser-known Keanu Reeves cinematic gems including: Knock Knock, Destination Wedding, Sweet November, Generation Um, The Neon Demon, Replicas and Man of Tai Chi.
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