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10 Keanu Reeves Movies That Aged Well, Just Like Him

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Sept. 3, 2021 5 min read

Do you know what's common between me and the directors of Matrix 4? We both would love to see Keanu Reeves get "resurrected".

 

As he would by the end of this year (a little Matrix pun).

 

Born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Toronto, Canada, Keanu Reeves is a well-known international superstar. His crown of amazing films is bejewelled with unforgettable gems like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Matrix, Speed, John Wick and so on. Not only is he a fine-looking gentleman, he is also a terrific actor and performer. 

 

But let's get to know him better. Check out the 10 best Keanu Reeves films that didn't age at all. 

 

1. Matrix Series

Watch on: Amazon Prime

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Soon to add another masterpiece to its list of sequels, this is an epic science fiction film series conceptualised by Wachowskis, a sibling team of photographers in 1999. The movie depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, created by machines to distract humans from a gruesome truth. However, there is a city deep inside the crust catering thousands of humans that were set free. Keanu Reeves as "Neo" is prophesied to be the "one" who can bring balance between the two races. It's 6 to 7 hours of action, a mind-blowing screenplay and an amazing script. 

 

 

2. John Wick

Watch on: Netflix

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One of many Keanu Reeves' film franchises, John Wick has made a lot of headlines over the years. It is an action thriller movie that revolves around John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a retired hitman who becomes active for one last revenge... or so he thought. All three movies of the franchise were a critical and commercial success while the fourth one is scheduled to release next year. It's an action-packed, blockbuster screen time you will never regret. 

 

3. Speed

Watch on: Disney+ Hotstar

Image Courtesy: Mental Floss

 

A 1994 action thriller, this movie is about a bus that is contrived by a mad bomber to explode if the "speed" drops below 50 miles per hour. Keanu Reeves plays the role of an LAPD police officer struggling to put an end to the terror the bus is causing. There's mayhem, action, drama and as promised, SPEED.

 

 

4. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Image Courtesy: The New York Times

 

This sci-fi comedy film brought Reeves into the spotlight. It's a story of two young boys, Bill (played by Alex Winter) and Ted (played by Keanu Reeves) who travel through time to assemble historical figures for their high school history presentation. Along the journey, their humorous encounters with well-known faces of history books like Nepolean, Joan of Arc, Sigmund Freud, Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln and Socrates will definitely make you laugh. This film will fit in great on vintage movie nights. 

 

5. Constantine

Watch on: Netflix

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Once you see this, there's no turning back. Keanu Reeves' words, not mine. Wanted in hell, denied in heaven and needed on earth, Constantine revolves around a cynical exorcist with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angles and half-demons in their original form and who is seeking peace and salvation. Tired of living, he meets a troubled police detective who is eager to learn the truth about her town sister's death. Instead, he unravels a much darker spot. Watch this Keanu Reeves' film for thrill, edge and old school ghostbuster vibes. 

 

6. The Lake House

Watch on: Netflix

Image Courtesy: Syfy Wire

 

The Lake House is a moving love story that defeats time. Starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, this romantic film follows an architect (Reeves) living in 2004 who meets a doctor (Bullock) living in 2006 through letters left in a mailbox at the lake house where both parties held residence at different points of time. The plot is intriguing and the story is heart-touching. Watch this one on a movie date with bae. 

 

7. The Day the Earth Stood Still

Watch on: YouTube @INR 120

Image Courtesy: IMDb

 

If you think Keanu Reeves is out of this world, wait till you see this one. A loose adaptation of the 1961 film of the same name, this science fiction movie follows Klaatu (Reeves), an alien sent to try to change human behaviour that is causing environmental damage to the planet. Upon failing, Klaatu has the power to eradicate humans from Earth. This film has an apocalyptic feel that will keep you on the edge till the end.

 

8. Devil's Advocate

Watch on: Netflix

Image Courtesy: Syfy Wire

 

A supernatural horror film based on Andrew Neiderman's 1990 novel of the same name, Devil's Advocate is a curious encounter with the devil himself. Keanu plays the role of a young attorney who upon his unusual success is offered to work in a major firm in New York City. And just like that, things start going to hell as his boss is the devil. No, seriously!

 

9. Man of Tai Chi

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This American-Chinese martial art film is about a young martial artist, who finds himself in the world of underground fighting in the need of money. You can expect unbelievable stunts, tense drama and Reeves as the perfect antagonist. Man of Tai Chi is doubly special for Keanu Reeves since he not only acts in it, he also directed it.

 

10. Dracula

Watch on: Netflix

Image Courtesy: Screen Rant

 

A gothic horror based on the 1897 novel of the same name, Dracula is the story of a Count Dracula who desecrates the chapel and renounces God after his wife was damned to hell in 1462. Almost 400 years later, he meets Jonathan Harker (Reeves) who's fiance, Mina (Winona Ryder) looks just like Count's late wife. As he decides to seduce and convert Mina, things start to spiral. It's one of Reeves' initial works that made him what he is today.

 


It takes "one" to know "one" (pun intended)! Celebrate this legendary actor by watching all the best Keanu Reeves films now.


 

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