Perfect Movie Marathon: Keanu Reeves Names His Favorite Films Starring Himself

Perfect Movie Marathon: Keanu Reeves Names His Favorite Films Starring Himself
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The Hollywood icon's top picks reflect his entire career.

Keanu Reeves is one of the nicest human beings to have ever lived. This has been proven hundreds of times, and once again in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session last year. The Hollywood sweetheart made a delightful appearance on the r/Movies subreddit, spreading joy, kindness, and inspiration.

Reeves treated fans with hilarious behind-the-scenes stories, expressions of gratitude, and words of encouragement. In one of the comments, he also gave us a great excuse to have a Keanu Reeves movie marathon. Not that we ever needed one, really.

Confusing Question

Among the myriad of questions, one simple one posed the biggest challenge to the big-name actor: 'What is your favourite film that you've worked on?'

Reeves, humble as ever, couldn't single out a single gem from his extensive filmography of over a hundred titles.

'Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!' he exclaimed. 'I've been very fortunate to work on a few films that have changed my life. I can't pick just one.'

So he settled on ten. Here they are, in the order he mentioned. Let's see if you've ticked them all off your watch list.

Keanu's Personal Top Ten Movies Starring Himself

Whether intentional or not, Keanu Reeves' selection of top movies provides a peek into his diverse career. From cult classics to blockbuster hits, here's a rundown of his favorites.

  1. River's Edge (1986) - This story of murder in a teenage group perfectly showcases Reeves' early talent.

  2. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - The lovable duo's time-travel escapades remain a timeless joyride.

  3. The Matrix (1999) - Reeves' iconic role as Neo in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy needs no introduction.

  4. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Lana and Lilly Wachowski's saga continues with more action-packed thrills and mind-bending twists.

  5. The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - The epic conclusion to Neo's journey, delivering a satisfying finale.

  6. The Devil's Advocate (1997) - As a young lawyer who discovers his boss is the devil himself, Reeves shines in this dark tale of temptation and moral dilemma.

  7. A Scanner Darkly (2006) - A lesser-known gem, this animated thriller offers a thought-provoking exploration of a future dystopian society driven by drug addiction.

  8. My Own Private Idaho (1991) - Reeves' poignant performance in this indie classic about two friends on a road trip of self-discovery is a testament to his versatility.

  9. Point Break (1991) - The movie about an undercover cop who infiltrates a gang of bank robbers solidified Reeves' status as an action hero.

  10. John Wick (2014) - The modern-day saga of an ex-assassin on a mission to avenge the murder of his dog seems to have resonated with both Reeves' fans and the actor himself.

Each of these ten films displays a unique facet of Reeves' acclaimed career, from his early breakthroughs, which happened in the 1980s, to his most recent roles (the John Wick franchise is still going strong), firmly establishing him as an action icon. So grab some popcorn and get ready for a cinematic journey through Keanu's movie magic.

Source: Reddit.

Have you seen all the movies on Keanu Reeves' list?