Speed (1994)

Speed ​​is one of the films that launched Keanu Reeves’ name in the Hollywood movie industry at the beginning of his career. This horror film tells the story of a bus that is bombed by a former cop, Howard Payne. Howard holds a grudge against the police because he was often treated unfairly while at work.

Buses must stay at high speed at all times, as bombs will explode if the bus slows below 50 mph. Keanu Reeves plays Jack Traven, an LAPD cop who tries to save passengers on a bus.

In addition to Keanu Reeves, this film also stars Sandra Bullock. Sandra plays Annie, who helps Jack on his rescue mission. This film directed by Jan De Bont won 2 awards in the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing in 1995.

The Matrix (1999)

  • Release year: 1999
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
  • Production company : Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho Film Partnership

The Matrix has been quite successful since it was first released. One of them is because the visual effects used are quite amazing and relatively new in the world of cinema at that time. The film was first released in 1999, followed by a sequel titled The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003.

A sequel, The Matrix 4 has been prepared and is scheduled to air in 2021. This film won 4 awards at the Oscars, which are Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editor and Best Visual Effects.

The Matrix tells the story of a trusted programmer named Neo. Neo and his friends are in an artificial reality world known as the Matrix. In the world of the Matrix, they are trying to stop the uprising against humanity waged by a race of machines.

The Lake House (2006)

The Lake House is a Keanu Reeves film that was quite phenomenal in the 2000s. The film reunites Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock after they collaborated on the 1994 film Speed.

The Lake House tells the story of a lonely doctor who lives in a house by the lake. This house can be called exotic or unusual. It is from this house that the doctor corresponds with its former occupant, an architect, played by Sandra Bullock.

However, they must reveal a mystery behind the romance they’re going through before it’s too late. Then the two discover that they are in 2 different times.

Street Kings (2008)

Street Kings is an action horror film directed by David Ayer. The first Street Kings movie was released in 2008, followed by a sequel in 2011 titled Street Kings 2: Motor City. In addition to Keanu Reeves, this film also stars Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans and The Game.

The film tells the story of an LAPD cop named Tom Ludlow, who is grieving the death of his wife. While in disguise, he was even accused of killing one of his colleagues in the police. Ludlow then tries to clear his name and prove his innocence for the death of his comrades.

Constantine (2005)

Constantine revolves around the story of an exorcist or exorcist named John Constantine. He is helping a policewoman uncover the truth about her sister’s death. John proved that his sister’s death was not a suicide, but of another cause.

The Constantine movie based on a DC comic called Hellblazer. This sci-fi horror movie received pretty good reviews from the audience, partly because of the great plot and visual effects.

47 Ronin (2013)

47 Ronin tells the story of a legend from Japan where a child, Kai of mixed blood, was found in the woods by a nobleman named Lord Asano while hunting. Kai later grew up with his daughter, Mika in the castle they lived in.

Several years later, Lord Asano held a tournament to welcome Lord Kira of Nagato. Things took a turn for the worse when Lord Asano was enchanted by a mage and killed him. Kai and 46 other Samurai then plot to avenge the death of Lord Asano.

47 ronins were praised for their action sequences and visuals. Despite this, the Carl Rinsch film lost an estimated $24 million and sent Universal Studios a red card in 2013.

Henry’s Crime (2010)

Henry’s Crime tells the story of Henry, a toll booth security guard in Buffallo, New York. Henry lived without passion, purpose or ambition. He was later accused of committing a bank robbery that landed him in jail.

When the sentence was over, he plotted a robbery at the same bank as his roommate, Max. In his act, he learns that there is an unused tunnel that can be used as an entrance to the bank.

Henry later became a performer in the theater to gain access to the tunnel. Unexpectedly, this is the time when Henry finds out his identity and life purpose. Henry then falls in love with Julie, a lead producer at his theater.

John Wick (2014)

John Wick’s filmography begins with the story of John Wick, a former assassin. He is looking for a criminal who broke into his house, stole his car and killed a pet, the ultimate gift from his dead wife.

In his act of revenge, John Wick is involved with a Russian mafia, Viggo Tarasov, who is the thief’s father. Blinded by his revenge, John Wick finally devised a plan of action to destroy the Viggo family.

This action thriller was later made into a sequel, which is John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in 2019. John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently in production. and is scheduled for release in May 2021.

Exposed (2016)

Exposed (Daughter Of God) is a horror film that tells the story of a police detective, Galban, who tries to reveal the case of his colleague’s death. During the investigation he undertook, Galban ended up uncovering another, more complicated case.

Galban uncovers a case involving corrupt police officers in his department. Even his leadership convinced Galban to give up and not continue the investigation. Galban’s only hope is a woman who can give him a clue.

However, Galban is afraid of endangering this woman if she comes into his life. On the other hand, this woman experiences a mystical event that she believes is a miracle. This mystical event then led them to the truth.

Destination Wedding (2018)

Destination Wedding is a romantic comedy drama film starring Keanu Reeves with Winona Riders as the female protagonist. This movie begins with the story of two people who don’t know each other, Frank and Lindsay, who meet at an airport.

The two later learn that they will be attending the same wedding reception in the city. The two spent a week together, often avoiding activities they should have done with other invited guests.

This closeness causes the two to share each other’s opinions, experiences, and past stories. After that, they feel they have found harmony in their relationship.

Here are some movies with Keanu Reeves as the main character. From the list above, which movie have you seen before? Are there any other Keanu Reeves movies that you love?