Keanu Reeves is my opinion, although Tom Hanks is a possible exception. I agree with everything you said about Keanu Reeves' movies, but I think a lot of people just like him in general, which is why, even though he hasnt been outstanding in every role he's been in (I'm looking at you, Bram Stokers Dracula), you still just love him since he's, well, Keanu Reeves.
Keanu Reeves has been exceptional in many films, not just for many decades at a time! Weve already covered the top 10 Keanu Reeves films based on how badass they are, as well as the most badass moments of his career, so today I will be covering his top movie performances from every decade since the 1980s.
80s: Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure
The best 80s films come from the 1980s (and, admittedly, there are some pretty popular 80s films that are terrible) But, Keanu Reeves played a most righteous teenager named Ted who traveled back in time with his best friend Bill (Alex Winter) in order to take a history exam. Wyld Stallyn is a cool teen who just wants to be a part of the film.
Rivers Edge is the runner-up for the 80s.
Rivers Edge is a 1986 film that featured Crispin Glover and Dennis Hopper, and it was a film that really pushed him forward into the 1990s.
90s: The Matrix
The Matrix pretty much pushed Reeves back into the limelight in a big way in the 1990s. In this seminal film that would go on to influence films for the next few years or so, he played a computer programmer/hacker named Neo who learned that the world as we knew it was not a simulation.
The Matrix: Resurrections was a smash hit, and there were several sequels in the 2000s (the most recent being The Matrix: Resurrections, according to our very own Eric Eisenberg), but none of them were as good as the original, where Reeves' enthusiasm for the new world he was uncovering was infectious.
Speed is the runner-up for the 1990s.
Speed is one badass action movie. Reeves played a police officer who had to basically encourage a passenger on a bus (Sandra Bullock) to avoid going below 50 miles an hour, and Reeves's warmth in the face of danger made him one of the best badass action heroes of the 1990s.
2000s: A Scanner Darkly
Reeves was on the verge of directing roles from the first two The Matrix sequels until 2010.
Richard Linklaters A Scanner Darkly, which was inspired by a Philip K. Dick novel, was his finest film, and he spent the entire movie getting deeper into his paranoia to the point that he couldnt stand to see what reality was all about. Even though he was also unraveling, Reeves did well in it.
The Gift as the Runner-Up for the 2000s
This is by far one of the finest Sam Raimi films ever. A clairvoyant (Cate Blanchett) who might be the key to uncovering a murder actually features Reeves as a villain for a change. Or, at the very least, as a potential suspect in this movie.
2010s: John Wick: Chapter Two
It's a mystery, since Reeves was in a bit of a slump again in the early 2010s, just like the second half of the 1990s. In fact, it looked like the much-maligned 47 Ronin in 2013 would be the death knell to his career. However, 2014 introduced us to John Wick, and all was good with the world once more.
The second John Wick film, Chapter Two, is Reeves' best performance in the 2010s, since the second movie was the one that truly put Wick in his tight spot, as everyone around the world wanted him dead after the events of the first. But, like Speed, Reeves just played it so cool, and all of the intense panic in that film is made tolerable by Reeves' superb performance as the world's deadliest killer!
Toy Story 4 is the runner-up for the 2010s.
Keanu Reeves plays Duke Caboom, a Canadian stuntman who is both overly confident in himself and also extremely insecure throughout the whole process. Yet, even though he was only featured in one Toy Story film, he still feels like a vital component in the cast.
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