After appearing as a background player in a couple of television shows during the 1980s, actor Keanu Reeves side-stepped from the small screen onto the big screen, appearing in such films as Speed (1994) and The Matrix (1999). But before he became a global icon and a box-office star, he had to work his way up to the top.
Yep, Reeves might be known for his roles in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), John Wick (2014), and Toy Story 4 (2019), but he has also appeared in lesser-known films too! These films have kept the actor in work for decades, and have allowed him to work across genres, from sci-fi and action movies, to horror, drama, and beyond.
But are you familiar with all of Keanu Reeves’ movies? Can you list all of the films he has featured in, since he first started appearing on screen?
Well, don’t sweat it if you can’t, because in this post I am taking a look back at the film career of Keanu Reeves, with a list of all his movies. Taking it decade by decade, I am breaking down the movies of Keanu Reeves, to provide you with a long list of all his films, including movies where he popped up in uncredited parts and minor cameos.
As noted above, Keanu Reeves got his first onscreen role in the 1980s via television, appearing in bit parts for shows such as Hangin’ In and Night Heat. However, in 1985 he started to dip his toe into the movie industry waters, with the role of ‘Stereo Teen #1’ in the TV movie, Letting Go.
Sure, it was hardly an iconic part, but it gave Reeves his first opportunity to appear in a feature-length story and soon he was popping in more movies including Youngblood and Act of Vengeance. He then continued to build up his portfolio, with roles in Teenage Dream and The Brotherhood of Justice.
None of the roles put Reeves on the map, but as the decade rolled on, things did start to change. In 1988 he appeared in Dangerous Liaisons, and then in 1989 he appeared in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as well as Parenthood.
These last two movies really helped to drive Reeves forward – with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure raising his profile considerably. The movie was a big hit with young audiences, and this helped to increase Reeves’ popularity as the decade came to an end.
Keanu Reeves’ movies during the 1980s included:
- Letting Go (1985)
- Youngblood (1986)
- Act of Vengeance (1986)
- Teenage Dream (1986)
- The Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
- River’s Edge (1986)
- Under the Influence (1986)
- Babes in Toyland (1986)
- The Night Before (1988)
- Permanent Record (1988)
- The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
- Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
- Parenthood (1989)
Moving into the ‘90s now, and having had a steady run of acting work the previous decade, Keanu Reeves continued to appear on film. In fact, the ‘90s was a busy decade for the young actor, with Reeves appearing in no less than twenty movies during this time.
In 1991 he appeared in Point Break, and from here he had a strong run of films including Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, My Own Private Idaho, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Once again, these movies helped to elevate his profile even further, and opened him up to new audiences.
As the decade continued to march on, the roles came thick and fast, and ranged from the Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, to the high-octane action movie, Speed. Other films included A Walk in the Clouds, Chain Reaction, and The Devil’s Advocate.
Then in summer 1999, just as the decade (and the century) was beginning to wrap up, Reeves took on what would become one of his signature parts – that of Neo in The Matrix. This mind-bending sci-fi action film was a huge success, both critically and commercially, and playing the role of Neo pushed Reeves into a whole new level of popularity.
Keanu Reeves’ movies during the 1990s included:
- I Love You to Death (1990)
- Aunt Julia and the Screenwriter (1990)
- Providence (1991)
- Point Break (1991)
- Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
- My Own Private Idaho (1991)
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
- Freaked (1993)*
- Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
- Little Buddha (1993)
- Speed (1994)
- Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
- A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
- Chain Reaction (1996)
- Feeling Minnesota (1996)
- The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
- The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Me and Will (1999)
Onto the 2000s, and Reeves continued to keep his foot on the gas pedal. He appeared in a string of movies, with films including The Watcher, The Gift, and Constantine.
Due to the phenomenal success of The Matrix, Reeves reprised the role of Neo for two live-action sequels, and even provided some voice work for the animated film, The Animatrix. His films throughout this decade included:
- The Replacements (2000)
- The Watcher (2000)
- The Gift (2000)
- Sweet November (2001)
- Hardball (2001)
- The Animatrix (2003)
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
- Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
- Ellie Parker (2005)
- Thumbsucker (2005)
- Constantine (2005)
- A Scanner Darkly (2006)
- The Lake House (2006)
- Street Kings (2008)
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
- The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Moving into the 2010s, and there was still no slowing Reeves down. He appeared in yet more movies, with at least one new film appearing almost every year.
The only year that didn’t see a new Reeves movie was 2011, but the actor sure made up for it at other times. In 2016, Reeves appeared in a whopping five movies in the same year.
Reeves had many notable films during the 2010s, including 47 Ronin, Knock Knock and Toy Story 4, but one of his biggest parts came in 2014 when he took on the title role for the action movie, John Wick. This film was not only well received by critics and audiences alike, but it also paved the way for sequels John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Keanu Reeves’ movies throughout the 2010s included:
- Henry’s Crime (2010)
- Generation Um… (2012)
- Man of Tai Chi (2013)
- 47 Ronin (2013)
- John Wick (2014)
- Knock Knock (2015)
- Exposed (2016)
- Keanu (2016)
- The Whole Truth (2016)
- The Neon Demon (2016)
- The Bad Batch (2016)
- To The Bone (2017)
- John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
- A Very Bad Day (2017)
- Siberia (2018)
- Destination Wedding (2018)
- Replicas (2018)
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
- Always Be My Maybe (2019)
- Toy Story 4 (2019)
- Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
And finally, sliding into the 2020s and Reeves continues to appear in high-profile films, including a mix of animated features and live-action blockbusters. His films have included Bill & Ted Face the Music, as well as another Matrix sequel, and an animated DC film.
Keanu Reeves’ movies in the 2020s include:
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
- Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
- The Matrix Resurrections (2021)
- DC Super Pets (2022)
- John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)
So, those are all the Keanu Reeves movies, but what are your favourites? Are you a fan of John Wick or is Parenthood your No.1 movie? Perhaps Bill & Ted Face the Music is the only film for you, or possibly A Walk in the Clouds?
Whatever your favourite Keanu Reeves movie, be sure to drop a comment below.
And if you are a fan of Keanu Reeves you might like to know that many of his hit movies are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray, including one of his most popular action films, Speed.
If you’ve not watched Speed before, the film is a tense, action-packed thrill-ride, in which Reeves plays police officer Jack Traven. In the movie, Traven has to foil a terrorist from exploding a bomb on a bus, and he enlists a passenger (played by Sandra Bullock) to help him out.
The Speed DVD is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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4 Responses to Keanu Reeves movies in order
WOW! Thank you for this! And I’d like to say that even though Keanu didn’t really want the role in The Watcher (I wasn’t aware of that until AFTER I watched it) he was so real and believable in that role. I’ve probably watched the movie at least 5 times, and own the DVD. It’s too bad that that was done to him, but another film for me of his! (I hope someone on this site has a way to let him know that!) And even though I like Marisa Tomei very much, James Spader hits way down low. Keanu owned that part!
Thank you Keanu for the many years of entertainment!!! Through all your adversities you always knock it home!!! Keanu gives it his all in every movie he has starred in!!! I loved him. In Brahm Stokers Dracula, Constantine, and I’m excited to hear that he will be in the making of Constantine 2, I can’t wait. The Lake House was another one of my favorites, it kept you hanging onto your seat and praying they would somehow meet at the Lake-house, it was so romantic!!! Keanu is very hardworking and always aims to please his audiences and fans!!! Thank you for many years of entertainment Keanu!!! 😉👊🏼❤️❤️
My first Keanu Reeves movie was “Young Bloods” and thought to myself this kid is going to become someone big in the film industry. I’ve watched his career and him throughout the years bloom into the super star he is today. It has probably been a long and bumpy road for him personally and professionally, but he has turned out to be the beautiful person he is today. Life never promised a bed of roses for anyone, especially him, but he’s turned those roses into beautiful perfume… I’m proud of all he’s accomplished and I’m proud to say , Yes, I Am A Fan Of Keanu Reeves and always will be… Rock On Keanu! Be excellent forever…
OMG!! Thank you for this!! I had no idea that Keanu Reeves played in THAT MANY movies!! 😲 And I’m a HUGE Reeves Fan!! I can’t name my favorite movie of his bc I have so many favorites lol I first fell for KR in the video “Rush Rush” by Paula Abdul❤️🥰 Then Bill & Ted OMG!!❤️🥰 And he did excellent in A Walk in the Clouds❤️🥰 and He turned my head more with Speed w Sandra Bullock 🤭🥰 but the Movie that Stole my heart away was Devil’s Advocate ❤️❤️ and he backed that up w Constantine 🥰🥰 The Watcher was different for me bc he is the bad guy in it but I still loved it!! And John Wick is my new KR Hero❤️🥰 He is SO GIFTED!! He is sooooo versatile, he can literally play ANY ROLE he sets his mind to!! I ❤️ U KR’s🥰❤️
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