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All Keanu Reeves Movies Ranked

He’s traveled through time in search of knowledge, saved Sandra Bullock from getting blown up on a bus, freed humanity from being enslaved by computer overlords, and delivered some of the most righteous vengeance ever exacted on behalf of a murdered puppy — and all that really only scratches the surface of all the stuff Keanu Reeves has been up to on the big screen. Since making his mark as a quirky young lead in the ’80s, Reeves has followed his cinematic muse all over the genre map, from hit comedies like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure to blockbuster action thrillers like Speed, John Wick, and Point Break, as well as dramatic showcases like Dangerous Liaisons and My Own Private Idaho. Also, he knows kung fu. Whoa. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up all of his major roles and sorted them by Tomatometer.

#52
#52
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After partying in New York City last night, John and his beautiful girlfriends Mia and Violet form an intimate bond... [More]
Directed By: Mark Mann

#51

Exposed (2016)
8%

#51
Adjusted Score: 8.066%
Critics Consensus: Exposed lays its flaws fittingly bare for all but the least discerning viewers to see, starting with a dull yet convoluted plot that utterly overpowers the efforts of an intriguing cast.
Synopsis: A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner's death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous... [More]
Directed By: Gee Malik Linton

#50

The Watcher (2000)
10%

#50
Adjusted Score: 12.748%
Critics Consensus: The Watcher has Keanu Reeves cast against type, but the movie is short on thrills, suspense, and believability.
Synopsis: A detective is urged on by the lunatic he's trying to put behind bars in this crime thriller. Joel Campbell... [More]
Directed By: Joe Charbanic

#49

Replicas (2019)
9%

#49
Adjusted Score: 10.56%
Critics Consensus: Equal parts plot holes and unintentional laughs, Replicas is a ponderously lame sci-fi outing that isn't even bad enough to be so bad it's good.
Synopsis: After a car accident kills his family, a daring synthetic biologist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back,... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

#48

Siberia (2018)
11%

#48
Adjusted Score: 12.212%
Critics Consensus: Icily inhospitable to compelling performances or a sensible narrative, Siberia offers audiences a harsh and seemingly interminable exile from entertainment.
Synopsis: American diamond merchant Lucas goes to Russia for a deal, but the deal starts to fall apart and his partner... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Ross

#47

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
13%

#47
Adjusted Score: 14.396%
Critics Consensus: As narratively misguided as it is woefully miscast, Johnny Mnemonic brings the '90s cyberpunk thriller to inane new whoas -- er, lows.
Synopsis: This Canadian sci-fi action feature is set in the grim, heavily computerized future. It is the tale of Johnny, a... [More]
Directed By: Robert Longo

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 14.422%
Critics Consensus: Clumsily derivative, shoddily assembled, and fundamentally miscast, Feeling Minnesota sets out for romantic comedy and gets irrevocably lost along the way.
Synopsis: It's not unusual in the movies for a woman to be torn between two brothers, but she usually doesn't change... [More]
Directed By: Steven Baigelman

#45

47 Ronin (2013)
16%

#45
Adjusted Score: 18.658%
Critics Consensus: 47 Ronin is a surprisingly dull fantasy adventure, one that leaves its talented international cast stranded within one dimensional roles.
Synopsis: From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as... [More]
Directed By: Carl Erik Rinsch

#44

Sweet November (2001)
15%

#44
Adjusted Score: 17.764%
Critics Consensus: Schmaltzy and manipulative, Sweet November suffers from an implausible plot and non-existent chemistry between its leads.
Synopsis: A workaholic tycoon meets a seemingly care free woman who takes a new lover every month. She convinces him to... [More]
Directed By: Pat O'Connor

#43

Chain Reaction (1996)
16%

#43
Adjusted Score: 17.167%
Critics Consensus: Ironic given the scientific breakthrough at the story's core, Chain Reaction is a man-on-the-run thriller that mostly sticks to generic formula.
Synopsis: Just as the university research team is about to prove that their new technique will permit water to be used... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Davis

#42
Adjusted Score: 20.002%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Writer/director Gus Van Sant's early bid for big-time commercial success -- a success he didn't manage to achieve until Good... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#41
Adjusted Score: 28.156%
Critics Consensus: Heavy on special effects, but without a coherent story at its base, The Day the Earth Stood Still is subpar re-imagining of the 1951 science-fiction classic.
Synopsis: In this contemporary reinvention of the 1951 science fiction classic, renowned scientist Dr. Helen Benson finds herself face to face... [More]
Directed By: Scott Derrickson

#40

The Whole Truth (2016)
30%

#40
Adjusted Score: 30.279%
Critics Consensus: The Whole Truth, unfortunately, is that courtroom drama fans have already seen better examples of everything this lazy entry in the genre has to offer.
Synopsis: Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter... [More]
Directed By: Courtney Hunt

#39

The Lake House (2006)
35%

#39
Adjusted Score: 40.031%
Critics Consensus: The plot of The Lake House is a little too convoluted, and the film fails to pull off the sweeping romance it aims for.
Synopsis: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Agresti

#38

Knock Knock (2015)
37%

#38
Adjusted Score: 38.987%
Critics Consensus: Knock Knock brings a lot of talent to bear on its satirical approach to torture horror, but not effectively enough to overcome its repetitive story or misguidedly campy tone.
Synopsis: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on... [More]
Directed By: Eli Roth

#37

Street Kings (2008)
36%

#37
Adjusted Score: 41.391%
Critics Consensus: Street Kings contains formulaic violence but no shred of intelligence.
Synopsis: In the wake of the L.A. riots, an LAPD vice detective who always went above and beyond the call of... [More]
Directed By: David Ayer

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 41.235%
Critics Consensus: A disappointing conclusion to the Matrix trilogy as characters and ideas take a back seat to the special effects.
Synopsis: Shot back-to-back with The Matrix Reloaded, the third and final installment of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski's sci-fi action saga... [More]

#35

Youngblood (1986)
38%

#35
Adjusted Score: 33.282%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The fast-paced, and sometimes brutal world of ice hockey provides the setting for this exciting, adolescent-oriented chronicle of a naive,... [More]
Directed By: Peter Markle

#34

Hardball (2001)
40%

#34
Adjusted Score: 42.917%
Critics Consensus: Although Hardball contains some touching moments, they are not enough to transcend the sports formula.
Synopsis: Television actor-turned-director Brian Robbins follows up Varsity Blues (1999) and Ready to Rumble (2000) with another sports comedy. Keanu Reeves... [More]
Directed By: Brian Robbins

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 45.087%
Critics Consensus: A Walk in the Clouds aims for sweeping period romance, but quickly unravels thanks to a miscast leading man and a story that relies on cheap melodrama.
Synopsis: Veteran Paul Sutton is having difficulty forgetting the recent horrors of WWII, and his self-absorbed wife isn't helping matters. One... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Arau

#32

Henry's Crime (2011)
41%

#32
Adjusted Score: 41.886%
Critics Consensus: Supporting actors Vera Farmiga and James Caan give the movie a little heft, but Henry's Crime is an otherwise predictable heist/comedy with slow pacing.
Synopsis: Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry (KEANU... [More]
Directed By: Malcolm Venville

#31

The Replacements (2000)
41%

#31
Adjusted Score: 44.548%
Critics Consensus: The cliched characters and obvious outcome make all the fun and excitement amount to nothing.
Synopsis: The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams... [More]
Directed By: Howard Deutch

#30

The Bad Batch (2017)
47%

#30
Adjusted Score: 50.402%
Critics Consensus: The Bad Batch has its moments, but it's too thinly written and self-indulgent to justify its length or compensate for its slow narrative drift.
Synopsis: The aforementioned girl is Arlen, (Suki Waterhouse), one of thousands of Americans deemed unacceptable to society, who is unceremoniously dumped... [More]
Directed By: Ana Lily Amirpour

#29
Adjusted Score: 50.008%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Tune in Tomorrow is based on Mario Vargas Llosa's novel, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. In New Orleans, circa 1951,... [More]
Directed By: Jon Amiel

#28

Constantine (2005)
46%

#28
Adjusted Score: 53.7%
Critics Consensus: Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up: The Matrix.
Synopsis: An ordinary man with an extraordinary gift must save the planet from evil in this action-packed fantasy. Unknown to most... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 55.906%
Critics Consensus: Destination Wedding reunites Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder for a sour comedy whose initially promising misanthropic twist overpowers the chemistry of its leads.
Synopsis: DESTINATION WEDDING reunites two of Hollywood's most adored stars, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, as the socially awkward Frank and... [More]
Directed By: Victor Levin

#26

Permanent Record (1988)
50%

#26
Adjusted Score: 50.256%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: High school student Alan Boyce has it all: looks, charm, popularity, excellent grades, a promising future. So why does Boyce... [More]
Directed By: Marisa Silver

#25
Adjusted Score: 57.424%
Critics Consensus: Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey has the same stars -- and cheerfully wacky sense of humor -- as its predecessor, but they prove a far less effective combination the second time around.
Synopsis: Everything's excellent for everyone's favorite surf-speaking dudes! With their own apartment, a pair of bodacious princess babes and a spot... [More]
Directed By: Peter Hewitt

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 59.016%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on an actual event, Lawrence Kasdan's excursion into black comedy stars Kevin Kline as Joey Boca, a womanizer whose... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Rafeeq

#23

The Gift (2000)
57%

#23
Adjusted Score: 61.012%
Critics Consensus: With a reported budget of around 10 million, The Gift is obviously a labor of love for those involved. Unfortunately, the A-list cast can't prevent the movie from becoming a by-the-numbers whodunit with an ending that's all but unsatisfactory.
Synopsis: Annie, a young recently widowed mother of three, lives in Brixton, Georgia and supports herself by giving psychic readings. The... [More]
Directed By: Sam Raimi

#22

The Neon Demon (2016)
59%

#22
Adjusted Score: 68.784%
Critics Consensus: The Neon Demon is seductively stylish, but Nicolas Winding Refn's assured eye can't quite compensate for an underdeveloped plot and thinly written characters.
Synopsis: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 69.682%
Critics Consensus: Though it is ultimately somewhat undone by its own lofty ambitions, The Devil's Advocate is a mostly effective blend of supernatural thrills and character exploration.
Synopsis: Supernatural forces hover over the courtroom in this devilish drama adapted from the novel by Andrew Neiderman. Attorney Kevin Lomax... [More]
Directed By: Taylor Hackford

#20

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
68%

#20
Adjusted Score: 74.19%
Critics Consensus: A faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel, A Scanner Darkly takes the viewer on a visual and mind-blowing journey into the author's conception of a drug-addled and politically unstable world.
Synopsis: Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an undercover cop, Fred, is one of... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#19

Little Buddha (1994)
68%

#19
Adjusted Score: 68.925%
Critics Consensus: Little Buddha's storytelling may be too childlike to best service its audacious plot, but Bernardo Bertolucci's direction and Vittorio Storaro's cinematography conspire to deliver a visually strong epic.
Synopsis: Mark Peploe and Rudy Wurlitzer wrote this tale of an American boy who is believed to be the reincarnation of... [More]
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci

#18

Point Break (1991)
69%

#18
Adjusted Score: 73.22%
Critics Consensus: Absurd, over-the-top, and often wildly entertaining, Point Break is here to show you that the human spirit is still alive.
Synopsis: Kathryn Bigelow's fourth action film follows FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) as he goes undercover to infiltrate a cache... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

#17
Adjusted Score: 70.714%
Critics Consensus: Reverential and offbeat, the road trip film Private lives of Pippa Lee takes emotional detours and is elevated by great performances, particularly that of Robin Wright-Penn.
Synopsis: From all outward appearances, Pippa Lee leads a charmed existence. She is the devoted wife of an accomplished publisher 30... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Miller

#16

To the Bone (2017)
71%

#16
Adjusted Score: 72.889%
Critics Consensus: To the Bone offers an insightful, empathetic look at a widespread issue, led by exemplary work from Lily Collins in the central role.
Synopsis: Based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Marti Noxon, TO THE BONE shares the story of 20-year- old Ellen and... [More]
Directed By: Marti Noxon

#15

Man of Tai Chi (2013)
70%

#15
Adjusted Score: 71.807%
Critics Consensus: It may not be groundbreaking, but Man of Tai Chi represents an agreeably old-fashioned picture for martial arts fans -- and a solid debut for first-time director Keanu Reeves.
Synopsis: Set in modern Beijing, MAN OF TAI CHI marks Keanu Reeves' directorial debut. The film, also starring Reeves, follows the... [More]
Directed By: Keanu Reeves

#14

Thumbsucker (2005)
71%

#14
Adjusted Score: 74.502%
Critics Consensus: Though quirky coming-of-age themes are common in indie films, this one boasts a smart script and a great cast.
Synopsis: Dubbed "the King Kong of oral obsessives" by his hippie dentist, Justin Cobb is a 16-year-old desperate to find a... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mills

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 74.862%
Critics Consensus: Overblown in the best sense of the word, Francis Ford Coppola's vision of Bram Stoker's Dracula rescues the character from decades of campy interpretations -- and features some terrific performances to boot.
Synopsis: Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 76.694%
Critics Consensus: Though it occasionally stumbles into sitcom territory, Something's Gotta Give is mostly a smart, funny romantic comedy, with sharp performances from Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves.
Synopsis: Harry Sanborn is a perennial bachelor who only dates women under the age of thirty. On what was to have... [More]
Directed By: Nancy Meyers

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 80.206%
Critics Consensus: Though its heady themes are a departure from its predecessor, The Matrix Reloaded is a worthy sequel packed with popcorn-friendly thrills.
Synopsis: After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned... [More]

#10
Adjusted Score: 82.262%
Critics Consensus: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are just charming, goofy, and silly enough to make this fluffy time-travel Adventure work.
Synopsis: When a couple air-headed rock-star wannabes are faced with the break-up of their band as a result of poor grades,... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Herek

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 85.043%
Critics Consensus: A tantalizing glimpse of a talented director and his stars all at the top of their respective games, Gus Van Sant's loose reworking of Henry IV is smart, sad and audacious.
Synopsis: Gus Van Sant's dreamtime riff on Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts I and II" features River Phoenix as Mike Waters, a... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#8

River's Edge (1987)
87%

#8
Adjusted Score: 89.655%
Critics Consensus: A harrowing tale of aimless youth, River's Edge generates considerable tension and urgency thanks to strong performances from a stellar cast that includes Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, and Ione Skye.
Synopsis: Based on a true story, a group of apathetic high school students learn that a friend has killed his girlfriend,... [More]
Directed By: Tim Hunter

#7

John Wick (2014)
86%

#7
Adjusted Score: 94.207%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, thrilling, and giddily kinetic, John Wick serves as a satisfying return to action for Keanu Reeves -- and what looks like it could be the first of a franchise.
Synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City... [More]

#6

The Matrix (1999)
87%

#6
Adjusted Score: 93.712%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to the Wachowskis' imaginative vision, The Matrix is a smartly crafted combination of spectacular action and groundbreaking special effects.
Synopsis: What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces... [More]

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 93.528%
Critics Consensus: Kenneth Branagh's love for the material is contagious in this exuberant adaptation.
Synopsis: Actor Kenneth Branagh made his directorial debut with a rousing screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V. Four years later,... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 100.289%
Critics Consensus: John Wick: Chapter 2 does what a sequel should -- which in this case means doubling down on the non-stop, thrillingly choreographed action that made its predecessor so much fun.
Synopsis: In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement... [More]
Directed By: Chad Stahelski

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 94.692%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, seductive, and clever, Stephen Frears' adaptation is a wickedly entertaining exploration of sexual politics.
Synopsis: Adapted for stage and screen several times over the past century, French author Francois Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel Les... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Frears

#2

Parenthood (1989)
91%

#2
Adjusted Score: 94.987%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by a delightful cast, Parenthood is a funny and thoughtfully crafted look at the best and worst moments of family life that resonates broadly.
Synopsis: This feel-good ensemble comedy tracks a quartet of suburban siblings and their families over the course of a single summer.... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#1

Speed (1994)
94%

#1
Adjusted Score: 97.929%
Critics Consensus: A terrific popcorn thriller, Speed is taut, tense, and energetic, with outstanding performances from Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock.
Synopsis: If you don't think Speed is the fastest-moving adventure film ever made, we challenge you to find a faster one.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Lee Sang-woo

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