9 Movies on Netflix Starring the Man, the Myth, the Legend Keanu Reeves
Charming us since his days as a goofy high schooler on Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Keanu Reeves has had a lucrative career, racking up a reputation as one of the sweetest people in Hollywood. As he himself puts it, his movies entertain. He became an action icon following his role as Neo in The Matrix and a pencil-wielding assassin in John Wick. Rom-com connoisseurs may remember him as Diane Keaton's dreamy boyfriend from Nancy Meyer's Something's Gotta Give or Winona Ryder's snarky love interest in Destination Wedding. This Summer, he's doing a little bit of everything, lending his talents to the third installment of the badass John Wick mega-franchise and stealing Ali Wong's heart in Always Be My Maybe. But you don't need to go to the theaters to catch him — here are nine Keanu Reeves films that you can stream on Netflix!
Directed two decades ago by the Wachowskis, The Matrix still stands as a cultural giant. In the cyberpunk movie, Reeves plays Neo (an iconic role originally offered to Will Smith!), a computer programmer who discovers the truth about the simulated reality of The Matrix, a huge AI system that has tricked people into the illusion of a real world. Whether you take the red pill or the blue pill, you'll want to check the movie out.
Man of Tai Chi
Reeves's directorial debut is a Chinese-American martial-arts flick that pays homage to stuntman Tiger Chen. It follows Reeves as an enigmatic private security firm owner who offers a young martial artist rewards to join his underground fighting ring.
In this crime thriller, Reeves plays a New York City detective who investigates his partner's death. This case leads him to uncovering rampant police corruption and a young teacher's dark secrets.
The Bad Batch
Starring Reeves, Suki Waterhouse, and Jason Momoa, The Bad Batch follows a society where undesirable citizens are locked off in a desert wasteland and forced to fend for themselves. A member of these outcasts, a young woman named Arlen (Waterhouse) ends up in various surrealistic scenarios as she tries to survive, including a brush with a makeshift town called Comfort that's led by The Dream (Reeves).
Always Be My Maybe
He's the man, the legend, the sexually charged love interest of Ali Wong? In this sweet upcoming Netflix rom-com, Ali Wong and Randall Park star as childhood friends Sasha and Marcus who reconcile after losing touch for years. Poor Marcus falls for Sasha only to find out that she's getting steamy with a dashing fellow who's played by none other than Reeves. Catch it on Netflix on May 31!