Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 15, Top Ten Tuesday

       Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Visit their blog for more details on how to participate. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list on specific topic. 

Topic: Movie Freebie - top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in.

 For this topic top 10 is not enough for me. But I will try list best movies of Keanu Reaves (from my point of view of course)

1. Lake House (2006)
Two  people open, good hearted and talented finally find each other. They are in the right place, but in the wrong time. There are 2 years difference between him and that makes this relationship not possible as they cannot meet in real time. And thought this was "a long distance" connection, it is the most real thing they had so far.

2. Constantine (2005)
John Constantine is approached by detective Angela Dodson, who needs his help to prove that her twin sister did not commit suicide, as she was a devout Catholic. She's asked Constantine for help because he has a reputation for dealing with the mystical. Actually, he is hunting demons and sends them back to hell. His investigation leads to discovery that demons are trying to take over the human world and now Constantine has to face Satan in their final battle.

3. Hardball (2001)

Frankly speaking Keanu performance as an actor is not so good in this movie, but the movie itself is very nice and kind that I had to include it in the list. Conor O'Neill's is bright and handsome gambler who is not successful at all.  He starts drinking and trying to hide from the bookies, whom he owns money. Desperate for money, he accepts to be a coach of a Chicago black 'projects' ghetto Little League baseball team. He has to change a lot his way of living to gain his team respect and the attractive teacher affection.

4. The Gift (2000)

Annabelle Wilson is a local fortuneteller. She reads cards and provides psychological help. After the disappearance of a very prominent young lady, her fiancée is asking Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate. This is an extraordinary film with an exceptionally genuine performance of Cate Blanchett, Hilary Swank and Giovanni Ribisi. I was really impressed with Keanu who delivered really haunting and disgusting character.

5. The Watcher (2000) 

Keanu Reeves, as a serial killer David Allen Griffin, chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations using his forensic knowledge to gain entry when she's quite alone, subdues her and administers a long, torturous death. Joel Campbell got so frustrated by his failure to capture Griffin in LA that he quit the FBI, moved to Chicago and remains in psychiatric therapy, unable to function normally. Then he realizes, when opening his mail very late, that a new murder victim is Griffin's, and the killer sends him pictures of her. Campbell reports this to the police, but is unwilling to join them in the search, but he does not know that he is in the game already…
5. The Replacements (2000)

Funny and feel good movie about American football.  A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. The professional football players refuse to play until they are paid more. Sot eh owner of the club gathers the alternative team of “Wanna-be” unsuccessful of injured former players. This is really an explosive combination of the sumo wrestler, body guards, football (soccer) player, S.W.A.T. member and others not fitting the notion of a professional player. The first thing they need to learn to listen to each other and act as a team, but this is not so easy, when the pressure is on the field and in everyday life.

6. The Matrix(1999)

The Matrix was the break point of cinematography. Although now it can bring out the smile from the younger generation,  it was a real game changer in 1999.  Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity has been captured by a race of machines that made human bodies the power supply for them and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront it.

7.The Devil's Advocate (1997) 

Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax accepts a high-powered position at a New York law firm headed by legal shark John Milton. As Kevin moves up in the firm's ranks, his wife, Mary Ann has several frightening, mystical experiences that begin to warp her sense of reality. With the stakes getting higher with each case, Kevin quickly learns that his mentor is planning a far greater evil than simply winning without scruples.

8. A Walk in the Cloud (1995)
A Walk in the Clouds tells us a story about a young-married US military soldier, named Paul, who returned home after the World War II. In the middle of the way back home, he accidentally met a girl named Victoria who finished her master's degree. She has not married but got pregnant. During the journey they talked a lot. Due to her pregnancy, Victoria was afraid of her father who respected old Mexican tradition. Thus, Paul proposed to pose as her husband to help her face her dad.

 9. Point Break (1991)

In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents as they commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend.

10. Sweet November (2001)

One day, during a driving test, he meets Sara, a beautiful but seemingly eccentric woman. After getting kicked out of the exam, Sara waits for him outside and starts to insult him. However, Nelson ignores her and takes off. Then, she traces him down and shows up at his place. She promises to leave him alone only if he gives her a ride. Later that night, she asks him to live with her throughout November on the promise that his life will change for the better. He turns her down saying that he has a girlfriend. On the first day of November, after being fired and dumped on the very same day, Nelson decides to give it a try and then somehow, agrees to spend the whole month with Sara and finds himself in a desperate love affair.

Honorable mentions:

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Chain Reaction (1996)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
47 Ronin (2013)
Speed (1994)
John Wick (2014)


  1. Oh wow he sure has starred in a lot of movies!! I've only seen the Matrix out of this lot and it was so iconic and famous and I'm glad I saw it!! Here's my TTT!

    1. True, most of the actors are known only for one or two, most successful films and the rest of their career can be forgotten or overlooked.