Keanu Reeves: 10 greatest movies of all time

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: (EDITORS NOTE; Image has been converted to black and white) Keanu Reeves attends 'Keanu Reeves places his hand prints in cement' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: (EDITORS NOTE; Image has been converted to black and white) Keanu Reeves attends 'Keanu Reeves places his hand prints in cement' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) /
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1. Speed

Original Release Date: June 10th, 1994

Box Office Earnings: By all estimates, Speed was a runaway hit. Made for a mere $30m, box office returns showed $121.2m domestically and $350.4m worldwide.

Critical Acclaim: Speed has a whopping 94% approval rating from critics, and a 76% approval from audiences.

About the Role: Jack is an L.A. cop who gets swept up in a conspiracy. When his nemesis taunts him with a full city bus that must go over 50 mph or explode, Jack races to the scene and somehow manages to hop on. Over the course of this tense thriller, Jack and spitfire passenger Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) navigate the bus up and around the traffic-filled streets of Los Angeles at breakneck speeds.

Simply the Best: This movie really has it all. It has villainous monologues delivered by the great Dennis Hopper, it has a fiery chemistry between the two leads, and it has a third act that’s just a pure whoosh of adrenaline. It’s a perfect two hours of entertainment all around. And Reeves clearly had something to do with the magic of this movie, as the Speed 2 sequel – featuring Jason Patric as the replacement male lead – currently sits at a 4% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Yeeps. Instead of getting stuck on an explosive cruise ship, Reeves went on to enjoy one of the most robust and unique careers in Hollywood. His star continues to burn bright, and just like the bus in Speed, it shows no signs of slowing down.

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