Keanu Reeves is famously the nicest guy in Hollywood. When negotiating his contract for the Matrix sequels, he arranged for a percentage of his cut to go to employees in the special-effects department, costing him – wait for it – $75 million. He’s also the kind of A-lister who will up at your local for a beer and shepherd’s pie and be friendly to everyone there.
But Reeves also knows a thing or two about film. The actor has been in his fair share of iconic films including The Matrix, Point Break, Speed, the criminally underrated Constantine, and latterly the John Wick movies. Some might argue is the perfect person to recommend some other movie bangers.
Carrie-Anne Moss, aka Trinity from The Matrix, is one of them. As reported by Esquire, she asked Reeves for a list of movies she should watch with her teenagers – and the great man did not disappoint.
There are a good mix of cult classics, like A Clockwork Orange, and comedies, like Raising Arizona.
These are the films that made the cut:
The Neon Demon
A Clockwork Orange
The Bad Batch
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
The Evil Dead
The Big Lebowski
La Femme Nikita
The Professional (Léon)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Road Warrior: Mad Max 2
How many of them have you seen and what would be on your list?