In celebration of Cheer-up Keanu Day this June 15th, here are hilarious must-watch movies by the legendary Keanu Reeves:
BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)
High school buddies Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are facing a potential catastrophe. They’re failing history class which means Ted would be transferred to a military school and they won’t be able to start their own band. Fortunately for them, they meet Rufus (George Carlin) a time traveler from the future who agrees to let them use his time machine. The two then travels throughout history to complete their history project and secure their band, nay the world’s entire future.
BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY (1991)
The lovable dummies Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are back at it again with more time traveling adventures. A villainous figure from the future, De Nomolos (Joss Ackland), sends two evil androids identical to Bill and Ted to eliminate them. Androids succeed and assume their lives. However, the original Bill and Ted are far from through and won’t let anybody, not even the feared Grim Reaper (William Sadler), stop them.
The Buckman family, while appearing normal on the outside, is actually a wreck on the inside. Gil Buckman (Steve Martin), the eldest sibling is stressed beyond his wits trying to parent his three children. His divorced sister, Helen (Diane West), is struggling to deal with a pregnant teenage daughter. His other sister, Susan (Harley Kozak), wants more children with an unwilling husband. And as if things aren’t crazy enough, their young immature brother, Larry (Tom Hulce) has come home with a surprise.
THE REPLACEMENTS (2000)
The Washington Sentinels are suddenly hit with a player’s strike late in the season. This leads to Edward O’Neil (Jack Warde), the team’s owner, to seek the legendary football coach, Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) in hopes he can form a tea of replacements players and finish the rest of the season. But while the strike may have been a disaster for fans, it serves as an opportunity for Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) who has been waiting for a chance his entire life.
BONUS ITEM: KEANU (2016)
Although Keanu isn’t technically featured in the movie, the adorable kitten is named after him and voiced by him in a dream sequence.
After being dumped by his girlfriend, Rell (Jordan Peele) finds a cute kitten crying on his doorstep and falls for the small critter. He names it after the actor Keanu Reeves much to the amusement of his cousin, Clarance (Keegan-Michael Key). But one night, the two find Rell’s house ransacked with Keanu nowhere to be seen. They approach his weed dealer neighbor (Will Forte) who reveals that a gang must have mistaken Rell’s house for his. With the help of his reluctant but supportive cousin, Rell goes deep into the city’s underground world to search for his cat.