If you asked me if I was a Keanu Reeves fan, I wouldn’t immediately say so, but when I look at all the keeper movies on my shelves, I realize that after Johnny Depp, the #1 male actor on the shelves is Keanu Reeves.
I guess what prompted today’s Guilty Pleasures Monday was a dearth of anything television or football and so hubby and I ended up watching THE REPLACEMENTS. I’m not sure how the film did, but it’s one of those kinds of movies that has it all — romance, action, comedy, emotion. Keanu does a great job as Shane Falco, a never was football hero who manages to find his inner hero and spur others to a momentary spot of glory and finding their dreams.
So what other sports movies are worth another look or possible addition to my list of keepers? Here goes (in no particular order):
ROCKY STALLONE (also known as ROCKY 6)
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
THE LONGEST YARD (the first one, not the Adam Sandler remake)
REMEMBER THE TITANS
WE ARE MARSHALL
BRING IT ON
THE CUTTING EDGE
BAD NEWS BEARS
SLAP SHOT (great skating strip tease by Michael Ontkean)
Back to Keanu, however, what keepers of his do I highly recommend? SPEED with Sandra Bullock and A WALK IN THE CLOUDS. Both are wonderful movies! The action in SPEED is great and the cinematography and romance in A WALK IN THE CLOUDS is delicious.
Hope you enjoyed this Monday’s Guilty Pleasure.