Is Keanu Reeves’ ‘John Wick’ on Netflix Right Now?
Just when fans think Keanu Reeves’ career might be slowing down, the actor rallies with another massively popular film franchise. With Bill and Ted and The Matrix lying dormant, Reeves found another iconic character in 2014’s John Wick. And through sheer force of will, the movie became a sleeper hit. But are any films in the John Wick trilogy streaming on Netflix?
The ‘John Wick’ franchise reignited Keanu Reeves’ career
Every decade or so, Reeves seems to find a character that connects with audiences in a profound way. Although Reeves was still working in the late 2000s and early 2010s, none of his films managed to break through to mainstream moviegoers. But John Wick felt different, bringing together much of what worked in Reeves’ previous hits.
In some ways, the John Wick series is the most quintessential of the actor’s career. It brings together the martial arts flair of The Matrix, the suspense thrills of Speed, and the comic book sensibility of Constantine. At times, it even taps into Reeves’ comic timing with some darkly funny moments. John Wick even revived the Bill and Ted franchise after nearly 30 years.
Are any of the ‘John Wick’ films on Netflix?
From 2014 to 2019, Reeves starred in three John Wick movies. At least two more sequels are in the works, with John Wick: Chapter 4 expected in 2022. But in the meantime, fans might be wondering if they can find any of the existing movies streaming on Netflix. Sadly, none of the John Wick movies are on the streaming service. But they are available elsewhere.
According to JustWatch.com, the original John Wick is streaming exclusively on Sling. 2017’s John Wick: Chapter 2, is also available on Sling. However, fans can also stream it on USA and Spectrum. Meanwhile, 2019’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — the highest-grossing film in the series so far — is only available to stream through Cinemax.
The lack of John Wick on Netflix might disappoint fans. However, it’s not all that surprising. Lionsgate — which distributes the series — might very well be the reason behind it. The company may lack a significant deal with any of the major streaming services, including Netflix. For instance, its hugely popular The Hunger Games franchise isn’t on the major streamers either.
Some Keanu Reeves movies are streaming on Netflix, however
But Netflix subscribers who are determined to catch some Reeves have a few options nonetheless. Several of the actor’s movies are streaming on the service. Of course, 2019’s Always Be My Maybe is a Netflix original. But the site also has a few lesser-known Reeves movies waiting for the actor’s fans.
2015 erotic thriller Knock Knock co-starring Ana de Armas is currently streaming on Netflix. Likewise, a pair of 2017 films featuring Reeves in supporting roles drama — Lily Collins drama To the Bone and comedy SPF-18, which sees Reeves play himself — is now streaming. Reeves also appears as a cult leader in the 2016 dystopian thriller The Bad Batch, also on Netflix.