John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retired hitman whose wife dies and leaves him a puppy. After getting on the wrong side of Russian gangsters, John is beaten up, his puppy killed and his beloved car stolen. What the fools don’t realise is that John is the wrong guy to mess with. As the head of the mob family says, “He wasn’t the boogeyman. He’s the one you sent to kill the boogeyman!”
Why it’s hot: remember those Matrix movies that made Keanu so famous between 1999 and 2003? This is his best work since. He’s got guns and a whole lot of ammo… and he’s going to use them. And don’t be fooled by the fact that the Canadian actor is 50 – he did all his own stunts and fight scenes. Action, ass-kicking and a cool cast that includes Alfie Allen (Theon from Game Of Thrones, 2011-current).