Road House is the Citizen Kane of bouncer movies. Actually, Citizen Kane is the Road House of dramas, and Star Wars is the Road House of sci-fis. Don't be turned off by its rather simplistic description on IMDb: "A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar." Yes, it is about that, but it's also about so much more. Look deeper, and you'll understand just how Road House dominates '80s cinema. Be warned before you read on: this list contains nothing but spoilers for Road House.
The movie is a modern Western, set at a bar (the Double Deuce) that apparently can weather storms of constant bar fights while keeping the late, great country singer Jeff Healy gainfully employed. It exists in a universe where bouncers are legends known around the globe for their feats of bravery and strength. And it stars the force of nature that is Patrick Swayze.
It's not hard to see why Road House rules, even among other great '80s action movies. To watch it is to love it. But if you need some more reasons why Road House is the greatest movie ever, keep reading.
It Contains The Deepest Philosophy This Side Of ConfuciusVideo: YouTube
It Celebrates The Modern BouncerPhoto: United Artists
It Has Constant Bar FightsPhoto: United Artists
It Contains Bill Murray's Favorite Sex ScenePhoto: United Artists
It Boasts One Of The Best Lines In CinemaVideo: YouTube
Sam Elliott Plays The Yoda Of The Bouncer UniversePhoto: United Artists