“HEY, YOU GUYS!” Any die hard 80’s fan will know in a heartbeat what this blast from the past quote derives from. We can give you a hint… Goonies never say die! The ’80s was a great time both in culture and in film. With the abundance of movies that changed the world of film forever, and also the crazy fashion and pop culture, this decade was definitely one for the books! The Basement is proud to announce our list of the best 80s movies that will spark your nostalgia. Maybe this is why we are one of the best bars near me.


All About the Eighties

Think about the ‘80s. What pops into your head? Probably shoulder pans, poofy hair, and leg warmers. You can probably even throw in a random dance number, too! While this is all true, this decade had so much more to offer. This was a time that contributed more to pop culture then decades previously. This was an era for amazing classic movies that molded the industry to what we know it as today. From a Steven Spielberg box office hit to a John Hughes classic, movies of the eighties shaped its generation but also inspired generations after it in all the ways imaginable. Trust the best bars near me to provide a list you will love!


The Best 80s Movies (in no particular order)

  • Fast Times of Ridgemont High (1982)
    • Directed by Amy Heckerling
  • Gremlins (1984)
    • Directed by Joe Dante
  • The Heathers (1988)
    • Directed by Michael Lehmann
  • Creepshow (1982)
    • Directed by George A. Romero
  • The Goonies (1985)
    • Directed by Richard Donner
  • The Evil Dead (1981)
    • Directed by Sam Raimi
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    • Directed by Wes Craven
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    • Directed by Staley Kubrick
  • Aliens (1986)
    • Directed by James Cameron
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
    • Directed by John Hughes
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    • Directed by Steven Speilberg
  • Stand By Me (1986)
    • Directed by Rob Reiner
  • The Thing (1982)
    • Directed by John Carpenter
  • Back to the Future (1985)
    • Directed by Robert Zemeckis
  • Die Hard
    • Directed by John McTiernan
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
    • Directed by John Hughes
  • The Shining (1980)
    • Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    • Directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    • Directed by Irvin Kershner
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
    • Directed by Peter Weir


Come Visit Us Today

You love 80’s movies, we love 80’s movies,  and all of our patrons love 80’s movies. Why not join a bar that shares the same list of best 80s movies as you do. Come on down, have a drink, get drunk, and belch a few tunes with a handful of other people who are just as passionate about the decade as you are. 80’s Karaoke songs are a fun way to let loose and make a fool of yourself. But it’s okay because everyone else will be doing it too! Near Tampa, The Basement has you covered! Call us today for more information. Fun things to do in Tampa at night is only at The Basement. We are one of the best bars near me.