The Top 5 Movie Man Caves
The man cave is far from a modern invention. Men have always needed somewhere to call their own: somewhere where they can escape the pressures and responsibilities of normal life and relax, chill out with a beer, and pass the time doing exactly what they want. For some, the idea of a man cave will be a simple den, garage, or workshop. For others, it will be something much more grand and luxurious. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most famous man caves from popular film.
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Is there a cooler man cave than the Batcave? Sure, it may not be comfy and have an enormous TV on the wall or a pool table, but it’s got some pretty high tech gadgets going on. The Batcave has been featured in television and film for decades, from the original Batman, Adam West’s, secret hideout to The Dark Knights practical underground lair in the modern Chris Nolan films. With a variety of high tech cars, boats, aircraft, computers, and other gadgets on offer, the Batcave is pretty much candy land for any red-blooded male.
Tony Stark’s Workshop
Superheroes just love their man caves don’t they! Tony Stark may not be quite as secretive about the location of his man cave, but he’s just as protective of it, and will rarely let anyone in, except perhaps Pepper Potts on occasion. Like Batman, Tony uses his man cave to create incredible weaponry, and not just to chill out and swig on a beer. It’s where he created the original Iron Man suit, and where he continues to develop some pretty cool tech using his engineering genius and billions of dollars. He also has some fairly cool cars down there: you know, just in case he decided to drive out rather than fly.
The Grease Garage
Rather than going to class, why not ditch it and spend your time singing songs and tuning up cars in your ‘men only’ garage? Well, it’s not for all of us, but that’s what John Travolta and his cronies do in Grease, one of the most well-known and popular films in the world. Down in the garage the guys work on their cars, talk about their girls, and burst into impromptu song and dance! They probably smoke and drink down there as well. Real men doing real stuff.
Wayne and Garth’s Basement
Remember Wayne’s World? You know, that famous film about those wacky rockers who broadcast right out of their own basement? Well, that basement is, in fact, a pretty awesome man cave as well, full of recording equipment, musical instruments, chill-out sofas, and music memorabilia. It may not be as high-tech as those superhero man caves listed above, but it’s certainly more of a traditional mens hangout, one that sees a few more laughs, a bit more music, and one of two more downed beers here and there.
Jam Den From ‘I Love You Man’
Ok, so this isn’t quite as famous as the others, but it’s certainly a tailor-made man cave with no other purpose than to entertain men. ‘I love you, man’ is a film about a bromance, so the setting is pretty appropriate: one where Jason Segal and Paul Rudd jam on instruments, listen to weird music, drink beers, and philosophize about the world. A man cave all the way.
So, there you have it: 5 of the top man caves to have graced the silver screen, and a varied bunch for sure. Man caves don’t always have to have a foosball table in one corner and a bar in the other: they simply need to represent a sacred place where men can be men, whatever that happens to mean.
John Mangan is a writer and pool player who writes for Liberty Games, a UK based man cave supplier – the perfect place to grab your new pool table, arcade machine or pinball table.