'Spring Breakers' and the 6 Other Worst Movie Vacations Ever

If you’ve ever gone on a vacation, odds are you’ve had a bad experience. Maybe your car broke down, you missed your flight, your luggage went missing, you got robbed, or (most likely) you just got really, really lost and started crying and verbally destroying your friends out of frustration. Then they didn’t want to go on vacation with you anymore.

But no matter how bad your nightmare vay-cay was, I’m willing to bet it came nowhere close to the ones on this list. These folks had it rough. I mean really rough.

So pack your bags, grab your beer and trail mix, and buckle your seat belts, because here are seven of the worst movie vacations ever:

1. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)


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Vacation Highlights: Morocco, beautiful weather, nice hotel, family time.

Lowlights: Guy gets stabbed, people chase you, kidnap your kid, make you go to London.

2. Wake in Fright (1971)


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Highlights: Time away from those awful kids you teach.

Lowlights: Lose money gambling, horrific kangaroo hunt, wake up hungover and dehydrated in a filthy shack in Australia after having sex with Donald Pleasance.

3. Deliverance (1972)


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Highlights: Canoe trip, time off from work, Burt Reynolds.

Lowlights: Friend raped by hillbillies, other friend shot by hillbillies, lose banjo playing contest to inbred mountain child.

4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)


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Highlights: Road trip with friends.

Lowlights: Stranger slices his own hand open in your van, maniacal backwoods cannibal family kills all your friends with a chainsaw.

5. Die Hard (1988)


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Highlights: Los Angeles.

Lowlights: Office Christmas party, German terrorists take over skyscraper, lots of people die, running around barefoot on broken glass, jumping off the roof tied to a fire hose.

6. Snakes on a Plane (2006)


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Highlights: Decent seats.

Lowlights: You’re actually at work, and you quickly get tired of "these motherf*ckin’ snakes on this mother*ckin’ plane!”

7. Spring Breakers (2013)


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Highlights: Lots of beer, sunshine, bonding time with the homegirls.

Lowlights: Jail, James Franco with braids and a grill, scary inbred-looking twins, drive-by shootings, no more Selena Gomez, threesome with James Franco and his braids and grill.

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