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10 Worst Road Trip Movies Ever

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Some road trip movies make you yearn to grab your friends and hit the road on a cross-country journey immediately, if not sooner. Then there are those road trip movies that make you want to claw your eyes out and have you questioning your decision to waste an hour and a half of your life on such a turd. This list refers to the latter. Here at The News Wheelwe decided to selflessly sift through hundreds of terrible movies in order to provide you with this list of the 10 worst road trip movies ever, so you can spend a few minutes reading about how they suck rather than wasting hours of your life questioning your life choices and sobbing into a pillow.

You’re welcome.

10. Troll 2

“They’re eating her…and then they’re going to eat ME. OH MY GAAAAHHHHHHDDD!” They don’t make them worse than this troll-less film about trolls, and they likely couldn’t even if they tried. If you opt to join the Waits family on their idiotic journey to Nilbog, you will come back a changed person.

9. Sex Drive

Sex Drive traces a teenager on his quest to get laid, with his two best friends tagging along. We’re not sure what’s weirdest—Clark Duke as a smooth sex symbol, James Marsden as a closeted homosexual, or Seth Green as a sarcastic Amish man. One saving grace for this film, however, is the hilarious duo of Andy and Randy, played by Charlie McDermott and Mark L. Young.

8. RV

Robin Williams was a brilliant, funny, and inspiring human being. His work will influence generations of people to be funny and live life to the fullest, and for that, we should all be very sad to have lost him so soon and so tragically. That said, RV is not a movie for which people will remember him.

7. Crossroads

While it’s not the total debacle it’s mocked as, Britney Spears’ failed foray into cinema attempts to tackle heavy coming-of-age material while lying to its adolescent audience that life’s problems will go away if you live however you want. Crossroads is essentially a poorly-written Neverland for those “not a girl, not yet a woman.” Full review…

6. The Bounty Hunter

Cop-turned-bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) gets word of his latest target, who just happens to be his ex-wife Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston). What he expects to be an easy job turns into a nightmare as Nicole escapes him, and the two end up running from a murderous criminal while having numerous unfunny encounters. Despite its two well-known leads, The Bounty Hunter was a giant flop and is one of our worst road trip movies ever.

5. Excess Baggage

A spoiled, rich girl stages her own kidnapping to force her father to love her–a kidnapping that goes horribly awry when her BMW is hijacked by a car thief. Maybe if Alicia Silverstone had taken a hint after Batman & Robin, this grating and incomprehensible mess wouldn’t have sunk her production company. Full review…

4. College Road Trip

The less said about this thing, the better. Humorless gags and nothing but tripe, this thing ambles on about as aimlessly as Martin Lawrence did that one time he freaked out at an intersection on Ventura Boulevard. Not even That’s So Raven-Symone or a perpetually-smiling Donny Osmond can save this film.

3. Wild Hogs

A lot of big names are given very little to work with in this 2007 Disney comedy about four middle-aged men from the suburbs of Cincinnati who decide to break the dull monotony of their lives by seeing America from their Harley-Davidsons. The frequent cameos by actors who deserve better (Marisa Tomei and a slumming Peter Fonda among them) keeps the whole thing from getting too dull, but this clichéd take on masculinity and mid-life crises contains more gay panic than laughs. Full review…

2. Are We There Yet?

One never stops and says to oneself, “You know what I really want to do? I want to watch a movie featuring Ice Cube and two annoying, little children.” Despite this, Revolution Studios produced that very thing—which was eventually (don’t ask us how) turned into a TV show.

1. Blues Brothers, 2000

There are bad movies, and then there are offensively bad movies. Blues Brothers 2000 falls into the latter category. A belated sequel to the 1980 classic, director John Landis and star Dan Aykroyd return for this retread, but John Goodman is stuck with the thankless task of trying to replace the late, great John Belushi. The film enraged fans of the original by feeling like a sad, tired attempt to cash-in on the Blues Brothers brand – of course, it failed on those terms, too. Blues Brothers 2000 only made $14 million at the box office, but cost $28 million to make. Full review…


Take one part Hitchcock’s The Birds, one part An Inconvenient Truth, mix in a whole bunch of garbage, throw it into a burlap bag and slam it into the side of a tank until a fine paste. That’s Birdemic: Shock and Terror. From exploding birds to 100 mpg Mustangs, this movie has something dumb for everyone. Full review…

Do you agree with our list? Or perhaps you’ve seen an even greater turd of a road trip movie that you think deserves our attention? Either way, let us know!

Need a pick-me-up after that horrendous list of godawful movies? Read our list of the 10 goofiest road trip movies. In the mood for the best of the best? Check out our top movie picks in our 15 best road trip movies list.

Image Sources: Revolution Studios, Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Walt Disney Pictures