March 14, 2013

18 Spring Break Movies to Watch If You're Not Going on Spring Break

You aren't going anywhere for Spring Break this year, maybe it's because you don't have the money, or you're recently sober, or you can never show your face in South Florida again after last year. For whatever reason you're staying put this year, we present these 18 options for passing the time on the couch. From reality goo like The Real Cancun to straight-to-DVD mistakes like Spring Breakdown to sleeper candidates like 1997's Girls Gone Wild, Volume 1, here are the films that should make fans of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello's saccharine spring break movies weep.

Also Read: Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers Are Girls Gone Godard
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A publicity shot for Spring Breakers,  the latest spring break gone-wrong movie to hit theaters. Watch the red band trailer on YouTube.
A publicity shot for Spring Breakers, the latest spring break gone-wrong movie to hit theaters. Watch the red band trailer on YouTube.
Spring Break Massacre (2008)
Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Spring Break Massacre (2008)

Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Black Spring Break: The Movie (1998)
Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Black Spring Break: The Movie (1998)

Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Piranha 3D (2010)
Eli Roth went from being the "Bear Jew" in 2009's Inglourious Basterds to a cameo as a wet T-shirt contest MC in Piranha 3D the next year. Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Piranha 3D (2010)

Eli Roth went from being the "Bear Jew" in 2009's Inglourious Basterds to a cameo as a wet T-shirt contest MC in Piranha 3D the next year. Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Where the Boys Are and its remake Where the Boys Are '84  (1960 and 1984). Pictured: a publicity photo for the 1984 remake. Watch Part 1 of the 1984 remake on YouTube.
Where the Boys Are and its remake Where the Boys Are '84 (1960 and 1984). Pictured: a publicity photo for the 1984 remake. Watch Part 1 of the 1984 remake on YouTube.
The Real Cancun (2003)
Watch the trailer for this MTV-produced movie on YouTube.
The Real Cancun (2003)

Watch the trailer for this MTV-produced movie on YouTube.
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)
You can apparently watch the entire movie, split over nine parts, on YouTube. Watch part 1/9 here.
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)

You can apparently watch the entire movie, split over nine parts, on YouTube. Watch part 1/9 here.
Girls Gone Wild, Volume 1 (1997)
The VHS tape that started the sleaze empire back in 1999. Go ahead and read these reviews of Girls Gone Wild on Amazon, which seem like plants from Joe Francis.
Girls Gone Wild, Volume 1 (1997)

The VHS tape that started the sleaze empire back in 1999. Go ahead and read these reviews of Girls Gone Wild on Amazon, which seem like plants from Joe Francis.
Reno 911! Miami (2007)
Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Reno 911! Miami (2007)

Watch the trailer on YouTube.
National Lampoon's Spring Break (2007)
This feels like Girls Gone Wild with the National Lampoon's stamp on it. It's a little confusing and full of nudity. Watch it on Hulu (NSFW).
National Lampoon's Spring Break (2007)

This feels like Girls Gone Wild with the National Lampoon's stamp on it. It's a little confusing and full of nudity. Watch it on Hulu (NSFW).