film The Best Movies About Vacations  

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List Rules Films about vacations, family trips, and time off from school. Vote up the best vacation movies.

There’s nothing better than the holidays or summer break when we can finally break away from our normal, boring schedule and head off on an amazing trip! Family vacations and other trips are some of the most memorable times in our lives. It’s no wonder so many movies have been made about vacation stories. What are the best movies about vacations? Vote for the vacation films you think are the best below and see what comes out on top!
 
The movies featured on this list all center around a vacation in one way or another, from the worst family trips people have ever taken to some truly miserable, but hilarious, bachelor party trips. This list features some very inspirational, sweet films and some very funny, comedy based movies. There's a vacation for everyone!
 
This list ranks the best movies about vacations including, Jaws, Weekend at Bernie’s, Taking Woodstock, Dazed and Confused, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous, Super 8, The Seven Year Itch, The Endless Summer, Sleepaway Camp, Meatballs, Adventureland, The Great Outdoors, and Little Miss Sunshine. Vote up the best vacation movies below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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National Lampoon’s Vacation

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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The Great Outdoors Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Vacations
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Vegas Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

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Meatballs Bill Murray, Kristine DeBell, Matt Craven

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Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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City Slickers Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Crystal, Danielle Harris

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Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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Summer Rental John Candy, Joey Lawrence, Rip Torn

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Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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Road Trip Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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The Kings of Summer Alison Brie, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman

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The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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Under the Tuscan Sun Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

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The Talented Mr. Ripley Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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The Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe, Carolyn Jones, Evelyn Keyes

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Little Darlings Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon

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Adventureland Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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Wet Hot American Summer Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

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Taking Woodstock Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch

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The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

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The Wackness Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen

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Y Tu Mamá También Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú