5. Brokedown Palace
I remember watching this film in my ninth grade law class, because our teacher wanted to impress upon us the importance of following the laws of the country you're travelling to. Don't assume that the legal system is the same all over the world, and don't bet on the American embassy being able to get you out of a terrifying Thai prison. That was basically what we walked away with from this film, and it was a good lesson. Basically two naive, entitled American girls straight out of high school decide to take a trip to Thailand spur of the moment, without really doing any research on, you know, anything. A shady Australian guy manages to sneak heroin into their luggage, thus making them guilty of drug smuggling, and they're coerced into signing a confession in Thai. Boom. 33 year prison sentence. Not exactly how you expected to spend your summer vacation, is it, girls?