6. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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“Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf**king snakes on this motherf**king plane! Everybody strap in! I’m about to open some windows.”

This one almost goes without saying, as it’s one of the most memorably hilarious premises in cinematic history, but how Snakes on a Plane ever got green-lit is anyone’s guess. Snakes on a Plane‘s lunacy goes far beyond the simple promise of airborne reptiles, though.

After witnessing the murder of a U.S. Prosecutor, Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips) is escorted to testify against a mob boss by FBI Agent Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson). In an attempt to silence Jones before he can testify, a time-released crate filled with venomous snakes was put on their flight.

Aside from being one of the most convoluted assassination plots ever conceived, the premise is barely coherent. After all, we all know that it would be much easier to simply put a bullet in Jones rather than gather hundreds of snakes, not to mention that the former approach would yield much more reliable results.

Snakes on a Plane‘s whole gimmick was its ridiculous premise, but being deliberately dumb is actually somehow more insulting to the people who bought tickets to this cinematic mess.

Did it work? No. ‘Nuff said.