Movie Fans Gave Five Word Summaries of Their Favorite Films in Viral Twitter Trend, Here Are Some of the Best


You know how some things take and some things don’t? Well, this one really took.

The Academy’s Twitter account posed a challenge to the Twitterverse Tuesday: “Share the plot of your favorite movie in five words.” And though many of those “Hey be witty for the Internet” challenges fall flat on their faces, this one had the benefit of simplicity, charm, and the veneer of a respected institution.

People chose different ways to get in on the fun. Some responses were simply clever retellings of the writer’s favorite film:

(Eyes Wide Shut)

(The Usual Suspects)

(The Silence of the Lambs)

(Star Wars)

(Toy Story)

Others saw an opportunity to cleverly summarize a movie, even though it was almost certainly not their favorite (and if it is, I’m sorry for your poor taste in films):

(Dude, Where’s My Car?)

(Call Me By Your Name)

(Herbie: Fully Loaded)

(Air Bud)

(Paul Blart: Mall Cop)

(The Matrix)

Yours truly fell into the former category:

What’s your answer? Let us know in the comments.

CORRECTION: Oops! We got one wrong. “He didn’t eat the peach,” was NOT a summary of James and the Giant Peach — as we originally posted. It was actually (we believe) Call Me By Your Name. We’ve corrected above.

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