“Describe ________ in 5 words or less” is a favorite internet meme. A popular one is “Describe white people”:
“Wow, delish quinoa, Susan!”
Now we’re getting hit with a new one.
The Academy took to Twitter to challenge people to describe the plot of their favorite movies in five words or less:
Share the plot of your favorite movie in five words.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) July 31, 2018
And the internet rose to the occasion. This could be a few movies, which says something about Hollywood:
Fat guy doesn't get girl.
— Tim Talbott (@tftalbott) August 1, 2018
And then there’s this VERY specific choice:
Woman raises best selling author. pic.twitter.com/AT2zwecfpF
— Jason Sexton (@JasonSexton) July 31, 2018
And the specificity continued with Se7en:
“What’s in the f*#&!ng box?”
— Steve Melvin (@Steve_Melvin) August 1, 2018
And One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest:
Jack Nicholson Mental Institution Amazing
— Nat & Alex Wolff (@natandalex) August 1, 2018
A certain duo’s excellent adventures:
Excellent dudes travel through time
— and_ (@and_armstrong) August 1, 2018
A shout out for Back To The Future:
Great Scott A Flying DeLorean
— Alan Parks (@alparksy1878) August 1, 2018
Every Taken movie:
“Liam Neeson angry at Albanians” @whatupdub822
— ihs107 (@ihs107) August 1, 2018
Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Rinaldi, PrinCESS of Genovia:
princess makeover with Julie Andrews
— sam (@Samsterss_) August 1, 2018
Dude…where’s your car?
Stoners can’t find parked car
— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) August 1, 2018
Jaws had a couple:
Amity means friendship, shark disagrees.
— Richard Gale (@rgale) July 31, 2018
Big shark ate everybody.
— Ronald Campbell (@RonaldCampbell6) August 1, 2018
And Mission: Impossible:
Apparently the mission was possible.
— Ezra Levin (@ezralevin) July 31, 2018
Of course, let’s not forget Star Wars:
Rebel scum has Daddy issues.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) July 31, 2018
Aww, and ET:
Alien mets boy, goes home.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) July 31, 2018
This astoundingly simple summary of Drive:
I'll do it in 3!
'Ryan Gosling Drives' pic.twitter.com/TFuX39Kqxf
— Papa Spank (@The_Real_AFC) July 31, 2018
It’s the circle of life:
Think Hamlet. Only with lions.
— Eric Harp (@CardinalEHarp) August 1, 2018
This description doesn’t QUITE cover the homoeroticism of Top Gun:
Fighter pilots play beach volleyball
— Billy Jensen (@Billyjensen) July 31, 2018
But this perfectly captures the plight of Titanic:
Door floats better than ship.
— Lord Snow (@gsnow1212) August 1, 2018
What’s your favorite movie, and can you describe it in five words or less? Let’s hear it in the comments.