Twitter takes on five-word movie plot challenge with hilarious results

Even if you aren’t Hollywood’s next big star, you’ve got this hilarious Twitter challenge to thank the Academy for. On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences challenged people to describe the plots of their favorite movies in five words or fewer.

Movie buffs and cinephiles on Twitter put forward their best CliffsNotes-style plots, resulting in five-worders ranging from scary accurate to those that didn’t follow the conditions of the challenge at all.

Some results described classic blockbusters that even the most novice of movie connoisseurs could guess.

Others took things up a notch, relying on famous movie quotes to clue others in on the movie.

There were also many jabs at describing the Shrek series.

The best replies of them all struck the perfect balance between comedic value and simplicity.

We’d like to thank the Academy for the entertainment.


Onaje McDowelle

Onaje McDowelle

Onaje McDowelle is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot. He is studying journalism and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has appeared in Austin Monthly magazine, GoodMusicAllDay, and Orange magazine.