'They needed a bigger boat,' and other gems

By Dana Schwartz
July 31, 2018 at 05:21 PM EDT

As Jimmy Fallon has proved time and time again, the internet loves nothing more than a Twitter game. And on this Tuesday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was able to provide. The organization best known for giving out golden statues decided to celebrate movies in a slightly less ceremonial way by tweeting, “Share the plot of your favorite movie in five words.”

Easy enough, right? Here’s mine: They needed a bigger boat.

The answers ranged from earnest to tongue-in-cheek, and as you might expect from anything that happens online, the challenges went a bit off the rails. Take a look at some of our favorite answers below, and share your own.

Shakespeare wrote that “brevity is the soul of wit,” so next time you’re thinking of reading Hamlet, settle for: “Boy procrastinates chore for dad.”