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How would you summarize classic or famous movies in just six words?

Asked by erichw1504 (26336 points ) February 15th, 2011

Bouncing the idea off of papayalily’s Novel question, let’s also create six-word summaries for movies!

They can be funny, smart, creative, anything…

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erichw1504's avatar

Batman defeats Joker, Harvey falls down. – The Dark Knight

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Robots invade earth, megatron defeated temporarily ~Transformers 1 or 2 depending on how you look at it

SmashTheState's avatar

“I’m the Ubermensch.” “Whoah, I’m Jesus.” — Matrix: Revolutions

bob_'s avatar

Megan Fox running in slow motion. – Transformers 1 and 2.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

We know, the book was better – All movies based on books

sliceswiththings's avatar

In my opinion it seems a little rude to post this question immediately after @papayalily posted hers. Shouldn’t we let people have fun with hers first before introducing an almost identical one? Wait till tomorrow to ask this one?

Kardamom's avatar

Singing children with lots of romance. The Sound of Music

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@sliceswiththings Rude to whom? Me? I’m fine with it – @erichw1504 asked, I said yay!

sliceswiththings's avatar

@papayalily Oh okay! Excellent collaboration, then, Jellies.

ilana's avatar

Poor boy scores a Chocolate Factory. —Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

YES YES YES YES YES YES -When Harry met Sally

erichw1504's avatar

@sliceswiththings Yeah, that’s why I asked.

erichw1504's avatar

Dream within a dream, confusion ensues… – Inception

ilana's avatar

Groundhog day, Groundhog day, Groundhog day…—Groundhog Day.

@erichw1504 That is a wicked movie.

erichw1504's avatar

killer wife’s his for looking Man – Memento

ucme's avatar

Paris Hilton and friends overnight stay : Hotel for Dogs

erichw1504's avatar

Naive guy lives through incredible life – Forrest Gump

DominicX's avatar

An actress’ fantasy, silencio, blue box – Mulholland Drive

ucme's avatar

Looks like they’re under starters orders : Sex & the City

LuckyGuy's avatar

The kid can see dead people. – Sixth sense.

Brian1946's avatar

Scientologist vampire interviewed by handsome journalist- Interview with a Vampire.

SmashTheState's avatar

@erichw1504 Bad, unnecessary remake of “Being There”. — Forrest Gump

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@ucme Huh? What’s a starter, and what are his orders?

bob_'s avatar

Cowboys get it in the end – Brokeback Mountain.

ucme's avatar

@papayalily Duh, that’ll be horse racing terminology I believe.

erichw1504's avatar

“Put your [bleep] mouth on the curb.” – American History X

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Search for Grail equals epic laughs. -Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Wallace fights, screams freedom, then dies. -Braveheart

Threesome between Christine, Raoul and Phantom. -Phantom of the Opera

Offers you can’t refuse, then bloodbath. -The Godfather

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Mel Gibson nails Jesus to cross. -Passion of the Christ

erichw1504's avatar

Boobies, boobies, boobies, Jennifer Anniston, boobies. – Just Go With It

Seelix's avatar

Radioactive spider, cool powers, cute redhead. (Spider-Man)
Harry hallucinates, new Goblin, redhead recapitulates. (Spider-Man 2)
Hated by community, emo Spider-Man dances. (Spider-Man 3)

ucme's avatar

Sweet little virginal princess beds shortarses : Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Kardamom's avatar

McDonalds makes people fat and sick. Supersize Me

The meat is full of poop. Fast Food Nation

Profit is better than people’s health. Food Inc.

erichw1504's avatar

“We’re gunna need a bigger boat.” – Jaws

Brian1946's avatar

Fresh Prince annoys extraterrestrials into submission- Independence Day, Men in Black, and MIB2.

ilana's avatar

Uh well…uhmm…hmm….nope sorry. – Donnie Darko

erichw1504's avatar

@ilana I’ve got it:

“Do you believe in time travel?” – Donnie Darko

erichw1504's avatar

Bourne kills guy with a book – The Bourne Ultimatum

erichw1504's avatar

There’s a tiger in the bathroom – The Hangover

jballzz's avatar

The same girl always held hostage- Every spiderman movie.
Aliens visit earth, humans are assholes- District 9
Batman kills Twoface, Joker technically won- The Dark Knight
Living in pineapple under the sea- Spongebob Squarepants movie

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

White, Orange, Pink, Blue, Brown, Bang. Reservoir Dogs

erichw1504's avatar

Aged comedians vacation, hilarity doesn’t ensue. – Grownups

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You have an oral clitoris – Deep Throat

WasCy's avatar

Superficially; I wouldn’t even try.

Joker94's avatar

Citizen Kane: It was his sled all along!
300: Historically innacurate, but still totally great.

zenvelo's avatar

Teen chases villain, drags drunk along – True Grit

lynfromnm's avatar

Bigots, shy neighbor, ethical attorney – To Kill A Mockingbrid

lynfromnm's avatar

southern belle wreaks post war havoc – Gone With the Wind

markferg's avatar

Monkeys learn, crazy computer, man evolves. – 2001: A Space Odyssey.

markferg's avatar

Eventually, Hitler is completely screwed. – Downfall
Evil child makes bid for presidency. – The Omen
Humans help blue aliens fight miners. – Avatar
Most penguins sing, but one dances. – Happy Feet
Private eye fakes photos, causes chaos. – Blood Simple
Lunatic doctor helps catch other lunatic. – Silence of the Lambs
Bad shit happens, but humans survive. – 2012
Cold shit happen, but humans survive. – The Day After Tomorrow
Aiien shit happens, but humans survive. – Independence Day
Meteor shit happens, but humans survive. – Deep Impact
Really bad shit happens, Earth destroyed. – Knowing
It’s simply the worst film ever! – Land of the Lost

WasCy's avatar

Okay, I sort of missed the spirit of the thing earlier, so here’s how I’ll attempt to make it up.

I’ll do 3 words on the book, 3 words on the movie, and two of the words will be “book” and “movie”, so I’m actually going to use 4 words to describe two different media and you’ll probably know what book / movie it is when I’m done.

Book: fish wins. Movie: Hollywood ending.

Now, who knows the book and movie?

jballzz's avatar

Monkey meets love and city ground- King Kong
Lost best friend, crazy shit happens- The Hangover
Pocahontas rip off, blue people win- Avatar
Boy finds sneakers, jumps really high- Like Mike
Looney Tunes, Michael Jordan, Athletic Aliens- Space Jam
Alien races fight eachother in pyramid- AVP
Guy framed, race in jail, escapes- Death Race

filmfann's avatar

Stuttering prince becomes inspirational through therapy. The Kings Speech

Socially inept nerd creates social website. The Social Network

Ballerina goes crazy embodying Swan Lake. The Black Swan

Tough Marshall avenges waif’s fathers murder True Grit

Lots of snakes on a Plane. Snakes on a Plane.

demonictruth's avatar

Body in car, kill everyone involved – The transporter

Random girl, remote island, kill everyone – The expendables

Jeruba's avatar

I’m surprised to be the first on this thread to point here: fwfr. Makes a word limit of six look expansive!

lynfromnm's avatar

Class restrictions and dating customs ridiculed – Pride and Prejudice
Guess whose dream it really is – Inception
Woman knits instead of getting laid – Like Water for Chocolate
Bees kill friend of mortuary dweller – My Girl

MacBean's avatar

A more accurate summary of The Social Network: Two boring hours of douchey nerds.

erichw1504's avatar

“Ooooooh no, nooo! Not the bees!!!” – Wicker Man

SABOTEUR's avatar

Disturbed travelers seek mysterious con man
The Wizard of Oz

Mentally disturbed billionaire battles ninja warriors.
Batman Begins

erichw1504's avatar

Father, son don fat suits, Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son.

filmfann's avatar

Same shit, different film: Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son

erichw1504's avatar

Guy cuts off his own arm: 127 Hours.

lynfromnm's avatar

Star crossed lovers both die stupidly – Romeo and Juliet

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

May the Schwartz be with you- Spaceballs

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

If not for you meddling kids- every Scooby movie ever made

erichw1504's avatar

Robber likes girl he held hostage: The Town

SavoirFaire's avatar

Gotta shoot ‘em in the head. — Night of the Living Dead (and most other classic zombie films)

lynfromnm's avatar

Girl improves speech and snags professor My Fair Lady

demonictruth's avatar

Best Plan of Action, enter Winchester – Shaun of the Dead

SavoirFaire's avatar

Psychics defeat psycho (with mom’s help) — The Shining

I am Jack’s nihilistic alter ego. — Fight Club

john65pennington's avatar

Gone With The Wind truly outstanding.

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