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Truth is in the eye of the beholder…

Borne out of social media, the humble hashtag has become a herald of popular culture. From the raw emotion of #JeSuisCharlie and #JeSuisParis, to the downright awkwardness of #susanalbumparty, in just a handful of letters, hashtag trends communicate the mood of the moment.

However, one hashtag has gone far beyond being a fleeting symbol of feels to an institution unto itself. Originating in 2014 and making a roaring comeback in the tail end of 2015, delighting Twitter aficionados around the globe, #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly is just that; a tweet which attempts to explain a film plot in the worst way possible, using 140 characters or less.

But far from being bad, the movie interpretations borne of this idea are downright brilliant. Here are a dozen of the very best of the bunch guaranteed to make you completely rethink your fave flicks…

1. Proof that trans people can be parents.

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Clearly, Mrs. Doubtfire was way ahead of its time.

2. Some things never change.

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We’ve been saying this about Grease for years AND NOBODY WOULD LISTEN.

3. Love can be cruel.

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Yet another reason to cry uncontrollably in this movie. Pass the damn tissues!

4. We don’t think this is what they were going for.

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You will never watch this film the same way again.

5. Making Twilight even creepier…

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Uuugghhh…gross, much?

6. This is why we need feminism.

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This is the story of so many of our lives. Minus the kung fu and swords and stuff.

7. Way to ruin Titanic for everyone!

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This actually conjures up pretty awesome images of Leo doing the ice bucket challenge…

8. AND The Notebook.

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There is literally nothing good to say about this one. Nothing.

9. Rewiring a Disney classic.

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Finally, all your questions about this move answered in three little words!

10. There is much to say about Star Wars

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When you think about it this way, it’s just a giant load of wrong.

11. Kind of like backwards-feminism.

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So much for teaching little girls any self-respect.

12. And finally, the cherry on top…

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Yep. Yep. ‘Nuff said.

Images via twitter.com and geekandsundry.com.

Comment: What’s your fave ever #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly tweet?