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Everyone is sharing their favorite TV shows and movies on Twitter

Published by Business Insider on Wed, 17 Aug 2016

With so much content available on TV and in the movie universe, it can be hard to pick your favorites.But Twitter is forcing you to.The hashtags #7FavTVShows and #7FavFilms are trending on Twitter, and everyone is scrambling to narrow down their list of favorites.Along with the average Twitter user, critics, celebrities, and shows themselves are joining in the craze.Here are some of the noteworthy names tweeting about their favorite TV shows and movies:First, Essence magazine perfectly summarized what it's like to narrow down the list:Us Trying to Decide Our Top #7FavTVShows. pic.twitter.com/b5vwd1Pc0T' ESSENCE (@Essence) August 16, 2016Matt Brennan, who has written for Slate, IndieWire, Deadspin, and more, ran an analysis and came up with a collective list of favorite films based on more than 100,000 tweets.We did it, folks. We sent 100,000+ tweets and came up with a collective #7favfilms list worthy of an IMDb commenter: pic.twitter.com/EEyGlSRbbU' Matt Brennan (@thefilmgoer) August 16, 2016Chris Hayner, a Zap2It staff editor, created a list but doesn't seem sure it's definitive.#7favfilms JawsThe ShiningGood Morning, VietnamBeauty and the BeastDick TracyCool Hand LukeBack to the Future Probably'' Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) August 16, 2016Daniel Fienberg, a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter, had to redo his list of favorite films but then still wasn't satisifed.Actual #7favfilmsBabeThe ApartmentGodfather IIButch Cassidy & the Sundance KidJFKJawsHoop Dreams[Nah. This is BS. Disregard.]' Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) August 16, 2016Jamelle Bouie, the chief political correspondent for Slate, had some unique choices.The Lives of OthersYojimboNorth by NorthwestThree Days of the CondorThe Taking of Pelham 123Die HardRoadhouse#7favfilms' Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) August 15, 2016The revival of "Cats" had fun with the hashtag, tweeting shows that prominently feature felines.#7FavFilms: The Aristocats, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Catwoman, Garfield, Hocus Pocus, Milo & Otis, Oliver & Company ' pic.twitter.com/QCk6b3luOC' CATS on Broadway (@CatsBroadway) August 15, 2016Rob Lowe had a pretty good collection.#fav7films Goodfellas, Network, The Natural, Caddyshack, The Godfather, Apocalype Now, Jaws.' Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) August 15, 2016As did Amy Schumer.#fav7films Jesus's son. Shortcuts. Royal tenenbaums. Best in show. City of God. Personal Velocity. The big Lebowski.' Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 16, 2016Alyssa Milano went a little more classic.Close Encounters. Searching For Bobby Fisher. The Graduate. West Side Story. Fame. Amelie. Life Is Beautiful. #fav7films' Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 16, 2016But Mindy Kaling brought back the mixing of genres.Sense & Sensibility/This Is It/Lone Star/Adaptation/Terminator 2/Bridget Jones Diary/No Country For Old Men #Fave7Films' Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 16, 2016Mike Birbiglia's choices also range.#fav7films Singin' in the RainSquid and the Whale Broadcast NewsHannah and Her SistersBob & Carol & Ted & AliceGoodfellas Sideways' Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) August 16, 2016Josh Rad, star of "How I Met Your Mother," offered some less obvious choices.Broadcast NewsTootsieThe Apartment Before SunsetThe Lives of OthersJoe vs. The VolcanoYi Yi #fav7films' Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) August 16, 2016While another Josh ' Josh Gad ' stayed on brand with some very funny and nerdy picks.#fav7filmsGooniesBack to the FutureRaiders of the Lost ArkWizard of OzEmpire Strikes BackGhostbusters (Original)Godfather 1&2 (Tie)' Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 15, 2016Jay Baruchel's picks are quite different than the Seth Rogen comedies he's often seen in.HeatTyrannosaurBattle RoyaleCape Fear (1991)IrreversibleFerris Bueller's Day OffThe Deer Hunter#fav7films' Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) August 15, 2016Adam McKay, director of "The Big Short" who is mostly known as the penman for Will Ferrel movies, gave his insight as well.#fav7films(I can't resist)24 hr Party PeopleThe Man Who Would Be KingDinerSound of MusicOffice SpaceKung Fu HustleLa Dolce Vita' Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 16, 2016But then, being the funnymen they are, Taran Killam and Ike Barinholtz couldn't resist offering sarcastic answers.#Fav7Films The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, FF Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6, Rashomon' Taran Killam (@TaranKillam) August 15, 2016#fav7films Ernest Goes to CampErnest Scared StupidErnest Goes to AfricaSlam Dunk ErnestErnest Goes to JailErnest Saves XmasMagnolia' Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) August 15, 2016More critics got into tweeting about their favorite TV shows.Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker cheated and named eight, admitting the task was difficult.Buffy, Slings & Arrows, Sopranos, Enlightened, 30 Rock, The Wire, SATC, Transparent #7favtvshows #okthats8 #couldeasilyname7others' emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) August 16, 2016Debra Birnbaum, the executive editor of TV at Variety, is clearly a fan of dramas.#7FavTVShows Mad MenThe WireFriday Night LightsM*A*S*HThe SopranosBreaking BadSeinfeld' Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) August 16, 2016Alan Sepinwall of Hitfix made a joke of the hashtag and tweeted notoriously bad shows that had a short lifespan.#7FavTVShows Work It!Pink Lady and JeffSuper TrainHomeboys From Outer SpaceMy Big Fat Greek LifeCelebrity MoleBerlin Alexanderplatz' Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) August 16, 2016Amy Kaufman of The Los Angeles Times went a little retro with her list.FelicityParty of FivePunky BrewsterFull HouseFriday Night LightsFreaks and GeeksThe Bachelor(ette)#7FavTVShows' Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) August 16, 2016The people at Nerdist came together to form a collective list that is true to their name.The Nerdist editors' #7FavTVShows:Doctor WhoTwin PeaksBuffy the Vampire SlayerCheersThe SimpsonsFriday Night LightsGame of Thrones' Nerdist (@nerdist) August 16, 2016Meanwhile, "Big Brother" and "The Talk" host Julie Chen name-dropped her own shows and revealed she's quite the fan of Showtime's programming.#7FavTVShows '@CBSBigBrother #BB18@TheTalkCBS @SHO_Homeland@GameOfThrones @SHO_TheAffair @SHO_RayDonovan@60Minutes' Julie Chen (@JulieChen) August 16, 2016Cameron Esposito often discusses LGBT topics in her standup comedy and included the theme inher tweet, using couple names for well-known lesbian pairings on TV.#7FavTVShowsBrittanaNaomilyClexaVausemanSharmenSnoop from The WireButchsito'' Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) August 16, 2016"Orphan Black" often has a fun Twitter presence and kept its brand strong with its response to the hashtag.#7FavTVShows #OrphanBlackOrphan is the New BlackBlack Orphan That one with the clonesThe Tatiana Maslany variety hourHow 2 get an emm' Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) August 16, 2016The "Doctor Who" universe is vast and has many spinoffs, so the account had an easier time coming up with its list.#7FavTVShows: #DoctorWho ClassTorchwood Sarah Jane AdventuresDoctor Who ConfidentialTotally Doctor WhoK-9 and Company' Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) August 16, 2016Other shows, like Netflix's upcoming "Haters Back Off" based onColleen Ballinger'sMiranda Sings character, had a more blunt message.#7FavTVShows:Haters Back OffHaters Back OffHaters Back OffHaters Back OffHaters Back OffHaters Back OffHaters Back OffOkay'' Haters Back Off (@hatersbackoff) August 16, 2016SEE ALSO:100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetimeJoin the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: 7 things you missed in the new Star Wars Rogue One trailer
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