#fav7films: Celebrities on Twitter can't resist the hashtag of the moment

The stars, they're just like us


Heath Ledger in his Oscar-winning role in 'The Dark Knight', voted the world's favourite film in the hashtag '#fav7films' [YouTube]

Like many hashtags before it, #fav7films is having its moment. Trending on Twitter since the weekend, the challenge is for users to rank their seven favourite films of all time. But while you might not especially care about how much your co-worker loves Goodfellas, it turns out that even celebrities have been unable to resist the siren call of the hashtag, offering some insight into how the rich and famous tackle movie night.

Well... it turns out they’re pretty much just as predictable as the rest of us, with a whole lot of love for Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and some obscure director called Martin Scorsese. Here’s how the stars tweeted:

Over on Mashable, the date science website Fizziology crunched the numbers on all the tweets with the hashtag to see what movies have made a mark on the viewing tastes of Twitter users around the world. Here are the top 15 films according to the #fav7films trend:

  1. The Dark Knight: 5,056
  2. Pulp Fiction: 4,966
  3. The Shawshank Redemption: 4,910
  4. The Empire Strikes Back: 4,772
  5. The Godfather (the entire trilogy): 4,604
  6. Goodfellas: 3,877
  7. Alien (all films): 3,730
  8. Fight Club: 3,574
  9. Harry Potter (all films): 2,757
  10. Jaws: 2,622
  11. Forrest Gump: 2,530
  12. Jurassic Park: 2,356
  13. Blade Runner: 1,862
  14. The Big Lebowski: 1,860
  15. Rocky (all films): 1,807

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