The internet's mocking of US presidential candidate Donald Trump has hit a new high - or low - with a Twitter game that makes the mogul a movie reviewer.

In a stinging satire of the Rebublican candidate's pithy Twitter barbs and blow-hard boasts, thousands of clever social media users have been explaining the plots of famous movies just like Trump might.

The Twitter phenomenon comes just as New York City's parks department took its own tongue-in-cheek pot-shot at Trump.

After taking down a naked statue of Trump that some crafty sculptor had created, the department told AFP in an email: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."


The Herald picked its top 20 contributions to the #TrumpExplainsMoviePlots trend.

1. Jaws (1975):

2. 12 Angry Men (1957):

3. Aladdin (1992): This guy, Aladdin - hes making terrible, the worst deals. Believe me folks, I would've got 4, 5, even 12 wishes - @squashmahan

4. Edward Scissorhands (1990): This guy had scissors instead of hands. Huge scissors. A loser though, very sad. My hands are totally normal (@Dean-Nimbly)

5. Titanic (1997): Immigrants drive the biggest boat, huge, they drive it into an iceberg, killing true Americans. True story! Sad. - @dritchie

6. The Lion King (1993): Scar - strong leader, respected. Jungle going great. Now? A mess! - @bjnovak

7. Finding Nemo (2003):

8. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977): A long time ago in a galaxy-and I do business in galaxies, folks. And I know the Empire! They buy my apartments! - @Haroldltz

9. Godzilla (1954): Big lizard, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, destroys Tokyo because it doesn't have a wall. - @joesentme

10. 12 Years a Slave (2013):

11. E.T (1982): He was an illegal alien, and we sent him home! End of story! - @Dreamweasel

12. The Lord of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003):

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): Absolutely terrible. Oompa Loompas are taking jobs away from hard working AMERICANS. Shame on Crooked Mr Wonka! - @pattysull

14. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005): These women travel with these pants. A sisterhood, whatever that is. I have many pants! Just get more pants ladies! - @Home-Halfway

15. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003):

16. Harry Potter series (2001-2011): Voldemort, great guy. Ridding the magic world of immigrants. Crooked Harry can't be trusted - @ItsNotMegMegan

17. The Great Escape (1963): Steve McQueen plays a loser. I like people who WEREN'T captured - @SturgeonQueens

18. Citizen Kane (1941): Publisher of a failing newspaper misses his sled! I have the greatest sleds, sleighs, and toboggans. - @scottEweinberg

19. Back to the Future (1985):

20. Fight Club (1999): I really shouldn't talk about. I shouldn't. I CAN'T. But really folks, I can't. Ok? Ok. It's a fight club. - @mikematola