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Rocky, The Sixth Sense, Invincible and 8 more Philly movies told through emoji

The language of film is nuanced; Masters like Fellini and Orson Wells invented a grammar, a tone, a set of rules later updated by people with names like Scorsese, Coppola and Spielberg. But we live in the era of emoji.

The language of film is nuanced; Masters like Fellini and Orson Wells invented a grammar, a tone, a set of rules later updated by people with names like Scorsese, Coppola and Spielberg.

But we live in the era of emoji. So let’s simplify. What if we took some of the most famous movies about Philly, and translated them into emoji? (Spoiler alert: If you can understand emoji speak, this may give away a few endings for you.)

Without further ado, the Billy Penn Philly Movie Emoji Translator:

Rocky

Rocky

Rocky

The IMDb summary: Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

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Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

The IMDb summary: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Mannequin

Mannequin

Mannequin

The IMDb summary: A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

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The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

The IMDb summary: A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

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Invincible

Invincible

Invincible

The IMDb summary: Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

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Trading Places

Trading Places

Trading Places

The IMDb summary: A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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Philadelphia

Tom Hanks in Philadelphia

Tom Hanks in Philadelphia

The IMDb summary: When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

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12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

The IMDb summary: Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.

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Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

The IMDb summary: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

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In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

The IMDb summary: Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose’s boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

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Shooter

Shooter

Shooter

The IMDb summary: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.

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