Screenplays you should read!

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Note: Screenplay drafts will be from various sources and various stages of development and will not necessarily represent the shooting draft of the script.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

William Goldman

The Sting (1972)

David S. Ward

Jaws (1975)

Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley (original novel by Peter Benchley)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan: Story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman)

Die Hard (1988)

Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza; Original novel by Roderick Thorpe

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Frank Darabont; Original short story by Stephen King


Andrew Kevin Walker

Fargo (1996)

Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Boogie Nights (1997)

Paul Thomas Anderson

There's Something About Mary (1997)

Ed Decter & John Strauss, and Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly

The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. Night Shyamalan

Election (1999)

Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

School of Rock (2003)

Mike White

The 40 year old Virgin (2003)

Judd Apatow & Steve Carell

Whiplash (2014)

Damien Chazelle

Spotlight (2015)

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Get Out (2017)

Jordan Peele

Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson