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6 of WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays Written by Women

6 of WGA's 101 Greatest Screenplays Written by Women

Another list and with that another sad feeling about women
being underrepresented in film. This time around it’s the Writers Guild of
America’s 101 Greatest Screenplays. The list has many screenplays with the
original source material written by women; however, it does not have that many
screenplays written by women.

Only 6 out of the 101 screenplays chosen were written by
women, none of those cracked the top ten and only one the top twenty–It’s A Wonderful Life co-written by
Frances Goodrich.

What do you think are some of the greatest screenplays
written by women? Let us know in the comments.

Below you can find the screenplays written by women from the
WGA list with their ranking number.

20.  IT’S A
WONDERFUL LIFE: Screenplay by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett & Frank
Capra. Based on short story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren
Stern. Contributions to screenplay Michael Wilson and Jo Swerling

25.  THE WIZARD
OF OZ: Screenplay by Noel Langley and Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf
Adaptation by Noel Langley. Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum

40.  WHEN HARRY
MET SALLY: Written by Nora Ephron

65.  SINGIN’ IN
THE RAIN: Screen Story and Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Based
on the song by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown

67.  E.T. THE
EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL: Written by Melissa Mathison

72.  THELMA
& LOUISE: Written by Callie Khouri

101 Greatest Screenplays (Writers Guild of America)

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