Last year IndieWire shared free scripts available to download from 2016 Oscar Contenders such as “Carol,” “Spotlight,” and “Room,” among others. Now, we have a new list full of screenplays that you can skim over, read how the writer envisioned the film, and then go see how the director interpreted it on the big screen. These scripts are also great for aspiring writers to get ideas for their own stories, as well as see how a Hollywood film screenplay really looks like.
Among the screenplays included in this year’s list include “Captain Fantastic” written by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen, “The Girl on the Train” penned by Erin Cressida Wilson” and “Hail, Caesar!” written by Joel and Ethan Coen.
We’ll continue to update this list throughout awards season, so keep checking back for more free scripts. Click on the links to view and download. And please remember: These scripts are for educational purposes only.
“Anthropoid,” screenplay by Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin (courtesy of Bleecker Street)
“Bridget Jones’s Baby,” written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, and Emma Thompson (courtesy of Bleecker Street)
“Captain Fantastic,” screenplay by Matt Ross (courtesy of Bleecker Street)
“Denial,” written by David Hare (courtesy of Bleecker Street)
“Eye in the Sky,” screenplay by Guy Hibbert (courtesy of Bleecker Street)
“The Girl on the Train,” written by Erin Cressida Wilson (courtesy of Universal Pictures)
“Hail, Caesar!,” screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen (courtesy of Universal Pictures)
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” written by Nia Vardalos (courtesy of Universal Pictures)
“The Secret Life of Pets,” screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, and Brian Lynch (courtesy of Universal Pictures)
“Zootopia,” screenplay by Bush and Phil Johnson (courtesy of Walt Disney)
“Love & Friendship,” screenplay by Whit Stillman (courtesy of Amazon Studios)
“Jackie,” screenplay by Noah Oppenheim (courtesy of Fox Searchlight)
“The Birth Of A Nation,” screenplay by Nate Parker, story by Nate Parker & Jean Celestin (courtesy of Fox Searchlight)
“Nocturnal Animals,” screenplay by Tom Ford (courtesy of Focus Features)
“A Monster Calls,” screenplay by Patrick Hess (courtesy of Focus Features)
“Elle,” screenplay by David Birke (courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
“Julieta,” screenplay by Pedro Almodovar (courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
“Manchester By The Sea,” screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan (courtesy of Amazon)
“Kubo and the Two Strings,” screenplay by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (courtesy of Focus Features)
“Loving,” screenplay by Jeff Nichols (courtesy of Focus Features)