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Screenplays: FREE Download 2020 Oscar Contenders (Joker, Knives Out) UPDATED + Over 500 More Film Scripts

Screenplays: Download Oscar Winners and More (Running List)

UPDATED DEC 2019: If you want to be a screenwriter you need to read a lot of screenplays. And if you are going to read film scripts might as well read some of this year’s best. Below is an active running list of 2020 Oscar Contending Screenplays. I’ll be adding new screenplays as they become available so check back often.

PLEASE NOTE: These screenplays are FREE and LEGAL to download for educational purposes. The studios will only keep them online throughout the awards season so the clock is ticking. Enjoy. 


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2020 Oscar Contending Screenplays

2019 Oscar Contending Screenplays

Netflix has removed its scripts, though some of the links work. I will keep you updated…



2018 Oscar Contending Screenplays


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2017 Oscar Contending Screenplays



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Screenwriter’s Screenplay Collections

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I also decided to include a bonus area where you can download some of the best screenplays of the last few years. Over 175 screenplays in all. Happy reading!


Best of 2016 Screenplays



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Best of 2014 Screenplays


Best of 2013 Screenplays


BONUS: Oscar Nominated and Winning Screenplays


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34 Comments

  1. Book reviews by MGLs on October 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    This is awesome! Thank you so much!

  2. Tassos Rigopoulos on November 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Thank you! This is fantastic!

  3. Eurotrash on November 16, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Thanks! Enjoying your podcasts, too.

  4. debba on November 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

    The link to Nocturnal Animals is broken, FYI.

    • Alex Ferrari on January 19, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Updated. Thx

      • debba on January 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        Thank you, Alex. Now, more work for you: “Manchester by the Sea” is a broken link. TIA 🙂

        • Alex Ferrari on January 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          Fixed =)

          • debba on January 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm

            You rock! 😀



  5. Ashley Harper on December 30, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Can you get La La Land?

    • Alex Ferrari on January 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Ask and you may receive…Updated!!

  6. Mangesh Gaikwad on January 5, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    That you soon very much✌✌😍

  7. Mangesh Gaikwad on January 5, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you very much ✌✌😍…
    Can you get…
    La La Land
    Manchester by the Sea
    Elle
    Neruda
    Casablanca

    • Alex Ferrari on January 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Ask and you may receive…Updated!

      • Abhijit Agarwal on August 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

        pls upload neruda

    • Alex Ferrari on January 19, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Most of those titles are updated now.

  8. Bry Troyer on January 19, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Wow. A treasure chest of scripts and information. Thank you!

  9. Hajali on February 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    can you get the salesman by asghar farhadi?

  10. Ally Woods on February 8, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Any way you could get the JK Simmons movie, I’m Not Here OR the script for We Have Always Lived in the Castle?

  11. Oscar Predictions 2017 | mangeshg1's Blog on February 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

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  12. Cheryl Warner on February 23, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Thank you for this great info it will be my inspiration,

  13. Luke Cai on February 23, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Thank you so much for this gold mine! Keep it up!

  14. x Rambeur on February 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Can you get Wiplash ?

    • IndieFilmHustle on February 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Ask and you may receive…Updated in 2016 list.

      • x Rambeur on February 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

        Thanks bro, you’re the best

  15. hunter on March 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

    can you fix 20th Century Women. I can’t find it anywhere! ??

    • IndieFilmHustle on March 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      A24 pulled it of line. Sorry. Many of these are limited time so grab them ASAP.

      • hunter on March 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

        dang! thanks anyway

      • Big Penny on March 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        If you have a great story, and can turn it into a good screenplay but the story has no commercial prospects because there is no love interest, hero, SFX, or sympathetic character; should I write it anyway?

  16. Antony Raj on September 22, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Superb.

  17. Abhijit Agarwal on September 24, 2017 at 2:46 am

    could you please upload the script of NERUDA

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