Screenplays: FREE Download 2021-2022 Oscar Contenders UPDATED

UPDATED January 2022: 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 2021-2022 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. 

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast, with guests like Oscar Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.

2021-2022 Oscar Contending Screenplays


2020-2021 Oscar Contending Screenplays

The Father – (Sony Classics) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Original Screenplay)
Promising Young Woman – (Focus Features) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Adapted Screenplay)

2020-2021 Oscar Contending Screenplays

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2020 Oscar-Winning Screenplays

Parasite – (NEON) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Original Screenplay)
Jo Jo Rabbit – (Fox Searchlight) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Adapted Screenplay)

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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Screenwriter’s Screenplay Collections

We started a new weekly series where we highlight a screenwriter and post a collection of most if not all of their work in one online resource. Sign up for our weekly newsletter above to get weekly updates sent to your inbox. Here are a few recent screenwriter collections:

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

Best of 2015 Screenplays

Best of 2014 Screenplays

Best of 2013 Screenplays


BONUS: Oscar Nominated and Winning Screenplays

Christopher Nolan Screenplays (Download)

Christopher Nolan is one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation. Being a writer/director really sets him apart from his contemporaries. His screenplays are a master class in the craft. We decided to put together an easy resource for screenwriters and filmmakers to be able to download Christopher Nolan Screenplays and study his unique storytelling methods.

Also check out: Christopher Nolan’s Micro-Budget First Films: Doodlebug & The Following

Before you start reading take a listen to the man himself break down Memento, the feature film that launched his illustrious career.

TENET (2020)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

DUNKIRK (2017)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

INTERSTELLAR (2014)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

Screenplay by Johnathan Nolan (2008 Version) – Read the screenplay!

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan – Read the screenplay!

INCEPTION (2010)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan – Read the screenplay!

THE PRESTIGE (2006)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan – Read the screenplay!

BATMAN BEGINS (2005)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer – Read the screenplay!

MEMENTO (2000)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

FOLLOWING (1998)

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

THE KEYS OF THE STREET (1997)

(Unproduced) Screenplay by Christopher Nolan – Read the screenplay!

 

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Steven Spielberg Film’s Screenplay Collection (Download PDF)

Take a listen to the legendary Steven Spielberg as he discusses his screenwriting and filmmaking process. The screenplays below are the only ones that are available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

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(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).

DUEL (1971)

Screenplay by Richard Matheson – Read the screenplay!

THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974)

Screenplay by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins  – Read the transcript!

JAWS (1975)

Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb – Read the screenplay!

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

Screenplay by Steven Spielberg – Read the screenplay!

1941 (1979)

Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale – Read the transcript!

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan – Read the screenplay!

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

Screenplay by Melissa Mathison – Read the screenplay!

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)

Screenplay by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz  – Read the screenplay!

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987)

Screenplay by Tom Stoppard – Read the screenplay!

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)

Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam – Read the screenplay!

HOOK (1991)

Screenplay by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo – Read the screenplay!

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JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Screenplay by Michael Crichton- Read the screenplay!

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Screenplay by Steven Zallian – Read the screenplay!

THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997)

Screenplay by David Koepp  – Read the screenplay!

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

Screenplay by Robert Rodat – Read the screenplay!

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001)

Screenplay by Steven Spielberg – Read the screenplay

MINORITY REPORT (2002)

Screenplay by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen – Read the screenplay!

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)

Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson – Read the screenplay!

THE TERMINAL (2004)

Screenplay by Andrew Niccol – Read the screenplay!

WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)

Screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp – Read the screenplay!

MUNICH (2005)

Screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth – Read the screenplay!

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)

Screenplay by David Koepp – Read the screenplay!

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011)

Screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish – Read the screenplay

WAR HORSE (2011)

Screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis – Read the screenplay!

LINCOLN (2012)

Screenplay by Tony Kushner – Read the screenplay!

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)

Screenplay by Matt Chapman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen  – Read the screenplay!

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

Screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline – Read the screenplay!