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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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The Bulletproof Screenwriting collection of screenplays are organized by screenwriter's & filmmaker's career for easy access.

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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Quentin Tarantino Screenplays (Download)

What can be said about Quentin Tarantino the screenwriter that hasn’t been said before? QT has, easily, one of the most unique and singular voice in the history of cinema. You may love him or hate him but you will remember him. Reading his screenplays is a masterclass in dialog, structure, and rhythm.

When you are done reading take a listen to iTunes #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast. Listen to some sample episodes below.

Also check out: Quentin Tarantino’s Micro-Budget First Feature Film: My Best Friend’s Birthday

NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1990)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

TRUE ROMANCE (1992)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

PULP FICTION (1994)

**Won the Oscar** Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

FOUR ROOMS (1995)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, A. Anders, A. Rockwell – Read the screenplay!

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

JACKIE BROWN (1997)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

KILL BILL VOLUME 1 (2003)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay! 

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KILL BILL VOLUME 2 (2004)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

GRINDHOUSE: DEATH PROOF (2007)

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino – Read the screenplay!

Coen Brothers Screenplays (Download)

The Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) are two of the most unique voices on the cinema’s stage today. Their career has been going strong for over 30 years. When you read a Coen Brothers screenplay you know that your world will be turned upside down.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast, with guest like Oscar Winner Eric Roth, James V. Hart, David Chase, John August, Oliver Stone and more.

(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).


Blood Simple (1984)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Raising Arizona (1987)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Barton Fink (1991)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Fargo (1996)

**Won the Oscar** Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Ladykillers (2004)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Burn After Reading (2008)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

A Serious Man (2009)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

True Grit (2010)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Bridge of Spies (2014)

Screenplay by Matt Charman, Joel, and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Unbroken (2014)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen, Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson-  Read the screenplay!

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Suburbicon (2017)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

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Ridley Scott Film’s Screenplay PDF Collection (Download)

Take a listen to the legendary Ridley Scott 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.

(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).


THE DUELISTS (1977)

Screenplay by Gerald Vaughan-Hughes  – Read the transcript!

ALIEN (1979)

Screenplay by Dan O’Bannen – Read the screenplay!

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples – Read the screenplay!

LEGEND (1985)

Screenplay by William Hjortsberg – Read the screenplay!

BLACK RAIN (1989)

Screenplay by Craig Bolotin and Warren Lewis – Read the screenplay!

THELMA AND LOUISE (1991)

Screenplay by Calle Khouri – Read the screenplay!

1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE (1992)

Screenplay by Rose Bosch – Read the screenplay!

WHITE SQUALL  (1996)

Screenplay by Todd Robinson – Read the screenplay!

G.I. JANE (1997)

Screenplay by David Twohy and Danielle Alexandra – Read the Screenplay!

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GLADIATOR (2001)

Screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson – Read the screenplay!

HANNIBAL (2001)

Screenplay by Steven Zallian – Read the screenplay!

BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001)

Screenplay by Todd Robinson – Read the transcript!

MATCHSTICK MAN (2003)

Screenplay by David Twohy and Danielle Alexandra – Read the Screenplay!

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2005)

Screenplay by William Monahan – Read the screenplay!

A GOOD YEAR (2006)

Screenplay by Marc Klein – Read the screenplay!

AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007)

Screenplay by Steven Zallian – Read the screenplay!

BODY OF LIES (2008)

Screenplay by William Monahan – Read the Screenplay!

PROMETHEUS (2012)

Screenplay by Jon Spahts and Damon Lindelof  – Read the screenplay!

THE COUNSELLOR (2013)

Screenplay by Cormac McCarthy – Read the transcript!

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (2014)

Screenplay by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zallian – Read the transcript!

THE MARTIAN (2015)

Screenplay by William Monahan – Read the Screenplay!

ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)

Screenplay by John Logan, Dante Harper,  – Read the screenplay!

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (2015)

Screenplay by David Scarpa  – Read the Screenplay!

Aaron Sorkin Screenplays (Download)

Aaron Sorkin is a giant in the screenwriting world. You know you are reading a Sorkin script just by how the characters are speaking. His dialog is legendary. He created or perfected the “walk and talk.” Sorkin doesn’t just write screenplays, he has created some of the best-written shows in television history.

Aaron Sorkin also teaches an amazing Screenwriting MasterClass. To learn more about this game-changing course click here.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast, with guest like Oscar Winner Eric Roth, James V. Hart, David Chase, John August, Oliver Stone and more.

(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).


A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the screenplay!

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (1995)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the screenplay!

SPORTS NIGHT (Television) (1998-2000)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin –TV Pilot and Episode

THE WEST WING (Television) (1999-2006)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the TV Pilot!

STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (Television) (2006-2007)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the TV Pilot!

CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR (2007)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the screenplay!

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010)

**Won the Oscar** Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the screenplay!

MONEYBALL (2011)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin –  Read the screenplay!

NEWSROOM (Television) (2012-2014)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the TV Pilot!

STEVE JOBS (2015)

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – Read the screenplay!

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Want to read more screenplays by the best screenwriters working in Hollywod today?

The Bulletproof Screenwriting collection of screenplays are organized by screenwriter's & filmmaker's career for easy access.

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Do you Want to read all the television pilots from the 2016-2021 seasons?

Learn from the best storytellers and television writers working in Hollywood today. Netflix, NBC, Hulu, HBOMax, Amazon, CBS and more.