Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written
If you want to be a screenwriter you have to read screenplays. There’s no better place to start than then reading the masters of the craft. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) published this list of the top ten best screenplays ever written and I would have to agree.
My personal favorites on this list are Casablanca, Chinatown and Anne Hall. Click on the links below and start reading. Happy Reading…then get to writing.
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2. THE GODFATHER
Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola.
Written by Robert Towne
4. CITIZEN KANE
Written by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles
5. ALL ABOUT EVE
Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
6. ANNIE HALL
Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
7. SUNSET BLVD.
Written by Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr.
Written by Paddy Chayefsky
9. SOME LIKE IT HOT
Screenplay by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond.
10. THE GODFATHER II
Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo.
BONUS: SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Screenplay by Frank Darabont. I had to add this remarkable screenplay to the list.
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- Christopher Nolan
- Quentin Tarantino
- The Coen Brothers
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- Stanley Kubrick
- Charlie Kaufman
- Wes Anderson
- Shane Black
- William Goldman
- Guillermo del Toro
- Darren Aronofsky
- Michael Mann
- Diablo Cody
- James Cameron
- The Black List
- Max Landis
- Paul Thomas Anderson
- Pixar Screenplay Collection
- Richard Linklater
- John Hughes
- Alexander Payne
- Jason Reitman
- Sofia Coppola
- Cameron Crowe
- Walter Hill
- Kevin Smith
- Daniel Waters
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