The 52 Script Challenge (2015 edition)

It’s 2015, which means it’s time for a new 52 Script Challenge!

Reading scripts is THE best way to improve your own writing and this list gives you one produced script a week – across various time-periods, and across all genres – to download, read, and learn from.

If you’re looking for more, you can take a look at the scripts featured in previous 52 Script Challenges here:

2013 scripts can be found here.

2014 scripts can be found here.

Make sure to keep writing as you work your way through these scripts and, when you’re ready, remember that ReadWatchWrite also offers script notes services!

As always, these scripts that are for educational purposes only. Enjoy!

52 Weeks – 52 Scripts
Week Title Written By
1 American Hustle Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
2 Barton Fink Joel and Ethan Coen
3 Lincoln Tony Kushner
4 The Kids Are All Right  Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
5 Zodiac Jamie Vanderbilt
6 The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
7 Mud Jeff Nichols
8 Into the Woods James Lapine
9 The American  Rowan Joffe
10 Gravity Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron & Rodrigo Garcia
11 Nebraska  Robert W. Nelson
12 Scott Pilgrim vs The World  Michael Bacall
13 An Officer and a Gentleman  Douglas Day Stewart
14 Gone Girl  Gillian Flynn
15 Armageddon  Robert Roy Pool
16 Frozen  Jennifer Lee
17 Locke Steven Knight
18 No Country for Old Men  Joel & Ethan Coen
19 Prisoners Aaron Guzikowski
20 Romancing the Stone  Diane Thomas
21 True Grit Joel & Ethan Coen
22 The Maltese Flacon John Huston
23 Birdman  Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone and Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.and Armando Bo
24 Hudson Hawk Steven E. de Souza
25 Born on the 4th of July Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic
26 Philomena  Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
27 The Other Guys Chris Henchy and Adam McKay
28 Brick  Rian Johnson
29 12 Years a Slave John Ridley
30 Amour  Michael Haneke
31 Bad Boys Doug Richardson
32 Legally Blonde  Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith
33 Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy
34 Once Upon a Time in America  David Mills
35 Slumdog Millionaire  Simon Beaufoy
36 The Thing  Bill Lancaster
37 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
38 Jade Joe Eszterhas
39 Buried Chris Sparling
40 Her  Spike Jonze
41 Crazy Heart Scott Cooper
42 Singin’ in the Rain Adolph Green
43 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Steven Zaillian
44 The Usual Suspects Christopher McQuarrie
45 Before Midnight Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke and
Julie Delpy
46 The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
47 Zero Dark Thirty  Mark Boal
48 Juno  Diablo Cody
49 Courage Under Fire Patrick Sheane Duncan
50 The Way Way Back Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
51 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach
52 The King of Comedy Paul D. Zimmerman

– BMJ – Read. Watch. Write.


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