The 52 Script Challenge (2014 edition)

To kick off 2014, I’m launching another 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.

Additionally, if you missed out on the scripts from the 2013 52 Script Challenge, you can find those scripts here.

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

52 Weeks – 52 Scripts
Week Title Written By
1 Clue Jonathan Lynn
2 Casablanca Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch
3 Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
4 Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino
5 The Ides of March George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon
6 Life of Pi David Magee
7 The Breakfast Club John Hughes
8 Donnie Darko Richard Kelly
9 Moneyball Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
10 Argo Chris Terrio
11 Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Jeffrey Boam
12 It’s a Wonderful Life Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
13 Being John Malkovich Charlie Kaufman
14 Saving Mr. Banks Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith
15 The Godfather Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola
16 Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson
17 Thief Michael Mann
18 The Road Joe Penhall
19 A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick
20 Source Code Ben Ripley
21 American History X David McKenna
22 Bridesmaids Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
23 Toy Story Joss Wedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, and Alec Sokolow
24 Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy
25 The Wolf of Wall Street Terence Winter
26 Network Paddy Chayefsky
27 Midnight Express Oliver Stone
28 The Birds Evan Hunter
29 Dallas Buyers Club Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
30 Minority Report Scott Frank
31 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
32 The 40 Year Old Virgin Judd Apatow and Steve Carell
33 Tin Men Barry Levinson
34 The Big Lebowski Ethan & Joel Coen
35 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
36 Atonement Christopher Hampton
37 Inside Man Russel Gewirtz
38 Dr. Strangelove Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, and Peter George
39 Breakdown Jonathan Mostow
40 Looper Rian Johnson
41 Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl
42 MacGruber Will Forte, John Solomon, and Jorma Taccone
43 The Goonies Chris Columbus
44 Mean Girls Tina Fey
45 (500) Days of Summer Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
46 Up Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
47 All is Lost J.C. Chandor
48 Despicable Me 2 Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
49 The Karate Kid Robert Mark Kamen
50 The Dark Knight Jonathan and Christopher Nolan
51 Wreck It Ralph Phil Jonhston and Jennifer Lee
52 Rocky Sylvester Stallone

– BMJ – Read. Watch. Write.


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