The 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.

2015 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 Ocean’s 11 Ted Griffin
2 Wedding Crashers Steve Faber & Bob Fisher
3 The Book of Eli Gary Whitta
4 Tropic Thunder Etan Cohen, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux
5 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off John Hughes
6 Margin Call J.C. Chandor
7 Night at the Museum : Escape From The Smithsonian Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
8 The Place Beyond The Pines Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio & Darius Marder
9 Ex Machina Alex Garland
10 Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin
11 Taxi Driver Paul Schrader
12 The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce
13 Snow White and the Huntsman  Evan Daugherty and John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini
14 Pineapple Express Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
15 Fruitvale Station  Ryan Coogler
16 Knight and Day Patrick O’Neill
17 Pawn Sacrifice Steven Knight
18 Minions Brian Lynch
19 The Last Action Hero Zak Penn and Adam Leff Draft
20 The Last Action Hero  Shane Black Draft
21 Foxcatcher E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
22 Platoon Oliver Stone
23 Raising Arizona  Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
24 Straight Outta Compton Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff
25 Youth in Revolt Gustin Nash
26 Draft Day Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman
27 Trumbo John McNamara
28 Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
29 Pitch Perfect Kay Cannon
30 Spring Breakers  Harmony Korine
31 The Fault in Our Stars Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
32 The Martian  Drew Goddard
33 Good Night and Good Luck George Clooney & Grant Heslov
34 Miller’s Crossing Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
35 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois
36 St. Vincent Theodore Melfi
37 The Revenant Mark L Smith
38 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino
39 Bridge of Spies Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
40 The End of The Tour Donald Margulies
41 Beasts of No Nation Cary Joji Fukunaga
42 Hyde Park on Hudson Richard Nelson
43 The Theory of Everything Anthony McCarten
44 The Crazies Scott Kosar
45 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan
46 The Sessions Ben Lewin
47 The Diary of a Teenage Girl Marielle Heller
48 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick
49 The Book of Eli Gary Whitta
50 Room Emma Donoghue
51 Trainwreck Amy Schumer
52 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Lawrence Hauben & Bo Goldman

– BMJ – Read. Watch. Write.


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