TOP SCREENPLAY LISTS BY GENRE
TOP 10 COMEDY SCREENPLAYS
The outrageous black comedy that shows off the vision of Kubrick and the literary genius of Terry Southern. The script might have been a simple cold war drama, but thank god: "My idea of doing it as a nightmare comedy came in the early weeks of working on the screenplay." - Kubrick
2. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Screenplay by Monty Python
Directed by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Sketch comedy at its best. British humor is always distinctly literary, even at it's most crass or absurd. This is Monty Python's first proper full movie script, and it's an absolute gem of screenplay humor.
3. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
Screenplay by Jared and Jerusha Hess
Directed by Jared Hess
A rare instance where the screenplay is easily funnier than the movie. And that's saying something, since NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is one of the funniest, best-executed comedy movies ever. Extra points for the originality of the dialogue and the memorable characters.
4. THE BIG LEBOWSKI Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
5. THIS IS SPINAL TAP Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry shearer
6. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Nora Ephron
7. THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Judd Apatow, Steve Carell
8. ANCHORMAN Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
9. GHOSTBUSTERS Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
10. HOT FUZZ Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg