TOP SCREENPLAY LISTS BY GENRE



TOP 10 CRIME SCREENPLAYS

The Godfather Movie
The Godfather Movie Screenplay

1. THE GODFATHER
Screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

The script for THE GODFATHER approximates poetry while setting a high standard for all future gangster films. Accolades for the script include winning the Golden Globe for Best Original Screenplay.

Read the screenplay!

 

Pulp Fiction Movie Screenplay

2. PULP FICTION
Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Famous for its nonlinear storyline and memorable dialogue, the script for PULP FICTION inspired a new generation of independent filmmakers. In addition to its success with independents, the screenplay won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1994.

Read the screenplay!

 

The Usual Suspects Movie Screenplay

3. THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie
Directed by Bryan Singer

Winner of the 1995 Oscar and BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, THE USUAL SUSPECTS features a range of strong characters and a challenging plot that holds together amazingly well. What began as "a good title for a film" for Bryan Singer became one of the most memorable heist films ever made.

Read the screenplay!

4. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick

5. FARGO     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

6. AMERICAN HUSTLE     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by David O. Russel and Eric Warren Singer

7. GOODFELLAS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese

8. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Ted Tally

9. CHINATOWN     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by the Robert Towne

10. SNATCH     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Guy Ritchie