TOP SCREENPLAY LISTS BY GENRE
TOP 10 CRIME SCREENPLAYS
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.
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.
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.
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