TOP SCREENPLAY LISTS BY GENRE
TOP 10 SCI-FI SCREENPLAYS
1. STAR WARS
Screenplay by George Lucas
Directed by George Lucas
It's obvious that Star Wars would top this list. But it's so obvious that it's also unavoidable. Everyone has seen the movie, but have you read the screenplay? If you haven't, we're not here to give you any excuses. The script was nominated for Best Original Screenplay but lost to Annie Hall.
Screenplay by Dan O'Bannan
Directed by Ridley Scott
ALIEN is the quintessential sci-fi horror film. The simplicity of the premise goes a long way in terms of delivering on suspense and sci-fi world immersion. The screenplay by Dan O'Bannan won the Saturn Award for Best Writing.
3. THE MATRIX
Screenplay by The Wachowskis
Directed by The Wachowskis
THE MATRIX reinvigorated the sci-fi genre in the early 2000s. The script for the film continues to serve as a reference by screenwriting gurus for the perfect screenplay structure. Aside from STAR WARS, there are few screenplays that have had this guru-approved honor.
5. MINORITY REPORT Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Scott Frank
6. TWELVE MONKEYS Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by David Peoples, Janet Peoples
8. TERMINATOR Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by James Cameron
9. BRAZIL Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Terry Gilliam
10. BLADE RUNNER Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Hampton Facher, David Peoples