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.

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2. ALIEN
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.

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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.

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4. INCEPTION     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Christopher Nolan

5. MINORITY REPORT     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Scott Frank

6. TWELVE MONKEYS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by David Peoples, Janet Peoples

7. 2001: A SPACE ODESSEY     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick

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