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TOP 10 ACTION/ADVENTURE SCREENPLAYS

1. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan
Story by George Lucas

Epic story worthy of all its acclaim, beginning with the stellar screenplay. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is an especially fun read that not only hits every action movie staple, but does so in stye.

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2. GOLDFINGER
Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza
Based on Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp

This is the James Bond film script to read. Want to see how to write an action sequence? Want to take notes on top shelf British dialogue ready to seduce the girl at every turn? Start here.

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3. DIE HARD
Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza
Based on Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp

The quintessential lone-hero-in-an-isolated-setting film. DIE HARD is important in the action film genre for inspiring a slew of similarly-structured stories, including: CLIFF HANGER, SPEED, UNDER SIEGE, and many more.

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4. GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg

5. FIGHT CLUB     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Jim Uhls

6. THE FRENCH CONNECTION     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Roald Dahl

7. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by David Koepp, Steven Zailian

8. BATMAN BEGINS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by David Goyer

9. THE MATRIX     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by the Wachowski Brothers

10. JAWS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb