TOP 10 SCREENPLAYS BY WILLIAM GOLDMAN

William Goldman Screenwriter
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
Screenplay by William Goldman
Directed by George Roy Hill

Often listed as a "must read" for screenwriters, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID holds up to its reputation. With exceptional writing by William Goldman, the script features memorable characters, raw humor, and real tension on every page. The script won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1969.

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The Princess Bride Screenplay

2. THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)
Screenplay by William Goldman
Directed by Rob Reiner

Based on Goldman's 1973 novel, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is one of the funniest scripts out there. The script is especially notable for its dialogue, much of which has become timeless movie quotes.

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All the President's Men Screenplay by Goldman

3. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976)
Screenplay by William Goldman
Directed by Alan J. Pakula

A classic political thriller about the Watergate scandal, the script for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN is an exceptional example of nonfiction book adaptation. The script won the 1976 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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4. MARATHON MAN (1976)   Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman

5. ABSOLUTE POWER (1996)    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman

6. MISERY (1990)     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman (based on the novel by Stephen King)

7. THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS (1982)    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman

8. MAVERICK (1994)     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman (based on the novel by Stephen King)

9. DREAMCATCHER (2003)     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman (based on the novel by Stephen King)

10. MAGIC (1978)    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by William Goldman