Plus a link to download nearly 200 movie scripts from last 6 years.
For movie lovers and especially those interested in screenwriting, this is a great time of year as Hollywood studios and production companies have their annual ritual of making the year's movie scripts available to the public. As I update them here and add them to the site's script archive, what this means is unlike other sites, all scripts here are both free and legal.
Current total of 2016 scripts for download: 44.
For background on how Go Into The Story helped secure the public release of The Invitation script, go here.
20th Century Women (A24)
A Monster Calls (Focus Features)
Anthropoid (Bleecker Street)
Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight)
Bridget Jones's Baby (Universal)
Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street)
The Comedian (Sony Classics)
Denial (Bleecker Street)
Elle (Sony Classics)
Equity (Sony Classics)
Eye in the Sky (Bleecker Street)
The Founder (TWC)
The Girl on the Train (Universal)
Hail, Caesar! (Universal)
Hell or High Water (CBS Films)
The Hollars (Sony Classics)
I Saw the Light (Sony Classics)
The Invitation (Drafthouse)
Jackie (Fox Searchlight)
Julieta (Sony Classics)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus Features)
Land of Mine (Sony Classics)
Love & Friendship (Amazon)
Loving (Focus Features)
Maggie's Plan (Sony Classics)
Manchester by the Sea (Amazon)
The Meddler (Sony Classics)
Miles Ahead (Sony Classics)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Universal)
Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features)
The Red Turtle (Sony Classics)
The Secret Life of Pets (Universal)
Sing Street (TWC)
Sully (Warner Bros.)
Toni Erdmann (Sony Classics)
Victor Frankenstein (David Entertainment)
Zootopia (Walt Disney)
As the scripts become available, we add them to our Movie Script Download archive which is now approaching 200 screenplays from movies released during the last 6 years.
There are probably 5–10 more 2016 movie scripts to be made public in January including La La Land which I have confirmed with one of the movie's producers.
Many thanks to Sarah Grimes, Alecia Hodges, and Paul Huffman who are doing us all a solid by tracking the studio and production company sites for new script releases.
Reading movie screenplays is absolutely critical to your development as a screenwriter. Along with watching movies and writing pages, it is a fundamental practice you should put into place. Make it a goal to read at least one movie script per week.
Where can you go to get access to many of the top movie scripts from 2016? Right here at Go Into The Story! And to learn when they first come online, follow me on Twitter: @GoIntoTheStory.
Reminder: These scripts are for educational purposes only.
Update: 2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 44 Total! was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.