Discover Western Scripts

PHOTO: Clint Eastwood as Blondie in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly © MGM/UA

‘Western’ Screenplays

One of the ‘Primary Genres.’

There are 13 ‘Primary Genres’ we’re all familiar with. Here’s one of them, explained.

Westerns tell the tale of a cowboy or gunslinger pursuing an outlaw in the Wild West. The main character often seeks revenge and will face the criminal in a duel or shootout at the end. Westerns are vivid productions set in the American West—such as the desert, mountains, or plains—that can inspire and inform the characters and the action.


Spaghetti westerns, space westerns, and sci-fi westerns are all subgenres within the Western category. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and Django Unchained (2012) are examples of Westerns.

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This collection of scripts include real screenplays, real teleplays, and detailed tv transcripts.

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