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‘Mystery’ Screenplays

One of the ‘Primary Genres.’

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

Mystery films are all about the puzzle and often feature a detective or amateur sleuth trying to solve it. Mystery films are full of suspense, and the protagonist searches for clues or evidence throughout the movie, piecing together events and interviewing suspects to solve the central question. Hardboiled noirs and police procedurals are two subcategories that often fall under the mystery genre.


Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Knives Out (2019) are examples.

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

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