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16th Black List screenplay archives, 2020

The Black List 2020 was compiled from the suggestions of over 375 film executives. Each of whom contributed the names of up to ten favorite unproduced scripts from this calendar year.

Of 80 screenplays chosen to be a part of the annual Black List, we have them all. You can can download, read and study at any time. Free. No signup required. Yes, really.

If you’re not familiar with The Black List, and how important it is to the filmmaking community, let me tell you a little bit about it.

WHAT IS THE BLACK LIST

Since 2005, each December, the Black List releases its annual list, a survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays of that year. The annual lists are aggregated using votes from film executives working in the film industry.blklst.com

To learn more about what the List can do for you as a writer, be sure to visit their website: blklst.com. Also, be sure to check out 8FLiX’s main Black List Archive page.

TOP 5 BLACK LIST 2020 SCRIPTS

1. HEADHUNTER
(29 mentions | written by Sophie Dawson)
A high-functioning cannibal selects his victims based on their Instagram popularity, but finds his habits shaken by a man who wants to be eaten.

2. CHANG CAN DUNK
(28 mentions | written by Jingyi Shao)
A young Asian-American teen and basketball fanatic who just wants to dunk and get the girl ends up learning much more about himself, his best friends, and his mother.

3. NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY
(26 mentions | written by Dave Collard)
An adaptation of David Sharp’s book The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation that chronicles the clandestine CIA operation that risked igniting WWIII by recovering a nuclear-armed Soviet Sub, the K-129, that sunk to the bottom of the ocean in 1968.

4. IF YOU WERE THE LAST
(25 mentions | written by Angela Bourassa)
Two astronauts who think they’ve been lost in space forever fall in love, becoming content with their isolated lives, only to suddenly have to return to Earth.

5. TWO FACED
(25 mentions | written by Cat Wilkins)
A high school senior attempts to get her principal fired after observing racist behavior, but she quickly learns he won’t go down without a fight.

LET’S BEGIN YOUR 2020 BLACK LIST SCRIPTS JOURNEY

In the interest of browsing speed, we’ve divided each year’s list into two-parts. Scripts are indexed alphabetically. You’ll see a little more than 35 screenplays per section.

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