17th Black List screenplay archives 2021

The Black List 2021 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 73 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.

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 2021 SCRIPTS

1. CAULIFLOWER
(32 mentions | written by Daniel Jackson)
Under the cruel guidance of a mysterious coach, an ambitious high school wrestler struggles to become a state champion while battling a bizarre infection in his ear that both makes him dominant in his sport and threatens his sanity.

2. SEE HOW THEY RUN
(30 mentions | written by Lily Hollander)
A blind mother moves into a remote farmhouse with her young daughter, but the mystery of the home’s previous inhabitants intrudes upon her attempts to repair their relationship.

3. DIVORCE PARTY
(25 mentions | written by Rebecca Webb)
Patricia Ford feels pretty good about trading her South Boston roots for a "perfect" life on New York’s Upper East Side, until everything falls to shit and her raucous girlfriends throw her a Divorce Party at the home she’s about to lose. As the night goes from wild to totally insane, Patricia takes back control of her life.

4. KILLER INSTINCT
(23 mentions | written by Lillian Yu)
After a Hollywood assistant is publicly fired for admitting while on a conference call that he’d love to kill his boss, he finds his boss dead in the office the next morning and goes on the lam to figure out the real culprit, all while being hunted by his boss’s assassin.

5. THE VILLAIN
(21 mentions | written by Andrew Ferguson)
The completely outrageous and completely true story of "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli — from his meteoric rise as wunderkind hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical executive to his devastating fall involving crime, corruption and the Wu-Tang Clan — which exposed the rotten core of the American healthcare system.

LET'S BEGIN YOUR BLACK LIST 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 30 screenplays per section.

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