The "Black List: 2014" screenplays & scripts are now available here!
The 10th edition of "The Black List" features 70 screenplays. Here are the first 38, indexed alphabetically, from A to M.
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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2014" screenplays. We have 70 of the 70 selected scripts from the 10th edition.
Four Your Consideration, we have the first 38 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from A through M, for quick access. From Zander Lehmann's "A Beautiful Game", to Marc Meyers's "My Friend Dahmer", and everything in between.
If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2014" scripts were chosen by more than 250 film-industry executives.
What is "The Black List" you ask? To find out how it all works, scroll down a little bit.
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Unsure about exactly what is "The Black List"? Read on.
Consider the name ironic. This isn't a list of scripts written by those who are unwelcome in the industry. Rather, "The Black List" is a compilation of "most liked" unproduced screenplays from a certain year. Screenwriters, young and old, repped or voiceless, submit their works for consideration.
Annually, since 2005, film industry executives read hundreds of screenplays and choose which ones are their favorite. Referred to as a "mention", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2014".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "Crazy, Stupid, Love", and "Source Code."
A Beautiful Game
Written by: Zander Lehmann
A high school soccer star’s personal life becomes complicated leading up to his championship game as he develops a relationship with his soccer coach.
A Garden at the End of the World
Written by: Gary Graham
In a post-apocalyptic world, a recluse, trying to recreate trees to produce new life, takes in a young girl who is on the run from some bad men, including her father.
Written by: Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Mentions: 24 (8th overall in 2014)
In near future London, a revolutionary technology has been invented that can record sounds hours after they were made. Detective Harry Orwell, inventor of this technology, is part of a pilot program where investigators record and analyze past sound waves and finds himself the prime suspect while investigating a string of brutal murders.
Written by: Evan Mirzi | Shea Mirzai
After they unwittingly get their daughters disqualified from the child beauty circuit, two warring stage-mothers are forced to go head to head in an adult beauty pageant.
Written by: Jeff Lock
The manager of a fast food chain in Muncie, Indiana gets in over his head with some bookies.
Written by: F. Scott Frazier
As the Berlin Wall is being constructed at the height of the Cold War, a veteran CIA agent searches for a Soviet mole who has already killed several fellow agents, including a young agent he’s mentored.
Written by: Jared Cowie
As Britain struggles through the darkest hours of World War II, a naval officer, raw from the loss of his ship during the evacuation of Dunkirk, is thrust into the thick of the hunt for the Nazi super-battleship, Bismarck. Based on a true story.
Written by: Jonathan Stewart | Jake Crane
On the eve of a US-Soviet disarmament treaty, a British scientist and a NATO medical investigator discover a secret Soviet plot to unleash a terrifying biological weapon.
Written by: Hernany Perla
Years after being fully paralyzed during an infamous bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. His only form of communicating with the outside world - and outsmarting his captors – is his ability to blink.
Written by: Chuck MacLean
In the 1960s, a determined detective puts his life and career on the line to solve the case of the Boston Strangler.
Written by: Randall Green
When a young boy finds out that the cartoon character he’s in love with is based on a real girl, he drags his single father on a road trip to track her down.
Written by: Kieran Fitzgerald
Mentions: 25 (7th overall in 2014)
Based on the documentary style film 'The Day Britain Stopped' directed by Gabriel Range, an oil tanker collides with an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a chain of tragic disastrous events.
Catherine the Great
Written by: Kristina Lauren Anderson
Mentions: 51 (1st overall in 2014)
Sophia Augusta takes control of her life, her marriage, and her kingdom becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch: Catherine the Great.
Written by: Kimberly Barrante
When a missing astronaut crash lands forty years after he launched having not aged a day, his elderly twin brother helps him escape the NASA scientists hunting him. As the government closes in, neither brother is who they claim to be.
Written by: Scott Wascha
A genre bending action comedy about a pill popping thug who begins to develop superpowers.
Written by: Chris MacBride
Mentions: 18 (11th overall in 2014)
A CIA drone coordinator battles his own psychological health while trying to decipher whether his wife has been replaced.
Written by: Greg Sullivan
A deaf computer genius’ world is thrown into turmoil when he meets a troubled coffee shop waitress whose voice turns out to be the only thing he can miraculously hear.
Everybody Wants Everything
Written by: Abraham Higginbotham
As his life reaches its neurosis-inducing midpoint, a married man asks himself an eternal question with no real answer -- 'Am I living the life I want to be living, or do I need to start over before its too late?' Torn between two lives, he’s forced to do the one thing he doesn’t want to do — make a choice.
Written by: Max Hurwitz
How Mike Wallace helped to create 60 Minutes and how years later, he confronted and dealt with his own depression.
I Am Ryan Reynolds
Written by: Billy Goulston
An inside look at the marriage, career, and mental state of 2010’s Sexiest Man Alive.
In Real Time
Written by: Chai Hecht
A young man convinced that his mentally unstable sister needs to relive her high school prom from ten years prior to overcome her depression goes to great lengths to recreate that event.
In This, My Darkest Hour
Written by: Bryan McMullin
A man rises to power during the California gold rush, tearing his family apart.
Written by: Dave Callaham
After a group of bumbling teachers win a large amount of money, their greed and incompetence put them on a hilarious path toward death and destruction.
Written by: Eric Koenig
A prison psychologist has 48 hours to convince a serial killer to tell her the location of her final victim before she is executed.
Mena (n.k.a. American Made) (2017)
Written by: Gary Spinelli
Mentions: 18 (12th overall in 2014)
In the late 1970s to mid 1980s, Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States, one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.
Written by: Andrew Bozalis, Derek Mether
When a disgraced former soldier finds success by working for a private security company, the illegal tactics the company employs challenges his worldview.
Written by: David Weil
The investigation of a murder on a moon colony.