The Black List: 2016 Screenplays • Part 3

The Black List 2016 screenplays part 3.

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The 12th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 12, indexed alphabetically, from G to I.

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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2016" screenplays. We have all 73 of the 73 selected scripts from the 12th edition.

So, Four Your Consideration, we have the next 12 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from G through I, for quick access. From Lucas Carter's "The Gun Show," to Dan Gilroy's "Inner City," and everything in between.

If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2016" 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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Discover more about the "Black List: 2016" scripts

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: 2016".

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "The Changeling," and "Beast."


The Gun Show

Written by: Lucas Carter

Mentions: 7

A famous top cop wakes up twenty years after a shootout and is reinstated to solve the case that killed his old partner. Only problem: he’s a bull in a China shop, and 2016 is a very different time than the 1990s world he’s used to. To teach him the ropes, he’s paired with his old partner’s son, a risk averse traffic cop.

Hala (2019)

Written by: Minhal Baig

Mentions: 19 (12th overall in 2016)

When a teenaged Muslim-American girl, struggling with identity issues already, discovers her father is having an affair with a colleague, she responds by seducing her English teacher, ultimately leading to her parents’ divorce.

Hart You

Written by: Zoe McCarthy

Mentions: 12

Estranged siblings pose as a married couple in the Amalfi Coast to win a cash prize.

Hotel Artemis (2018)

Written by: Drew Pearce

Mentions: 6

In riot-torn, near future Los Angeles, the wrong six people become trapped for the night in Hotel Artemis – a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

The Housewife

Written by: Alyssa Hill

Mentions: 7

Based on a true story set in 1960s New York, a journalist finds and investigates a woman whom he believes is married to a Nazi in hiding. Their relationship results in the first ever extradition of an American citizen for war crimes.


Written by: John Tyler Mclain

Mentions: 7

A black-ops assassin’s latest mark forces her to question the truth of her identity and ultimately confront the unsettling fact that she’s more than a hired gun, she’s an entirely new breed of weapon.

The Hunchback

Written by: Topher Rhys-Lawrence

Mentions: 8

Defying an isolationist, fear-mongering government, a gypsy revolutionary, a mutinous soldier, and a deaf hunchback become the champions of human tolerance and the symbols for a peaceful future in a dystopian revision of Victor Hugo’s novel.

I Am Mother (2019)

Written by: John Tyler Mclain

Mentions: 14

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother" – designed to repopulate the earth’s surface following an extinction-level event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

I Think We're Alone Now (2018)

Written by: Mike Makowsky

Mentions: 14

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse – until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

I, Tonya (2017)

Written by: Steven Rogers

Mentions: 8

Based on the author’s irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly.

In the Blink of an Eye

Written by: Colby Day

Mentions: 25 (6th overall in 2016)

Explores the entire history of the universe and our species through three interwoven storylines that question the very nature of life, love, mortality, where we’ve been, and where we’re going; the past, present, and future of the human race.

Inner City (n.k.a. Roman J. Israel, Esq.) (2017)

Written by: Dan Gilroy

Mentions: 8

When a hard nosed liberal lawyer who has been fighting the good fight while others take the credit assumes the role of his crusading firm’s front man, he discovers some unsettling things about what they’ve done, resulting in an existential crisis that leads to extreme action.

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