The Black List: 2016 Screenplays • Part 4

The Black List 2016 screenplays part 4.

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

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Read and download all of the "Black List: 2016" screenplays. We have 73 of the 73 selected scripts from the 12th edition. So let's continue your journey!

Four Your Consideration, we have the next 12 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from J through L, for quick access. From Kate D’Angelo's "James Cameron's Titanic," to Flint Wainess's "Linda and Monica," 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: "I Am Mother," and "Eli."


James Cameron's Titanic

Written by: Kate D’Angelo

Mentions: 12

A Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead take on Titanic. An overprotective mother attempts to keep her teenage daughter, young son, and rowdy sister together while sailing on the doomed voyage of the Titanic in 1912.

The King of L.A.

Written by: Chris Bremner

Mentions: 13

Set in the 1980s, based on the true story of a man who went from star DEA agent to convicted drug trafficker in the worst corruption scandal in DEA history.

Kings Canyon

Written by: Evan Parter | Paul Hilborn

Mentions: 10

At the height of the Cold War, Air Force pilot Lieutenant David Steeves vanishes over the Sierra Nevada mountains in a high-value jet. Fifty-four days later, left for dead, he crawls out of the wild with an impossible tale of survival. The media and military brand him a hero, launching him to fame and fortune, only to call him into question when certain discrepancies in his story point to his being a hoax, or worse — a traitor.

The Kings of Maine

Written by: Kathy Charles

Mentions: 15

Living with his wife and child in a trailer while working as a janitor, Stephen King struggles with alcoholism and his own dark history as he attempts to complete Carrie.

The Last Days of Night

Written by: Graham Moore

Mentions: 10

Attorney Paul Cravath takes on Thomas Edison in a legal battle to determine whether Edison or his rival George Westinghouse will provide the electricity to light America.

Late Night (2019)

Written by: Mindy Kaling

Mentions: 14

A veteran late-night talk show host comes close to losing her job after hiring the show’s first female writer.

Layla...and Other Assorted Love Songs

Written by: Derek Weissbein

Mentions: 15

Based on the lives and times of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Pattie Boyd and the tumultuous love triangle that inspired an entire generation of music.

Let the Evil Go West

Written by: Carlos Rios

Mentions: 13

In the 1800s, a father desperate to care for his family finds a barrel of gold, that may be less fortune than great curse.

A Letter from Rose Kennedy

Written by: Nick Yarborough

Mentions: 20 (10th overall in 2016)

Told through a series of letters to family members, the tragic true story of Rosemary Kennedy, a vibrant, passionate young woman and oldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy. Born with a severe learning disability, Rosemary so worried her father with her erratic behavior that he believed the stigma of mental illness in the family would ruin his plans to build a political dynasty. He hid her away in convents and sanitariums and ultimately had her lobotomized.


Written by: Jayson Rothwell

Mentions: 10

The truly astonishing tale of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi – the French sculptor wholly responsible for designing, building, and delivering the Statue of Liberty across the Atlantic to where it stands today.

Life Itself (2018)

Written by: Dan Fogelman

Mentions: 35 (2nd overall in 2016)

A multigenerational love story that weaves together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

Linda and Monica

Written by: Flint Wainess

Mentions: 20 (11th overall in 2016)

The absolutely crazy true story of the relationship between Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, the woman who nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency - and herself in the process.

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