The Black List: 2016 Screenplays • Part 5

The Black List 2016 screenplays part 5.

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The 12th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from M to P.

Let's continue our look through The List. Read and download the "Black List: 2016" screenplays. We have all 73 chosen scripts.

For Your Consideration, here are the next 11 screenplay cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from M through P, for quick access. Including Joseph J. Greenberg and David Robert Mitchell's "Man Alive," Liz Hannah's "The Post," 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, go ahead and scroll down a little more.

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Discover more about the "Black List: 2016" scripts

Unsure about exactly what is "The Black List"? Read on.

The name is somewhat 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" (call it a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2016." And, you may have already noticed that a great number of screenplays featured on The List have since been produced.

Past picks include "Lucky Number Slevin," and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent."

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    Man Alive

    Written by: Joseph J. GreenbergDavid Robert Mitchell

    Mentions: 14

    After an alien invasion takes over the minds of humankind, one survivor known as "Man" must make peace with the alien force to fight a greater evil.

    Maximum King!

    Written by: Shay Hatten

    Mentions: 15

    An outlandish, surreal imagining of how in 1985 Stephen King wrote and directed his horror classic MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.

    Miller's Girl

    Written by: Jade Bartlett

    Mentions: 6

    A precocious young writer becomes involved with her high school creative writing teacher in a dark coming of age drama that examines the blurred lines of emotional connectivity between professor and protégé, child and adult.

    The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire (2024)

    Written by: Ben Bolea

    Mentions: 18 (13th overall in 2016)

    The unbelievable true story of a family man from Alaska in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hoped would be a dream sailing vacation but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but psychotic sea captain who has decided to stop taking his medication. IMDb

    Mr. Toy

    Written by: Chai Hecht

    Mentions: 6

    The true story of Marvin Glass, brilliant, charismatic, self-loathing, paranoid, demanding – and probably the greatest toy inventor of all time.

    Northeast Kingdom

    Written by: Alex R. Johnson

    Mentions: 12

    When Angie witnesses the betrayal and murder of her father during a smuggler’s drop, the vigilant and determined young woman calls in the help of a mysterious female assassin to seek revenge against all those responsible.

    The Olympian

    Written by: Tony Tost

    Mentions: 35 (3rd overall in 2016)

    The true story of an underdog rower trying to make it into the 1984 Olympics, told through the story of his relationships with his coach, his father, his fiancée, and with competition itself.


    Written by: Steve DesmondMichael Sherman

    Mentions: 8

    Inspired by actual events from a phenomenon that occurred in 1974, a young married couple discover a mysterious metallic orb in the woods near their house following a meteor shower. While the unusual object dazzles the couple by exhibiting some awe-inspiring properties, its true purposes are revealed to be far more sinister than they could ever imagine.

    Oxygen (2021)

    Written by: Christie LeBlanc

    Mentions: 22 (7th overall in 2016)

    Waking up inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there, Charlie must somehow escape the chamber before her air runs out. IMDb

    Palmer (2021)

    Written by: Cheryl Guerriero

    Mentions: 7

    A recently-paroled convict returns to his hometown in the South, where he forms an unlikely-but-powerful bond with a young, effeminate boy. IMDb

    The Post (2017)

    Written by: Liz Hannah

    Mentions: 35 (4th overall in 2016)

    Before Watergate, there was the Pentagon Papers. This is the true story of how Washington Post scion Katharine Graham and legendary editor Ben Bradlee overcame their differences to publish the story that would change their lives. IMDb

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