The Black List: 2016 Screenplays • Part 6

The Black List 2016 screenplays part 6.

Read the "Black List: 2016" Screenplays

The 12th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 14, indexed alphabetically, from R to Z.

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Read and download nearly all of the "Black List: 2016" screenplays. We have 73 of the 73 selected scripts from this particular year.

And, Four Your Consideration, we have the final 14 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically, from R through Z, for quick access. From Matthew Orton's "Reason of State," to Michael Schatz's "The Woman with Red Hair," 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".

Reason of State

Written by: Matthew Orton

Mentions: 7

Twenty four hours inside the British Prime Minister’s abode at 10 Downing Street.

Revolver

Written by: Kate Trefry

Mentions: 17 (14th overall in 2016)

Based on true events in Anchorage, Alaska in 1966, a teen girl attempts to sneak into the hotel where the Beatles are staying to lose her virginity to George Harrison.

Rugged

Written by: April Prosser

Mentions: 9

Four dysfunctional female coworkers get lost in the wilderness during a team-building trip and must work together in order to survive.

Saving Charlie Chaplin

Written by: Justin Shady

Mentions: 10

With Nazi agents attempting to stop the production of a film that is poking fun at Hitler, an FBI agent and an LAPD detective must team up to protect a drunk and angry Charlie Chaplin from being kidnapped.

Space Oddity (2022)

Written by: Rebecca Banner

Mentions: 6

A young man obsessed with taking a one-way trip to Mars begins to question his motives when he starts to fall in love with the Insurance Agent underwriting his trip.

The Time Traveler's La Ronde

Written by: Tom Dean

Mentions: 18 (13th overall in 2016)

An exploration of relationships as a man witnesses different types of love across the ages.

Turned On

Written by: Charlie Kesslering

Mentions: 9

When a socially awkward engineer creates an android to fill in for her, things go awry when it becomes self actualized.

Two Butterflies (2024)

Written by: Evan Dodson

Mentions: 10

Torn apart by tragedy, two estranged sisters are forced to reunite and confront their differences after one sister must be transported to an Alzheimers facility.

Untitled Alexander McQueen Project

Written by: Chris Urch

Mentions: 10

An emotionally charged depiction of the six months leading up to one of Alexander McQueen’s greatest shows, probing both his personal and professional personas.

Untitled Fairy Tale Project

Written by: Cat Vasko

Mentions: 11

A handsome prince falls in love with a commoner, so her fairy Godmother turns her in to a perfect princess. But when the spell works a little too well, the prince embarks on a quest to reverse it, not realizing that he’s endangering the entire fairy tale universe.

Untitled Lax Mandis Project

Written by: Seth Spector

Mentions: 22 (8th overall in 2016)

A frustrated film exec at odds with the state of his industry is forced to work with the one person who is making him question everything.

Villains (2019)

Written by: Dan Berk | Robert Olsen

Mentions: 13

Two small time robbers become prisoners when they break into a house and discover a ten year old girl chained up in the basement.

Voyagers

Written by: Zach Dean

Mentions: 28 (5th overall in 2018)

The cosmic love story of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.

The Woman with Red Hair

Written by: Michael Schatz

Mentions: 10

The extraordinary true story of Johanna "Hannie" Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.

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