The Black List: 2018 Screenplays • Part 5

The Black List 2018 screenplays part 5.

Read the "Black List: 2018" Screenplays

The 14th edition of the "Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are 9 more, indexed from O to R.

You can read and download the "Black List: 2018" screenplays and scripts right here, right now.

They're listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. For Your Consideration, the next batch of 9 scripts. From Michele Atkins's "One Night in Mississippi", to Gary Spinelli's, "Rub & Tug", and everything in between.

If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2018" scripts were chosen by industry executives as their favorite among unproduced screenplays from the past year.

What is the "Black List" you ask? It may not be exactly what you'd expect. Discover more, below.

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Discover more about the "Black List: 2018" screenplays

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 particular 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: 2018".

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past scripts include "The Descendants", and "The Fourth Kind."

One Night in Mississippi

Written by: Michele Atkins

Mentions: 7

An elderly black man in present day with onset dementia must confront the secrets of his past in order to pursue a man, thought deceased, involved in the white supremacist killing of his brother in 1964 Mississippi.

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Written by: Greg Kalleres

Mentions: 13

A couple navigates their relationship after another couple, with whom they’re close, tragically loses their child.


Written by: Hannah Hafey | Kaitlin Smith

Mentions: 8

A story of power, betrayal, scandal, and deceit – you know, high school.

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Written by: Emerald Fennell

Mentions: 30 (6th overall in 2018)

Still hurting years later from the suicide of her mistreated best friend, a woman is torn between seeking vengeance on the lost friend’s behalf and moving on with her life.


Written by: Harry Tarre

Mentions: 8

Based on the inspiring true story of the world’s first openly transgender high school Prom Queen, Corey Rae.

Queen & Slim (2019)

Written by: Lena Waithe

Mentions: 9

The story of a black man and a black woman whose first date goes awry after they are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop. After killing the police officer in self-defense, they decide against turning themselves in and go on the run.

Queens of the Stoned Age

Written by: Elyse Hollander

Mentions: 13

Forced out of a fashion industry that exploited her, former model Honey stumbles into dealing weed to make ends meet – and soon discovers a gift for it. Hiring all her model friends to work with her, they quickly become one of the biggest weed dealers in New York City, knowing all the right people and using their looks and charm to avoid detection. But their success soon brings all the wrong kinds of attention... and they find themselves in a fight for their lives. Based on a true story.


Written by: Krystin Ver Linden

Mentions: 7

The story of NASA’s least likely female candidate, Sally Ride, as she becomes America’s most likely hero as the first American woman in space.

Rub & Tug

Written by: Gary Spinelli

Mentions: 14

In 1970s Pittsburgh, Dante 'Tex' Gill (fka Jean Marie Gill) runs a massage parlor and steroids operation that challenges the mob, rising to power with the support of the gay community and girlfriend Cynthia.

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