The Black List: 2021 Screenplays • Part 2

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The 17th edition of "The Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from C to D.

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Four Your Consideration, we have the next 10 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. From Jason Benjamin's and Jessica Granger's "Candlewood", to Rebecca Webb's "Divorce Party", and everything in between.

If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2021" scripts were chosen by more than 375 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: 2021" 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: 2021".

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", and Oscar-winner "Spotlight."


Written by: Jessica Granger

Mentions: 11

In 1992 a seaplane crash in a lakefront community sparks a relationship between three young sisters and the mysterious, injured female pilot.

Carriage Hill

Written by: Emi Mochizuki | Carrie Wilson

Mentions: 7

A pregnant couple hoping to start their family in the suburbs find themselves embroiled in a decades long mystery which threatens to shatter their American dream.


Written by: Daniel Jackson

Mentions: 32 (1st overall in 2021)

Under the cruel guidance of a mysterious coach, an ambitious high school wrestler struggles to become a state champion while battling a bizarre infection in his ear that both makes him dominant in his sport and threatens his sanity.

Challengers (2023)

Written by: Justin Kuritzkes

Mentions: 9

Framed around a single tennis match at a low-level pro tournament, three players who knew each other when they were teenagers — a world-famous grand slam winner, his ambitious wife/coach, and their old friend who’s now a burnout ranked 201 in the world — reignite old rivalries on and off the court.

Chicago for One

Written by: Madeleine Paul

Mentions: 9

Based on Robbie Chernow’s hilarious viral solo adventure, a newly heart-broken groomsman takes Chicago by storm celebrating a solo Bachelor Party Weekend after the rest of the party — including the groom — get stuck over 700 miles away.

The College Dropout

Written by: Thomas Aguilar | Michael Ballin

Mentions: 13

A young Kanye West’s intimate journey to create his seminal first album that reinvented hip hop music.

Cruel Summer

Written by: Leigh Cesiro and Erica Matlin

Mentions: 10

During the summer of 1998, five camp counselors accidentally kill a stranger in the woods.

The Dark

Written by: Chad Handley

Mentions: 7

When stranded on the far end of Manhattan by a mysterious city-wide blackout, a group of inner-city middle schoolers must fight through seemingly supernatural forces to make their way back to their parents in the Bronx.

The Devil Herself

Written by: Colin Bannon

Mentions: 8

When an elite assassin is sent to the haunted Harz Mountains in Germany on an extraction job she intends to be her last, she quickly learns that the local legends about witchcraft are true and must face a sinister supernatural threat.

Divorce Party

Written by: Rebecca Webb

Mentions: 25 (3rd overall in 2021)

Patricia Ford feels pretty good about trading her South Boston roots for a "perfect" life on New York’s Upper East Side, until everything falls to shit and her raucous girlfriends throw her a Divorce Party at the home she’s about to lose. As the night goes from wild to totally insane, Patricia takes back control of her life.

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