The Black List: 2022 Screenplays • Part 4

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The 18th edition of the "Black List" features 74 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from J to O.

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So, For Your Consideration, we have the next 11 (of 73 total) scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Filipe Coutinho's "Jambusters," Gillian Weeks' "Oh the Humanity," and everything in between.

If you're a young writer looking for study guides, you've found the right place. These "Black List: 2022" scripts were chosen by more than 300 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: 2022" 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" (basically, a vote), favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2022."

Some screenplays get optioned by studios and maybe... just maybe... become movies. Past picks include: "Juno," and "The Kiterunner."

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    Written by: Filipe Coutinho

    Mentions: 17

    A mystery about what paper jams can teach us about life. After an inexperienced detective starts investigating a death at the Paper Jam department of a major corporation on the verge of its centennial, she unwittingly embarks on a life-altering spiritual journey that unearths her small town’s dark secrets.


    Written by: Greg Roque

    Mentions: 8

    One man ran what was declared to be the worst TV show of all-time. Responsible for the degradation of American society. All while topping Oprah in the ratings. This is the over the top, insane true story of how Jerry Springer went from ambitious young attorney, to the Mayor of Cincinnati, to the undisputed King of Trash TV. And along the way, accidentally helping to create the world we live in today.

    Jingle Bell Heist

    Written by: Abby McDonald

    Mentions: 12

    At the height of the holiday season, two strangers team up to rob one of New York’s most famous department stores while accidentally falling in love.

    Let's Go Again

    Written by: Colin Bannon

    Mentions: 12

    When her domineering director makes her film the same scene 148 times on the final night of an exhausting shoot, actress Annie Long must fight to keep her own sanity as she tries to decipher what is real, and what is part of his twisted game.

    Life of the Party

    Written by: Julie Mandel FollyHannah Murphy

    Mentions: 7

    In this contemporary reimagining of Frankenstein, two teenage feminists struggle to create the perfect boyfriend, only to watch their experiment deteriorate as he succumbs to the ultimate perpetrator of casual high school misogyny: the football team.


    Written by: Cambron Clark

    Mentions: 19 (7th overall in 2022)

    After being forced into retirement by the Oakland Raiders, fiery former NFL head coach John Madden teams up with a mild-mannered Harvard programmer to rewrite his fading legacy by building the world’s first football video game. Based on a true story.

    Marriage Bracket

    Written by: Liv AuerbachDaisygreen Stenhouse

    Mentions: 6

    Ten years after a group of girlfriends bet on which of them would be the last to get married, their adult lives and relationships are completely upended when they discover the $80 they drunkenly invested in Bitcoin is now worth $5.2 million.

    Match Cut

    Written by: Will Lowell

    Mentions: 11

    While filming on location in Rome, a movie stuntman is mistaken for an infamous assassin, leading to 48 hours of madness as he’s chased through the city by both gangsters and police.

    Mega Action Hit

    Written by: Sean Tidwell

    Mentions: 11

    After Hollywood’s leading action star hits his head on set and wakes up thinking he’s a real-life action hero, he embarks on an international mission to track down a real stolen nuke before it’s too late.

    The Midnight Pool

    Written by: Jonathan Easley

    Mentions: 14

    Burdened by the loss of his wife to a suicide cult, an embittered investigative journalist infiltrates an elite secret society, only to find something far more sinister.

    Oh the Humanity

    Written by: Gillian Weeks

    Mentions: 15

    A dark comedy about the Hindenburg Disaster; or, the mostly true story about one of the biggest fuckups in history, the assholes who tried to cover it up, and the female gossip reporter who made some Nazis very angry.

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