The Black List: 2022 Screenplays • Part 7

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The 18th edition of the "Black List" features 74 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 10, indexed alphabetically, from U to Z.

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Read and download most of the "Black List: 2022" screenplays and scripts.

And, For Your Consideration, we have the remaining 10 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Will Simmons' "Undo," and Mary Beth Barone's and Erin Woods' "You're My Best Friend," 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 become movies. Past picks include: "Bad Teacher," and "Buried."

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    Written by: Will Simmons

    Mentions: 8

    A down-on-his-luck former getaway driver comes into possession of a mysterious watch that allows the user to go back in time by one minute. As he starts to uncover its uses and gets pulled into one last heist by his former crew, a dangerous group after the technology gets on his tail and will stop at nothing to get the watch back.


    Written by: Julian Wayser

    Mentions: 10

    In 1518, a Dancing Plague overtook the city of Strasbourg in the Holy Roman Empire. Hundreds of people danced themselves to death over the course of a summer and no one knows why. Encircling medieval medicine, the uncanny, and the origins of mass hysteria, Vitus is a wildly visual exploration of a crucial (but little-known) moment in European history.

    Viva Mexico

    Written by: Miguel Flatow

    Mentions: 15

    When a washed-up superhero gets betrayed by a Mexican government, he must lead a populist social movement to fight the Narcos, topple the government, and free the people.

    Weary Ride the Belmonts

    Written by: Josh Corbin

    Mentions: 8

    After staging his death many years ago, an aging gunslinger is forced to reunite with his outlaw daughter during the dying days of the west.

    What We Become

    Written by: Amy Jo Johnson

    Mentions: 10

    A successful author/wife/mother plans a trip to a bucolic island to crack her next book and finds herself in a surprising situation.

    White Mountains

    Written by: Becky LeighMario Kyprianou

    Mentions: 17

    After an interracial couple in the 1960s has a horrifying encounter with a UFO, they set out to discover if it actually happened, or if it is just a case of folie à deux–madness for two. Based on the true story of Barney and Betty Hill.

    Who Made the Potato Salad

    Written by: Kyle Drew

    Mentions: 10

    A family’s Christmas dinner goes awry when a xenomorphic demon starts to duplicate and imitate each member of the family. What does it want? To show them their greatest fears.


    Written by: Michael Burgner

    Mentions: 13

    A young woman is determined to protect a thief on the run when he holes up in her small town, even if it means revealing a darker, more violent secret of her own.


    Written by: Chaya Doswell

    Mentions: 7

    After accidentally starting a wildfire, 7-year-old Lu, mute and from an abusive home, slyly tricks Merribelle, a hardworking trans woman, into kidnapping her - sparking a beautifully unexpected bond with a devastating expiration date.

    You're My Best Friend

    Written by: Mary Beth BaroneErin Woods

    Mentions: 6

    Lily is mature, thoughtful, artistic, and... awkward. Rosie is sweet, caring, and popular with dreams of being a star. When Lily breaks down in tears on her 15th birthday because she has no friends, her Aunt Beth (a hot shot at a big movie studio) devises a plan. Aunt Beth agrees to jump start Rosie’s acting career as long as she can convincingly play the role of a lifetime: Lily’s best friend. Aunt Beth has the scheme and Rosie has the talent. All they have to do is get away with it.

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