2023: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 1

Best Unproduced Screenplays of 2023.

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This year features 76 unproduced screenplays. Here are the first 13, indexed alphabetically from # to B.

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Some of the scripts listed here may have since been optioned and produced. However, at the time of "voting" they were not.

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    Written by: Connor McKnight

    Votes: 16

    On one rainy night in October, a man checks into the Mooncrest Motel. He never leaves. A real time, single-location thriller in the aftermath of a heist at Area 51.

    8 Habits of Highly Murderous People

    Written by: Michael Boyle

    Votes: 7

    Psychologist Dr. Martin Park specializes in working with clients trying to curtail extreme violent urges. However, when a series of brutally murdered bodies are discovered in his small New England hometown, it’s up to Martin to figure out which of his patients is responsible.

    The Adults in the Room

    Written by: Jake Disch

    Votes: 8

    On November 1, 2022, FTX was valued at $32 billion. On November 11, 2022, it filed for bankruptcy. This is the incredible true story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall of FTX and its enigmatic founder, Sam Bankman-Fried.

    American Dreams

    Written by: Tricia LeeCorey Brown

    Votes: 7

    In the not-so-distant future, an Asian-American woman works at a company where you can hire people to write your dreams. When one of her clients mysteriously dies, she realizes that those who have the power to write your dreams, also have the power to write your nightmares.


    Written by: Kevin Sheridan

    Votes: 11

    Once the future of extreme skiing, Brooks Provence is approached to ski the mountain that nearly ended his life two decades ago–this time alongside a young skier on the brink of stardom. But when disaster falls, Brooks must overcome his past and accomplish the impossible in order to save the lives of those he loves most.

    Bad Boy

    Written by: Travis Braun

    Votes: 49 (1st overall in 2023)

    A rescue dog suspects his loving new owner is a serial killer.

    Better Half

    Written by: Gaelyn Golde

    Votes: 15

    A codependent woman unravels when her best friend gets a boyfriend.

    Beyond the Grave

    Written by: Maximiliano Hernández

    Votes: 9

    Three people at different points of the immigrant experience come together when the mother of a 10-year-old musical prodigy is arrested in an ICE raid.


    Written by: Luke Piotrowski

    Votes: 9

    An inexperienced priest and a charismatic possessed woman form a dark and dangerous bond while on the run from sinister forces within the Catholic Church.

    Blood Rush

    Written by: Andrew Ferguson

    Votes: 11

    In response to a mysterious rise in Miami gang violence, a meticulous FBI agent gets recruited by a covert operations unit, only to discover the enemy they are fighting may not be human.

    Blow Up the Chat

    Written by: Amos VernonNunzio Randazzo

    Votes: 7

    When their embarrassing, sometimes filthy, possibly cancellable group chat falls into the wrong hands, a group of dudes must go on a madcap scavenger hunt around town to appease a mysterious blackmailer.


    Written by: Adam Yorke

    Votes: 7

    After a botched bank heist leaves nineteen people locked inside a state-of-the- art vault, the FBI recruits the world’s foremost box-man from federal prison so he can break them out before they suffocate inside.

    Boy Falls from Sky

    Written by: Hunter Toro

    Votes: 9

    An anxious playwright finds himself tangled in a web of deceit, injury, and intellectual property as he adapts his first Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Inspired by a true story.

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