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Read Screenplays from Our Script Vault

Me, John, and the entire Young Screenwriters team have been collecting scripts for a lonnnnnggggg time. And now we want to share this resource with you!

Read, download, share, analyze, repeat. Most importantly, enjoy 🙂

Don’t know where to start? Here are some of our team’s favorite scripts!

John’s Movie Picks:

  1. Casablanca (Classic romance story.)

  2. Jaws (If you haven't seen it, you've definitely heard the music. Monster movie)

  3. Up (One of Pixar's finest. An old man and a young boy scout go on an adventure in a flying house)

  4. Little Miss Sunshine (Clever, funny, and thoughtful ensemble road movie)

  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Steven Spielberg)

  6. Thelma & Louise (Road movie starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis)

John’s TV Picks:

  1. Atlanta (Donald Glover is incredible)

  2. Babylon Berlin (Subtitles only—not dubbed)

  3. The End of the F***ing World (Dark comedy limited series that was so good it got a new season anyway)

Alexie’s Movie Picks:

  1. Arrival (The most original alien movie, ever. Following Amy Adams, who has to try to decode the alien language)

  2. Inside Out (Pixar at its finest. Heart-warming story about the “voices” in our heads)

  3. Juno (Quirky indie about a pregnant teenage girl)

  4. Mean Girls (Tina Fey's masterpiece and one of the iconic, hilarious high school stories of the 2000s.

  5. Short Term 12 (Favorite film, ever. Indie right before Brie Larson, Rami Malek, and Kaitlyn Dever rocketed to stardom)

  6. Winter’s Bone (Jennifer Lawrence's big break. Indie about a girl in the Ozarks who has to find her missing father)

Alexie’s TV Picks:

  1. Gentleman Jack (True story of a land-owning woman in the 1800s who recorded romantic encounters with other women in a coded diary)

  2. Schitt’s Creek (Hilarious Canadian TV excellence, written by and starring the father-son duo, Eugene and Dan Levy)

  3. Wynonna Earp (Modern Canadian western following the cursed and badass descendant of Wyatt Earp)

Adam’s Movie Picks:

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (possibly the world's only sci-fi romantic drama with thriller elements)

  2. Frances Ha (Iconic mumblecore indie starring and written by Greta Gerwig)

  3. Get Out (Jordan Peele's directorial debut. Fantastic horror film that wrestles with racism)

  4. Hot Fuzz (Iconic action-comedy film written by the hilarious Simon Pegg)

  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Peak Wes Anderson )

  6. Whiplash (Intense Sundance stand-out starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons)

Adam’s TV Picks:

  1. Broad City (One of the best series of the 2010s. Started as a web series and follows two Jewish American women in NYC)

  2. Sherlock (Love Steven Moffat. Modern Sherlock Holmes starring Benedict Cumberbatch)

  3. Mozart in the Jungle (Web series about an oboist who wants to play in the NY Symphony. Shot near NYU!)

Carl’s Movie Picks:

  1. A Quiet Place (Powerful, intense thriller/horror film where silence becomes terrifying)

  2. How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks animation about Vikings, dragons, and adventure)

  3. Knives Out (Rian Johnson subverts the typical “whodunit”)

  4. The Princess Bride (Frequently-quoted fantasy/comedy/romance cult classic)

  5. Toy Story (First computer-animated movie, ever. If you haven't seen it…. why?!?)

  6. V for Vendetta (Made the Guy Fawkes mask the symbol it is today. Dystopian political action thriller)

Carl’s TV Picks:

  1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Hilarious show starring Andy Samberg that takes place in a Brooklyn police precinct)

  2. Game of Thrones (Epic series with dragons, sword fights, and a disappointing ending)

  3. Parks and Recreation (The origin of the Ron Swanson and “Treat Yo Self” memes

If we're missing a script you'd really like to see—or if you have a script that we don't!—please email me at



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