Introducing StudioBinder’s screenplay library — your one-stop-shop for reading, downloading, and analyzing the best movie scripts online. Our collection contains all the feature-length screenplays in our database as well as scripts that we have broken down by plot, character, ending, quotes, and more. Our hope is that screenwriters everywhere can have access to these iconic screenplays and that the lessons therein can make us all better writers. Enjoy!

Written By: John Ridley (screenplay by), Solomon Northup (book by)

Synopsis: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Written By: Reginald Rose (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Written By: Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy (screenplay by), Aron Ralston (book by)

Synopsis: A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.



Written By:  Matt Greenberg and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (screenplay by), Stephen King (short story by)

Synopsis: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.



Written By: Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns (screenplay by)

Synopsis: April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Written By: Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

Written By: Michael Bacall (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.



Written By: Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon (screenplay by), Frank Miller & Lynn Varley (graphic novel by)

Synopsis: King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Written By: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.


8 Mile

Written By: Scott Silver (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.


Ad Astra

Written By: James Gray & Ethan Gross (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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Written By: Charlie Kaufman (screenplay by), Susan Orlean (book by) 

Synopsis: A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Written By: Charles Addams & Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Written By: Hergé (based on "The Adventures of Tintin" by), Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.



Written By: Dan O'Bannon (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.


Almost Famous

Written By: Cameron Crowe (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Written By: Alan Ball (screenpla by)

Synopsis: A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Written By: David McKenna (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Written By: Adam Herz (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Written By: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.

Written By: Bret Easton Ellis (novel by), Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.



Written By: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.


Annie Hall

Written By: Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Alvy Singer, a divorced Jewish comedian, reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer, which ended abruptly just like his previous marriages.



Written By: Charlie Kaufman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Written By: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.



Written By: Eric Heisserer (screenplay by), Ted Chiang (novel by)

Synopsis: A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Written By: Joss Whedon (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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Written By: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Written By: Edgar Wright (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

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Written By: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Written By: Jennifer Kent (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.

Written By: Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer (screenplay by),
Bob Kane (original comics by)

Synopsis: After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Written By: Charlie Kaufman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Written By: John August (screenplay by), Daniel Wallace (novel by)

Synopsis: A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

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Written By: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Written By: Charles Randolph & Adam McKay (screenplay by), Michael Lewis (based upon the book by)

Synopsis: In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.



Written By: Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone & Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Written By: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole (screenplay by), Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (based on comics by)

Synopsis: T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Written By: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz & Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (written by), Ron Stallworth (based on the book by).

Synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Written By: Hampton Fancher & David Webb Peoples (screenplay by), Philip K. Dick (novel by)

Synopsis: A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Written By: Hampton Fancher & Michael Green (screenplay by), Philip K. Dick (novel by)

Synopsis: Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Written By: Tony Gilroy and Scott Z. Burns & George Nolfi (screenplay by), Robert Ludlum (novel by)

Synopsis: Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Written By: John Hughes (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Written By: Vince Gilligan and Sam Catlin & Moira Walley-Beckett (screenplay by)

Synopsis: There is a fly loose in the lab. Walt and Jesse must do whatever they can to kill it before it contaminates the meth.

Written By: Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Written By: James Ivory (screenplay by), André Aciman (novel by)

Synopsis: In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.



Written By: Stephen King (novel by), Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.



Written By: Julius J. Epstein & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

Written By:  Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by), Frank Abagnale Jr & Stan Redding (book by)

Synopsis: Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl, becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Written By:  William Broyles Jr. (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.

Written By:  Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Written By: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay by), George Crile (book by)

Synopsis: A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Written By: Craig Mazin (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Written By: Robert Towne (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Written By: Jean Shepherd & Leigh Brown and Bob Clark (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Written By: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay by), Anthony Burgess (novel by)

Synopsis: In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.



Written By: Adrian Molina & Matthew Aldrich (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Written By: Stuart Beattie (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.

Written By: Charlie Kaufman (screenplay by), Chuck Barris (novel by)

Synopsis: An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), in which he purports to have been a C.I.A. hitman.

Written By: Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Written By: Peter Chiarelli & Adele Lim (screenplay by), Kevin Kwan (novel by)

Synopsis: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.



Written By: Ryan Coogler & Aaron Covington (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Written By: Juel Taylor & Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Written By: Du Lu Wang (book by), Hui-Ling Wang and James Schamus & Kuo Jung Tsai (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Written By: Neil Jordan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

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Written By: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer (screenplay by), Bob Kane (original comics by)

Synopsis: When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Written By: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan (screenplay by), Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer (story by), Bob Kane (characters by)

Synopsis: Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.



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Written By: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

Written By: William Monahan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Written By: Mackenzie Crook (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.

Written By: James Manos Jr. (teleplay by), Jeff Lindsay (novel by)

Synopsis: By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.


Die Hard

Written By: Jeb Stuart & Steven E. de Souza (screenplay by), Roderick Thorp (novel by)

Synopsis: An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Quentin Tarantino (screenplay by)

Synopsis: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Written By: Frank Pierson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a bank. A nice simple robbery: Walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.

Written By: Richard Kelly (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Written By: Stanley Kubrick & Terry Southern and Peter George (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.



Written By: John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra (characters by), Alex Garland (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.



Written By: Hossein Amini (screenplay by), James Sallis (book by)

Synopsis: An action drama about a mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlighting as a getaway driver finding himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.



Written By: Christopher Nolan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Written By: Tim Burton & Caroline Thompson (story by), Caroline Thompson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.

Written By: Charlie Kaufman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.



Written By: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Written By: Alex Garland (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

Written By: William Peter Blatty (screenplay by & novel by)

Synopsis: When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Written By: Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Written By: Lulu Wang (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.



Written By: August Wilson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Written By: August Wilson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

Written By: Chuck Palahniuk (novel by), Jim Uhls (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.


The Fly

Written By: George Langelaan (short story by), Charles Edward Pogue & David Cronenberg (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Written By: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay by) 

Synopsis: In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Written By: Christopher Nolan (screenplay by) 

SynopsisA young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Written By: Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and
Jason Keller (written by) 

Synopsis: American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.



Written By: Jennifer Lee (screenplay by), Hans Christian Andersen (story by)

Synopsis: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.


Get Out

Written By: Jordan Peele (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Written By: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay by), Paula Hawkins (based on the novel by)

Synopsis: A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Written By: Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Written By: Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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Written By: Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.


Gone Girl

Written By: Gillian Flynn (book & screenplay by)

Synopsis: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Written By: Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.


Written By: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.


The Goonies

Written By: Chris Columbus (screenplay by), Steven Spielberg (story by)

Synopsis: A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

Written By: Calder Willingham & Buck Henry (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.



Written By: Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Written By: Stephen King (novel by), Frank Darabont (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Written By: Danny Rubin & Harold Ramis (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Written By: Tom Scharpling (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Five years after the events of Grown Ups 2, Lenny, Kurt, Eric and Marcus  reunite with their old friend Rob at a nightclub.

Written By: James Gunn (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Written By: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.



Written By: John Carpenter & Debra Hill (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Written By: Quentin Tarantino (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Written By: J.K. Rowling(novel by), Steve Kloves(screenplay by)

Synopsis: An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Written By: Dean DeBlois (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.


Hot Fuzz

Written By: Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.



Written By: Spike Jonze (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Written By: Ari Aster (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Written By: Charlie Kaufman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A woman is in love with a man in love with another woman, and all three have designs on a young man raised as an ape.



Written By: Christopher Nolan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Written By: Brad Bird (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Written By: Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay by), Thomas Pynchon (novel by)

Synopsis: In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.


Inside Out

Written By: Pete Docter & Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Written By: Steven Zaillian (screenplay by), Charles Brandt (book by)

Synopsis: An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.


Iron Man

Written By: Mark Furgus & Hawk Otsby & Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (screenplay by) 

Synopsis: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Written By: Steven Rogers (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Written By: Quentin Tarantino (written by)

Synopsis: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Written By: Eric Roth & Michael Mann (written by)

Synopsis: A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes exposé on Big Tobacco.

Written By: Hillary Seitz (screenplay by), Nikolaj Frobenius & Erik Skjoldbjærg (1997 screenplay by)

Synopsis: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

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Written By: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Written By: David Robert Mitchell (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.

Written By: Cameron Crowe (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.

Written By: Taika Waititi (screenplay by), Christine Leunens (novel by)

Synopsis: A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.



Written By: Todd Phillips & Scott Silver (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.



Written By: Diablo Cody (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Written By: Michael Crichton (novel by), Michael Crichton & David Koepp (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.


Knives Out

Written By: Rian Johnson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Written By: Quentin Tarantino (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Written By: Quentin Tarantino (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Written By: Shane Black (screen story by), Brett Halliday (novel by)

Synopsis: A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.



Written By: Terry Jones (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Written By: Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

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Written By: Damien Chazelle (screenplay by)

Synopsis: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Written By: Zak Penn & Adam Leff (story by), Shane Black & David Arnott (screenplay by)

Synopsis: With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.

Written By: Shane Black (screenplay by), Shane Black & Greg Hicks (story by)

Synopsis: A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Written By: Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith (screenplay by), Amanda Brown (novel by)

Synopsis: Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there, she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Written By: Shane Black (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Written By: Jeffrey Boam (screenplay by), Shane Black & Warren Murphy (story by)

Synopsis: Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Written By: Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.



Written By: Luke Davies (screenplay by), Saroo Brierley (novel by)

Synopsis: A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Written By: Robert Eggers & Max Eggers (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.


Lion King

Written By: Irene Mecchi and Jonathan Roberts & Linda Woolverton (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Written By: Michael Arndt (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Written By: Greta Gerwig (written for the screen by), Louisa May Alcott (based on the novel by)

Synopsis: Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.



Written By: Scott Frank and James Mangold & Michael Green (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.

Written By: Shane Black (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Samantha Caine lives in a small town with her daughter. Eight years ago she emerged, two months pregnant, from a nearby river with no memory of her past or who she is. However, she's getting closer to finding out about her past.


The Lorax

Written By: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (screenplay by), Dr. Seuss (book by)

Synopsis: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Written By: Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson (screenplay by), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel by)

Synopsis: A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Written By: Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens & Stephen Sinclair & Peter Jackson (screenplay by), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel by)

Synopsis: While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Written By: Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens & Stephen Sinclair & Peter Jackson (screenplay by), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel by)

Synopsis: Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Written By: Sofia Coppola (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Written By: Richard Curtis (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.



Written By: Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff & Michael Lesslie (screenplay by), William Shakespeare (play by)

Synopsis: Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Written By: Matthew Weiner (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Written By: Kenneth Lonergan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.


The Martian

Written By: Drew Goddard (screenplay by), Andy Weir (novel by)

Synopsis: An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Written By: Noah Baumbach (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Written By: Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Written By: Tina Fey (screenplay by), Rosalind Wiseman (book by)

Synopsis: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Written By: Woody Allen (screenplay by)

Synopsis: While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.



Written By: Ari Aster (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.



Written By: Lee Isaac Chung (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.



Written By: Stephen King (novel by), William Goldman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.


The Mist

Written By: Frank Darabont (screenplay by), Stephen King (novel by)

Synopsis: A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Written By: Bruce Geller (television series by), David Koepp & Steven Zaillian (story by), David Koepp & Robert Towne (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.



Written By: Christopher Nolan (screenplay by), Jonathan Nolan (short story "Memento Mori")

SynopsisA man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Written By: Shane Black & Fred Dekker (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Written By: Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Written By: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay by), Molly Bloom (book by)

Synopsis: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Written By: Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin (screenplay by),
Stan Chervin (story by), Michael Lewis (book by)

Synopsis: Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Written By: Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McCraney (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Written By: John Hughes (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.



Written By: Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Written By: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Written By: Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Written By: Dan Gilroy (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Written By: John A. Russo & George A. Romero (screenplay by)

SynopsisA ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Written By: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (screenplay by), Cormac McCarthy (novel by)

Synopsis: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Written By: Ted Griffin (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Written By: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Written By: Budd Schulberg (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Written By: Robert Rodat (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Written By: Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Written By: Steven Knight (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Written By: Stephen King (novel by), Stephen King (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

Written By: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert (screen story by), Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Written By: Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope (screenplay by), Martin Sixsmith (book by)

Synopsis: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Written By: Eric Roth & Brian Helgeland (screenplay by), David Brin (novel by)

Synopsis: A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Written By: William Goldman (screenplay by)

Synopsis: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Written By:  Fred Dekker & Shane Black (written by), Jim Thomas & John Thomas (based on characters created by)

Synopsis: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Written By:  Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan (screenplay by), 
Christopher Priest (novel by)

Synopsis: After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Written By:  Mel Brooks (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A stage-play producer devises a plan to make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Written By: Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Written By: Bryan Woods and Scott Beck & John Krasinski (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Written By: Barry Morrow (story by), Ronald Bass & Barry Morrow (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.



Written By: Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava & Jim Capobianco (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Written By: Scott Z. Burns (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Written By: Quentin Tarantino (screenplay by)

Synopsis: When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Written By: Justin Roiland & Dan Harmon (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Written By: Max Allan Collins & Richard Piers Rayner (graphic novel by), David Self (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.



Written By: Lee Hall (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.



Written By: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Written By: Ira Levin (from the novel by), Roman Polanski (written for the screen by)

Synopsis: A young couple trying for a baby move into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, but find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.


The Room

Written By: Tommy Wiseau (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Johnny is a successful bank executive who lives quietly in a San Francisco townhouse with his future wife, Lisa. One day, putting aside any scruple, she seduces Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Written By: Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Written By: Robert Rodat (screenplay by)

Synopsis: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Written By: Oliver Stone (screenplay by)

Synopsis: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Written By: Mike White (screenplay by)

Synopsis: After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.

Written By: Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright (screenplay by), Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni Press graphic novels by)

Synopsis: In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.



Written By: Kevin Williamson (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Written By: Stephen King (novel by), David Koepp (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Written By: Bruce Kirschbaum & Sam Kass (screenplay by)

Synopsis: The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.



Written By: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio & Joe Stillman & Roger S.H. Schulman (screenplay by), Willaim Steig (book by)

Synopsis: A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.


Shrek 2

Written By: Andrew Adamson and Joe Stillman & J. David Stem & and David N. Weiss (screenplay by), William Steig (book by)

Synopsis: Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage. When they arrive, they find they are not as welcome as they thought they would be.



Written By: Taylor Sheridan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Written By: Thomas Harris (novel by), Ted Tally (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Written By: M. Night Shyamalan (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Written By: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by)

Synopsis: At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.