The Departed Script PDF Download: Quotes, Plot, and Ending

What makes The Departed so great? Is the gritty storytelling, character growth and fantastic dialogue? Yes, but it has something else going for it; a dual-protagonist plot. Based on a Chinese film called Internal Affairs and loosely based on the real-life gangster Whitey Bulger, The Departed script is a master class in storytelling. In this… Continue reading The Departed Script PDF Download: Quotes, Plot, and Ending

Back to the Future Script PDF Download: Quotes & Character Arcs Explained

Did you know that the Back to the Future script was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 1986 Academy Awards? Back to the Future may be most famous for its incredible production design and visual effects, but the script is excellent as well. We’re going to break down the Back to the Future screenplay… Continue reading Back to the Future Script PDF Download: Quotes & Character Arcs Explained

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Script: Quotes & Characters

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of the best Christmas movies of all-time. It may be a bit raunchier than most of its contemporaries, but at its core, the film is about the power of family – and it boasts a serious wholesome message. We’re going to break down the Christmas Vacation movie script by… Continue reading National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Script: Quotes & Characters

A Christmas Story Script PDF Download: Quotes & Characters

Every year, A Christmas Story plays on December 25th for 24 hours straight. Why? Tradition only goes so far. A timeless, high-quality story is what really makes a movie stand out. In this article we will analyze A Christmas Story script so we can better understand why this particular film has lasted for so many years.… Continue reading A Christmas Story Script PDF Download: Quotes & Characters

Shane Black Movies & Screenwriting Explained [PDF Downloads]

Believe it or not, there was a time in Hollywood when all studios wanted was a spec script. The next big thing. More Shane Black movies. Before Hollywood became the land of superheroes, reboots, and remakes, it was the land of original IP. Welcome to the ‘80s and ‘90s, when writers would write, directors would… Continue reading Shane Black Movies & Screenwriting Explained [PDF Downloads]

Batman Begins Script PDF Download: Quotes, Characters & Plot

Christopher Nolan has become one of the biggest filmmakers on the planet, and his first time with a licensed property helped him get there. Co-written with David S. Goyer, Batman Begins was a blast of fresh air, getting major critical appraisal, bringing in a new era for both the Dark Knight and superhero films. That’s… Continue reading Batman Begins Script PDF Download: Quotes, Characters & Plot

Halloween Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

In the plethora of slasher-horror films from the ’70s and ’80s, none stand out more than the  Halloween (1978) script. Why does this older horror film stand the test time, both critically and with fans? Regardless of the genre, every great movie starts with a great screenplay. In this article we will break down the… Continue reading Halloween Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

The Dark Knight Rises Script PDF Download: Ending, Quotes, and Characters

The Dark Knight Rises script laid the groundwork for the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Although it wasn’t as well received as its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises still had plenty of great moments. We’re going to break down The Dark Knight Rises script by looking at characters, dialogue, and story-arcs. But first,… Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises Script PDF Download: Ending, Quotes, and Characters

Zootopia Script PDF Download: Characters, Quotes, and Plot

Disney is well known for its charming, witty and emotional animated stories, and the Zootopia script is no different. Writers Jared Bush and Phil Johnston provide a thought-provoking screenplay that is, in fact, a thinly veiled commentary on prejudice and stereotypes. As we break down the script and provide a Zootopia summary, we will show… Continue reading Zootopia Script PDF Download: Characters, Quotes, and Plot

Die Hard Script PDF Download: Quotes, Characters and Ending

Before John McClane was the quintessential action hero, he was just part of someone’s imagination on the page. Die Hard set the template for a generation of action movies that followed. But what made this particular story so special? Let’s journey through the air ducts for a complete Die Hard script analysis complete with the… Continue reading Die Hard Script PDF Download: Quotes, Characters and Ending

Manchester By The Sea Script PDF Download: Plot, Dialogue, and Ending

Manchester By The Sea garnered a lot of critical acclaim upon release in 2016, including two Academy Awards: Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. There’s a lot we can learn from the Manchester By The Sea script, from its characters to its dialogue. We’re going to break down the Manchester By The Sea screenplay so… Continue reading Manchester By The Sea Script PDF Download: Plot, Dialogue, and Ending

Alien Script PDF Download: Plot, Characters and Ending

If you are looking for the definitive science-fiction/horror screenplay, then look no further than the Alien script (1979). Writers Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett seamlessly blend the two genres into a story that excels at building tension and inciting fear. As we break down the screenplay, we will provide an Alien summary, plot points and… Continue reading Alien Script PDF Download: Plot, Characters and Ending

Revenge of the Sith Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) is considered the best of the Star Wars prequels by critics and fans who credit its improvement over trilogy predecessors The Phantom Menace (1999) and Attack of the Clones (2002) to a richer and more compelling story. This sentiment is not universally shared, however, as the… Continue reading Revenge of the Sith Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

Moonlight Script PDF Download: Characters, Quotes, and Ending

Moonlight is a 2016 film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. While it’s perhaps better known these days for the mix-up that ensued during the Oscar ceremony, the film itself is a breathtakingly beautiful tale that follows a young, black, gay man through childhood into early adulthood. There’s much screenwriters can learn from… Continue reading Moonlight Script PDF Download: Characters, Quotes, and Ending

Thor: Ragnarok Script PDF Download: Characters, Quotes, and Ending

Thor never had the most popular films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He wasn’t as popular as Iron Man, and his films weren’t as critically-acclaimed as Captain America’s. That all changed with the third film in his series, Thor: Ragnarok. Even from just the Thor: Ragnarok script, you could tell this was going to be… Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Script PDF Download: Characters, Quotes, and Ending

Casablanca Script PDF Download: Quotes, Characters, and Ending

Casablanca is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made. But did you know that the Casablanca script was actually adapted from an unproduced stage play? We’re going to touch on the production history of the Casablanca screenplay but first, let’s remind ourselves of the plot, quotes, characters, and ending. Make sure to… Continue reading Casablanca Script PDF Download: Quotes, Characters, and Ending

Explore and Read the Best Free Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

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… Continue reading Explore and Read the Best Free Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

Ratatouille Script PDF Download: Plot, Characters, and Ending

Only nine animated films have ever been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; Ratatouille is one of them. There’s so much that we can learn from the Ratatouille script from plot to characters to its satisfying ending. So, cook up your best dish, download a PDF copy, and follow along as we… Continue reading Ratatouille Script PDF Download: Plot, Characters, and Ending

Uncut Gems Script PDF Download: Plot, Characters, and Analysis

Every screenwriter wants to craft a taut and exciting story that keeps viewers riveted from first page to last. Not only are most amateur scripts not up to it, even many produced scripts fail to achieve this. The Safdie brothers’ Uncut Gems script is one of the rare screenplays that meets the challenge. This article… Continue reading Uncut Gems Script PDF Download: Plot, Characters, and Analysis