It’s Screenplay Season! Time to Download & Read the Best Scripts of the Year

Looking for scripts? We have the most comprehensive list of downloadable screenplay pdfs for the 2022 awards season.

Noi Sabal

We love awards season because you can download scripts (for free! Legally!), grab tons of screenplay pdfs and devour all of the best screenplays for movies released this year. Yay!

Why is Screenplay Season so amazing? Well, first of all coz all the screenplays are free. (And as struggling screenwriters, who doesn’t love free??) During this magical time of year, studios vying for the gold literally give away the best examples of screenwriting you can find, in the hope of tempting guild members into reading and voting for their screenplays in the various awards. So they all have “For Your Consideration” sites listing all manner of content: behind-the-scenes stills and videos, and, of course, what we’re most excited about, the screenplays. The only caveat: all screenplays are for educational purposes only. Speaking of which…

Since screenwriters need to read screenplays in order to write ’em, what could be better than reading screenplays written by the best screenwriters? Screenwriters who have already done what we want to do; get their screenplays finished, optioned, and made! So when you read the best, you can learn from the best, and, hopefully, become the best!

When you read screenplays, you absorb the cadence of the Action… find the patterns in the patter of Dialogue… get a feel for the succinctness of Scenes. (And! You’ll discover that all Screenwriting Rules are made to be broken — but you have to know you’re breaking them!)

I’ve been downloading and reading Awards Season screenplays for a long, long time. I have a shelf lined with every iteration of iPad (all with cracked screens!) that I keep just because they are stuffed with the many amazing screenplays I’ve downloaded over the years. And every year, my screenplay collection grows thanks to this once-a-year, studio sanctioned, bonanza of free scripts to download. And with the links below, you can start — or grow! — your own collection of scripts too!

So without further ado… Here are the links to the best movie script pdfs and screenplay downloads for the 2022 Awards Season. Enjoy!

Download these scripts now; after awards season, they’ll be gone!

45 Screenplay PDFs to Download for Free

For Educational Purposes Only

Screenplay Title
Annette Undated draft by Ron Mael and Russell Mael
Being The Ricardos Undated draft by Aaron Sorkin
Belfast August 2020 (shooting draft) by Kenneth Branagh
The Boss Baby: Family Business January 7, 2021 (final draft) by Michael McCullers (Story by Tom McGrath & Michael McCullers)
C’Mon C’Mon Undated draft by Mike Mills
The Card Counter Undated draft written by Paul Schrader
CODA Undated draft by Siân Heder (Based on La Famille Belier)
Cyrano Undated draft by Erica Schmidt, Based on the stage musical adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser
Don’t Look Up Undated draft Written by Adam McKay Story by Adam McKay and David Sirota
Dune June 19, 2020 (salmon revisions, final shooting draft) by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth (Based on the novel ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert)
The Electric Life of Louis Wain Undated draft by Simon Stephenson and Will Sharpe
Encanto Undated draft by Charise Castro Smith & Jared Bush
The French Dispatch (aka “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun”) Undated draft by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness, Jason Schwartzman
The Hand Of God — English version — (E’ Stata La Mano DiDio) Undated draft by Paolo Sorrentino
The Hand Of God — original Italian — (E’ Stata La Mano DiDio) Undated draft by Paolo Sorrentino
The Harder They Fall Undated draft Screen Story by Jeymes Samuel. Screenplay by Jeymes Samuel and Boaz Yakin
A Hero October 2020 Adapted by Asghar Farhadi
House of Gucci Undated draft by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna, Story by Becky Johnston, Based on the book The House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden
The Humans Undated draft by Stephen Karam, From a play by Stephen Karam
Invasion (aka “Encounter”) September 29, 2020 (white draft) by Joe Barton and Michael Pearce
Jockey Undated draft by Clint Bentley & Greg Kwedar
King Richard November 19, 2021 (Final as Filmed Draft) by Zach Baylin
Last Night In Soho Undated draft by Edgar Wright & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Story by Edgar Wright
The Lost Daughter Undated FYC draft by Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante
Luca 5/10/2021 (final draft) by Jesse Andrews Mike Jones
MacBeth (aka “The Tragedy of MacBeth”) 1/16/20 (blue REVISED) by Joel Coen. Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Mass Undated draft by Fran Kranz
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines Undated draft by Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe
Nightmare Alley December 1, 2021 (Final Shooting Script) Written by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, Based on the Novel by William Lindsay Gresham
Nine Days August 2, 2019 (yellow draft) by Edson Oda
No Time To Die Undated draft by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Story by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga
Parallel Mothers Undated draft by Pedro Almodóvar
Passing Undated draft by Rebecca Hall, Based on the Novella by Nella Larsen
The Power of the Dog Undated draft by Jane Campion, Based on The Power of the Dog By Thomas Savage
Raya and The Last Dragon Undated draft by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim
Red Rocket October 25th, 2020 (Green Revision Draft) by Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch
Respect Undated draft by Tracey Scott Wilson, Story by Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson
Spencer Undated Shooting Script by Steven Knight
Spirit Untamed January 29, 2021 (MPAA Screening script) by Aury Wallington and Kristin Hahn, Additional Dialogue by Katherine Nolfi
Stillwater Undated draft by Tom McCarthy & Marcus Hinchey and Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré
Swan Song Undated draft by Benjamin Cleary
The Tender Bar Undated draft by William Monahan (based on the book by J.R. Moehringer)
Tick, Tick… Boom! Undated draft by Steven Levenson, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, Based on the musical by Jonathan Larson
The Tomorrow War Undated draft by Zach Dean
West Side Story Undated draft by Tony Kushner, Based on the book for the musical by Arthur Laurents

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