Hail Caesar 8

One of the few benefits of the frenzied awards race is Hollywood’s outpouring of materials associated with the contenders. Perhaps the biggest perk is the release of full scripts one is able to download legally, directly from the studios.

Currently available are some of the year’s top screenplays, including Moonlight, Silence, 20th Century Women, Hail, Caesar!, Manchester by the Sea, Nocturnal Animals, Love & Friendship, Julieta, Jackie, Elle, Arrival, Toni Erdmann, Hell or High Water, La La Land, and more.

We’ll be updating this post as these and more arrive over the coming months, so bookmark the page, but one can check out everything thus far below (right click and save to download, or open in your browser by clicking the titles). To catch up on the last few years, check out the 2015 screenplays2014 screenplays and the 2013 screenplays, if they are still available.

20th Century Women (Mike Mills – A24)

A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness – Focus Features)

Anthropoid (Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin – Bleecker Street)

Arrival (Eric Heisserer – Paramount Pictures)

The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker – Fox Searchlight)

Bridget Jones’s Baby (Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, and Emma Thompson – Bleecker Street)

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross – Bleecker Street)

The Comedian (Lewis Friedman, Richard LaGravenese, Art Linson, and Jeff Ross – Sony Classics)

Deadpool (Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – Fox)

Denial (David Hare – Bleecker Street)

Elle (David Birke – Sony Classics)

Equity (Amy Fox – Sony Classics)

Eye in the Sky (Guy Hibbert – Bleecker Street)

Fences (August Wilson – Paramount Pictures)

The Founder (Robert Siegel – The Weinstein Company)

The Girl on the Train (Erin Cressida Wilson – Universal Pictures)

Gold (Patrick Massett and John Zinman – The Weinstein Company)

Hail, Caesar! (Joel and Ethan Coen – Universal Pictures)

Hell or High Water (Taylor Sheridan – Universal Pictures)

Hidden Figures (Fox – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi)

The Hollars (James C. Strouse – Sony Classics)

The Invitation (click to download) (Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi – Drafthouse Films)

I Saw the Light (Marc Abraham – Sony Classics)

Jackie (Noah Oppenheim – Fox Searchlight)

Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar – Sony Classics)

Kubo and the Two Strings (Marc Haimes and Chris Butler – Focus Features)

La La Land (click to download) (Damien Chazelle – Lionsgate)

Land of Mine (Martin Zandvliet – Sony Classics)

Lion (Luke Davies – The Weinstein Company)

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman – Amazon Studios)

Loving (Jeff Nichols – Focus Features)

Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller – Sony Classics)

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan – Amazon Studios)

The Meddler (Lorene Scafaria – Sony Classics)

Miles Ahead (Steven Baigelman and Don Cheadle – Sony Classics)

Moonlight (Barry Jenkins – A24)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Nia Vardalos – Universal Pictures)

Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford – Focus Features)

The Red Turtle (Michaël Dudok de Wit – Sony Classics)

The Secret Life of Pets (Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, and Brian Lynch – Universal Pictures)

Silence (Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese – Paramount Pictures)

Sing (Garth Jennings – Universal Pictures)

Sing Street (John Carney – The Weinstein Company)

Sully (Todd Komarnicki – Warner Bros.)

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade – Sony Classics)

Zootopia (Jared Bush and Phil Johnson – Walt Disney)

What are your favorite screenplays of the year?

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