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Sam Mendes Scripts Collection: Screenplay Downloads

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children’s books. Their marriage didn’t last long, James divorced Sam’s mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old. Sam was educated at Cambridge University and joined the Chichester Festival Theatre following his graduation in 1987. Afterwards, he directed Judi Dench in “The Cherry Orchard”, for which he won a Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer. He then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he directed such productions as “Troilus and Cressida” with Ralph Fiennes and “Richard III”.

In 1992, he became artistic director of the reopened Donmar Warehouse in London, where he directed such productions as “The Glass Menagerie” and the revival of the musical “Cabaret”, which earned four Tony Awards including one for Best Revival of a Musical. He also directed “The Blue Room” starring Nicole Kidman.

In 1999, he got the chance to direct his first feature film, American Beauty (1999). The movie earned 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Mendes, which is a rare feat for a first-time film director.

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

Directed by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

ROAD TO PERDITION (2000)

Directed and Screenplay by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

JARHEAD (2005)

Directed by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (2008)

Directed and Screenplay by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

SKYFALL (2012)

Directed by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

SPECTRE (2015)

Directed by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

1971 (2019)

Directed by Sam Mendes – Read the screenplay!

 

 

Screenplays: FREE Download 2022-2023 Oscar Contenders UPDATED + Over 750 More Film Scripts

UPDATED Nov 2022: If you want to be a screenwriter you need to read a lot of screenplays. And if you are going to read film scripts might as well read some of this year’s best. Below is an active running list of 2022-2023 Oscar Contending Screenplays. I’ll be adding new screenplays as they become available so check back often.

PLEASE NOTE: These screenplays are FREE and LEGAL to download for educational purposes. The studios will only keep them online throughout the awards season so the clock is ticking. Enjoy. 

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast, with guests like Oscar Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


2022-2023 Oscar Contending Screenplays

2021-2022 Oscar Contending Screenplays


2021 Oscar-Winning Screenplays

The Father – (Sony Classics) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Original Screenplay)
Promising Young Woman – (Focus Features) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Adapted Screenplay)

2020-2021 Oscar Contending Screenplays


2019 Oscar Winning Screenplays

Parasite – (NEON) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Original Screenplay)
Jo Jo Rabbit – (Fox Searchlight) – OSCAR WINNER (Best Adapted Screenplay)

2019 Oscar Contending Screenplays


2018 Oscar Contending Screenplays


2017 Oscar Contending Screenplays


2016 Oscar Contending Screenplays


Best of 2015 Screenplays


Best of 2014 Screenplays


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Best of 2013 Screenplays


Best of 2012 Screenplays


BONUS: Oscar Nominated and Winning Screenplays

Emma Thompson Films Scripts Collection: Screenplay Downloads

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors – father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. Thompson’s wit was cultivated by a cheerful, clever, creative family atmosphere, and she was a popular and successful student. She attended Cambridge University, studying English Literature, and was part of the university’s Footlights Group, the famous group where, previously, many of the Monty Python members had first met.

Thompson graduated in 1980 and embarked on her career in entertainment, beginning with stints on BBC radio and touring with comedy shows. She soon got her first major break in television, on the comedy skit program Alfresco (1983), writing and performing along with her fellow Footlights Group alums Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. She also worked on other TV comedy review programs in the mid-1980s, occasionally with some of her fellow Footlights alums, and often with actor Robbie Coltrane.

Thompson found herself collaborating again with Fry in 1985, this time in his stage adaptation of the play “Me and My Girl” in London’s West End, in which she had a leading role, playing Sally Smith. The show was a success and she received favorable reviews, and the strength of her performance led to her casting as the lead in the BBC television miniseries Fortunes of War (1987), in which Thompson and her co-star, Kenneth Branagh, play an English ex-patriate couple living in Eastern Europe as the Second World War erupts. Thompson won a BAFTA Award for her work on the program. She married Branagh in 1989, continued to work with him professionally, and formed a production company with him. In the late 80s and early 90s, she starred in a string of well-received and successful television and film productions, most notably her lead role in the Merchant-Ivory production of Howards End (1992), which confirmed her ability to carry a movie on both sides of the Atlantic and appropriately showered her with trans-Atlantic honors – both an Oscar and a BAFTA award.

Since then, Thompson has continued to move effortlessly between the art film world and mainstream Hollywood, though even her Hollywood roles tend to be in more up-market productions. She continues to work on television as well, but is generally very selective about which roles she takes. She writes for the screen as well, such as the screenplay for Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (1995), in which she also starred as Elinor Dashwood, and the teleplay adaptation of Margaret Edson’s acclaimed play Wit (2001), in which she also starred.

Thompson is known for her sophisticated, skillful, though her critics say somewhat mannered, performances, and of course for her arch wit, which she is unafraid to point at herself – she is a fearless self-satirist. Thompson and Branagh divorced in 1994, and Thompson is now married to fellow actor Greg Wise, who had played Willoughby in Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility (1995). Thompson and Wise have one child, Gaia, born in 1999. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to drama.

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995)

Screenplay by Emma Thompson – Read the screenplay!

PRIMARY COLORS (1998)

Screenplay by Elaine Mae – Read the screenplay!

LOVE ACTUALLY (2003)

Screenplay by Richard Curtis – Read the screenplay!

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004)

Screenplay by Steve Kloves – Read the screenplay!

STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006)

Screenplay by Steve Kloves – Read the screenplay!

LAST CHANCE HARVEY (2008)

Screenplay by Joel Hopkins – Read the screenplay!

AN EDUCATION (2009)

Screenplay by Nick Hornby – Read the screenplay!

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS – PART II (2011)

Screenplay by Steve Kloves – Read the screenplay!

MEN IN BLACK 3 (2012)

Screenplay by Etan Cohen and Lowell Cunningham – Read the screenplay!

SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)

Screenplay by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith – Read the screenplay!

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY (2016)

Screenplay by Emma Thompson – Read the screenplay!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky & Evan Spiliotopoulos – Read the screenplay!

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL (2019)

Screenplay by Caitlin Moran – Read the screenplay!

 

Alan Ball Scripts Collection: Screenplay Downloads

Alan Ball is an American writer, director and producer who is known for writing the acclaimed film American Beauty and creating the HBO series True Blood starring Anna Paquin. He also wrote the films Towelhead and Uncle Frank. He also created Here and Now, Six Feet Under and Banshee. He won awards for American Beauty and True Blood.

Ball broke into television as a writer and story editor on the situation comedies Grace Under Fire and Cybill.

Ball has written three films, American Beauty (1999), Towelhead (2007) and Uncle Frank (2020), the latter of which he also produced and directed. He is also the creator, writer and executive producer of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball was the showrunner for True Blood for its first five seasons.

In 2010 Ball began work on a television adaptation of the crime noir novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston, to be titled All Signs of Death. In December 2010, after several months of pre-production, HBO cancelled production on the project.

Ball was also one of the executive producers of the Cinemax series Banshee.

In July 2016, it was announced that Ball’s family drama Here and Now had been ordered to series by HBO. Starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, the show was cancelled in April 2018 after one ten-episode season.

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

Screenplay by Alan Ball – Read the screenplay!

TOWELHEAD (2007)

Directed and Screenplay by Alan Ball – Read the screenplay!

UNCLE FRANK (2020)

Directed and Screenplay by Alan Ball – WILL POST ONCE AVAILABLE!

 

 

 

Barry Jenkins Scripts Collection: Screenplays Download

Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a producer and director, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Moonlight (2016) and Medicine for Melancholy (2008).

Following an eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking, Jenkins directed and co-wrote the LGBT-themed independent drama Moonlight (2016), which won numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. Jenkins received an Oscar nomination for Best Director and jointly won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay with Tarell Alvin McCraney. He became the fourth black person to be nominated for Best Director and the second black person to direct a Best Picture winner. He released his third directorial feature If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018 to critical praise, and earned nominations for his screenplay at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

He is also known for his work in television. Jenkins directed “Chapter V” of the Netflix series Dear White People in 2017. In 2021, he directed the Amazon Video limited series The Underground Railroad based on the novel of the same name and received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie nomination.

In 2017, Jenkins was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY(2008)

Directed and Screenplay by Barry Jenkins – WILL POST ONCE AVAILABLE!

MOONLIGHT (2016)

Directed and Screenplay by Barry Jenkins – Read the screenplay!

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (2018)

Directed and Screenplay by Barry Jenkins – Read the screenplay!

 

 

 

Michael Mann Scripts Collection: Screenplays Download

in Chicago, Illinois, USA ) as a director, screenwriter, and producer, four-time Academy Award© nominee Michael Mann has established himself as one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers in American cinema.

After writing and directing the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television movie The Jericho Mile (1979), Mann made his feature-film directorial debut with Thief (1981), followed by executive producing the television series Miami Vice (1984).

He went on to direct Manhunter (1986), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995), and The Insider (1999), Ali (2001), Collateral (2004), a film adaptation of Miami Vice (2006), Public Enemies (2009), and most recently, Blackhat (2015).

As a producer, Mann’s work includes Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004), Hancock (2008), Texas Killing Fields (2011), and the HBO series Luck (2011) and Witness (2012). He has been a member of the DGA since 1977, and currently sits on the DGA’s National Board.

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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MANHUNTER (1986)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

HEAT (1995)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

THE INSIDER (1999)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

ALI (2001)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

COLLATERAL (2004)

Directed by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

MIAMI VICE (2006)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009)

Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann – Read the screenplay!

 

 

Mick Garris Scripts Collection: Screenplays Download

Born in Santa Monica, California, on December 4, 1951, Mick Garris grew up with his mother in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Van Nuys from age 12, following his parents’ divorce. Garris was making his own 8mm home movies around that time, and when he got older be became a freelance critic for a number of film and music celebrities. He wrote publications for various bands and movies for newspapers and magazines like “The San Diego Door”, “The Los Angewles Herald-Examiner”, “Cinefantastique” and “Starlog” through the 1970s.

For eight years he was the lead singer in a band called The Horsefeathers Quintet, which disbanded in 1976. In 1977 Garris was hired as a receptionist in George Lucas’ newly formed company Star Wars Corporation where, through industry contacts, he created and served as the on-screen host for a Los Angeles cable access interview program show called “Fastasy Film Festival,” which aired on L.A.’s legendary Z-Channel. Guests included filmmakers like John Landis, Joe Dante, John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg and actors like William Shatner and Christopher Lee.

In 1980 Garris worked as a press agent for the newly merged Pickwick-Maslansky-Koeninsberg agency. He also began making a name for himself with photographing and directing “making-of…” features for such films as Scanners (1981), The Howling (1981), Halloween II (1981), The Thing (1982) and Videodrome (1983). In 1982 Garris was hired by MCA/Universal to write the script for Coming Soon (1982), which was a collection of horror movie trailers featuring Jamie Lee Curtis as the hostess and directed by John Landis. While struggling to find more work, Garris was hired by Steven Spielberg to be one of the writers and story editors for Spielberg’s sci-fi anthology series Amazing Stories (1985).

Garris worked as as an editor again for Spielberg in the sci-fi fantasy *batteries not included (1987). He also wrote screenplays for more horror anthology TV shows, from Freddy’s Nightmares (1988) to a stint on the HBO cable series Tales from the Crypt (1989), as well as co-writer on the screenplays for The Fly II (1989) and the ‘Stephen Sommers’ remake The Mummy (1999). Garris wrote and directed Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) as a prequel to the Anthony Perkins “Psycho” films, featuring Perkins in his fourth (and last) appearance as Norman Bates. Co-starring with Perkins was Henry Thomas (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) fame), whom Garris hired to play young Norman. That same year Garris was approached by MCA/Universal to create a syndicated TV series about werewolves which was to be based on the hit John Landis film An American Werewolf in London (1981). The resulting series, She-Wolf of London (1990), ran for two seasons.

In 1992 Garris directed an original screenplay by Stephen King, Sleepwalkers (1992). The following year Garris received story and screenplay credit for the comic horror film Hocus Pocus (1993), and the year after that he took the reins at the request of Stephen King for the six-hour mini-series The Stand (1994) based on King’s best-selling horror novel. The mini-series, which had a grueling 20-month shooting schedule, was one of the most-watched shows of 1994. Garris and King again teamed up for a three-part made-for-TV rewriting of King’s novel, The Shining (1997). Later that year Garris oversaw the directing for Quicksilver Highway (1997), based on a pair of horror stories by King and Clive Barker.

Garris directed Höst (1998) (later changed to “Virtual Obsession”), based on a novel by Peter James, with a screenplay written by P.G. Sturges, about a computer genius stalked by a female colleague bent on digitizing her consciousness. Taking a break from horror films, Garris directed The Judge (2001), an adaption of the mystery novel by Steve Martini. Garris and Stephen King reunited for Riding the Bullet (2004), directed by Garris and written by King, based on an internet short short about a hitchhiker being picked up by a soul-searching angel of death driving a 1959 Plymouth. They also collaborated on Desperation (2006), based on King’s 1997 horror novel.

In 2005 Garris was able to assemble a group of his fellow horror film directors in the anthology horror series Masters of Horror (2005), which he created and executive-produced. Garris’ own contribution, “Chocolate”, was based on his own short story, written 20 years earlier.

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE (1988)

Directed and Screenplay by Mick Garris – Read the screenplay!

THE FLY II (1989)

Screenplay by Mick Garris – Read the screenplay!

SLEEPWALKERS (1992)

Directed by Mick Garris – Read the screenplay!

HOCUS POCUS (1993)

Screenplay by Mick Garris – Read the screenplay!

UNBROKEN (2014)

Produced by Mick Garris – Read the screenplay!

 

 

Curtis Hanson Scripts Collection: Screenplays Download

Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997).
Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal Pictures’ 8 Mile (2002), which co-starred Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer and many Detroit-based actors.
For his work of L.A. Confidential, Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing with Brian Helgeland, alongside with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and for winning the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, and became one of the five directors (alongside Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, and Barry Jenkins) to ever sweep “The Big Four” critics awards (LAFCA, NBR, NYFCC, NSFC). An active member of the Directors Guild of America, he was a member of the Creative Rights Committee, the President’s Committee on Film Preservation, and the Film Foundation.

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


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L.A CONFIDENTIAL (1997)

Directed and Screenplay by Curtis Hanson – Read the screenplay!

WONDER BOYS (2000)

Directed by Curtis Hanson – Read the screenplay!

8 MILE (2002)

Directed by Curtis Hanson – Read the screenplay!

 

 

Lord of the Rings Scripts Collection: Screenplays Download

Here’s a collection of every Lord of the Rings screenplay available on-line. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section. I’ve included The Hobbit: There and Back Again, one screenplay for the entire trilogy.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast, with guest like Oscar Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


 

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, and Philippa Boyens

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, and Philippa Boyens

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, and Philippa Boyens

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, Philipa Boyens, & Fran Walsh

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Transcript)

Screenplay by Philipa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, & Fran Walsh

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Transcript)

Screenplay by Philipa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, & Fran Walsh

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (Entire Hobbit Trilogy in One Screenplay)

Screenplay by Philipa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, & Fran Walsh

Bruce Joel Rubin Scripts Collection: Screenplays Download

Bruce Joel Rubin was born on March 10, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Ghost (1990), Deep Impact (1998) and Jacob’s Ladder (1990). He has been married to Blanche Rubin since January 29, 1970. They have two children.

At the age of five, Bruce Rubin had a spiritual experience playing in a sandbox in the middle of the afternoon. The sun disappeared and a dense night sky appeared in its place. Infinite galaxies were swirling in the vastness of his own head and he sensed the entire universe was contained within him. He knew instantly he was one with all there was. In the years that followed, Bruce became an Oscar-winning screenwriter, a spiritual teacher and most recently, a photographer. Each aspect of his life has been a conscious effort to explore and reveal what he learned in that sandbox.
Bruce was born in the middle of WWII and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Sondra and Jimmy Rubin. He has a younger brother and sister, Gary and Marci. There was very little remarkable about him. He wanted to be an actor, writer, director but had no talent to speak of. In 1965 he took a massive (and accidental) overdose of LSD and began a journey which lasted between 3 and 4 billion years. When he returned he knew he would have stories to tell. He also knew he needed to find a teacher, so he hitchhiked around the world for nearly two years in search of one.
After living in ashrams in India and in a Tibetan monastery in Kathmandu, he met his teacher Rudi in New York City just blocks from where he had begun his journey. Rudi taught a meditation practice that became the foundation for Bruce’s spiritual life. He has meditated every day since. 
Bruce’s screenwriting career began late in his life. Earlier he had been an assistant film editor for the NBC Nightly News, and Curator and Head of the Film Department at the Whitney Museum in New York. When Rudi died, Bruce gave up his museum career to continue his spiritual practice with a disciple of Rudi’s in Bloomington, Indiana. While there he was also writing movies, twice locking himself in a hotel room and refusing to emerge without a finished script. He also began teaching meditation to an expanding community of fellow seekers and continues holding classes to this day.
In 1984 Bruce’s first film, Brainstorm, opened and his friend Brian De Palma told him he would never have a film career if he stayed in the Midwest. Blanche got the message, quit her job, put their house up for sale, and said we’re moving to Hollywood. In the next 25 years Bruce wrote eleven movies and directed one of them. During that time, he continued teaching and practicing meditation.
After 44 years of daily meditation, Bruce experienced what is referred to as a spiritual awakening. For him it was a revelation that there was no one to awaken. The illusion of a separate ego dissolved and left him in a state of extraordinary emptiness and inexplicable expansion. It was a profound step in a journey that began in a sandbox and continues to this moment.
Bruce continues to share his evolving experience with his students. His talks can be found on YouTube and on this site. Recently, he also discovered photography as an unexpected opportunity for communicating his spiritual vision. The result of always having an iPhone in his pocket, he describes this new phase in his creative life as the discovery of seeing. As Bruce explains, “The mystery and magic of the world is not hidden. It is under our feet, on old walls, in rusting garbage cans. The beauty, the wonder, never ends.”

Below are all the screenplays available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please leave the link in the comment section.

When you are done reading take a listen to Apple and Spotify’s #1 Screenwriting Podcast The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcastwith guest like Oscar® Winner Eric Roth, James V. HartDavid ChaseJohn AugustOliver Stone and more.


(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).

DEADLY FRIEND (1986)

Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin – Buy the screenplay!

GHOST (1990)

(Won the Oscar®) Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin – Read the screenplay!

JACOB’S LADDER (1990)

Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin – Read the screenplay!

DEEP IMPACT (1998)

Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin – Read the screenplay!

STUART LITTLE 2 (2002)

Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin – Read the screenplay!

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE (2009)

Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin – Read the screenplay!