The Best Picture Oscar winners from the 1980s were a watershed in telling incredible stories. From intimate family dramas to sweeping epics, it was an amazing decade for cinematic storytelling.
Here are the scripts for the Best Picture winners.
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(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).
RAIN MAN (1989)
THE LAST EMPEROR (1988)
Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci – Read the transcript!
Screenplay by Oliver Stone – Read the script!
OUT OF AFRICA (1986)
Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke – Read the script!
Screenplay by Peter Shaffer – Read the script!
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1984)
Screenplay by James L. Brooks – Read the script!
Screenplay by John Briley – Read the script!
CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1982)
Screenplay by Colin Welland – Read the script!
ORDINARY PEOPLE (1981)
Screenplay by Alvin Sargent – Read the script!
KRAMER VS KRAMER (1980)
Screenplay by Avery Corman and Robert Benton – Read the script!