Action films provide an exhilarating thrill ride across continents, into other worlds we’ve never seen before. There are so many action scripts to choose from that at some point, we’re sure to come up with a Volume 2. If you’re looking to write an action screenplay, read these scripts and pay particular attention to the action descriptions.
Here are the Top Ten, I mean Top Twelve (I had to add a couple more) Action Films in no particular order. Do you think we’re missing a script? Let us know by providing the link in the comment section.
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(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)
Screenplay by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nick Lathouris – Read the script!
KINGSMEN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014)
Screenplay by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn – Read the script!
KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 (2003)
Screenplay by Quentin Tarrantino – Read the script!
JOHN WICK (2015)
Screenplay by Derek Kolstad – Read the script!
THE HUNGER GAMES (2012)
Screenplay by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray – Read the script!
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001)
Screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson and David Ayer – Read the script!
DIE HARD (1988)
Screenplay by Jeb Stuart – Read the script!
THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2001)
Screenplay by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron – Read the script!
BABY DRIVER (2014)
Screenplay by Edgar Wright – Read the script!
Screenplay by James Cameron – Read the script!
LETHAL WEAPON (1986)
Screenplay by Shane Black – Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Jim Thomas and John Thomas – Read the screenplay!