Laura Crisp Davis

Comic. Screenwriter. Bestselling Author.


I’m keeping a log of scripts that I read each month toward a goal of #100Screenplays in 2020. This challenge is for educational purposes only, intended as a fun peek at the behind-the-scenes of the film industry.


I have a confession. I’ve pretty much stopped reading books. In 2018, I happily accepted a friend’s invitation to join a small, private reading group. We were supposed to post when we’d read a book from various categories: a new book, a new author, a favorite author, a certain genre, etc. but at the end of the year, I’d posted twice. TWO books. How could that be accurate? I felt like I was reading ALL. THE. TIME. Then I realized… I’d switched to reading screenplays! In fact, I estimate I read at least 95 screenplays that year! So, I made it official. I challenged myself to read 100 screenplays in 2019.

The invitation: 

This year, I’m inviting you to join me to read #100screenplays2020.
Are you up for it? Fellow writers, movie fans, and avid readers—if you join me, let me know by using the hashtags: #100Screenplays2020 #amreading
PS I’ll join Screenwriting Magazine for their read a #ScreenplayADay challenge in December, leading up to National Screenwriters Day on January 5. They tweet a new script challenge each day, which I will share on social media and to this list.

I’m joining @sadiefskyheart ‘s FREE read #100Screenplays2020 challenge! #amreading

Where to find scripts:

Indie Film Hustle a great place to find current Oscar contenders & writer collections.
Drew’s Script-o-rama – when you can’t find it anywhere else, it’s probably here.
National Screenwriters Day home of the annual #ScreenplayADay reading challenge.


If you want to read any award season scripts, go download before the Oscars because some studios will remove them afterward.

1. Knives Out*
2. 1917
3. Rocketman*
4. The Two Popes*
5. Joker
6. Irishman, The
7. Marriage Story
8. Jojo Rabbit
9. Little Women
10. Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
11. Parasite
12. Ford v. Ferrari
13. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
14. Dolemite is My Name
15. Hustlers
16. Pain and Glory
17. Richard Jewell
18. Addams Family (1991)
19. Friday the 13th
20. Get Out
21. The Godfather
22. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
23. Laws of Attraction
24. Seventh Seal
25. The Game
26. What About Bob?
27. Big
28. Elizabethtown
29. Dumb & Dumber
30. Ghost
31. Breaking Bad (pilot)
32. West Wing (pilot)
33. Shakespeare in Love
34. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
35. Grand Budapest Hotel
36. Nebraska
37. The Martian
38. Back to the Future
39. Somewhere in Time
40. Groundhog Day
41. Leap Year
42. 13 Going On 30
43. Mr. Nobody
44. Twelve Monkeys
45. Peggy Sue Got Married
46. Doctor Strange
47. Blast From the Past
48. Booksmart
49. The Breakfast Club
50. Ten Things I Hate About You
51. Dead Poets Society
52. Good Will Hunting
53. If Beale Street Could Talk
54. Do The Right Thing
55. Loving
56. Green Book
57. Selma
58. Mudbound (pilot)
59. Fruitvale Station
60. 12 Years A Slave
61. Fences
62. Malcolm X
63. Remember the Titans
64. Amistad
65. The Hate U Give
66. 12 Angry Men
67. Hidden Figures
68. All The President’s Men
69. Bridge of Spies
70. Harriet
71. Meet The Parents
72. Freaky Friday (1976)
73. Freaky Friday (2003)
74. Clueless
75. Legally Blonde
76. My Cousin Vinny
77. Thelma & Louise
78. Inception
79. New Girl (pilot)
80. The Office (U.S. pilot)
81. Blackish (pilot)
82. Fresh Off The Boat (pilot)
83. Modern Family (pilot)
84. Story of Us
85. Silver Linings Playbook
86. The Social Network
87. As Good As It Gets
88. The Help
89. The Lovebirds
90. Always Be My Maybe

If it’s numbered, I’ve read it. If it’s bulleted, I’m planning to read or re-read it soon.
*Read as part of #ScreenplayADay reading challenge for #NationalScreenwritersDay

2020 tally of produced scripts read: 90
2020 tally of unpublished reads: 68
2020 total so far: 158

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