Good news! There are lots of places you can find free screenplays online.

But wait, why should I read the screenplay when I can just see the film? 

We all know that one way to get better at writing is to read! Watching movies is one way to learn about screenplays, but teaming that viewing up with actually reading the script will give you the best result. 

When you read the screenplay you can see the relationship between the written word and the final product. It will force you to think about the decisions taken by the actors, the director, the cinematographer, the costume department, and many others! 

It’ll also show how writers are handling things like montages and the passage of time. 

Check out the resources below for free scripts.

Drew’s Script-o-rama

Slug Script

The Internet Movie Script Database

The Script Lab

Categories: Screenwriting

Ol James

Letter Review is currently edited by Ol James, who is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, casual academic, and guest lecturer at the UNSW. Ol has worked as the Reviews Editor at Southerly Literary Journal and an Editorial Assistant / Fiction Reader at Overland. Ol has had short stories published in leading literary journals such as Overland, Southerly, Seizure, and TEXT. Ol has had novels long listed for major awards such as the KYDUMA, has received government funding to produce plays from Create NSW and screenplays from Screen NSW, and has performed / produced self authored original work at major theatrical venues.