As we close in on the final days of the year, more award contenders make their way to the theatres. That means, more screenplays become available for your consideration. Today, we present a trio of screenplays based on true stories, all vying for awards attention: Disney's Saving Mr. Banks and Universal's Rush and Lone Survivor. Continue on to snag a free legal download of each screenplay.

Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of Walt Disney working for twenty years to convince a reluctant author, P.L. Travers, to bring her beloved character Mary Poppins to the silver screen. Saving Mr. Banks arrives in U.S. theatres on Dec. 20. Here's a trailer:

Another screenplay based on a true story, Rush chronicles the 1970s Formula 1 racing rivalry between UK's James Hunt and Austria's Niki Lauda. The film brings back the Frost/Nixon writer and director team of Peter Morgan and Ron Howard. Here's the trailer:

Rounding out our trio of screenplays based on true stories, Lone Survivor follows four Navy SEALs in Afghanistan who get ambushed during their covert operation to eliminate an al-Qaeda operative and have to find a way to survive while severely outnumbered and cut off from any help. Lone Survivor hits U.S. theatres on Dec. 25. Here's the trailer:

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios (Saving Mr. Banks) and Universal Pictures (Rush, Lone Survivor), here are the links to the screenplays:

As always, please use these screenplays for your educational purposes only, and don’t wait to download them as we never know when they will go offline.

Also, if you missed our previous posts about award contender screenplays available for free, legal download, you can find them at the links below:

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