Download Screenplays for 'Mudbound', 'mother!', 'Okja' and More Award Contenders
Get a head start on your weekend reading with these Oscar hopeful screenplays.
We may be four months out from the Oscars broadcast (yes, four months), but award campaigns are shifting into high gear ahead of the holiday season, and today we have a brand new batch of screenplays available for free, legal download for your consideration, thanks to Netflix, Paramount, and Bleecker Street, including a handful of films that have yet to be released.
Before we get to the screenplay download links, let's take a look at each of the film's trailers.
Dee Rees' much-anticipated Mudbound, arriving in theatres and on Netflix on November 17, tells the story of two farming families both at odds with one another and pulled together in the Jim Crow South during World War II.
Darren Aronofsky's mother! polarized critics and confounded audiences with its allegorical tale. Here's the trailer, but don't expect to figure out the story from this (maybe the screenplay will shed some light on the matter).
Bong Joon Ho's wonderfully subversive, yet extremely poignant Okja, now available on Netflix, follows a young girl on her improbable quest to save her best friend, a genetically engineered animal best described as a pig-like hippo designed to solve worldwide hunger, when the corporation manufacturing this new form of livestock travels around the world to retrieve this prize-winning animal.
Angelina Jolie collaborated with her friend, Cambodian human rights activist and author Loung Ung, to tell Ung's personal story of survival as a young child during the Khmer Rouge regime in First They Killed My Father, streaming now on Netflix.
Noah Baumbach's latest film, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), follows three siblings as they struggle to come to terms with the impact of their father on their lives as they get together in New York City for an event celebrating their father's artistic work, streaming now on Netflix.
Andy Serkis, better known as the motion capture actor that haunted The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Gollum and brought humanity to the ape Caesar in the rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy, goes behind the camera as the director for the first time for Breathe. The film, from a screenplay by William Nicholson, tells the inspiring true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish who together change all notions and expectations of what a life can be when stricken with polio.
Finally, The Man Who Invented Christmas, directed by Bharat Nalluri and written by Susan Coyne based on the book by Les Standiford, shows us how Charles Dickens combined elements and characters from his own life with his expansive imagination to create the classic A Christmas Carol, coming to theatres on November 22.
Thanks to Netflix, Paramount, and Bleecker Street, here are the links to download the screenplays:
- Mudbound, screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan
- mother!, written by Darren Aronofsky
- Okja, written by Bong Joon Ho and Jon Ronson
- First They Killed My Father, screenplay by Loung Ung & Angelina Jolie, based on the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Ung
- The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), written by Noah Baumbach
- Breathe, written by William Nicholson
- The Man Who Invented Christmas, screenplay by Susan Coyne, based on the book by Les Standiford
And in case you missed it, be sure to check out our previous post with links to screenplay downloads for The Big Sick, The Lost City of Z, and Brad's Status.
As always, don't wait to download these screenplays as we never know when the studios will take them down, and please use them for your educational purposes only. When more screenplays become available for download during this awards season, we'll let you know.