30 of the best screenplays of the century (so far)

Today is Screenwriters Day

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05/01/22 | StarsInsider


Many a great film starts with a great screenplay. A terrific plot, sparkling dialogue, and believable characters all contribute to movie magic, and the 21st century so far has been something of a golden age for scripts that score highly with critics as well as smashing it at the box office. Helpfully, the in-the-know folks at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have rounded up the "101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century," all of which more than deserve a watch—or a rewatch!

That's a whole lot of films to get through, so you might want to start with the top 30. Did your favorites make the list? Click through this gallery to discover the top 30 movies of the century, so far.

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