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  • MiMicMick
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    1. Casablanca
    2. The Godfather
    3. Chinatown
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. All About Eve
    6. Annie Hall
    7. Sunset Boulevard
    8. Network
    9. Some Like It Hot
    10. The Godfather Part II
    11. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    12. Dr. Strangelove
    13. The Graduate
    14. Lawrence of Arabia
    15. The Apartment
    16. Pulp Fiction
    17. Tootsie
    18. On the Waterfront
    19. To Kill a Mockingbird
    20. It’s a Wonderful Life
    21. North by Northwest
    22. The Shawshank Redemption
    23. Gone with the Wind
    24. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    25. The Wizard of Oz
    26. Double Indemnity
    27. Groundhog Day
    28. Shakespeare in Love
    29. Sullivan’s Travels
    30. Unforgiven
    31. His Girl Friday
    32. Fargo
    33. The Third Man
    34. The Sweet Smell of Success
    35. The Usual Suspects
    36. Midnight Cowboy
    37. The Philadelphia Story
    38. American Beauty
    39. The Sting
    40. When Harry Met Sally…
    41. Goodfellas
    42. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    43. Taxi Driver
    44. The Best Years of Our Lives
    45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    46. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    47. The Maltese Falcon
    48. The Bridge on the River Kwai
    49. Schindler’s List
    50. The Sixth Sense
    51. Broadcast News
    52. The lady Eve
    53. All the President’s Men
    54. Manhattan
    55. Apocalypse Now
    56. Back to the Future
    57. Crimes and Misdemeanors
    58. Ordinary People
    59. It Happened One Night
    60. L.A. Confidential
    61. The Silence of the Lambs
    62. Moonstruck
    63. Jaws
    64. Terms of Endearment
    65. Singin In the Rain
    66. Jerry Maguire
    67. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    68. Star Wars
    69. Dog Day Afternoon
    70. The African Queen
    71. The Lion in Winter
    72. Thelma & Louise
    73. Amadeus
    74. Being John Malkovich
    75. High Noon
    76. Raging Bull
    77. Adaptation
    78. Rocky
    79. The Producers
    80. Witness
    81. Being There
    82. Cool Hand Luke
    83. Rear Window
    84. The Princess Bride
    85. La Grande Illusion
    86. Harold & Maude
    87. 8 1/2
    88. Field of Dreams
    89. Forrest Gump
    90. Sideways
    91. The Verdict
    92. Psycho
    93. Do the Right Thing
    94. Patton
    95. Hannah and Her Sisters
    96. The Hustler
    97. The Searchers
    98. The Grapes of Wrath
    99. The Wild Bunch
    100. Memento
    101. Notorious

    Choose Top 10 Favorite Among These 101 Greatest Screenplays of All Time, Selected by Writers Guild of America!                                                                                

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    bracko
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    this is  one of my favorite lists.it’s hard to choose just 10 so I’ll try to separate original and adapted scripts
    -adaptations:
    The Godfather
    Gone With the Wind
    Double Indemnity
    The Third Man
    One Flew Over The Cucko’s Nest
    The Silence Of The Lambs
    Midnight Cowboy
    Amadeus
    The Grapes Of Wrath
    Raging Bull
    -original:
    Casablanca
    Chinatown
    Citizen Kane
    Sunset Boulevard
    Some Like It Hot
    On The Waterfront
    Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
    Shakespeare In Love
    Sullivan’s Travels
    Being John Malkovich
    + everything from Woody Allen.

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    MelvinUdall
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    Wow, this was not easy to narrow down, but here’s mine:

    1. Network
    2. Annie Hall
    3. The Lion In Winter
    4. Forrest Gump
    5. The Apartment
    6. The Shawshank Redemption
    7. Manhattan
    8. L.A. Confidential
    9. Chinatown
    10. Dr. Strangelove

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    adamunc
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    Tough. In alphabetical order:

    Casablanca

    L.A. Confidential
    Moonstruck
    Network
    North by Northwest
    Rear Window
    Sunset Boulevard
    The Graduate
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Tootsie
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    Pieman1994
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    In no particular order. This list was hard to narrow down as it was. 

    Chinatown
    Dr. Strangelove
    Pulp Fiction
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fargo
    The Usual Suspects
    American Beauty
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    L.A. Confidential
    Memento

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    babypook
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    Dr. Strangelove
     Chinatown
    Being There
    Annie Hall
    . Pulp Fiction
    Groundhog Day
    Network
    The Godfather
    On the Waterfront
     Adaptation

    Fabulous screenplays overall! Easily could have mentioned twenty five or more.

    In fact, honorable mentions:

     Memento
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Amadeus
     Do the Right Thing
    The Searchers
    Sideways
     L.A. Confidential
    Silence of the Lambs
    Back to the Future
     Crimes and Misdemeanors
    Psycho
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Goodfellas

    All of them save two or three. Lol.

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