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Explore this huge online library of all your fave cult film scripts

A Clockwork Orange, The Big Sleep, The Matrix, Mean Girls, and more

Whether you’re a Kubrick megafan who’s watched his oeuvre back to front or a student of crime filmic classics, reading a movie’s script can give new dimension and perspective to a medium you love.

Shore Scripts, an organisation of film industry professionals, has just released 45 screenplays available to read and download for free. As Indiewire reports, the library is split into nine different genres – drama, crime, romance, action, science fiction, horror, thriller, animation, and comedy – with five movie scripts in each category. Shore Scripts aims to help emerging screenwriters make it in the film and TV industry.

The selection features some of the most expansive, pioneering pieces of modern cinema across multiple genres – from A Clockwork Orange to The Matrix, Poltergeist, and Back to the Future II, to Legally Blonde and Mean Girls.

“Use this resource as a place of reference, inspiration and motivation in order to find and grow your voice. That is what will truly elevate your work and get you noticed,” Shore Scripts’ screenplay collection intro reads.

Download the scripts here.

CRIME

Anatomy of a Murder
Brick
Goodfellas
Heat
The Big Sleep

DRAMA

8 Mile
Blood Diamond
Capote
Munich
The Last Samurai

ACTION

Armageddon
Commando
Die Hard 2
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Fugitive

ROMANCE 

From Here to Eternity
Lost in Translation
Something’s Gotta Give
The Bodyguard
When Harry Met Sally

SCIENCE FICTION

A Clockwork Orange
Back to the Future II
Equilibrium
Robocop
The Matrix

THRILLER

Collateral 
Hotel Rwanda
Panic Room
The Crying Game
The Manchurian Candidate

HORROR

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Poltergeist
The Birds
The Devil’s Advocate
The Omen 

ANIMATION

A Goofy Movie
The Iron Giant
The Lion King
The Red Turtle
Toy Story 3

COMEDY

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Legally Blonde
Mean Girls
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Addams Family

h/t Indiewire