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May 6, 2015 52 comments

Read Screenplays Online for Free Using These 5 Websites

Aside from our own list of 50 of the best screenplays to read and our list of the 50 best TV scripts, you’ll find the five best websites to read screenplays online below.

Remember: it can also be a good idea to read screenplays in the genre that you want to write in.

If you’re writing a comedy, you need to learn how to make the description funny. If you’re writing a horror, you need to know how to convey a sense of dread, and so on. You get the picture.

Awesome Scripts and Screenplays

A handsome collection of around three-hundred screenplays ready to download. Read screenplays online at Awesome Scripts and Screenplays >>

Being Charlie Kaufman

For fans of Mr Kaufman, you’ll find links on this site to various drafts of all his screenplays and TV scripts. Read scripts online at Being Charlie Kaufman >>

Go Into the Story

On their exhaustive site, they have a great little portal where you can download over 100 screenplays in PDF format. Read scripts online at Go Into The Story >>

Selling Your Screenplay

Ashley Scott Meyers has created a database where you can read screenplays online and download them. Quality varies but there’s a good collection of nice PDFs in there as well.
Read screenplays online at Selling Your Screenplay >>

Simply Scripts

The premier resource for scripts, screenplays and transcripts on the net. Read movie scripts, television teleplays, radio transcripts from the golden age of radio, anime scripts and transcripts and plays.

View their showcase of original scripts from some of the hottest writers on the net. Read screenplays online at Simply Scripts >>

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If you’re interested in reading scripts online you should also definitely our list of 50 of the best screenplays to read and our list of the 50 best TV scripts.

And if you happen to live or visit Hollywood, the very best place in the world to find free scripts to read is at the WGA Library located at 7000 W 3rd Street, Fairfax.

Thanks for checking out our list of movie scripts online. If you have any other suggestions you think we should include, please leave a comment in the section below.

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52 Comments
  1. Thadds says:

    You’re my go to resource for screenwriting. Love this!

    1. Lou Ronberg says:

      Hello guys thanks for the post.

      1. Script Reader Pro says:

        You’re welcome, Lou.

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the comment!

    3. Victoria says:

      Nice heads up. Thank you very much I will take a look at these script sites.

      1. Script Reader Pro says:

        Thanks, Victora.

    1. Buzz says:

      ok I got some reading to do.

      1. Script Reader Pro says:

        Yep, get stuck in!

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome.

  2. Anthony T says:

    SimplyScripts is the best for downloading scripts.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes, that’s a great site.

  3. Marmaduke says:

    Thanks for the great screenplays. Enjoyed them all!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome!

  4. Terrence says:

    This is great and the best way to learn. Thank you for posting guys.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Terrence!

  5. Mozella says:

    And it all comes back to reading scripts yet again…

  6. Julieta Jackola says:

    I am perpetually thought about this scripts, appreciate it for posting.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Julieta!

  7. Clark C says:

    SimplyScripts is my good too place for reading scripts online.

  8. Thomas says:

    How did you find these?

  9. Christopher Persson says:

    I’ve been reading scripts for months now but still can’t write one lol.

  10. Webster says:

    Thanks for these sugguestions.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Webster.

  11. Pandip says:

    You missed quite a few places to read screenplays online such as drews script o rama.

  12. Steve says:

    More writers should be reading scripts but they don’t, None of my writer friends read many but they don’t know what they’re missing. It’s how you learn to write as a beginner.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Couldn’t agree more, Steve.

  13. Saul says:

    Wonderful stuff. Thanks for putting this together.

  14. Eugene says:

    WHERE CAN I FIND THE SCRIPT TO THE BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD??? SOMEBODY FROM SCRIPT READER EMAIL ME! IT’S URGENT.

  15. Estelle says:

    I havе tо thank you for these online screenplays. Saved me a lot of searching.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Estelle.

  16. Asa says:

    I didn’t know about the Charlie Kaufman site, thanks for that.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      No problem, Asa.

  17. Felipe says:

    I want to read the screenplay to the Pillow Book by Peter Greenway. Do you know where I can find it online?

  18. Kia says:

    Nice list thank u very much.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Kia!

  19. Bjorn says:

    I would like to read more screenplays online. Where?

  20. Kara Carson says:

    Do you have movie scripts by Nicholas Sparks?

  21. Eve Hunt says:

    Thanks, I will certainly check out these movie script sites.

  22. Ronald Tallarico says:

    Love these. Keep on posting!|

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Ronald!

  23. H Walker says:

    Great screenplays. Thanks.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks!

  24. Marita Cruz says:

    When someone writes script coverage do they take where the writer is from into account?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Not generally. The most important thing is whether the person can write.

  25. Kenneth Harrison says:

    It’s a pity you don’t have a phone number I want to discuss which script is the best fit for me. Difficult purchase a meld of two or three of your services and need to talk.

  26. Enrique says:

    My co-writer is trying to convince me to move to Los Angeles. Is it worth it?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Absolutely. Here’s a post that may help.

  27. Anita Gehrig says:

    Just wanted to say this is really helpful. I’m reading many more scripts now and its really helping my writing. All thanks to you Script ReaderPro.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Anita – keep it up!

  28. Toni Brugnoli says:

    Has anyone ever entered BlueCat contest?

  29. Sam Clayton says:

    I don’t have much money but would like to purchase your script coverage/ How much will it cost?

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