Top Rated Drama Screenplays This Month
(Showing Top 20)
Deirdre Brenner, Jillian Reilly • Drama • Feature
Haunted by her daughter's death, a hairdresser flees her sheltered life in Texas to rescue HIV-positive orphans in dangerous post-Communist Romania where hostile adversaries threaten not only the children's survival, but her own. Based on a true story.
Taj Musco • Drama • Feature • 106 pages • View Writer Profile
A lonely bus driver is torn between truth and deception when she discovers a lost love doll on her bus, then secretly befriends the doll’s owner under false pretenses.
Cat Dale • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 61 pages • View Writer Profile
1889, Oklahoma Territory. Native American children are forced from their families for "reeducatation" at Mount Pleasant Indian School by the US Government, but when Lola's brother does not return from the school, she risks her life by leaving the reservation to find out what happened to him.
Robert Axelrod • Drama • Feature • 114 pages
A black widowed gospel singer helps a troubled white orphaned teenager find refuge in the black community and the culture of gospel music, as the racial tensions of 1967 Detroit escalate into the historic Detroit race riots.
Gareth Smith • Drama • Feature • 109 pages • View Writer Profile
Just 18 and aged out of foster care, Ella Hayes' search for the details behind her birth—and mother’s death—is derailed when news and social media turn her into an overnight sensation, with viral videos exposing her miraculous healing powers to the world.
Dominique Genest • Drama • Feature • 118 pages • View Writer Profile
When a young woman's family is brutally murdered by Nazi officers, she and two friends embark on a dangerous mission to exact personal revenge.
Sean Collins-Smith • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 53 pages • View Writer Profile
Frank, a Marine and Iraq War vet, runs an elaborate and decidedly illegal operation: helping stage murders for the suicidal. Their life insurance doesn't get voided, his team gets a cut, everyone goes home happy. What could possibly go wrong?
Nathan Patton • Drama • Feature • 109 pages • View Writer Profile
Tulsa, 1921 - During one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States, a dutiful attorney must work outside the law in order to save himself and protect the prosperous black community he calls home.
Nelson Downend • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 63 pages
The lives of a disillusioned priest struggling with addiction, a recently widowed homicide detective and an ambitious young journalist converge as an enigmatic performance artist leads them into the mystery surrounding an active serial killer.
Laura Solow • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 66 pages • View Writer Profile
Femme fatale LEE CASPARY risks everything to save the beloved New England Island she calls home from the drug lord who threatens it; the drug lord also fondly known as her “son-of-a-bitch” husband.
SreyRam Kuy • Drama • Feature • 108 pages
The Heart of a Tiger is the searing true story about the incredible courage, resilience and strength of a woman who survived one of the worst atrocities inflicted upon mankind, the Cambodian Genocide—in which over a four-year-period over two million Cambodians were murdered and dumped in mass grave sites. It is also the story of three generations of women, struggling against the boundaries placed upon them, each ultimately emerging triumphant to achieve their dreams. This is my family's story of survival.
Jamie Severson • Drama • Feature • 112 pages • View Writer Profile
During the final days of the second world war, an SS Officer newly assigned to a NAZI death camp struggles between duty and conscience when torn by obligation and a fledgling friendship with a Jewish inmate. Inspired in part by a true story.
Jen Gutierrez • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages
A family drama that follows the lives of three sisters in New York City as their paths weave in and out of each other, only to collide head-on after learning the truth that one of the sisters is not who they think she is.
Robert Porter • Drama • Feature • 99 pages
An eighteen year old Zambian youth is torn between the two worlds of the poachers in his village and the conservationists in his local wildlife park when he betrays his uncle after he is forced to slaughter an elephant for its ivory in an initiation ritual
Travis Opgenorth • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages • View Writer Profile
Inspired by true events: In 1820s Edinburgh, where demand for medical cadavers is high and supply is limited, a prominent doctor makes moves to fund his research by leveraging control of a lucrative cadaver black market. (Boardwalk Empire with cadavers)
Dan Ochwat • Drama • Feature • 108 pages • View Writer Profile
When an out-of-place, lonely, 65-year-old storeowner attends a trade show in Las Vegas, he meets a beautiful, African-American saleswoman and they road trip to LA to seek estranged family, while forming an unexpected friendship.
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