Top Ten Original Screenplays

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1.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ A very inspiring film with great acting and unpredictable twists.

Fun fact: This list was created so I can put American Beauty at the top. I saw it after creating my"Top Ten in General" list and didn't want to bump anything down. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
2.
Easy A (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ With newcomer Emma Stone as the lead and fun ensemble characters, this is the best teen comedy since Mean Girls. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
3.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ A dysfunctional family who brings the dead grandfather everywhere really makes this movie a comedy. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
4.
Juno (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Unlike Hard Candy or X-Men, this is the movie where audiences really found out who Ellen Page was. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
5.
Love Actually (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ Intertwining storylines around Christmas makes this a unique film. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
6.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (116 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Catherine Keener's performance makes this a romantic comedy as opposed to a slapstick comedy. Unique storyline and funny movie. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
7.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ Also a unique storyline and one of three Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan productions, this is a very good screenplay. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
8.
Moonstruck (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Romantic twists and Cher in an Oscar-winning role makes this a good movie. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
9.
S1m0ne (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A producer's film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ No other film features a down-on-his luck film director creating the most talented actress in Hollywood. It's unique, funny, convincing, and worth seeing. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer
 
10.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ While it's historical fiction, it's a good storyline with good acting. ” - The_Aspiring_Writer