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Poll: 2014 Film Black List

Every December, The Black List surveys over 600 production company and film financier executives about their most liked screenplays and aggregate the responses for the industry and the public. These are the 35 favorite screen plays for 2014. Which screen play would you most want to see made into a film?

Discuss here.

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    Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress (1934)

    CATHERINE THE GREAT - Kristina Lauren Anderson - Sophia Augusta takes control of her life, her marriage, and her kingdom becoming Russia's most celebrated and beloved monarch: Catherine the Great.
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    OJ Simpson: Monster or Myth? (2010)

    ROCKINGHAM - Adam Morrison - A look into the mania of the OJ Simpson trial, through the eyes of Simpson's sports agent Mike Gilbert and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Mark Fuhrman.
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    Esther Williams

    THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE - Randall Green - A nerdy high schooler, who fancies himself an amateur photographer, attempts to create a "Swimsuit Issue" featuring his high school classmates in hopes of raising enough money to go to summer camp.
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    Dexter's Laboratory (1996)

    THE BABYSITTER - Brian Duffield - A lonely twelve year old boy in love with his babysitter discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.
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    ROTHCHILD - John Patton Ford - A young, well-educated loner kills the members of his mother's estranged family one-by-one in hopes that he will inherit the family's vast fortune.
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    Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner in American Sniper (2014)

    THE WALL - Dwain Worrell - A sniper and his spotter must kill and avoid being killed, separated from an enemy sniper by only a 16x6ft prayer wall.
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    Super Tanker (2011)

    THE CASCADE - Kieran Fitzgerald - Based on the documentary style film "The Day Britain Stopped" directed by Gabriel Range, an oil tanker collides with an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a chain of tragic disastrous events.
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    Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

    AETHER - Krysty Wilson-Cairns - In near future London, a revolutionary technology has been invented that can record sounds hours after they were made. Detective Harry Orwell, inventor of this technology, is part of a pilot program where investigators record and analyze past sound waves and finds himself the prime suspect while investigating a string of brutal murders.
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    Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy (1951)

    SITUATION COMEDY - Cat Vasko - A young woman, feeling directionless, stumbles upon a mysterious courtyard where she is transported into a sitcom-like universe, becoming a major character on this "TV show."
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    Domhnall Gleeson in Ex Machina (2014)

    TAU - Noga Landau - A woman held captive in the futuristic smart house of a serial kidnapper realizes that her only hope of escape lies in turning the house's sentient computer against its creator.
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    ECHO - Chris McBride - A CIA drone coordinator battles his own psychological health while trying to decipher whether his wife has been replaced.
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    Butch and Ben McCain playing Airline Pilots on Marshall Law for CBS.

    MENA - Gary Spinelli - In the late 1970s to mid 1980s, Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States, one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.
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    Jason Lee in The Incredibles (2004)

    DODGE - Scott Wascha - A genre bending action comedy about a pill popping thug who begins to develop superpowers.
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    Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda in There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

    NORTH OF RENO - Banipal Ablakhad, Benhur Ablakhad - A down and out prison guard attempts to murder a recently released inmate and steal a half million dollars in hidden heist money.
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Diane Sawyer

    ON THE BASIS OF SEX - Daniel Stiepleman - The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career.
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    "2001: A Space Odyssey," MGM 1968.

    MOONFALL - David Weil - The investigation of a murder on a moon colony.
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    Harry Earles, Jackie Gerlich, and Jerry Maren in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    THE MUNCHKIN - Will Widger - A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies involving THE WIZARD OF OZ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer brass.
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    Susan Hayward, Alice Backes, Olive Blakeney, and Gertrude Flynn in I Want to Live! (1958)

    MATRIARCH - Eric Koenig - A prison psychologist has 48 hours to convince a serial killer to tell her the location of her final victim before she is executed.
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    Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    THE DEFECTION - Ken Nolan - After the Edward Snowden affair, an intelligence contractor defects to North Korea, taking a mysterious bag with him, and the CIA hires an expert trained during the Cold War to help with the case.
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    Jack-Knife Truck Stunt for the film "Premonition" Stunt Driver: Mike Ryan

    THE LONG HAUL - Dan Stoller - A self-destructive trucker estranged from his son travels cross country with a problematic nephew whom he barely knows.
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    "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" Richard Burton 1965 Paramount Pictures

    BERLINER - F. Scott Frazier - As the Berlin Wall is being constructed at the height of the Cold War, a veteran CIA agent searches for a Soviet mole who has already killed several fellow agents, including a young agent he's mentored.
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    "All in the Family" S. Struthers, J. Stapleton, R. Reiner C. O'Connor March 1971 CBS

    ONE FELL SWOOP - Greg Scharpf - A self-centered divorce attorney's life takes an unexpected turn when he is guilted into spending time with the family of a one night stand who dies in a freak accident.
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    The Silence (Marnix Van Den Broeke) in Doctor Who, The Impossible Astronaut

    BIRD BOX - Eric Heisserer - A woman tries to lead her children to safety after the world is invaded by monsters who turn you insane upon sight.
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    John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and Kim Darby in True Grit (1969)

    HUNTSVILLE - Anthony Ragnone II - A girl tracks down the man responsible for her father's death and avenges him.
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    Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)

    IN THE DEEP - Anthony Jaswinski - A lone surfer attacked by a shark and stranded on a reef must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries.
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    Morgan Spurlock in Super Size Me (2004)

    THE FOUNDER - Robert Siegel - The origin story of McDonald's and Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc.
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    Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

    THE SEARCH - Spencer Mondshein - An expert tracker battles his demons while on a journey to rescue his estranged older brother who has vanished in the uncharted wilderness of the Northwest.
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    Wolf Totem (2015)

    YELLOWSTONE FALLS - Daniel Kunka - After an apocalyptic event, a mother wolf is separated from her mate and the rest of the pack, and has to protect her cubs from swarms of mutated humans.
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    Kennedi Clements in Poltergeist (2015)

    SYNDROME (E) - Mark Heyman - A detective solving the case of a disturbing film with subliminal images that is killing people who come in contact with it discovers a greater evil.
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    Greg Kinnear and Ashley Johnson in Fast Food Nation (2006)

    BEEF - Jeff Lock - The manager of a fast food chain in Muncie, Indiana gets in over his head with some bookies.
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    BLACK WINTER - Jonathon E. Stewart, Jake Crane - On the eve of a US-Soviet disarmament treaty, a British scientist and a NATO medical investigator discover a secret Soviet plot to unleash a terrifying biological weapon.
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    CARTOON GIRL - Randall Green - When a young boy finds out that the cartoon character he's in love with is based on a real girl, he drags his single father on a road trip to track her down.
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    Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, and Terry in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    ROAD TO OZ - Josh Golden - The early days of brilliant, whimsical author L. Frank Baum, who gave the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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    Tom Hanks and Jared Rushton in Big (1988)

    BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE - Jason Orley - A sixteen year old virgin with a growth deficiency slowly gets corrupted by his hero, an aimless college dropout.
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    The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (2009)

    LBJ - Joey Hartstone - Lyndon Johnson goes from powerful Senate Majority Leader, powerless Vice President to President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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