There are certain elements that make a story great and even more elements that make a screenplay great. It helps to start with a worthy premise which will only then becomes fully constructed through its characters, story, structure, dialogue, description, pacing, theme, voice and originality. A brilliant screenplay does not always translate into a brilliant movie, as it’s only one part of the cog, but admittedly an important part of the cog. Therefore, outstanding screenplays are valuable learning tools for an aspiring screenwriter. By dissecting their individual parts, one can learn how those who are masters of the craft create inspired material. With this in mind, here are my picks for 2014’s best screenplays (both adapted and original).
Editor's Note: You can read these screenplays HERE.