This is a list of scripts that I think are particularly well written. Sure other films have well-written screenplays, but these are the films that make me think “Wow, I wish I could have written that.” I like dialogue that crackles. I like scripts that give actors a chance to flex their (acting) muscles without silly displays of emotion. I like good stories.
Screen Still from Adaptation
My list are all films in English. I can appreciate story and dialogue in non-English films, but I can’t verify the subtleties.