Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Black List

The Black List compiles top 10 lists of favorite film scripts read by over 250 film executives. The films with the most mentions (as of 2008 4 mentions are needed to be listed) are ranked and published yearly.

The lists from 2005 to 2008 have been made available for download on their website. It's a pretty interesting read. Some of your favorite movies will appear on the list, while some that rated as favorites among the execs bombed (Passengers), or are still in development hell.

2008 seems to have a lot of sexually charged films that impressed those polled. Check out some of these titles and their loglines

FUCKBUDDIES by Liz Meriwether
“A guy and a girl struggle to have an exclusively sexual relationship as they both come to realize they want much more.” (39 mentions)

“When Herb Winter’s wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life.” (34 mentions)

THE TUTOR by Matthew Fogel
“A twenty three year old recent graduate decides, at his mother’s insistence, to tutor his ex-girlfriend’s younger sister for the SATs. When they begin a romantic relationship, his ex-girlfriend moves back home for the summer and begins to fall back in love with our anti-hero as well.” (15 mentions)

THE PHANTOM LIMB by Kevin Koehler
“A troubled private detective uncovers a blackmail scam involving a gangster who runs a brothel that caters to amputee fetishes (and other taboo sexual interests) and the doctor who performs the body modifications.” (11 mentions)

and for something totally different, there's this...

“Emmanuel Lewis and Gary Coleman save the world from an evil madman.” (7 mentions)

2009 Black List coming soon. Previous publications available here: The Black List


MF said...

This sounds bizarre, but like something i'm gonna need to check out.

Laura said...

are these all film scripts that have been made to movies? or are some simply just film scripts?

Boothe said...

They're scripts that have been pitched to film execs. Some have been made and released, some are still in development, and others are still looking for a home.