Written by Women

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Be sure to check out my other lady-centric lists:
Directed by Women | Edited by Women | Top Women-Directed Films with Less than 1k Views | Top Women-Directed Documentaries

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

There are 905 films in this list released in the 1930s.

  • M

    17

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    46

  • The Wizard of Oz

    144

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    147

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    152

  • The Thin Man

    163

  • Bringing Up Baby

    235

  • The Scarlet Empress

    248

  • City Girl

    271

  • Gone with the Wind

    272

  • Frankenstein

    335

  • The Lady Vanishes

    353

  • The Awful Truth

    357

  • The Women

    441

  • The Tale of the Fox

    564

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    566

  • Stella Dallas

    593

  • Libeled Lady

    643

  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

    654

  • After the Thin Man

    659

  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty

    664

  • La Bête Humaine

    666

  • Easy Living

    680

  • Queen Christina

    689

  • Baby Face

    764

  • Destry Rides Again

    786

  • Seed

    829

  • Prison Break

    1021

  • You and Me

    1048

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    1053

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    1080

  • Sadie McKee

    1183

  • Letty Lynton

    1222

  • The Passing of the Third Floor Back

    1247

  • David Golder

    1324

  • Grand Hotel

    1357

  • The Gay Divorcee

    1393

  • A Star Is Born

    1409

  • Camille

    1462

  • Wuthering Heights

    1469

  • Dinner at Eight

    1516

  • Love Affair

    1524

  • On Borrowed Time

    1621

  • Possessed

    1637

  • Back Street

    1652

  • The Silver Cord

    1708

  • Son of Frankenstein

    1759

  • Another Thin Man

    1781

  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    1857

  • Working Girls

    1897

  • The Champ

    1965

  • Zoo in Budapest

    2000

  • The Walking Dead

    2002

  • Girls About Town

    2072

  • Hands Across the Table

    2075

  • Papageno

    2079

  • The Countess of Monte Cristo

    2085

  • Charlie Chan's Greatest Case

    2100

  • Our Blushing Brides

    2107

  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    2123

  • The Girl from the Marsh Croft

    2129

  • Be Mine Tonight

    2135

  • Das Lied einer Nacht

    2136

  • These Three

    2142

  • Night Nurse

    2154

  • Dead End

    2317

  • Men in Her Life

    2362

  • De tre måske fire

    2389

  • The Story of Temple Drake

    2399

  • Ballerina

    2404

  • The Amazon Head Hunters

    2432

  • Covered Tracks

    2455

  • Street of Missing Men

    2477

  • The Mad Parade

    2513

  • Craig's Wife

    2536

  • Tess of the Storm Country

    2549

  • Show Boat

    2605

  • Der alte und der junge König

    2608

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    2613

  • The Kansas Terrors

    2619

  • The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric

    2624

  • Sehnsucht 202

    2626

  • The Fourth Horseman

    2678

  • Sam's Medal

    2696

  • West of Singapore

    2703

  • Carefree

    2726

  • Folies Bergère de Paris

    2733

  • Imitation of Life

    2758

  • No More Love

    2784

  • Little Women

    2787

  • Carmen

    2790

  • The Crime of Dr. Forbes

    2947

  • Gigolettes

    2952

  • Love Birds

    2961

  • Song and Dance Man

    2977

  • Up the River

    2985

  • The Komsomol - Sponsor of Electrification

    3118

  • The Other Side

    3120

  • Caught

    3140

  • Glamour

    3143