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Writers Guild of America: 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far)

From the WGA website.

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Names with 2+ written by screenplay by credits on the list:

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen = 4
Christopher Nolan = 4

Paul Thomas Anderson = 3
Alfonso Cuarón = 3
Quentin Tarantino = 3

Wes Anderson = 2
Michael Arndt = 2
Brad Bird = 2
Damien Chazelle = 2
Pete Docter = 2
Greta Gerwig = 2
Charlie Kaufman = 2
Richard Linklater = 2
Kenneth Lonergan = 2
Martin McDonagh = 2
Jonathan Nolan = 2
Bob Peterson = 2
Aaron Sorkin = 2
Andrew Stanton = 2

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  • Get Out

    1

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2

  • The Social Network

    3

  • Parasite

    4

  • No Country for Old Men

    5

  • Moonlight

    6

  • There Will Be Blood

    7

  • Inglourious Basterds

    8

  • Almost Famous

    9

  • Memento

    10

  • Adaptation.

    11

  • Bridesmaids

    12

  • Brokeback Mountain

    13

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    14

  • Sideways

    15

  • Lady Bird

    16

  • Her

    17

  • Children of Men

    18

  • Lost in Translation

    19

  • Michael Clayton

    20

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    21

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    22

  • Promising Young Woman

    23

  • Juno

    24

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    25

  • The Dark Knight

    26

  • Arrival

    27

  • Jojo Rabbit

    28

  • Inside Out

    29

  • The Departed

    30

  • Spotlight

    31

  • Whiplash

    32

  • Up

    33

  • Mean Girls

    34

  • WALL·E

    35

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    36

  • Inception

    37

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    38

  • Before Sunset

    39

  • In Bruges

    40

  • Mulholland Drive

    41

  • A Serious Man

    42

  • Amélie

    43

  • Toy Story 3

    44

  • The Favourite

    45

  • Zodiac

    46

  • Gladiator

    47

  • The Incredibles

    48

  • Knives Out

    49

  • Ex Machina

    50

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    51

  • The Lives of Others

    52

  • Nightcrawler

    53

  • 12 Years a Slave

    54

  • The Big Short

    55

  • Moneyball

    56

  • Black Panther

    57

  • You Can Count on Me

    58

  • Boyhood

    59

  • Finding Nemo

    60

  • The Hurt Locker

    61

  • Roma

    62

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    63

  • Hell or High Water

    64

  • Manchester by the Sea

    65

  • A Separation

    66

  • Spirited Away

    67

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    68

  • Booksmart

    69

  • City of God

    70

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    71

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    72

  • The King's Speech

    73

  • Django Unchained

    74

  • Ocean's Eleven

    75

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    76

  • Shaun of the Dead

    77

  • Erin Brockovich

    78

  • Call Me by Your Name

    79

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    80

  • The Lobster

    81

  • The Prestige

    82

  • Midnight in Paris

    83

  • The Master

    84

  • Argo

    85

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    86

  • Phantom Thread

    87

  • Superbad

    88

  • Little Women

    89

  • BlacKkKlansman

    90

  • The Farewell

    91

  • La La Land

    92

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    93

  • The 40 Year Old Virgin

    94

  • Ratatouille

    95

  • Lars and the Real Girl

    96

  • Nomadland

    97

  • Winter's Bone

    98

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    99

  • Legally Blonde

    100