Action & Adventure Feature Screenplay Collection

 

The key to crafting a gripping action-adventure screenplay lies in studying the masters of the genre.

 

As you immerse yourself in these thrilling scripts, you’ll discover that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to storytelling. While adhering to a general format and structure is essential, the true art of screenplay writing comes from understanding and adapting the techniques that resonate with your unique vision.

 

We hope you enjoy reading the scripts and stories below! Click the links below to read and download them for free.

 


Sony

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright. 2017. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

20th Century Fox

Die Hard

Steven E. de Souza. 1988. NYPD cop, John McClane’s plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Focus Features

Atomic Blonde

Kurt Johnstad. 2017. An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Warner Bros.

Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nick Lathouris. 2015. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Film District

Drive

Hossein Amini. 2011. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Summit Entertainment

John Wick

Derek Kolstad. 2014. Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who took everything from him.

Universal Pictures

Jurassic Park

David Koepp and Michael Crichton. 1993. A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go offline and the dinosaurs escape.

Paramount Pictures

Top Gun: Maverick

Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie. 2022. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen.

TriStar Pictures

The Woman King

Dana Stevens. 2022. The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.

20th Century Fox

Deadpool

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. 2016. Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


 

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