The script for Jordan Peele’s Get Out has been named as the best of this century by the Writer’s Guild of America, who has published an extensive list.

The WGA has published a list of the 101 greatest screenplays of this century so far, and as you can imagine, there are some cracking films on there. The list has been compiled by members of the Guild, with the screenplay topping the rundown being Jordan Peele’s thrilling Get Out, which ultimately became the success story of 2017, catapulting its way to the top of many a film of the year poll. Now, Peele can add a ‘Screenplay of the Century’ award to his already impressive pile of gongs and statuettes, as he continues on post-production on his next film, Nope. 

What about the rest of the list? Well, as you can imagine, some other heavyweight writer/directors feature at the top end too, like Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Greta Gerwig and one writer/director who we fervently wish would come back to making movies: Spike Jonze.

Here’s the top 20 below, and should you wish to see the full 101, you can head to Deadline, who has published it in full.

1. Get Out (2017)
Written by Jordan Peele

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Written by Charlie Kaufman, Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth
Focus Features

3. The Social Network (2010)
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, Based Upon the Book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

4. Parasite (2019)
Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho

5. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Written for the Screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Based on the Novel by Cormac McCarthy
Miramax/Paramount Vantage

6. Moonlight (2016)
Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

7. There Will Be Blood (2007)
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, Based on the Novel Oil! by Upton SinclairParamount Vantage

8. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Written by Quentin Tarantino

9. Almost Famous (2000)
Written by Cameron Crowe

10. Memento (2000)
Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Based on the Short Story by Jonathan Nolan

11. Adaptation. (2002)
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, Based on the Book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Columbia / Sony

12. Bridesmaids (2011)
Written by Annie Mumulo & Kristen Wiig

13. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, Based on the Short Story by Annie Proulx
Focus Features

14. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson

15. Sideways (2004)
Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Based on the Novel by Rex Pickett
Fox Searchlight

16. Lady Bird (2017)
Written by Greta Gerwig

17. Her (2013)
Written by Spike Jonze
Warner Bros.

18. Children of Men (2006)
Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk
Ostby, Based on the Novel The Children of Men by P.D. James

19. Lost in Translation (2003)
Written by Sofia Coppola
Focus Features

20. Michael Clayton (2007)
Written by Tony Gilroy
Warner Bros.

What do you think? Was anybody unfairly overlooked? Should Get Out have made the top spot? We’re certainly not arguing, but leave your own thoughts in the comments below.

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