Top 5 Heist Movie Scripts

This week, Scripts on Screen takes a look at classic heist films that have been the benchmark for high stakes crime capers.From banks, casinos to government offices, heist movies have been a great source of action and entertainment. And with a ragtag group of criminals taking on a job of a lifetime, the stakes have never been higher.

1. Heat Script (1995)
2. Sneakers Script (1992)
3. Ocean’s Eleven Script (2001)
4. Ronin Script (1998)
5. Dead Presidents (1995)

William Goldman Scripts

William Goldman is not just a screenwriter, despite the fact that he has had enormous success in the field. Goldman is a writer of all sorts- novels, non-fiction biographies and even how-to books that have sold in record numbers. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his astoundingly touching screenplays and for the ideas that he created that changed cinema.

As a novelist, Goldman was responsible for writing at least two of the most widely respected and loved stories of the American people. One is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which inspired the love that America still has with Westerns. The other was The Princess Bride (1987), a complete 180 for Goldman to do. From the desert landscape of the Western film, he jumped to the classical enchanted surroundings of a fairy tale.

As far as screenplays go, Goldman has shown his flexibility in adapting to different genres with ease. For the horror movie fans, he was responsible for the Stephen King adaptation of the novel Misery (1990) which is still emulated and joked about to this day. He diversified into the romance district when he wrote such films as Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
and Year of the Comet (1992).

Without a doubt, Goldman is a prime example of a writer who did not put himself in a box. Unlike other writers who generally stick to one genre or another, Goldman gave himself the freedom to experience worlds from all different

Screenwriters should take note of Goldman’s actions and realize that screenwriting is an art of experience. The human life is full of ups and downs, and this effects what the screenwriter thinks like and writes about. This is not something to be ashamed of, but is an opportunity to grow in different directions as a human being and as a writer.


  1. (2003) Dreamcatcher Script [For Purchase]
  2. (2001) Hearts in Atlantis [Transcript]
  3. (1999) The General’s Daughter [Transcript]
  4. (1997) Absolute Power Script [PDF]
  5. (1996) The Ghost and the Darkness Script
  6. (1996) The Chamber
  7. (1992) Chaplin
  8. (1992) Year of the Comet
  9. (1992) Memoirs of an Invisible Man [Transcript]
  10. (1990) Misery Script
  11. (1987) The Princess Bride Script
  12. (1986) Heat Script
  13. (1978) Magic
  14. (1977) A Bridge Too Far
  15. (1976) Marathon Man [Transcript]
  16. (1976) All the President’s Men Script
  17. (1975) The Great Waldo Pepper Script [For Purchase]
  18. (1975) The Stepford Wives
  19. (1972) The Hot Rock
  20. (1969) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Script [For Purchase]
  21. (1966) Harper
  22. (1965) Masquerade


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Director:Michael Mann
Written by:Michael Mann (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

Natalie Portman Scripts

Beautiful, talented, and sassy. These are all the movies that Natalie Portman has acted in.

  1. Léon (The Professional) Script (1994)
  2. Heat Script (1995)
  3. Beautiful Girls Script $ (1996)
  4. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
  5. Mars Attacks! (1996)
  6. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Script (1999)
  7. Anywhere but Here (1999)
  8. Where the Heart Is Script $ (2000)
  9. Zoolander Script $ (2001)
  10. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Script (2002)
  11. Cold Mountain Script (2003)
  12. Garden State Script (2004)
  13. Closer Script $ (2004)
  14. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Script (2005)
  15. Free Zone (2005)
  16. V for Vendetta Script (2006)
  17. Goya’s Ghosts Script $ (2006)
  18. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
  19. The Darjeeling Limited Script (2007)
  20. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Script $ (2007)
  21. The Other Boleyn Girl Script (2008)
  22. The Other Woman (2009)
  23. New York, I Love You (2009)
  24. Brothers Script $ (2009)
  25. Hesher Script $ (2010)
  26. Black Swan Script (2010)
  27. No Strings Attached Script $ (2011)
  28. Your Highness (2011)
  29. Thor Script $ (2011)