The Internet Movie Script Database IMSDb

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 13, 2009
Updated • Apr 10, 2014

It is pretty obvious that the developers of the Internet Movie Script Database have taken lots of inspiration from the Internet Movie Database IMDB. The website offers movie scripts that can be viewed online or downloaded as txt files to a local computer system or mobile device.

You can search the site's vast database of movie scripts if you are looking for a particular title, or browse the scripts alphabetically or by genre. Each movie is displayed with its cover, name, and authors.

A click on a movie title opens an overview page with additional information, including genres, release dates, ratings and comments. The download link is listed at the very bottom of the page which means that you may need to scroll down to see it at all.

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Each movie script is displayed on an extra page resembling a plain text document which makes it easy to copy paste part or all of the script, or download it as html to the computer system.

The movie script database contains a long list of popular movie scripts from Ingenious Bastards and Braveheart to Basic Instinct and American Pie. There are no information on the number of scripts available, but the count is definitely in the hundreds at the very least.

IMSDb is a great resource for movie fans and writers who think about writing a movie script. The design could be better and it would be nice if movie script export or download options were available, for instance as pdf documents.

Aspiring writers who would like to write a script find inspiration here and how movie and TV scripts have to look like. While they do not teach the theoretical background of writing a movie script, they can be used to understand the structure of scripts and what should be included, and what not.


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