In Coffee Class, John will often reference six of his favorite films. To get the most out of each class, check them out below! For each one, we’ve included a link to rent the film, a free PDF of the script, and its logline.
(Please note that, if you click on the film posters, you will be taken to the film on Amazon. If you choose to purchase or rent through that link, we will receive a small commission.)
1. “UP” by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
“78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.”
2. “LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE” by Michael Ardnt
“A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.”
3. “JAWS” by Peter Gottlieb
“When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.”
4. “THELMA & LOUISE” by Callie Khouri
“Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.”
5. “CASABLANCA” by Julius Epstein, Philip Epstein, and Howard Koch
“A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.”
6. “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” by Lawrence Kasdan
“In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.”
Want to read more scripts? Check out our full Script Vault here for hundreds of free screenplay PDFs!