3 Websites for Movie Scripts to Practice English With

Movie scripts are a fun and different way to practice your English. You can read them alone, or read and watch a movie at the same time to build multiple skills.

If you’re a bit tired of English books, or just want something new to study English with, movie scripts are a great option.

Here we have three English-language websites for scripts to practice English with that’ll help kick your language skills up a level.


Movie Scripts and Screenplays

Level: intermediate to advanced

This website offers you a wide range of movie scripts to cater to your preferred movie genre.

The easy-to-navigate lists are broken into three alphabetical sections. Finding a specific movie is easy by typing its title into the website’s “Find It!” search bar.

Movie Scripts and Screenplays doesn’t offer summaries with their movie scripts, although they do provide a handy link to IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) next to every movie title. IMDb is a great resource for background information, detailed summaries and video trailers that explain each movie.

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Movie Script Suggestion: “Gladiator”

With the highs and lows of love and war, this action-packed and emotional film is best for intermediate English learners. The plot is predictable and the character’s conversations are easy to follow as they usually include only two or three people.

The Daily Script

Level: intermediate to advanced

Don’t let the basic look of this website fool you. It offers a great range of fantastic movie and TV scripts.

The very simple design lets you search for scripts in two alphabetical lists. There’s no option to search by genre, so if you were looking for something specific you would need to scroll through the long lists of movie titles.

Because there are no movie summaries available on the site, the Daily Script is best used if you’re already familiar with the movie you’re looking for.

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Movie Script Suggestion: “Slumdog Millionaire”

Adventurous and exciting, this film exposes learners to essential everyday vocabulary words. The script has additional details about the movie’s setting. Learners can use this information to practice their adjectives and adverbs, and link them with visual examples.

Screenplays for You

Level: intermediate to advanced

This site is updated regularly and provides PDF scripts, which makes it easier to download and print the scripts you want to read.

The lists of movie titles are clear with large headings to make navigating the site a simple process. You can find a great variety of scripts here, including lesser known movies and TV shows.

Not all movies include a summary, and for those that do, it’s very short. However, links are provided for more detailed information about each film.

Movie Script Suggestion: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

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Great for intermediate English learners, this movie uses typical American conversational language. Learners will be exposed to words and expressions used in funny situations, as well as the difference between formal and informal language.

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Maybe you enjoy the process of learning English from movies and their scripts, but don’t have time to watch (and read) a wh0le movie. Well, luckily there’s a lot of shorter media that can let you get some quick practice reading while watching.

There’s an endless variety of YouTube videos out there that can get you some quick English listening practice, and there are plenty of videos with subtitles that let you read along while you watch.

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From action and thriller to romance and comedy, you have the chance to really challenge yourself with different topics and genres with the scripts to practice English with. Watching a film about magic, war or history will introduce you to new and fascinating vocabulary.

So say goodbye to the days of memorizing English off a page word for word. Jump online, choose a movie script and prepare for the most memorable English lesson you’ve ever had!

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