The WGA just announced its list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays of all time. The top five:
2. THE GODFATHER
4. CITIZEN KANE
5. ALL ABOUT EVE
Hard to argue with any of those. EVE in particular is one of my very favorites.
The list includes all sorts of genres (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK! WHEN HARRY MET SALLY! Yay!), focusing mainly on American films from the 30s to the present. Among contemporary honorees, Charlie Kaufman scores the hat trick with ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, and ADAPTATION all appearing.
There are about a dozen on the list I haven't seen. Time to hit Netflix!