Movies Written by a Collaborative Team of Three or More Screenwriters

This is a research list of movies listed by year and title having credits indicating that three or more screenwriters worked on the script as a single writing team ("Written by A & B & C"), possibly with additionally credited writers having worked on it prior or later. It does not include movies with the more commonplace two-writer team ("Written by A & B") unless such a title also had a three-writer team or more. This list is provided as a free research service to the film community by writer James A. Conrad, coauthor of Filmmaker's Dictionary.

According to the Writers Guild of America's rules (United States), the writers' names in a writing team are separated by an ampersand "&" or in some instances open space if there are many writers in the team. If the producer decides to hire another writer or writing team to work on the script, the word "and" is placed between the two distinct writing entities.

"Screenplay by" is used if the script is based on other material, such as an already existing story (a film treatment, a novel, life story, etc.); otherwise, "Written by" is used. These rules may not necessarily apply to early films and films produced outside the United States, unless the foreign producer is a signatory to the Writers Guild of America's Agreement.

Writing teams of four or more writers require a team waiver if any of them is a member of the Writers Guild of America West or East. The writer-member(s) submit the waiver request to the Guild (see link for more info).

All credits were checked at the websites of the Internet Movie Database and Academy Awards prior to placement on this list.  SEARCH IMDB | SEARCH OSCARS

What this list list is about:

"Written by A & B & C"
"by A & B & C & D"
"by A and B & C & D"
"by A & B & C and D & E" (etc.)
What this list is not about:

"Written by A and B and C"
"by A & B and C"
"by A & B and C & D" (etc.)

Oscar® winning and nominated films (in any award category).

The number after the dash indicates the amount of writers in the team.

Last Updated: July 17, 2013    Submit Film

2013:
  • Grown Ups 2 — 3.
2012:
  • Cloud Atlas — 3.
  • Lockout — 3.
  • People Like Us — 3.
  • The Three Stooges — 3.
2011:
  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star — 3.
  • The Green Hornet — 3 and 1.
  • The Hangover Part II — 3.
  • Seven Days in Utopia — 4.
  • Soul Surfer — 4.
  • Zookeeper — 3 and 2.
2010:
  • MacGruber — 3.
2009:
  • Brüno — 4.
  • Dance Flick — 5.
  • The Lovely Bones — 3.
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — 3.
  • Year One — 3.
2008:
  • Australia — 4.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian — 3.
  • Pride and Glory — 3.
  • Role Models — 3 and 1.
2007:
  • The Darjeeling Limited — 3.
  • Firehouse Dog — 3.
  • Who's Your Caddy? — 3.
2006:
  • Borat — 4.
  • Grandma's Boy — 3.
  • Mission: Impossible III — 3.
  • Nacho Libre — 3.
2005:
  • King Kong — 3.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King — 3.
2004:
  • Birth — 3.
  • Club Dread — 5.
  • Eurotrip — 3.
  • White Chicks — 6.
2003:
  • The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting — 3.
  • Malibu's Most Wanted — 3 and 1.
  • The Medallion — 4 and 1.
2002:
  • Bend It Like Beckham — 3.
  • The Cat in the Hat — 3.
  • Eight Crazy Nights — 4.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers — 4.
2001:
  • Just Visiting — 3.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — 3.
  • Not Another Teen Movie — 3 and 2.
  • Scary Movie 2 — 7.
  • Shallow Hal — 3.
  • Super Troupers — 5.
2000:
  • High Fidelity — 3 and 1.
  • The Ladies Man — 3.
  • Little Nicky — 3.
  • Me, Myself & Irene — 3.
  • Miss Congeniality — 3.
  • Scary Movie — 4 and 2.
1998:
  • Jane Austen's Mafia! — 3.
  • Mulan — 5.
  • The Newton Boys — 3.
  • Stepmom — 1 and 3 and 1.
1997:
  • Grosse Pointe Blank — 1 and 3.
1996:
  • Escape From L.A. — 3.
  • Don't Be a Menace — 3.
  • Puddle Cruiser — 5.
1994:
  • Dumb and Dumber — 3.
  • The Hudsucker Proxy — 3.
  • It's Pat: The Movie — 3.
  • Jackie Chan: The Legend of Drunken Master — 3.
1992:
  • The Return of Spinal Tap —3.
1989:
  • Get Smart Again — 3.
1988:
  • Above the Law — 4.
  • Johnny Be Good —3.
1987:
  • Full Metal Jacket — 3.
  • Spaceballs — 3.
1985:
  • Brazil — 3.
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure — 3.
1984:
  • Once Upon a Time in America — 6.
  • Street Beat — 3.
  • This Is Spinal Tap — 4.
  • Top Secret! — 3 and 1.
1983:
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life — 6.
1981:
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior — 3.
1980:
  • Airplane! — 1 and 3 and 3.
  • Caddyshack — 3.
  • The Elephant Man — 3.
  • The Long Riders — 4.
  • Superman II — 3.
1979:
  • The Jerk — 3.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail — 6.
1978:
  • Animal House — 3.
1977:
  • High Anxiety — 4.
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie — 3.
  • The Last Wave — 3.
1975:
  • Monty Python's The Life of Brian — 6.
1974:
  • Blazing Saddles — 5.
  • Thieves Like Us — 3.
1969:
  • Easy Rider — 3.
1967:
  • Casino Royale — 3.
1966:
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — 4.
1962:
  • Dr. No — 3.
  • The Longest Day — 1 and 4.
1956:
  • Around the World in 80 Days — 3.
1954:
  • Sabrina — 3.
  • White Christmas — 3.
1952:
  • Monkey Business — 3.
1950:
  • Sunset Boulevard — 3.
1948:
  • Easter Parade — 3.
1946:
  • The Big Sleep — 3.
1945:
  • Dead of Night — 4 (story).
1943:
  • Shadow of a Doubt — 3.
1942:
  • Mrs. Miniver — 4.
  • Saboteur — 3.
1941:
  • Suspicion — 3.
1940:
  • Our Town — 3.
  • Pinocchio — 7.
1939:
  • Destry Rides Again — 3.
  • Golden Boy — 4.
1938:
  • The Citadel — 3.
1937:
  • A Day at the Races — 3.
  • The Life of Émile Zola — 3.
  • One Hundred Men and a Girl — 3.
  • The Plainsman — 3.
  • A Star Is Born — 3.
  • Topper — 3.
  • Way Out West — 3.
1935:
  • Magnificent Obsession — 3.
  • Sylvia Scarlett — 3.
1934:
  • Little Minister — 3 and 2.
  • One Night of Love — 3.
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel — 5.
1932:
  • Scarface — 1 and 3 and 3.
1930:
  • The Dawn Patrol — 3.

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Conrad, James A. 2014. Movies Written by a Collaborative Team of Three or More Screenwriters. Available online at jamesaconrad.com/writing/multi-screenwriting-teams.html; accessed [month] [day], [year].

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