#5 Save The Cat Strikes Back by Blake Snyder
All the stuff Blake Snyder thought of after his first book, he put in his second. The book was published 3 months after Blake's death at on the early age of 52, but he left us with some amazing devices.
#4 The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Storytellers and Screenwriters by Christopher Volger
This book melds together mythology and storytelling so well. The Writer's Journey is based upon the writings of Joseph Campbell, but this is easier to absorb and it's more relatable to most of us.
#3 The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take by Eric Edson
Written by the Professor of Screenwriting and Director of the Graduate Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, this book explores a step by step blueprint for proper hero goal sequences. It's very detailed and makes you really think deeply about movies.
#2 Save The Cat by Blake Snyder
Love it or Hate It, Blake Snyder can correctly beat out 98% of blockbuster movies. His beats and study of film is remarkable. This book is perfect for first time screenwriters because it’s a plethora of information and it’s a really fun read. A book many of us refer to again and again as we write new screenplays.
#1 Writing Movies for Fun and Profit by Robert Ben Garrent & Thomas Lennon
This book is so entertaining and will often make you burst out laughing. You won’t learn as much about how to write a screenplay as Save the Cat, but this book will inspire you to become successful in Hollywood. The authors have made more money and produced films than all the other authors on this list combined.. It might just be the most fun book on the entertainment business ever made.