The screenplay is an oft-overlooked aspect to filmmaking, even though it's one of the most important. The Big Short explained to us how the 2008 financial collapse happened. Bridge of Spies added some much-needed humanity to the cold war. Ex Machina delivered a thoughtful movie that'll become even more relevant in the future. Spotlight effortlessly condemned the Catholic Church. And Steve Jobs managed to let us learn about the entirety of its protagonist's life despite taking place during three dates in time.