plots have certain expectations and can be organized into the
following genres which can be intermixed: Romantic Comedy,
Comedy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror, Western,
Action/Adventure, Drama, Historical Drama and so on. One
genre that can also be included in Historical Drama or Drama are
the popular and usually successful "biography
movies." Consider John Nash in A Beautiful Mind,
Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander, Braddock in Cinderella
Man, or Frank Hopkins in Hidalgo.
if you are trying to figure out what your next script plot will
be, consider a "biography." If the person is still
alive, you will need permission.
if you don't want to create your own, original plot, search
for a book you enjoyed and turn that into a screenplay, but again,
permission must first be granted for you to do so.