Reading loglines is a good way to learn how to write them, so here are some examples to start you off!
Rear Window (1954). A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
The Godfather (1972). The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Exorcist (1973). When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Jaws (1975). When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Ghost (1990). After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Silence of the Lambs (1991). A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Jurassic Park (1993). A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park’s cloned dinosaurs to run loose.
Groundhog Day (1993). A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Good Will Hunting (1997). A young janitor at M.I.T. has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Django Unchained (2012). With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.