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List of Aaron Sorkin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Social Network (2010)
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The Social Network
PG-13
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Adapted from Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires, the movie revolves around the time when Facebook was created and became super successful globally. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, soon finds himself in two lawsuits – one by twins who claimed that the idea was originally theirs and the other by his friend, Eduardo Saverin, who found the dilution of his shares in the company unfair.

Starring:
Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Brenda Song, Dakota Johnson, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay (Adapted)
2. Moneyball (2011)
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Moneyball
PG-13
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Based on true events and Michael Lewis’s book of the same name, Moneyball is a depiction of the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season. The movie shows how manager Billy Beane and Yale economics graduate Peter Brand, revolutionized conventional baseball wisdom by using sabermetric to create a winning team despite having a limited budget. 

Directed By:
Bennett Miller
3. A Few Good Men (1992)
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A Few Good Men
R
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After two US Marines kill another, Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway proposes to defend them suspecting that they acted on a "code red" order from above. When the case is instead assigned to Liutentent Daniel Kaffee, known for seeking plea bargains, Galloway convinces him to take the case to court and question Colonel Nathan Jessup despite lack of evidence.

Directed By:
4. Molly's Game (2017)
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Molly's Game
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Based on an eponymous memoir by Molly Bloom, the film goes on to chronicle how an Olympic aspirant and a world class mogul skier inadvertently becomes involved in underground poker game, eventually running the world’s most high-stakes poker game in New York. Then one night she is visited by 17 FBI agents carrying automatic weapons and arrested.  

Directed By:
Aaron Sorkin
5. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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Charlie Wilson's War
R
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In the 1980s Congressman Charlie Wilson forms an unlikely partnership with American socialite and friend Joanne Herring and CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to bring an end to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. His efforts also lead to the formation of the Regan Doctrine which supported anti-communist resistance all over the world. 

Directed By:
6. Steve Jobs (2015)
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Steve Jobs
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This biographical film about Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs provides a behind-the-scene look at his life, starting with the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984. He struggles with accepting his daughter from his ex-girlfriend and is forced out of Apple, following which he launches NeXT Computer in 1988 and returns to Apple in 1998 to unveil the iMac.

Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
7. The American President (1995)
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The American President
PG-13
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The US President Andrew Shepherd is running for re-elections and has a high approval rating. As the widower with a young daughter meets environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade, both are drawn towards each other. But this gives a chance to his opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to question the popular president’s character. With plummeting approval rating, Shepherd has a hard decision to make.

Directed By:
8. Being the Ricardos (2021)
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Being the Ricardos
UA 13+
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Based on real events, Being the Ricardos is a drama film which tells the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, one of the most influential couples in Hollywood during the 1950s. They face personal and professional obstacles which may not just threaten their careers, but also their relationships as well as their hit TV show.

9. Malice (1993)
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Malice
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Andy and Tracy are a happily married couple, who are looking forward to having kids. However, due to an illness, Tracy is operated on by Dr Jed Pill, a friend, but the surgery leaves her unable to have children. She leaves her husband, but eventually Andy realizes that Tracy is a con-woman and together with Jed, she had faked her illness to claim the insurance money.

Directed By:
Harold Becker

TV Movie(s)

1. The West Wing Documentary Special (2002)
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The West Wing Documentary Special
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Starring:
Stockard Channing, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Dee Dee Myers, Paul Begala
Directed By:
Bill Couturié
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program

TV Shows and Videos

The West Wing (1999)
The West Wing
TV-14
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Matthew Modine, William Devane, Connie Britton, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Christopher Misiano, Alex Graves, Thomas Schlamme, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Innes
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Newsroom (2012)
The Newsroom
TV-MA
Starring:
David Harbour, Sam Waterston, Jane Fonda, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Paul Lieberstein, Jesse Eisenberg
Directed By:
Alan Poul, Greg Mottola, Anthony Hemingway, Lesli Linka Glatter, Jeremy Podeswa
Entourage (2004)
Entourage
TV-MA
Starring:
M. Night Shyamalan, Candice Patton, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sydney Pollack, David Schwimmer, Christian Slater, James Cameron
Directed By:
Julian Farino, Mark Mylod, Daniel Attias, David Nutter, Ken Whittingham
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Starring:
Sarah Paulson, John Goodman, Lauren Graham, Eli Wallach, Timothy Busfield, Matthew Perry, Ed Asner
Directed By:
Timothy Busfield, Thomas Schlamme, John Fortenberry
Sports Night (1998)
Sports Night
Starring:
Peter Krause, Tom Cavanagh, Alanna Ubach, William H. Macy, Cress Williams, Clark Gregg
Directed By:
Timothy Busfield
30 Rock (2006)
30 Rock
TV-14
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, John Lithgow, Tina Fey, Cynthia Nixon, Richard Belzer, Salma Hayek, James Franco
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Beth McCarthy-Miller, John Riggi, Michael Engler, Gail Mancuso

Aaron Sorkin Awards

Academy Awards
The Social Network Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay 2011
Golden Globe Awards
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 2021
Steve Jobs Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 2016
The Social Network Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 2011
Primetime Emmy Awards
The West Wing Outstanding Drama Series 2002
The West Wing Documentary Special Outstanding Special Class Program 2002
The West Wing Outstanding Drama Series 2001
The West Wing Outstanding Drama Series 2000
The West Wing Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series 2000
The West Wing Outstanding Drama Series 2003
BAFTA Awards
The Social Network Best Screenplay (Adapted) 2011