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Aaron Sorkin Movies and TV Shows

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If you’ve seen any of the many Aaron Sorkin movies and tv shows, then you know – whether you love him or hate him – that he can’t be ignored.

Aaron Sorkin writes and directs for the stage, movies, and television. His writing is renowned for its distinctive dialogue-driven writing style. What’s more, Sorkin has created some of the most memorable and well-loved, as well as some of the most hated characters of our modern era. In my view, Sorkin’s characters demonstrate a writer driven by both an idealism as well as an affection for human strength and fragility. This work has been well-received by audiences and critics alike. Below is an authoritative list of all Aaron Sorkin movies and TV shows, as of November 2023:

Aaron Sorkin’s Movies:

  1. A Few Good Men (1992) – Sorkin’s first major screenplay, based on his own stage play. This legal drama follows a military lawyer who defends two Marines accused of murder while uncovering a high-level conspiracy. The film is known for its iconic courtroom scenes.
  2. The American President (1995) – A romantic comedy-drama starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening about a widowed U.S. President who falls in love with an environmental lobbyist, balancing his personal life and political duties.
  3. The Social Network (2010) – A biographical drama that explores the founding of Facebook and the legal disputes that followed, focusing on the life of Mark Zuckerberg and the rise of the social media giant. Directed by David Fincher.
  4. Moneyball (2011) – This sports drama, starring Brad Pitt, tells the true story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who used innovative statistical methods to assemble a competitive baseball team on a limited budget. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.
  5. Steve Jobs (2015) – A biographical drama that portrays key moments in the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, showcasing his work and personal relationships through a series of product launches.
  6. Molly’s Game (2017) – Based on the memoir of Molly Bloom, this crime drama follows her journey from an Olympic-class skier to running high-stakes poker games for celebrities and the wealthy, leading to legal troubles.
  7. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) – Historical drama based on the true story of a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters who were charged with conspiracy and inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
  8. Being The Ricardos (2021) – Biographical drama provides a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the iconic television couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, during the production of their groundbreaking 1950s TV sitcom “I Love Lucy.”
  9. Aaron Sorkin’s TV Shows:

      1. Sports Night (1998-2000) – A television series set behind the scenes of a fictional sports news show.

      1. The West Wing (1999-2006) – A political drama series that provides a fictionalized look at the inner workings of the White House.

      1. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007) – A series that takes place behind the scenes of a fictional sketch comedy show.

      1. The Newsroom (2012-2014) – A drama series centered on a cable news network and its staff.


    Aaron Sorkin writes fast-paced, dialogue-heavy scripts. His ability to depict complicated political and social issues in an engaging manner makes his work highly accessible. For more information, see the Aaron Sorkin on IMDB or the Wikipedia Aaron Sorkin filmography