Soapbox: Soldiers, presidents and visionaries – The top five Aaron Sorkin movies

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If all Aaron Sorkin ever did was create The West Wing – one of the most highly regarded TV shows of all time – it would still be enough to cement his reputation as one the greatest ever pop culture scribes.

Fortunately, Sorkin isn’t one to rest on his laurels. In addition to developing several other TV series over the last few decades (including the admirable yet flawed Jeff Daniels’ vehicle The Newsroom), he’s also authored several acclaimed screenplays.

Having finally had the chance to catch up on Sorkin’s latest cinematic offering, Steve Jobs, I’ve decided that now would be as good a time as any to rank the top five films scripted by everyone’s favourite ultra-liberal dialogue maestro.

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Soapbox: Soldiers, presidents and visionaries – The top five Aaron Sorkin movies