Highest Rated Titles With Aaron Sorkin

1. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Two Cathedrals (2001)
43 min | Drama
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As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and most decide whether or not Bartlet ... See full summary »

2. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (2000)
43 min | Drama
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The President is rushed to hospital following a shooting; staffers field questions on protection measures and executive authority. Flashbacks show how key staff members joined the Bartlet campaign.

3. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Noël (2000)
43 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Josh speaks to a psychiatrist about the events of the last three weeks: Toby hired musicians for the foyer, an Air Force pilot disobeyed orders, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the White House, and Josh managed to cut his hand quite badly.

4. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Red Team III (2013)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

In the aftermath of ACN's Operation Genoa report, the staff who put it together face some serious blowback, not just when the government responds but also when the sources' credibility comes into question.

5. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Election Day: Part 2 (2006)
41 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Polls are closing across the country, and the race is too close to call; friends and colleagues react to the news about Leo.

6. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: Election Night: Part II (2013)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

As coverage of Election Night 2012 continues, the staff has to decide on which breaking story to pursue. Leona decides to let Reese decide. Mac and Will's situation heads closer to the edge. And Sloan finds her anonymous bidder.

7. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: I'll Try to Fix You (2012)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him.

8. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In Excelsis Deo (1999)
42 min | Drama
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When a homeless veteran dies on the National Mall and his body remains uncollected for hours, Toby becomes fixated on getting him a proper burial.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin |  Director: Alex Graves |  Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney
9. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (2000)
41 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A suspect in the presidential shooting is caught; staffers anxious await news on Bartlet and Josh's injuries; flashbacks show how C.J. and Donna joined Bartlet's campaign.

10. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Requiem (2006)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

President Bartlet and his current and former staffers come together for Leo's funeral.

11. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Christmas Show (2006)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Danny helps Jordan with her pregnancy--but what ulterior motives does he have? Meanwhile, Matt tries to put together a Christmas-themed show without being too L.A.-phony, and Harriet gets a movie offer that could advance her career.

12. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Twenty Five (2003)
43 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

In the wake of his daughter's kidnapping, Bartlet must make a decision between being a father and being President.

13. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: We Just Decided To (2012)
70 min | Drama
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Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill.

14. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Dawn finally rises after the night from hell with some good news, new beginnings and new additions for some of the cast and crew of the show.

15. The West Wing (1999–2006)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

16. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 2162 Votes (2005)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

WHO WILL BE THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? - It's the Democratic National Convention and the race to become the Democratic Presidential candidate has narrowed to three candidates: ... See full summary »

17. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Bartlet for America (2001)
44 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

In an episode dotted with flashbacks, Leo and his attorney Jordon Kendall (Joanna Gleason) face a Congressional inquiry into whether the president lied to the American people regarding his ... See full summary »

18. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Celestial Navigation (2000)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

In a lecture at Georgetown, Josh recalls the previous week at the White House, during which he replaced a dentally impaired C.J. in the press room and gave a memorably disastrous briefing, ... See full summary »

19. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Commencement (2003)
43 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The assassination of Shareef threatens to become public, the president speaks at Zoe's graduation, and the unthinkable happens.

20. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (2000)
42 min | Drama
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The West Wing staff are feeling malaise as it seems they never get anything accomplished. Meanwhile, a leaked memo is a land mine that could embarrass the administration.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin |  Director: Laura Innes |  Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney
21. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: Pilot (2006)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

When the Executive Producer of sketch show 'Studio 60' has an on-air meltdown, new network president Jordan McDeere hires Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace him and save the show.

22. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Take This Sabbath Day (2000)
42 min | Drama
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A drug dealer's appeal of the federal death penalty is rejected by the Supreme Court, which upholds the death sentence with execution scheduled for the following Monday. One of the defense ... See full summary »

23. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Cold Open (2006)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

It's the week of Matt and Danny's first show. A Christian group is threatening to protest and boycott the show, the musical guest suddenly becomes unavailable, and Matt is obsessing over the show's opening skit.

24. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Debate (2005)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A live debate between Santos and Vinick, performed once for the east coast and once for the west.

25. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Stackhouse Filibuster (2001)
43 min | Drama
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Josh finalizes a six billion-dollar health care that has strong support from both parties in both houses and appears to be a slam dunk for passage, but 78-year-old Senator Howard Stackhouse... See full summary »

26. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Supremes (2004)
41 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A Supreme Court Justice dies, forcing the administration's hand on picking a desirable replacement who can be confirmed by a hostile Congress.

27. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Tomorrow (2006)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Santos and his staff prepare for the inauguration as Bartlet and his team look back on their years in the White House. Series Finale.

28. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2000)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A stealth fighter is shot down over Iraq, leading to Bartlet ordering a military rescue as Toby worries about his brother trapped on a space shuttle orbiting the Earth. CJ deals with the ... See full summary »

29. Entourage (2004–2011)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

30. The Newsroom (2012– )
60 min | Drama | Active
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

31. The Colbert Report (2005– )
30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

32. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 17 People (2001)
60 min | Drama
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Following the Vice-President's remarks to him, Toby realizes the truth behind the President's illness: multiple sclerosis. Toby, Leo, and Bartlet discuss the possible political implications... See full summary »

33. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 18th and Potomac (2001)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

With hypothetical polling numbers showing them its political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and Josh faces... See full summary »

34. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Game On (2002)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Toby falls prey to a practical joke by the rest of the staff, after which everyone but Leo takes off for the debate in San Diego. Sam makes a side trip to Newport Beach to explain to the ... See full summary »

35. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Mr. Willis of Ohio (1999)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

In the first of several episodes throughout the series' run that portrays ordinary Americans and how they interact with and ultimately affect the W.H., an Ohio middle school social studies ... See full summary »

36. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Pilot (1999)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The West Wing staffers are introduced as each learns via phone or pager that the President was in a cycling accident. Josh faces the possible loss of his job after an on-air insult of a ... See full summary »

37. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Posse Comitatus (2002)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Bartlet, Leo, Sam, Toby, and C.J. travel to New York City for a Catholic fund raiser at a long Broadway play called "The War of the Roses". Josh steps up his efforts to beat his girlfriend,... See full summary »

38. Sports Night (1998–2000)
Episode: Quo Vadimus (2000)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Rebecca returns, Natalie and Jeremy rekindle their relationship, and the network is sold.

39. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (2001)
60 min | Drama
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On this year's "Big Block of Cheese Day", a college friend of Donna's asks Sam to help her get her late grandfather, accused of bring a Communist spy inside the U.S. government, a ... See full summary »

40. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Crackpots and These Women (1999)
60 min | Drama
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On the series' first "Big Block of Cheese" Day (nicknamed "Total Crackpot Day" by Josh), staffers meet with reps of various organizations causes, e.g., C.J. hosts a group that wants $900 ... See full summary »

41. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The Greater Fool (2012)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Will is in the hospital and is too discouraged to return to work as his colleagues get the final clue needed to thwart the execs wanting to fire him.

42. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The West Coast Delay (2006)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The show faces a legal nightmare when an viewer notices that a joke in the news segment was plagiarized from a stand-up comedian, and posts the clip on the Internet during the show.

43. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002)
90 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the ... See full summary »

44. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: A Good Day (2005)
42 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The Speaker of the House deliberately calls a vote on stem cell research when he knows that Democrats will be away from Washington; Donna, Cliff, Matt, and Josh must put aside their ... See full summary »

45. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: A Proportional Response (1999)
60 min | Drama
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After being offered "a proportional response" to the Syrian military's downing of a U.S. military plane on a medical mission (and carrying his newly named personal physician), the president... See full summary »

46. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Bad Moon Rising (2001)
43 min | Drama
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President Bartlett talks to the White House Counsel about the concealment of his MS. An enraged Toby has CJ grill the West Wing staff to find a leaker. Josh and Donna spar over a financial bailout of Mexico.

47. Sports Night (1998–2000)
Episode: Cliff Gardner (1999)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The staff are stressed out by Sam Donovan's presence, and things get worse when J.J. stops by to give them notes.

48. Sports Night (1998–2000)
Episode: Eli's Coming (1999)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Isaac is late coming back from vacation, Bobbi Bernstein returns, and Steve Sisco visits Rebecca.

49. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: He Shall, from Time to Time... (2000)
42 min | Drama
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When the President collapses on the eve of his State of the Union, it's diagnosed as the flu. But when the First Lady cancels a trip and rushes home to look after him, Leo suspects the ... See full summary »

50. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Impact Winter (2004)
42 min | Drama
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President Bartet's attack of multiple sclerosis requires hasty reorganization of the summit in China. Unable to endure the long meetings, he becomes frustrated when the Chinese take ... See full summary »