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1. JT Leroy

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess

2. Mississippi Requiem

Drama | Post-production

A collection of four short films based on stories written by William Faulkner.

Directors: Arkesh Ajay, Kelly Pike, Jerell Rosales, Marta Savina | Stars: James Franco, Amy Smart, Topher Grace, Alicia Witt

3. Killing Animals

Drama | Announced

Killing Animals is a portrait of a lost generation of California youths. The lives of troubled teenage misfits intertwine as they experiment with vices of all kinds, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism.

Directors: Javier Bosques, Steven Huffaker, Shirley Kim-Ryu, Sarah Kruchowski, Eben Portnoy, Andrew Wesman | Stars: James Franco, Zachary Gordon, Timothy Granaderos, Cody Christian

4. Rant

Drama | Announced

A chronicle of Buster "Rant" Casey's unusual life, one that took him away from his small town to the big city, where he became the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing -- a lifestyle that led to his early demise.

Star: James Franco

5. The Game (I)

Action, Comedy | Announced

A guy recruits the assistance of professional seduction experts in order to become the world's greatest pick-up artist.

6. Drunken Fireworks

Drama | Announced

A small town mechanic competes against a retired mob boss in a local fireworks display competition. Based on Stephen King's short story 'Drunken Fireworks'.

Star: James Franco

7. Zola

Drama | Announced

A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

Director: James Franco

8. Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra

Documentary | Post-production

A documentary following a year in the life of Jesse Heiman, Hollywood's most recognizable background actor - as he tries to parlay overnight recognition from a Superbowl commercial into a sustainable career as a leading man.

Director: Nick Weis | Stars: Jesse Heiman, James Franco, Josh Sussman, Jessica DiCicco

9. Untitled '90s Project (TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. Described as teen show set in the 1990's.

10. The Killer Next Door

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Six people sharing a rundown apartment building soon learn they all have secrets to hide- And one of them will do anything to protect theirs, no matter what it takes.

11. Million Dollar Kill

Short, Comedy, Drama | Announced

A tale of two brothers - one alienated by ambition, the other estranged by envy.

Director: Salvatore di Costanzo | Stars: James Franco, Andy Davoli, Momo Casablanca

12. Hell at the Breech (II)

Crime, Drama | Announced

"Hell at the Breech" takes place in 1897. When an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in a rural area of Alabama, outraged friends - mostly poor cotton farmers - form a secret ... See full summary »

13. Poachers (II)

Crime, Drama | Announced

"Poachers," Franklin's first book, is a collection of short stories. The title story, which won the Edgar Award for best mystery short story, focuses on three wild boys confronting a mythic... See full summary »

14. James Franco 'Art Projects' (TV Short)

Short, Comedy | Completed

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15. Smonk

Crime, Drama | Announced

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16. Out of Business

Short, Drama | Completed

A young woman chooses between the love of her life and a life on the run.

Director: Bobby Brodney | Stars: Charlotte Gleason, Keith Bramlette

17. The IMDb Studio (2015– )
Episode: 'I Am Michael'


An interview with James Franco and Justin Kelly for the film "I Am Michael," conducted on location in Park City, Utah from the IMDB and AIV Studio at Sundance 2015.

Director: Ron Sylvester | Stars: James Franco, Justin Kelly, Keith Simanton

18. No Actor Parking (2015– )
Episode: Those F***Ing Crabcakes!


Cooper learns about Willy. Peter works the room. Sam sees his hero. Tiago gets two fingers of conversation in there.

Directors: Tom Albanese, Tiago Felizardo, Francisco Froes | Stars: Francisco Froes, Tiago Felizardo, Tom Albanese, Pancho Moler

19. The Pretenders (2018)

Drama | Post-production

A love triangle involving a photographer, a director and an actress.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox

20. Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018)

Animation | Filming

Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: James Franco, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Laurie Holden

21. Blood Heist (2018)

Action | Post-production

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Director: Jenna Cavelle | Stars: James Franco, Edy Ganem, James McMenamin, Michelle Macedo

24. For Ed Ricketts (2018)

60 min | Documentary | Post-production

"For Ed Ricketts" is a feature documentary which reveals the deep and profound impacts of marine biologist Ed "Doc" Ricketts' on author John Steinbeck, mythologist Joseph Campbell and on ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Palmer | Stars: James Franco, James Mumford, Frank Wright, John Gregg

26. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 65,147 | Gross: $57.35M

27. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

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82 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003).

Director: James Franco | Stars: Dylan Minnette, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Alison Brie

Votes: 183

28. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

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The 'Last Supper' is a direct prequel to Alien: Covenant. Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 1,498

29. Zeroville (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Joey King, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell

30. The Institute (2017)

R | 90 min | Thriller

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In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly ... See full summary »

Directors: James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Allie Gallerani, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer

Votes: 952

31. The Deuce (2017– )

Drama | Post-production

A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva

32. Future World (2017)

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Suki Waterhouse

33. High School Lover (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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17-year-old Kelley falls in love with Christian, an older actor; her father tries to intervene before the relationship turns into a dangerous obsession.

Director: Jerell Rosales | Stars: Paulina Singer, François Arnaud, Lana Condor, Tyler Alvarez

Votes: 151

34. The Long Home (2017)

96 min | Drama | Post-production

A young contractor is hired to build a honky-tonk in Tennessee by the man who killed his father.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Analeigh Tipton, James Franco, Giancarlo Esposito, Josh Hartnett

35. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2017)

97 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.

Directors: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, Jeremy David White, Jonathan King | Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, James Franco, Abigail Spencer

36. Kin (II) (2017)

Action, Sci-Fi | Post-production

An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker | Stars: Carrie Coon, James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid

37. Actors Anonymous (2017)

96 min | Drama

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The film adaptation of James Franco's popular novel Actors Anonymous, exploring the lives of young actors in Hollywood, from the highs to the lows, to the lies and the heartbreak.

Directors: Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, Julio Vincent Gambuto, Justin S. Lee, Kelly Luu, Kevin Luu, Jess Maldaner, Leandro Tadashi, Juel Taylor, Jay Wolff, Kerry Yang | Stars: Scott Haze, Jake Robbins, James Franco, Eric Roberts

Votes: 19

38. The Vault (2017)

Horror, Thriller | Completed

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank.

Director: Dan Bush | Stars: James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze

39. Blood Surf (2017)

Horror | Completed

A shy tattoo artist must infiltrate a notorious gang of surf witches to discover what happened to her missing brother.

Director: Nina Ljeti | Stars: James Franco, Lorelei Linklater, Denisa Juhos, Sasha Frolova

40. The Mad Whale (2017)

99 min | Drama, Thriller | Post-production

Inmates at a women's mental asylum stage a theatrical production of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick.'

Directors: Sonia Aurelia Guggenheim, David Breschel, Jenna Cavelle, Luke Haskard, Ariel Heller, Adam Linzey, Matt McClung, Andrew Wood, Uttera Singh | Stars: James Franco, Camilla Belle, Summer Phoenix, Michael Weston

41. Please Don't Come Back from the Moon (2017)

98 min | Drama | Post-production

Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.

Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Rashida Jones, Zackary Arthur, Cheyenne Haynes

42. Kill the Czar (2017)

Thriller | Post-production

A mysterious outsider's life turns upside down when she is blackmailed by an evil filmmaker to carry out an extraordinary act of violence. She winds up in a brutal fight to save the woman she loves.

Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Scott Haze, Coral Amiga, Amber Coney

43. Camp (2017 TV Movie)

Comedy | Post-production

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Director: Josh Yunis | Stars: Joey King, Nolan Gould, Annalise Basso, Horatio Sanz

44. Heaven (II) (2017)

Short, Music

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In this series of ten short videos in honor of Stevie Wonder, artists perform a unique interpretation of his classic, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

Directors: Jessica Neuman, Mike Rosenthal | Stars: David Arquette, Matt Bomer, John Cho, Miranda Cosgrove

45. Tenn (2017)

80 min | Biography, Drama

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A young Tennessee Williams struggles to find his voice in 1930's St. Louis

Director: James Franco | Stars: Michelle Arthur, Michael Bradley, Alon Dina, Beth Grant

Votes: 10

46. Rio (2017)

87 min | Drama | Post-production

Film adaptation of James Franco's novel 'Actors Anonymous'.

Directors: Gayatri Bajpai, Marcus C.W. Chan, Sam Icklow | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Crocicchia, Nicholas Downs, Nathalie Love

47. Blood on Wheels (2017)

Action | Post-production

This is a movie made in my home town. If you like bikes and action you will like this movie. It's about women riders and how we look out for our own.

Director: Melanie Aitkenhead | Stars: Shawn Mattox, Pollyanna McIntosh, Anita Farmer Bergman, Vanessa Dubasso

48. Dark Hours: Roxana (2017)

90 min | Drama | Post-production

Trapped in a women's mental asylum that is controlled by a malevolent staff, Rose finds comfort in Alice, which drives her to find an escape from the darkness so she can finally be happy and find peace with herself.

Directors: Sarah Scarlett Downing, Joshua Friedman, Carolina Matamoros, Bianca Poletti, Albert Soratorio, Stefania Vasconcellos | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Ruby Elise, Michelle Arthur, Bill Ferris

49. Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017)


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In the midst of the PA 2009-2011 teen suicide epidemic, this documentary follows the Palo Alto Teen Arts Council as they put on a play about the dark events in their community and coping with tough adolescent issues through the arts.

Directors: Lacey Dorn, James Franco | Stars: Ari Atken, James Darbyshire, Anais Fernandez, Katryna Fogel

50. Blood Theatre (2017)

Horror | Post-production

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Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: Allie Gallerani, Vince Jolivette, Coral Amiga, Amber Coney