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1. Zola

Drama | Announced

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

2. 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

3. Untitled '90s Project (TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

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

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

Short, Comedy | Completed

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5. The IMDb Studio (2011– )
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

6. 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

7. LA Woman Rising (2019)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Music | Post-production

LA WOMAN RISING is an experimental documentary that follows 50 real women waking up in the morning-inside the belly of Los Angeles. These woman are not only waking up and getting ready for ... See full summary »

Director: Nana Ghana | Stars: James Franco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Satine Phoenix, Suzo Vanja Isabella

8. Zeroville (2018)

96 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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

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

9. The Long Home (2018)

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: James Franco, Garret Dillahunt, Robin Lord Taylor, Analeigh Tipton

10. The Pretenders (2018)

Drama | Post-production

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

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

11. Future World (2018)

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: Margarita Levieva, Suki Waterhouse, James Franco, Milla Jovovich

12. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018– )

Western | Pre-production

The miniseries will be an anthology western following six different storylines.

Stars: Bill Heck, Charles Ash, Brian Brown, Richard Bucher

13. Arctic Justice (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, Anjelica Huston

14. Kin (2018)

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: James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid

15. Next Gen (2018)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure | Filming

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Directors: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander | Stars: James Franco, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, Michael Peña

18. 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, Ed Ricketts Jr., John Gregg, James Mumford

19. Untitled James Franco Documentary (2018)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Lisa Vangellow | Star: James Franco

20. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018– )
Episode: Near Algodones (2018)


About a high-plains drifter whose own fecklessness dogs his attempts at bank robbery and cattle driving.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: James Franco, Ralph Ineson, Martin Palmer, Stephen Root

21. The Deuce (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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

Stars: Kevin Breznahan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, James Franco

Votes: 4,432

22. 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: 163,445 | Gross: $74.24M

23. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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77 Metascore

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

Director: James Franco | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Alison Brie, James Franco, Kristen Bell

Votes: 1,261

24. 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

25. The Vault (2017)

91 min | Horror, Thriller

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50 Metascore

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

Votes: 1,858

26. This Is Your Death (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

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35 Metascore

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: James Franco, Famke Janssen, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Wayne Callies

Votes: 1,108

27. 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: 1,446

28. Blood Ride (2017)

Action | Post-production

Maggie becomes a strong and ruthless member of the all-female Dark Moon gang led by the merciless Trigga, and the all-female motorcycle gang look after each other as they patrol the streets in the small town.

Director: Melanie Aitkenhead | Stars: Bobbi Hornsby, Serinda Swan, Pollyanna McIntosh, James Franco

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

5 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

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The main crew of the Covenant and their android Walter enjoy a final meal before cryosleep on their way to a remote planet.

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

Votes: 2,452

30. Blood Heist (2017)


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Something goes terribly wrong when a band of Latin sisters and their brother attempt a violent robbery in order to make their first indie film.

Director: Jenna Cavelle | Stars: James Franco, Edy Ganem, Anita Farmer Bergman, James McMenamin

Votes: 10

31. High School Lover (2017 TV Movie)

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: 210

32. The Mad Whale (2017)

99 min | Drama, Thriller | Completed

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

Directors: Sonia A. 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

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

98 min | Drama

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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, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Alyssa Elle Steinacker

Votes: 17

34. Blood Surf (2017)


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

Stars: Lorelei Linklater, Sasha Frolova, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Alessandra Balazs

35. 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: 27

36. Mississippi Requiem (2017)

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

37. Camp (2017 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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

38. 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.

Stars: James Franco, Scott Haze, Ben Youcef, Coral Amiga

39. 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

Votes: 5

40. Ozara and Katessa (2017 TV Short)

41 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

A short comedy series starring James Franco and Kalup Linzy. Written and directed by Kalup Linzy

Director: Kalup Linzy | Stars: James Franco, Sonia Espinosa, Hanna Kates, Danny Erickson

41. 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

42. Metamorphosis: Junior Year (I) (2017)

75 min | Documentary

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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: James Darbyshire, Anais Fernandez, Katryna Fogel, Steven Fogel

43. 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, Michelle Arthur, Bill Ferris, Jeff Vernon

44. Blood Theatre (2017)

Horror | Post-production

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Stars: Allie Gallerani, Vince Jolivette, Coral Amiga, Amber Coney

45. Palace (2017)

20 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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Director: Marcus C.W. Chan | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Crocicchia, Alessandro Delpiano, Ben Kacsandi

46. Metamorphosis: Junior Year (II) (2017)


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Stars: Ari Atken, Arash DeMaxi, Ava Hawk McDean, John Orantes

47. Obey Giant (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: James Moll

48. We Day 2017 (2017 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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WE Day is the manifestation of the WE Movement. It fills stadiums around the globe. It's live-streamed. It's broadcast. It brings together world-renowned speakers and award-winning ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Russel | Stars: Alessia Cara, James Franco, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson

49. The Art of Elysium Stories (2017)


Young artists share how making art through The Art of Elysium's programs has helped them triumph over severe health challenges.

50. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: Au Reservoir (2017)

TV-MA | Drama | Post-production

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Director: James Franco | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, James Franco, Emily Meade