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1. Why Him?

Comedy | Pre-production

A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter's young rich boyfriend.

Writers: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer, Nicholas Stoller | Director: John Hamburg | Stars: James Franco, Bryan Cranston

2. The Fixer (V)

Drama | Filming

After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime... See full summary »

Writers: Ian Olds, Paul Felten | Director: Ian Olds | Stars: James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan, Melissa Leo, Dominic Rains

3. The Disaster Artist

Comedy, Drama | Announced

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

Writers: Tom Bissell, Scott Neustadter, Greg Sestero, Michael H. Weber | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco

4. Goat

Drama | Post-production

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood" tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

Writers: David Gordon Green, Brad Land, Andrew Neel, Mike Roberts | Director: Andrew Neel | Stars: Nick Jonas, Virginia Gardner, Ben Schnetzer, Danny Flaherty

5. Beautiful People

Biography, Drama | Announced

The story of Playboy hairstylist Jay Sebring, who made a name for himself in the 1960s.

Writer: Lauren Wild | Director: James Franco | Star: James Franco

6. 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.

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk | Star: James Franco

7. A Crack Up at the Races

Drama | Announced

A look at the events surrounding a race war in Florida.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Star: James Franco

9. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Writer: Seth Meyers | Director: Anne Fletcher

10. The Killer Next Door

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

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Writer: Alex Marwood

11. IMDb & AIV Studio at Sundance (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.

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

12. The Kid (I)

Western | Announced

The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Writer: Andrew Lanham | Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: James Franco, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke

13. Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018)

Animation | Pre-production

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 »

Writers: Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker | Director: Dimos Vrysellas | Stars: James Franco, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, Omar Sy

14. The Trap (2017)

Crime, Thriller | Pre-production

An ex-con is out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: James Franco, Idris Elba, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson

15. The Long Home (2017)

Drama | Post-production

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

Writers: William Gay, Vince Jolivette, Steve Janas | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Hartnett, Ashton Kutcher

16. Sausage Party (2016)

Animation, Comedy | Post-production

An animated movie about one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence.

Writers: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Seth Rogen, Ariel Shaffir | Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, James Franco

17. In Dubious Battle (2016)

Drama | Post-production

An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

Writers: Matt Rager, John Steinbeck | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez

18. 11/22/63 (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Filming

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Stars: James Franco, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Gadon, Daniel Webber

19. Actors Anonymous (I) (2016)

Drama | Completed

The film adaption 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.

Writers: Elizabeth Eccher, Nathan Ellis, James Franco, Matthew Halla, Kaela Rae Jensen, Josh Litman, Theodore Martland, Alex Parslow, Osahon Tongo | Directors: Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, Julio Vincent Gambuto, Justin S. Lee, Kelly Luu, Kevin Luu, Jess Maldaner, Leandro Tadashi, Juel Taylor, Julian Wolff, Kerry Yang | Stars: James Franco, Eric Roberts, Keegan Allen, Emma Rigby

20. Actors Anonymous (II) (2016)

Drama | Post-production

The film is an 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.

Writers: Emily Bensinger, James Franco, Sam Icklow, Stephanie Sandoval | Directors: Gayatri Bajpai, Marcus C.W. Chan, Sam Icklow | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Crocicchia, Nicholas Downs, Jessica Starr Folger

21. LA Woman Rising (2016)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Music | Announced

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 »

Writers: James Franco, Nana Ghana | Director: Nana Ghana | Stars: James Franco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Jackie Pucci, Mia Schaikewitz

22. Franco. A Documentary (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

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Writer: Lisa Vangellow | Director: Lisa Vangellow | Star: James Franco

23. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Erica Anderson, Scott Anderson, James Chilli Chillingworth, Chris Cooper

24. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Chris Cooper, Jonny Coyne, Josh Duhamel, James Franco

25. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Quinton Peeples | Stars: Jadon Clews, Joanna Douglas, Josh Duhamel, James Franco

26. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Stars: Juliette Angelo, Antoni Corone, Jonny Coyne, Josh Cruddas

27. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Quinton Peeples | Stars: Alison Brooks, Josh Duhamel, James Franco, Joshua Holmes

28. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Stars: Juliette Angelo, Joe Delfin, Josh Duhamel, James Franco

29. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Stars: Claire Brosseau, Josh Duhamel, James Franco, Michael Izquierdo

30. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Quinton Peeples | Stars: Josh Duhamel, James Franco, Michael Izquierdo

31. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Stars: Erica Anderson, Colin Doyle, Josh Duhamel, James Franco

32. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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50 Metascore

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.

Writers: Rupert Goold, David Kajganich, Michael Finkel | Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia

Votes: 16,896

33. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

118 min | Drama

6.0
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34 Metascore

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?

Writer: Bjørn Olaf Johannessen | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Peter Stormare, James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Votes: 629

34. The Little Prince (2015)

108 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

A pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little boy from a distant planet.

Writers: Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Director: Mark Osborne | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 996

35. Wild Horses (2015)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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44 Metascore

A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the boy it belongs to was murdered - and that a local rancher was involved.

Writers: Robert Duvall, Michael Shell | Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Luciana Pedraza

Votes: 1,197

36. I Am Michael (2015)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A gay activist and magazine founder is 'saved' from his homosexuality after turning to God.

Writers: Benoit Denizet Lewis, Justin Kelly, Stacey Miller | Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Avan Jogia

Votes: 294

37. Queen of the Desert (2015)

128 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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38 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 475

38. Zeroville (2015)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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

Writers: Steve Erickson, Paul Felten, Ian Olds | Director: James Franco | Stars: Megan Fox, Dave Franco, James Franco, Will Ferrell

39. The Labyrinth (2015)

Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A collection of original shorts exploring the unknown, the unexplained, and the unimaginable.

Writers: Kristen Davila, Rosanne Flynn, Robert Funke, Taylor Martin, Anna Musky-Goldwyn, Matt C. Sanchez, Jordan Trippeer | Directors: John Berardo, Jessica Kaye, Katrelle N. Kindred, Quyen Nguyen Le, Victoria Rose, Kaushik Sampath, Camila Ohara Tanabe, Tarek Tohme | Stars: James Franco, Josh Peck, Jason Ritter, Matt Lucas

40. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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46 Metascore

As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott's cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Elliott, Pamela Romanowsky | Director: Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: Amber Heard, Christian Slater, James Franco, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 45

41. Angie Tribeca (2015– )

Comedy

Angie Tribeca is a 10-year veteran of the LAPD's elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit).

Creators: Nancy Carell, Steve Carell | Stars: Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur

42. Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

8.2
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Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Writers: James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Steve Higgins, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Jeff Richmond, Akiva Schaffer, Tom Schiller, Sarah Schneider, Marc Shaiman, Michael Shoemaker, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan H. Tucker, Andy Samberg | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,270

43. Bukowski (2015)

Biography, Drama | Completed

The story of writer Charles Bukowski's formative years from childhood to high school and his struggles with an abusive father, disfiguring acne, alcohol addiction, and his initial attempts at writing.

Writers: James Franco, Adam Rager | Director: James Franco | Stars: Josh Peck, Shannen Doherty, Keegan Allen, Alex Kingston

45. Richard Peter Johnson (2015)

88 min | Comedy

The world's most famous male porn star, Richard Peter Johnson, retires at the height of his career to pursue his dream of acting.

Writers: Rik Baron, Sean Crampton, Devin Crittenden, William Gabriel Grier, Harris Markson, Jeffrey Oliphant | Director: Devin Crittenden | Stars: Katherine Adams, Aleks Awad, Rik Baron, Thom Barry

46. A Walk in Winter (2015)

14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Conrad has returned to his hometown in the middle of winter. Riding with the sheriff, he is on his way to find out whether the ruined corpse found nearby is his long-disappeared mother. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Boswell, Jessica Nikkel | Director: Ryan Moody | Stars: James Franco, Abigail Spencer, Jack Kehler, Max Leifman

47. 2015 MTV Movie Awards (2015 TV Special)

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

5.2
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In the biggest movie awards show event of the season, MTV gathers a large selection of stars to entertain.

Writer: Michael James Nelson | Director: Ryan McFaul | Stars: Amy Schumer, Channing Tatum, Vin Diesel, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 148

48. Killing Animals (2015)

Drama | Post-production

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.

Writers: Nicolas Curcio, James Franco, David Granger, Jason Romaine, Linda Sweigart, Jacqueline Vleck | Directors: Javier Bosques, Steven Huffaker, Shirley Kim-Ryu, Sarah Kruchowski, Eben Portnoy, Andrew Wesman | Stars: Louis Hunter, Robert Cruz, Noah Faden, James Franco

49. Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015)

83 min | Adventure

7.9
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With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world.

Writers: Melanie Ansley, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Elizabeth Eccher, Jonathan Maurer, Jamie Napoli, Amy Reedy, Michael Starr, Jordan Trippeer, Anthony Twarog | Directors: David Beier, Dave Dorsey, Mahin Ibrahim, Austin Kolodney, Will Lowell, Drue Metz, Brandon Somerhalder, Alana Waksman, Jon YonKondy, Xu Zhang | Stars: Buck Acosta, Carmen Argenziano, Joseph Argenziano, Nancy Atalla

Votes: 46

50. Yosemite (2015)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.

Writer: Gabrielle Demeestere | Director: Gabrielle Demeestere | Stars: James Franco, Henry Hopper, Barry Del Sherman, George Maguire

Votes: 35