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1. 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, Ben Schnetzer, Virginia Gardner, Danny Flaherty

2. 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

3. The Kid

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

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.

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk | Star: James Franco

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

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

8. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Writer: Seth Meyers | Director: Anne Fletcher

9. The Killer Next Door

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

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Writer: Alex Marwood

10. 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

11. 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, Bryan Thompson | Director: Dimos Vrysellas | Stars: James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum

12. 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: Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson

13. 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: Robin Lord Taylor, James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Ashton Kutcher

14. 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, Michael Izquierdo

15. 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: Selena Gomez, James Franco, Nat Wolff, Analeigh Tipton

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: Kristen Wiig, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton

17. Zeroville (2016)

Comedy, Drama | Completed

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, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen

18. The Deuce (2016 TV Movie)

Drama | Pre-production

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

Writers: George Pelecanos, David Simon | Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

19. Why Him? (2016)

Comedy | Pre-production

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

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

20. 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, Emma Rigby, Keegan Allen

21. The Fixer (IV) (2016)

Drama | Post-production

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

22. 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

23. Step Brothers (2016)

Short, Comedy, Drama | Announced

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

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

24. 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, Mia Schaikewitz, Jackie Pucci

25. Untitled James Franco Documentary (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

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

26. 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: Bola Aiyeola, Erica Anderson, Scott Anderson, James Chilli Chillingworth

27. 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, Kevin Dennis, Josh Duhamel

28. 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

29. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Brian Nelson | Director: James Strong | Stars: Juliette Angelo, Anthony Colonello, Antoni Corone, Jonny Coyne

30. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Quinton Peeples | Stars: Joshua Holmes, Alison Brooks, Kevin Dennis, Josh Duhamel

31. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Stars: Juliette Angelo, Kristian Bruun, Dallas Chorley, Joe Delfin

32. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Stars: Claire Brosseau, Kristian Bruun, Miranda Calderon, Josh Duhamel

33. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Stephen King, Quinton Peeples | Stars: Miranda Calderon, Darryl Dinn, Josh Duhamel, James Franco

34. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Stephen King | Director: James Strong | Stars: Erica Anderson, Gary Biggar, Peter J. Calvin, Colin Doyle

35. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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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: 21,165

36. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

118 min | Drama

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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, James Franco, Peter Stormare, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Votes: 1,401

37. The Little Prince (2015)

108 min | Animation, Fantasy

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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: Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco

Votes: 1,762

38. Wild Horses (2015)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 1,353

39. Queen of the Desert (2015)

128 min | Biography, Drama

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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, Damian Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson

Votes: 578

40. I Am Michael (2015)

98 min | Drama

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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, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 330

41. 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: Josh Peck, James Franco, Jason Ritter, Matt Lucas

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

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

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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: 1,338

44. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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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, James Franco, Wilmer Valderrama, Christian Slater

Votes: 48

45. Angie Tribeca (2015– )


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

46. 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, Alex Kingston, Keegan Allen

47. 2015 MTV Movie Awards (2015 TV Special)

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

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

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

Votes: 161

48. Memoria (2015)

70 min | Biography, Drama

Ivan Cohen is a young boy living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exist and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world.

Writers: Nina Ljeti, Vladimir de Fontenay | Directors: Vladimir de Fontenay, Nina Ljeti | Stars: Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, James Franco, Teo Halm

49. 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

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

83 min | Adventure

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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: 49