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1. Killing Animals

Drama | Completed

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 Fleur Sweigart, Jacqueline Vleck | Directors: Javier Bosques, Steven Huffaker, Shirley Kim-Ryu, Sarah Kruchowski, Eben Portnoy, Andrew Wesman | Stars: James Franco, Cody Christian, Zachary Gordon, Lily Nicksay

2. 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, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

3. 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

4. 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

5. Lockheed


A young girl spends the summer as an intern at Lockheed, watching old stock footage of the moon. She decides she wants to let loose, so she goes to a party that will change her forever.

Writers: James Franco, Linda Fleur Sweigart | Director: Shirley Kim-Ryu | Stars: Joey King, McCaul Lombardi, Jacob Loeb, Robert Cruz

6. 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

7. Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

Drama | Announced

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.

Writer: Dean Bakopoulos | Stars: Zackary Arthur, Robert Scott Crane, Jessica Starr Folger, Jeffrey Wahlberg

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. Metamorphosis: Junior Year

Documentary | Post-production

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.

Writer: Lacey Dorn | Directors: Lacey Dorn, James Franco | Stars: Kristin Kueter, James Darbyshire, Katryna Fogel, Steven Fogel

10. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Writer: Seth Meyers | Director: Anne Fletcher

11. The Killer Next Door

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

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Writer: Alex Marwood

12. Studio 4 (Video)

10 min | Short, Reality-TV | Completed

A team of talented actors and directors compete to work on a project with James Franco.

Writers: Jennifer Crocker, Adam Epelbaum, David Garrett, Andrew Lubetsky, Stacey Miller, David Storrs, J.R. Thal | Directors: Jay Davis, David Garrett, Stacey Miller | Stars: David Storrs, Michelle Arthur, Cameron Van Hoy, Chris Pardal

13. For Ed Ricketts

60 min | Documentary | Filming

"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 »

Writer: P.J. Palmer | Director: P.J. Palmer | Stars: James Franco, William Gilly, James Mumford, Nancy Ricketts

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

Short, Comedy | Completed

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15. 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

16. Zola

Drama | Announced

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

Writers: David Kushner, Andrew Neel, Mike Roberts | Director: James Franco

17. 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, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston, Omar Sy

18. 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

19. 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 Hartnett, Josh Hutcherson, Ashton Kutcher

20. 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.

Creators: George Pelecanos, David Simon | Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva

22. Angie Tribeca (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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Lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca and a squad of committed LAPD detectives investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.

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

Votes: 2,113

23. Goat (2016)

96 min | Drama

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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, Jake Picking

Votes: 67

24. 11.22.63 (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Filming

High school teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love, and the past itself, which doesn't want to be changed.

Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

25. The Labyrinth (2016)

Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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, Jim Parrack, Jason Ritter

26. The Disaster Artist (2016)

Comedy, Drama | Filming

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

Writers: Tom Bissell, Scott Neustadter, Greg Sestero, Michael H. Weber | Director: James Franco | Stars: Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston

27. 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, Salma Hayek, James Franco, Paul Rudd

28. In Dubious Battle (2016)

Drama | Completed

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, Bryan Cranston, Analeigh Tipton

29. Zeroville (2016)

96 min | 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, Joey King, James Franco, Will Ferrell

30. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

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.

Writers: Roxanne Beck, Robert Boswell, Neville Kiser, Marissa Matteo, Mona Nahm, Jessica Nikkel, Nicole Riegel, Teresa Sullivan, Jacqueline Vleck | 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

31. King Cobra (2016)

Crime, Drama | Post-production

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Writer: Justin Kelly | Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: James Franco, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald, Christian Slater

32. 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: Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Megan Mullally

34. 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

35. 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

36. Kill the Czar (2016)

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.

Writers: Jay Davis, Brantley Jones, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Coral Amiga, Scott Haze, Wilmer Calderon

37. L.A. Series (2016 TV Movie)


Story about gang life in Los Angeles.

Writer: Mario O. Moreno | Directors: James Franco, Pedro Gómez Millán | Stars: Esai Morales, Daniel Moncada, Eva Tamargo, Vanessa Villela

38. 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, Nathalie Love

39. 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, Suzo Vanja Isabella, Satine Phoenix

40. Million Dollar Kill (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

41. Untitled James Franco Documentary (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

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

43. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jake Epping is burned out and lost. His ex-wife has moved on, his students are always distracted, and his novel went nowhere. Then one of his dearest friends, Al Templeton, shows him the ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James Franco, Bola Aiyeola, Erica Anderson, Scott Anderson

44. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning. Harry's family was murdered in a small ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter | Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

45. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest in local drifter Bill Turcote. He gets a teaching job in a small town near Dallas and discovers romantic sparks with school librarian Sadie Dunhill.... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Brian Nelson, Quinton Peeples | Directors: James Kent, James Strong, Fred Toye | Stars: James Franco, Erica Anderson, Juliette Angelo, Gary Biggar

46. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jake and Bill's partnership starts to struggle as they discover more secrets surrounding the unpredictable Lee Harvey Oswald. The conspiracy involving Oswald deepens, while romance blooms ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

47. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Everything begins to fall apart as Jake struggles to live two lives: teacher and time traveler. When Sadie's life is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice, leaving Bill to his own ... See full summary »

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

48. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

It's October 1962, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

49. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The end is near, and Jake is not up to the task. Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake. Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path - but ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

50. 11.22.63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2016)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. If he fails, it could mean death for Jake or others close to him - and if he succeeds... See full summary »

Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry