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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Writer: Seth Meyers | Director: Anne Fletcher

6. Sausage Party (2016)

Animation, Comedy | Filming

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

7. Franco. A Documentary (2016)

Documentary | Filming

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

8. I Am Michael (2015)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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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: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto, Daryl Hannah

9. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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The relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

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

10. 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: James Franco, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen

11. Queen of the Desert (2015)

Biography, Drama

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, Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson

12. The Little Prince (2015)

Animation, Fantasy | Post-production

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, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy

13. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

100 min | Drama | Completed

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, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Stormare

15. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

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, Ed Harris, Christian Slater

16. 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

17. Yosemite (2015)

Drama

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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, Steven Wiig

18. 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, Keegan Allen, Shannen Doherty, Alex Kingston

19. 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

20. Streetcar (2015)

Drama | Announced

A look into the lives of icons Elia Kazan, Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando as they went about mounting the original Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire".

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Val Lauren

21. The Fixer (I) (2015)

Drama | Announced

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, Melissa Leo

22. Lockheed (2015)

Post-production

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 | Stars: Joey King, McCaul Lombardi, Jacob Loeb, Lily Nicksay

23. Holy Land (2015)

Drama | Post-production

A mesmerizing account of how the world's largest suburb was created.

Writers: James Franco, D.J. Waldie | Directors: Zane Johnson, Lauren Marie Morrison | Stars: Jim Parrack, Mageina Tovah, Amanda Maddox, Miles Elliot

24. Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2015)

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

25. Studio 4 (2015 Video)

10 min | Short, Reality-TV | Post-production

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: David Garrett, Stacey Miller | Stars: Cameron Van Hoy, David Storrs, Jennifer Crocker, Marco Bottiglieri

26. Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra (2015)

Documentary | Filming

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

27. F for Franco (2015)

113 min | Documentary, Biography | Post-production

With books, art shows, and director credits on his resume, one cannot call James Franco an actor and leave it at that. In an unconventional examination of his inspiration and creative ... See full summary »

Writer: Francisco J. Ricardo | Director: Francisco J. Ricardo | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Frank Bidart

28. The Grapes of Wrath: We Shall Overcome (2015)

Documentary | Filming

"The Grapes of Wrath: We Shall Overcome" is a documentary film authorized by the Estate of Elaine A. Steinbeck. The film explores the legacy and meanings of John Steinbeck's American ... See full summary »

Writers: P.J. Palmer, John Steinbeck | Director: P.J. Palmer | Stars: James Franco, Lois Smith, John Steinbeck, Frank Galati

29. James Franco 'Art Projects' (2015 TV Short)

Short, Comedy | Completed

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30. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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52 Metascore

Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Writers: Dan Sterling, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg | Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan

31. Veronica Mars (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.

Writers: Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero | Director: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell

32. Good People (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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42 Metascore

Discovering a cache of cash in their dead tenant's apt, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary-the thief who stole it.

Writers: Kelly Masterson, Marcus Sakey | Director: Henrik Ruben Genz | Stars: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Omar Sy

33. The Sound and the Fury (2014)

101 min | Drama

5.5
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A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

Writers: William Faulkner, Matt Rager | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Joey King, Keegan Allen

34. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the tonight show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

35. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2014)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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

36. 2014 MTV Movie Awards (2014 TV Special)

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

5.8
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A film-awards show presented annually on MTV.

Writer: Lauren Greenberg | Director: Evan Silver | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman

37. Memoria (2014)

70 min | Biography, Drama | Post-production

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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

39. Dave Skylark's Very Special VMA Special (2014 TV Movie)

20 min | Comedy

8.0
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In celebration of the 2014 Video Music Awards MTV tasked Entertainment tabloid TV host, Dave Skylark , and his dynamic production team lead by Aaron Rapoport, to sit down with some of this ... See full summary »

Stars: Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, James Franco, Nicki Minaj

40. Making a Scene with James Franco (2014– )

Short, Comedy

8.2
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Franco and one or more of his "fellow artists" discuss their favorite scenes from Hollywood cinema and then re-create them with a special twist.

Stars: James Franco, Michael Czerniawski, Alessandra Fabiani, Susanne M. Gorman

41. Obituaries (2014)

13 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A chronicle of lives lost in a school shooting. In the wake of another tragedy, we get a glimpse of each victim and see who they were, who they loved, who they hurt, and who they wanted to be.

Writer: Ryan Moody | Director: Ryan Moody | Stars: James Franco, Wes Robinson, Lenny von Dohlen, Justin Lee

42. Gucci Sunglasses (2014)

Short

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Writer: James Franco | Director: James Franco | Stars: Natalia Bonifacci, James Franco

43. Unscripted (2014– )

Talk-Show

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Movie stars answer questions from fans, and ask Unscripted questions from one another.

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Chris Pratt, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett

44. Guests (2014)

12 min | Short, Drama, Family

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When Charlie (Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez) and his family move to a warmer climate for the sake of his father's (played by Matthew Modine) illness, he finds himself teetering between ... See full summary »

Writer: Neville Kiser | Director: Mark Columbus | Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, Priscilla Garita, Tanner Buchanan

45. How to Make a Man (2014 TV Special)

30 min | Documentary

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In this documentary special, the editors of Esquire Magazine discuss the importance of mentoring the next generation of young men in America and incite a call to action for men everywhere ... See full summary »

Writer: Matthew Carney | Stars: Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Steve Carell

46. LA Woman Rising (2014)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Music | Announced

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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

47. By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie (2014 Video)

56 min | Documentary

8.1
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Behind-the-scenes documentary about the Veronica Mars (2014) Kickstarter campaign, the making of the film, and the fans role in making that possible.

Writer: Viet Nguyen | Director: Viet Nguyen | Stars: Dan Etheridge, Rob Thomas, Jeff Jensen, Alan Sepinwall

48. Almost Not Beautiful (2014)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

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Two estranged sisters are reunited back at their childhood home after going their own separate ways, only to discover that some bonds can never be repaired.

Writer: Jacqueline Vleck | Director: Sarah Kruchowski | Stars: Kai Lennox, Steven Huffaker, Liliana Brennan, Tom Paliferro

49. Lily (II) (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama

8.5
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With Nick Gomez (of Walking Dead and Dexter) and produced by James Franco, 'Lily' is based on a one act play by Tennessee Williams called 'Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily?' Currently being ... See full summary »

Writer: Zach Singer | Director: Zach Singer | Stars: Nick Gomez, Caitlin Singer

50. Making a Scene with James Franco (2014– )
Episode: Back to the Future (2014)

Short, Comedy

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In this mashup of Forrest Gump and Back To The Future, James Franco plays Tom Hanks -- who was playing Forrest Gump and is now playing Michael J. Fox - who was playing Marty McFly.

Star: James Franco