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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. Goat

Drama | Pre-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, Andrew Neel, Mike Roberts | Director: Andrew Neel | Stars: Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer

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. The Fixer (V)

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

6. Why Him?

Comedy | Announced

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

Writers: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer, Nicholas Stoller | Director: John Hamburg | 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 Trap (2016)

Drama | Pre-production

Plot kept under wraps. Reportedly centers on a crime family in the South.

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

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

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

Mystery | Pre-production

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.

Star: James Franco

12. Franco. A Documentary (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

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

13. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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63 Metascore

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, Ethan Suplee

14. In Dubious Battle (2015)

Drama | Filming

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: Josh Hutcherson, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston

15. I Am Michael (2015)

98 min | Drama

6.7
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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, Leven Rambin

16. 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, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, Dave Franco

17. Queen of the Desert (2015)

128 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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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

18. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

118 min | Drama

6.6
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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, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Stormare

19. Wild Horses (2015)

100 min | Crime

6.2
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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: Devon Abner, Adriana Barraza, Angie Cepeda, Robert Duvall

20. 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, Mark Osborne, Bob Persichetti, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Director: Mark Osborne | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Marion Cotillard

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

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

8.4
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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 | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

22. 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, Wilmer Valderrama

24. Angie Tribeca (2015– )

Comedy | Completed

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

26. 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, Teo Halm

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

83 min | Adventure

7.8
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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

28. Yosemite (2015)

Drama

7.8
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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, Steven Wiig, Barry Del Sherman

29. 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

30. 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: Javo Bosques, Steven Huffaker, Shirley Kim, Sarah Kruchowski, Eben Portnoy, Andrew Wesman | Stars: Louis Hunter, James Franco, Zachary Gordon, Lily Nicksay

31. 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

32. Miss Famous (2015)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Post-production

All Monica wants is to be wanted. But can she get past her fantasies in order see the truth about her life and desires? This film is part of the UCLA James Franco Collaborative.

Writer: Roxanne Beck | Director: Shadae Lamar Smith | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Kimmel, Ella Anderson, Tony Cox

33. 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: James Darbyshire, Kristin Kueter, Steven Fogel, Steven M. Fogel

34. 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, Miles Elliot, Amanda Maddox

35. 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

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

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

37. 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: David Garrett, Cameron Van Hoy, Stephen Ohl, David Storrs

38. 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, Francisco J. Ricardo

39. The Franco Papers (2015)

81 min | Documentary, Biography | Post-production

Filmmaker and art theorist Dr. Francisco J. Ricardo delves into the creative mind of the multifaceted James Franco in this innovative documentary, or film essay. As the two converse on ... See full summary »

Writer: Francisco Ricardo | Director: Francisco Ricardo | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Francisco Ricardo

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

Short, Comedy | Completed

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42. Larry King Now (2012– )
Episode: James Franco & Justin Kelly (2015)

Talk-Show

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Director: Scott Brown | Stars: James Franco, Larry King

43. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )
Episode: James Franco/Jake Johanssen/Action Bronson (2015)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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James Franco (Wild Horses (2015)); comedian Jake Johannsen (Election Night (2015)). Also: Action Bronson performs.

Stars: David Letterman, Action Bronson, James Franco, Jake Johannsen

44. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy

6.8
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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

45. 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

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

47. 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

48. The Sound and the Fury (2014)

101 min | Drama

5.4
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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

49. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2014)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

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

50. 2014 MTV Movie Awards (2014 TV Special)

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

5.9
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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