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1. Future World

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

Writers: Jeremy Cheung, Jay Davis, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Suki Waterhouse

2. Blood Meridian

Western | Announced

Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, Blood Meridian traces the journey of the Kid, a 14 year old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish ... See full summary »

Writers: Todd Field, Cormac McCarthy | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Tye Sheridan, Russell Crowe, Vincent D'Onofrio

3. Mississippi Requiem

Drama | Post-production

A collection of four short films based on stories written by William Faulkner.

Creator: James Franco | Directors: Arkesh Ajay, Kelly Pike, Jerell Rosales, Marta Savina | Stars: James Franco, Amy Smart, Topher Grace, Alicia Witt

4. JT Leroy

Drama | Announced

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Writer: Justin Kelly | Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Kristen Stewart, James Franco, Helena Bonham Carter

5. 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, Zachary Gordon, Cody Christian, Louis Hunter

6. The Mad Whale

Drama | Filming

Inmates at a women's mental asylum stage a theatrical production of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick.'

Writers: Michael Herman, Colleen O'Halloran, Paul Rufus Jones, Max Newman, Megan Seely, Ryan Koehn, Sara Silkin | Directors: David Breschel, Jenna Cavelle, Sonia Guggenheim, Luke Haskard, Ariel Heller, Adam Linzey, Matt McClung, Uttera Singh, Andrew Wood | Stars: James Franco, Camilla Belle, Michael Weston, Summer Phoenix

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Drunken Fireworks

Drama | Announced

A small town mechanic competes against a retired mob boss in a local fireworks display competition. Based on Stephen King's short story 'Drunken Fireworks'.

Writers: Stephen King, Matt Rager | Star: James Franco

11. 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

12. 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

13. Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

Drama | Post-production

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 | Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: Zackary Arthur, Scott Crane, Cheyenne Haynes, Taylor Laughlin

14. 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, Ava Hawk McDean, James Darbyshire, Katryna Fogel

15. 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

16. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Writer: Seth Meyers | Director: Anne Fletcher

17. The Killer Next Door

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Six people sharing a rundown apartment building soon learn they all have secrets to hide- And one of them will do anything to protect theirs, no matter what it takes.

Writers: Greg Adkins, Julie Marie Hassett, Alex Marwood

18. For Ed Ricketts

60 min | Documentary | Post-production

"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, Eric Enno Tamm, Susan Schillinglaw, Milton Heifetz

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

Short, Comedy | Completed

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20. The IMDb Studio (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

21. No Actor Parking (2015– )
Episode: Those F***Ing Crabcakes!


Cooper learns about Willy. Peter works the room. Sam sees his hero. Tiago gets two fingers of conversation in there.

Directors: Tom Albanese, Tiago Felizardo, Francisco Froes | Stars: Francisco Froes, Tiago Felizardo, Tom Albanese, Pancho Moler

22. Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018)

Animation | Filming

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 | Directors: Dimos Vrysellas, Aaron Woodley | Stars: James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, Michael Madsen

23. 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

24. The Long Home (2017)

96 min | 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, Courtney Love, Ashton Kutcher

25. The Institute (2017)

90 min | Thriller | Post-production

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Writers: Adam Rager, Matt Rager | Directors: James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: Pamela Anderson, James Franco, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel

26. The Trap (2017)

Crime, Thriller | Announced

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, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, Benicio Del Toro

27. Dark Hours: Roxana (2017)

90 min | Drama | Filming

Trapped in a women's mental asylum that is controlled by a malevolent staff, Rose finds comfort in Alice, which drives her to find an escape from the darkness so she can finally be happy and find peace with herself.

Writers: Amy Huckabay, Anna Klassen, Jordan Lewandowski, Jesy Odio, Michael Skolnick, Josh Wallace | Directors: Sarah Scarlett Downing, Joshua Friedman, Carolina Matamoros, Bianca Poletti, Albert Soratorio, Stefania Vasconcellos | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Taylor Laughlin, Jeff Vernon, Bill Ferris

28. Untitled James Franco Documentary (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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

37. Goat (2016)

R | 96 min | Drama

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69 Metascore

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: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty

Votes: 368

38. Sausage Party (2016)

R | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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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: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader

Votes: 2,125

39. Why Him? (2016)

Comedy | Post-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, Adam Devine

40. 11.22.63 (2016 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Creator: Bridget Carpenter | Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 31,378

41. The Masterpiece (2016)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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

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

42. 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: 3,949

43. Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016 TV Movie)

86 min | Thriller

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A college girl introduces her mother to her girlfriend... who happens to be a vampire.

Writers: Amber Coney, James Franco | Director: Melanie Aitkenhead | Stars: James Franco, Amber Coney, Emily Meade, Emma Rigby

Votes: 317

44. 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: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Analeigh Tipton

45. 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: James Franco, Dave Franco, Megan Fox, Joey King

46. King Cobra (2016)

91 min | Crime, Drama

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65 Metascore

This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer who made him famous. When... See full summary »

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

Votes: 85

47. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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

48. 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

50. Actors Anonymous (I) (2016)

Drama | Post-production

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, Amber Coney, Keegan Allen