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1. 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, Brad Land, Andrew Neel, Mike Roberts | Director: Andrew Neel | Stars: Virginia Gardner, Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer, 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 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

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

6. 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. 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

8. 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

9. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Writer: Seth Meyers | Director: Anne Fletcher

10. 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 | Director: Dimos Vrysellas | Stars: James Franco, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston, John Cleese

11. The Long Home (2017)

Drama | Pre-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: Josh Hartnett, Courtney Love, Josh Hutcherson, Ashton Kutcher

12. The Trap (2017)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

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

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

13. 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: Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Paul Rudd, James Franco

14. 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.

Stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Lucy Fry, Sarah Gadon

15. Actors Anonymous (2016)

Drama | Completed

The film adaption of James Franco's popular novel Actors Anonymous.

Writers: James Franco, Matthew Halla, Josh Litman, Theodore Martland, Alex Parslow | Directors: Shaun Duffy, Julio Vincent Gambuto, Justin S. Lee, Jess Maldaner, Julian Wolff | Stars: James Franco, Eric Roberts, Keegan Allen, Emma Rigby

16. Franco. A Documentary (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

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

17. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2016)

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Writers: Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Franco, Lucy Fry, Sarah Gadon

18. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2016)

Mystery

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Writer: Stephen King | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Star: James Franco

19. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2016)

Mystery

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

20. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

21. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2016)

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

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

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

23. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2016)

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

24. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2016)

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

25. 11/22/63 (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2016)

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Writer: Stephen King | Star: James Franco

26. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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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: Michael Finkel, Rupert Goold, David Kajganich | Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia

Votes: 1,613

27. The Little Prince (2015)

108 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.2
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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, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 41

28. I Am Michael (2015)

98 min | Drama

6.6
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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, Daryl Hannah, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 221

29. Queen of the Desert (2015)

128 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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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: Robert Pattinson, James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis

Votes: 235

30. In Dubious Battle (2015)

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: Vincent D'Onofrio, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston

31. 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: Megan Fox, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Dave Franco

32. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

118 min | Drama

6.2
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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

Votes: 303

33. Wild Horses (2015)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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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

Votes: 29

34. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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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, Christian Slater, Ed Harris

Votes: 27

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

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

Votes: 1,047

37. 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

39. 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, Alex Kingston

40. 2015 MTV Movie Awards (2015 TV Special)

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

5.3
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In the biggest movie awards show event of the season, MTV gathers a large selection of stars to entertain.

Writer: Michael James Nelson | Stars: Amy Schumer, Channing Tatum, Vin Diesel, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 113

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

83 min | Adventure

8.1
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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: 33

42. 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

43. 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-Ryu, Sarah Kruchowski, Eben Portnoy, Andrew Wesman | Stars: Louis Hunter, James Franco, Zachary Gordon, Cody Christian

44. Yosemite (2015)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 19

45. 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

46. 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-Ryu | Stars: Joey King, McCaul Lombardi, Jacob Loeb, Lily Nicksay

47. 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, Jason Stuart, Miles Elliot

48. 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, Steven Fogel, Steven M. Fogel

49. The Ultimate Evil (2015– )

45 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Attempting to uncover deeper truths behind the Son of Sam murders which haunted New York City in the 1970s, investigative journalist Maury Terry puts his career and safety on the line in ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Bairos, Drew Connick, Katie Cooper, Chelsea Didier

50. 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