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1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.

Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle | Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

2. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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67 Metascore

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jason Stone | Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

3. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

4. The Interview (II) (2014)

Comedy | Post-production

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two ... See full summary »

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

5. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

6. Veronica Mars (2014)

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

7.1
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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

7. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

8. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

9. Homefront (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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39 Metascore

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Logan | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

10. Third Person (2013)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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37 Metascore

Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.

Writer: Paul Haggis | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde

11. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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44 Metascore

A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

Writers: Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire, L. Frank Baum | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

12. The Mindy Project (2012– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

7.2
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz

13. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

14. Knocked Up (2007)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann

15. Palo Alto (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy. Emily, meanwhile, offers sexual ... See full summary »

Writers: Gia Coppola, James Franco | Director: Gia Coppola | Stars: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Zoe Levin

16. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.3
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski

17. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.

Writers: Morgan Land, Ariel Vromen, Anthony Bruno, Jim Thebaut | Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

18. Lovelace (2013)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Writer: Andy Bellin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple

19. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama | Active

6.9
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show... See full summary »

Creators: Doris Hursley, Frank Hursley, Jim Hursley | Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Laura Wright

20. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

21. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow | Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

22. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

23. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Writers: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Aron Ralston | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

24. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Writer: Nancy Meyers | Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

25. Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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49 Metascore

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Writer: Dean Georgaris | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara

26. The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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39 Metascore

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, George W. Trendle | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz

27. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Writer: Josh Klausner | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

28. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Writers: Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, Elizabeth Gilbert | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

29. Your Highness (2011)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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31 Metascore

When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

Writers: Danny McBride, Ben Best | Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker

30. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

31. 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: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig

32. Never Been Kissed (1999)

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

6.0
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60 Metascore

A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.

Writers: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

33. About Cherry (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

4.8
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33 Metascore

A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.

Writers: Stephen Elliott, Lorelei Lee | Director: Stephen Elliott | Stars: Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Lili Taylor

34. As I Lay Dying (2013)

R | 110 min | Drama

5.5
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50 Metascore

Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Writers: William Faulkner, James Franco, Matt Rager | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Ahna O'Reilly

35. Flyboys (2006)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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47 Metascore

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Writers: Phil Sears, Blake T. Evans, David S. Ward | Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Scott Hazell

36. Child of God (2013)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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58 Metascore

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Writers: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Cormac McCarthy | Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze

37. The Wicker Man (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.6
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36 Metascore

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.

Writers: Neil LaBute, Anthony Shaffer | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Beahan

38. True Story (I) (2014)

Drama | Post-production

A drama centered around 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, David Kajganich | Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Ethan Suplee, Felicity Jones

39. The Sound and the Fury (2014)

Drama | Post-production

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, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Joey King

40. Whatever It Takes (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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20 Metascore

A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Writer: Mark Schwahn | Director: David Raynr | Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Manu Intiraymi

41. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Writers: Ann Peacock, John Romano, Nicholas Sparks | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

42. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Writers: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner | Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

43. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

44. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Mark Boal | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

45. Good People (2014)

R | Action, Crime, Thriller | Completed

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, Anna Friel, Omar Sy

46. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.1
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Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters

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

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

8.4
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After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, James Poyser

48. Queen of the Desert (2014)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

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, Robert Pattinson, Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis

49. Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.8
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37 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Writer: David Collard | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

50. City by the Sea (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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50 Metascore

Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murderer.

Writers: Mike McAlary, Ken Hixon | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Franco, Frances McDormand, Eliza Dushku