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1. The X-Files (1993– )

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

8.7
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Two F.B.I. 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, William B. Davis

Votes: 183,600

2. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 227,322 | Gross: $74.26M

3. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 640,044 | Gross: $403.71M

4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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79 Metascore

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 87,859

5. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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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 television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 104,145

6. Kin (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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35 Metascore

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker | Stars: Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 9,212 | Gross: $5.72M

7. The Deuce (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.1
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A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Stars: Mustafa Shakir, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Votes: 18,070

8. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, 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, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

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

Votes: 126,611 | Gross: $14.12M

9. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 461,322 | Gross: $336.53M

10. Zeroville (2019)

96 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Joey King, Dave Franco, James Franco, Megan Fox

11. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

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

Votes: 119,083

12. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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67 Metascore

6 Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco's house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only have to face the apocalypse, but themselves.

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

Votes: 360,799 | Gross: $101.47M

13. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 111,979 | Gross: $21.12M

14. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,248

15. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 26,823

16. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

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

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 65,639 | Gross: $1.94M

17. Knocked Up (2007)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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 with his child.

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

Votes: 332,193 | Gross: $148.73M

18. 11.22.63 (2016)

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

8.2
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A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 60,424

19. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco

Votes: 3,973

20. Never Been Kissed (1999)

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

6.1
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60 Metascore

A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 77,664 | Gross: $55.47M

21. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 500,617 | Gross: $373.59M

22. 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 witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Votes: 293,994 | Gross: $87.34M

23. Sausage Party (2016)

R | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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66 Metascore

A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence.

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Alistair Abell

Votes: 159,285 | Gross: $97.66M

24. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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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.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia

Votes: 52,212 | Gross: $4.72M

25. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Comedy

6.5
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52 Metascore

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport 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 assassinate him.

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

Votes: 286,529 | Gross: $6.11M

26. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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44 Metascore

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 192,110 | Gross: $234.91M

27. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

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

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 324,231 | Gross: $18.34M

28. Naked and Afraid (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

6.6
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Reality show where two strangers (typically 1 male, 1feme) try to survive in the wild for 21 days, naked.

Stars: Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, Laura Zerra, Amber Hargrove

Votes: 2,809

29. Angie Tribeca (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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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.

Stars: Rashida Jones, Jere Burns, Andree Vermeulen, Deon Cole

Votes: 7,202

30. Why Him? (2016)

R | 111 min | Comedy

6.2
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39 Metascore

A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer

Votes: 89,741 | Gross: $60.27M

31. Veronica Mars (2014)

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

6.8
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62 Metascore

Years after walking away from her past as a young 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.

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

Votes: 46,818 | Gross: $3.32M

32. The Wicker Man (2006)

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

3.7
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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.

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

Votes: 60,342 | Gross: $23.64M

33. Homefront (I) (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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40 Metascore

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

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 98,623 | Gross: $20.16M

34. The IMDb Show (2017– )

Not Rated | 13 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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"The IMDb Show" is here to help you dive deeper into the shows and movies you love and discover new ones you won't be able to stop watching.

Stars: Tim Kash, Kerri Doherty, Alex Logan, Kevin Smith

Votes: 1,385

35. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 77,813 | Gross: $80.57M

36. 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 advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 473,297 | Gross: $176.76M

37. The Long Home (2019)

R | 96 min | Drama | Completed

A young contractor is hired to build a honky-tonk in Tennessee by the man who killed his father.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Leila George, James Franco, Garret Dillahunt, Josh Hartnett

38. JT LeRoy (2018)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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58 Metascore

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess, Diane Kruger

Votes: 614

39. 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.

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

Votes: 144,768 | Gross: $98.71M

40. 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.

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

Votes: 220,646 | Gross: $63.22M

41. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 155,951 | Gross: $31.84M

42. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 29,912

43. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 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.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 8,544

44. 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.

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

Votes: 35,979 | Gross: $0.36M

45. Your Highness (2011)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 92,972 | Gross: $21.60M

46. The Green Hornet (2011)

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

5.8
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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.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz

Votes: 148,673 | Gross: $98.78M

47. Future World (2018)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.2
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10 Metascore

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

Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Margarita Levieva

Votes: 4,295

48. Profiler (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies.

Stars: Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez, Robert Davi

Votes: 3,171

49. 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.

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

Votes: 65,965 | Gross: $6.78M

50. The Little Prince (2015)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

Director: Mark Osborne | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 50,059 | Gross: $1.34M



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