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1. Sonny (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.

Director: Nicolas Cage | Stars: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 3,855 | Gross: $0.02M

2. The Ape (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff, Stacey Miller

Votes: 871

3. Fool's Gold (2005)

90 min | Comedy

"Finn" Finnegan is a treasure hunter searching for a sunken Spanish galleon, the Aurelia, that was lost at sea with the 1715 Treasure Fleet. During his search to find the galleon and its treasure, his wife Tess divorces him.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Stacey Miller, Robyn Cohen

Votes: 175

4. Flyboys (2006)

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

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.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Scott Hazell

Votes: 39,696 | Gross: $13.08M

5. Addiction (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

A documentary made up of nine separate segments on the topic of drug addiction. Segments include: "Saturday Night in a Dallas ER," by Jon Alpert; "A Mother's Desperation," by Susan Froemke ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Joe Berlinger, Kate Davis, Liz Garbus, Chris Hegedus, Eugene Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Susan Raymond, Bruce Sinofsky

Votes: 80

6. The Broken Tower (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

46 Metascore

A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller, Richard Abate

Votes: 1,119

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

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

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: 475,858 | Gross: $176.76M

8. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 66,092 | Gross: $1.94M

9. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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: 192,928 | Gross: $234.91M

10. As I Lay Dying (2013)

R | 110 min | Drama

50 Metascore

Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Ahna O'Reilly

Votes: 3,610 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Palo Alto (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The life and struggles of a group of adolescents living in Palo Alto.

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

Votes: 25,614 | Gross: $0.75M

12. Of Mice and Men (2014)

Drama

The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas. Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Shapiro | Stars: James Franco, Joel Marsh Garland, Ron Cephas Jones, Leighton Meester

Votes: 81

13. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 54,488 | Gross: $4.72M

14. In Dubious Battle (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama

43 Metascore

An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Nat Wolff, James Franco, Vincent D'Onofrio, Selena Gomez

Votes: 3,257

15. Actors Anonymous (2017)

96 min | Drama

A film adaptation of James Franco's novel "Actors Anonymous", exploring the lives of young actors in Hollywood, from the highs to the lows, to the lies and the heartbreak.

Directors: Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, Justin S. Lee, Kelly Luu, Kevin Luu, Jess Maldaner, Leandro Tadashi, Juel Taylor, Jay Wolff, Kerry Yang, Julio Vincent Gambuto | Stars: Scott Haze, Jake Robbins, James Franco, Eric Roberts

Votes: 46

16. The Mad Whale (2017)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

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

Directors: Sonia A. Guggenheim, David Breschel, Jenna Cavelle, Luke Haskard, Ariel Heller, Adam Linzey, Matt McClung, Drew Woods, Uttera Singh | Stars: James Franco, Camilla Belle, Summer Phoenix, Michael Weston

Votes: 46

17. Mississippi Requiem (2018)

88 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 24

18. Future World (2018)

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

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, Jeff Wahlberg, Margarita Levieva

Votes: 4,464

19. James Dean (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni

Votes: 4,837



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