The Best James Franco Movies

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List of the best James Franco movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. At the beginning of his acting career, James Franco appeared in Judd Apatow's short-lived TV series Freaks and Geeks, setting the stage for this dynamic duo to collaborate on future films. James Franco's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top James Franco movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Franco movies will be at the top of the list. James Franco has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Franco movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Franco films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best James Franco role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Franco performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Everything from 127 Hours to Pineapple Express is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best James Franco movies?" and "What are the greatest James Franco roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Franco's humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Seth Rogan movies and best Jonah Hill movies.

James Franco has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Robert Altman and Judd Apatow. Is James Franco your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Andrew Dice Clay and Jeremy Renner films lists too.

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    Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Pineapple Express Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    127 Hours James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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    This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    This Is the End Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum

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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Interview is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi

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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Milk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Oz the Great and Powerful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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    James Dean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Edward Herrmann

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Tristan & Isolde is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Tristan & Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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    Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Knocked Up Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

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    Annapolis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson

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    Flyboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    Your Highness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Your Highness Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    City by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku

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    Date Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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    Camille is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Sienna Miller, David Carradine

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    Howl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Howl James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker

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    The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Lovelace Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco

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    Eat Pray Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Eat Pray Love Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

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    Sonny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Mena Suvari

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    An American Crime is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener

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    The Iceman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    Deuces Wild is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Deuces Wild James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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    In the Valley of Elah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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    The Great Raid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen

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    G-Force is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    G-Force Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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    The Ape is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    The Ape James Franco, Allison Bibicoff, Vince Jolivette

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    Jay and Seth versus the Apocal... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

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    The Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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    The Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell

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    Nights in Rodanthe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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    The Dead Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne

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    To Serve and Protect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    To Serve and Protect James Franco, Amy Acker, Craig T. Nelson

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    About Cherry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Heather Graham, Megan Boone

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    The Car Kid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    The Car Kid James Franco, Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro

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    Blind Spot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Ike Gingrich, Morgan H. Margolis

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    Love & Distrust is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Love & Distrust Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., James Franco

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    Sal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Sal James Franco, Jim Parrack, Vince Jolivette

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    Mean People Suck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Mean People Suck James Franco, Eric Christian Olsen, Beverley Mitchell

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    1973 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    1973 James Franco, Gabrielle Union, Ben Foster

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    The Broken Tower is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    The Broken Tower James Franco, Michael Shannon, Dave Franco

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    Mother Ghost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Dana Delany, Charles Durning

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    Good Time Max is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Richard Portnow, Charity Shea

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