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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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    James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    James Franco, Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi

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    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Edward Herrmann Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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    James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson

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    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku

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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    James Franco, Sienna Miller, David Carradine

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    Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

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    James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco

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    James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener

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    Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Mena Suvari

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    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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    Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

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    James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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    James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen

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    The Car Kid James Franco, Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro

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    James Franco, Ike Gingrich, Morgan H. Margolis

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

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    The Ape James Franco, Allison Bibicoff, Vince Jolivette

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    About Cherry James Franco, Heather Graham, Megan Boone

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    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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    James Franco, Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell

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    Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

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    James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne

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    Sal James Franco, Jim Parrack, Vince Jolivette

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    1973 James Franco, Gabrielle Union, Ben Foster

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    Mother Ghost James Franco, Dana Delany, Charles Durning

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

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    James Franco, Richard Portnow, Charity Shea

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    The Broken Tower James Franco, Michael Shannon, Dave Franco

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    At Any Cost James Franco, Gene Simmons, Glenn Quinn

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