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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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    Kate Burton, Stacey Ann Turner, Priscilla Poland

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    Amber Heard, Ken Jeong, Bill Hader

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    Emma Watson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Michael Cera

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    Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis

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    Alfred Molina, Kirsten Dunst, Donna Murphy

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    Jim Norton, Stanley Anderson, Kirsten Dunst

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    Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Bill Cobbs

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    Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller, Wayne Wilcox

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    Frank M. Robinson, Diego Luna, Josh Brolin

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    Michael Moriarty, Enrico Colantoni, Joanne Linville

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    Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, Kirsten Dunst

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    Harold Ramis, Jessica Alba, Ryan Seacrest

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    Tyrese Gibson, Zachery Ty Bryan, Sonny Vellozzi

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    Mila Kunis, Ray Liotta, Mark Ruffalo

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    Tim Pigott-Smith, Jean Reno, David Ellison

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Randall, Ashley Lendzion

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    Jessica Alba, Jenny Bicks, Garry Marshall

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    Damian Lewis, Zooey Deschanel, Charles Dance

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    David Carradine, Sienna Miller, Ed Lauter

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    Frances McDormand, Patti LuPone, Robert De Niro

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    Lindsay Lohan, Jack Black, Eli Wallach

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    Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels

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    Nicolas Cage, Mena Suvari, Brenda Blethyn

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi

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    Brian Geraghty, Bradley Whitford, Ellen Page

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    Edward James Olmos, Christoph Waltz, Edward Furlong

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    Ellen Burstyn, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Eckhart

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    Craig McLachlan, Marton Csokas, Logan Marshall-Green

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    The Car Kid Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro, James Franco

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    The Ape Vince Jolivette, James Franco, Stacey Miller

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    Eric Roberts, Peter Sarsgaard, Amanda Seyfried

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    About Cherry Tim Lewis, Lauren M. Davidson, Zachary Culbertson

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    Mother Ghost Garry Marshall, Dana Delany, Wendy Davis

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    Frankie Muniz, Fairuza Balk, Debbie Harry

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    Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Carolyn McCormick

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    Javier Bardem, Michael Cumpsty, Mike O'Malley

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    Mary Steenburgen, Brittany Murphy, Toni Collette

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    Albert James Harris, James Franco, Morgan H. Margolis

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    To Serve and Protect Richard Crenna, Craig T. Nelson, Joanna Cassidy

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    Peter MacKenzie, Jarrod Bunch, Richard Portnow

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    Neve Campbell, Emily Patterson, Marilyn Dodds Frank

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    Nick Cannon, Colin Hanks, Richard Schiff

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    The Broken Tower Paul Mariani, Michael Shannon, Laura Burnett

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    Love & Distrust Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Sam Worthington

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    Sal Eva Lauren, Megan Seely, Stephen McCain

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    Fool's Gold James Franco

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