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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.

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    James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    Rihanna, Emma Watson, James Franco

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tracy Spiridakos

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Sienna Miller, James Franco, Steve Buscemi

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Edward Herrmann

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    James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson

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    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

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    James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

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    Sienna Miller, James Franco, David Carradine

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    Eliza Dushku, James Franco, Robert De Niro

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    Cherry James Franco, Heather Graham, Megan Boone

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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Mena Suvari

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    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

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    James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker

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    James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne

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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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    James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen

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    Penélope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi

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    Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Edward Furlong

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    Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco

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    The Car Kid James Franco, Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro

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    The Ape James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Brian Lally

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    Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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    James Franco, Debbie Harry, Frankie Muniz

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    Mother Ghost James Franco, Dana Delany, Kevin Pollak

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    James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener

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    James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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    Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

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    Good Time Max James Franco, Richard Portnow, Jarrod Bunch

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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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    James Franco, Nick Cannon, Aaron Paul

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    James Franco, Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell

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    The Broken Tower James Franco, Michael Shannon, Dave Franco

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    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    Sal James Franco, Jim Parrack, Stephen McCain

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    At Any Cost James Franco, Gene Simmons, J.D. Evermore

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    Fool's Gold James Franco

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