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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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127 Hours James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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Pineapple Express Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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

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Interview James Franco, Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi

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

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

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Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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James Dean James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Edward Herrmann

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Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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

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

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Tristan & Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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Knocked Up Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

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Annapolis James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson

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Flyboys James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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Spring Breakers Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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Your Highness Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

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Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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City by the Sea Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku

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Date Night Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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Camille James Franco, Sienna Miller, David Carradine

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Howl James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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An American Crime James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener

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Eat Pray Love Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

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The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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In the Valley of Elah Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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The Green Hornet Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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Lovelace Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco

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The Great Raid James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen

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The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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Nights in Rodanthe James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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Deuces Wild James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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The Company James Franco, Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell

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Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

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The Ape James Franco, Allison Bibicoff, Vince Jolivette

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The Dead Girl James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne

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G-Force Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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Blind Spot 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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Sal James Franco, Jim Parrack, Vince Jolivette

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Sausage Party Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill

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Sonny Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Mena Suvari

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At Any Cost James Franco, Gene Simmons, Glenn Quinn

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1973 James Franco, Gabrielle Union, Ben Foster

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Homefront James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

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The Interview Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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The Broken Tower James Franco, Michael Shannon, Dave Franco

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The Car Kid James Franco, Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro

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True Story James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones