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

    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

    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

    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

    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Interview is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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

    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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

    James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Edward Herrmann

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    Milk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Oz the Great and Powerful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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

    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

    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

    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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    Spring Breakers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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    Your Highness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

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    Camille is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Sienna Miller, David Carradine

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    City by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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

    James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker

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    An American Crime is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener

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    Eat Pray Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

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

    James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    In the Valley of Elah is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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

    Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco

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    The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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

    James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen

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

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    The Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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

    James Franco, Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell

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    Deuces Wild is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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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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    Nights in Rodanthe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Mena Suvari

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    G-Force is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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    To Serve and Protect is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

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

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    Blind Spot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Ike Gingrich, Morgan H. Margolis

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    Jay and Seth versus the Apocal... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

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    The Dead Girl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne

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    1973 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    1973 James Franco, Gabrielle Union, Ben Foster

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

    Sal James Franco, Jim Parrack, Vince Jolivette

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    About Cherry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    James Franco, Heather Graham, Megan Boone

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

    The Broken Tower James Franco, Michael Shannon, Dave Franco

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    The Car Kid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    The Car Kid James Franco, Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro

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    Love & Distrust is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

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

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

    The Letter James Franco, Winona Ryder

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    Mean People Suck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

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

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    At Any Cost is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Franco Movies

    At Any Cost James Franco, Gene Simmons, Glenn Quinn

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