This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

List of James Franco Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
23
4
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
PG-13
23
4

In this reboot version of the Planet of the Apes series, scientist Will Rodman’s experimental drug for the cure of Alzheimer's disease gives human-like intelligence and emotions to a chimpanzee, Caesar. When Caesar is separated from Will and imprisoned with other apes, he gives the same drug to the them and begins an uprising against humanity.

As:
Cast
Director:
Rupert Wyatt
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings
2. 127 Hours (2010)
25
7
127 Hours
R
25
7

Based on a true story, the movie follows Aron Ralston as he goes hiking at Utah's Canyonlands National Park. While climbing, he falls and his right hand gets trapped between a boulder and a wall. For the next five days he struggles to survive on his limited ration, hopes for help to arrive and eventually resorts to extreme step to free himself.

As:
Cast
Role:
Aron Ralston
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott
3. Spider-Man (2002)
23
4
Spider-Man
PG-13
23
4

Brilliant but socially awkward high school student Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider on a field trip and gains spider-like abilities and super strength. Following a family tragedy, he learns to use his superpowers only for good, as he faces an evil millionaire to save his aunt May and his crush Mary Jane Watson.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Osborn
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
4. The Disaster Artist (2017)
19
4
The Disaster Artist
R
19
4

Aspiring filmmaker and actor, Tommy Wiseau, forms an unlikely friendship with actor, Greg Sestero, and the two move to Los Angeles. Eventually, as Tommy, writes and directs The Room, one of the worst movies ever made, his awful behavior alienates everyone including his friends. The Room is a flop but goes on to become a cult classic.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Tommy Wiseau
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Comedy
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
5. Milk (2008)
17
5
Milk
R
17
5

Through flashbacks, this biographical film records the career of Harvey Milk who became America's first openly gay person to be elected to public office on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors following a successful campaign led by his young partner and campaign manager Scott Smith. A year later, he is assassinated by his former conservative colleague Dan White.

As:
Cast
Role:
Scott Smith
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, Romance
6. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
18
2
Spider-Man 2
PG-13
18
2

Despite desperate attempts to balance his life as crime-fighting neighborhood hero Spider-Man, Peter Parker's grades are falling, he loses his jobs regularly, and his love interest is engaged to someone else. Dejected, he gives up his alter ego, but eccentric scientist Dr. Otto Octavius, now tentacled villain Doctor Octopus, holds him responsible for a botched nuclear experiment.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Osborn
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure
7. An American Crime (2007)
14
3
An American Crime
R
14
3

A suburban housewife who is divorced, and is a mother of several children, agrees to take care of two girls, while their parents are away. However, she keeps one of the girls locked in the basement, and start torturing her as well.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tommy O'Haver
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Scott Eastwood, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont
8. Pineapple Express (2008)
22
5
Pineapple Express
R
22
5

Dale Denton, a court-process clerk, witnesses a murder committed by a cop and a drug lord. He escapes, but in panic, dumps his rare marijuana- Pineapple Express – behind. He and his marijuana dealer now know that the rare strain of the weed can be used to reach them. They run for their life with the bad guys close behind them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Saul Silver
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy
9. Knocked Up (2007)
19
4
Knocked Up
R
19
4

Alison Scott goes to a night club to celebrate her promotion and ends up having a one night stand with reckless pothead Ben Stone that results in pregnancy. Deciding to keep the baby despite possible negative implications in her life and job, she tracks down Ben who, a big baby himself, tries his best to support her.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
10. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
12
3
In the Valley of Elah
R
12
3

After Mike Deerfield a soldier who returned from Iraq goes missing, his father Hank tries to find out what happened to his son. Later when Mike’s burned and dismembered body is discovered, Hank finds out the horrifying truth with the help of police detective Emily Sanders, with little cooperation from the army. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Dan Carnelli
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
11. Tristan + Isolde (2006)
17
3
Tristan + Isolde
PG-13
17
3

A valiant British warrior named Tristen, falls in love with Isolde, daughter of a feuding Irish lord. However, due to circumstances their relationship meets an unfortunate end. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tristan
Director:
Kevin Reynolds
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Cavill, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong
12. Interview (2007)
18
3
Interview
R
18
3

A political journalist is forced by his editor to interview a popular soap opera actress. However, the interview turns out to be far different from what the journalist had expected.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Steve Buscemi, Sienna Rose Miller, Sienna Miller, Michael Buscemi, Tara Elders
13. Why Him? (2016)
26
2
Why Him?
R
26
2

Stephanie Fleming, a Stanford student, invites her family for the holidays and takes them to meet her tech-wealthy boyfriend Laird at his mansion. Her overprotective father Ned, a staid man, is not impressed with Laird and doesn’t approve of his eccentric ways. Not comfortable in Laird’s high-tech world, Ned is alarmed to learn that Laird is about to propose to his daughter. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Laird Mayhew
Director:
John Hamburg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
14. This Is the End (2013)
21
4
This Is the End
R
21
4

This Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed movie is based on the story they co-wrote for a short film Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse. Six friends are stranded in a house post a series of calamitous events hit Los Angeles. As they wait for help, decreasing food supplies and other issues affect their friendship. Still they must find a way to survive.

As:
Cast
Role:
James Franco
Director:
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
15. The Iceman (2012)
12
2
The Iceman
R
12
2

Cold-blooded murderer and contract killer Richard Kuklinksi has managed to keep his professional life a secret from his wife and two daughters. When he is suspended from his killing business, he teams up with another mob hitman Pronge. But his increasing paranoia and rage threaten to unravel the life he has carefully built. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ariel Vromen
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, Drama, Action, Crime
16. The Interview (2014)
17
2
The Interview
R
17
2

Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapaport's talk show Skylark Tonight is successful but not considered a serious news show. So when the two land an opportunity to interview the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are all enthusiastic and happy. However, soon they are approached by the CIA who wants the duo to kill Kim Jong-un.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Dave Skylark
Director:
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Genres:
Comedy
17. The Holiday (2006)
11
3
The Holiday
PG-13
11
3

Iris, a society columnist in London, and Amanda, a movie trailer producer in Los Angeles, swap homes for two weeks to get away from their miserable personal lives. Amanda falls in love with Iris' widower brother Graham while living in her Surrey cottage; meanwhile Iris gains emotional support from legendary screenwriter Arthur and finds love with composer Miles.

As:
Cast
Director:
Nancy Meyers
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
19. Howl (2010)
11
2
Howl
R
11
2

Howl is a biographical drama film which explores the life and works of Allen Ginsberg, a 20th century American poet. The film also re-enacts Ginsberg’s debut performance of his poem ‘Howl’ at the Six Gallery Reading in October 1955. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Allen Ginsberg
Director:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit
20. Veronica Mars (2014)
10
2
Veronica Mars
PG-13
10
2

Veronica Mars is a mystery crime film, which revolves around a former private investigator Veronica, who is now aspiring to be a lawyer in New York.  However, she has to return to her hometown again to solve a murder mystery, to help her old flame. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Thomas
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
21. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
10
3
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Luke Scott
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Short
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Demián Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo
22. Flyboys (2006)
13
2
Flyboys
PG-13
13
2

Flyboys is a historical action drama film, which tells the story of five Americans who enlist with the French Air Service for personal reasons just before the US joins the First World War. They eventually become the first fighter pilots from America. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Blaine Rawlings
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
History, Action, Drama, Romance, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jean Reno, Martin Henderson, Scott Hazell, Mac McDonald, Philip Winchester, Todd Boyce
24. Alien: Covenant (2017)
11
2
Alien: Covenant
R
11
2

The second installment in the Alien prequel franchise follows the colonization ship Covenant on its way to Origae-6. When a human transmission from a nearby planet reaches them, they land on it to investigate. However, the journey soon becomes a battle for survival as they are attacked by Facehugger aliens and Xenomorphs. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride
25. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
16
2
Oz the Great and Powerful
PG
16
2

Oscar Diggs a con artist and a magician is sucked away into the magical Land of Oz. Initially, Oscar pretends to be the prophesied great King. But he soon starts caring and has to join forces with Glinda the Good Witch and use science and illusion to defeat the evil witches, Evanora and Theodora. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Oz
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Family
26. Homefront (2013)
10
3
Homefront
R
10
3

Trying to escape his past as an undercover DEA agent, Phil Broker moves to a small Louisiana town with his daughter. Unfortunately, when he becomes the target of drug dealer, Gator Bodine, and his past catches up with him, he must take up arms to save himself and his daughter. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Morgan 'Gator' Bodine
Director:
Gary Fleder
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Statham, Frank Grillo, Winona Ryder, Izabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth, Marcus Hester
27. The Night Before (2015)
11
3
The Night Before
R
11
3

It is a Christmas comedy stoner film celebrating the lifelong friendship between three young men. They have been spending the Christmas together since the death of Ethan Miller’s parents more than a decade ago. Now they want to put an end to the tradition and make special plans to make their last Christmas get together memorable. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
28. Third Person (2013)
9
2
Third Person
R
9
2

Third Person is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a well-known novelist who struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, set in three different cities, i.e. Rome, Paris and New York.

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Drama, Romance
30. Date Night (2010)
9
2
Date Night
PG-13
9
2

Married Couple Phil and Claire Foster lead boring domestic lives and decide to go on a date night to a modern Manhattan restaurant. On reaching, Phil decides to impersonate the no-show Tripplehorns to get a reservation. Mistaken identities then lead to a life-threatening chase by corrupt cops and mobsters. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
31. True Story (2015)
10
3
True Story
R
10
3

A disgraced journalist working for the New York Times is accused of lying in a cover article. However, he eventually learns that an accused killer has taken on his identity, and is right now serving time in jail, and he is a victim of identity theft. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Christian Longo
Director:
Rupert Goold
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Felicity Jones, Jonah Hill, Maria Dizzia, Ethan Suplee
32. Good Time Max (2007)
11
2
Good Time Max
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Max
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vince Jolivette, Wilmer Calderon, Trip Hope, Richard Portnow
33. Lovelace (2013)
10
2
Lovelace
R
10
2

Linda Lovelace achieves international stardom as a pornographic actress and a spokeswoman for sexual freedom. However, six years later, she presents a darker side to her story. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres:
Drama, Biography
34. Palo Alto (2013)
8
2
Palo Alto
R
8
2

Palo Alto is a teen drama film which revolves around the lives of multiple teenagers in a small Californian town, who due to lack of parental guidance, get into substance abuse and casual sex, which leads them down a path of destruction.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mr. B
Director:
Gia Coppola
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Val Edward Kilmer, Francis Ford Coppola, Margaret Qualley, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Olivia Crocicchia
36. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
10
3
Spider-Man 3
PG-13
10
3

Just as Peter Parker seems to have achieved a balance between school, love life, and his vigilante alter-ego, a new threat arises when his suit turns black, enhancing his powers and amplifying the dark side of his character. He also has to tackle his old-friend-turned-sworn-enemy Harry Osborn and bring to justice uncle Ben's real killer, the Sandman.

As:
Cast
Role:
New Goblin / Harry Osborn
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
37. City by the Sea (2002)
10
2
City by the Sea
R
10
2

Vincent Lamarca is a respected New York homicide detective whose son becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. During the course of his investigation, he realizes that his failure as a father has influenced his son’s life negatively.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joey
Director:
Michael Caton-Jones
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
38. Camille (2008)
11
2
Camille
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Silias
Director:
Gregory Mackenzie
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Sienna Rose Miller, Sienna Miller, Scott Glenn, Ed Lauter
39. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
10
2
Nights in Rodanthe
PG-13
10
2

Nights in Rodanthe is a romantic drama film which revolves around two people who are both unhappy with their lives. Their lives change when they meet and fall in love with each other.

As:
Cast
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Genres:
Romance, Drama
40. Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
8
2
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Justin Lin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bella Thorne, George Takei, Josh Diamond, Sam Bottoms, Jake Sandvig, Roger Fan
41. Never Been Kissed (1999)
11
3
Never Been Kissed
PG-13
11
3

A 25 years old copy editor in a Chicago newspaper has been ordered to pose as a teenager and enroll in a high school so that she can give a firsthand report on students’ behavior. Adhering to the instruction, she enrolls at South Glen South High School; but despite her youthful look finds it hard to make friends. It becomes more complicated when she falls in love with the English teacher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
42. The Green Hornet (2011)
9
2
The Green Hornet
PG-13
9
2

The vigilante-action comedy follows playboy billionaire Britt Reid who teams up with Kato, a mechanic adept at martial arts to become the vigilante The Green Hornet. Using Kato’s skills, the highly weaponized car Black Beauty, and his own publication the Daily Sentinel, they try to bring down the Russian mobster Benjamin Chudnofsky. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Michel Gondry
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
43. Annapolis (2006)
9
2
Annapolis
PG-13
9
2

Jake applies at the United States Naval Academy in order to fulfill his deceased mother’s final wishes. He is accepted, but it seems that life at the academy is not as easy as he thought, as he always has to prove his worth.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Huard
Director:
Justin Lin
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg, Macka Foley, Jim Parrack, Brian Goodman
44. Your Highness (2011)
11
1
Your Highness
R
11
1

Two princes – the courageous elder Fabious and the cowardly younger Thadeous - set out to rescue former’s fiancé Belladonna after she is abducted by a vicious wizard. Together with a beautiful female warrior, who has her own motives, the princes overcome numerous challenges to save the bride of the heir apparent and the kingdom itself.

As:
Cast
Role:
Fabious
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman, Damian Lewis, Danny McBride, Rasmus Hardiker
45. Kin (2018)
10
2
Kin
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Crime, Family
Star Cast:
46. Eat Pray Love (2010)
9
2
Eat Pray Love
R
9
2

Elizabeth Gilbert had everything figured out—a successful career, house, and a loving husband. But after an unexpected divorce and at crossroads in her life, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery through Italy, India, and Indonesia, to figure out the true meaning of life. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto
48. Goat (2016)
8
2
Goat
R
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Andrew Neel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty
50. Good People (2014)
9
1
Good People
R
9
1

Good People is a crime thriller film which tells the story of Tom and Anna, who discover a huge stash of cash in the apartment of their deceased tenant. Since they are going through a financial crisis, they decide to keep the money, but they soon find themselves targeted by a dangerous thief.

As:
Cast
Director:
Henrik Ruben Genz
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kate Hudson, Sam Spruell, Michael Fox, Diarmaid Murtagh, Francis Magee
52. Whatever It Takes (2000)
8
1
Whatever It Takes
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Raynr
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Aaron Paul, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Manu Intiraymi
56. Child of God (2013)
8
2
Child of God
R
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Jerry
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Steve Hunter
57. As I Lay Dying (2013)
9
1
As I Lay Dying
R
9
1
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Darl Bundren
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Ahna O'Reilly, Logan Marshall-Green
58. Spring Breakers (2012)
10
2
Spring Breakers
R
10
2

Three friends—Candy, Brit and Cotty—desperate for some spring holiday adventure, rob a local restaurant and along with their fourth friend—Faith—head to Florida. Their wild beach parties in Florida come to an abrupt end when cops arrest them. A drug dealer, Alien, soon comes into picture and bails them out. Barring Faith, he manages to take the three into his world of crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alien
Director:
Harmony Korine
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
59. The Broken Tower (2011)
7
1
The Broken Tower
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Hart Crane
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Romance, History, Drama, War, Biography
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Dave Franco, Richard Abate, Betsy Franco, Paul Mariani
61. Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
9
3
Interior. Leather Bar.
9
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
James Franco, Travis Mathews
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, Brenden Gregory, Brad Roberge, Robbie Acklen
62. About Cherry (2012)
6
1
About Cherry
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances
Director:
Stephen Elliott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Megan Boone, Dev Patel, Ashley Hinshaw, Lili Taylor, Diane Farr
64. The Color of Time (2012)
6
1
The Color of Time
R
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
C.K. Williams
Director:
Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Romance
65. The Institute (2017)
5
1
The Institute
R
5
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Dr. Cairn
Director:
James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Pamela Anderson, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Eric Roberts, Allie Gallerani, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer
66. The Wicker Man (2006)
6
1
The Wicker Man
PG-13
6
1

 Officer Edward Malus travels to a distant island to find the daughter Rowan of his ex-fiancée. He tries to rescue Rowan from a neo-pagan cult about to sacrifice her only to realize it was all a trap. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Neil LaBute
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jason Ritter, Aaron Eckhart, Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy
67. The Letter (2012)
5
1
The Letter
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tyrone
Director:
Jay Anania
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Josh Hamilton, Marin Ireland, Katherine Waterston
69. City Bus (2015)
13
3
City Bus
13
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Lauren Hoekstra
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Del Brown, Kristi Clainos, Michelle DeFraites, Scott Engrotti, Sein Gay
70. Obituaries (2014)
11
2
Obituaries
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Felix Mitchum
Director:
Ryan Moody
Genres:
Crime, News, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Wes Robinson, Lenny von Dohlen, Justin Lee, Jesse Heiman
71. My Own Private River (2012)
11
2
My Own Private River
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
James Franco, Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Wilmer Calderon, Jim Freivogel, Brian Lally, Matt Militano, Camila Morrone
72. Masculinity & Me (2010)
10
2
Masculinity & Me
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
James Franco, Russell Sheaffer
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Russell Sheaffer
73. Grow a Guy (2014)
10
2
Grow a Guy
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
the Grow-a-Guy Chad
Director:
Osmany Rodriguez, Matt Villines
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Michael Patrick O'Brien
74. The Labyrinth (2015)
11
3
The Labyrinth
11
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Narrator
Director:
John Berardo, Jessica Kaye, Katrelle N. Kindred, Quyen Nguyen Le, Victoria Rose
Genres:
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jason Ritter, Josh Peck, Jim Parrack, Matt Lucas
75. Actors Anonymous (2017)
11
2
Actors Anonymous
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Jake Lamont
Director:
Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, Julio Vincent Gambuto, Justin S. Lee
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Scott Haze, Jake Robbins, Emma Rigby
76. You Always Stalk the Ones You Love (2002)
11
2
You Always Stalk the Ones You Love
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Atienza
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ali Pomerantz, Mark Atienza, Scott Caan, Kent Harper
77. Bukowski (2013)
10
2
Bukowski
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Shannen Doherty, Alex Kingston, Josh Peck, Keegan Allen, Ella Anderson
78. Heaven (2017)
10
2
Heaven
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Jessica Neuman, Mike Rosenthal
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Matt Bomer, David Arquette, John Cho, Miranda Cosgrove
79. Rebel (2011)
10
2
Rebel
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
James Franco, Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Suzan Averitt, Adarsha Benjamin, Tamzin Brown, Carina Christmas
80. Blind Spot (2002)
11
2
Blind Spot
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny
Director:
Stephan Woloszczuk
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mark Patrick Gleason, Morgan H. Margolis, Shawn Montgomery, Steve Ferguson
81. National Theater Live: Of Mice and Men (2014)
10
2
National Theater Live: Of Mice and Men
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Milton
Director:
Anna Shapiro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leighton Meester, Joel Marsh Garland, Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf
82. If Tomorrow Comes (2000)
9
2
If Tomorrow Comes
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Devin
Director:
Gerrit Steenhagen
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dave Buzzotta, James Madio, Zoe Quist, Helene Udy
83. The Clerk's Tale (2010)
9
2
The Clerk's Tale
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Dance, John Kelly, Vince Jolivette, Shandor Garrison
84. Saturday Night (2010)
9
2
Saturday Night
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
85. Age of the Moon (2016)
9
2
Age of the Moon
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Shirley Kim-Ryu
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joey King, McCaul Lombardi, Jacob Loeb, Robert Cruz, Lily Nicksay
86. Fool's Gold (2005)
9
2
Fool's Gold
9
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Brent
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Vince Jolivette, Stacey Miller, Robyn Cohen, David Markey
87. The Car Kid (2002)
9
2
The Car Kid
TV-G
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tricia Brock
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro, Mark Anthony Williams, Raymond T. Williams
88. I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel (2014)
9
2
I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
James
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Caleb Powell, David Shields
89. Grasshopper (2006)
9
2
Grasshopper
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Travis
Director:
Eric Kmetz
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Rachel Miner, Brad Light, Dawn Anderson, Rian Bishop
90. Guests (2014)
9
2
Guests
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Mark Columbus
Genres:
Short, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Rico Rodriguez, Tanner Buchanan, Priscilla Garita, Sophia Louisa
92. Herbert White (2010)
9
2
Herbert White
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Coby Batty, Ramon Frazier, Amanda Gall, Terry Menefee Gau
93. Some Body (2001)
9
2
Some Body
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Barrial
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephanie Bennett, Jeramy Guillory, Billy Ray Gallion, Tom Vitorino
94. Rebel Dabble Babble (2012)
9
2
Rebel Dabble Babble
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Stark / James Dean
Director:
Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Paul McCarthy, Elyse Poppers, Suzan Averitt, James Deen
95. Kink (2013)
8
2
Kink
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Christina Voros
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Peter Acworth, Maitresse Madeline, Chris Norris, Tomcat, Princess Donna
96. Dream (2012)
8
3
Dream
8
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Short
97. Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)
8
2
Black Dog, Red Dog
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Leo
Director:
James Franco, Adriana Cepeda Espinosa, Anastasia Frank, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Wilde, Chloë Sevigny, Logan Marshall-Green
98. Mean People Suck (2001)
8
3
Mean People Suck
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Casey
Director:
Matthew Cole Weiss
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Dominique Swain, Eric Christian Olsen, Beverley Mitchell, Michael Higgins
99. 42 One Dream Rush (2010)
8
2
42 One Dream Rush
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
James Franco, Kenneth Anger, Asia Argento, Tadanobu Asano, Sergei Bodrov
Genres:
Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Rinko Kikuchi, Kenneth Anger, Tadanobu Asano, Brian Butler, Helena Christensen, Paz de la Huerta
100. Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)
8
2
Venice 70: Future Reloaded
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
James Franco, Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Bernardo Bertolucci, Haile Gerima, Bernardo Greco, Davide La Vecchia, Emanuele La Vecchia
101. The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (2013)
8
2
The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Christina Voros
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Frida Giannini, Matvey Lykov
102. Gucci Sunglasses (2014)
8
2
Gucci Sunglasses
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Natalia Bonifacci,
103. Miss Famous (2015)
8
2
Miss Famous
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Shadae Lamar Smith
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Jimmy Kimmel, Kristen Wiig, Ella Anderson, Tony Cox, Joshua James Davis
104. The Feast of Stephen (2009)
8
2
The Feast of Stephen
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Remy Germinario, Ty Anania, Louis Anania, Phil Naess, Theo Saluan
105. Don Quixote (2015)
8
2
Don Quixote
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Pasamonte
Director:
David Beier, Dave Dorsey, Mahin Ibrahim, Austin Kolodney, Will Lowell
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Carmen Argenziano, Horatio Sanz, Luis Guzmán, Vera Cherny
106. Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) (2012)
8
2
Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)
8
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Franco
Director:
James Franco, Ian Olds
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Julie Berman, Sara A. Bibel, Steve Burton, Vince Jolivette
107. Blood Heist (2017)
8
2
Blood Heist
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Farmer Simon
Director:
Jenna Cavelle
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Chelsea Lopez, Edy Ganem, James McMenamin, Anita Farmer Bergman
108. Maladies (2012)
7
1
Maladies
TV-14
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
James
Director:
Carter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Cumming, Catherine Keener, Fallon Goodson, David Strathairn
109. Richard Peter Johnson (2015)
7
1
Richard Peter Johnson
TV-MA
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Devin Crittenden
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Katherine Adams, Aleks Awad, Rik Baron, Thom Barry
110. Memoria (2015)
8
1
Memoria
R
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mr. Wyckoff
Director:
Vladimir de Fontenay, Nina Ljeti
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, Teo Halm, Cole Alexander
111. A Walk in Winter (2015)
7
1
A Walk in Winter
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Conrad
Director:
Ryan Moody
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Short
Star Cast:
Abigail Spencer, Jack Kehler, Max Leifman, Jack Sochet
112. Yosemite (2015)
6
1
Yosemite
R
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Phil
Director:
Gabrielle Demeestere
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Del Sherman, Henry Hopper, George Maguire, Steven Wiig
113. The Vault (2017)
7
1
The Vault
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Maas
Director:
Dan Bush
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning, Scott Haze, Q'orianka Kilcher
114. Burn Country (2016)
7
1
Burn Country
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lindsay
Director:
Ian Olds
Genres:
Drama, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo, Rachel Brosnahan, Thomas Jay Ryan
115. Sal (2011)
6
1
Sal
TV-MA
6
1
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Milton Katselas
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, Vince Jolivette, Trevor Neuhoff
116. The Ape (2005)
6
1
The Ape
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Harry Walker
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff, Stacey Miller, Vince Jolivette
117. The Sound and the Fury (2014)
6
3
The Sound and the Fury
6
3
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Benjy Compson
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Loretta Devine, Ahna O'Reilly
119. William Vincent (2010)
6
2
William Vincent
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
William Vincent
Director:
Jay Anania
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Julianne Nicholson, Martin Donovan, Josh Lucas, Haskell King
120. The Mad Whale (2017)
0
2
The Mad Whale
0
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
David Breschel, Sonia A. Guggenheim, Jenna Cavelle
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Camilla Belle, Summer Phoenix, Michael Weston, Dominic Rains

TV Movie(s)

1. James Dean (2001)
12
2
James Dean
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James Dean
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, Edward Herrmann
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
2. 1973 (1998)
10
2
1973
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Greg
Director:
Gail Mancuso
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Foster, Sam Horrigan, Bethany Joy Lenz, Tighe Swanson
3. Dave Skylark's Very Special VMA Special (2014)
9
2
Dave Skylark's Very Special VMA Special
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Skylark
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Rogen, Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj
4. The Real World: This Is the End Edition (2013)
8
2
The Real World: This Is the End Edition
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James Franco
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson
5. High School Lover (2017)
8
1
High School Lover
TV-14
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Jerell Rosales
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Paulina Singer, François Arnaud, Lana Condor, Tyler Alvarez
6. At Any Cost (2000)
7
1
At Any Cost
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike
Director:
Charles Winkler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael J. Bevan, Eddie Mills, Glenn Quinn, Maureen Flannigan
7. Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)
5
1
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?
TV-14
5
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
Melanie Aitkenhead
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Tori Spelling, Emily Meade, Leila George, Nick Eversman, Ivan Sergei

Animation(s)

Sausage Party (2016)
Sausage Party
R
Plot:

Anthropomorphic edible grocery items in the supermarket Shopwell’s believe that humans are gods who take them to a utopia called the ‘Great Beyond’. When the sausage Frank finds out that the 'Great Beyond' is a lie and they will be eaten, he devises a plan with his friends to escape the humans. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Comedy
The Caged Pillows (2016)
The Caged Pillows
As:
Cast
Role:
David Del Rosario
Director:
Galen Pehrson
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Jena Malone, Rose McGowan, Gemma Ward
Next Gen (2018)
Next Gen
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
7723
Director:
Ricardo Curtis, Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, John Krasinski, Michael Peña, Charlyne Yi

TV Shows and Videos

11.22.63 (2016)
11.22.63
TV-MA
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Jake Epping
Director:
James Franco, James Strong, Fred Toye
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Chris Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Josh Duhamel, George MacKay, Cyndy Day
The Ultimate Evil (2015)
The Ultimate Evil
As:
Producer
Director:
Dave Dorsey, Carmen Emmi, Austin Keeling, Vanessa Pantley
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gary Bairos, Drew Connick, Katie Cooper, Chelsea Didier, Dave Dorsey
Hollywood Heights (2012)
Hollywood Heights
As:
Cast
Director:
Owen Renfroe, Casey Childs, Michael Eilbaum, Larry Carpenter, Noel Maxam
Star Cast:
Melissa Ordway, Jama Williamson, Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Spider-Man 3
T
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Osborn / New Goblin
Director:
Margaret Tang
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Making a Scene with James Franco (2014)
Making a Scene with James Franco
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
James / ...
Director:
James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alicia Silverstone, Wilmer Calderon, Cynthia Murell, Sarah Tither-Kaplan
To Serve and Protect (1999)
To Serve and Protect
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Carr
Director:
Jean de Segonzac
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Craig T. Nelson, Richard Crenna, John Corbett, Joanna Cassidy
The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis (2007)
The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis
As:
Cast
Role:
Justin Bobby
Director:
Judd Apatow
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:

James Franco Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Disaster Artist Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2018
James Dean Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2002