Best Movies of James Franco

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 217 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $373.38M

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.


Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 216 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $176.74M

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.


Spider-Man (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $403.71M

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.


127 Hours (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $18.33M

An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.


This Is the End (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $101.47M

Lead Role: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, | Director:

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.


The Disaster Artist (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $21.07M

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.


Pineapple Express (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $87.34M

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.


The Interview (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $6.11M

Lead Role: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, | Director:

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.


The Company (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $2.28M

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer (Campbell) who's poised to become a principal performer.


Palo Alto (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $0.75M

The life and struggles of a group of adolescents living in Palo Alto.


The Iceman (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $1.94M

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.


Howl (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $0.62M

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.


Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: $234.90M

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.


Tristan + Isolde (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $14.73M

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.


True Story (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 119 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $4.72M

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.


Lovelace (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $0.35M

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.


Flyboys (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $13.08M

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.


The Great Raid (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $10.17M

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.


Homefront (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $19.78M

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.


I Am Michael (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: null

Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual.



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