- TV Mini-Series
Summary: High school teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love, and the past itself, which doesn't want to be changed and shouldn't be changed. (imdb)
The Adderall Diaries (2015)
Summary: Based on the Stephen Elliott memoir, a self-medicating writer untangles his knotty past while covering a high-profile murder case.
Summary: It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
- TV Series
Summary: After her grandmother's death, a high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (imdb)
Summary: A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry. (imdb)
In Dubious Battle (2016)
Summary: An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. (imdb)
Love & Distrust (2010)
Summary: The movie includes 5 unique short films, following eight individuals from diverse backgrounds on their quest for true contentment. (Wikipedia.com)
King Cobra (2016)
Summary: This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer who made him famous. When Sean decides he'd be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible. (imdb)
Summary: Ivan Cohen is a young boy living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world. (imdb)
Wild Horses (2015)
Summary: A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the boy it belongs to was murdered - and that a local rancher was involved. (imdb)
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Summary: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. (imdb)
Good People (2014)
Summary: Discovering a cache of cash in their dead tenant's apt, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary-the thief who stole it. (imdb)
The Interview (2014)
Summary: In The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (imdb)
Black Dog, Red Dog (2014)
Summary: James Franco heads-up a roster of 10 student filmmakers tasked with adapting the poetry of Stephen Dobyns. Comprised of 10 individual short films that were subsequently folded into a feature narrative. (Rotten Tomatoes)
The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Summary: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century. (imdb)
Summary: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life. (imdb)
Roast of James Franco (2013)
- TV Movie
Summary: It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast. (imdb)
Saturday Night (2010)
Summary: With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live. (imdb)
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Summary: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on? (imdb)
I Am Michael (2015)
Summary: A gay activist and magazine founder is 'saved' from his homosexuality after turning to God. (imdb)
True Story (2015)
Summary: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name. (imdb)
Gucci Sunglasses (2014)
- Short Film
Summary: Franco flogging some -presumably- expensive sunglasses, shot at the legendary Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
A Fuller Life (2013)
Summary: Friends and admirers of iconoclastic film director Sam Fuller read from his memoirs (imdb)
This Is Your Death (2017)
Summary: An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment. (imdb)
The Pretenders (2018)
Summary: A love triangle involving a photographer, a director and an actress. (imdb)
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2017)
Summary: Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition. (imdb)
Don't Come Back from the Moon (2017)
Summary: Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age. (imdb)
The Mad Whale (2017)
Summary: Inmates at a women's mental asylum stage a theatrical production of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick.' (imdb)
Summary: An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal. (imdb)
Future World (2018)
Summary: A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother. (imdb)
The Clerk's Tale (2010)
- Short Film
Summary: Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. For Spencer, every day is a sequence of mundane tasks and empty exchanges. He fits a customer, straightens a display, takes his usual break at his usual time. But all the while the presence of an aging gay colleague eats away at him. (imdb)
Herbert White (2010)
- Short Film
Summary: James Franco's adaptation of Frank Bidart's poem "Herbert White" registers a few days in the life of a necrophiliac family man.
High School Lover (2017)
Summary: 17-year-old Kelly falls in love with Christian, an older man, her father tries to intervene before the crush turns into a dangerous obsession. (imdb)
Summary: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine. (imdb)
The Vault (2017)
Summary: Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank. (imdb)
Actors Anonymous (2017)
Summary: The film adaptation of James Franco's popular novel Actors Anonymous, exploring the lives of young actors in Hollywood, from the highs to the lows, to the lies and the heartbreak. (imdb)
Why Him? (2016)
Summary: A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question. (imdb)
Burn Country (2016)
Summary: After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime, he stumbles into local corruption that puts himself and others in danger. (Anonymous)
Summary: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood" tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways. (imdb)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Summary: The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape (imdb)
The Deuce (2017)
- TV Series
Summary: A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan. (imdb)
The Institute (2017)
Summary: In 19th century Baltimore, Isabel Porter, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death, voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute. Subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control, she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge, or else be forever lost.
Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
- Short Film
Summary: The 'Last Supper' is a direct prequel to Alien: Covenant. Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep.
Summary: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. (IMDb)
Palo Alto (2014)
Summary: The narratives that entwine through this observant and occasionally alarming film reflect events from Franco's own adolescence, yet they speak to any generation, with kids drawn toward vice for its own sake, seeking some combination of cheap thrills and meaningful connection. (tiff.net)
Finishing the Game (2007)
Summary: The unexpected death of Bruce Lee, a world-wide phenomenon and established movie star, came at the zenith of his popularity. Having already shot scenes for his upcoming movie Game of Death, studio heads decided to complete the film by launching a search for his replacement attracting hopefuls from all around the world. Finishing the Game is an uproarious, poignant, unpredictable and action-packed re-imagining of that casting process for Lee's replacement and examines the leaps and bounds Asians have taken in media representation - or have they? (IFC Films)
Summary: A twisted honeymoon road trip about a young couple on their way to Niagara Falls. SILAS PARKER is a moody petty-thief. He marries his parole officer's niece, believing that he can use the romantic honeymoon to escape to Canada. CAMILLE FOSTER (Sienna Miller) is the sweetest girl you can ever hope to meet. She truly believes that Niagara Falls will change Silas for the better and won't let anything stop the honeymoon, not even her death. (imdb)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Summary: The story of a war veteran, his wife and the search for their son who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, as well as the police detective who helps in the investigation.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Summary: Spider-Man 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of secrets, vengeance, love, and forgiveness. (Columbia Pictures)
The Dead Girl (2006)
Summary: The Dead Girl is a quintet of stories about seemingly unrelated people whose lives converge around the murder of a young woman. (First Look Pictures)
An American Crime (2007)
Summary: A seemingly ordinary housewife and the mother of seven, imprisons a beautiful teenager, who has been left in her charge, in the basement of her Indiana home.
Good Time Max (2007)
Summary: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life. (imdb)
The Ape (2005)
Summary: Human resources drone and put-upon family man Harry imagines he could be the next Dostoyevsky if he could just get a little peace and quiet. When he moves into his own apartment to craft his masterpiece, his solitude is broken by an unexpected roommate-a foul-mouthed, Hawaiian shirt-wearing gorilla, eager to share his opinions on life, love, and animal magnetism. (imdb)
Summary: Biopic about gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, activist, politician, and the first openly gay man in America to be elected to public office.
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Summary: A doctor (Gere) who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman (Lane) at a North Carolina inn.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Summary: A stoner (Rogen) and his dealer (Franco) are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
The Holiday (2006)
Summary: A story about two women who trade homes for the holidays only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
Summary: Flyboys, the first World War I aviation film in over 40 years, is inspired by the epic, courageous tale of the American young men who would become known as the legendary Lafayette Escadrille. They were ordinary boys who volunteered for the First World War looking for adventure, and in the process, they became heroes. Never before has a movie so accurately portrayed the thrill and danger of the aerial dogfights that played such an integral role in the Allied resistance. (MGM)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Summary: Peter Parker is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime fighter. His becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius, who has been reincarnated as "Doc Ock."
Summary: Peter Parker (Maguire), after being bitten by a genetically altered spider, becomes Spider-Man, a hero of superhuman strength with the ability to cling to any surface. He dedicates himself to a life of fighting crime, while living a double life as a superhero and working student. (Sony)
Summary: New Orleans, 1981. Sonny Phillips, just discharged from the Army, returns home. The only life he's known is as a gigolo, working for his mother, but he wants to leave that behind. However, the job his Army buddy promised doesn't materialize, and he can't escape his past.
The Company (2003)
Summary: An inside look at the world of ballet. With the complete cooperation of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Altman follows the stories of the dancers, whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close, as they cope with the demands of a life in the ballet. Campbell plays a gifted but conflicted company member on the verge of becoming a principal dancer at a fictional Chicago troupe... (imdb)
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Summary: Ryan's dreams for catching the eye of the 'goddess of the high school hallway' has a chance of becoming true when her cousin (Chris) offers to make him a deal. All he has to do is help Chris to win the heart of his best friend, the beautiful enigmatic Maggie. This sparks off a damned cute comedy as 'boy helps boy to get girl' (imdb)
The Great Raid (2005)
Summary: The true story of one of the most spectacular rescue missions ever to take place in American history: "the great raid on Cabanatuan", the daring exploit that would liberate more than 500 U.S. Prisoners of War in the face of overwhelming odds.
The Wicker Man (2006)
Summary: While recovering from a tragic accident on the road, the patrolman Edward Malus receives a letter from his former fiancée Willow, who left him years ago without any explanation, telling that her daughter Rowan is missing. Edward travels to the private island of Summerisle, where Willow lives in an odd community that plant fruits, and she reveals that Rowan is actually their daughter... (imdb)
James Dean (2001)
- TV Movie
Summary: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Summary: When he won a coveted admission spot to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, local kid Jake Huard (Franco) thought all his dreams had come true -- but his battle to become the man he wants to be is only just beginning. From critically acclaimed indie director Justin Lim comes this exhilarating comeback story of a courageous young sailor who discovers that some opportunities are worth fighting for. (Touchstone Pictures)
Tristan & Isolde (2006)
Summary: This longtime dream project of executive producer Ridley Scott explores the medieval legend of a princess and warrior's love affair, which threatens to tear apart an uneasy peace between England and Ireland. A tale of epic battles, royal intrigue and a timeless, star-crossed passion. (20th Century Fox)
Mean People Suck (2002)
- Short Film
Summary: Three stubborn teenagers place a bet over which one of them is the meanest. (imdb)
Summary: A drama centered on the obscenity trial Allen Ginsberg faced after the publication of his poem, "Howl".
The Letter (2012)
Summary: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality (imdb)
Summary: 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. (imdb)
Spring Breakers (2013)
Summary: Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work. (imdb)
The Iceman (2012)
Summary: Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon stars alongside a stellar supporting cast -- including Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and Chris Evans -- in the story of real-life mob hit-man Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski, who was reportedly responsible for over 200 murders. (tiff.net)
About Cherry (2012)
Summary: A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer. (imdb)
Interior. Leather Bar (2013)
Summary: Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.
Child of God (2014)
Summary: A dispossessed, violent man who's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. (imdb)
Third Person (2013)
Summary: Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York. (imdb)
This Is the End (2013)
Summary: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. (imdb)
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Summary: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson. (imdb)
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Summary: This feature-length documentary film follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (imdb)
Summary: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. (imdb)
127 Hours (2010)
Summary: Based on the real life story of canyoneer Aron Ralston, who in 2003 was forced to self-amputate his arm after being stranded and pinned underneath a boulder inside of Bluejohn's Canyon in Utah.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Summary: Julia Roberts stars in the adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir about coping with a traumatic divorce. After failing to conceive a child and deciding to reshape her life, Elizabeth (Roberts) travels the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Indonesia, seeking the perfect pasta, a route to self-enlightenment and the true meaning of faith. Along the way she meets a bevy of odd characters and, possibly, her true love.
Date Night (2010)
Summary: Married, middle-aged and with children is hardly a recipe for romance, but Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are determined to keep the spark alive in this Shawn Levy-helmed comedy about a date night gone horribly awry. Joining Fey and Carrell in this ensemble cast film are Mark Wahlberg, who plays a securities expert, James Franco as a slightly slow con man and Leighton Meester as the couple's babysitter.
The Green Hornet (2011)
Summary: Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg (Superbad) apply their trademark humor to the superhero genre in this big-screen action-adventure about a newspaper-publishing playboy (Rogen) who dons a disguise to fight crime after hours. As the Green Hornet, Britt Reid's power is no longer limited to the printed page -- and thanks to a nimble martial-arts expert (Jay Chou), he has the skills to expose the city's roughest criminals.
Your Highness (2011)
Summary: When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.
The Broken Tower (2011)
Summary: A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba. (imdb)
Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)
Summary: The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. 'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Summary: An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
William Vincent (2010)
Summary: A man returns to New York after years in exile to save the girl he loves (imdb)
City by the Sea (2002)
Summary: The gripping story of a dedicated police officer who discovers that the chief suspect in his current murder investigation is his own son. (Warner Bros.)