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10 Best Movies With The Franco Brothers, According To IMDb

Dave and James Franco have amassed several accolades since their debut in Hollywood and are both household names now. What fans of the stars may not know is that the Franco duo is actually is a trio and the third brother, Tom Franco, is also an actor.

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While most cinephiles may not be well-versed in Tom's roles, Dave pointed out that he's the best among them and is always the "unanimous favorite" of anyone who meets all three. Since talent clearly runs in their family, all three have an impressive body of work where they've worked together in some films and individually in others.

10 Now You See Me (2013) - 7.3 - Dave

While the star cast of Now You See Mee is enough to lure most people into watching it, the film also has an intriguing premise that unfolds as an edge-of-the-seat crime thriller. It follows four magicians who ransack the money of an insurance mogul using grand illusions and magic tricks. While they are at it, they outsmart the FBI.

Playing the role of Jack Wilder, Dave Franco is among the movie's leading protagonists. Both his performance and sleight-of-the-hand card tricks are impressive enough to snag the attention of every viewer. As sources suggest, he learned complex card tricks for the movie and could even cut a banana in half using playing cards.

9 Spider-Man 2 (2004) - 7.3 - James

Known to be among the best installments of the Spider-Man franchiseSpider-Man 2 isn't all action and fantasy. Beneath its superhero premise, there's some strong satire and powerful poignant moments that bring new life Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic tales.

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Alongside Alfred Molina's Dr. Octopus and Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker, James Franco's performance as Harry Osborn may go unnoticed. However, Spiderman 2 marks the inception of his character as the series' new villain and his performance in the sequel is very promising.

8 Spider-Man (2002) - 7.3 - James

Since his appearance in MCU's Phase 3, Tom Holland's Spider-Man has overshadowed all the previous franchises of the superhero. However, one that comic book fans will never forget is Sam Raimi's brilliant portrayal of the hero in the 2002 Spider-Man origins film.

Similar to the other cast members of the film, James Franco perfectly falls into place in his role as Green Goblin's son, Harry Osborne. While, for the most part, he's the secondary protagonist, his performance strikes all the right notes and often reminds viewers of the Harry they know from the source.

7 The Disaster Artist (2017) - 7.4 - James, Dave, And Tom

Neither viewers nor critics had imagined that Tommy Wiseau's The Room (a.k.a "The Citizen Kane of bad movies") would one day inspire a biographical comedy-drama. But as seen in The Disaster ArtistWiseau's enigma was too fascinating to be ignored.

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The Room, for the most part, is famous for all the wrong reasons. However, for their portrayal of Wiseau's outlandish world, the Franco brothers have garnered a whole lot of acclaim and accolades. The masterful writing of The Disaster Artist makes it a hilariously entertaining standalone movie, but viewers familiar with Greg and Tommy's original gimmicks will find it all the more fun.

6 Milk (2008) - 7.5 - James, Dave

Gus Van Sant's Milk highlights the uplifting journey of gay rights icon, Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay man to be elected to California's major public office. While Van Sant's directorial forte brings new life to Dustin Black's original screenplay, it's Sean Penn's impeccable performance that makes Milk's political journey enormously awe-inspiring.

Dave Franco's part in the film goes unnoticed, but James Franco's portrayal of Harvey Milk's lover, Joseph Scott Smith, is among the film's most notable performances. Just like Penn, James puts up an utterly convincing and compelling act, which further adds heft to the movie's already poignant narrative.

5 127 Hours (2010) - 7.5 - James

Based on Aaron Ralston's Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 127 Hours walks viewers through the mountain climber's Utah hiking trip gone terribly wrong. After having his arm trapped in a canyon, the adventurer looks back at all the moments of his life that led him to it and takes desperate measures to survive.

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In the end, it all comes down to one decision: he can either free himself by amputating his own arm or sway between life and death while waiting for rescue. Pushing aside most clichés of survival tales, 127 Hours warms viewers with its profound morals and lessons. Danny Boyle's directorial vision makes it thrilling, while James Franco's performance grounds it to reality.

4 Superbad (2007) - 7.6 - Dave

The hilarious coming-of-age drama in Superbad never gets old. Most of the stars in the movie—including Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, and Seth Rogen—have gone on to make a name for themselves by landing bigger roles in Hollywood. Yet, Superbad remains one of the biggest landmarks in their acting career.

Although many viewers may not remember, Dave Franco, too, has a tiny role in the film where Jonah Hill's character teases him for peeing his pants in school. The scene doesn't have any significance in the overarching sex-fueled adventure of its two main characters, but it still serves as comic relief.

3 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011) - 7.6 - James, Tom

Rise of the Planet of the Apes could have been just another sci-fi apocalyptic flick where a high-octane CGI-induced war ensues between apes and humans. And while it does have all that, the movie adds a layer of emotional and moral depth by highlighting the rhetoric of power and money that leads to the end of humanity.

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As one of the film's leading stars, James Franco plays Will Rodman, who watches his chimpanzee friend, Ceasar, start a war against humans after going through a cognitive evolution. Meanwhile, his brother, Tom, plays the uncredited role of an Officer.

2 The Lego Movie (2014) - 7.7 - Dave

Movies based on toys usually come off as high production commercials, but that's not the case with The Lego Movie. Beyond its plastic demeanor, the film weaves an ingenious and equally funny narrative that stays with viewers long after its credits start rolling. Not only that but without giving viewers the impression that it's only a giant TV advertisement, it cleverly markets its central toy franchise.

Several big names including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, and Morgan Freeman voice the movie's roster of characters. Among them, Dave Franco finds his place as the voice of a minor character named Wally.

1 The Little Prince (2015) - 7.7 - James

The Little Prince, adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic French novella, takes viewers on the magical journey of a young girl who befriends her old neighbor, the Aviator. It's this unlikely friendship that introduces her to the extraordinary tales of The Little Prince where real-world limitations mean nothing.

While staying true to the classic, the film adds its own little charm to the original story and sets high standards for kids' film with its stunning imagery and storytelling. Not to mention, it also includes some of the most memorable Hans Zimmer scores. When it comes to James Franco's role, he voices The Fox.

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