10. The Disaster Artist
While ostensibly about the making of The Room, aka the worst period movie period ever exclamation point, The Disaster Artist is actually more about the strength of friendship. Dave and James Franco both do a wonderful job of taking characters that could’ve been punchlines, and presenting them as thoughtful, three dimensional creatures.
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Making a movie about the making of the “worst movie ever made” (aka “The Room” aka “the Citizen Kane of bad movies”), it could be easy to just spend the time making fun of everything and magnifying the weakness. But director-star James Franco obviously has a soft spot for Room writer-director-star Tommy Wiseau and the Disaster Artist is really a paean to the struggling wannabe actor and his friendship between Wiseau and Room co-star Greg Sestero.