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The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

Updated June 23, 2021 12k votes 2.3k voters 163.5k views46 items

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This list of the best Mark Wahlberg movies is ranked best to worst by movie fans like you.  Mark Wahlberg, originally known as "Marky Mark,"  has been acting since 1993, but it wasn't until he played Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights in 1997 that he truly showed his talents. Mark Wahlberg's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Mark Wahlberg movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mark Wahlberg movies?" and "What are the greatest Mark Wahlberg roles of all time?" Do you prefer new Mark Walhberg movies, his older flicks, or the ones in which he teams up with The Rock? This Mark Wahlberg (NOT "Walberg" or "Wahlburg," BTW) filmography includes famous movies like The Fighter and The Departed, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. If you think the best Mark Wahlberg role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Wahlberg's tough-guy persona, you might also enjoy our list of the best Christian Bale movies and best Alec Baldwin movies.

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  • 1

    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson
    444
    85

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Character: Sergeant Dignam

  • 2

    Shooter

    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara
    569
    107

    Released2007

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Character: Bob Lee Swagger

  • 3

    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale
    361
    75

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Character: Micky Ward

  • 4

    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg
    401
    88

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Character: Bobby Mercer

  • 5

    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook
    372
    93

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    Character: Charlie Croker

  • 6

    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg
    304
    68

    Released2000

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Character: Bobby Shatford

  • 7

    Ted

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg
    369
    118

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Character: John Bennett

  • 8

    The Yards

    Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg
    271
    41

    Released2000

    Directed byJames Gray

    Character: Leo Handler

  • 9

    Fear

    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano
    248
    62

    Released1996

    Directed byJames Foley

    Character: David McCall

  • 10

    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana
    180
    24

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Character: Marcus Luttrell

  • 11

    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg
    256
    83

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    Character: Eddie Adams

  • 12

    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg
    254
    65

    Released2006

    Directed byEricson Core

    Character: Vince Papale

  • 13

    Infinite

    Mark Wahlberg, Jason Mantzoukas
    368
    48

    Released2021

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

  • 14

    Renaissance Man

    Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito
    195
    38

    Released1994

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Character: King Claudius

  • 15

    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg
    197
    64

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Character: Troy Barlow

  • 16

    Deepwater Horizon

    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell
    137
    17

    Released2016

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Character: Mike Williams

  • 17

    The Basketball Diaries

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg
    133
    43

    Released1995

    Directed byScott Kalvert

    Character: Mickey

  • 18

    Rock Star

    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg
    161
    58

    Released2001

    Directed byStephen Herek

    Character: Chris 'Izzy' Cole

  • 19

    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg
    138
    52

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Character: Jack Salmon

  • 20

    Contraband

    Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg
    219
    64

    Released2012

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

    Character: Chris Farraday

  • 21

    2 Guns

    Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington
    92
    22

    Released2013

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

    Character: Stig

  • 22

    Daddy's Home

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg
    105
    38

    Released2015

    Directed bySean Anders

    Character: Dusty

  • 23

    Broken City

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg
    116
    50

    Released2013

    Directed byAllen Hughes

    Character: Billy Taggart

  • 24

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer
    76
    28

    Released2014

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Character: Cade Yeager

  • 25

    The Other Guys

    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson
    299
    294

    Released2010

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Character: Detective Terry Hoitz