The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

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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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  • Shooter
    Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

    Character: Bob Lee Swagger

  • The Departed
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

    Character: Sergeant Dignam

  • Four Brothers
    Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: John Singleton

    Character: Bobby Mercer

  • The Fighter
    Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: David O. Russell

    Character: Micky Ward

  • Lone Survivor
    Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Peter Berg

    Character: Marcus Luttrell

  • The Italian Job
    Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Ed Norton
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: F. Gary Gray

    Character: Charlie Croker

  • The Perfect Storm
    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

    Character: Bobby Shatford

  • Deepwater Horizon
    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Peter Berg

    Character: Mike Williams

  • Invincible
    Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Ericson Core

    Character: Vince Papale

  • Fear
    Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: James Foley

    Character: David McCall

  • The Other Guys
    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Adam McKay

    Character: Detective Terry Hoitz

  • Contraband
    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

    Character: Chris Farraday

  • Ted
    Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

    Character: John Bennett

  • Three Kings
    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: David O. Russell

    Character: Troy Barlow

  • Daddy's Home
    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Sean Anders

    Character: Dusty

  • Boogie Nights
    Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

    Character: Eddie Adams

  • Infinite
    Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • The Basketball Diaries
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruno Kirby, Lorraine Bracco
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Scott Kalvert

    Character: Mickey

  • 2 Guns
    Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

    Character: Stig

  • Rock Star
    Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Flemyng
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Stephen Herek

    Character: Chris 'Izzy' Cole

  • We Own the Night
    Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: James Gray

    Character: Joseph Grusinsky

  • The Lovely Bones
    Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Peter Jackson

    Character: Jack Salmon

  • Pain & Gain
    Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Michael Bay

    Character: Daniel Lugo

  • Broken City
    Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Allen Hughes

    Character: Billy Taggart

  • Instant Family
    Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Sean Anders

    Character: Pete Wagner