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The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 10.2k votes 2.2k voters 160.6k views45 items

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This list of the best Mark Wahlberg movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available.  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.


  • 1
    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale


    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Shooter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies


    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara


    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook


    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Ted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies


    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana


    Directed byPeter Berg

    Lone Survivor is a 2013 American film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies


    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano


    Directed byJames Foley

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  • 10
    Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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  • 11
    Invincible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies


    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byEricson Core

    Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Other Guys

    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson


    Directed byAdam McKay

    The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Deepwater Horizon

    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American biopic disaster film directed by Peter Berg, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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  • 15
    The Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Basketball Diaries

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byScott Kalvert

    The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Daddy's Home

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

    Directed bySean Anders

    Daddy's Home is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Rock Star

    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg


    Rock Star is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Planet of the Apes

    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter


    Directed byTim Burton

    Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Contraband is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies


    Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

    Contraband is an 2012 American action thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 21
    Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Pain & Gain

    Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pain & Gain is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    2 Guns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    2 Guns

    Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington


    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

    2 Guns is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Broken City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Broken City

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byAllen Hughes

    Broken City is a 2013 American crime thriller film directed by Allen Hughes and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    We Own the Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    We Own the Night

    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byJames Gray

    We Own the Night is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Transformers: Age of Extinctio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer


    Directed byMichael Bay

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