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The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 10.2k votes 2.2k voters 161.2k 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.

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  • The Departed1
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Fighter2
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    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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  • Shooter3
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    Shooter

    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara

    Released2007

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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  • The Italian Job4
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • The Perfect Storm5
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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2000

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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  • Four Brothers6
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • Ted7
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    Ted

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

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  • Lone Survivor8
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    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Berg

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  • Fear9
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    Fear

    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano

    Released1996

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • Boogie Nights10
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    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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  • Invincible11
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    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2006

    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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  • The Other Guys12
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    The Other Guys

    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2010

    Directed byAdam McKay

    The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Deepwater Horizon13
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    Deepwater Horizon

    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell

    Released2016

    Directed byPeter Berg

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  • Three Kings14
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    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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  • The Basketball Diaries15
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    The Basketball Diaries

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1995

    Directed byScott Kalvert

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  • Daddy's Home16
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    Daddy's Home

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

    Directed bySean Anders

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  • Rock Star17
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    Rock Star

    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2001

    Directed byStephen Herek

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  • Planet of the Apes18
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    Planet of the Apes

    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2001

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • The Lovely Bones19
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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • Contraband20
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    Contraband

    Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

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  • Pain & Gain21
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    Pain & Gain

    Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2013

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 2 Guns22
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    2 Guns

    Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington

    Released2013

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

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  • Broken City23
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    Broken City

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2013

    Directed byAllen Hughes

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  • We Own the Night24
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    We Own the Night

    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Gray

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction25
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    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2014

    Directed byMichael Bay

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