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The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 10.0k votes 2.2k voters 161.7k 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

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

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    #1276 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#46 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • Shooter3
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    Shooter

    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara

    Released2007

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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

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  • The Italian Job4
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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

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  • The Perfect Storm5
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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2000

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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

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  • Four Brothers6
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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

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  • Ted7
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    Ted

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

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

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  • Fear8
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    Fear

    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano

    Released1996

    Directed byJames Foley

    Fear is a 1996 American thriller drama film directed by James Foley. It was written by...  more

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  • Lone Survivor9
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    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Berg

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  • Invincible10
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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

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    #55 of 150 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies#11 of 55 The 30+ Greatest Sports Drama Movies of All Time

  • Boogie Nights11
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    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    Boogie Nights is a 1997 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas...  more

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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

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  • Deepwater Horizon13
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    Deepwater Horizon

    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell

    Released2016

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American biopic disaster film directed by Peter Berg, written by...  more
  • Three Kings14
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    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a...  more

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  • The Basketball Diaries15
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    The Basketball Diaries

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1995

    Directed byScott Kalvert

    The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring...  more

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  • Daddy's Home16
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    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

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  • The Truth About Charlie17
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    The Truth About Charlie

    Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton

    Released2002

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 classic film Charade. It is also an...  more

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  • Rock Star18
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    Rock Star

    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2001

    Directed byStephen Herek

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

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  • Planet of the Apes19
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    Planet of the Apes

    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2001

    Directed byTim Burton

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

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  • The Lovely Bones20
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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark...  more

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  • Contraband21
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    Contraband

    Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

    Contraband is an 2012 American action thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring...  more
  • Pain & Gain22
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    Pain & Gain

    Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2013

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pain & Gain is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg,...  more

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  • 2 Guns23
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    2 Guns

    Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington

    Released2013

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

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

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  • We Own the Night24
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    We Own the Night

    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Gray

    We Own the Night is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring...  more
  • Broken City25
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    Broken City

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2013

    Directed byAllen Hughes

    Broken City is a 2013 American crime thriller film directed by Allen Hughes and written by...  more