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The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies 

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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.

Michael Bay and Tim Burton are among those who have directed Mark Wahlberg at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Mark Wahlberg movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Ben Stiller and Joseph Gordon-Levitt too.

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack ...more

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

Released: 2007

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more

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The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: David O. Russell

The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell. Fledgling boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled ...more

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2003

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward ...more

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Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Singleton

Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund. The film was shot in Detroit, Michigan ...more

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Ted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2012

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more

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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

Released: 2000

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which ...more

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The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam McKay

The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and featuring Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, ...more

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Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 1996

Directed by: James Foley

Fear is a 1996 American thriller drama film directed by James Foley. It was written by Christopher Crowe, who created the TV series B.L. Stryker, The Watcher, B.J. and the Bear and Seven Days. ...more

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

Released: 1997

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ericson Core

Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978. Mark Wahlberg ...more

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Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

Released: 1999

Directed by: David O. Russell

Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a men taking gold that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more

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Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Michael Bay

Pain & Gain is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film is loosely based on a story published in a 1999 ...more

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The Basketball Diaries ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Scott Kalvert

The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same ...more

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Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

Released: 2013

Directed by: Peter Berg

Lone Survivor is a 2013 American film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. The film is based on the 2007 ...more

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Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter

Released: 2001

Rock Star is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston. It tells the story of Chris "Izzy" Cole, a tribute ...more

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Contraband is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2012

Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

Contraband is an 2012 American action thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas, ...more
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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2001

Directed by: Tim Burton

Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, and Estella ...more

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. A film ...more

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Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich

Directed by: Peter Berg

Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American biopic disaster film directed by Peter Berg, written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan, and starring an ensemble cast including Mark Wahlberg, ...more
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Broken City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe

Released: 2013

Directed by: Allen Hughes

Broken City is a 2013 American crime thriller film directed by Allen Hughes and written by Brian Tucker. Mark Wahlberg stars as a police officer turned private investigator and Russell Crowe as ...more
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The Yards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

Released: 2000

Directed by: James Gray

The Yards is a 2000 American crime film directed by James Gray. It was written by Gray and Matt Reeves, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron and James Caan. The setting is ...more

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We Own the Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall

Released: 2007

Directed by: James Gray

We Own the Night is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall. It is the third film directed by ...more

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Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini

Directed by: Sean Anders

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The Big Hit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould

Released: 1998

Directed by: Kirk Wong

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