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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 these top Mark Wahlberg movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mark Wahlberg 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 when he teams up with The Rock? The greatest Mark Wahlberg performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.   This Mark Wahlberg (NOT "Walberg" or "Wahlburg," BTW) filmography includes famous movies likeThe 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 The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film takes place in ...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 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 The Fighter is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. The film centers on the life of ...more

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Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson 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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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg 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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Ted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds 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 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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Fear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg 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) 9 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams, ...more

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The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg 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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Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch 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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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture 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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Contraband is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons Contraband is an 2012 American action crime thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas ...more

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Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube 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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Rock Star is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Hunter 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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The Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis 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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Deepwater Horizon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich 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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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon 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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Pain & Gain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris 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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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti 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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We Own the Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall We Own the Night is a 2007 American crime 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 ...more

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Broken City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe 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) 23 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix 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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Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini Daddy's Home is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian Burns, Anders and John Morris. The film is about a mild-mannered executive named Brad (Will Ferrell) who ...more

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2 Guns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton 2 Guns is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Based on a comic book series of the same ...more

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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy Night ...more

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The Big Hit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould The Big Hit is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, China Chow, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem ...more

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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Olga Kurylenko Max Payne is a 2008 American neo-noir action film loosely based on the video game series of the same name developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. It was written by ...more

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Renaissance Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito, Stacey Dash Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Cliff Robertson and Mark Wahlberg in his film debut. In Australia, ...more

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Transformers: Age of Extinctio... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and is the fourth film in the series. After a dangerous bounty ...more

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Ted 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg Ted 2 is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. It is the sequel to MacFarlane's 2012 film Ted. The film stars ...more

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The Truth About Charlie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 classic film Charade. It is also an homage to François Truffaut's 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player complete with that film's star, ...more

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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more

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The Gambler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Andi Vasluianu, Oana Pellea, Keith Lyle The Gambler is an upcoming drama film written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and directed by Szabolcs Hajdu.

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The Corruptor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox, Chow Yun-Fat The Corruptor is a 1999 American action thriller film directed by James Foley, starring Chow Yun-fat and Mark Wahlberg. The film was released in the United States on March 5, 1999.

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I Heart Huckabees is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Mark Wahlberg I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American philosophical comedy film from Fox Searchlight. It was produced and directed by David O. Russell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeff Baena. The film stars an ...more

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon Entourage is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Doug Ellin. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), and Johnny ...more

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Daddy's Home 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini Daddy's Home 2 is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and stepfather Brad (Will Ferrell) must deal with their respective fathers Kurt (Mel Gibson) ...more

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Traveller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, Bill Paxton Traveller is a 1997 American crime drama film starring Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg and Julianna Margulies. The plot centers on a man joining a group of nomadic con artists in rural North ...more

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Juvies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Juvies Mark Wahlberg, Mos Def, Michael Duc Ta Juvies is a 2004 documentary film directed by Leslie Neale. The film follows 12 juveniles, who have been tried as adults, were picked at random for a video workshop at Eastlake Juvenile Hall, ...more

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Overnight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Rachel Blanchard, Anthony LaPaglia, James D'Arcy Overnight is a 2010 comedy romance film directed and written by Valerie Breiman.

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Instant Family is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner Instant Family is a 2018 comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Couple Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.

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Mile 22 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan Mile 22 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Peter Berg. An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg), aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a ...more

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All the Money in the World is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg All the Money in the World is a 2017 crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based upon historical events, the film centers on the kidnapping of the grandson of industrialist J. Paul Getty ...more