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The Best Martin Lawrence Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 5.2k votes 1.3k voters 153.0k views30 items

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This list of the best Martin Lawrence movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Martin Lawrence has been captivating fans since he made his cinematic debut in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. The order of this Martin Lawrence movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated films will be at the top. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Martin Lawrence movies?" and "What are the greatest Martin Lawrence roles of all time?" So which comedian does he feed off the best? Do you like the movies where Martin Lawrence teams up with Eddie Murphy, or the ones where he costars with Will Smith? His old movies or his newest flicks? This Martin Lawrence filmography includes Bad Boys and Big Momma's House, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best.  If you think Martin Lawrence's funniest role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Martin Lawrence's ability to combine comedy and action, you might want to check out our list of the best Will Smith movies and best Chris Tucker movies.

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    Bad Boys
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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Blue Streak
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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle

    Released1999

    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has... more on Wikipedia
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    Bad Boys II
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry... more on Wikipedia
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    Life
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    Life

    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1999

    Directed byTed Demme

    Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and... more on Wikipedia
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    National Security
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    National Security

    Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts

    Released2003

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    National Security is a 2003 action comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Martin... more on Wikipedia

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    Nothing to Lose
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    Nothing to Lose

    Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins

    Released1997

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Nothing to Lose is a 1997 comedy film starring Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. The film was... more on Wikipedia
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    Big Momma's House
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
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    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

    Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan

    Released1996

    Directed byMartin Lawrence

    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a 1996 American dark comedy-romance film that was... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
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    Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

    Louis C.K., James Earl Jones

    Released2008

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Malcolm D.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Black Knight
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    Black Knight

    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2001

    Directed byGil Junger

    Black Knight is a 2001 American comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Bad Boys for Life
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    Bad Boys for Life

    Martin Lawrence, Will Smith

    Released2020

    Directed byAdil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

    Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    House Party
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    House Party

    Martin Lawrence, George Clinton

    Released1990

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

    House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play... more on Wikipedia

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    Boomerang
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    Boomerang

    Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy

    Released1992

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

    Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Big Momma's House 2
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    Big Momma's House 2

    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

    Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The... more on Wikipedia

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    House Party 2
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    House Party 2

    Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence

    Released1991

    Directed byDoug McHenry, George Jackson

    House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New... more on Wikipedia

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    Wild Hogs
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    Wild Hogs

    John Travolta, Marisa Tomei

    Released2007

    Directed byWalt Becker

    Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen,... more on Wikipedia
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    Death at a Funeral
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    Death at a Funeral

    Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock

    Released2010

    Directed byNeil LaBute

    This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil... more on Wikipedia

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    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
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    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

    Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is a 2011 American comedy film and the second sequel to Big... more on Wikipedia
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    You So Crazy
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    You So Crazy

    Martin Lawrence

    Released1994

    Directed byThomas Schlamme

    You So Crazy is a stand up comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. It was his first major film... more on Wikipedia
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    What's the Worst That Could Happen?
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    What's the Worst That Could Happen?

    Danny DeVito, Martin Lawrence

    Released2001

    Directed bySam Weisman

    What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Sam Weisman and... more on Wikipedia

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    Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
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    Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat

    Nancy O'Dell, Dayna Devon

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid Raynr

    Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat is a 2002 stand-up comedy film starring Martin Lawrence, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Do the Right Thing
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    Do the Right Thing

    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence

    Released1989

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Open Season
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    Open Season

    Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing

    Released2006

    Directed byJill Culton, Roger Allers, Anthony Stacchi

    Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron... more on Wikipedia

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    Def Comedy Classics: Martin Lawrence
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    Def Comedy Classics: Martin Lawrence

    Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker

    Released1995

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    College Road Trip
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    College Road Trip

    Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence

    Released2008

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    College Road Trip is a 2008 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and starring... more on Wikipedia

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