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The Best Martin Lawrence Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 6.7k votes 1.3k voters 153.5k views30 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle
    Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has...  more

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    House Party 2

    Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence
    House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New...  more

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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni
    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,...  more

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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith
    Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry...  more

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    Open Season

    Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing
    Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron...  more

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    #335 of 533 The Best Animated Films Ever#26 of 33 The Best Movies About Hunting

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    National Security

    Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts
    National Security is a 2003 action comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Martin...  more

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    Nothing to Lose

    Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins
    Nothing to Lose is a 1997 comedy film starring Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. The film was...  more

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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence
    Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl...  more

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    You So Crazy

    Martin Lawrence
    You So Crazy is a stand up comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. It was his first major film...  more
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    Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat

    Nancy O'Dell, Dayna Devon
    Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat is a 2002 stand-up comedy film starring Martin Lawrence, and...  more
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    Do the Right Thing

    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence
    Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed...  more

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    Def Comedy Classics: Martin Lawrence

    Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker
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    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

    Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan
    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a 1996 American dark comedy-romance film that was...  more

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    Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

    Louis C.K., James Earl Jones
    Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Malcolm D....  more
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    Black Knight

    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson
    Black Knight is a 2001 American comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by...  more

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    Life

    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery
    Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and...  more

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    House Party

    Martin Lawrence, George Clinton
    House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play...  more

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    Talkin' Dirty After Dark

    Martin Lawrence, Tommy Lister
    Talkin' Dirty After Dark is a comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by...  more

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    Big Momma's House 2

    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz
    Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The...  more

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    #35 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#63 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

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    We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story

    We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story is a 2006 documentary film directed by...
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    Death at a Funeral

    Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock
    This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil...  more

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    #461 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#549 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

    Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas
    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is a 2011 American comedy film and the second sequel to Big...  more
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    Bad Boys for Life

    Martin Lawrence, Will Smith
    Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall...  more
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    College Road Trip

    Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence
    College Road Trip is a 2008 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and starring...  more

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    #24 of 51 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies#20 of 23 The Funniest Movies About College

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    Boomerang

    Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy
    Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars...  more

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