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The Best Martin Lawrence Movies  

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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 these top Martin Lawrence movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Martin Lawrence movies will be at the top of the list. Martin Lawrence has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Martin Lawrence movie of all time is. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Martin Lawrence movies?" and "What are the greatest Martin Lawrence roles of all time?"  The greatest Martin Lawrence performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. 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.

Notable directors that have worked with Martin Lawrence include names like Michael Bay, John Whitesell and Dennis Dugan.

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Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence
Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer
Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has also directed other famous films, including the remake of Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street in 1994. In ...more
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Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino
Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Bad ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence
Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The supporting cast includes ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross
National Security is a 2003 action comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. In addition to Lawrence and Zahn, National Security boasts an additional cast ...more
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Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence
Nothing to Lose is a 1997 comedy film starring Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. The film was directed by Steve Oedekerk who also wrote the film and made a cameo appearance as a lip-synching ...more
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Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long
Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a 1996 American dark comedy-romance film that was directed and co-written by Martin Lawrence, who also stars in the film. Lawrence co-wrote the screenplay ...more
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Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady
House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano
Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and the third film in the series. Detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike ...more
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Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Martin Lawrence
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film features an ensemble cast featuring: Martin ...more
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John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence
Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. It was released nationwide in the United States and ...more
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Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock
Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable ...more
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Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Iman Abdulmajid
House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New Line Cinema, and returns most of the cast of the first film along with new cast members such as Queen ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Daniella Alonso
Black Knight is a 2001 American comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by Gil Junger, whose experience was primarily with television sitcoms. In addition to Lawrence, Black ...more
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Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence
Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The film was directed by John Whitesell, based on the characters created by Darryl Quarles from the ...more
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Nancy O'Dell, Dayna Devon, Mikki Padilla
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat is a 2002 stand-up comedy film starring Martin Lawrence, and directed by David Raynr, also responsible for Whatever It Takes. Lawrence also has producing and ...more
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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage
This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.
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Martin Lawrence
You So Crazy is a stand up comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. It was his first major film and stand up act. The film was directed by Thomas Schlamme. Lawrence wears a black, leather suit in ...more
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Danny DeVito, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac
What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Sam Weisman and starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito. Loosely based on the book of the same name by Donald E. ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee
Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas, Sherri Shepherd
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is a 2011 American comedy film and the second sequel to Big Momma's House. The film was directed by John Whitesell, written by Matthew Fogel and Don Rhymer, and ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, D. L. Hughley
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Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Martin Lawrence
Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman and directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers, and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi. The ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Tom Arnold
Rebound is a 2005 comedy film directed by Steve Carr and starring Martin Lawrence as a disgraced college basketball coach who returns to his old middle school to coach the boys' basketball team. ...more