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Mark Wahlberg’s Top Ten Career Best Movies Ranked

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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) started out his career as a rapper in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but managed the transition to acting with his first starring role in the 1996 feature “Fear”, which was well received leading to further roles in Boogie Nights (1997), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001) and many others. He’s managed to successfully move between different genres including straight up drama, big blockbusters and comedies, but which are his highest ranked movies? Well, we have collected all his scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd across his entire career to find his top 10 best aggregate scores of his entire filmography…

10 – Invincible (2006)

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale’s beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.
Death By Films Aggregate Score

6.95 out of 10

9 – Instant Family (2018)

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.27 out of 10

8 – Lone Survivor (2013)

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.31 out of 10

7 – The Italian Job (2003)

After a gang of professional thieves successfully rob $35 million in gold bars from a safe held by Italian gangsters in Venice, they are betrayed and left for dead by one of their allies. Seeking revenge, they plan an incredibly elaborate heist against the traitor to get the gold back.
Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.33 out of 10

6 – Deepwater Horizon (2016)

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.40 out of 10

5 – Patriots Day (2016)

Tragedy strikes on April 15, 2013, when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon. In the aftermath of the attack, police Sgt. Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg), FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon) and Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman) join courageous survivors, first responders and other investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the suspects and bring them to justice.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.49 out of 10

4 – Boogie Nights (1997)

In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.89 out of 10

3 – Three Kings (1999)

Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein’s hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein’s Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.01 out of 10

2 – The Fighter (2010)

For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager. His half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale), once a promising boxer himself, is his very unreliable trainer. Despite Micky’s hard work, he is losing and, when the latest fight nearly kills him, he follows his girlfriend’s advice and splits from the family. Then Micky becomes a contender for the world title and he — and his family — earns a shot at redemption.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.21 out of 10

1 – The Departed (2006)

South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster’s trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other’s identities to save their own lives.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.53 out of 10

Mark Wahlberg's Honourable Mentions...

Shooter (2007)
6.55 out of 10

Ted (2012)
6.67 out of 10

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