Mark Wahlberg's Top 20 Highest Rated Movies

Mark Wahlberg Top 10 highest rated movies

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…

20 – We Own the Night (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama

Directed by:

6.2/10

In 1988, New York’s police wage an all-out war on drugs, and guilty and innocent alike become casualties. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix), manager of a nightclub that is often frequented by gangsters, tries to remain neutral but hides a potentially fatal secret: His brother (Mark Wahlberg) and father (Robert Duvall) are both cops. After his brother is wounded in an assassination attempt, Bobby can no longer remain neutral. He joins forces with his brother for an all-out assault on the mob.

19 – Traveller (1997)
Crime | Drama | Romance

Directed by:

6.4/10
The Costello family belong to the nomadic gypsy-like ethnic group known as Irish Travellers. The family lives in rural North Carolina and their business is scamming. Their cousin, a young man named Pat, meets up with them and learns their cons and crafts. Soon, Pat is doing paving hustles and falls in love with a girl, and so does his cousin and mentor Bokky. Things escalate when one of them tries to leave the clan to start a new life.
18 – The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography | Crime | Drama

Directed by:

6.5/10

Jim Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio) is consumed by his life as a high school basketball star. Pressured by a wicked coach (Bruno Kirby) and a concerned mother (Lorraine Bracco), Jim develops an appetite for heroin. Soon, the mean streets of New York City have replaced the basketball court as his main destination. Jim and his friends scrounge, steal and prostitute themselves to score drugs. Jim’s only chance to escape addiction may be Reggie (Ernie Hudson), a neighborhood friend and hoops companion.

17 – 2 Guns (2013)
Action | Comedy | Crime

Directed by:

6.6/10

For the past year, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. Navy intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been working under cover as members of a narcotics syndicate. The twist: Neither man knows that the other is an undercover agent. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, the men are disavowed by their superiors. Trench and Stigman must go on the run lest they wind up in jail or in a grave.

16 – Shooter (2007)
Action | Drama | Thriller

Directed by:

6.6/10

A top Marine sniper, Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), leaves the military after a mission goes horribly awry and disappears without a trace. Swagger is coaxed back into service after high-profile government officials convince him to help thwart a plot against the President of the United States. Swagger realizes he has been betrayed and becomes the target of a nationwide manhunt. Instead of hiding, he seeks revenge against some of the most powerful and corrupt leaders in the free world.

15 – Four Brothers (2005)
Action | Crime | Drama

Directed by:

6.7/10

When an inner-city Detroit foster mother (Fionnula Flanagan) is murdered in a botched holdup, four of her now-grown adopted children suspect it was no random killing. Rising musician Jack (Garrett Hedlund), former-Marine Angel (Tyrese Gibson), hotheaded hockey player Bobby (Mark Wahlberg) and settled-down husband and father Jeremiah (André Benjamin) go on the hunt for neighborhood criminal kingpin Victor Sweet (Chiwetel Ejiofor) while being trailed themselves by the local beat cops.

14 – I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Comedy

Directed by:

6.8/10

Environmentalist Albert (Jason Schwartzman) enlists the services of “existential detectives” Bernard (Dustin Hoffman) and Vivian (Lily Tomlin) to solve the meaning of a succession of strange coincidences. The investigators conclude that the backstabbing Brad (Jude Law) — a public relations manager at big-box retailer Huckabees — is at the root of Albert’s angst. Brad tries to turn the tables, however, by hiring the philosophic duo for his own nefarious purposes.

13 – The Other Guys (2010)
Action | Comedy | Crime

Directed by:

6.8/10

Unlike their heroic counterparts on the force, desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) garner no headlines as they work day to day. Gamble relishes his job as a paper pusher, but Hoitz is itching to get back on the street and make a name for himself. When a seemingly minor case turns out to be a big deal, the two cops get the opportunity to finally prove to their comrades that they have the right stuff.

12 – Ted (2012)
Comedy

Directed by:

7/10

When John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) was a little boy, he made a wish that Ted (Seth MacFarlane), his beloved teddy bear, would come alive. Thirty years later, foul-mouthed Ted is still John’s constant companion, much to the chagrin of Lori (Mila Kunis), John’s girlfriend. Though Lori’s displeasure is exacerbated by the pair’s constant consumption of beer and weed, she’s not the one who’s most disappointed with John; it may take the intervention of John’s boyhood toy to help him grow up at last.

11 – All The Money in the World (2017)
Biography | Crime | Drama

Directed by:

7.1/10

In 1973, kidnappers demand $17 million from billionaire J. Paul Getty in exchange for his grandson’s release. Getty refuses to pay the perpetrators a single penny despite the desperate pleas from his former daughter-in-law Gail and adviser Fletcher Chase. With nowhere else to turn, Gail and Fletcher soon become unlikely allies in a race against time to save the teen’s life.

10 – Invincible (2006)
Biography | Drama | Sport

Directed by: Ericson Core

7.2/10

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.

9 – The Italian Job (2003)
Action | Crime | Thriller

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

7.4/10

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.

8 – Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action | Drama | History

Directed by:

7.9/10

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.

7 – Instant Family (2018)
Comedy | Drama

Directed by:

7.9/10

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.

6 – Lone Survivor (2013)
Action | Biography | Drama

Directed by:

7.9/10

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.

5 – Patriots Day (2016)
Action | Drama | Crime

Directed by:

8/10

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.

4 -Three Kings (1999)
Action | Adventure | Comedy | War

Directed by:

8.1/10

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.

3 – The Fighter (2010)
Biography | Drama | Sport

Directed by:

8.6/10

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.

2 – Boogie Nights (1997)
Drama

Directed by:

8.7/10

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.

1 – The Departed (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama

Directed by:

9/10

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.

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