Top Five Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

This best Mark Wahlberg movies list features the top Mark Wahlberg films of all time, including only titles where Wahlberg is featured that have already released. In order to be included in this top 5 Mark Wahlberg movies list Wahlberg must have played a prominent role. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish these best Mark Wahlberg films.

Four Brothers (2005)

Box Office Gross: $74,494,381     Adjusted: $0

After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers — hotheaded Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), ladies’ man Angel (Tyrese Gibson), family man and businessman Jeremiah (Andre Benjamin), and hard rocking Jack (Garrett Hedlund) — reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down her killer, they quickly realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences, and discover that they are bound by ties thicker than blood.

Invincible (2006)

Box Office Gross: $57,806,952     Adjusted: $0

When the coach (Greg Kinnear) of the beloved hometown football team hosts 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. Certainly no one like Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg), a down-on-his-luck 30-year-old teacher and part-time bartender who never even played college football. But against these odds, Papale makes the team and lives every fan’s fantasy — moving from his cheap seats in the stands to standing on the field as a professional football player. Inspired by a true story.

Three Kings (1999)

Box Office Gross: $60,652,036     Adjusted: $0

During the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, three American soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube) in Saudia Arabia are eager to get home. However, after finding a treasure map that might lead to the gold Saddam Hussein stole from Kuait, they decide to re-think their travel plans. Major Archie Gates (Clooney) leads the men on their treasure hunt with a ruthless reporter (Nora Dunn) close behind them. Meanwhile, there is a battle Kurd rebels are desperately trying to survive. They soon find they are conflicted between their greed for the gold and the plight of the people of Iraq.

The Yards (2000)

Box Office Gross: $889,352     Adjusted: $0

After being imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, Leo Handler (Mark Wahlberg) just wants to get his life back on track, so he goes to the one place he thinks will be safe–home. There, Leo takes a new job with his highly connected and influential Uncle Frank (James Caan), and is reunited with his longtime friend, Willie Guitierrez (Joaquin Phoenix), his cousin, and his girlfriend Erica (Charlize Theron). But in the legendary subway yards, a place where his family has toiled for generations and his uncle now pulls the strings, safe is not how they do business. Unwittingly, he’s drawn into a world of sabotage, high stakes pay-offs and even murder. And the secret he discovers, will make him the target of the most ruthless family in the city…his own. Now, in the name of justice he’ll have to do everything in his power to take them down.

The Italian Job (2003)

Box Office Gross: $106,128,601     Adjusted: $0

The plan was flawless, the job executed perfectly and the escape clean. The only threat mastermind thief Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) never saw coming was from a member of his own crew. After pulling off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, Charlie and his gang — inside man Steve (Edward Norton), computer genius Lyle (Seth Green), wheelman Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), explosives expert Left-Ear (Mos Def) and veteran safecracker Bridger (Donald Sutherland) — can’t believe it when one of them turns out to be a double-crosser. Now, with the help of Stella (Charlize Theron), a beautiful nerves-of-steel safecracker, they plan to re-steal the gold by tapping into Los Angeles’ traffic control system, manipulating signals and creating the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history.

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2 thoughts on “Top Five Best Mark Wahlberg Movies

  • January 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for including your top 5. I’m with you on 4/5. I would put ‘Shooter’ in place of ‘Storm’ because of the repeat viewing factor you described. Well done.

  • January 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I should preface this by saying that when Fear came out, I thought Mark Wahlberg had no talent and little shot at ever being more than what he appeared to be. He was a jacked up goon, playing a jacked up goon. Almost 16 years later, I must say that I was COMPLETELY wrong. Mark Wahlberg has shown to be an extremely talented actor, and deserving the accolades that he now receives. My top 5 is based on my repeated viewing quotient:

    1) The Perfect Storm – I can’t pinpoint what it is, but if it’s on..I just can’t turn it off.

    2) Three Kings – The movie that made me come to realize that Mark had finally transitioned into a legit actor.

    3) Four Brothers – just an all around enjoyable film.

    4) The Italian Job – One of my favorite heist films. I feel cheated that we never got the much deserved sequel!

    5) Invincible – Being from Philadelphia and having met Vince Papale, Mark is very convincing as a professional football player.


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