Best Mark Wahlberg Movies
We all know and love Mark Wahlberg! He has delivered so many different kinds of movies to our screens that we’ve all had the pleasure of enjoying. Mark Wahlberg movies range from incredibly hilarious comedies to non-stop bone breaking action! And what’s incredible is that we can’t picture him killing and kicking ass while watching one of his comedies and vice versa for his action movies. He really is an amazing talent.
If you are here, you must be looking for the greatest Mark Wahlberg movies to watch. Well, you have come to the perfect place. We have compiled a list of his best movies for you to enjoy watching. So without further ado, please read on to see what films of his you may have missed out on.
For the first of the Mark Wahlberg movies, we have chosen a tremendous action-packed film. Imagine someone sets you up for attempting to take the life of the president. What would you do? We have no clue what would happen if we ended up in that situation, but this man turns into an absolute badass!
Shooter Movie Description
After a mission gone wrong, Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) decided to disappear into the wind leaving no trace of himself. However, when some government officials manage to find him and ask him for help with a threat against the president, Swagger reluctantly agrees. Early into this new mission, Swagger realizes it’s a setup, and he’s about to go down for it. While he barely manages to escape, Swagger doesn’t want to hide. Instead, he takes it upon himself to go on the hunt for the men who have set him up and will stop at nothing until he has his revenge.
2. Lone Survivor
If you are looking for a great war movie, then this will be the one for you! Just like the first movie on this list, this one is absolutely full of action and is incredibly intense. This movie is based on Operation Red Wings, a mission that went terribly wrong in Afghanistan in 2005. If you haven’t seen it give it a watch.
Lone Survivor Movie Description
Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matthew Axelson (Ben Foster), are on a new mission surveilling Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Not only that but, when the opportunity arises, they must kill him and then disappear. Innocent villagers end up spotting the team but Luttrell makes the decision not to kill them. That decision may cost them all their lives. When one of the villagers notifies the Taliban forces of the team’s location, a massive battle breaks out. Now Luttrell and the team find themselves majorly outgunned and facing violent deaths.
3. The Fighter
Next up, we have a movie that everyone who watches it loves. If you’re looking for an inspiring film that really gives you those goosebumps then go ahead an give this one a watch. You won’t regret it!
The Fighter Movie Description
Micky Ward’s (Mark Wahlberg) life revolves around the sport of boxing. His entire family has, in some way, participated in the sport. Micky’s mother works as his manager. Not only that but his coach is also his brother Dicky (Christian Bale) who once had a chance at fame in the boxing world until he ruined it. Though Dicky was a great boxer back in the day, he’s a horrible coach as he is completely unreliable. Micky has worked very hard his entire life to become a successful boxer but only experiences loss after loss. One of Micky’s last fights nearly kills him. In turn, Micky takes his girlfriend’s advice and distances himself from his family. All this until he finally has a shot at a world title and may just make a name for his family.
4. Deepwater Horizon
One of Mark’s newer movies is Deepwater Horizon, and it was amazing! The film is based on a true story, which gives you an incredible sense of danger. Give it a watch, we highly recommend this one!
Deepwater Horizon Movie Description
With the crew still on the rig, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig has exploded into hellish flames in the Gulf of Mexico. With several dead, the injured Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his partners now fight for their lives. Mike attempts to save as many of his co-workers as possible while also trying to keep himself alive. They must all work together to find a way out of the flames if they want any chance of surviving.
5. The Other Guys
I think all of us knows and loves The Other Guys. It’s a movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. What more could you want? If you haven’t seen this movie, then you are really missing out!
The Other Guys Movie Description
Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) work desk jobs as detectives at the NYPD and never have a chance to do anything heroic. The two partners have entirely different feelings about their desk jobs. Gamble, on the one hand, is happy with the job but Hoitz, on the other, wants nothing more than to get out there and kick some ass. As usual, the two get handed a very minor case to take care of. However, when this case turns into something large and dangerous, the two detectives may just have their chance to prove to everyone that they can make good field detectives.
Here we have a truly hilarious movie that will have you laughing your ass off the entire time! It doesn’t get much better than a talking bear. If you need a good laugh, then go ahead and watch this. And if you like it, there is a Ted 2 as well.
Ted Movie Description
As a little boy, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) had one simple wish. He wished that his stuffed animal bear named Ted (Seth MacFarlane) could come to life. Well, John got his wish and the next thing he knows, he finds himself thirty years later with the same talking and walking stuffed animal he wished into being still right by his side. John’s girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) isn’t the biggest fan though. Eventually, Ted puts a strain on the couple’s relationship, and John is forced to make some life-changing decisions.
7. Daddy’s Home
Another incredible movie starring both Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrel. And the good news is that there is also a second one, so be prepared to laugh for even longer! Definitely give it a watch if you haven’t already.
Daddy’s Home Movie Description
A quirky man named Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) has become the stepfather to his new wife Sara’s (Linda Cardellini) two children. Brad doesn’t know much about Sara’s ex-husband, but as he will soon learn, there’s a lot to him. When Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) comes into town, Brad can’t help but feel inferior to the good looking and charming alpha male that Dusty is. Brad now feels as though he’s battling Dusty to one-up him and win the approval of the family. However, maybe something neither of the men expected will come out of this childish rivalry.
8. Pain & Gain
For the final of our Mark Wahlberg movies, we are ending with a bang! This film also stars the Rock, so you know it’s going to be amazing. The movie is hilarious, and you should definitely give it a watch.
Pain & Gain Movie Description
Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg) manages Sun Gym. Danny isn’t happy with the way his life has gone and has big dreams. He realizes that the only way to reach those dreams is through extortion. Danny gets the help of a trainer at the gym and recently released convict Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). The men have attempted to abduct a rich man named Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) multiple times but have failed miserably. However, when they finally do manage to kidnap him everything changes, and they may just achieve the dreams they have sought their entire life.