Every Mark Wahlberg Movie, Ranked Worst to Best

From ball-busting blue-collar cops to well-hung porn stars – our complete stem-to-stern breakdown of the 'Deepwater Horizon' star's career

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9. 'Pain & Gain'

Michael Bay's garish crime comedy-epic about a trio of dimwitted body builders who attempt to kidnap/extort a wealthy client is meant to be a satirical dissection of the American Dream. That the film occasionally achieves its goals is largely thanks to the efforts of Wahlberg, as the roided-up, ex-con personal trainer who comes up with this harebrained scheme. His seemingly limitless energy and capacity for self-delusion are both grotesque and infectious. This man is part All-American positive-thinker, part zonked-out psycho. The star nails it.

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