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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20. 'The Yards'

Director James Gray's moody crime drama, about a young ex-con who struggles not to be drawn into the corrupt ways of his uncle's shady train empire, is a messy, beautiful movie – an unusually melancholy gangster flick. Wahlberg is initially quite touching, his voice reduced to such a wounded whisper that you may find yourself leaning in to hear his lines. He eventually overdoes the morose, submerged protagonist bit; he starts off conflicted, but winds up looking confounded. The actor's later collaboration with Gray, We Own the Night, would prove to be infinitely more successful.

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