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List of Martin Lawrence Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Do the Right Thing (1989)
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7
Do the Right Thing
R
26
7

Sal Fragione, owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn, thinks of his eatery as a part of the community. Local customer Buggin’ Out objects that pictures of only Italian-Americans are displayed on pizzeria’s wall of fame, but being an African-American neighborhood, the wall should have black celebrities. As Sal differs, tensions over racism escalate and on one hot summer day, the frustrations explode.

Directed By:
2. Bad Boys (1995)
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15
Bad Boys
R
40
15

When a huge supply of confiscated heroin is stolen from the police vault, two Miami cops, Marcus and Mike, are tasked to get it back. Matters complicate when a murder takes place and the sole witness, Julie, insists on speaking only to Mike who she has never met. Marcus and Mike now have to switch places, keep Julie safe, catch the real culprit and recover the drugs.

Role:
Marcus Burnett
Starring:
Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Kim Coates, Tchéky Karyo, Michael Taliferro, Lisa Boyle
Directed By:
3. Nothing to Lose (1997)
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6
Nothing to Lose
R
19
6

Nick Beam, an advertising executive, discovers that his wife is having an affair with his boss. He takes his car and sets off on a reckless ride to nowhere, but gets carjacked by a young guy.  However, a friendship slowly develops between the two. 

Role:
Terrance Paul Davidson
Starring:
Kelly Preston, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito
Directed By:
Steve Oedekerk
4. Life (1999)
21
7
Life
R
21
7

In order to make it big, Claude and Ray head to Mississippi. However, a local sheriff charges them with a murder that they have not committed. They are shipped off to jail where they are supposed to serve life sentences. They need to find a way out to prove their innocence while also dealing with their opposing personalities.  

 

Role:
Claude Banks
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
Directed By:
Ted Demme
5. Bad Boys II (2003)
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15
Bad Boys II
R
41
15

Miami narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowery are assigned to investigate the high flow of illegal drug Ecstasy into the city. The trail takes them to Johnny Tapia, the dangerous Cuban drug-lord all out to take over Miami’s drug business. Mike is dating Marcus’ sister Syd, who is working undercover with DEA. Together, they fight to bring Tapia to justice. 

Role:
Detective Marcus Burnett
Directed By:
6. Bad Boys for Life (2020)
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14
Bad Boys for Life
R
28
14

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 action comedy film, which tells the story of Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, of the Miami Police Department, as they work together to bring down a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak havoc on the city.  

Directed By:
Bilall Fallah , Adil El Arbi
7. House Party (1990)
15
4
House Party
R
15
4

Kid has been grounded by his father, but he decides to sneak out and go to his friend Play’s house for a party. However, neither of them has any idea about the trouble that is awaiting them, which could make it the wildest night of their lives.

Role:
Bilal
Starring:
Tisha Campbell-Martin, Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Robin Harris
Directed By:
Reginald Hudlin
8. Blue Streak (1999)
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8
Blue Streak
PG-13
31
8

Jewel thief, Miles Logan, hides his booty of big stolen diamond in a building under construction, before being arrested. Released from the prison after 2 years, he returns to the site which now is the new police headquarters. He poses as a transferred detective to gain entry to retrieve the diamond; but is then paired with a naïve detective to investigate robberies. 

Role:
Miles Logan
Starring:
Luke Wilson, Dave Chappelle, Nicole Ari Parker, Peter Greene
Directed By:
Les Mayfield
9. Wild Hogs (2007)
23
12
Wild Hogs
TV-14
23
12

Four middle-aged Cincinnati friends decide to put some color in their drab, routine lives and commence on a bike trip to the Pacific as Wild Hogs. But as they meet a nasty, aggressive biker gang ‘Del Fuegos,’ who steals a bike from them, the friends resolve to get it back, thus turning the whole trip into an adventure they’ll never forget.

Role:
Bobby Davis
Directed By:
Walt Becker
10. National Security (2003)
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10
National Security
PG-13
22
10

Two guys who were rejected by the Los Angeles Police Department decide to take up jobs as security guards. The two eventually get thrown together to bust a smuggling operation. 

Role:
Earl Montgomery
Starring:
Timothy Busfield, Eric Roberts, Colm Feore, Steve Zahn, Bill Duke
Directed By:
Dennis Dugan
11. Death at a Funeral (2010)
14
9
Death at a Funeral
R
14
9

A funeral service is held for Aaron’s father after he passes away. However, the ceremony turns into a disaster due to family secrets getting exposed and misplaced bodies. 

Starring:
Kevin Hart, James Marsden, Regina Hall, Zoe Saldana, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Keith David
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
12. Boomerang (1992)
14
7
Boomerang
R
14
7

Successful advertising executive Marcus Graham is also an infamous womanizer and a male chauvinist. But soon after a company merger, he realizes that his new boss, Jacqueline, is more than a match for him in all these departments. When he starts receiving the same treatment that he habitually meted out to others, it affects his work, making him re-assess his life’s choices.

Role:
Tyler
Starring:
Halle Berry, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens
Directed By:
Reginald Hudlin
13. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
14
5
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
PG-13
14
5

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Dr R J Stevens, a successful talk-show host, who has millions of fans, but has cut off his ties to his parents and his hometown. However, he reluctantly agrees to attend the 50th anniversary of his parents, along with his wife and his ten year old son.

Role:
R.J.
Starring:
Mike Epps, James Earl Jones, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Cedric the Entertainer, Joy Bryant, Mike Epps
Directed By:
Malcolm D. Lee
14. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
11
4
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
R
11
4
Role:
Darnell Wright
Starring:
Della Reese, Tracy Morgan, Regina King, Lynn Whitfield
Directed By:
Martin Lawrence
15. The Beach Bum (2018)
7
7
The Beach Bum
R
7
7
Role:
Captain Wack
Starring:
Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, Snoop Dogg, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron
Directed By:
Harmony Korine
16. What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
10
6
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
PG-13
10
6

Kevin, a thief, attempts to rob from the mansion of Max, a billionaire. However, Max catches him and takes his ring, which is Kevin’s lucky charm. Kevin tries to wreak havoc on Max’s life in his attempt to get back his ring.

Role:
Kevin Caffery
Starring:
Danny DeVito, John Leguizamo, Bernie Mac, Glenne Headly, Carmen Ejogo
Directed By:
Sam Weisman
17. Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)
8
4
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
R
8
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Nancy O'Dell, Paul Keeley, Art Cohan, Renato Powell
Directed By:
David Raynr
18. Big Momma's House (2000)
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9
Big Momma's House
PG-13
17
9

Special agent Malcolm Turner, an expert at disguise, is assigned to nab an escaped bank-robber. The criminal is expected to meet his ex-girlfriend Sherry who may have a part of the loot. Sherry is about to visit her long-separated granny in Georgia. So, with disguise tricks, Malcolm turns into oversized, belligerent Southern Granny Big Momma, and carries his role to perfection.

Role:
Malcolm Turner
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Cedric the Entertainer, Paul Giamatti, Anthony Anderson, Nia Long
Directed By:
Raja Gosnell
19. House Party 2 (1991)
9
4
House Party 2
R
9
4
Role:
Bilal
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin
Directed By:
Doug McHenry, George Jackson
20. Rebound (2005)
9
5
Rebound
PG
9
5

Rebound is a sports comedy film which tells the story of a college basketball coach, who faces a demotion. He now has to coach the junior basketball team of his old middle school.

Role:
Roy McCormick / Preacher Don
Starring:
Katt Williams, Patrick Warburton, Megan Mullally, Horatio Sanz, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson
Directed By:
Steve Carr
21. Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991)
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6
Talkin' Dirty After Dark
R
6
6
Role:
Terry Wilson
Starring:
Lance Crouther, Mark Curry, Ken Davitian, Robert Gatewood
Directed By:
Topper Carew
22. Black Knight (2001)
14
7
Black Knight
TV-PG
14
7

This fantasy comedy film revolves around Jamal, an employee at a Medieval World Amusement Park. After he sustains a blow to the head, he awakens and finds himself in 14th century England, and is mistaken for a messenger. 

Role:
Jamal Walker / Skywalker
Starring:
Daniella Alonso, Tom Wilkinson, Daryl Mitchell, Vincent Regan, Marsha Thomason
Directed By:
Gil Junger
23. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
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7
Big Momma's House 2
PG-13
13
7

An intelligence agent is developing a computer worm which may pose security risk. Therefore, an FBI agent is assigned to keep an eye on him. The agent goes undercover and starts working as a nanny in his house. 

Role:
Malcolm / Big Momma
Starring:
Zachary Levi, Kevin Durand, Mark Moses, Nia Long
Directed By:
John Whitesell
24. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
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8
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
PG-13
10
8

In order to find a notorious killer, a stepfather and his stepson go undercover at an all-girls school as Big Momma and her grand-niece.

Role:
Malcolm / Big Momma
Starring:
Ken Jeong, Max Casella, Sherri Shepherd, Portia Doubleday
Directed By:
John Whitesell
25. College Road Trip (2008)
7
6
College Road Trip
G
7
6

College Road Trip is an adventure comedy drama film which tells the story of Melanie, a young girl, who sets out on a trip with her friends for an interview, shortly after her graduation. However, her overprotective father decides to tag along with them.

Role:
James
Starring:
Brenda Song, Donny Osmond, Adam LeFevre, Raven-Symoné, Kym Whitley
Directed By:
Roger Kumble
26. Untitled Martin Lawrence Project (2012)
11
3
Untitled Martin Lawrence Project
11
3
Role:
Ray Barker
Starring:
John Amos, Regina Hall, Ethan Suplee, P.J. Byrne
Directed By:
27. Def Comedy Jam: Primetime (1994)
11
3
Def Comedy Jam: Primetime
11
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Ellen Cleghorne, Vincent Cook
Directed By:
Stan Lathan
28. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 (1999)
12
3
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11
12
3
Role:
Himself - Host: Show 2
Starring:
Bruce Bruce, Rickey Smiley, Michael Colyar, Sonya D.
Directed By:
29. Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990)
9
3
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade
9
3
Starring:
Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Almayvonne, Jack Axelrod, Gary Carlos Cervantes
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
30. Private Times (1991)
7
3
Private Times
7
3
Starring:
Michael Wright, Michael Michele, Sure! Al B.
Directed By:
Stan Lathan
31. Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy (1994)
9
4
Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy
9
4
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme
32. A Little Bit Strange (1989)
5
4
A Little Bit Strange
5
4
Role:
Sydney Masterson
Starring:
Michael Warren, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Shawn Skie, Myra J.
Directed By:
Jack Shea
33. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12 (1999)
6
4
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12
6
4
Role:
Himself - Host: Show 3
Starring:
Bill Bellamy
Directed By:
34. Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time (2016)
6
4
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time
6
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Michael Tucker
Directed By:
David Raynr

TV Shows

One Night Stand
8
4
One Night Stand
TV-MA
8
4
Starring:
Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade, Dan Avey
Directed By:
David Grossman, John Fortenberry, Walter Williams, John Moffitt, Iris Dugow
Martin
37
10
Martin
TV-PG
37
10
Role:
Martin Payne / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
Starring:
Wendy Williams, Michael Jai White, Tyrese Gibson, Kim Fields, Kenya Moore, Vivica A. Fox, Mr. T
Directed By:
Gerren Keith, Tony Singletary, Chuck Vinson, Marian Deaton, Stan Lathan
1st Amendment Stand Up
10
4
1st Amendment Stand Up
10
4
Starring:
Rodney Saulsberry, Biz Markie, Doug Williams, Gary Owen, Dj Nabs
What's Happening Now!
8
5
What's Happening Now!
8
5
Starring:
Alice Ghostley, Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Anne-Marie Johnson
The Soul Man
7
4
The Soul Man
TV-PG
7
4
Starring:
Page Kennedy, Kevin Nealon, Betty White, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Missi Pyle, Wesley Jonathan
Partners
8
5
Partners
8
5
Role:
Marcus Jackson (10 episodes, 2014)
Starring:
Kelsey Grammer, Missi Pyle, Rory O'Malley, Edi Patterson
Directed By:
Love That Girl!
5
4
Love That Girl!
TV-PG
5
4
Starring:
Tatyana Ali, Ben Vereen, Mark Adair-Rios, Peter Oldring, Bresha Webb

Director

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
8
7
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
R
8
7
Starring:
Della Reese, Tracy Morgan, Regina King, Lynn Whitfield
Directed By:
Martin Lawrence

Animation Movies

Open Season (2006)
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11
Open Season
PG
17
11

 

This animated film revolves around a domesticated grizzly bear named Boog, who finds himself in the middle of the woods just three days before the hunting season. This forces him to develop a friendship with a deer named Elliot, and form an army against the hunters. 

Role:
Boog (voice)
Starring:
Jon Favreau, Billy Connolly, Jane Krakowski, Ashton Kutcher, Patrick Warburton, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing
Directed By:
Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi
Kid 'n' Play
5
4
Kid 'n' Play
5
4
Starring:
Jack Angel, Alaina Reed-Hall, Tommy Davidson, Christopher Reid
Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006)
5
4
Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run
PG
5
4
Role:
Boog (voice)
Starring:
Ashton Kutcher, Georgia Engel, Gordon Tootoosis, Cody Cameron
Directed By:
Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi