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List of Martin Lawrence Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Bad Boys (1995)
49
3
Bad Boys
R
49
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marcus Burnett
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Kim Coates, Tchéky Karyo, Michael Taliferro, Lisa Boyle
2. Blue Streak (1999)
56
1
Blue Streak
PG-13
56
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Miles Logan
Director:
Les Mayfield
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Luke Wilson, Dave Chappelle, Nicole Ari Parker, Peter Greene
3. Do the Right Thing (1989)
25
4
Do the Right Thing
R
25
4

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
4. Nothing to Lose (1997)
47
4
Nothing to Lose
R
47
4

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Terrance Paul Davidson
Director:
Steve Oedekerk
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Kelly Preston, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito
5. Life (1999)
42
3
Life
R
42
3

This science fiction film revolves around a group of scientists who discover evidence of extra-terrestrial life on Mars. However, they realize that this life-form is not only extremely intelligent, but it is also dangerous, and may threaten all life on Earth.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Claude Banks
Director:
Ted Demme
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Murphy, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
6. Bad Boys for Life (2020)
30
4
Bad Boys for Life
R
30
4

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Bilall Fallah , Adil El Arbi
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
7. Bad Boys II (2003)
39
3
Bad Boys II
R
39
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Marcus Burnett
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Thriller, Crime
8. House Party (1990)
24
4
House Party
R
24
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Bilal
Director:
Reginald Hudlin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Tisha Campbell-Martin, Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Robin Harris
9. Wild Hogs (2007)
29
4
Wild Hogs
TV-14
29
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Davis
Director:
Walt Becker
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Action
10. National Security (2003)
35
4
National Security
PG-13
35
4

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. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Earl Montgomery
Director:
Dennis Dugan
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Timothy Busfield, Eric Roberts, Colm Feore, Steve Zahn, Bill Duke
11. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
31
2
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
R
31
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Darnell Wright
Director:
Martin Lawrence
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tracy Morgan, Della Reese, Regina King, Lynn Whitfield
12. Big Momma's House (2000)
37
1
Big Momma's House
PG-13
37
1

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Malcolm Turner
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Action
13. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
30
2
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
PG-13
30
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
R.J.
Director:
Malcolm D. Lee
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
16. What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
23
5
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
PG-13
23
5

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Kevin Caffery
Director:
Sam Weisman
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, John Leguizamo, Bernie Mac, Glenne Headly, Carmen Ejogo
17. Boomerang (1992)
18
4
Boomerang
R
18
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tyler
Director:
Reginald Hudlin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Halle Berry, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens
18. House Party 2 (1991)
20
2
House Party 2
R
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bilal
Director:
Doug McHenry, George Jackson
Genres:
Music, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin
19. Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)
16
4
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
R
16
4
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Raynr
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Nancy O'Dell, Paul Keeley, Art Cohan, Renato Powell
20. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
25
2
Big Momma's House 2
PG-13
25
2

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. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Malcolm / Big Momma
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Zachary Levi, Kevin Durand, Mark Moses, Nia Long
21. Black Knight (2001)
27
6
Black Knight
TV-PG
27
6

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. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jamal Walker / Skywalker
Director:
Gil Junger
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Daniella Alonso, Tom Wilkinson, Daryl Mitchell, Vincent Regan, Marsha Thomason
22. Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991)
12
4
Talkin' Dirty After Dark
R
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Wilson
Director:
Topper Carew
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lance Crouther, Mark Curry, Ken Davitian, Robert Gatewood
23. Rebound (2005)
16
4
Rebound
PG
16
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Roy McCormick / Preacher Don
Director:
Steve Carr
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Katt Williams, Patrick Warburton, Megan Mullally, Horatio Sanz, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson
24. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
24
5
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
PG-13
24
5

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Malcolm / Big Momma
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Ken Jeong, Max Casella, Sherri Shepherd, Portia Doubleday
25. College Road Trip (2008)
20
5
College Road Trip
G
20
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
James
Director:
Roger Kumble
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Brenda Song, Donny Osmond, Adam LeFevre, Raven-Symoné, Kym Whitley
26. Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy (1994)
17
3
Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy
17
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Thomas Schlamme
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
27. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 (1999)
11
1
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host: Show 2
Director:
Russell Simmons
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Bruce, Rickey Smiley, Michael Colyar, Sonya D.
28. Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time (2016)
9
2
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Raynr
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Tucker
29. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12 (1999)
7
2
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host: Show 3
Director:
Russell Simmons
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Bellamy

TV Movie(s)

1. Untitled Martin Lawrence Project (2012)
9
2
Untitled Martin Lawrence Project
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Barker
Director:
Fred Savage
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Amos, Regina Hall, Ethan Suplee, P.J. Byrne
2. Def Comedy Jam: Primetime (1994)
8
1
Def Comedy Jam: Primetime
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Stan Lathan
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Ellen Cleghorne, Vincent Cook
3. Private Times (1991)
7
1
Private Times
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Stan Lathan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Wright, Michael Michele, Sure! Al B.
4. Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990)
7
1
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Almayvonne, Jack Axelrod, Gary Carlos Cervantes
5. A Little Bit Strange (1989)
8
1
A Little Bit Strange
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sydney Masterson
Director:
Jack Shea
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Warren, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Shawn Skie, Myra J.
6. Soul Train Comedy Awards (1993)
5
1
Soul Train Comedy Awards
5
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Ron de Moraes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tyra Banks, Debbie Allen, Ricky Bell, Bill Bellamy, Michael Lamont Bivins

Animation(s)

Kid 'n' Play (1990)
Kid 'n' Play
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Jack Angel, Alaina Reed-Hall, Tommy Davidson, Christopher Reid
Open Season (2006)
Open Season
PG
Plot:

 

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Boog (voice)
Director:
Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006)
Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Boog (voice)
Director:
Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Ashton Kutcher, Georgia Engel, Gordon Tootoosis, Cody Cameron

TV Shows and Videos

One Night Stand (1989)
One Night Stand
TV-MA
As:
Writer
Director:
David Grossman, John Fortenberry, Walter Williams, John Moffitt, Iris Dugow
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
1st Amendment Stand Up (2005)
1st Amendment Stand Up
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Rodney Saulsberry, Biz Markie, Doug Williams, Gary Owen, Dj Nabs
What's Happening Now! (1985)
What's Happening Now!
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alice Ghostley, Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Anne-Marie Johnson
Partners (2014)
Partners
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Marcus Jackson (10 episodes, 2014)
Director:
Rich Correll, Kelsey Grammer, Joe Regalbuto, Steve Zuckerman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Missi Pyle, Kelsey Grammer, Rory O'Malley, Edi Patterson
Love That Girl! (2010)
Love That Girl!
TV-PG
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tatyana Ali, Ben Vereen, Mark Adair-Rios, Peter Oldring, Bresha Webb