"My favorite romantic movie of recent times is definitely 'The Notebook.'
"It's just a great love story with a great script, great direction and great acting. Everything about it is top-notch. It's one of those rare romantic movies that you can watch again and again.
"Plus, my wife liked that one, so that basically moves it to the top no matter what."
Mark Wahlberg produced and starred in "The Fighter," currently nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He's currently shooting the thriller "Contraband," slated to release in early 2012.