Rap movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rap movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, entertaining, serious, light and talky films and TV shows about / with rap, hip hop, music, musician's life, rapper, african american, urban, hip hop culture, gangsters and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rap: 8 Mile (2002), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), Killa Season (2006), Turn It Up (2000), Hustle & Flow (2005), CB4 (1993), Notorious (2009), Morris from America (2016), Queens (2021).

List of rap movies

 7.2
 291K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, harsh, lyrical, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, follow your dream, success, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, street gang, musician, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, suspense, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, racism, rags to riches, gang, rap, gangsters, rapper, fighting the system, police brutality, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, usa ...
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: stylized, harsh, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, rapper, rap, redemption, music, gang, ghetto, rags to riches, urban ghetto life, going straight, hip hop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 4.8
 634
Killa Season (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Flea was a basketball player, happy with his subtle hustle, until a Dominican connect introduced him to a new way to spread the work and make money.
Plot: rap, hip hop, drug dealing, cocaine, materialism, business, power, money, african american, urban setting, criminality, urban ...
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city
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 4.1
 1K
Turn It Up (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: hip hop, rap, gang, friendship, musician's life, lifestyle, social decay, addiction, down on your luck, juvenile delinquency, artists and showbiz, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 41K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, emotional, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, midlife crisis, music, hip hop culture, rapper, musician, rap, career, friendship, drug abuse, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, los angeles, tennessee, usa, mount everest ...
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 6.2
 10K
CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: funny, humorous, sexy, satirical, parody ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rap, gangsters, hip hop culture, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, farce, revenge, corruption, first contact, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
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 6.6
 44K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: factual, melancholic, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, music, murder, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, fame, rap, gang, gangsters, death, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Morris from America (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.
Style: sincere, humorous, talky, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, rap, teenage girl, culture clash, language barrier, puberty, teenage boy, african american, school, performance, boy girl relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.5
 2K
Queens (2021)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Estranged and out-of-touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches—their ‘90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.
Style: captivating, entertaining, queer cinema
Plot: rap, hip hop, ambitious woman, music band, reunited friends, desire for fame, escapades, rising to stardom, performer, musician's life, ambition, female singer ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
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 7.2
 115K
Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: african american, weed, marijuana, hip hop, ghetto, rapper, friendship, rap, friends, gang, friendship between men, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california, south central los angeles
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 8.3
 19K
DAVE (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban neurotic man in his late 20s has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world.
Style: humorous, light, funny, sweet, visually appealing ...
Plot: rap, popularity, career, fame, heroes, friends, youth, family relations, rivalry, bipolar disorder, rapper, white rapper ...
Place: los angeles
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 7.8
 142K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, african american, poverty, urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, rapper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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 7.1
 185K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, kids, family outing ...
Plot: coming of age, father son relationship, friendship, dating, dysfunctional family, bullying, loneliness, christmas, mentor, motherhood, childhood, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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 6.5
 4K
Beat Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Style: melancholic, talky, light, harsh, affectionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, rap, gangsters, music, subway, runaway, school, culture clash, dysfunctional family, rock and roll, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, san francisco, usa ...
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 6.6
 3K
Mogul Mowgli (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zed, a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour, when a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family ...
Style: serious, compassionate, realistic, poignant, dark ...
Plot: rap, rapper, illness, family, doctors and patients, career, direction and purpose, dream, aspiration, social relations, treatment, sick ...
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The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.
Style: stylized, uplifting, feel good, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: rap, hip hop, female protagonist, follow your dream, musician's life, ambition, music business, best friends, life philosophy, second chance, dream, career ...
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 6.8
 10K
Patti Cake$ (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, sad
Plot: rap, aspiring musician, black american, rapper, fat woman, loneliness, friendship, aspiration, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, depression, overweight woman ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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The Queen of Flow (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After spending seventeen years in prison unfairly, a talented songwriter seeks revenge on the men who sank her and killed her family.
Style: brutal, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, dark
Plot: revenge, rap, betrayal, change of heart, dream, family problems, musician's life, death, imprisonment, business, family business, musician ...
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 6.1
 33K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: suspense, intense, talky, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, boxing, gangsters, fight, sport, violence, hip hop, life sentence, martial arts, mafia, gang, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, california, new jersey, usa, mojave desert ...
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 6.1
 256
Modelar (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Droneman is about Chemist and Fly Navigator Pavel and his friend Bussinessman and free time Rapper Plech. Pavel has strong sense of justice and wishes to fix wrongs with the World while Plech dreams about Big money and secure life. Their common ...
Style: intense, captivating, disturbing, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: war crime, professor, terrorism, university, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, politician, politics, friendship, terrorist, friend, friendship between men, rap ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2019
Place: central europe, tel aviv israel, prague
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 6.4
 106
Saudade (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A film that explores the true meaning of a word by medical professionals, feelings of real people and the images that represent the word to the filmmaker. The viewer will get into a journey through true stories and feelings, chasing the true meaning ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, misfit, social misfits, cause and meaning, friendship, rap, hip hop culture, friends, musician's life, pop culture, japanese culture, humour ...
Place: japan, asia
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Freaknik: The Musical (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A rap group heads to Atlanta to participate in Atlanta's revived Freaknik festival.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, adult animation, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, contests and competitions, youth, ghetto, black man, rapper, marijuana, money, party ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, georgia, atlanta, new orleans, atlanta georgia
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 3.3
 251
Know Thy Enemy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nemesis is the hottest rapper in rap's hottest city; Miami, the 305. But he has a little secret...he's not really a rapper. A record label discovers Nate's talent, and offers to make him a star, as a rapper. They create Nemesis, a Hip ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, entertaining, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, jazz, rivalry, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, gangsters, music, showbiz, drug dealing, follow your dream, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa
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Beauty and the Bastard (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Modern finnish movie about two very different young adults that after a chance meeting end up making music together and fall in love. While Nellis parents have the perfect career and man planned, she dreams of becoming a singer. Through a chance ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, entertaining, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: music, hip hop, hip hop culture, love and romance, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, friendship, rap, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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 5.8
 7K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, splatter, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, music, teenager, gangsters, street kid, rap, culture clash, ghetto, runaway, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, los angeles, australia, california
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 4.8
 326
Zeta (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alex, a poor italian guy living on the streets of Rome finally realizes his dream of becoming a rap singer, known as Zeta. He will find himself in the world of hip-hop in a flash, having to struggle against the severity of the real world and his ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: rapper, price of fame, musician's life, music, musician, rap star, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, rap, desire for fame
Place: italy
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Comment c'est Loin (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After ten years of doing nothing, Orel and Gringe are in their mid 30s and they struggle to finish their first rap album. Their texts are mostly sex jokes and booze stories and reflect the everyday life they have in a small town from France. The ...
Style: satirical, semi serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: musician, record producer, singer, satire, friendship, music business, rap, rapper, problem, musician's life, music
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 7.0
 4K
Marlon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A loving (but immature) father is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way ...
Style: humorous, light, witty, mumblecore, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: african american, family, family relations, youth, rap, marriage, lifestyle, love, black cast, man child, ex husband ex wife relationship, black family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Rollin' with the Nines (2006)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: gangsters, rap, revenge, hip hop, gang, hip hop culture, crimes, drug abuse, rapper, drug dealer, drug crime, rape and revenge ...
Place: london
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