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, serious, melancholic, entertaining, dramatic and humorous films and TV shows about / with rap, hip hop, gangsters, culture clash, storytelling, mentor, redemption, friendship, dialogue and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Music and Crime 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), About a Boy (2002), Dangerous Minds (1995), Morris from America (2016), Beat Street (1984), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Friday (1995), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), Notorious (2009).

List of rap movies

 7.1
 251K
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: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, urban ghetto life, success, musician's life, rap, hip hop culture, factory worker, white rapper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, rap, rapper, police brutality, racism, gangster, rags to riches, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, ohio ...
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 7.0
 173K
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: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, unlikely friendships, coming of age, dating, womanizer, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, rap, profanity, hopes, teenage life, amusement park, school teacher, karate, naval officer, urban ghetto life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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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: light, talky, exciting, romanticism, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rap, culture clash, tutor, language barrier, coming of age, teenager, teenage boy, puberty, teenage girl, american in europe, teacher, 13 year old ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.6
 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: realistic, serious, harsh, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rap, dancing, subway, breakdance, graffiti, dance, music, love and romance, youth, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
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 7.8
 127K
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: tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, rapper, street gang, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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 7.3
 101K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, african american, weed, hip hop, ghetto, rapper, friends, rap, disorder, nothing goes right, bully, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
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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: serious, rough, stylized, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rapper, gangsters, ghetto, going straight, music, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, musician's life, redemption, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 6.7
 41K
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: sincere, serious, factual, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, fame, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, murder, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 7.3
 39K
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: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, hip hop culture, human spirit, once in a lifetime opportunity, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
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 4.2
 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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rapper, gang, friendship, lifestyle, musician's life, going straight, juvenile delinquency, artists and showbiz, drug dealing, social decay, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 9K
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, parody, satire, rap, wheelchair, jeep, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), hip hop culture, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
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 6.2
 29K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 96 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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gangsters, murder, life sentence, heroes, solitary, prison life, sport, african american, hip hop, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, mojave desert, las vegas, new jersey ...
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 6.4
 121
Modelar (2020)
Genre: Drama
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: suspense, intense, melancholic, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: professor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, university, terrorism, death of protagonist, police station, assassination attempt, brother sister relationship, bomb, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship, breakup ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2019
Place: tel aviv israel, central europe, prague czech republic, prague
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 6.4
 92
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hip hop, social misfits, misfit, cause and meaning, friendship, karaoke, bar, song, stabbing, rap, beautician, karaoke bar ...
Place: japan, asia
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 4.8
 587
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: cocaine, drug dealing, materialism, money, street, business, power, urban setting, rap, african american, hip hop, gun
Place: harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 3.4
 227
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, captivating, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, jazz, rivalry, rise to the top, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music, gangsters, family business, society, criminal's revenge, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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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.
Plot: aspiring musician, loneliness, friendship, mother daughter relationship, black american, rap, lie, kiss, wedding ring, photographer, necklace, sheep ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, college graduate, rap, family reunited, graduation, rules and policies ...
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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, melancholic, entertaining, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, hip hop, hip hop culture, music, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, self discovery, forbidden love, coming of age, friendship, rap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, hollywood, crimes, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states
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Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: funny, buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
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 5.9
 6K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, dance, rap, breakdancing, music, showbiz, disco, nightlife, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, california, australia
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In with Thieves (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tough-as-nails burglary crew from the streets, a Cuban cartel, heavy into voodoo, ruthless Albanian gangsters, and a blood diamond deal that erupts into all out violence. This throws the criminal underworld into chaos. Double-crosses and brazen ...
Plot: mafia, thief, crew, burglary, voodoo, rap, albanian, cartel, cuban, organized crime, urban, urban setting ...
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Knights Of The City (1986)
Genre: Action, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A street Gang that is also a rap group try to get a record contract
Plot: street gang, rap, punk rock, contest, rapper, musician, dancing, music competition, street life, rivals, gangsters, gang ...
Place: miami
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 6.0
 2K
The District (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an effort to end family feuding, a young gypsy travels back in time to kill mammoths to ensure Hungary becomes rich by killing mammoths in order to create a massive oil reservoir. Things don't go entirely according to plan...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, absurd
Plot: time travel, political satire, organized crime, escape, terrorism, hypocrisy, oil well, subculture, social decay, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 24K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, violence, basketball, graphic violence, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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 3.5
 12K
Dance Flick (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Street dancer, Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as they enter in the mother of all dance battles.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hip hop, parody, contests and competitions, youth, dancer's life, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 6K
City of Lies (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve his biggest case -- the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur -- but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Jack Jackson, a reporter ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: true crime, murder investigation, police officer killed, undercover agent, interview, police corruption, rap, uncover truth, law enforcement, partners, police detective, mystery ...
Time: year 2015, year 1997
Place: los angeles, las vegas
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