Hip hop movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hip hop movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, entertaining, humorous, feel good, serious and sexy films and TV shows about / with hip hop, mentor, dialogue, gangsters, urban, runaway, culture clash, storytelling, brutality and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hip hop: 8 Mile (2002), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Hustle & Flow (2005), Notorious (2009), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), Cool as Ice (1991), You Got Served (2004), Honey (2003), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Black & White (1999).

List of hip hop movies

 7.1
 285K
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: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, hopes ...
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, captivating, suspense, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, music, racism, rapper, rap, rags to riches, gang, gangsters, police brutality, musician's life, fighting the system, aids ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1989, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin, 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, bleak, touching, emotional, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, musician, midlife crisis, hip hop culture, music, rap, career, drug abuse, friendship, gangsters, singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, los angeles, tennessee, usa, mount everest ...
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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, death, gang, gangsters, hip hop culture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, 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, ghetto, redemption, music, gang, rags to riches, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 2.8
 10K
Cool as Ice (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Johnny, a freewheeling, motorcycle-riding musician, rolls into a small town with his band, and meets Kathy, an honor student who catches his eye. Meanwhile, Kathy's father, after being in the Witness Protection Program, is finally found by the ...
Style: humorous, intense, melancholic, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, music, gang, romance, biker, adaptation, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, love affair, teenage love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
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 3.8
 28K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: humorous, intense, stylized, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, betrayal, competition, follow your dream, rivalry, dance performance, ambition, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.3
 46K
Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, inspirational, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, love and romance, cheerleading, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenager, choreographer, ambition, sexual harassment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
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 7.8
 140K
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, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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Black & White (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, high school, interracial relations, crimes, athlete's life, culture clash, society, musician's life, racism, city life, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 119K
Step Up (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sweet, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, happy ending, dance school, ballet, love and romance, music, teenage love, romance, teen romance, dancer, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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 6.4
 10K
Brown Sugar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They've known each other since they met as children, when both ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: hip hop, romance, friendship, infidelity, music, love triangle, black romance, fall in love, looking for love, couples, happy ending, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, san francisco
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 7.2
 112K
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, marijuana, weed, hip hop, ghetto, rapper, drugs, bully, friendship, rap, friends, hip hop culture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, usa, south central los angeles
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 6.6
 16K
Above the Rim (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Style: light, stylized, humorous, buddy movie, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, basketball, gang, gangsters, african american, high school, sport, coming of age, black man, violence, death, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage love, dancer, dancer's life, youth, ballet, contests and competitions, breakdance, dance contest, high school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, street gang, crimes, hip hop, murder, gangsters, friendship, police brutality, gang, organized crime, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
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 6.1
 12K
ATL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.
Style: feel good, stylized, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, coming of age, friendship, ambition, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, self discovery, social differences, teenage life, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: usa, london, hawaii, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 6.4
 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, light, harsh, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, rap, gangsters, music, breakdance, subway, coming of age, fight scenes, finnish, creativity, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, san francisco, usa ...
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 6.1
 58K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, romantic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, happy ending, hip hop, contests and competitions, young lovers, high school, music, love and romance, romance, youth, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 27K
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: sexy, tense, neo noir, dramatic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, gangsters, coming of age, friendship, crimes, teenager, crime gone awry, murder, urban ghetto, street gang ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
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 5.9
 34K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, dance contest, romance, teenager, follow your dream, rivalry, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, victory, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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 5.3
 2K
Whiteboyz (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, friendship, follow your dream, fish out of water, culture clash, americana, teenage life, gangsters, youth, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, usa
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Save the Last Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, interracial romance, dancer's life, ballet, hip hop, high school, romance, teenage love, teenager, music, coming of age, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, new york, san francisco
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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, disturbing, inspirational ...
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 5.8
 6K
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: feel good, humorous, psychotronic, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, music, teenager, gangsters, rap, street kid, culture clash, redneck, chase, childhood ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, los angeles, australia, california
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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, parody, sexy, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, music, gangsters, rap, hip hop culture, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, first contact, catastrophe, destiny, brutality ...
Time: 90s
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 4.5
 23K
Soul Plane (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, parody, absurd, twist ending, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: weed, hip hop, airplane, nudity (full frontal - brief), stupidity, fantasy world, society, black people, disorder, music, strong sexual content, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 4K
Let It Shine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: hip hop, teenage life, rapper, teenage love, hip hop culture, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, performer's life, dream come true, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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 6.1
 96K
Bring It On (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cheerleader, cheerleading, teenager, teenage girl, dancing, hip hop, popular girl, initially antagonists, believe in yourself, sport, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, california, usa, san diego california
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 7.2
 85K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: feel good, realistic, suspense, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, coming of age, gangsters, friendship, school, african american, hip hop, adolescence, drugs, gang, geek, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: los angeles, california, harvard university, usa
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