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, serious, humorous, entertaining, rough and stylized films and TV shows about / with hip hop, gangsters, culture clash, mentor, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe and stereotypes plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, 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), You Got Served (2004), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Honey (2003), Step Up (2006), Cool as Ice (1991).

List of hip hop movies

 7.1
 246K
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, gloomy, lyrical, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, musician's life, white rapper, urban ghetto life, human spirit, contests and competitions, racial slur, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 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, police brutality, rapper, rap, gangster, rags to riches, racism, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1990 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, new york ...
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 7.3
 38K
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, human spirit, hip hop culture, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, mount everest, egypt ...
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 6.7
 40K
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, rising to stardom, murder, urban ghetto life, fame, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, 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, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 3.9
 26K
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: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, dancer's life, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.8
 123K
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: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, street gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, tragic event, party ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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 5.4
 43K
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, exciting, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
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 6.5
 109K
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, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dance, dance school, love and romance, music, dancer, hip hop, teen romance, teenage love, ballet, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, san francisco
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 2.9
 9K
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, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, music, youth, rebelliousness, teenage life, romance, teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, young lovers, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
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 6.5
 8K
Brown Sugar (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music
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, semi serious, touching, humorous, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, friendship, infidelity, romance, looking for love, fall in love, music, black romance, couples, music business, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, san francisco
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, talky, controversial ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, interracial relations, high school, athlete's life, crimes, crime, culture clash, racism, social differences, city life, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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 5.3
 2K
Whiteboyz (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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, slang, cynical ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, americana, culture clash, fish out of water, crimes, misfit, teenage love, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, chicago illinois
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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, atmospheric, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, violence, rivalry, ambition, graphic violence, basketball ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 98K
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, hip hop, rapper, friends, weed, rap, ghetto, disorder, nothing goes right, drugs, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, south central los angeles, new jersey
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 4.5
 22K
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, not serious, realistic, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, airplane, society, drugs/alcohol, disorder, strong sexual content, music, black people, weed, airline, parody, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, teenage love, youth, dancer's life, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, rivalry, music, follow your dream, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 3.3
 229
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, disturbing, inspirational, captivating ...
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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 6.0
 149
The Beat (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, going straight, follow your dream, musician's life, drug dealing, artists and showbiz, hopes, society, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.4
 37K
Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: music, hip hop, artists and showbiz, rapper, musician's life, family relations, ambition, sibling rivalry, workplace, couple relations, brother brother relationship, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.5
 3K
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, breakdance, graffiti, subway, dance, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicling the controversial career of bad boys N.W.H. (Niggaz With Hats), this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues. This underground laugh riot recounts the rise, fall and resurrection of a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, parody, rivalry, mexican standoff, music, musician, silly humor, friends, figment, hip hop culture, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
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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, wheelchair, jeep, rap, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, buddies, music band, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
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 6.4
 3K
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hip hop, rapper, teenage life, teenage love, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, performer's life, follow your dream, dream come true, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
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 7.2
 523
Wave Twisters (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A crew of heroes is determined to save the lost arts of Hip Hop. Break Dancing, Graffiti, MCing, and DJing from total extinction. The lost arts are being oppressed throughout inner-space by lord Ook and his evil minions the Chinheads. The dental ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, surreal, cult film
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, adventure, good versus evil, ambition, heroic mission, destiny, battles, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
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, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 25K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., united states ...
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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, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, hip hop, crime, coming of age, graduation, police brutality, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.1
 11K
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, serious, touching, rough, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: hip hop, coming of age, friendship, drug dealing, ambition, crimes, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, siblings relations, social differences, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, london, hawaii
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 6.1
 66K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hip hop, gang war, gangsters, murder, vengeance, true love, investigation, track down, rivalry, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
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