The Best Rap Movies Films

The Best Rap Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must feature rap as a plot point.

A list of the best rap movies. All of the top films involving rap have been included, but if you believe we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. This list includes all types of rap: east coast, west coast, gangsta, hip hop, pop, etc. While rap itself might not be for everyone, the films that use rap as a central theme are surprisingly accessible. "8 Mile" is not just a great rap movie, it's great film in general. While the majority of the films on this list are dramas, some are also comedies. If you enjoy rap, or movies in general, you're bound to love at least some of the films on this list.


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    8 Mile

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

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    Notorious


    Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke

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    Juice


    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Hustle & Flow

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

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    Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard

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    Boyz in Tha Hood

    ranked low on reranks & added by mawetheking
    Boyz in Tha Hood ice cube shit and a gay ass nigga

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    added by Adam Stewart
    Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, Alexandra Shipp

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    Friday

    ranked low on reranks & added by Aunty_Semitist
    Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

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    House Party

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady

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    Tupac: Resurrection


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    Next Friday

    added by mawetheking
    Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps

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    Menace II Society

    ranked low on reranks & added by FernandoPeralta
    Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

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    CB4


    Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock

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    Friday After Next

    added by mawetheking
    Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams

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    Breakin'

    added by bojanthebest
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ice-T, Christopher McDonald

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    House Party 2


    Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Iman Abdulmajid

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    Gang Related

    added by HereshSniper
    Tupac Shakur, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid

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    Malibu's Most Wanted


    Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Giuliana Rancic

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    Romeo Must Die

    added by BrandonWaite
    Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX

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    Brown Sugar


    Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man

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    Krush Groove


    Chris Rock, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown

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    Beat Street


    Rae Dawn Chong, Mary Alice, Kadeem Hardison

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    Never Die Alone

    added by BrandonWaite
    DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette

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    Mac and Devin Go to High School

    added by PeteBoyle

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    House Party 3


    Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker

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    State Property

    added by BrandonWaite
    Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Damon Dash

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    King of Paper Chasin'

    added by dltriplebeam
    Piarry Oriol, DL Clark, Jason Rivera

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    State Property 2

    added by BrandonWaite
    Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Who's the Man?


    Ice-T, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac

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    The Carter

    new! & added by kaylee1111

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    Rhyme & Reason


    Sean Combs, E-40, MC Eiht

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    Bones

    added by Adam Stewart
    Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Bianca Lawson

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    Welcome to Death Row

    added by Adam Stewart
    Welcome to Death Row Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight

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    Idlewild


    Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, André 3000

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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    added by TerenceKumpf
    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 1999 American crime action film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Forest Whitaker stars as the title character, the

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    Ride

    about to drop off
    Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Malik Yoba

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