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The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s 

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Updated May 8, 2019 90 votes 13 voters 21 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite hip hop movies that were released between 2000 - 2009.

Which of these hip hop movies is the best of the 2000s? This list of hip hop films from the 2000s wouldn't be complete without 8 Mile starring Eminem.  But there are other great movies on this list like Notorious, a biographical hip hop movie that takes a look at the life of Christopher Wallace, also known as Notorious B.I.G. But are these the greatest hip hop or rap films released during the 2000s?

Other good hip hop films from the two-thousands include Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Hustle & Flow.

While most hip hop movies from the 2000s tend to be dramas there are a few comedies in there such as Janky Promoters and Malibu's Most Wanted. Vote up your favorite 2000s hip hop movies and vote down the rap movies that you didn't like to make sure the right film makes it to the top.

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8 Mile is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2002

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

8 Mile is a 2002 American hip-hop biopic film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger. The film ...more
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Notorious is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke

Released: 2009

Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.

Notorious is a 2009 American biographical film about the life of Christopher Wallace, an American rapper better known by the stage name The Notorious B.I.G. The film stars Jamal Woolard as ...more
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Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

Released: 2005

Directed by: Craig Brewer

Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American independent drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. It was released on July 22, 2005. Terrence ...more
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Brooklyn Babylon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Black Thought, Joanne Baron, Bonz Malone

Released: 2001

Directed by: Marc Levin

Brooklyn Babylon is a film directed by Marc Levin released on August 17, 2001.
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

This film​ is a 2005 American hip-hop biopic crime film starring 50 Cent. It is 50 Cent's first film as an actor. It was released on November 9, 2005, and was known as Locked and Loaded during ...more
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Malibu's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Giuliana Rancic

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Whitesell

Malibu's Most Wanted is a 2003 comedy film written by and starring Jamie Kennedy and co-starring Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Regina Hall, Damien Dante Wayans, Ryan O'Neal and ...more
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The Wackness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

The Wackness is a 2008 American coming-of-age drama film by Jonathan Levine and starring Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen, Famke Janssen, and Olivia Thirlby. The film is distributed by ...more
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Ali G Indahouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhona Mitra, Martin Freeman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Mylod

Ali G Indahouse is a 2002 British comedy film directed by Mark Mylod and starring the fictional character Ali G, who is written and performed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The character of Ali ...more
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Anne B. Real is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Ernie Hudson, Sherri Saum, David Zayas

Released: 2003

Directed by: Lisa France, Lisa France

Anne B. Real is a 2003 dramatic coming-of-age film by Lisa France and Luis Moro, starring David Zayas, Carlos Leon, Janice Richardson, Jackie Quinones, Eric Smith, Geronimo Frias Jr, Ernie ...more
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ATL is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
T.I., Lauren London, Big Boi

Released: 2006

Directed by: Chris Robinson

ATL is a 2006 American drama film, and the feature film directorial debut of music video director Chris Robinson. The screenplay was written by Tina Gordon Chism from an original story by ...more
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Big Money Hustlas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Mick Foley, Shaggy 2 Dope, Harland Williams

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Cafiero

Big Money Hustlas is a 2001 American comedy film directed by John Cafiero as his feature film debut. The film, an homage to exploitation films of the 1970s, focuses on a streetwise San Francisco ...more
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Brown Sugar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa

Brown Sugar is a 2002 American romantic comedy film written by Michael Elliott and Rick Famuyiwa, directed by Famuyiwa, and starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. The film is a story of a ...more
13
Carmen: A Hip Hopera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def, Bow Wow

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Townsend

Carmen: A Hip Hopera is a 2001 musical film produced for television by MTV and directed by Robert Townsend. The film stars Beyoncé Knowles in her debut acting role, Mos Def, Rah Digga, ...more
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Da Hip Hop Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Eminem, Vanilla Ice, Ja Rule

Released: 2004

Directed by: Dale Resteghini

Da Hip Hop Witch is a 2000 American horror/comedy film directed, produced and written by Dale Resteghini. The film is a parody of The Blair Witch Project, and features appearances by Eminem, Ja ...more
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Death of a Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Mariah Carey, Rashida Jones, Jamie Lynn Sigler

Released: 2005

Directed by: Damon Dash

Death of a Dynasty is a comedy film first screened in 2003. It is a satire of the hip hop music industry centered on Roc-A-Fella Records, and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Capone and Damon Dash. It ...more
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Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Esposito

Released: 2007

Directed by: Alejandro Chomski

Feel the Noise is a drama film written by Albert Leon, directed by Alejandro Chomski and produced by Jennifer Lopez. It was released on October 5, 2007 and stars Omarion, Giancarlo Esposito, ...more
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Marci X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Lisa Kudrow, Jane Krakowski, Damon Wayans

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Marci X is a 2003 American romantic comedy film, directed by Richard Benjamin and written by Paul Rudnick. It stars Lisa Kudrow as Jewish-American Princess Marci Feld, who has to take control of ...more
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Wave Twisters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Wave Twisters Buckethead, DJ QBert, Yogafrog

Released: 2001

Directed by: Eric Henry, Syd Garon

Wave Twisters is 2001 American animated film directed by Eric Henry and Syd Garon and based on DJ Q-Bert's album of the same name. It is known as the first turntablism-based musical. It is a mix ...more
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Janky Promoters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Ice Cube, Young Jeezy, Mike Epps

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcus Raboy

Janky Promoters is a 2009 comedy film, re-teaming Ice Cube and Mike Epps who play as "janky" promoters who book rapper Young Jeezy to play at their concert, only to fail at doing it ...more
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A Day in the Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Nadine Velazquez, Ray J, Michael Rapaport

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kirk Jones

A Day in the Life is a 2009 American musical crime film, written, directed by and starring Sticky Fingaz. The film co-stars Mekhi Phifer, Fredro Starr, Bokeem Woodbine and Omar Epps. It is the ...more
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Rome & Jewel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hip Hop Movies Of The 2000s
Nate Parker, John Rubinstein, Lindsey Haun

Released: 2006

Directed by: Charles T. Kanganis

Rome & Jewel is a 2006 hip-hop musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in Los Angeles that deals with interracial love. The film stars Nate Parker as Rome and ...more