The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite hip hop movies released between 1990 - 1999.

Which of these '90s hip hop movies is the best of the decade? This list of hip hop films from the 1990s wouldn't be complete without House Party or the two sequels.  CB4, a comedy about a fictional rap group CB4 is another great hip hop movie from the '90s. But are these the greatest hip hop or rap films released during the '90s?

Other good hip hop films from the nineteen-nineties include Class Act and Slam.

While most '90s hip hop movies tend to be dramas there are a few comedies in there such as Phat Beach with Coolio and Who's The Man. Vote up your favorite '90s 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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Who's the Man? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Ice-T, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac
Who's the Man? is a 1993 thriller comedy film, directed by Ted Demme, in his feature film directing debut. The film stars Yo! MTV Raps hosts Doctor Dré and Ed Lover as its two main ...more
CB4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock
CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film follows a fictional rap group named 'CB4', named after the prison block in which the group was ...more
House Party 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Iman Abdulmajid
House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New Line Cinema, and returns most of the cast of the first film along with new cast members such as Queen ...more
Juice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah
Juice is a 1992 American drama thriller directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, written by Ernest R. Dickerson and Gerard Brown. It stars rapper Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. Additional cast members ...more
House Party is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady
House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from ...more
Class Act is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine
Class Act is a 1992 comedy film, directed by Randall Miller and starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. An urban retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, the screenplay is by Cynthia ...more
Cool as Ice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Cool as Ice
Naomi Campbell, Vanilla Ice, Kathryn Morris
Cool as Ice is a 1991 American musical romance film directed by David Kellogg and starring rapper Vanilla Ice in his feature film debut. The film focuses on the character of Johnny Van Owen, a ...more
Streets Is Watching is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Streets Is Watching
Dania Ramirez, Damon Dash, Gano Grills
Streets Is Watching is a musical film in which Jay-Z compiles many of his unreleased music videos into a continuous film. The film takes place in Jay-Z's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. ...more
House Party 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker


Slam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Saul Williams, Marion Barry, Sonja Sohn
Slam is a 1998 independent film starring Saul Williams and Sonja Sohn. It tells the story of a young African-American man whose talent for poetry is hampered by his social background. It won the ...more
Fear of a Black Hat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Faizon Love, Kasi Lemmons, Mark Christopher Lawrence
Fear of a Black Hat is a 1994 American mockumentary film on the evolution and state of American hip hop music. The film's title is derived from the 1990 Public Enemy album Fear of a Black ...more
High School High is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Tia Carrere, Jon Lovitz, Louise Fletcher
High School High is a 1996 comedy film about an inner city high school in the Los Angeles, California area, starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, Louise Fletcher, Malinda Williams, and ...more
Whiteboyz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Dr. Dre, Piper Perabo, Fat Joe
Whiteboyz is a 1999 American film. The independent, limited release was written by Danny Hoch, Garth Belcon, Henri M. Kessler, Richard Stratton, and Marc Levin, and directed by Levin. The film ...more
Hot Boyz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Snoop Dogg, Gary Busey, Master P
Hot Boyz is a 1999/2000 action film written and directed by Master P. It stars Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, and Mystikal. This film started a brief rivalry between No Limit Records and Cash ...more
Thicker than Water is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Thicker than Water
Ice Cube, Big Pun, Fat Joe
Thicker Than Water is a 1999 film starring a host of rappers and urban entertainers such as Fat Joe, Mack 10, Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Big Pun, and others. The film contains rappers from both the East ...more
Phat Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Hip Hop Movies
Coolio, Tommy Lister, Brian Hooks
Phat Beach is a 1996 American comedy film, written and directed by Doug Ellin, which stars Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Coolio and Brian Hooks.