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The Best R-Rated Hip Hop Movies

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List of R-Rated hip hop movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated hip hop movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Hip hop movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated hip hop movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Hip hop movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Hip hop films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Hip hop film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list features hip hop movies from the 2000s like 8 Mile, Notorious, and more.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated hip hop movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated hip hop movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new hip hop movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great hip hop movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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  • Hustle & Flow1
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    5

    Hustle & Flow

    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Brewer

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  • CB42
    22
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    CB4

    Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released1993

    Directed byTamra Davis

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  • Tupac: Resurrection3
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  • 8 Mile4
    19
    3

    8 Mile

    Eminem, Kim Basinger

    Released2002

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • Get Rich or Die Tryin'5
    17
    2

    Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    50 Cent, Viola Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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  • Rhyme & Reason6
    15
    3

    Rhyme & Reason

    Sean Combs, E-40

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Spirer

  • The Show7
    17
    5

    The Show

    Snoop Dogg, Sean Combs

    Released1995

    Directed byBrian Robbins

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  • Biggie & Tupac8
    14
    4

    Biggie & Tupac

    Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight

    Released2002

    Directed byNick Broomfield

  • Slam9
    14
    3

    Slam

    Saul Williams, Marion Barry

    Released1998

    Directed byMarc Levin

  • Just Another Day10
    12
    4

    Just Another Day

    Ja Rule, Big Daddy Kane

    Released2010

    Directed byPeter Spirer

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  • Krush Groove11
    8
    2

    Krush Groove

    Chris Rock, LL Cool J

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Schultz

  • Wild Style12
    16
    13

    Wild Style

    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Lady Pink

    Released1983

    Directed byCharlie Ahearn

  • Fade to Black13
    8
    4

    Fade to Black

    Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly

    Released2004

    Directed byPat Paulsen, Michael John Warren, Patrick Paulson

  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party14
    14
    12

    Released2006

    Directed byMichel Gondry

  • King of Kings15
    8
    7

    King of Kings

    Sean Combs

    Released2005

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  • Death of a Dynasty16
    10
    9

    Death of a Dynasty

    Mariah Carey, Rashida Jones

    Released2005

    Directed byDamon Dash

  • Scratch17
    10
    9

    Scratch

    DJ Shadow, Afrika Bambaataa

    Released2001

    Directed byDoug Pray

  • The Bros.18
    12
    13

    The Bros.

    Shaquille O'Neal, Ludacris

    Released2007

    Directed byJonathan Figg

  • Bling Bling19
    6
    6

    Bling Bling

    Mark Clayborne, Daniel Nardangelt

    Released2002

    Directed byMark Clayborne

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  • Grittin II: Get It in Tha Rock20
    8
    9

    Grittin II: Get It in Tha Rock

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  • Know Thy Enemy21
    6
    7

    Know Thy Enemy

    Susie Abromeit, David Superville

    Released2009

    Directed byLeo Cipolla

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  • Da Hip Hop Witch22
    6
    7

    Da Hip Hop Witch

    Eminem, Vanilla Ice

    Released2004

    Directed byDale Resteghini

  • Play'd: A Hip-Hop Story23
    0
    4

    Play'd: A Hip-Hop Story

    Toni Braxton, Craig Robinson

    Released2002

    Directed byOz Scott

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  • Fear of a Black Hat24
    6
    13

    Fear of a Black Hat

    Faizon Love, Kasi Lemmons

    Released1994

    Directed byRusty Cundieff

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  • Identity Crisis25
    4
    2

    Identity Crisis

    Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

    Released1989

    Directed byMelvin Van Peebles

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