The Best R-Rated Hip Hop Movies 

Updated September 24, 2019 339 votes 45 voters 2k views 50 items

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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.

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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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What kind of directors have worked on R Hip hop movies movies in the past? Michel Gondry and Melvin Van Peebles both have, as have other great directors.

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50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

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Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2002

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

Released: 2005

Directed by: Craig Brewer

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Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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Sean Combs, E-40, MC Eiht

Released: 1997

Directed by: Peter Spirer

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Faizon Love, Kasi Lemmons, Mark Christopher Lawrence

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rusty Cundieff

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Released: 2003

Directed by: Lauren Lazin

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Saul Williams, Marion Barry, Sonja Sohn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Marc Levin

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Snoop Dogg, Sean Combs, The Notorious B.I.G.

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight, Nick Broomfield

Released: 2002

Directed by: Nick Broomfield

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Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Lady Pink, Fab Five Freddy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Charlie Ahearn

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Ja Rule, Big Daddy Kane, Trick Daddy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Peter Spirer

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Mariah Carey, Rashida Jones, Jamie Lynn Sigler

Released: 2005

Directed by: Damon Dash

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DJ Shadow, Afrika Bambaataa, Z-Trip

Released: 2001

Directed by: Doug Pray

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King of Kings Sean Combs

Released: 2005

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Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Missy Elliott

Released: 2004

Directed by: Pat Paulsen, Michael John Warren, Patrick Paulson

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Chris Rock, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown

Released: 1985

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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Shaquille O'Neal, Ludacris, Vanilla Ice

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jonathan Figg

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Grittin II: Get It in Tha Rock

Released: 2007

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Eminem, Vanilla Ice, Ja Rule

Released: 2004

Directed by: Dale Resteghini

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Know Thy Enemy Susie Abromeit, David Superville, Talia O'Neal

Released: 2009

Directed by: Leo Cipolla

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Bling Bling Mark Clayborne, Daniel Nardangelt, Shaheed Hooper

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Clayborne

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Kill the Record Labels 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Bun B

Released: 2008

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Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 R. Kelly, LeShay Tomlinson, Eric Lane

Released: 2007

Directed by: R. Kelly, Victor Mignatti, Jim Swaffield