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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.

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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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  • After losing his mother to murder as a boy, Marcus (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) has little support in his life. He starts working for drug dealer Levar (Bill Duke) and his assistant (Adewale ...more
  • The people of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit, a border, a boundary. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy Smith Jr. (Eminem) from where and who he wants to be. A ...more
  • Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 is a film directed by R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield, and Victor Mignatti released on Aug 21, 2007.
  • From Alabama's naked plains to Chicago's concrete jungle, there is no promised land.
  • DJay (Terrence Howard) is a pimp living day to day on the tough streets of Memphis, Tennessee. Pushing 40, he's tired of the life he's living and dreams of something greater. When he meets up with an ...more
  • Rhyme & Reason is a 1997 documentary film about rap and hip hop. Documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer interviewed over 80 significant artists in rap and hip hop music. This documentary explores the ...more
  • After many failed attempts to establish themselves as rappers, Albert (Chris Rock), Euripedes (Allen Payne) and Otis (Deezer D) get their big break when nightclub owner Gusto (Charlie Murphy) is ...more
  • This mock documentary follows sociologist Nina Blackburn (Kasi Lemmons) during the year she spends studying hip-hop artists Ice Cold (Rusty Cundieff), Tasty-Taste (Larry B. Scott), Tone Def (Mark ...more
  • Using interviews, photographs and home movies, this documentary presents the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. His mother, Afeni, is a Black Panther who spends part of her pregnancy in jail. Growing up in ...more
  • Backstage is a 2000 documentary film directed by Chris Fiore, chronicling the 1999 Hard Knock Life tour that featured several of hip hops top acts including Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man and Redman. ...more
  • The Art of 16 Bars is a 2005 American documentary film directed by Peter Spirer. Learn from the biggest MCs exactly how they achieved success. They share their approach to live performances and how ...more
  • 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 last ...more
  • 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 and ...more
  • 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. The ...more
  • Russell Walker (Blair Underwood) has started a new hip-hop and rap label called Krush Groove, which features a stellar list of acts that includes Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C. However, Walker doesn't ...more
  • Ray Joshua (Saul Williams), a talented black poet from the Washington, D.C., projects, is arrested on petty drug charges and thrown into the black hole that is the D.C. jail. There he meets the two ...more
  • The Show is a 1995 documentary film about hip hop music. It was directed by Brian Robbins and featured interviews with some of hip hop's biggest names. Def Jam founder Russell Simmons stars in and ...more
  • Wild Style is a 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn. Released theatrically in 1983 by First Run Features and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, it is regarded as the first ...more
  • Actor, writer and comic Dave Chappelle loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown and takes them to Brooklyn, N.Y. Once there, the travelers enjoy a concert featuring Kanye West, the Fugees, ...more
  • Just Another Day is a 2010 drama film directed by Peter Spirer.
  • Biggie & Tupac is a 2002 feature-length documentary film about murdered rappers Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and Tupac "2Pac" Shakur by Nick Broomfield. Broomfield suggests the two murders ...more
  • A feature length documentary film about the hip-hop DJ and today's "turntablist" movement. From the South Bronx in the `70s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, diggers, party-rockers ...more
  • An ambitious white reporter, David Katz (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), gets an assignment covering rappers Damon Dash (Capone) and Jay-Z (Robert Stapleton), during which he tries to insinuate himself into the ...more