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A list of the best rap movies. All of the top films involving rap have been included, but if you believe we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. This list includes all types of rap: east coast, west coast, gangsta, hip hop, pop, etc. While rap itself might not be for everyone, the films that use rap as a central theme are surprisingly accessible. "8 Mile" is not just a great rap movie, it's great film in general. While the majority of the films on this list are dramas, some are also comedies. If you enjoy rap, or movies in general, you're bound to love at least some of the films on this list.
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8 Mile Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy 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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Straight Outta Compton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Movies
Adam Stewart added Straight Outta Compton O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical film directed by F. Gary Gray. The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and ...more

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Aunty_Semitist added Friday Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more

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Notorious Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke Notorious is a 2009 American biographical film about the life and murder of Christopher Wallace, an American rapper better known by the stage name The Notorious B.I.G. The film stars Jamal ...more

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Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah Juice is a 1992 American crime 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 ...more

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard Get Rich or Die Tryin '​ 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 ...more

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Hustle & Flow Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard 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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FernandoPeralta added Menace II Society Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton Menace II Society is a 1993 drama/hood film and the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. Set in South Central Los Angeles, the film follows the life of a hoodlum named ...more

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Tupac: Resurrection Tupac: Resurrection is a 2003 American documentary film about the life and death of rapper Tupac Shakur. The film, directed by Lauren Lazin and released by Paramount Pictures, is narrated by ...more

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House Party 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

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HereshSniper added Gang Related Tupac Shakur, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid Gang Related is a 1997 American crime thriller film written and directed by Jim Kouf starring James Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Dennis Quaid, Lela Rochon, David Paymer and James Earl Jones. The film ...more

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CB4 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

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BrandonWaite added Romeo Must Die Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. ...more

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Malibu's Most Wanted Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Giuliana Rancic 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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BrandonWaite added Never Die Alone DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette Never Die Alone is a 2004 crime thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Donald Goines.

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House Party 2 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

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BrandonWaite added State Property Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Damon Dash State Property is a 2002 American crime film starring Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Memphis Bleek and Damon Dash. Rapper Jay-Z appears in a cameo role. It was produced by Roc-A-Fella Films and ...more

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BrandonWaite added State Property 2 Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Roselyn Sánchez State Property 2 is a 2005 American crime film directed by Damon Dash and produced and distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. A sequel to 2002's State Property, the film stars rap artists and ...more

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bojanthebest added Breakin' Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ice-T, Christopher McDonald Breakin', released as Breakdance: The Movie or Break Street '84 in some countries, is a 1984 breakdancing-themed film directed by Joel Silberg. The film setting was inspired by a 1983 German ...more

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All Eyez On Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Movies
1519704292721 added All Eyez On Me Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan All Eyez on Me is a 2017 American biographical drama film about hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian.

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Brown Sugar Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man 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

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Adam Stewart added Welcome to Death Row Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records.

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Krush Groove Chris Rock, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown Krush Groove is a 1985 Warner Bros. film that was written by Ralph Farquhar and directed by Michael Schultz. This film is based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings and up-and-coming record ...more

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Beat Street Rae Dawn Chong, Mary Alice, Kadeem Hardison Beat Street is an American 1984 drama film featuring New York City hip hop culture of the early 1980s; breakdancing, DJing, and graffiti. It began with a script written by Steven Hager titled ...more

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House Party 3 Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker House Party 3 is a 1994 comedy film, starring Kid 'n Play and Bernie Mac and TLC. It is the third and intended final installment of the House Party film series. This was to be the last film in ...more

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TerenceKumpf added Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 1999 American crime action film written and directed by Jim JarmuschForest Whitaker stars as the title character, the mysterious "Ghost Dog", a hitman in the employ of the Mafia, who follows the ancient code of the samurai as outlined in the book of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's recorded sayings,Hagakure. Critics have noted similarities between the movie and Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 film Le Samouraï. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 1999 American crime action film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Forest Whitaker stars as the title character, the mysterious "Ghost Dog", a ...more

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Adam Stewart added Bones Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Bianca Lawson Bones is a 2001 American horror film directed by Ernest Dickerson. It is about a gangster that comes back from the dead to avenge his murder. The film stars Snoop Dogg as the title character ...more

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kaylee1111 added The Carter The Carter is a 2009 documentary film about American hip hop recording artist Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., better known as Lil Wayne. The film was directed by Adam Bhala Lough and produced by ...more

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Who's the Man? 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

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Rhyme & Reason Sean Combs, E-40, MC Eiht 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 ...more

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dltriplebeam added King of Paper Chasin' Piarry Oriol, DL Clark, Jason Rivera

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Idlewild Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, André 3000 Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. The film stars André 3000 and Big Boi of the hip hop duo Outkast, and Idlewild ...more

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Ride Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Malik Yoba Ride is an American comedy film, written and directed by Millicent Shelton. The film stars Fredro Starr, Malik Yoba, and Melissa De Sousa. The film is sometimes confused with The Ride, another ...more