Tupac Shakur Movies List: Ranked Best to Worst By Fans

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List of the best Tupac Shakur movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tupac's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, but the order of this Tupac movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only hist most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list. Tupac Shakur has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tupac Shakur movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tupac Shakur films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tupac Shakur role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tupac Shakur performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of a variety of films, including Gang Related and Nothing but Trouble and answers the questions, "What are the best Tupac Shakur movies?" and "What are the greatest Tupac Shakur roles of all time?"

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  • Juice
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    579 votes

    Tupac Shakur portrays the compelling role of Bishop, the magnetic leader of a group of four friends living in Harlem. They dabble in petty crime until they decide to up the stakes and knock off a convenience store. Though Bishop has the gun, it's Q, played by Omar Epps, who has different aspirations - he dreams of being a DJ and has a gig the same night as the robbery. The conflict between Q and Bishop, who refuses to take no for an answer, adds powerful tension to the plot. Shakur's intensity and commanding presence contribute to the film's lasting influence on the genre.

    • Actors: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Cindy Herron Braggs
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

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  • Above the Rim
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    407 votes

    In Above the Rim, Tupac Shakur plays the role of a drug dealer who forms a complex bond with a high-school basketball star. The character portrays the gritty reality of street life, with his troubled past and moral dilemmas adding depth and dimension to the plot. 

    • Actors: Duane Martin, Leon, Tupac Shakur, David Bailey, Tonya Pinkins
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Jeff Pollack

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  • Poetic Justice
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    485 votes

    In his dramatic turn in Poetic Justice, Tupac Shakur played Lucky, a postal worker alongside Chicago and Iesha. Lucky finds an unlikely connection with Janet Jackson's character, Justice, as they embark on a road trip that forces them to confront their innermost emotions. Shakur's performance as Lucky is a testament to his acting chops and ability to bring depth and complexity to his roles. 

    • Actors: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Maya Angelou
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: John Singleton

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  • Gridlock'd
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    318 votes

    Tupac Shakur plays the role of Spoon, a highly talented jazz musician who, along with his bandmate Stretch, grapples with addiction to heroin. When their friend and bandmate overdoses, they decide to get clean and start anew. However, their journey is strewn with bureaucratic hurdles and the ire of both police and drug lords. As Spoon and Stretch struggle through their withdrawals, the film takes a reflective turn as the two characters contemplate the choices that led them to their current predicament. Gridlock'd is a powerful portrayal of the tough choices one must make to break free from addiction.

    • Actors: Tim Roth, Tupac Shakur, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer, Howard Hesseman
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Vondie Curtis Hall

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  • Gang Related
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    299 votes

    This crime drama features the late Tupac Shakur in a riveting role as one of two corrupt cops. As Divinci, he and his partner Rodriguez are involved in a twisted plot to sell drugs and cover their tracks by murdering those who get in the way. But when things turn deadly, and a DEA agent is killed, the duo must find a scapegoat to take the fall. Enter a homeless alcoholic known only as Joe Doe. Shakur's performance adds depth and nuance to a story that explores the dark underbelly of law enforcement and the deadly consequences of absolute power.

    • Actors: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid, James Earl Jones
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Jim Kouf

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  • Tupac: Live at the House of Blues
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    183 votes

    Tupac: Live at the House of Blues

    This iconic film showcases Tupac Shakur's unparalleled talent as a performer in a live concert context. As a central figure in the development of West Coast hip-hop, Tupac's presence is nothing short of electric, drawing in fans from all over the world with his powerful lyrics and captivating style. 

    • Released: 2005