Hip Hop Artists The Best Tupac Shakur Movies  

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List of the best Tupac Shakur movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tupac Shakur's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Tupac Shakur movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tupac Shakur 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.

List is made up of a variety of films, including Gang Related and Nothing but Trouble.

"This list 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tupac Shakur Movies
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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 members include Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Khalil Kain, and Samuel L. Jackson; the film features cameo appearances by Queen Latifah, EPMD, Special Ed, Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Flex Alexander, Fab Five Freddy, Yo-Yo, Donald Faison and Treach. The film was directed by cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson who has directed and written other Hollywood films such as Surviving the Game and Bulletproof as well as some television series such as ER and The Wire. The film touches on the lives of four youths growing up in ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Omar Epps, Donald Faison, + more

Initial Release: 1992

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

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#24 on List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#46 on The Best Movies of 1992

#2 on 30+ Great Movies About Urban Teens

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Poetic Justice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tupac Shakur Movies
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Poetic Justice is a 1993 drama/romance film starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur with Regina King and Joe Torry. It was written and directed by John Singleton. The main character, Justice, writes beautiful poems which she recites throughout the movie. The poems are in fact by Maya Angelou. Angelou also appears in the movie as one of the three elderly sisters, May, June and April whom the characters meet at a roadside family reunion. The Last Poets make an appearance toward the end of the film. Poetic Justice reached #1 in the box office its opening weekend, grossing $11,728,455. It eventually grossed a total of $27,515,786. Jackson received nominations for the Academy Award and Golden ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Janet Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Tupac Shakur, Maya Angelou, Billy Zane, + more

Initial Release: 1993

Directed by: John Singleton

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#27 on List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#67 on The Best Movies of 1993

#2 on The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked

#8 on The 25+ Best Movies for Black Women

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Above the Rim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tupac Shakur Movies
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Above the Rim is a 1994 American drama directed by Jeff Pollack. The screenplay was written by Pollack and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper, from a story by Pollack and Benny Medina. Starring Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon Robinson and Marlon Wayans, the film tells the story of a promising New York City high school basketball star and his relationships with two people; one a drug dealer and the other a basketball star now employed as a security guard at his former high school. The movie was shot in Harlem with various scenes in the movie filmed at Manhattan Center high school in East Harlem. Some of the basketball scenes were filmed at Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, NY. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans, Wood Harris, Henry Simmons, + more

Initial Release: 1994

Directed by: Jeff Pollack

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#65 on List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#82 on The Best Movies of 1994

#17 on 30+ Great Movies About Urban Teens

#7 on The 30+ Best Black Sports Movies Ever Made

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Gridlock'd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tupac Shakur Movies
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Gridlock'd is a 1997 comedy-drama film starring Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, and Thandie Newton. It was the directorial debut of Vondie Curtis-Hall, who also wrote the story and screenplay, and had a small part in the film. The film's opening was relatively low, despite critical acclaim; its opening weekend netted only $2,678,372 and it finished with a little over $5.5 million. The film paid tribute to star Tupac Shakur, who had been murdered four months prior to the film's release. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Lucy Liu, Tupac Shakur, Thandie Newton, Tim Roth, John Sayles, + more

Initial Release: 1997

Directed by: Vondie Curtis-Hall

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