Hip Hop Movies

Hip Hop Movies
List of the best hip hop movies selected by visitors to our site: 8 Mile, Circumstance, Elsa & Fred, Breakin', Beat Street, Straight Outta Compton, Big Fun in the Big Town, All Eyez on Me, House Party, Mogul Mowgli.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Markimdb: 5.8
CountryFrance, USA, Iran
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotObsession, Friendship, Love triangle, Hip Hop, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's newfound conservatism.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico
CharactersArtists, Terminally ill, Old man, Cats
PlotLove, Death, Vacation, Hip Hop
PlaceItaly, England, China
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

Aged, embittered widower, Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly yet vibrant neighbor, Elsa. Upon learning Elsa is terminally ill, Fred takes her to the Fontana di Trevi in Rome in order to reenact her favorite scene from ‘La Dolce Vita’.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, musical
CharactersCinderella, Friends, Street children, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship, Rivalry

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music
CharactersDJs, Punks, Artists
PlotDancing, Music, Art, Chase, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, College, Metro, New York

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Rappers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Travel, Music, Art, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, USA, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, music

New York, 1986: a city of big dreams and equally big problems. Like New York itself, hip-hop music encompassed both of these human conditions. But hip-hop and its cultural birthplace shared other important characteristics, too: the desire to always be original, a hustle-to-survive ambition, and — if the stars aligned — the ability to come out on top, no matter what the odds. Big Fun in the Big Town is about hip-hop when artistry in the game was still at its center. When skills, not hype, got you your first record deal. When Run-DMC took the reins from Doug E Fresh and Grandmaster Flash, paving the way for hundreds of other hitmakers to follow. When a chart-topping LL Cool J still lived with his Grandmother. When the Latin Quarter was the club to be at on any weekend night. And when artists from all backgrounds could taste their own pop chart dreams, just beyond their reach but still seemingly attainable.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Hip Hop
PlacePrison, USA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Tupac rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
PlotHip Hop
PlaceSchool, Party

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behavior.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Zed, a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour, when a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fascinating

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CharactersTeens, Police, Pupils, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Cheating, Undercover
PlaceSchool, Party

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, music
PlotFriendship, Internet, Hip Hop, Dreams

When an aspiring rapper goes viral for the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is sunk. But a wild party gives him one more chance to make it right.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersCats, Singers
PlotMusic, Success, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotHip Hop, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star general and Secretary of Defense George Deckert (played by Willem Dafoe).

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredocumentary, music, history
CountryFrance, USA

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop | Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life--and the outsiders who studied and admired them--Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where style was born on the black and brown side of town.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Artists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Death, Success, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Heavy, Serious

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersJournalists, Comedians
PlotHip Hop
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleLight, Soulful, Smart, Tense, Explicit scenes

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancé talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, military
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Military, Surgeons
PlotWar, Treasures
PlaceIraq, Deserts
StyleTense, Black humor, Makes me think, Disturbing

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Ballet, Hip Hop
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CharactersLosers, Poor
PlotFriendship, Weapon, Uprising
PlaceGhetto, France
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family, music
CharactersTeens, Family, Rappers, Friends, Artists
PlotDancing, Hip Hop, Rivalry

The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Disney Channel original movie.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Germany, USA, Japan
CharactersDogs, Samurai, Mafia, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Hip Hop
StyleAction, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, music
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Dreams
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Cowboys, Thieves
PlotDancing, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotCars, Chase, Hip Hop
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are actually working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes to bring Verone down.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop
PlaceSchool, USA

While attending college in Cape Town, Melea Martin feels constrained by the school's strict policies, and decides to set out on her own. Searching for a way to use her talents as a dancer and inspire the community around her, Melea rents a failing theater in order to put on a Hip-Hop Romeo and Juliet performance. But much like the Capulets and Montagues, conflicts between cast members threaten to bring the whole performance to a halt...

Markimdb: 2.9
Genredrama, music, biography
PlotMusic, Hip Hop
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Serious

The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CharactersFamily, Friends, Billionaires, Orphans, Foster children
PlotDancing, Music, Chase, Hip Hop, Adoption
PlaceHelicopters, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

Markimdb: 7.3
CountryNetherlands, United Kingdom
PlotFriendship, Love with age difference, Uprising
PlaceSchool, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Serious

Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.