Hip Hop Movies

Hip Hop Movies
List of the best hip hop movies selected by visitors to our site: 8 Mile, Circumstance, Step Up All In, Annie, I'm Still Here, Elsa & Fred, Spa Night, Hamilton, The FP, Beats.

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

Genre
Country
8 Mile (2002)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

Circumstance (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, USA, Iran

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

Step Up All In (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

Annie (2014)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

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.

I'm Still Here (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.

Elsa & Fred (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico

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’.

Spa Night (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.

Hamilton (2020)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, musical, biography, history
CountryUSA

Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.

The FP (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA

Two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park -- a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revolution."

Beats (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.

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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an international competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams.

Blindspotting (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.

Empire (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

Dope (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Take the 10 (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A day in the life of two best friends, a drug dealer, and a store manager collide at a hip-hop concert in the Inland Empire.

Battle of the Year (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.

Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:12

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.

Dear White People (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world.

Moonwalker (1988)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".

Friday (1995)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.

Locked Down (2010)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:28

Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts champion, Danny devises a scheme to bring justice and innocence to his family's name, if he can get out of the cage alive.

Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are assigned a big case they must work out whether they want to solve the case or follow their hearts.

Cool as Ice (1991)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Johnny, a freewheeling, motorcycle-riding musician, rolls into a small town with his band, and meets Kathy, an honor student who catches his eye. Meanwhile, Kathy's father, after being in the Witness Protection Program, is finally found by the two corrupt cops he escaped from years ago, who claim he owes them a lot of money.

War Machine (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Belly (1998)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign last?

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom & pop establishments with name-brand chains. The world changes, but some things never go out of style--from current events and politics to relationships and love, you can still say anything you want at the barbershop.

Let It Shine (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

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.

Loiter Squad (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Loiter Squad is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce from the Los Angeles hip hop group Odd Future. The show regularly features other members of the group as well. Jeff Tremaine, Shanna Zablow, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Lance Bangs, Nick Weidenfeld and Keith Crofford are the show's executive producers. The show is produced by Dickhouse Entertainment for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. The show's second season made its debut on March 10, 2013.




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